Top Event Picks Weekend Review  

through Wednesday May 22, 2013


Chesapeake Family's Top Event Picks Enewsletter

Greetings!

Today's the day to be a pirate at the Pirate Fest in Upper Marlboro. It's also the day to celebrate Kent Island Day and its founding in 1631. You can bring a picnic lunch to SERC Family Days in Edgewater as well. On Sunday cheer on your favorite rubber duck at Quacks for Backpacks at Camp Letts, enjoy an afternoon of science at the NASA Sunday Experiment and applaud all the participants in the Memorial Day Parade taking place at Quarterfield Road to Crain Highway.  

 

Visit our online calendar to find what else is happening this weekend in and around the Chesapeake Bay area.  

 

All the best,

 

Jeanne

Jeanne M. Slaughter, Marketing Director  

Business@ChesapeakeFamily.com     

410-263-1641 x204    

 

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Events for Saturday, May 18, 2013

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Kent Island Day. Enjoy historic exhibits and demos, vendors, activities for children, food and entertainment at this event commemorating the founding of Kent Island in 1631. Historic Stevensville. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. qac.org

 

SERC Family Days. Visit with SERC researchers to learn about the fish and invertebrates found in the Bay, and explore how light affects plankton. Also register for boat rides on the Rhode River ($5 person), seining or crabbing, visit an oyster bar community and its creatures, or create a take-home craft. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring a picnic lunch or register online for food tickets. Free. $5 parking fee. Register. Through May 19. serc.si.edu

 

Pirate Fest. Pirate Fest features swashbuckling re-enactors, hands-on children's activities, live music, concessions stand, children's pirate costume contest, a treasure hunt and more. Darnall's Chance House Museum, Upper Marlboro. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5/person. No reservations required. 301-952-8010

 

Springing Up Healthy Family Health Event. Community experts will discuss how to help kids stay healthy, including tips on good nutrition, staying active and ways to promote safety. Event participants can sample healthy food from Panera and Williams-Sonoma as well as enter drawings for a bicycle and helmet from Sears, a gift certificate from SA Elite and a 32GB iPad from Howard County General Hospital. Center Court of The Mall in Columbia. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Through May 23. Free. 410-740-7601

 

Community Family Day. Music, magic, crafters' alley, community information booths. Downs Park, Pasadena. Noon-4 p.m. All ages. Free. aacounty.org/recparks

 

Children's Paper Making and Book Making. Use ordinary materials to create one of a kind artwork. Banneker-Douglass Museum, Annapolis. 1-3 p.m. Ages 9-12. Reservations encouraged. LeRonn Herbert 410-216-6181, leronn.herbert@maryland.gov

 

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Events for Sunday, May 19, 2013

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Quacks for Backpacks. Rubber duck race and family beach party. Camp Letts, Edgewater. Noon-3 p.m. Proceeds benefit Bountiful Backpack Program, sponsored by South County Rotary. $10/duck. southcountyrotary.org

 

Sunday Experiment at NASA. Learn about Goddard's world-renowned science and engineering research and technological developments through hands-on activities. NASA Goddard Visitor Center, Greenbelt. 1-3 p.m. Free. Ages 5-10. 301-286-3978, nasa.gov/centers/goddard/visitor

 

Washington Ballet Family Series: Peter and the Wolf. Meet Peter, who sets out to capture a wolf and meets some animal friends and becomes the hero of his village. THEARC Theater, Washington, DC. 1 & 5:30 p.m. See website for ticket prices. washingtonballet.org

 

Memorial Day Parade. Veterans, Antique vehicles, bands, equestrian, youth, marching units, clowns and floats. Quarterfield Road to Crain Highway, north (left) to Post 40 Road. 2 p.m. All ages. Free.

 

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Monday, May 20

James and the Giant Peach, Bethesda. An oversized peach serves as a floating ship for a boy and talking bugs. Imagination Stage, Bethesda. See website for times and pricing. Best for ages 4-10. imaginationstage.org

 

River Watch Monitoring Event, Columbia. Monitor the Patuxent by testing for chemicals and catching bugs and fish that can help us to judge the quality of the water. Enjoy a walk along the river, and find out how you can become a river watcher at home. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia. 2-4 p.m. Ages 8 and up. Dress appropriately. Water, nets and equipment provided.Sign up required. 410-313-0405

 

Tuesday, May 21

Wildlife Rescue. New traveling exhibit that introduces you to the rescue efforts of people who dedicate their lives to the health of our planet's habitats. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit website for more info and ticket prices. All ages. Free w/ museum admission. marylandsciencecenter.org, 410-685-5225

 

Baltimore Museum Week. Celebration of our region's museums and cultural institutions with discounts, special offers and events. Baltimore. See website for details. baltimore.org/museumweek

 

Wednesday, May 22

Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series, Chesapeake Beach. Enjoy an evening of live music at the waterfront Boardwalk Cafe. Chesapeake Beach and Resort & Spa. Every Wed-Sun. night. All ages. Free. See website for full schedule. chesapeakebeachresortspa.com

 

Springing Up Healthy Family Health Event. Community experts will discuss how to help kids stay healthy, including tips on good nutrition, staying active and ways to promote safety. Event participants can sample healthy food from Panera and Williams-Sonoma as well as enter drawings for a bicycle and helmet from Sears, a gift certificate from SA Elite and a 32GB iPad from Howard County General Hospital. Center Court of The Mall in Columbia. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Through May 23. Free. 410-740-7601

 

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