Volume XI, Issue 10 ~ March 13-19, 2003

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Not Just for Kids

The How-To Cowboy™ Rides Again!
This Week’s Secret, Magic, How-To Fun Trick:
How to Type Chesapeake Bay Emoticons

So what’s an emoticon? You know, those little things people type at the end of an e-mail or letter that indicate their emotional state, like :) for happy or :( for sad. If you don’t think there are a gazillion emoticons, point your web browser to www.smileydictionary.com and click on the emoticon button. But they forgot to put Chesapeake Bay emoticons into the dictionary.

Let’s start with the Bay itself:

( ) Chesapeake Bay
( II ) Chesapeake Bay Bridge
( 7 ) Bay Weekly
W ( Western Shore
E) Eastern Shore
Y ~~~ Wye River
S~~~ South River
W~~~ West River

And what about the various man-made craft that ply the Bay?

/L Sailboat (sunfish)
/L_ Sailboat (cruiser)
Q/L_ Sailboat w/Spinnaker
o—/L_ Moored Sailboat
/L/L/L_ Schooner
/L/L/L/L/L Regatta
@@@@@@@@@@@@__/ Speedboat
T___T Tanker
T___T —<__> Tanker with Tugboat
L_7 Power Boat
L—-L_7 Water Ski

How about man-made structures?

i*i =*= Lighthouses
i_I_i_i_ Lighted Pier
IVI Drydock

And the creatures that live in, on and around the Bay?

##—- Crab Net
[0)] Crab Trap
iii 0) iii Crab Cake
(I) Clam
CE Jellyfish
>CD Fish
IIIII + i><i >CD Rainbow Trout
Osprey Nest
^^+^^ Seagull
~~#~~ Heron
~~0~~ Bald Eagle
>< Butterfly
_____/L_______ Shark!
& &&&&&& Ducks
0) Blue Crab

So, Ranch Hands, do you have a Bay emoticon?
Send your Bay emoticon or any unique how-to trick to IM Press, PO Box 5346, Takoma Park MD 20913.

Visit the How-to Cowboy, aka Edward Allan Faine, on his website: www.takoma.com/ned/home.htm.

This Week’s Kids’ Stuff

March 15
Super Sleuth
Kids ages 6-12 play detective at Calvert Library’s Super Sleuth Mystery Adventure. Dress as your favorite mystery character and join in fingerprinting fun. Create a disguise and unravel clues in mystery games. 10-11am @ Southern Branch Library Southern Community Ctr., Appeal Lane (off Rt. 765), Lusby. Free; rsvp: 410/326-5289; 2-3pm @ Prince Frederick Library. Free; rsvp: 410/535-0291.

March 16
Everything Green
Kids ages 4-6 (w/adult) hunt for a four-leaf clover and learn about all that nature colors green w/a walk. Afterwards, enjoy a green treat. Dress for weather. 1pm @ River Birch Pavilion, Kinder Farm Park, Millersville. Free; rsvp: 410/222-6115.

Pond and Stream Exploration
Kids of all ages search for and identify frogs, turtles, fish, tadpoles, dragonflies and other aquatic insects. Wear boots or shoes that can get wet; bring a change of clothes and towel. Equipment and field guides provided. 1-3pm @ Sanctuary Wetlands Center, Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, off Rts. 258 and 4, Lothian. free; rsvp: 410/741-9330.

Big, Beautiful Tree
Kids of all ages walk down a Calvert County trail to see one of the oldest trees in the area and look for new leaves. 2-3:30pm @ Flag Ponds Nature Park, Solomons Island Rd N., off S. Rt. 2 & 4, Lusby. $3 w/discounts; rsvp: 410/586-1477.

March 17
T’ai Chi for Tots
Kids ages 6+ discover the joy of ‘moving meditation’ w/the ancient Oriental practice focused on the development of energy or ‘chi.’ Not a martial art. Completely non-violent. 4-5pm @ Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. $8 per child & adult w/member discount: 410/990-1993.

Toddler St. Patrick’s Day
Kids ages 3-5 dress in your best green outfit and celebrate the Irish holiday w/crafts and green party treats. 10-11:30am @ Southern Community Center, Appeal Lane (off Rt. 765), Lusby. $5; rsvp: 410/586-1101.

March 18
Cloud Watch
Kids ages 3-5 take a hike and watch clouds as they move and take shape. 10:30am @ King’s Landing Park, King’s Landing Rd., Huntingtown. $3 w/member discounts; RSVP: 410/535-2661.



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