Not Just for Kids

We All Scream For Ice Cream Month

Happy National Ice Cream Month! July is also National Hot Dog Month, National Picnic Month and National Baked Bean Month, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture Web site. Celebrate with ice cream, made magically with things already around your house. Or, for another cool treat, try B&K's Watermelon Slushy recipe. Both are easy to make and fun on a hot summer's day.

Where does your favorite flavor rank? Top Flavors of Ice Cream Sold

B&K's Watermelon Slushy


Barbara Warner, the "B" of B&K, suggests 1 tablespoon lemon: "I like it more tart." Her sister Kristin (yes, the "K"), uses about 2 teaspoons: "You don't want to put in more lemon because then you have to add in more sugar to balance it out."

Combine all ingredients and add to blender. K says "You'll hear the blender making all this noise because it's hitting ice; when it's smooth, you'll know all the ice is chopped up." Mix and enjoy!

Ice Cream in a Bag


1. Add milk, vanilla and sugar into one bag. Seal tightly.

2. Place the ice cubes and salt in another bag.

3. Place the milk, vanilla and sugar bag into the ice cubes and salt bag. Seal tightly.

4. When the milk turns into ice cream, open the outer bag and pull out the inner - ice cream - bag.


Presto! Ice Cream to eat!


Recipe taken from Kids in the Kitchen, 4-H recipes.

Kids' Calendar

Zany Carnival Aug. 1 (10-noon)-Aug. 2 (noon-2)-Kids 4 and up celebrate the last of the summer months with face painting fun, brain-busting Game Wheelies, tricky triazzles, contests and more at Annapolis' Zany Brainy. free: 410/266-1447.

Butterfly Walk Sun. Aug. 2 (8:30-1am)-Ages 8 and up with adult discover the butterfly ecosystem role and learn to identify common Maryland species. Bring binoculars, field guide and water for this 2.5 mile hike at Patuxent Research Refuge's North Tract. free, rsvp: 410/674-3304.

Alligators, Iguanas Constrictors, Oh My! Aug. 4-5 (10:30am and 2pm)-Reptile World arrives in Chesapeake Country when kids meet worldly creatures. Tues. morning at Prince Frederick Rescue Squad; afternoon at Dunkirk Fire Department. Wed. morning at Northeast Community Center; afternoon at Southern Community Center. free: 410/535-0291.

Hurricane Hunters Sat. August 8 (2-3)-Join local weatherman Floyd Abell at the Battle Creek Cypress Swamp when he talks of how hurricanes get their start, why they develop and their potential for destruction on the East Coast. Bonus: hurricane tracking chart to plot 1998 tropical occurrences. All ages, free: 410/535-5327.

Mom's Helpers 101 ... Sat. Aug. 8 (10-2)-Kids ages 9 to 12 train to be Mother's Helpers with info on responsibilities, child development, indoor and outdoor safety and fun activities.

Or Babysitters Class Sun. August 9 (2-6pm)-Babysitters ages 13 and up learn about child development, dealing with difficult situations, marketing and more. Bonus: certification upon completion.

Both classes: Bring bag lunch or snack to YWCA on 1517 Ritchie Highway. $25 w/full member discount, rsvp: 410/626-7800.

Marshy Hike Sun. Aug 9 (1-2pm)-Introduce yourself to the ecology of freshwater tidal wetlands at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian. $2.50 w/age discounts, rsvp: 410/741-9330.

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VolumeVI Number 30
July 30 - August 5, 1998
New Bay Times

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