Not Just for Kids
The How-To Cowboy Rides Again
This Weeks Secret, Magic, How-To Fun Trick:
How to Create Your Own Smiley Portfolio
Smiley is now a universal language with a gazillion font alphabet. Go to www.smileydictionary.com, download the smiley fonts to your computer and learn how and why French journalist Franklin Loufrani invented the Smiley in the 1970s.
But hey, you can create your own Smiley Portfolio using a standard computer graphic program (See humorous samples below). And, once you get the hang of it, you can create Smiley fonts for your own emotions, attitudes and feelings as well as those of your parents, relatives, pets, your school mascot, gym teacher, media specialist, principal and your friends and neighbors. Smiley on!
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This Weeks Kids Stuff
Fables Brought to Life
Kids 2+ enjoy favorite stories acted out on stage, such as Ant & the Grasshopper, Boy Who Cried Wolf and Tortoise and the Hare. Lunch noon (hot dog or PBJ, chips, drink, and dessert) & Show 12:30pm @ Chesapeake Music Hall, Buschs Frontage Rd., Annapolis. $12: 410/626-7515.
Africa Comes Alive
Kids of all ages join w/Ananse the spider and other characters thru African folk tales. 1-2pm & 2-3pm @ Chesapeake Childrens Museum, Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. free w/museum admission: 410/990-1993.
Veg Out for Winter
Kids 6-10 w/parentsWhile frost covers the outdoors, plant seeds indoors and start your own veggie garden. Transplant them outside when weather warms. 11am @ Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville. $10; rsvp: 410/798-5000
Prep Schools Open House
Kids Pre-KGrade 12 bring your families and tour the campus of College-Preparatory School, Calverton School. Meet w/teachers and students; learn what the school offers. 1pm @ Calverton School, Calverton School Rd., Huntingtown. rsvp: 301/855-1922 www.calvertonschool.org.
Kids ages 2 & 3 play a game of peek-a-boo and guess which eyes belong to which animal and where each animal lives. 10am @ Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Grays Rd. off Sixes Rd., Prince Frederick. $3 w/discounts; rsvp: 410/535-5327.
One Zillion Valentines
Kids ages 2-6 make a special valentine to take home after joining in Valentine Day stories, songs and poems. 2pm @ Severna Park Public Library, McKinsey Rd. off Ritchie Hwy.: 410/222-6290.