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Get Outside

Outdoor enthusiast families, this is your year. Author Bryan MacKay has given us three new guides to inspire and lead us as we hike, bike and paddle our way around Maryland.

Brice Community Day with Bob the Builder

Calling all volunteers! Historic Annapolis is having Brice Community Day with Bob the Builder on Saturday, April 21, 7am-5:30pm.

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We need lots of hands to help Bob the Builder at Brice Community Day! Join us as we celebrate the restoration of the historic James Brice House!

Volunteer Shifts:
Shift 1: 7am - 10 am for Set Up
Shift 2: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm for Event Activities
Shift 3: 12 pm to 3:30 pm for Event Activities
Shift 4: 3 pm to 5:30 pm for Break Down

Volunteers will be: Hosting booths of art, construction, architectural, craft, and story time activities, setting up tents and tables, and more.

Activities: Tours of the historic James Brice House, STEM themed building activities, Bob the Builder visits, Colonial Williamsburg master craftsmen, face painting, art activities, live band, food trucks, archaeology digs, touch a truck, and more!

Location: James Brice House, 42 East Street, Annapolis

High School clubs, church groups, community groups, area businesses, and families are welcomed to volunteer together and enjoy this community free event presented by Historic Annapolis. Service hours will be verified for this event.

Building supplies needed!
We need some toy trucks, legos, and building blocks for the event. "Used" items are perfect. We can't guarantee they will be returned.

Learn more about Brice Community Day here! Or contact Janet Hall at





Autism Friendly Activities

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Whether you have a family member, friend or a neighbor with autism, April is the time to take a moment to learn and understand more about those living with autism.

Take the STEM Pledge and Win STEM toys for your school!

As the parents of six daughters, including America’s only all-female quintuplets, Danielle and Adam Busby (best known for their appearance on TLC’s hit reality series, OutDaughtered) feel a particular responsibility to ensure their girls are given equal opportunities when it comes to learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Enter our 2018 Kids of Summer Contest!

Here's your chance to get your kid on the cover of Chesapeake Family LIFE Magazine!

Do you have an adorable photo of your baby at the beach, your preschooler splashing in the pool or your kid enjoying a melting ice cream cone?

Enter it in our annual Kids of Summer photo contest sponsored by Labbe Family Orthodontics. Use the form below to enter your photo Kids of Summer Photo Contest.

And once you've submitted your photo, view the Kids of Summer photo gallery here and vote for your cutie!

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All contest entrants will receive the Chesapeake Family LIFE enewsletters with local events and information. We will not sell your name to a third party company. You may unsubscribe or change your email newsletter preferences at any time.

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All entries will be posted in the photo gallery (within two business days). Entries may also be posted on our Facebook page and other social media.

Be sure to fill out the form completely including your name, city, child(ren)'s name and age(s), phone and a short paragraph about why this is the perfect Kids of Summer photo. Please make sure we can reach you if your child is chosen as a winner!

Please only submit one photo per child to the contest. By submitting a photo you are providing Jefferson Communications/Chesapeake Family the right to use and publish the photo. If your photo was taken by a professional photographer, please get permission or release of rights before submitting it. By submitting this photo you acknowledge you are, or have permission of, the parent or guardian of pictured child(ren) and the photographer to submit the photo in the contest.

Thank you for participating! Check the June issue for the winners! 

Winners will be announced in the June 2018 issue. The cover photo will be selected by Chesapeake Family Life staff. Most Popular photo is based on most votes, with the winner receiving a gift card, provided by Labbe Family Orthodontics. Additional photos are also be featured inside our June 2018 issue and online.

Teen Tips for Parents and Tech

Is communicating with your parent a hassle? Or just plain funny? We want all of you tweens and teens to tell us about how you communicate with your parents, and what mistakes they’re making in the technological world that they just don’t quite get.

Standout Students Nominations Open

Do you know student who is making a difference in the community? Someone who is a budding entrepreneur, local leader, environmentalist or musician? An innovator whose ideas will change the world? Chesapeake Family LIFE is now accepting nominations for Standout Students!

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Mon Apr 23, 2018 @12:00AM
Lucky Stiff, Annapolis
Tue Apr 24, 2018 @12:00AM
Lucky Stiff, Annapolis
Tue Apr 24, 2018 @ 6:30PM
Wiz Kids, Prince Frederick
Wed Apr 25, 2018 @12:00AM
Lucky Stiff, Annapolis
Wed Apr 25, 2018 @10:30AM
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Thu Apr 26, 2018 @12:00AM
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Creek Critters, Annapolis
Fri Apr 27, 2018 @12:00AM
Lucky Stiff, Annapolis