Family Life

Free daily events at CBMM this summer

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St Michaels, MD, is offering a full roster of daily events for museum guests this Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Kid-themed, hand-on activities are offered on Thursdays and Fridays from 2-4pm. Forty-five minute highlight tours are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 11 am and 2pm, with docent interpretation offered every day at Watermen’s Wharf from 11am-3pm.

Stop by the working boatyard Mondays through Fridays at 1:30pm for a demonstration, and learn traditional boatbuilding skills from a trained shipwright. On Saturdays, guests can visit with authentic Chesapeake people who share their stories, from 11am-3pm, or work under the guidance of a master shipwright to help rebuild the skipjack Rosie Parks in the Community Work Days Program, from 10am-3pm. All of these activities are free with museum admission.

For those wanting to get out on the water, the museum’s replica buyboat, Mister Jim, takes passengers on 30-minute scenic cruises along the Miles River. Departing from the Hooper Strait Lighthouse and carrying up to 24 passengers, Mister Jim runs Fridays through Mondays at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm through the summer. The cost is $10 per person or free for kids 16 and under, with paid museum admission.

May children's events for the Kent Island Branch of Queen Anne's County Free Library.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Fridays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Nursery rhymes, song, movement, and story
For ages 3 months through 36 months with an adult
Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville, MD
Free of charge. No registration required.

LEGO(R) Food Challenge
Saturday, May 12 at 9:30 a.m.
Build a favorite food or show us what's growing in your garden using the library's LEGO collection.
For ages 5-12
Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville, MD
No registration required. Free of charge.

Potential Art Students: Get tips and feedback on Art Portfolio Night!

Academy Art Museum Hosts First- Ever Art Portfolio Night 

On Wednesday May 9, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m., the Academy Art Museum will host its first-ever Portfolio Night.  Representatives from three colleges: The Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC; the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA; and the Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) in Wilmington, DE.

High school students interested in a career in art and design, their parents, and educators are encouraged to attend this event. Students should bring a portfolio to receive feedback and pointers from the college representatives.  Participants will find out the secrets to building a winning portfolio for art school, as well as learn what a career in art has to offer. There are a variety of careers in art today, including art administration, architecture, art education, computer graphics, design, fashion, graphic design, illustration, industrial and business design, photography, and video and film.  

Academy Art Museum May Schedule of Events



An Exotic Adventure to the Kingdom of Morocco

Friday, May 4, 4 p.m. FREE

Lecture: “Morocco: America’s Oldest Friend”

Former US Ambassador to Morocco, Ed Gabriel

Gabriel will share some little known history between the US and Morocco, including Morocco being the first to recognize the US as a country and signing the first treaty with the US. Learn fascinating facts about Morocco’s role in protecting the Jewish population during WWII, protecting women’s rights in the Arab world, and setting the pace for fashion, food and décor during the past decade.


Marrakesh Souk

Saturday, May 5, noon – 6 p.m.

Step into Marrakesh for a market where artisans, craftsmen and vendors sell their handmade goods, such as carpets, caftans, tunics, purses and spices from the regions of Morocco. A dramatic staged performance of traditional Moroccan music and a fashion show will entertain shoppers as they experience the bargaining process for handcrafted Moroccan items over a cup of mint tea and Moroccan pastries.  Special guests, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco and Mrs. Rachad Bouhlal will take part in the festivities.

Funds from the weekend fundraiser support the Academy Art Museum’s mission to enhance cultural life on the Eastern Shore by making available to everyone the Museum’s expanding art collection, exhibitions, and broad spectrum of arts programs for dance, painting, music and more.

Newberry Award-Winning Children’s Author to Visit St. Michaels Library

On Thursday, April 26, at 1:30 p.m., in the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library, Newberry Award Winner Jack Gantos—author of Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, Dead End in Norvelt, and a host of other children’s classics—will talk about his books and writing.  Gantos has visited the library before, and he proved very popular with both children and adults.  The author’s appearance is sponsored by the Eastern Shore Regional Library.  

Registration open: Themed summer camps announced for area pre-schoolers to teens

EASTON, MD –  Summertime presents one of those Catch 22 situations for most parents. Gone are the evenings of plowing through homework and the endless searches through backpacks for the field trip permission slip or that important note from their child’s school. With this seemingly carefree time comes the inevitable realization that you need to engage your child in a safe and somewhat productive, and fun activity while you are at work. Fortunately summer program opportunities often foot the bill.

            Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers, Easton, Md., has announced its summer program offerings at two locations in Easton as well as St. Michaels, Cordova and Trappe. Each camp session is one week in length and is programmed with a unique theme. Sessions are operated from 6:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Camp for pre-schoolers ranges from $88 to $150 per week and school-age program ranges from $78 to $120 per week. Costs vary by program and age. Breakfast, a lunch supplement and a snack is included.

            Themes include: Wild, Wild West; Beach Goers; Art; Splish, Splash; Mystery Week; Ahoy Matey;

Oxford Day 2012- Dog Walk and Dog show

Fun Day for All! Dog Walk benefits Talbot Humane!

Saturday April 28th   The Fun Begins at 8AM!

Join the fun of Oxford Day Saturday, April 28  for a Dog Walk and Show to benefit the animals of Talbot Humane. Talbot Humane provides a safe and healthy environment for unwanted companion animals in its care; places adoptable companion animals in good homes; protects all animals from cruelty and neglect; and reduces the unwanted companion animal population through spay/neuter services.  More information at Talbot Humane!


Date: Saturday, April 14
Time: 11:00am – 2pm
Location: Queen Anne’s County Animal Services, Queenstown

Would you like to know what your animal is thinking, or why they do some of the things that they do? Would you like to know if your animal is happy and if it has any needs or desires that are not being met?

Animal Communicator,  Laura Cleveland, will be on site providing 10-minute readings for only $10.  Each individual animal counts as a separate reading.  Photo of animal preferred. A consultation is an opportunity for you and your animal to better understand each other, creating a deeper bond or better partnership.

Call for an appointment: 443-995-4950


Date: Saturday, March 31
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Location: Queen Anne’s County Animal Services, Queenstown

Join us for our third annual Easter Egg hunt for dogs and kids, too!

Easter Egg Hunt for dogs and people with PRIZES!

~ Doggie Easter Bonnet Contest!

~ Games!

~ Bake Sale!

~ Animals available for adoption will be on site

Eggs will be filled with yummy treats for your pooch, candy for the kids, and prizes in some lucky eggs.

LEGO? Heroes

Monday, March 12 at 4:15 p.m.

A reading of President Obama's "Of Thee I Sing," followed by a chance to build your own hero with the library's LEGO (R) collection. Real, imaginary, and superheroes welcome!

For ages 5-12.

Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville, MD

Free of charge. No registration required.

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