The Poetry Corner
This weeks guest poet is 6-year-old Emily Kehne from Vienna, VA.
What is for the animals?
What grows on the land?
What has lots of trees?
What doesnt have sand?
You said it! Can you say it loud?
Hey! That cloud looks like you!
Are you a poet or writer? Send us your short stories, poems and/or drawings for publication. Make sure you include your full name, your age, phone number and where you live. Send it to: New Bay Times Kids PO Box 358 Deale, MD 20751.
Send us your dolphin drawings! Drawing Contest
You can win free tickets, compliments of the National Aquarium in Baltimore, to see its new dolphin show called Coastal Connections: Dolphins at Our Shores! Read our weekly fact about your coastal neighbors, the dolphins, and draw a dolphin at work or play. Mail to NBT Dolphins, P.O. Box 358, Deale MD 20751.
Did You Know... that dolphins dorsal fin (on their backs) acts like a keel to keep them from rolling, and their two pectoral flippers (on either side) help steer.
Pet Flash Corn Dog?
Lulu, this 11-year-old white mutt with brown spots, has a hankering for corn on the cob.
"Lulu just looked longingly at me while we were eating corn on the cob one day," says companion Susan Brown. "So I asked her if she wanted some and she tried to take it out of my hand. I said no, no, like this and showed her how you go crunch, crunch, crunch while rotating the cob. Then I held it down again, and she nibbled away. She cant hold it though."
Lulu also enjoys carrots and lima beans, and opens doors to let herself out.
Adventuresome Playthings Fri. March 19 (10am)-Pretend its bedtime and settle in for a reading of John Praters new book On Top of the World, the story about some toys nighttime adventure. Barnes & Noble, Annapolis Harbour Center: 410/573-1115.
Bond with Nature Fri. March 19 (10:30am & 1pm)-Kids ages 3-5 experience nature through a seasonal craft, nature story and garden walk. Tawes Garden, Tawes Bldg., Annapolis. Free; rsvp: 410/260-8189.
Hear a Story, Help Somebody Fri. March 19 (7-8pm)-Settle in at First Book Story Hour to hear Ms. Evalyn read Jez Alboroughs My Teddy while helping the less fortunate. Money raised at story hour benefits First Book, the national non-profit that puts books in the hands of needy kids. Barnes & Noble, Annapolis Harbour Center: 410/573-1115.
Prize Pigs, Ribbon Recipes & Young Love March 19-21 (7pm FSa; 2pm Su)-Take a trip to the State Fair, Childrens Theatre of Annapolis production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway musical. An Iowa farm family goes to the state fair, and while parents compete for blue ribbons, 2 teens find love. Pascal Center, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold. $8 w/discounts: 410/757-2281.
Bodacious Birds Sat. March 20 (11-noon)-Kids ages 4-6 see what makes birds unique and find out how to help. Patuxent Research Refuge N. Tract, Rt. 198 btwn. BW Pkwy. & Rt. 32. Free; rsvp: 410/674-3304.
Stump Puppetry Sat. March 20 (1-1:30pm)-Kids ages 3-8 learn about nature by watching Tree Stump Puppet Theatre. Bring a parent. Watkins Nature Center, Upper Marlboro. $2; rsvp: 301/249-6202.
Easter Eggs for Breakfast March 20 & 27, April 3 (9am)-Do breakfast with Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny and cast of Talent Machine Co. at the Very Important Bunny Breakfast. Buddys Crabs & Ribs, 100 Main St., Annapolis. $9.95: 410/956-0512.
Experience the Poland of Old March 21, April 18 & May 2 (1-4pm)- Check out Polish art and artifacts in Walters Art Gallerys new exhibit, Land of the Winged Horsemen: Art in Poland, 1572-1764. Kids explore heraldry and tapestry design in Renaissance Court. See Good Bay Times for more fun. WAG, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. $4 ages 6-17; $10 adults; kids under age 6 free; group discounts: 410/547-9000.
Preschoolers Storytime March 23 & 25 (10:30am)-Preschool kids
find something to do with their mornings in Borders Preschoolers Storytime.
Carol tells springtime stories March 23 and Miss Terry tells colorful stories
(wear your favorite colors). March 25. Borders, Bowie: 301/352-5560.