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How-to Fun Tricks
Here he is again. The master of tricks and trouble: the How-to Cowboy, Edward Allan Faine. This week hell show you how to whistle through your tongue.
How to Whistle Through Your Tongue!
1 Make your mouth juicy, think of a lemon.
2Lick your lips.
3Stick your little finger (the pinky) in the center of your mouth up to the first knuckle.
4Remove pinky, but hold your round mouth-hole thus created.
5Curl your tongue into a u-shape inside your mouth.
6Poke your tongue through the round mouth-hole.
7 Blow gently. Listen for sound.
8Relax. Repeat steps 1 through 7.
9Blow gently, blow hard, listen for low notes, high notes.
10Change shape of tongue hole. Blow. Narrow for high notes, wide for low notes.
11Stick tongue flute all the way out. Blow. Listen. Pull tongue flute in. Listen again.
12To trill, shake head.
13To mute, cup hands over mouth. To play a chord, hum.
14You are ready for your first song. Try Jingle Bells, Yankee Doodle Dandy. Practice. Think Carnegie Hall.
15Now you can whistle through your tongue.
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June 22-24 at
Annapolis Art, Wine & Jazz Festival!
Sat. June 2-Join 49 other kids ages 6-15 in catching a fish or two in the 6th Annual Governors Youth fishing Derby. Bait, goodie bags and lunch served. Bring your own adult, rod and reel and lunch blanket. 8-10:30am @ Thomas Hance Farm, Prince Frederick. rsvp; Small fee: 410/586-1101.
Young Actors Learn to Improvise
Sat. June 2-Children and young adults interested in learning more about acting (and themselves) will find Colonial Players workshop in improvisation a highly supportive and encouraging environment. Improvisation creating and communicating a message on the spur of the moment is an integral part of every aspiring actors theater skills. 2pm in Colonial Players theater @ 108 East Street. Free w/rsvp: 410/267-6580.
Childrens Day on the Farm
Sun. June 3-Find the fun in Southern Marylands rural heritage. Get to know and touch farm animals. See lots of tractors and farm equipment. Pull heavy loads on pedal-powered tractors. Of course, you always eat well down on the farm. Extra touches of fun come from a magician, storyteller and musicians. 11-5 @ Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard: 410/586-8501.
June 4, 5 & 6 (10:30am)-Kiddies make and decorate a favorite dino creature, refining fine and gross motor skills along the way. Mon.; ages 3-5. Tues. at the same time fours and under read dino tales and make dino tails. Wed. toddlers 15 to 22 months measure up against dino sizes in playtime. All @ Zany Brainy, Annapolis Harbour Center: 410/266-1447.
Be a Kindermusik-ian
Tues. June 5-Kindermusik turns toddlers onto music. This morning Kindermusik-ian Gail Trafelet leads 3-5 year olds in songs and activities: 10:30 @ Borders Books, Bowie: 301/352-5560.