Your Weekly Virtual Calendar

This birdhouse is one of the featured items in the calvART Gallery Home and Garden Show on Facebook this week.

Things to do, watch and explore from all corners of cyberspace. 

How Maryland Are You? 

The creative minds at Visit Maryland have devoted an entire webpage to virtual experiences that explore the Old Line State. Tap into your Maryland pride with quizzes, Mad Libs, and bingo, download Maryland-themed wallpapers and see how many items from the super-fun Maryland home scavenger hunt you can find. 

Art Show Opens Online 

The calvART Gallery opens its Home and Garden Show on its Facebook page this week. Find ceramics, sculptures, assemblages, wooden toys and photography plus fine art paintings and jewelry, created by local artists. Perhaps some fresh art for your walls could be the quarantine therapy you need right now. Show runs thru June 7. 

Bring the Bluegrass Back 

Saturday, May 9, was supposed to be the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept.’s annual bluegrass festival at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. The coronavirus cancelled those plans. Instead of singing the blues, though, organizer Jay Armsworthy decided to bring the music straight to fans thru computers, cell phones and tablets. Armsworthy hosts a Facebook Live event Saturday (2-5pm) featuring performances by local bluegrass bands and musicians from around Southern Maryland. And he promises “a special treat” at the end of the show. 

For the Kids 

Kids can still learn about the Chesapeake’s cool animals, plants and traditions with the staff naturalists of Echo Hill Outdoor School. Tune in to Facebook Live on Tuesdays and Thursdays (2pm) for Outdoor Insiders, a short video lesson that usually includes activities kids can try in their own backyards. Last week, viewers learned about hula hoop habitats—or biodiversity. 

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