Science shows are available for children

NEIGHBORS

August 06, 1996|By Vicki Wellford | Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Looking for something educational to help pass the time before the kids go back to school?

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract in Laurel is offering a number of programs for youngsters and their parents.

"Close Encounters of a Scaly Kind," 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and Aug. 14. Enjoy an evening of "snakelore" during this live snake presentation. The program will be outdoors, so please bring a blanket or folding chair. This program is for all ages.

"Weekday Bird Walk," from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., today . Bring binoculars, field guides and drinking water. Be at gate at 6: 45 a.m. Ages 16 and older.

"Butterfly Walk," from 8: 30 to 11 a.m., Saturday. This two- to three-mile hike in the refuge will teach participants about early butterflies and caterpillars. Bring a butterfly book and water. Ages 8 and older.

"A Wetland Journey," from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10: 30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Monday. Children ages 5-7 will learn about life in a wetland through a puppet show and hands-on activities.

"Pollution Detectives," from 10: 30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. Aug. 14. Children will learn that the human eye can't detect all pollutants and will discover other ways of detecting the pollution that affects our water quality. Ages 8-10.

"Growing Pains," from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10: 30 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. on Aug. 16. Children ages 5-7 will discover that animals have different stages of growth.

Registration is necessary. Information: 674-3304.

In the swim of things

The Chesapeake Plantation Walking Horse Club will be having a family pool party at 7: 30 p.m., tonight, at the Arnold home of Judy Picciotto.

Members and guests are encouraged to call Judy at (410) 757-6022 for refreshment assignments and for directions.

The club also will meet at 10 a.m., Aug. 17 in the Patapsco State Park for the monthly membership trail ride. This is a change in date, so please be sure to call ride host Lois Sterling at (410) 761-2254 to let her know if you plan to attend.

Nonmembers who would like to ride may join the club the day of the ride for an annual fee of $10 for single membership or $15 for the family. Membership is not limited to people with walking horses. Members also ride Morgans, Arabs, Rocky Mountains, Saddlebreds, Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses and mixes.

For more information on the club and its activities, call (410) 349-1350 or (410) 923-6157.

Striders ready to run

Partially shaded trails will ease the stress for the Annapolis Striders' Dog Days of Summer 8K Run at 7: 30 a.m., Aug. 11 at Fort Meade.

Runners meet for early registration from 6: 15 a.m. to 7: 15 a.m. on the Fort Meade golf course at Cooper and Mapes roads.

The entry fee is $4 for Annapolis Striders, $5 for nonmembers.

This race, the sixth leg of the Club Championship Series, is on a 4.97-mile cross country course that covers rolling hills on dirt and gravel paths.

For more information, call the Annapolis Striders hot line at (410) 268-1165.

CPR training offered

The Child Care Network will be offering CPR training at 7 p.m., Aug. 21 at the Odenton Elementary School.

Advance registration is required, so please call the Family Development Office at (410) 551-5208, and leave your name, address and telephone number. A nominal fee will be charged for the course.

This training is geared toward child-care providers, teachers and parents.

For more information, call (410) 551-5208 or (410) 222-6535.

Pub Date: 8/06/96

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