Not Just for Kids

Beating the Heat
with Junior Reporter Ariel Brumbaugh

To beat the summer heat, I eat ice cream - cookies & cream is my favorite - and drink lemonade. I talked to four others who are tired of this weather. Let's see what they have to say!

"When the sun burns hot, I take a dip in the creek."
- Nikki Marcnik, age 10 Deale Elementary


"In hot weather I go swimming."
- Sarah Brewer, age 11 Fairhaven School


"I like to get wet when it gets hot."
- Kym Wheeler, age 32 Smithsonian Archives, Washington, D.C.


"I drink lots of water & wear a hat to beat the summer heat."
- Margaret Knight, age 44 Owner of Bobeetza's Kitchen in Deale

Not enough to cool you off?

Try one of these easy recipes

Juice Popsicles

A nutritious treat for a hot summer day!

What you need:

Popsicle sticks
Juice (any kind, but I prefer grape juice)

Pour the juice into a cup. Put the popsicle stick in the juice. It will probably not stand up by itself. Tie two pieces of string around the popsicle stick and attach the ends to the inside of the freezer.

Home-Made Milkshake

The easiest, coolest treat and yummy too!

What you need:

Two scoops of your favorite ice cream
A cup of milk (this doesn't have to be exact)


Just mix them together in the blender - or with a spoon!

Word Scramble

While you brave the summer heat, munch on a few refreshing treats. Unscramble these words to find snacks to satisfy your growling tummy.

food graphic with scrambled words


Kids' Calendar

Kids' Cabaret July 29-Aug. 1 (7pm)-Fantasy becomes reality in songs and skits about pirates, cowboys, clowns & other childhood dreams. Take a peek at the old television show, The Wally the Worm Show, in Joe Thompson's Cabaret for Kids. Colonial Players, State Circle, Annapolis. rsvp: 410/268-7373.

Folklore Fun Fri. July 30 (10am & 11:30am)­Get a glimpse of Maryland's African American history with storyteller Alice McGill. Games and chants tell the story of Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore culture. Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore. $4 w/discount: 410/685-3750.

Greet Emma Giles Sat. July 31 (1-4pm)­Step back in time to 1910 and meet Emma Giles, the child who launched a steamboat. Design a flag for a steamboat. Enjoy this Star-Spangled Saturday @ Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore. $4 w/discount: 410/685-3750.

Fizz & Foam Tues. Aug. 3 (10am)­County Executive Janet Owens is special guest, helping the Maryland Science Center concoct experiments that fizz, foam, flash and explode at Anne Arundel County Library's Annapolis Branch, 1410 West St.: 410/222-7371.

Get Spacey Tues. Aug. 3 (6pm)­Do you dream of aliens and space creatures? Have you thought about life on other planets? Put it down on paper. Create a space story with the staff of Port Discovery, a children's museum in Baltimore, at Zany Brainy, Annapolis Harbour Center: 410/266-1447.

See a Reptile Aug. 3 & 4 (10:30am & 2pm)­Get up close and personal with an alligator, snapping turtle, South American green iguana & boa constrictor. Calvert County Library system ends its Summer Fun program with a reptile extravaganza. Aug. 3 10:30am @ Prince Frederick Rescue Squad; Aug. 3 2pm @ Dunkirk Fire Department; Aug. 4 10:30am @ Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach; Aug. 4 2pm @ Southern Community Center, Lusby: 410/535-0291.

Fishin' Around Wed. Aug. 4 (1-2pm)­Put your hands on some slimy fish and find out everything you want to know about our scaly friends. Patuxent Research Refuge N., off Rt. 198 Between BW Parkway and Rt. 32 in Laurel. Ages 4-6: 410/674-3304.

Track the Past Thurs. Aug. 5 (10-11:15am)­Poems, songs and stories about life in early Chesapeake Beach. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. Ages 6-9: 410/257-3892.

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Volume VII Number 30
July 29 - August 4, 1999
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