Family Life

History Comes Alive in March

The Dorchester County Historical Society is pleased to announce March’s History Comes Alive program – The War of 1812 in Dorchester- which will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 10 am – 11:30 am.  Curator Charles Kuehne will share with the children the facts of this war as it relates to Dorchester County.  The children will take part in hands on activities that will enhance this history experience. 

The program is free and open to children aged 5 – 13.  Please register by calling 410.228.7953 or email dchs@verizon.net as space is limited.  DCHS is located at 1003 Greenway Drive off of Maryland Avenue East in Cambridge.

Nationally Renowned Bullying Expert to Speak in Easton

Dr. Susan Swearer, professor of school psychology and co-director of the Bullying Research Network, based out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present a discussion on bullying to the community at-large on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at The Country School in Easton, Md. Her talk will include how to manage difficult situations within a school environment and also how to encourage positive behavior from students.

Over the past decade, Dr. Swearer, a licensed psychologist, has collected data and conducted staff training in elementary, middle, and high schools, with the goal of helping school personnel establish cost-effective and data-based strategies to reduce bullying behaviors. Her Target Bullying Intervention Program has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and she was an invited presenter at the most recent White House Bullying Prevention Conference. She has authored over 100 book chapters and articles on the topics of bullying, depression, and anxiety in school-aged youth and is the co-author of the recently published book, Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Realistic Strategies for Schools (Swearer, Espelage, & Napolitano, 2009). In addition, she has co-edited two other bullying-related books.

UMD Extension 4-H Health & Wealth Club

UMD Ext. 4-H Health & Wealth Club at Robin's Nest Floral & Garden Center – Youth 8-18 - Herb Gardens & Cooking with herbs.  Hands-on learning activities.  RSVP 410-822-1244

4-H Health & Wealth Club

Day/Date:  Saturday January 21, 2012
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Title:  Talbot County 4-H Health & Wealth Club
Location:  Talbot Agriculture & Education Center, 10659 Hiners Lane, Easton
General Description:  4-H Health & Wealth Club meets one Saturday each month.  Locations vary; some tours of businesses.  Hands-on learning activities include:  baking, cooking, nutrition, health, exercise, and wise money management.  Registration is required.  Cost:  Upon joining, annual $10.00 4-H membership fee.  Scholarships are available.  Minimal materials fee for some activities during the year.   For more information contact Pat Murphy: pmurphy3@umd.edu or 410-822-1244.  All University of Maryland programs are equal opportunity and access.


Postcards from Mr. Pish Volume 2 Is Now Available

Just in time for the holidays, Cambridge Books has released Postcards from Mr. Pish:  A Cross-Country Journal Volume 2, the third book in the educational Mr. Pish series by K. S. Brooks.  It’s currently available on Amazon.com and will become available through bookstores and other online venues soon.

Postcards from Mr. Pish Volume 2 follows the adorable Jack Russell Terrier, Mr. Pish, as he embarks on a new adventure, traveling from his home in Washington State, up into Canada, and all the way to the East Coast.  The book features full-color photographs and text about Mr. Pish’s visit to the Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester in Cambridge.

“The Skipjack Nathan is a fantastic way for people of all ages to experience a truly unique piece of Chesapeake Bay heritage,” author K. S. Brooks explained.  “We take pride in sharing gems like this with Mr. Pish’s readers.”

Mr. Pish’s books are used in classrooms throughout the United States, Mexico, and even in Scotland.  “Mr. Pish engages children on a level they appreciate,” JD Mader, writer and clinical reading specialist at The Literacy and Language Center in San Francisco says of Postcards from Mr. Pish Volume 2.  “He encourages them to take part in his explorations and learn with him.  This is an excellent book to read at home or in a school environment, as it encourages interaction and exploration...all with the wag of a tail.”

ChesAdventures program for children

ChesAdventures begins January 14 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Featuring Chesapeake themed, hands-on activities and a take-home art project, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) ChesAdventures program for children four to nine years old begins on January 14 and continues on Saturday’s through February 25.

The ChesAdventures program offers two hours of fun-filled and creative hands-on games, arts and crafts, and storytelling. Small classes and age-appropriate projects facilitate the learning process and offer kids a special place and opportunity for early engagement in building a love of the Chesapeake Bay and the region.

LEGO Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

LEGO Winter Wonderland for ages 5-12

Create a winter scene using the library’s LEGO bricks

Free of charge. No registration required.

Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville, MD

Game Day for Youth at St. Michaels Library

From 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, November 29, the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library will offer another of its popular Game Days for children 8 and older.  In addition to playing on the library’s Wii and Play Station systems, children can play traditional games like checkers and Uno.  There will be age-appropriate magazines, books, and graphic novels on hand to read and check out.  The library will also provide a snack. 

Parents are asked to pre-register their children for this program.  For more information, call the library at 410-745-5877, or visit www.tcfl.org.

Magician to Appear at St. Michaels Library - Reserve your free tickets now

Mike Rose will bring his special brand of magical wizardry back to the Eastern Shore with a special performance on Friday, November 25, at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library. 

Free tickets for the event will be available at the St. Michaels library beginning November 18.  Parents are advised to pick up their tickets early as Rose’s performances are always very popular.  For more information on Mike Rose’s show, call the library at 410-745-5877 or visit www.tcfl.org.

4-H Youth Explore Health Care Careers

Nineteen local youth recently completed a three-day health career program held at Memorial Hospital in Easton.  University of Maryland Extension’s 4-H Adventures in Health Science Program stimulates youth interest in health careers and supports the National 4-H mission mandates of improving science literacy and promoting healthy lifestyles.

This year’s program theme was bones and muscles, and youth explored a variety of health career opportunities available on the Eastern Shore. Guided by 4-H staff and volunteers, participants interacted with Shore Health System professionals from hospital departments including The Joint Replacement Center, Emergency Medicine (EMT and Paramedic), Radiology, Physical Therapy, Clinical Nutrition, and Clinical Nursing.   They visited behind the scenes in hospital departments and learned about career fields from medical professionals who work in each department.  

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