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Cub Scouts Earn Another Notch in their Belts at New Bay Times

By earning their Jot-It-Down Achievements and their Information Please Achievements, five Cub Scouts of Pack 853, Den 1 were one step closer to their Bear Merit Badges. In a 30-minute tour of New Bay Times last Monday, the boys scouted out tips from NBT General Manager Alex Knoll for creating their own newspaper, The Cub Scout News: Den 1 Edition. Their goal? To visit a local newspaper, talk to a reporter and learn how to get the news!

Can you unscramble the name of this famous African American from Baltimore County, MD?

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NEED CLUES? He lived from 1731 to 1806 and was a self-taught scientist, astronomer and surveyor. He is best known for:


Kids' Calendar

Hands-On Art Feb. 21 (1-4pm)-Celebrate Black History Month Family Day at Baltimore Museum of Art with storytelling, a giant add-on quilt, a speaking contest, art tours, kids' workshops and more. 10 Art Museum Dr. $6 w/discounts: 410/396-6600.

Adventure into African Art Feb. 20 (1-4pm)-Kids do an interactive tour of African art before making take-home art. Free w/admission. Walters Art Gallery, 600 North Charles St., Baltimore. $5 with age discounts; free 11-1 Sa: 410/547-9000 x237.

Songs for Storytime Thurs. Feb. 18 (10:30am)-Preschoolers get musical for storytime by singing along w/Music Man Mike. Borders, Bowie: 301/352-5560.

Search for Birds Feb. 18 & 27 (10-11am & 2-3pm Feb. 18; 11-noon Feb. 27)-Kids ages 4-5 venture into woods to discover winter birds. Then make a bird treat to take home. Includes story and snack. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Port Republic. $3 w/member discount; rsvp: 410/535-5327.

Fun with Nature Fri. Feb. 19 (10:30am & 1pm)-Kids ages 3-5 experience nature w/seasonal crafts, a nature story and a walk thru the garden. Tawes Bldg., Taylor & Rowe, Annapolis. Free; rsvp: 410/260-8189.

Cozy Nature Fun Sat. Feb. 20 (10:30am)-Gather 'round a crackling fire to sip hot chocolate, reading the story Stellaluna (about a baby bat) and play a bat game. Come early or stay late for a walk on the nature center's trails. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian. $2.50 with discounts; rsvp: 410/741-9330.

Meet Pooh Sat. Feb. 20 (11am)-Your favorite storybook characters come to life; this time it's Winnie the Pooh who's here to give out hugs and pose for photos. Zany Brainy, Annapolis Harbour Center: 410/266-1447.

Thunder Lizards Storm Watkins Sat. Feb. 20 (1-4pm)-Kids ages 4+ Learn cool dinosaur facts and get into dino-related games, crafts and surprises. Watkins Nature Center, Upper Marlboro. $2; rsvp: 301/249-6202.

Discover New Wilds Sat. Feb. 20 (1:30-3pm)-Kids ages 9-11 stray off the beaten path to explore some new wilderness recently gained by Flag Ponds Nature Park. Search for signs of winter wildlife and gather up treasures for a scavenger hunt. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Port Republic. $3 w/member discount; rsvp: 410/535-5327.

Hot Soup Sings Sat. Feb. 20 (7pm)-Bring the parents for a concert by Hot Soup, an award-winning folk band. During the concert the audience gets into the show and you or your parents might even be called up on stage to help. Benefits Plum Point Elementary. Mary D. Harrison Center, Northern High, Owings. $5 adults, $2 kids: 301/855-9649.

Color Fun Feb. 20 & 23 (10-10:30am)-Kids ages 2-3 listen in on a story about colors before watching a show by the Battle Creek Puppets to discuss colors. Kids also help tell the story and make pictures to show the colors in nature. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Port Republic. rsvp: 410/535-5327.

Something New for Saturday Saturdays thru February (1-4pm)-Running out of ideas for what to do with your Saturdays? Bring your family to the Maryland Historical Society for living history, make-and-take crafts and museum tours. This month's crafts include making and playing an African mankala game and creating a sailor's valentine. MHS, 201 West Monument St., Baltimore. $4 w/discounts: 410/685-3750.

Saved Any Critters Lately? Deadline March 1-The Humane Society wants kids ages 6-13 who have demonstrated an extraordinary act of kindness toward an animal within the past year! One local winner- announced May 1- then competes to win a $5,000 college scholarship in National Be Kind to Animals Contest. Call Humane Society of Charles County for rules and nomination forms: 301/645-8181.

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VolumeVII Number 7
February 18-24, 1999
New Bay Times

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