Summer Meal Program Available for Calvert Kids

Calvert County Family Network Pilots Mobile Summer Meals Program – Summer meals being offered at the Chesapeake Ranch Estates Clubhouse. You do not have to live in the Ranch Club for your kids to be able to participate.

Calvert County Family Network Pilots Mobile Summer Meals Program

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The Calvert County Family Network (CCFN) will pilot the county’s first mobile summer meals program in the Chesapeake Ranch Estates (CRE) with support from a $6,500 No Kid Hungry Maryland grant and approximately $7,500 in Children’s Cabinet Funds from the Governor’s Office for Children. The program is an effort to provide nutritious lunches to youth during the summer months when they no longer have access to school meals.

The program will operate Monday through Thursday from June 24 through Aug. 1, with lunches prepared, delivered and served by Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) staff at the CRE clubhouse from noon to 1 p.m. No ID or proof of residency is required to participate. No registration is required and participation is first-come, first-served. The program is open to all family members but individuals must be present to receive a lunch.

For families that need transportation, LifeStyles of Maryland will transport participants within CRE to and from the clubhouse. The service requires a waiver and a participation slip signed by parents or caregivers. Passengers must be 5  years or older to ride alone; younger passengers must be accompanied by someone 13 years or older. 

Members of the Calvert County Interagency Council will provide enrichment activities during meal times. 

Every Thursday, program participants will receive backpacks containing supplemental food for Friday through Sunday, provided by Heart F.E.L.T. of Southern Maryland. 

Farming 4 Hunger donated tower gardens – a low-maintenance vertical growing system – to the meal preparation site at Mill Creek Middle School, giving CCPS food service workers access to fresh produce. Farming 4 Hunger will also coordinate a food drop with the Maryland Food Bank, providing fresh produce from the farm to program participants. Food drops will occur every Wednesday from July 3 through July 31.

For many kids, summer is the hungriest time of year. Only about 22% of Maryland children who rely on free or reduced-price school lunches are also getting free meals through summer programs. Summer hunger can have a long-term impact on a child’s health, ability to learn and general well-being.

No Kid Hungry Maryland has awarded more than $75,000 in grants to allow free summer meal sites across the state to expand and improve programs to reach more youth during summer months. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty. Learn more at NoKidHungry.org.

Operating under the Calvert County Department of Community Resources, the Calvert County Family Network partners with county leadership, public and private agencies and businesses to build a community where children and families thrive. For more information, call 410-414-5997.

Holiday Happenings in Calvert County

We’ve compiled a list of Fun Holiday Happenings in Calvert County.  Have Breakfast (or several Breakfasts) with Santa, watch a parade or two, go to a Children’s Christmas Party, listen to a dramatic reading of Polar Express, visit with the Grinch and more!

November 30 – January 1, 2019

 Annmarie Garden In Lights, 6:00-9:00pm nightly (CLOSED Dec. 3, 4, 24, 25):  Join us for Annmarie Garden In Lights, a magical holiday light experience that takes visitors on a beautiful walk through the glittering woods. As you stroll the protected path, you will be surrounded by spectacular light art and “light sculptures” depicting sea creatures, wintry wonderlands, enchanted gardens, wild animals, princesses, superheroes, and much more. Don’t forget to ask for a “Holiday I Spy” program. After your walk, warm up in the Arts Building where you will find nightly entertainment, beautiful exhibits, great shopping, and a holiday cafe!  No smoking. No vaping. No pets except on Pet Night (Jan. 1). Admission (ages 3 & up): $7.00 Children 2 & under: FREE

December 1, 2018

 Singperation of Christmas Carols  7:00 – 8:30 pm

Union Church in North Beach 8912 Chesapeake Av, North Beach 20714:  Do you like to sing? Do you like to listen? Here’s your chance to do both. The Union Church in North Beach will host the annual Singperation featuring local choirs and talent and you and me.. All are welcome. The Church is located next to the Town Hall at 8912 Chesapeake Avenue. Questions may be directed to (410)257-3555

Pat Carpenter Holiday Parade, 12:00 pm

Bay Avenue, North Beach:  This festive parade draws spectators from afar! The boardwalk is lined with hundreds of people viewing the parade. The best part is when the jolly-old-fat man arrives by fire truck!

Santa & Christmas on the Beach, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

North Beach:  Santa and Mrs. Claus visit with children and give them a special treat. Tell the kids to bring their wish list to share with Santa! Warm up around the campfire as you roast marshmallows!

December 2, 2018

Holiday Parade, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Fox Run Shopping Center, Prince Frederick:  Join the Optimist Club of Calvert County and the Calvert County Fair Board as they herald in the holiday season with the 27th annual Prince Frederick Holiday Parade. Parade participants include school marching bands, ROTC groups, scouts, soccer and baseball teams, 4-H clubs, fire engines and, of course, the main attraction – Santa Claus.

December 4, 2018

Gingerbread Decorating,  10:00 – 10:45 am

Calvert County Parks and Recreation, Harriet E. Brown Community Center, Prince Frederick:  Come join us as we decorate several types of gingerbread items. We’ll have lots of different decorations for you to create the perfect holiday delight!  $3

December 7, 2018

Solomons Christmas Walk/First FREE Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm:  Enjoy entertainment, refreshments, Santa, holiday crafts, and shopping in the museum store on both nights. Santa’s Coffee House will be open on Saturday with complimentary hot tea, coffee, hot cocoa, and holiday cookies. The museum is open free from 6 – 9 p.m. Museum members will save 20% off in the Museum Store all weekend!

December 9, 2018

Breakfast with Santa, 9 am – Noon

Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad & Fire Department, 13150 HG Trueman Road:  Annual Breakfast with Santa.  Entry donation accepted at the door: $7 adults, $4 Children

December 13, 2018

Breakfast with Santa, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Calvert County Parks and Recreation, Mt. Hope Community Center:   Enjoy pancakes, bacon, fruit and more highlighted by a special visit from Santa Claus! Don’t forget your camera! All participants who intend on eating breakfast must register for this event.  $5

 December 15, 2018 

Breakfast with Santa, 8 am – 12 pm or while supplies last, 755 Solomons Island Road, S :  The Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad is back at home in our new building and we want to invite you and your family to enjoy a home cooked breakfast.  We are serving bacon, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, waffles, pancakes, hash browns, juices, milk, and coffee. Bring your camera or phone and get a picture with Santa!  Admission by donation.

December 16, 2018

An Old Fashioned Christmas at the One-Room Schoolhouse, 11:00 am – 1:30 p.m.

One-Room Schoolhouse, 3080 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD:  Come and celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas in the original Port Republic One-Room Schoolhouse, which will be decorated for the holidays. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Make popcorn/cranberry strings and Christmas stars, and help to decorate a Christmas Tree. Play some old-time games and practice writing on a slate with a slate pencil. Enjoy Christmas music and a guest flutist.

 Afternoon with the Grinch, 2:00 4:00 p.m

Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill, 13200 Dowell Road, Dowell:  Join us on Sunday, December 16th for our 8th Annual Afternoon with the Grinch! Holiday Crafts in our Private Dining room available from 2-4pm. Photos with the Grinch from 2:30 to 3:45pm! Photos graciously provided by Southern Maryland Entertainment. Southern Maryland Entertainment provides an “out of the box” photo booth experience! Book them for your special event or view your photos on their website: http://www.somdentertainment.com Pictures will take place in the bar area with a blue screen. Parents are welcome to take photos of their little ones with the Grinch and will also receive a digital copy of the photo (free of charge) on the spot from Mike with Southern Maryland Entertainment! The photos from SOMD Entertainment will have a beautiful holiday background imposed to complete this holiday photo shoot! Additional photo prints will be available for purchase on their website.

Free Children’s Christmas Party, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road, Chesapeake Beach:   Annual free Children’s Christmas party hosted by the American Legion Auxillary in the upper level Party Hall of the Stallings-Williams Post 206.  All are Welcome. Santa may drop by to see who’s been good. For information call (410) 257-9878.

December 20, 2018

Santa Claus is Coming to Town, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Calvert County Parks and Recreation, Harriet E. Brown Community Center, Prince Frederick:  We’re welcoming Santa Claus to town. We will enjoy Christmas music and have cookies and ice cream for all who attend. The highlight of the evening will be the arrival of Santa. He will be available for visits and pictures for all who attend. Don’t miss visiting with Santa and letting him know of any last-minute gifts you would like for Christmas!

 December 21, 2018

Dramatic Polar Express Reading, 5:30 pm & 7:00 pm

Chesapeake Beach Railroad Museum, 4155 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach:  Families are invited to attend the reading of the Polar Express inside the museum. Carols and holiday crafts with sing-alongs will also be part of the night’s activities. This event is free and open to the public.  There will be two readings on December 21, 2018: 5:30pm and 7pm.

December 22, 2018

Chronicles of Christmas Bus Tour, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Chesapeake Beach Railroad Museum, 4155 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach:   Get in the holiday spirit with a ride around Chesapeake Beach to see the light displays while historians entertain with tales of holiday traditions through the years since Chesapeake Beach was founded over 100 years ago! This is a free, family-friendly event.  Bus Tours are 45 minutes long. There are FOUR separate tours on December 22, 2018, at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm

Free Halloween Parties, Costume Contests and Trunk or Treats in Calvert County

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Free Halloween Parties, Costume Contests, and Trunk or Treats to take your Ghosts, Goblins, Superheroes and Princesses to in Calvert County

Sunday, October 23

Halloween Family Fun Night, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m
North East Community Center  & Chesapeake Beach Water Park, Chesapeake Beach
Sunday, October 23 the Town of Chesapeake Beach will co-sponsor, along with Calvert County Parks & Recs, this very exciting night at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park. The County will have all of their fun activities such as face painting, inflatables, and other games begin at 5:00pm at the North East Community Center located next door to the Water Park. The Trick or Treat Trail will take place at the Water Park from 6:30pm to 8:30pm where many of the Town’s local businesses will be giving out candy and treats. New this year we will feature Keith Hicks as DJ, and two magic shows by D’s Magician Dave Thomen. The theme this year is “Star Wars” where we will transform our cave into a Star Wars galactic zone with many of your favorite characters. We will again take the scary out of Halloween! No witches and no ghouls, only enjoyable and family-friendly characters, games, and fun for all. Bring your children dressed in their favorite costumes, and celebrate with us. Admittance is free to the community, and it offers an opportunity for a safe and happy Halloween celebration. If the weather is inclement, the entire event will be moved indoors at the Community Center. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Friday, October 28     

Trunk or Treat, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church @ 9463 H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby
Come on out for a night of free Halloween fun for the entire family. Once again Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is holding its popular Trunk or Treat. This year it’ll be Friday, October 28, 6:30-8 p.m. on the parking lot of the church at 9463 H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby. The lot will be lined with cars and trucks with their open trunks filled with Halloween treats. Come in costume for sweets, treats and games! For more information, call 410-231-2075, go to our website http://www.shepherdofthebay.com or find us on Facebook.

Saturday, October 29 

17th Annual Halloween in the Garden,  11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Road, Dowell  $1 Per Person
Looking for something SPOOKtackular to do for Halloween? Annmarie Garden will host the 17th Annual Halloween in the Garden on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. More than 70 community organizations and businesses will decorate booths, don costumes, and hand out candy and treats to all the children. Some free activities will be provided and devilishly delicious food vendors will be present. Admission of $1.00 per person will benefit local charities including the Holiday Food Basket Program, the Annmarie Program Fund, and other others. Parking is free and will be located in the field adjacent to the garden—follow signs. Dress the whole family and enjoy a day of trick-or-treating, art activities, lunch and more. Don’t forget to bring your camera— there are always unique photo opportunities with the boo-tiful decorations!  FREE trick or treat bags handed out to every guest!

7th Annual Boo Bash,  3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
North Beach Boardwalk
Children’s Costume Contest – Registration from 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. on the pavilion.  Two age groups: Infant – five and six to young teen.  Parade and judging to follow.  Trick or treat at local businesses after judging.  Rain date:  October 30, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Trunk or Treat, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Church Street, Prince Frederick
Join us for an exciting FREE afternoon of games, a cake walk, food and of course CANDY!  It’s sure to be a HOOOT!

Trunk or Treat,  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad, 755 Solomons Island Road S.
Come and go trunk or treating, then visit us inside for refreshments, then go inside our spooky haunted house!

Sunday, October 30

Halloween Party and Costume Parade, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  (Ages 1-13)
Calvert County Fairgrounds (Main Building), 140 Calvert Fair Drive, Prince Frederick
The Optimist Club of Calvert is hosting our annual Halloween Party and Parade for children ages 1-13 on Sunday, October 30th.  Join us for an afternoon of fun and games, crafts, treats and a special Halloween Parade! Goody bags and medals for all plus trophies awarded for First, Second and Third place costume winners in five age categories. The parade will begin at 2:00 p.m.; please register onsite by 1:45 p.m. to participate in the costume parade. This free event will be held from 1:00—3:00 pm in the Main Building of the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick.

Children’s Costume Halloween Party, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m
American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, 3330 Ches. Beach Road in Chesapeake Beach.
Free children’s costume Halloween Party from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the upper level hall of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach. Hosted by the Auxiliary. All are Welcome. First Annual Poppy Poster Contest will be introduced. For information call (301)855-6466.

2nd Annual Communiy Kids Trick or Treating Night of Fun, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Chesapeake Beach Resort, 4165 Mears Ave. Chesapeake Beach
Wear your costumes and enjoy music, fun, free pizza and snacks!

Monday October 31   

Trunk or Treat, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cove Point Park  – Field #2, , 750 Cove Point Road, Lusby
Trunk or Treat sponsored by the Solomons Boys and Girls Club featuring a DJ, Photo Booth, popcorn, hotdogs, hot chocolate and more.

Pumpkin Patch Party, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Chesapeake Church, 6201 Solomons Island Road, Huntingtown
This community event is designed to offer a positive, upbeat, family-friendly, spook-free MEGA BLOCK PARTY venue where we turn the trunks of cars, minivans and sport utility vehicles into the largest Trunk N’ Treat candy maze in the county! Everything is absolutely FREE.  This is our gift to the Community!

The BIGGEST Trunk N’ Treat Maze in Southern Maryland

  • FREE Kettle Corn, Hot Chocolate & Coffee
  • Great DJ with great music
  • Moon Bounces, Face Painting & Corn Hole
  • Dance Party
  • Red Carpet Costume Runway
  • 6:00 PM Party Begins & Amusements Open
  • 6:30 PM Trunk N’ Treat Begins
  • 7:15 PM Red Carpet Costume Parade
  • 8:00 PM Party Ends

Fun Ways to Create Lasting Family Traditions

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(ARA) – Whether you’re a family of two or 10, there is no time like the present to create lasting family traditions. Like families, traditions come in many forms — from cooking to storytelling — and making new memories is easy and fun. Here is a variety of creative ways to get started.

Gather for a family baking day
Help ensure your tried and true family recipes continue on for generations with a family baking day. Have everyone meet in a central location and bring their favorite recipe and the ingredients to make it. Everyone will have the chance to learn about cherished recipes and leave with a goodie bag of treats.

Plan a family reunion
annually, or every few years, gather relatives far and wide for an enjoyable time to reminisce, share photos, cook and eat together. Use the time to share favorite family stories and swap recipes. Make sure to take a group photo and share it with the participants and those who couldn’t be there.

Get tech-savvy
Get everyone involved in building and contributing to a family Web page or blog that highlights recent get-togethers, news, photos and favorite recipes. Online sites provide a great way to connect and keep long-distance relatives up-to-date and involved year round.

Host international family dinners
Pick one night a week to take the family on a culinary journey to another part of the world. From France to Italy to Greece to Thailand, there are countless meal options waiting to be explored. Experience more of the culture by learning some phrases associated with the meal, play authentic music and include some decorations. Bon appetit.

Make movie magic
Host monthly movie nights as a way for the family to catch up and experience old classics and the latest blockbusters together. Include an ice cream sundae bar and movie snacks and schedule intermissions to talk about the movie and characters.

The J.M. Smucker Company believes in bringing families together to share memorable meals and moments and often sponsors recipe contests.  Last year’s winning recipe in the “Spreading Smucker’s Traditions” contest is Nana’s Apple Butter Cake, a recipe that has been passed down for three generations.

Nana’s Apple Butter Cake

Ingredients:

Cake:
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup water
3 eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup Smucker’s Apple Butter
2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced into about 16 wedges
1 teaspoon cinnamon combined with 1/4 cup sugar

Streusel topping:
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup baking mix
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, softened
Powdered sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine cake mix, water, eggs, oil and apple butter. Beat at low speed for one minute, to blend ingredients, and two minutes at high speed. Pour mix into greased/floured 9- by 13-inch pan.

Slice apples into a bowl and add cinnamon/sugar mixture, mixing until apples are well coated. Place apple slices (round side out/core side in) in the batter until just the top shows, in two rows of eight, the length of the pan.

Make streusel topping by combining brown sugar, baking mix, cinnamon, and butter. Cut butter into mixture with pastry blender until crumbly.

Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle streusel topping over cake and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cake cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

For more recipes, visit http://www.Smuckers.com.

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Would You Rather Communicate Only With an Etch-a-Sketch or a Lite Brite?

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Busy schedules of both parents and children make it harder to have “family dinners.” But families may not be aware of the benefits that come with regularly eating together at the table.

Research suggests that having dinner together as a family at least four times a week has positive effects on child development. Family dinners have been linked to a lower risk of obesity, substance abuse, eating disorders, and an increased chance of graduating from high school.

Conversation

Eating dinner together as a family provides the opportunity for conversation. This lets parents teach healthy communication without distractions from smart phones, television, computers, and mobile devices.

By engaging your children in conversation, you teach them how to listen and provide them with a chance to express their own opinions. This allows your children to have an active voice within the family.

Conversations at the dinner table expand the vocabulary and reading ability of children, regardless of socioeconomic status. Family dinners allow every family member to discuss his or her day and share any exciting news.

Use these tips to encourage conversation:

  • Let all family members talk. Be an active listener and be sure your child learns to listen as well.
  • Encourage your child to participate. Do not underestimate your child’s ability to hold a conversation.
  • Discuss the child’s day. Express an interest in your child’s daily life.
  • Discuss current events. Bring up news that’s appropriate for your child’s age.
  • Conversation starter questions:
      • What was the best part of your day?
      • If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
      • If you could be a famous person for a week, who would you be and why?
      • If you could have any superpower, which would you choose?
      • If you had one wish (and you can’t wish for more wishes), what would you wish for and why?
      • 50 Family Dinner Conversation Starters
  • Kids love a round or two of “Would You Rather.”
      • Would you rather drive a beautiful, sleek sports car that was unreliable OR an ugly, dented, rust-covered beater that never broke down?
      • Would you rather never eat your favorite five foods again or ONLY eat your favorite five foods for the rest of your life?
      • Would you rather communicate only with an Etch-a-Sketch or a Lite Brite?
      • 100 Would You Rather Questions for Kids

All Kids Need Specific Assets in Their Lives

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All kids need specific assets in their lives – not financial assets, but Developmental Assets such as family support, a caring school and self-esteem.  The more assets young people have, the more likely they are to lead successful, healthy lives.

For more than 50 years, Search Institute® has been a leader and partner for organizations around the world in discovering what kids need to succeed. Their research, resources, and expertise help partners in organizations, schools, and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people.  The Search Institute has identified building blocks of healthy development—known as Developmental Assets—that help young children grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.  Developmental Assets® are positive factors within young people, families, communities, schools, and other settings that research has found to be important in promoting the healthy development of young people.

Today I’d like to focus on Asset #8 of the 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents, Youth as Resources, and offer some suggestions on how to build these assets at home and in the community. (This particular list is intended for adolescents, age 12-18)

Asset #8 Youth as Resources – Young people are given useful roles in the community.

  • Involve your children in family decisions.  Ask for their input and advice.  Take their interests, talents and opinions seriously.
  • Hold family meetings. For example, one meeting can focus on discussing which kinds of tasks each household member is best at and enjoys the most. Then, review everyone’s current chores and make changes based on each other’s skills and interests.
  • Ask your children to help you plan family reunions, family outings, or neighborhood gatherings.  For family events, young people can help plan menus and cook, or plan games and activities for younger children; for vacations, they can research destinations and activities.
  • Provide your children with age appropriate roles that contribute to your family’s well-being.  For example – planning and preparing meals, doing meaningful chores, helping younger siblings with homework, helping adults with significant tasks.  Remind them often that their roles are important to the family as a whole.
  • Instead of only buying gifts for birthdays and holidays, commission your children to make some gifts.
  • Use some of your home projects as teaching opportunities.  For example, with your child, build a birdhouse, fix a bike, paint a room, or plant a garden.
  • Ask your child to teach you something – current slang, a hobby, how to play a video game or to share their favorite music or YouTube videos with you. It’s empowering to be able to introduce adults to something that they don’t already know.
  • Talk with your kids about their talents and abilities.  What do they think they’re good at?  What do you think they’re good at?  Together, come up with ways they can share their gifts with others.
  • Encourage youth to mentor their peers.  Teach them how they can help other youth by listening to them and helping them work through their problems.

 

 

Resources:

Want to know more about the 40 Developmental Assets and ideas for helping young people build them? Visit www.search-institute.org/assets.

For more on this topic, see Empowering Youth: How to Encourage Young Leaders to do Great Things by Kelly Curtis

Source

Benson, Peter L., Judy Galbraith, and Pamela Espeland. What Kids Need to Succeed: Proven, Practical Ways to Raise Good Kids. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Pub., 1998. Print.

Free (or Cheap) Family Activities in Calvert

School’s out and we thought it was great time to share a list of free or cheap Summer activities in Calvert County.

Movies on Main Street

The movie Frozen will be presented on a 35′ screen under the stars on a grass lot across from the County Courthouse at Duke and Main Streets. Movie starts at 9:00, live music by Rockfish at 8:00. Hot dogs, burgers, soda, water, and candy served. Just bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. Everyone is welcome and everything is free.

Calvert Library Summer Series

Check their website for times and locations:  http://calvert.lib.md.us/kids/summerfun.html

June 28 & 29   Animal Olympics

July 5 and 6  Cantare: Latin American Music

July 12 and 13  Michael Rosman: Amazing Feats of Comedy

July 19 & 20  Kentkata (Living the American Indian Experience) : Let’s Dance

July 26 & 27  Elephant and Piggie’s We are in a Play!

August 2 and 3  Mad Science – Marvels of Motion

Free Movies at Flagship Cinemas (Prince Frederick)

Each movie is scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday starting at 10 a.m.  Doors open at 9:30 a.m.  Movies are open to the general public and to groups.  http://flagshipcinemas.com/forms/PRINCE%20FREDERICK.jpg

June 28 – 30  Minions

July  5 –  7      The Peanuts Movie

July 12 – 14     Hotel Transylvania 2

July 19 –  21    Rio 2

July 26 – 28   Alivn & the Chipmunks: Road Trip

August 2 – 4  Home

August 9 – 11  Stuart Little

The Calvert Marine Museum

The first Friday of every month, the museum offers First Free Fridays. The museum is open and free to the public from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Docents will be available in each gallery.. Free 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison

Calvert County Tourism Website

The Calvert County Tourism website has information on several free destinations including The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, Kings Landing Park, the Visitors Center at Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum and The Bayside History Museum.  http://choosecalvert.com

Lord Calvert Bowling Center

Lord Calvert Bowling Center is once again offering their “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Bowling” program this summer.  Students up to age 19 can bowl one free game every day (June 1 – August 30) during the summer.  Shoe rentals are discounted to $2.50.  Additional games are only $2.50 per person.  http://lordcalvertbowling.com