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    Geppetto Catering Pumpkin Carving Contest

    Last updated 4 days ago

    Announcing the first annual Geppetto Catering Pumpkin Carving Contest!! The winner will receive a Dinner for 12!! All entries due by: October 30th. We announce the winner on Halloween!! Good luck!  

    Email: sbindeman@geppettocatering.com or call: 301-927-8800 for your Entry Form and to schedule your free pumpkin delivery.

    Congratulations Chief Cathy Lanier for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Congratulations Chief Cathy Lanier for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award last evening at the Embassy of Canada!! An incredible honor and well-deserved recognition! Congrats again!  

    For Love of Children Book Drive

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Geppetto Catering is collecting books: “For Love of Children” Book Drive! See the full list of book requests below. We are accepting all donations NOW until November 13th.

    Can’t bring the books to us? Don’t worry! We’ll pick them up! Send us an email you have a book donation and one of our drivers will swing by (within 45 miles of our office). Please help us support this incredible organization!!

    Email: sbindeman@geppettocatering.com or call 301-927-8800

     

    FLOC Book Festival Wish List

    Lower Elementary

    -          Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg

    -          Chicka Chicka Boom Boom ­– John Archambault

    -          Oh No! (or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) (and sequel, Not Again!) – Mac Barnett

    -          The Magic School Bus Series – Joanna Cole and Bruce Degan

    -          Grace for President – Kelly DiPucchio

    -          Are you my Mother? – PD Eastman

    -          Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 – Brian Floca

    -          The Snowy Day – Ezra Jack Keats

    -          Stars – Mary Lyn Ray

    -          Tia Esa Wants a Car – Meg Medina

    -          Niño Wrestles the World – Yuji Morales

    -          H.O.R.S.E – Christopher Myers

    -          Thunder Rose – Jerdine Nolen and Kadir Nelson

    -          If you Give a Mouse a Cookie – Laura Joffe Numeroff

    -          The Magic Tree House Series – Mary Pope Osborne

    -          Amelia Bedilia – Peggy Parish

    -          Junie B. Jones – Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus

    -          The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter

    -          The Dot Peter H. Reynolds

    -          Dragons Love Tacos – Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri

    -          Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

    -          The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham, Et. al – Dr. Seuss

    -          The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein

    -          Charlotte’s Web – EB White

    -          Papá and Me – Arthur Dorros

    -          Rain – Linda Ashman

    -          Pelé, King of Soccer – Monica Brown

    -          Freedom on the Menu: the Greensboro Sit-ins – Carole Boston Weatherford

    -          Rosa – Nikki Giovanni

    -          Love to Langston – Tony Medina

    -          This is Our Earth – Laura Benson

    -          This School is Not White: a true history of the civil rights movement – Doreen Rappaport

    -          Read and Rise – Sandra Pinkney

    -          I Can Make a Difference – Marian Wright Edelman

    -          Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – abridged by Chris Van Wyk

    -          Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type – Doreen Cronin

    -          Let’s Go See, Papa – Lawrence Schimel

    -          Jalapeño Bagels – Natasha Wing

    -          Wind Flyers – Angela Johnson

    -          John Henry – Julius Lester

    -          Si, Se Puede. Yes We Can – Diana Cohn

    -          When Marian Sang  Pam Munoz Ryan

    -          Clemente! – David Maraniss

    -          The Streets are Free  - Kurusa

    -          When the Beat was Born – Laban Karrick Hill

    Upper Elementary and Middle School

    -          Hold Fast – Blue Balliett

    -          Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing – Judy Blume

    -          Through my Eyes – Ruby Bridges

    -          The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

    -          Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

    -          Harriet the Spy – Louise Fitzhugh

    -          The Clubhouse Mysteries (Series) – Sharon Draper

    -          Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney

    -          The Giver – Lois Lowry

    -          Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell

    -          Wonder – RJ Palacio

    -          The Adventures of Captain Underpants – Dav Pilkey

    -          Sahara Special – Esme Raji Codell

    -          The Westing Game – Ellen Raskin            

    -          The Lightning Thief  (or others in the Percy Jackson Series) – Rick Riordan

    -          Harry Potter Series – J.K Rowling

    -          Esperanza Rising – Pam Munoz Ryan

    -          Holes –Louis Sachar

    -          Maniac Magee – Jerry Spinelli

    -          One Crazy Summer – Rita Williams-Garcia

    -          Ender’s Game (1st in a series) – Orson Scott Card

    -          Hatchet (1st in a series) – Gary Paulsen

    -          The Maze Runner (1st in a series) – James Dashner

    -          Scrawl – Mark Shulman

    -          I Am The Messenger – Markus Zusak

    -          Bud, not Buddy – Christopher Paul Curtis

    -          The Honeybee Man – Lela Nargi

    -          Black Canary – Jane Louise Curry

    -          Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer (series) – John Grisham

    -          Henry Huggins (series) – Beverly Cleary

    -          The Great Greene Heist – Varian Johnson

    -          Josephine - Patricia Hruby Powell

    -          Geeks, Girls & Secret Identities – Mike Jung

    -          Run for Your Life – Marilyn Levy

    -          Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope – Beverly Naidoo

    -          Oh, Freedom – Casey King

    -          Becoming Naomi Leon – Pam Munoz Ryan

    • Cesar: Si, Se Puede – Carmen Bernier-Grand

    -          First Day in Grapes – L. King Perez

    -          Murals: Walls that Sing – George Ancona

    High School

    -          The Battle of Jericho – Sharon Draper

    -          Copper Sun – Sharon Draper

    -          We Beat the Streets – Sharon Draper

    -          The Pact – Sampson Davis

    -          Day of Tears – Julius Lester

    -          Bad Boy: A Memoir – Walter Dean Myers

    -          The Autobiography of Malcolm X – Alex Haley/Malcolm X

    -          Before we were Free – Julia Alvarez

    -          Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida – Victor Martinez

    -          The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian – Sherman Alexie

    October Monthly Special

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Order our October Monthly Special. Choose between our Roasted Apple Chicken with Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares for dessert. Or, refreshing Crunchy Salmon Vegetable Salad with a side of Candied Sweet Potatoes. 

    Capital Area Food Bank Empty Bowls

    Last updated 18 days ago

    Capital Area Food Bank’s Empty Bowl’s is tomorrow, October 8th! Bringing the community together through art, a bowl of soup and the desire to help in the struggle against hunger. The beautiful hand crafted bowls are a reminder of the 680,000 empty bowls in our region. For just $25, guests enjoy a meal of soup and bread, and take home hand-made ceramic bowls created by local artists.

    Register here: bit.ly/1xq1Pse

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