|Discover your family history.
A fun way to learn about the past is to make a family tree. Start with yourself at the base of the tree and branch out from there. Include as many people as you can, seeing how far back you can trace your roots. Ask your parents and grandparents for help. They can be a key to unlocking your familys history.
Fill in the blanks to discover a family word.
_ r _ _ h _ r
g _ _ a _ _ _ c _ e
_ n _ _ s t _ _
d _ _ c _ _ d _ _ t
f _ _ i _ y
_ a r _ _ t
m _ _ r _ _ g _
b _ _ _ h
ANSWER: brother great uncle ancestor descendent family parent marriage birth
We Need a Home
Sun. Feb. 20 (11:30-12:30pm)-All animals need a home. Find out what you can do to help wildlife survive. Ages 5-7. Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel. free; rsvp: 301/497-5887.
A Teddy Bear Picnic
Fri. Feb. 25 (10am)-Everybody loves teddy bears. Listen to some beary good stories and enjoy a snack. Barnes and Noble, Harbour Center, Annapolis: 410/573-1115.
Tomahawks, Bows and Arrows
Sun. Feb. 27 (1-3pm)-Take a hike, gathering twigs and pebbles to make kid friendly Native American games and tools. Parents bring a pocket knife. Ages 6-10. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Port Republic. $3; rsvp: 410/535-5327.
Whats Springing up?
Tues. Feb. 29 (10:30am-noon)-Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring. Bring mom or dad and bundle up for a hike in the park to look for the first signs of spring. Bring a sandwich and well supply hot soup, a fun craft and story. Ages 3-5. Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown: 410/535-5327.
Dr. Seuss Across America
March 2-5-Kids all over the country take part in Read Across America. The program includes special giveaways, fun activites and classic Dr. Seuss tales. Sponsored by the National Education Association. Ages 4-6. Zany Brainy, Harbour Center Annapolis. 410/266-1447.
Helpers for Mom
Sat. March 4 (10am-1:30pm)-Have fun with kids. Become a mothers helper. Learn responsibilities, indoor/outdoor safety and fun activities. Ages 9-12. YWCA, Ritchie Hwy, Arnold. $20: 410/626-7800.
Sun. March 5 (2-5:30pm)-Babysitters learn about child development, fun activities for kids and how to deal with difficult situations. Certificates awarded. Ages 13+. YWCA, Ritchie Hwy, Arnold. $20: 410/626-7800.
Election Day Camp for Kids
Tues. March 7 (7am-6pm)-A full day of fun and activities is planned for a holiday camp. Bring a bag lunch, snacks provided. Grades K-6. South County Recreation Center, Harwood: 410/222-7313.
Calling American Girls
Sat. March 11 (2-4pm)-Read the American Girl series? Meet the author, Valerie Tripp. Watch the presentation of Molly and other dolls, a 1940s display, music and a craft activity. Bring an item to have autographed. Severna Park Library. rsvp: 410/222-6290.
Contest for Peace
By March 15-Middle school students, enter an essay contest featuring peace and social justice. Cash prizes awarded. Essays are double spaced, less than 1200 words and must be postmarked by March 15. Include cover sheet with name, address, phone number or email address and name of teacher if applicable. Mail to: Peace Essay Contest, 310 Riverview Ave., Annapolis, 21401: 410/263-7409.