|SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER!
Think of Summer ... Hot, Cool and Something a Little Different.
Summer vacation is finally here. All those hours daydreaming in class are behind you, for a couple months at least. Now what are you going to do? Here are projects you will enjoy while making a difference in the lives of people in your community.
a Visit the Elderly: Perform a dance, sing a song, read a book or draw pictures.
a Clean a Beach: Bring friends to pick up trash on a local beach. Check with the local community: Maybe you could put out a trash can and empty it when needed.
a Help the Homeless: Your old clothes and toys can really help people less fortunate than yourself. Find out about making or serving food in a shelter.
a Cheer a neighbor: Paint an old fence or plant some pretty flowers to help cheer up someone who cant do those things themselves. Ask before you start.
Marts plan to deposit one of its massive ugly boxes on the narrow swath of land called Kent Island.
Smoooooth Summer Shakes
Spirited Strawberry Shake
- 1&Mac218;2 cup mashed ripe strawberries
- 1&Mac218;2 pint strawberry ice cream
- 1 cup milk
1&Mac218;2 teaspoon almond extract
Blend ingredients in blender until smooth. Serves 2.
- 1 cup milk
- 1&Mac218;2 cup chocolate syrup
- 1&Mac218;8 teaspoon orange extract
- 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 cups chilled sparkling water
Combine first 3 ingredients, divide among 4 glasses.
Add 1 scoop of ice cream to each glass and fill with sparkling water.
Recipes by Laura Kramer, Alternate Maryland Dairy Princess.
Whats a palindrome?
A palindrome is a number that reads the same forward and backward such as 33 or 868.
Not all numbers are palindromes, but with some addition many can be made into one.
Example: 423 + 324 = 747.
By writing 423 backwards (324) and adding it to 423, you have a one step palindrome.
Some numbers take 2, 3, 4 or more steps to become a palindrome. Just keep turning the new number backwards and adding.
For more fun, look for words that are palindromes, like pop and race car.
Can you write a sentence thats a palindrome?
Madam, Im Adam.
Who ever said that math isnt fun?
Mucking in the Marsh
By Ariel Brumbaugh
At 6:00 one evening in May, I waited at the bridge in Fairhaven to lead a group of neighbors and friends in cleaning up the marsh in our community.
This was my community service project. I had to gather information, interview an expert in my area of learning, write a four-paragraph essay, chart, take notes and do all the other things an eighth grader has to do in order to pass into high school.
The most important part of my project was to clean a marsh. I would learn about marsh conservation as well as help my community. Later I would present my project in Science Fair form at school.
When nine people, myself included, had gathered, I handed out gloves, trash bags, shovels, rakes and other tools for reaching trash. We worked our way around the edge of a very muddy wetland. We waded up past our knees into mud that smelled of rotten eggs. A few shoes were lost and retrieved as we fought with tires that just didnt want to come out of the mud.
In all, we collected three tires (one inflated, two not), a box of ammunition, more balls than we could count (Bay Weeklys Max would have liked to be with us) and so many bottles and metal containers we had trouble carrying our trash bags. The fun ended when we ran out of bags and bug spray.
So, lugging 12 bags behind us, we piled into the back of the van for the very smelly ride home.
A special thanks to Kathy Gramp, Mike Brewer, Mary Brewer, Eric Smith, Leslie Smith, Sonia and Dave Linebaugh, Jack Brumbaugh and Emelia Brumbaugh for helping make Marsh Clean-up Day a success.
Battle in the Creek
Sun. June 11(2-3:30pm)- Find creatures with daggers for hands and bodies of armor. Get wet and muddy as you explore life in Battle Creek. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Port Republic. rsvp: 410/535-5327.
Mon. June 12 (10:30am)- Looking for a special gift for a special Dad? Create a terrific tie hell never forget.Preschoolers. Zany Brainy, Harbour Center, Annapolis: 410/266-1447.
Campout, Moms & Sons
June 16-17 (6pm-12 noon)-Fish, swim, hike, enjoy campfire fun and get lots to eat while camping with your mom. Bring tent and sleeping bag. Ages 8-15. $25.00. Kings Landing Park, Dunkirk: rsvp: 410/535-2661.
Summer Fun 2000
Amazing feats of comedy, Puppet creatures, Magical Music, a Science Potpourri. Enjoy all this and more at Calvert Countys Public Libraries. All ages. Free: 301/ 855-1862.
Sports, field trips, arts and crafts and just some of the fun activities offered at Anne Arundel County Summer Activity Centers this summer. rsvp:
Discover Baltimores Walters Art Gallery this summer. Artward Bound features Lively Landscapes and An Eye For Detail, special exhibitions for all ages. Artpacks on hand will help guide kids and parents. Then drop by the craft tables to make a landscape treasure of your own: 410/547-
The Calvert Soccer Association hosts its 12th annual British Soccer Camp for 3 separate weeks beginning June 26, July 3 & July10.
Have lots of fun while you sharpen your skills and improve your game. Expert coaches guide you through a week-long soccer camp. New specialty camps are included this summer. Ages 4-18. Locations throughout Calvert County. Full and half day programs. Call Leslie Boone 410/535-9145.