11 year old Indian Ringneck talking

11 year old Indian Ringneck talking

Datsun is a hand raised Indian Ringneck, he is very friendly and often comes out of his aviary for cuddles. He has a pretty good vocabulary, his favourite words are “hello” “what you doin?” “Come on” “come here” “hello darling” and making kissing noises.

The Parrot Pan and Toucan Steel Bands

The Parrot Pan and Toucan Steel Bands

Show Details

When: Sunday, Nov 6, 2016 4:30 PM (Doors open at 3:30 PM)
Door Time: 3:30 PM
Show Type: Reggae
Help Us Help Them – Benefiting Smith Mountain Lake Lions Scholorship Trust

Come hear The Parrot Pan and Toucan Steel Bands, one of the most popular performing ensemble groups in Franklin County, along with local jazz artist Bill Hoffman on guitar and the Calypso Island Horns on Sunday, November 6th.

Share the island sounds of the steel pan drum from Trinidad from this group that characterizes the vibrant arts scene in Franklin County. Join us as the music of the Islands fills the stage of the Harvester to benefit our own Franklin County students. The concert is at 4:30 with tickets at $15 each.

All the performers have generously given of their time and talent to benefit Franklin County student scholarships by preforming free for this event. Come join us and show our appreciation for their efforts to help our kids by attending the concert.

For the past 23 years, the SML Lions Club has been helping Franklin County High School students meet their post-high school educational goals. The program began solely for students attending 4-year Virginia colleges and universities directly after high school. Now it also serves students who take advantage of CCAP – the program that makes VA Western Community College available tuition-free to graduates of FCHS.

The original scholarship program has helped 81 FCHS seniors attend 17 Virginia public and private colleges and universities. Heather Kesler is typifies how a scholarship helps to fulfill a dream. When Kesler was in elementary school, her grandmother died from lymphoma, but she left a legacy with Kesler of wanting to help cancer patients. Kesler will graduate from the UVA School of Nursing in 2017 and plans to complete a graduate degree in nursing as a certified pediatric oncology nurse. As she says, “I am very grateful to the SML Lions Club for this opportunity. Without [this scholarship] I would not be able to be here at UVA fulfilling my dreams.”

In spring of 2016, the Scholarship Trust Board inaugurated a unique scholarship program. The Trust now awards Transfer Scholarships to students who plan to complete associate degrees at a community college and then transfer to a Virginia college or university where their financial aid provide support as they complete their four-year degree. For example, one of the applicants whose goal is to teach in elementary school says, “I am trying to be frugal with my undergraduate degree, hoping that I can get my masters’ degree right away.”

In addition to providing financial aid, the Scholarship Trust mentors each recipient through regular contact and encouragement. As Blanca Castaneda, a 2009 scholarship recipient, says, “Regardless of the struggles I have had to face, I continue to prevail because I know that individuals like you believe in me. Thank you so much for your continuous help.”

In partnership with the Smith Mountain Lake Lions Scholarship Trust, all profits raised from this concert will help us help FCHS students. Order your tickets on line or stop by the Harvester Performance Center, at 450 Franklin St, Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Music on November 6 will range from standard island tunes to Latin and jazz, rock, a few holiday favorites and of course Buffett! Join the fun under the direction of Richard ‘Pandaddy’ Rudolph on stage at the Harvester as you stretch these glorious summer days a bit longer.

16 week old White Bellied Caique Babies — Fina and Peaches

16 week old White Bellied Caique Babies — Fina and Peaches

Hi Everyone,
Thank You for visiting with my babies.
I am Rita from Rainbow Parrots.
Many of my babies go home to families who live in other states.
The purpose of my videos is to introduce my babies to their new families.
Each week as the babies grow and mature their new families get to know their personality.

I hope you all enjoy watching the babies as they grow each week.

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African Grey Parrots in the Wild

African Grey Parrots in the Wild

Grey Parrots (Psittacus erythacus) foraging and flying in Cameroon, Africa. To help save wild grey parrots, please support us by clicking on the DONATE button and learn more about what we’re doing for these birds at : http://www.en.unique-pet.ir/african-grey-parrots/