Volume 12, Issue 11 ~ March 11-17, 2004

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Not Just for Kids

Ms. & Mr. Manners
What in the heck is THAT utensil for?
Illustrations and etiquette lessons courtesy of Jon D. Williams Cotillions

Only for a few hundred years have humans fed themselves with forks and spoons as well as knives and chopsticks. Since then, an amazing array of utensils has been devised. Today’s challenge: name the utensils; then set them up for a fancy dinner.

The place setting:

There can be as many different pieces of siverware as there are courses in a meal. Yikes! Where do you start? Always start from the outside and work your way in.

Hint: the oyster fork looks a little like a triton and a little like a spork.

Guess who has to set the table!
You do, and all the silver from the silver box is out for you to place. Do you recognize any of these utensils? Name them (from left to right). For help, use the following list:

Iced Beverage Spoon Fish Knife Fish Fork Soup Spoon
Oyster Fork Cheese Knife Salad Fork Teaspoon
Luncheon/Salad Knife Dinner Fork Butter Knife Relish Fork
Dinner Knife Sauce Ladle Carving Knife Carving Fork
Place Spoon for Dessert or Soup

Grab some paper and a pencil and test your knowledge!
When your done click here to check your answers!

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Kids’ Calendar

Friday March 12
Tye Dye Contest
Ages 8-14 create a one-of-a-kind T-shirt design and enter it into the contest. Supplies are provided, but bring your own plain white T-shirt. 7-8pm @ Southern Community Center, Appeal Ln. (off Rt. 765), Lusby. free: 410/586-1101.

Saturday, March 13
National Wildlife Refuge Birthday Party
Billy B, the Natural Science Song and Dance Man, celebrates the 101st birthday of the Patuxent Research Refuge with natural hikes, exhibits, lives animals and much more. 10am-3pm @ Refuge North Tract, Rt. 198 between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Rt. 32, Laurel. free: 301/497-5887 • www.patuxent.fws.gov.

Young Salts
Kids ages 4-6 learn about sharks, fossils, lighthouses and creatures in our salty neighbor, Chesapeake Bay. 10am-noon @ Calvert Marine Museum, off Rt. 2, Solomons. $10 w/member discount; rsvp: 410/326-2042 x 45 • www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Dinosaur Dig
Travel with Dr. Peter Kranz, an expert on dinosaur history in Maryland, to a nearby dig site and go on a fossil hunt. 10am @ Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis. $10w/member discount; parents free; rsvp: 410-990-1993 • www.theccm.com.

Mystery Adventure
Children 6-12 play detective at Calvert Library’s Super Sleuth Mystery Adventure. You can dress up as your favorite mystery character or create a disguise and unravel clues in mystery games.
–10-11am @ Southern Branch Library Southern Community Center, Appeal Ln. (off Rt. 765), Lusby: 410/326-5289.
–2-3pm @ Calvert Library, Duke St. off Rt. 2., Prince Frederick: 410-535-0291.

Woodcock Acrobats
Ranger Rick takes all ages out at dusk to witness the death-defying acrobatics of the American woodcock, a migratory bird that passes through Kinder Park Farm in late winter. 6:30pm @ Kinder Farm Park, Kinder Farm Park Rd., Millersville. free; rsvp: 410/222-6115 • www.kinderfarmpark.org.

Tuesday, March 16
Little Leprechauns
Ages 3-5 enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with games, activities and green refreshments. 10:30am @ Northeast Community Center, 4075 Rt. 261., Chesapeake Beach. $3: 410-257-2554.

Wednesday, March 17
Ages 2 to 6 listen to stories and explore the magic of books. 9:30am & 10:30am @ Broadneck Library, 1275 Green Holly Dr., off College Pkwy., Arnold. free: 410-222-1905 • www.aacpl.net.

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