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EDUCATIONAL STAYCATIONS

If you’re looking for a wonderful day trip for you and your family this summer, these museums, centers, and parks offer great children’s programs that are just as educational as they are fun.

Calvert Marine Museum : They offer a plethora of activities throughout the summer including Lighthouse Adventure Tours, Sunset Cruises, Summer Camps for Kids, Animal feeding and more!
 
  
 
Maryland Science Center : They have great Exhibits and workshops for kids throughout the summer. You could also watch a feature in their IMAX theater or sit in their planetarium!
 
 
 Fossil Hunting at Flag Ponds Park : Just one of the many things you can do for free at the park! This is perfect for a beach day for you and your family, and you can bring your dog too. They also offer classes throughout the summer at various Calvert County Parks.
 
 
 
B&O Railroad Museum : Take a train ride, join their Summer Reading Program, or bring your Toddler for Toddler Time on the third Thursday of each month!
 
 
 
American Visionary Art Museum : Don’t miss their Flicks from the Hill in Federal Hill and their great Summer Break Workshops! Their permanent collections and exhibitions are colorful and kids get into the museum for free.

Camps for Kids: Summer 2017 Edition!

Want your child to go to a camp that’s just as practical as it is fun? Check out these amazing camps all over Frederick!

  1. Kitchen Studio Cooking CampsCamps available for Kids and Teens that want to be able to cook! From the basics to cake baking and decorating, they’ll learn skills they can bring home!

  2. Urbana Riding ClubThey offer much more than horseback riding, like archery, a climbing wall, and ziplining all summer long!

  3. Snapology STEM CampThey offer a broad scope of camps, from Pokemania to Video Game Design. Most camps require a love of LEGO bricks, but not all!

  4. Frederick County Parks and Recreation Summer CampsThey offer a wide variety of camps for all ages throughout the summer. Categories include Sports & Games Camp, Eco-adventure Camp, Nature Camp, History Camp, Arts & Crafts camps, Dance camps, Science and Discovery camps, and more!

  5. Stu Vetter’s Basketball Camp Your child can learn basketball from one of the greatest High School Basketball Coaches of all time–Stu Vetter. Sometimes, NBA players even come visit!

  6. Fusion Fitness & Dance Summer CampOffering a variety of classes and programs for your kids, they offer simultaneous group fitness classes for adults, so you can get a workout in while your children are having fun!

  7. YMCA Day & Sleep-Away CampsThey have an incredible lineup of camps for all ages, all subjects, all conveniently in Frederick! (Unless your kids would like an excursion, then they offer camps that travel to D.C., amusement parks, and sporting events too.)

  8. Summer Specialty Camps by City of Frederick RecreationThe City of Frederick offers their incredible day-camps at the Talley Center and Whittier Rec. Center, but they offer a whole slew of specialty camps from Fairy Princess Dance Camp to a CSI Camp for our aspiring criminal investigators.

Classes for Adults: Summer 2017 Edition!

 

Are you tired of the routine and looking to spice things up this summer? Try some of these classes!

    1. Skating Classes at Skate Frederick – Get acquainted with the basic skills of ice skating and learn  balance, forward stroking, stops, swizzles, and more!

    2. Woodworking at the Delaplaine – Multiple sessions throughout the summer will teach you how to make your own spatula, wood lamination, knives, bamboo birdhouse, Japanese lantern making and more!

    3. Dance Lessons at Dance Unlimited – Choose between Tap or Ballet to fill your evening.

    4. Hoop Dancing at Soolah Hoops  Learn how to Hula Hoop and other ways to dance using a hoop–you can drop in anytime until June 22nd at Dublin Roasters.

    5. Cooking Classes at the Kitchen Studio – Cook gourmet foods in these classes:  including using Flying Dog Beer for Father’s Day and a Sushi 101 class for adults!

    6. Beginner Rock Climbing by City of Frederick Recreation Go on some day-long excursions in the Frederick Watershed throughout the summer (and they provide all of the equipment!)

    7. Wild Food and Medicine Walk in the Watershed by City of Frederick Recreation – Be able to spot edible herbs in the wild with the staff at Fox Haven Organic Farm!

    8. Introductory Rappelling Class by City of Frederick Recreation  Day-long excursions learning how to properly rappel down boulders in the Watershed.

    9. Adult Foil by City of Frederick Recreation – Enhance your dueling skills and learn how to use a foil to fence!

 

Frederick Eagles Club

Have you heard of FOE?  It has been in Frederick for a long time, but if you’re new around here, you might not know what we’re talking about!

What is the FOE?

The Fraternal Order of the Eagles started as a way for competing theater owners to handle a musicians’ strike in Seattle, Washington. After they successfully resolved their issues, they formed an organization where they met in local theaters and once they took care of business, would relax and socialize. Once their numbers grew, they dubbed their organization “The Fraternal Order of the Eagles” with the bald eagle as their mascot. Nests for birds of prey are called “aeries,” hence the name of the building in which the FOE hold their meetings and events. Our local Frederick Aerie is number 1067.

When they began, a lot of members were actors, stagehands, and playwrights that carried the organization around with them as they toured across the US and Canada, but now, anyone can join the club!

What does an Eagle do?

A member of the Eagle’s club likes to socialize in their aerie, but also is involved with the community with charitable giving and government relations. The Eagles give back 100% of the contributions they receive in the form of grants. Historically, the organization as a whole as contributed to medical research as well as environmental efforts to save the Bald Eagle as well as the Golden Eagle from extinction. The Eagles also have historically supported legislation for workers, particularly for pensions, Social Security, Medicare, and Workmen’s Compensation.

The club also provides benefits to their members, including access to any of their social clubs which are located throughout the United States and Canada, their Eagle Village in Florida for migrating Eagles, as well as Memorial Foundation benefits which include education grants, medical benefits, dental benefits, and more.

So drop by and check out our local Aerie on 216 E Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21701, across the street from the Post Office!

To learn more, visit the Frederick Aerie’s Website as well as the Maryland FOE and National FOE.

Want to check out the Eagles Club for yourself? Enter our giveaway for 2 tickets to their 2017 Gun Bonanza on November 4th 2017! Enter by October 25th 2017. 

Frederick Reads!

The Frederick County Public Libraries 2017 Frederick Reads author is the hilariously intelligent and worldly Bill Bryson. His works include humorous books on world travel, science, and the English Language which he explains in a witty, charming and nostalgic way. Some of his works include “A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail,” “A Short History of Nearly Everything” as well as “In a Sunburned Country.” Make sure to mark your calendar for this well-loved, bestselling American Author, as he’ll be in town lecturing and signing books as follows:

 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Weinberg Center for the Arts

7:30 PM – Speech with Q&A

8:30 PM – Book signing

Monday, March 6, 2017

Frederick Community College

11:00 AM – Speech with Q&A

12:00 PM – Book signing