Not Just for Kids

Who says kids shouldn't be able to party on New Year's Eve?

Certainly not First Night Annapolis. That's the group that's sponsoring a huge celebration in downtown Annapolis on New Year's Eve. From the early afternoon until the wee hours of the morning, Annapolis is full of things for you to do.

Even if you get too tired to stay up late for the midnight fireworks, there's plenty of other things to make your trip worthwhile. Some of the fun you can have:

There are also clowns, acrobats, street magicians, plays, storytelling, music and more scattered all over the place.

It all starts at 3pm and ends at midnight. Politely urge your parents to get there early; you'll need to if you're going to do everything you want to do. For ticket information ($14) and other important stuff, check out the entry on the next page.

­ by Mark Burns

It's Time to Make New Year's Resolutions!

When the year turns a new leaf, people like to think they will, too. They shape their hopes and wishes into "Resolutions." Susan Seddon at Conflict Resolution Center suggests five steps to making resolutions stick: 1) Decide what's important to you; 2) Be specific. Break your resolution into tiney, do-able pieces; 3) Make it an everyday thing; 4) When you mess up, don't beat yourself up;

5) Ask somebody­family or friend­to help.

Are you making any resolutions? Our sources - including New Bay Times' big dog, Max - tell us they wish you'd include these resolutions on your list:

Kids' Calendar

Bedtime Stories Mon. Jan. 4 (7pm)-Jump into your jammies and enjoy an evening storytime of Winter Tales. Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, 269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis: 410/222-1770.

Puppets Teach Tots Jan. 5 & 9 (10-10:30am)-Kids ages 2-3 get a fun education in nature as puppets talk about how creatures cope with winter. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Port Republic. Free; rsvp: 410/535-5327.

Search for Seasonal Signs Jan. 5 & 16 (10-11am & 2-3pm Jan. 5; 11-noon Jan. 16)-Kids ages 4-5 take a winter walk to search for signs of the season. Learn about animals that stick around even when it's cold. Story, snack and craft included. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Port Republic. $3 w/discounts; rsvp: 410/535-5327.

Cozy Indoor Fun Jan. 6, 13, 20 & 27 (10am)-Kids ages 2-6 warm up from blustery winter weather with stories, songs, fingerplays and easy crafts. Broadneck Library, 1275 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis: 410/222-1905.

Get Jiggy With It Fri. Jan. 8 (8-11pm)-Middle school kids get jiggy at a co-ed dance sponsored by Calvert's Southern Community Center. You need a school ID to get in. Southern Community Center, Lusby. $3 at door; $2 in advance: 410/586-1101.

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VolumeVI Number 51
December 23, 1998 - January 6, 1999
New Bay Times

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