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SUMMER READING PROGRAM DAHLGREN
Date: June 1 – August 31, 2020
Host: Dahlgren (Military Only)
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.
FREE BOREDOM BUSTER ACTIVITY PICK UP
Date: July – August
Time: All Day
Location: Jefferson Patterson Museum
Details: Sadly, in-person camps at JPPM are cancelled this summer. … But wait, we have a series of Summer Boredom Busters planned for July and August!
CHARLES COUNTY PARKS & REC SUMMER PROGRAMS
Dates: Daily Activities
Times: All Day
Details: Our Recreation division is pleased to bring you and your family a variety of outdoor offerings this summer. We are taking extra steps to ensure the safety of participants and staff, such as health screening and temperature checks, social distancing, modified arrival and pick-up processes, etc. Click here to learn more about our summer programs expectations and requirements.
July 15, 2020
OPEN DAYS + HOURS
Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays)
*stay tuned for weather-related changes and Firefly Blitz night announcements*
LOCATION MAZE #2 “Walking on Sunshine”
37260 Manor Road, Chaptico, MD 20621
The maze is blooming nicely and we should start seeing peak bloom around 7/18. Weather-permitting, they hope to be in peak bloom for several weeks. The cut-flower garden is busting and ready for you to take blooms home!
Standard: $10 per, age 7+
Kiddos 6 and under are free
Active Military w/ID: $9 per
Groups of 10+: $8 per
Don’t forget to say you’re with The Playful Parent and get 20% off your admission! They take cash, credit and debit cards / Admission paid on-site / Dogs are allowed if well-behaved, leashed and cleaned-up after.
Date: June 12, 2020 – September 7, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Suggested donation $7 per car (Follow LINK to Donate today)
Details: It’s a magical summer at Annmarie Sculpture Garden this year! Everyone’s favorite events (Fairy & Gnome Home Festival, Insectival and Green Life Festival) have all been combined into one special program. This summer’s event, Enchanted Summer at the Garden running June 12, 2020 through September 7, 2020; provides the perfect outdoor activity for people of all ages that is both safe and engaging. The garden has been transformed into an enchanted forest full of surprises. Elements of fairies, insects and flowers can be discovered and explored through low-touch/no touch activity stations and multi-media experiences as your frolic through the forest.
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!
OUTDOOR POOL HOURS
Location: LaPlata High School -6035 Radio Station Rd. LaPlata MD
Details:Due to COVID-19 the only Charles County Parks and Recreation pool open is LaPlata High School.
Cost: 2 and Under FREE, 3-12 years old $5, 12 and over $6.
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