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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Big Bubba's Fishing Rodeo, Saturday, May 14

Teach your son or daughter how to cast their line (or let the professionals teach you both!) at Big Bubba's Fishing Rodeo in Bowie this Saturday. They'll even provide the rods and reels!

It's only $5 for ages 5-10 (and all kids must be accompanied by an adult) but you have to pre-register via SMARTlink #457914.

The fishing rodeo takes place at the Governor Bridge Natural Area in Bowie (near the Baysox Stadium) and lasts from 9am-12 noon.

Additional Details:

Governor Bridge Natural Area
7600 Governor Bridge Road
Bowie, MD 20716

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Cheverly Day, Saturday, May 14

The grandest day of the year in Cheverly is Cheverly Day and it's coming up this Saturday, May 14. The wonderful hamlet of Cheverly turns 80 this year and big celebrations are in store.

Stake our your spot on Cheverly Avenue between Kilmer and Forest to see the parade which begins at 10am. Although, quite frankly, it seems everyone in town is in at least one participating group so I don't know who will actually be on hand to view it!

Then, head over to Town Park for a great line-up of musicians and performers on the Main Stage, games at the Midway, tables hosted by town organizations, food vendors, the infamous St. Ambrose Beer Garden, the East v West Softball game (East side rules!), and much, much more.

Make sure to head back to Town Park or another good viewing area (the parking lot of the Methodist Church is good for kiddos who don't like the noise) for the fireworks at 9:15. It's the best show in the area--a trial run for the 4th of July show on the National Mall--you don't want to miss it.

All kinds of details can be found at

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cheverly Truck Touch Thunders into Town on Saturday, May 7

There is one -- and only one -- MUST DO event this weekend: The 14th Annual Cheverly Truck Touch! Here are all the details!

On Saturday, May 7, at the 14th Annual Cheverly Truck Touch, children can sit in the driver's seat of a cement truck, honk the horn of a dump truck, run around inside the trailer of an 18 wheeler, check out a race car, stand on the back of a garbage truck, get up close and personal with a bucket truck, turn on the siren of a police car, put on a fire hat and "drive" a fire truck, and SO MUCH MORE! More than 20 vehicles will be at the Cheverly Truck Touch this year and children can get inside and hands on with every single one of them!

There will also be a small ride-on train, games geared just for little ones, face painting, and yummy hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks, baked goods, balloons and adorable t-shirts for sale.

Admission is just $5 for ages 1-12 (under 1 and over 12 are free!) and includes 4 game tickets (additional game tickets are for sale at just $5 for 20!).

The Cheverly Truck Touch is a fundraiser for the non-profit Cheverly Nursery Schools.

Here are all the details:

14th Annual Cheverly Truck Touch --
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Cheverly United Methodist Church Parking Lot
2801 Cheverly Avenue, Cheverly, MD 20785

The trucks will fill up the parking lot, but plenty of street parking will be available.

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