by Mary McCarthy

This Saturday is gonna be busy here in old Cville. In addition to the Quilt Affaire I told you about last week, this week the Corsica River Conservancy is also holding the fourth annual CORSICA RIVER WATERSHED AWARENESS DAY on Saturday, September 19, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m., at Bloomfield Farm located on Rt. 213 just north of Centreville.  

This free event combines family fun with environmental education.  Attendees can learn about the Corsica River Watershed Restoration Project via exhibits, demonstrations and opportunities to talk with experts involved in the project. There will be “ecotours” of various conservation practices around the preserved farm which is now part of Queen Anne’s County’s recreational assets.  

There's also tours of the historic farmhouse, a variety of tasty food offerings, hayrides, a straw maze, pumpkin painting, and creative craft activities for children. Lively musical entertainment will be offered throughout the day by Chester River Runoff, a dynamic local bluegrass group that mixes original Chesapeake songs with unique takes on traditional favorites. The first 100 families attending the event will be given a free native tree. The Town of Centreville will be having a free raffle for a recycled oak rain barrel. There's also a raffle for an airplane ride over the Corsica Watershed. For more information call 410-758-0835 or visit www.corsicariverconservancy.org.

I will see you guys there on Saturday, because my daughter has a soccer game on the property anyway!

One more thing: if you know of anyone looking for a preschool for a 3 or 4 year old, give me a shout. My son attends the Early Childhood Education Center at Chesapeake College (which I LOVE! it's his 2nd year there) and they have a few openings. I'd be hapy to pass along the info if you're interested. Send me an email: marytmccarthy@msn.com

Cheers, fellow Centrevillains! See ya around town.

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