Not Just for Kids
Governor Glendening's Second Inauguration Parade and Celebration
By Junior Reporters Mary (8 yrs.) & Sarah (10 yrs.) Brewer of Fairhaven
We went to Governor Glendening's inauguration of 1999. It was GREAT! On the way, we got to ride the trolley. We were supposed to turn left but the driver turned right. He took us all around the town, but we had plenty of time to get there after all.
After the ceremony, they had the parade of counties, and each county was represented by a marching band. My cousin, Emily Hinds, was in the parade. She marched and played the flute in the Snow Hill Band.
After the parade, we walked up to go see the Governor. We went right up and shook hands with him. He is very nice.
After that we asked a lady how to get into the Statehouse. She said we could follow the Governor up the main pathway. There were two lines of police along the pathway to the Statehouse and we were able to walk through it to a reception where we got cookies and cider. It was so fun. While we were in the Statehouse, a lady came up to us and interviewed us. She asked us where we were from and why we had come. We will be in the newspaper. I can't wait until 2004 when there will be another inauguration.
The World Up-Close!
Things look different from up close. Do you recognize the close-ups below? What are they? (Hint: you'll find all of them outside the middle one could be inside or out.)
Pour Your Heart into It rsvp by Jan. 28 for Feb. 4-5 (4-5:30pm)-Kids ages 5-10 put warm & fuzzy feelings to paper, creating old-fashioned valentines & valentine beading in a 2-day craft class. St. Mary's Street Rec. Center, Annapolis. $20; rsvp: 410/263-7958.
Chilly Stories Thurs. Jan. 28 (10:30am)-Kids ages 2-5 settle in for wintertime stories as Carol Spaulding presents Frosty Tales. Chesapeake Children's Museum, Festival at Riva, Annapolis. $3; rsvp: 410/266-0677.
Natural Fun Fri. Jan. 29 (8-5)-Kids ages 6-10 bond w/nature doing nature hikes, games, crafts & more during Kid's Day Out with Nature. Watkins Nature Center, Upper Marlboro. $22; rsvp: 301/249-6202.
Wild Tales Told Fri. Jan. 29 (10am)-Read along at a storytime featuring Maurice Sendak's classic story Where the Wild Things Are & meet the character himself. Barnes & Noble, Annapolis Harbour Center: 410/573-1115.
First Book Story Hour Fri. Jan. 29 (10am)-The very young flip thru books as Ms. Evalyn introduces kids to The Snowy Day by Jack Keats for First Book Story Hour. Barnes & Noble, Annapolis Harbour Center: 410/573-1115.
Circle of Life Fri. Jan. 29 (1-2pm)-Kids ages 5-7 explore how parts of nature are joined together & search out a food web. Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract, on Rt. 198 btwn. BW Pkwy. & Rt. 32. Free; rsvp: 410/674-3304.
Weird Science Sat. Jan. 30(3pm) -Planning a science project? Or do you experiment for fun? Either way kids in grades 3-5 find great ideas for wild & wacky projects as the guys from Wild Goose share tips & ideas, as well as a few coupons to help get you started. Annapolis Harbour Center: 410/266-1447.
Experience Native American Culture Mon. Feb. 1 (2pm)-Kids grades k-5 learn Native American lore & see artifacts when Mervin Savoy of the Piscataway Convoy Tribe of Maryland visits in full ceremonial dress. Limited seats; 1st come, 1st serve. Severna Park Library, 45 McKinsey Rd.: 410/222-6290.
Rugrats Pajama Party Fri. Feb. 5 (11-12:30)- Come dressed up in your favorite Rugrats PJs for a cool party including show 'n' tell, a coloring contest, movie & dance contest. Southern Community Center, Lusby. $4: 410/586-1101.
Let the River Flow Enter by Feb. 15-Kids & teens ages 5-19 can win a trip to DC & the Library of Congress to be honored as winners of the 4th annual River of Words environmental poetry & art contest. Explore your environment & your imagination for inspiration. Last year thousands of kids from 44 states & 10 nations did just that. 8 get to go to the Library: 510/433-7020.
Something New for Saturday Saturdays thru February (1-4pm)-Running out of ideas for Saturday afternoons? Take a trip w/your family to Maryland Historical Society for living history, make-and-take crafts & museum tours. This month's crafts include making & playing an African mankala game & creating a sailor's valentine. MHS, 201 West Monument St., Baltimore. $4 w/discounts: 410/685-3750.
ANSWERS TO CLOSE-U: from left to right: a toadstool, a kitten nose; a sheet of ice (or a frozen puddle)
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