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Springtime Family Fun

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As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it is the perfect time to get out and explore our area. Southern Maryland has something for everyone; from the rich history of the first Maryland colonists to the beautiful beaches at North Beach, with plenty of opportunity to explore in-between. 

Macaroni Kid Calvert – St. Mary’s always has tons of ideas for family fun. Read on for some local outings we think you and your loved ones will enjoy this spring!

Brush up on your Maryland State history with a trip to St. Clement’s Island Museum, located in Coltons Point. This is a great spot to bring the family to learn about Maryland’s early history dating back to 1634. Find out about the colonial arrival at St. Clement’s Island in the museum and discover a 19th-century schoolhouse located on the property.

Starting in March (weather permitting), you can also take the water taxi over to St. Clement’s Island to discover the Blackistone Lighthouse. Be sure to mark your calendar for Maryland Day held on March 25, which celebrates the founding of our state. The museum is open daily from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit their Facebook page @SCIMuseum or call 301-769-2222.

Looking for more Maryland historical locations? Don’t miss an opportunity to visit Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum & Historic Park, the Drayden African American Schoolhouse, the Old Jail Museum, Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, or Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. 

In person storytimes might be on hold for now at both county libraries, but that doesn’t mean your little one has to miss out on all the library activities. Calvert and St. Mary’s County Libraries are offering virtual storytimes and events for kids of all ages online. Visit their websites for a list of events or to reserve your favorite new book today: calvertlibrary.info & stmalib.org.

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center is another local family favorite. This lovely spot is located in Solomons and offers a quarter-mile walking path through the woods. My kids love playing in the Fairy Lolly Creative Play Space and being on the lookout for new sculptures or paintings in the woods. 

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center is offering outdoor family classes and activities, which are a great way to explore the Garden and try something new together.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Fairy and Gnome Home Festival held on April 18 and keep a lookout for our Macaroni Kid Fairy house! To learn more, visit their website at www.annmariegarden.org or call 410-326-4640.

Macaroni Kid Calvert – St. Mary’s is a free weekly newsletter and website that focuses on fun family events and information in both Calvert and St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Visit us on Facebook @macaronikidcalvert and online at calvert.macaronikid.com to subscribe to our newsletter and to see events happening in our area.

Please note that with the ever-changing circumstances of COVID-19, be sure to verify that the listed locations are open before you head out the door.