Find History and Fun in Southern Maryland This Weekend, Aug. 19-21, 2016

Kimberly Bean
Published on August 15, 2016

Find History and Fun in Southern Maryland This Weekend, Aug. 19-21, 2016

Beat the heat at one of these fun family events in Southern Maryland this weekend, Aug. 19-21!

Image via Panoramio

Image via Panoramio

St. Clement’s Island Celebrates Children’s Day

St. Clement’s Island Museum will host Children’s Day on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free balloons, face painting, games, crafts, activities, snow cones and goody bags. The first 200 kids will receive a reusable water bottle.

Community heroes from the Seventh District Fire Department, Seventh District Rescue Squad, and Med-Star Hospital will offer activities promoting health and safety. Hometown Karaoke & DJ Services will have everyone dancing to kid-friendly tunes.

Community Partners from Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Chalk Point, Aquaculture Center, and the Piney Point Aqua Culture Center will offer fun educational activities to help educate children about protecting the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Cindy Freeland, who has authored many children’s books will give a story book presentation about the animals that live in and near the Chesapeake Bay.

The Seventh District Optimist Club will provide a .50 cent meal menu and a free bike raffle for children 12 and younger.

For more information, visit the museum’s website: http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/recreate/stclementsisland.asp.

081516-lorehouse-01Go Back in Time at Lore Oyster House Day

What place does the oyster have in local history? Find out at the Calvert Marine Museum’s Lore Oyster House Day. The event will take place Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Stop by the J.C. Lore Oyster House in Solomons for on-going activities both in the oyster house and out on the dock. Costumed interpreters will be on site. Try your hand at oyster tonging; learn to tie a towline and coil a rope; tie on an apron and become a shucker; and measure oysters and follow the path an oyster takes through the processing house from the loading dock to the shipping room. Learn oyster anatomy and see the museum’s giant soft sculpture oyster, Rock-E-Feller.

For more information, visit http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/191/Lore-Oyster-House.

081516-boats-01Scavenger Hunt for a Good Cause!

Are you ready for a fun-filled day to benefit the Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary?

Quade’s Store in Bushwood Wharf will host its annual Boat Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, Aug. 20. Check-in begins at 2 p.m., and all boats must be registered by 2:30 p.m. The air horn blasts at 3 p.m. to begin the hunt. Participants will have three hours to find, photograph, or retrieve the items on the list. Prizes will be awarded.

Registration is $40 if you register between Monday, Aug. 14, and Friday, Aug. 19. Cost is $50 if you register the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the Seventh District Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary.

For more information, call Terra at 240-925.6950.

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