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PAINTED INSPIRATIONAL ROCK CONTEST
Date: April 6, 2020 – April 24, 2020
Time: All Day
Host: St. Mary’s Parks and Recreation
Details: Submit your inspirational painted rocks for a chance to win a $25 Recreation & Parks Gift Card! Rules…
• Rocks must be created by your child(ren); yourself or family
(Pinterest has lots of ideas)
• Must be inspirational, uplifting and kindness related
• Do not hide them for others to find; be mindful of others during
these trying times
• Submit as many pictures as you want on this EVENT PAGE using #stmaryspaintedrocks
• Tag us on Instagram @stmarysrecandparks and use #stmaryspaintedrocks
• Be creative, have fun and bring some joy into other’s lives as we
all are in this together
Event Type: Arts & Craft
Age Group: All Ages (kids & Adults)
NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOMS
Time: All Day
Details: The Trust for the National Mall has partnered with EarthCam to provide #BloomCam – a 24/7, live, real-time look at one of the most popular and beloved sites in Washington, D.C. The BloomCam allows an immediate view and connection to the Cherry Blossoms during their ‘peak blooms’ this season. The Trust wants to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to view these beautiful blooms that are part of a living cultural landscape and treasured history. We hope that viewers will engage in our campaign to build the Cherry Tree Endowment and help spread the word to others that we’re supporting the long-term care and maintenance of these beloved Cherry Trees for generations to enjoy.
BloomCam will rotate views approximately every 60 seconds. Note that due to high amount of users, the video feed may freeze for a couple of seconds. If the feed is not loading, please refresh your browser.
LUNCH DOODLE WITH MO WILLEMS
Host: Kennedy Center
Details: Around the world, people of all ages have joined Mo Willems in his studio for weekday LUNCH DOODLES. The three-week run, all 15 episodes and their downloadable activities, are archived below. Let the doodling continue! Please tag your artwork on social media with #MoLunchDoodles so that we can all see it!
We applaud the many other authors and illustrators who are sharing stories and leading activities online. For a short list of people to visit, click here. [Please note that this list is just a small number of the many wonderful artists who are sharing their talent and insights at this time. So, grab a favorite grown-up and look around the internet to discover authors/illustrators who are new to you!]
Mo Willems and the Kennedy Center thank YOU for sharing your creativity with us! This pandemic is going to require some time to get better. It is also going to require lots of kindness, lots of empathy, and lots and lots of doodles. Doodle on, fellow ART MAKERS!
DAILY DIY CHALLENGE
Dates: Daily April
Host: Neighborhood Creative Arts Center
Details: Check out NCAC Facebook Page for daily DIY art projects.
Event Type: Arts & Crafts
Age Group: Kids Program
ACLT EARTH DAY VIRTUAL 5K
Date: Anytime Between April 2, 2020 and Earth Day (April 22nd)
Details: We can’t be together literally, but we can come together virtually for the sake of Mother Earth! We’re replacing our annual Earth Day 5K with a virtual “race”! Here’s how our Virtual 5K works…
When: Anytime Between April 2, 2020 and Earth Day (April 22nd)
Location: A route of your choosing that is at least 5K (3.1 miles) or more in length
Time: Whenever it’s convenient for you
Fee: A minimum donation of $15 per person. NOTE: 2 individuals or 1 family may participate for a donation of $35, which entitles them to a membership at the “Land Saver” level.
Rules: This is a non-competitive fundraiser event intended to help people feel more connected to their community during the COVID-19 crisis. Stay-at-home orders currently in place allow and encourage outdoor exercise. It is recommended (but not required) that participants use a fitness watch or run/walk app that tracks their route. When you have completed your “race”, please share your “results” with us via email or Facebook. Send us/post:
… A screenshot of your route recorded by a run/walk app and/or
… A photo of you completing the challange and/or
… Any other creative ways to show your participation
Event Type: Fundraiser
Age Group: All Ages
Cost: $15 Per Person
Date: Weekday’s throughout April
Time: 10:30 AM
Host: Mr. John and Friends
Details: Mr. John and Friends will continue to do Weekday Live Stream Concerts at 10:30am. come by our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MrJonandFriends Weekday mornings for musical fun, and you can even re-watch later and return to your favorite videos at anytime!
Event Type: Entertainment
Age Group: Kids Program
MEAL PICK-UP – CHARLES COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Details: Effective Tuesday, March 31, staff at the 11 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) meal distribution sites can provide parents food without their child being present. However, the pick-up person must be a child’s parent or guardian. Parents/guardians must show staff their child’s CCPS student identification (ID) badge or report card copy showing their student ID number. Parents with children not yet enrolled in school should attempt to bring some type of age verification to show to site staff, such as a copy of a birth certificate. Parents can pick up the following for their child daily: one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner and a snack. Any requests from parents asking for additional meals on the same service day at other sites will not be honored.
GRAB N GO LUNCH – ST MARY’S COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Dates: Monday – Friday
Time: 11:30AM – 12:30 PM
Leonardtown Elementary School
22885 Duke Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Greenview Knolls Elementary School
45711 Military Lane
Great Mills, MD 20634
Margaret Brent Middle School
29675 Point Lookout Road
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Lexington Park Elementary School
46763 Shangri-La Drive
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Details: St. Mary’s County Public Schools Department of Food and Nutrition Services is offering meals to students through the Summer Meals Program. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
*The drive-up lunch service will continue thru April, Monday-Friday, at the locations listed below from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Meals will be offered to all children 18 years and younger free of charge. Parents and children can drive up to these locations and receive meals that they can take home during our current school closures. Additional information will follow regarding the continuity of meal programs for the upcoming weeks.
For questions regarding the lunch service program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STORY TIME SNIPPETS- TUESDAY
Time: 4:00 pm
Host: Calvert County Library
Details: Grab your blankets and snuggle up in your jammies as we share a bedtime story. Stories will be posted in the late afternoon to accommodate all bedtime routines! Checkout Calvert Library’s Storytime Snippets on our Facebook page or our Youtube channel and don’t forget to invite your friends! 4/7/2020 | 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM | Calvert Library’s Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
Event Type: Library
Age Group: Kids Program
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