Not Just for Kids

PFD Panda Says:
Save A Life: Wear Your PFD & Be Smart About Boats

courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard


Boaters have special names for parts of a boat and the equipment they use. PFDs, for example, are personal flotation devices (like a lifejacket). This week is National Safe Boating Week, so remember that to be a safe boater, you must be a smart boater.


Read the words and definitions below. Then help PFD Panda label the boat to the right - and its parts.


Kids' Calendar

Flip for Fingerboards Fri. May 28 (7pm)-Zany Brainy pulls out Fingerboards to show you how to use mini skateboards on tabletops, in cars and in driveways. Plus, try out small accessories. Zany Brainy, Annapolis Harbour Center: 410/266-1447.

See Frogs Before They Croak Sat. May 29 (2-3:30pm)-Kids ages 6-9 explore puddles to learn how larvae grow into amphibians. Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby. $3 w/member discount; rsvp: 410/535-5327.

Kids Angle for Fish Sun. May 30 (10-1)-Kids under age 16 fish for prizes in the 4th Annual Kids' Fishing Derby. Bring your own gear or use what's there. Weather dependent. Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Pt. Rd., Marbery. Free: 301/888-1410.

Night Hike Sun. May 30 (7-9pm)-Prowl trails in search of things that go hop, croak and splash in the night on a Full Moon Hike led by a naturalist. Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Pt. Rd., Marbery. Free: 301/888-1410.

Picnic with Teddy Tues. June 1 (10am)-Bring stuffed bears to a teddy bear picnic full of stories, crafts and a special snack. Barnes & Noble, Annapolis Harbour Center: 410/573-1115.

Alligator Talk Tues. June 1 (7pm)-Kids in grades 1-3 talk about the book Zack's Alligator by Shirley Mozelle in the Kids' Discussion Group. Borders, Bowie: 301/352-5560.

The Buzz About Bees Thurs. June 3-Tiny explorers ages 2-3 learn about honey bees with worker bee role-playing, story, song, puppets, craft and learning colors. 10-10:30am @ Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Port Republic. rsvp: 410/535-5327.

Go Fish Sat. June 5 (10am)-Grab a pole and head to the fishing hole for the Kids' All-American Fishing Derby, open to ages 5-16. Hance Pond, Prince Frederick. rsvp: 410/586-1101.

Loco for Legos Thru June 9 (store hours)-Lego mania runs wild at Be Beep's Lego Expo. Guess the number of blocks in the 6-foot-tall Lego dragon on display and win Lego sets, plus win a prize for displaying your Lego creations if you bring them in before May 28. Be Beep, Severna Park Annapolis: 410/544-1844 (Severna Park) 410/224-4066 (Annapolis).

1. bow
2. cleat
3. marine radio
4. port
5. life jacket
6. buoy
7. stern
8. compass
9. anchor
10. wheel
11. starboard
12. deck
13. propeller

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Volume VII Number 21
May 27 - June 2, 1999
New Bay Times

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