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DAILY DIY CHALLENGE
Host: Neighborhood Creative Arts Center
Details: Check out NCAC Facebook Page for daily DIY art projects.
Event Type: Arts & Crafts
Age Group: Kids Program
CHARLES COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY AT HOME
Host: Charles County Public Library
Details: Visit the library from the comfort of your couch. There are plenty of ways to enjoy your local library while at home or on the go. Check out the children’s section for recommended books, educational resources, activity ideas and virtual events.
Date: May- June 2020
Time: All Day
Location: Various Farms in SOMD (Charles County Shlagel)
Details: On of the great things about living in Southern Maryland is the strawberry picking opportunities. We have been picking strawberries for over 20 years in SOMD and know all the best places! See the guide for details by county. Keep in mind to check with the farm before going; especially towards the end of the season as the crop closes.
***Always check with farm before going, dates, times subject to change by weather or crop availability***
VIRTUAL FITNESS CLASS
Host: SOMD Martial Arts, La Plata, MD
Details: VIRTUAL CLASSES on Facebook Live! You do not have to be a member to engage in any of these classes. As always, we appreciate your support to our small business and CANNOT wait to be back together inside our facilities. Until, then… “see” you on screen!
Event Type: Sport
Age Group: All Ages
FREE TUTORING AND HOMEWORK HELP
Host: Southern Maryland Regional Library
Details: FREE tutoring and educational resources! All you need is a library card.
SCIENCE AT HOME
Host: James E Richmond Science Center
Details: Science lessons and activities for every grade level!
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 email@example.com.
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!
MUSIC SING ALONG WITH EMILY ARROW
Time: 12:00 PM
Host: Emily Arrow
Details: Author Emily Arrow is an award-winning children’s songwriter with 10+ years of experience working with children in music education. An official Kala Brand Music Co. artist and picture book author, Emily and her ukulele Bow foster a love for literacy and music.
Event Type: entertainment
Age Group: Recommended for infant, toddler and preschool aged kids
DRAW EVERY DAY WITH JJK
Time: 1:00 PM
Host: Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Details: Free art, cartooning, and writing lessons every weekday at 2pm—and archived for later viewing from NY Times-bestselling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
Event Type: Entertainment
* this is a “Pay What You Can” event
Join us in our virtual classroom every Monday at 2pm as we work together to build our own sculpture park playsets inspired by the art and nature at AMG! Each week we will explore a different sculpture from the AMG collection and create our own version using common household items. Appropriate for all ages.
EACH SESSION IS A STAND ALONE CLASS – sign up for as many as you like. If you are interested in any of the prior sessions, we are happy to send you the lesson plan!
**Pre-registration required; pay what you can. Sign up each week or all at once, your choice. Each week, we will email you the link to the virtual classroom and a short supply list (all common household items).
We can’t wait to get creative with you!
Each session is a stand alone class; lesson plans for prior sessions are available for those interested.
Program host and art guide: Jaimie Jeffrey, Curator of Public Programs
WEEK 1 – Monday, April 20, 2:00pm:
Build the park- learn about the trees and shrubs at AMG and build the path and garden accessories for your play set.
WEEK 2 – Monday, April 27, 2:00pm:
Dame Barbara Hepworth and Curved Form: Bryher II
WEEK 3 – Monday, May 4, 2:00pm:
Sorel Etrog and Hand
WEEK 4 – Monday, May 11, 2:00pm:
Cesar and the Marseille
WEEK 5 – Monday May 18, 2:00pm:
Minoru Niizuma and Castle of the Eye
WEEK 6 – Monday, May 25, 2:00pm:
B. Amore, Woody Dorsey & The Kokoro Carvers and The Council Ring
**Our site is closed, but virtual programs go on!
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20688
STORY TIME IN SPACE
Host: Story Time From Space
Details: Listen to an astronaut read a variety of different stories.
Event Type:Story time
Age Group: All Ages
STORY TIME SNIPPETS- MUSIC MONDAY
Time: 5:30 pm
Host: Calvert County Library
Details: Your favorite Storytime librarians will share a song or lullaby to help wind down your day. Checkout Calvert Library’s Storytime Snippets on our Facebook page or our Youtube channel and don’t forget to invite your friends! 4/6/2020 | 5:30 PM – 5:45 PM | Calvert Library’s Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
Event Type: Library
Age Group: Kids Program
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