Not Just for Kids

Cat Show: The Cats of New Bay Times

The cats and kittens of New Bay Times think they're the cat's meow. So do their owners. Here a pride of kitties show off charms, talents and good looks. Orange tabby Prudence rolls around and looks beguiling, while albinos Lola and Frieda Lawrence are too cool to show off.









Want to see a real cat show?

You can watch the fairest of felines compete!

Sept. 25 & 26-Admire 450+ purebreed cats as they show off at The Freestate Feline Fanciers' 8th annual Cat Fanciers' Association Cat Show. Before the competition, you get up-close glimpses of all sorts of strange and fancy cats. You'll see Cornish rex and Abyssinian cats as well as familiar Siamese and Persian. Proud owners will answer your questions, and many have pricey kittens for sale. Cat and kitten adoptions are available thru the Save-a-Life Foundation. All day at the Exhibition Hall at Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. $5 for adults; less for kids: 410/668-8123.

Kid-writers! Kid-artists! you can win FREE tickets to see the National Aquarium'sVenom: Striking Beauties!

All you have to do is write a story about - or draw a picture of - your favorite (or least favorite) venomous creature. If you choose to write a story, it can be either a real life story or make believe. Read the True or False statement each week and let yourself be surprised at what you do know - and what you don't know! Attach the form below to your story or drawing and mail to:

NBT Venom
P.O. Box 358 Deale MD 20751.

One of you will win on October 25. Have fun and remember to use your imagination!

True or False: Cowkiller Ants and Red Velvet Ants are actually wasps.

True: Cowkiller Ants and Red Velvet Ants (both found in Maryland) are actually wingless wasps. they live at ground level and are seldom noticed because they live alone, not in a community.

Kids' Calendar

Explore the Park Fri. Sept. 24 (9am)-Walk with Ranger Brian and explore the woods, ponds and fields. Learn about the animals that live nearby and how they adapt to the fall. Kinder Farm Park, Millersville. Ages 7-11. Rsvp: 410/222-6115.

Party at Zany Brainy Sept. 24-26-Help Zany Brainy mark the opening of their 100th store. Stop in Friday at 7pm for the kickoff. The first 100 kids will be a part of the show on Sat. and Sun. Show off your skills at contests and crafts for prizes. Zany Brainy, Annapolis Harbour Ctr.: 410/266-1447.

Family Fun Day Sat. Sept. 25 (11-5pm)-Spend a fun day with the family. Crafts, demonstrations and games for everyone. Refreshments sold. Kings Landing Park, Port Republic. 410/535-5327.

Who are You? Sat. Sept. 25 (11am)-Dare to dream. Explore the Wild West or ascend your very own throne. Dig in the trunk full of costumes, courtesy of Small Miracles. Zany Brainy, Annapolis Harbour Ctr.: 410/266-1447.

Butterfly Lessons Sun. Sept. 26 (8:30-11am)-Discover what butterflies bring to our life. Learn to identify common species on a guided hike. Bring field guides and binoculars. Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract, Rt. 198 between BW Parkway & Rt. 32. Ages 8+. Rsvp: 410/674-3304.

Play a Part Sat. Sept. 27 (6:30pm)-Take a leap onto the stage. Audition for The Adventures of Mr. Toad. Parts available include Mr. Toad, Badger, Mole, Weasel, Rat and other River Animals. Bring pieces to read and sing. CRE Water Company: 410/394-6923.

American Girls Mon. Sept. 29 (7pm)-Don't miss the American Girls blowout. All six of the dolls are on display. Make crafts, watch videos and play games at the Mountain Road Branch Library. 4730 Mountain Rd. Ages 7-12. 410/222-6699.

Be in the Boychoir Deadline Sept. 30-A passion for music could land you in the Maryland State Boychoir. You must live in state and be willing to work hard. Ages 7-18. Schedule auditions: 410/668-2003.

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Volume VII Number 38
September 23-29, 1999
New Bay Times

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