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4-H Offers Summer Science Program

Talbot and Caroline County 4-H are collaborating to offer a one-day summer science program for all youth age 8 and older.  This program includes hands-on science experiences related to agriculture, the environment, and engineering.  The same program will be offered twice at different locations.  

Talbot   4-H will host the program Wednesday, June 15 from 9 a. m. to 4 p.m. at the Talbot Ag Center, Hiner’s Lane, Easton. Call 410-822-1244 to register.  Caroline County 4-H will host the program Thursday, June 16 at the Caroline County 4-H Park, 8230 Detour Rd., Denton from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Call 410-479-4030 to register.  

A fee of $5 will cover material costs.  Registration deadline:  Friday, June 10.   All University of Maryland 4-H programs are Equal Access/Equal Opportunity. 

Adventures in Health Science Summer Program


All youth ages 10-14 who are interested in health/medical careers are encouraged to participate in an exciting career exploration program.  Adventures in Health Science will take place at Memorial Hospital in Easton June 29, June 30, and July 1 and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.  During the second year of this successful program, youth will learn about medical and health science careers by touring hospital units, talking to health professionals, and participating in fun, interactive activities.  This year’s program will feature careers related to muscles and bones.  Health care is a top employer in our local area, and this program is a great way to learn about career fields that are available to you right here on the Shore!

The program is a combination of efforts of the University of Maryland Extension- (Caroline and Talbot 4-H), Shore Health System, and the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center.  Learning goals include helping youth better understand human biology/health science and familiarizing youth with potential health careers.  A registration fee of $30 includes the cost of each day’s lunch.  Please call Talbot County 4-H at (410) 822-1244 or Caroline County 4-H at (410) 479-4030 for more information and to sign up by July 1.  Space is limited. 

The Country School Announces 2011 Children’s Summer Program

The Country School is offering a variety of unique summer programs and classes for children of all ages beginning June 13, 2011. The program will run for three weeks with morning and afternoon sessions available. 

Parents may enroll their children in programs such as Plein Air Painting, Introduction to Digital Photography or Animation, Basketball Camp, Rocket Camp, a fitness camp with a Certified Personal Trainer, Fun Crafts, and other interesting sessions. There is even a special class for preschoolers titled, I’m a Big Kid Now!

Classes and camps are open to all local children and it is not required that interested children be a Country School student in order to participate. Enrollment is limited and registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Registration forms are available in the main office and on The Country School’s website. For full class descriptions and more details about the program click on “2011 Summer Program” from the school’s home page at www.countryschool.org.

Children's Celtic Music Show

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Newark Parks & Recreation Kids Show : Children's Show by Christina Harrison - 7 – 8 p.m.

Main Street (academy Building) Newark Delaware 19711

Price: Free

Located on the lawn of Academy Building - Corner of Academy St and Main St.

Come Sing along and tap your feet!

Celtic and original songs.


Maryland based Celtic Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter Christina Harrison performs in concert at major Celtic festivals, theatres and schools throughout Europe, Canada and the USA. Christina’s velvet voice and extraordinary audience rapport captures audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Christina has seven superb recordings; featuring some of Scotland and Nashville’s most renowned musicians such as: Tony McManus, Eric Rigler, Marc Duff – founder of Capercaille, Iain Fraser, Ian Bruce, Andrea Zonn, Steve Sheehan and Pat McNamara, which inspire and delight fans universally, and which receive airplay on many NPR and University Radio stations. She has performed with and opened as a soloist for world-class acts including: the Chieftains, Tommy Makem, Charlie Byrd, Cherish the Ladies, and Seven Nations and sung live on WFMZ TV, PA. And B.B.C. U.K.

Sultana Projects for Eastern Shore Students



New "Partner School Program" Provides an Automatic 50% Tuition Discount on Summer Programs for Students from Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot Counties 


For the summer of 2011, Sultana Projects has instituted a major new initiative to make the organization's summer educational programs more affordable for Eastern Shore students.  Known as the "Partner School Program," this initiative provides an automatic 50% tuition discount on Sultana Projects' week-long summer trips for students ages 11-14 who attend (or who have recently attended) one of 25 partner schools in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot counties.  "Partner School Program" discounts are available both for week-long summer trips on the schooner SULTANA as well as week-long summer kayak/camping trips on the John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.  Sultana Projects' "Partner School Program" is being underwritten by contributions from the organization's membership as well as grants from The Indian Point Foundation and the Davenport Family Foundation. 

The "Dangerous" Camp for Boys and Girls - Summer Program

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Want to fire a two-liter bottle a hundred feet in the air using a bicycle pump? Maybe you'd like to shoot a marshmallow across the room? Or maybe you are just looking for a new way to entertain yourself on a rainy day. Rediscover timeless games and projects that many have overlooked in this high-tech world. Inspired by The Dangerous Book for Boys and its companion The Dangerous Book for Girls, you will travel back to a time when children sped ours running around the yard exploring and having just plain fun! Registration limited to 10 students. Open to those entering 3rd-8th grades.
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It is not required that your child be a Country School student in order to participate.
Kim Balderson Director of Admissions 410.822.1935 kbalderson@countryschool.org

Money Matters for Kids - Summer Program

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Open to students entering 6th-9th grades, this class is designed to help you understand some of the things you can do to keep your money safe or make it grow. Some of the questions answered will be "How does a checking account work?", "What is a stock?" What happens with your money when you put it into a bank account?" This is a fun approach for what to do with that money you earn from babysitting, mowing lawns, or just doing chores. Registration limited to 10 students.
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It is not required that your child be a Country School student in order to participate.
Kim Balderson Director of Admissions 410.822.1935 kbalderson@countryschool.org


            Registration is now being accepted for the Dorchester Center for the Arts children’s summer art classes and camps. All classes are one week in length, and half day as well as full day sessions are offered. Discounts are given to DCA members, and scholarships are available.


            The first full-day session will be held June 27-July 1. The program is for children ages 6 and up and young people will participate in clay, basket weaving and collage classes. Lunch breaks and snack times will be included in the schedule. “Animal Fun with Clay” will be taught by Betsy Whitman and students will create fish, rabbits, cats and turtles all out of clay. “Creative Basket Weaving” will be taught by Heidi Wetzel and students will use unique materials to weave into the designs. Students are encouraged to bring their own shells, beads and other found objects.  “Story Color Collage” will be taught by Patti Logan. Participants will design and create a collage telling his or her story.


            Young people enrolling in Session Two will participate in mixed media and clay. Lunch breaks and snack times will be included. “Mixed Media” will be taught by Karla Gleason. Participants will create frescos and drapo dazzle flags and will also learn drawing and painting techniques. “Unique Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing with Clay” will be instructed by Kay Jones. Students will create Egyptian canopic jars.

Fun Flower Pin Class

Class Times: May 7, 1-3pm
Location: Aesthetic Alternatives Studio
Price: $20 per person, or $10 per person, if you bring your mom!
This class will make a wonderful Mother's Day gift and provide a special opportunity to visit with mother while making beautiful flower pins with her in the quant art studio of Sherwood village. A unique method of combining clay, rhinestones and other materials to make one-of-a-kind flower pins will be demonstrated. All materials included in the price. RSVP required by calling (410) 212-9320. Visit www.outsideartlessons.com to register

Queen Anne's Arts Council Events February through April 2011


February 2: Be My Valentine Needlepoint Class, ages 18+: Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Learn the basics and create a needlepoint heart to give to your Valentine. Local artist and Arts Council Board Member, Hallie Rogers Rugg, shares her needlework talents in this class as part of the Centre’s Small Works Fundraiser. Needlepoint kit with practice canvas will be provided, bring scissors. Register by 1/25. $25 members, $30 non members. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.

February 2 – March 16: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow! ages 10+: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (no class 2/9) This watercolor class centers around wintery scenes. Bring your favorite winter time photos and begin learning how to magically transform them into dreamy watercolors. Prior knowledge of watercolor painting is beneficial but not required. Specific instruction will be given including fun and innovative techniques to give your work that something special. While the weather outside is frightful, join the delightful Sally Clark for a workshop that will warm you up to watercolors. Materials: registered students will receive a supplies list. Register by 1/26. $150 members $171 non members. Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.

February 5
: My Little Valentine, ages 7-12: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This delightful class is for young people and taught by Sally Clark. Students will make a variety of valentines and tissue paper flowers as gifts to give. Register by 1/29. $10 members $15 non members, Sponsored by Chesapeake Laser and Skin Care Center, Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.

February 9
: Wine Glass Painting, ages 18+: Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Paint delicate details on wine glasses. Participants will receive 2 wine glasses to paint and give as a gift or take home to keep. Area artist Jean Hilleary joins us for the first time as an instructor for this fun and informative class. Register by 2/2. $25 members $30 non members Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. 410.758.2520. www.arts4u.info.

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