Not Just for Kids

A Trip Down Dad's Memory Lane

Have fun with your dad making a father-son or father-daughter booklet, a memory keepsake made through learning about your dad when he was your age.


Here's how:

1. Make a list of things you would like to learn about your dad when he was your age.

Add your own ideas.


2.Use your list of ideas to answer questions yourself.

3. Interview your Dad. Write down his answers. Ask him to tell a story about something you think is neat. For example, if he says he loved the Baltimore Orioles as a kid, ask him if he ever went to a game. What was it like at Memorial Stadium?


4.Add your own similar stories. Compare 1998 to your dad's time. What's different now?


5. Compile everything into a booklet. Type or write neatly on eachpage. Add pictures if you like.


6.Wrap it for Dad and wish him a Happy Father's Day!


Bonus Ideas:

Two of a Kind

by Ariel Brumbaugh


My dad and I have a lot of differences, yet we are alike in a lot of ways. Besides the obvious sameness that runs throughout our whole family, my dad and I have something special in common that is unique. We are both very much into the violin. Both my father and I play in bands and also study privately. This is a natural interest that has run through our family for generations. We also like hiking and camping. We go on many nature related trips together. We are into calligraphy and the art of writing. We look alike and are also into the same hobbies. I am glad my dad is my dad.

Ariel, age 11, and her dad, Jack Brumbaugh, did a sample of our Father's Day activity:


Favorites Ariel Dad @ age 11
Color Silver Red
T.V. show Blues Clues The Rifleman
Movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail Thunderball
Food Mexican Pizza
Musical artist Celine Dion The Beatles
Holiday Christmas Christmas
School St. Anne's Day School American School of Vientiane, Laos
Hobbies Playing in a violin quartet Collected rocks, played guitar


Kids' Calendar

Shining Starz to the Right June 26-27, July 2-3, 9-11 (7:30pm) plus matinees on June 27-28, July 5, 11 & 12 (2pm)-Travel to the second star to the right - Never Neverland - with the Talent Machine Company's second summer production, Peter Pan. Revisit the boy who never wants to grow up, Captain Hook, Wendy, pirates, indians and the whole gang in this magical (inside tip: kids even fly!) performance. $12 w/age discounts. See both @ Francis Scott Key auditorium, St. Johns College, Annapolis: 410/956-0512.

Explore Grandma's Trunk Thurs. June 25 (10-11:15am)-Ages 6 and up jump into their grandparents' time when they take a look at clothes their grandmother might have worn - from early 20th century swimming suit to sports costumes - at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. free, groups of 5+ rsvp: 410/257-3892.

Talented Teens at Toads Fri. June 26 (6:30-10:30 pm)-Delight in teenage talent, from music to poets to novelty acts and more, at the first Toadstool Coffeehouse Teen Talent Showcase at the Arnold YWCA. $5: 410/626-7800.

Elementary, My Dear Wishbone June 26 (7pm or 2pm) June 26-27-Ages 6 and up earn a Wishbone Detective Badge by solving tricky Wishbone mysteries at Annapolis' Zany Brainy. free: 410/266-1447.

Dance Yourself Into This Corner

Be somebody

Dance for Free Application deadline Mon. June 22 (4pm)-Anne Arundel girls and boys ages 9 to 13 who show motivation, potential and financial need as well as a ballet interest can earn 1998-99 tuition scholarships to the Ballet Theatre of Annapolis' Ballet School: 410/263-8289.


Call to dancing campers

Twinkle Toes Thursdays June 25-July 30 (11:30--2:15)-Kids learn ballet through YWCA with this six session class, which includes basic theory, terminology, barre, stretch and position at the Carter School of Dance Studio, Severa Park. $45 w/discounts, rsvp: 410/626-7800.

You Can Dance Too Wednesdays June 24-July 29 (10:30-11:15am) or Thursdays June 25-July 30 (9:30-10:15am for experienced dancers; 10:30-11:15am for beginners)-Bring ballet and tap to kids' (ages 3 to 5) dancing feet with Mary Carter's "I Can Dance" class. Wed. @ YWCA, Arnold; Thurs. @ Carter School of Dance Studio, Severna Park. $45 w/discounts, rsvp: 410/626-7800.

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VolumeVI Number 24
June 18-24, 1998
New Bay Times

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