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Welcome to Issue #12 of Off the Beaten Path. This weeks issue includes Cambodia Community Day, miniature golf, electronics, and little league baseball. Feel free to share this issue with family, friends, or co-workers by using the “Share/Save” button at the bottom of this page.
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The Cambodian Community Day dates back to 1998 when the event first took place at Barcroft Park in Arlington, VA. The goal of the Community Day is to bring together Cambodian and American communities to recognize the achievments of Khmer people (people of Cambodian descent), to exhibit the Cambodian heritage, and to have fun while educating children about their culture.
Since 2003, the event has taken place at Ben Brenman Park in Alexandria, VA. This years Community Day theme is “Cambodia, the beautiful”. Througout the day, attendess will be treated to entertainment, social dances, and live music. In addition, paintings, crafts and other works of art will be on display and available for purchase. An exhibit of the Angkor Wat Replica, and the Pailin and Tonle Sap regions will be on display too.
Last, but not least, vendors will be offering various Cambodian foods for sale.
When: Sunday, August 22, 2010 12PM – 6PM
Where: Ben Brenman Park, 5000 Duke St., Alexandria, Virginia
Many of those familiar with the Kennedy Krieger Institute know about the organizations holiday benefit, the “Festival of Trees”. Well, this summer the institute brings you the 3rd Annual “Festival of TEES”. The purpose of this event is to raise money for the Silberstein-Harryman Endowment at the Kennedy Krieger Institute to benefit children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida.
72 golfers will compete at the Festival of TEES on Sunday, August 21 to qualify for the National Harris Cup Minature Golf Tournament in Scranton, PA on October 2, 2010. There will be $10,000 in prize money up for grabs at the Harris Cup.
Those interested in competing for a good case at the Festival of TEES must register at ParTee Golf in Perry Hall, MD by 11pm on Friday, August 20, 2010. The cost to register for the competition is $25.00.
When: Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 9AM
Where: ParTee Golf, 4123 East Joppa Road, Baltimore, MD 21236
Note: The course is wheel chair accessible.
The National Electronics Museum came to life because of a Westinghouse Family Day that occurred in 1973. The family day gave employees a chance to show their own families products that they had help create. The idea for the family day was developed by Robert Dwight, an employee of the Westinghouse Defense and Electronics Systems Center. The day was such a success that Mr. Dwight thought it would be a great idea to share the finished products of his fellow employees with the general public by way of a museum. He enlisted the help of Jack Sun, a fellow employee of Westinghouse, and the rest is history.
In 1980, the National Electronics Museum was incorporated as a non-profit museum in the state of Maryland. In 1983, the museum opened with only 2,000 square feet of space. Today, the museum has 22,000 square feet of space.
The museum features twelve exhibit galleries and thousands of artifacts. Some of the unique artifacts that can be found in the museum include:
- An operational amateur radio station capable of worldwide communications by voice, Morse code, digital modes, and television.
- World War II Army Air Force and U.S. Navy jamming and receiving gear.
- The Lunar TV Camera that brought the first steps on the Moon to every living room.
- The type of radar that detected the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941
In addition, museum goers can learn how electromagnetic waves power our cell phones, cook our food, and help us see into space, how the Doppler effect was adapted to measure the speed of cars, see the early Weather satellite sensors, and learn the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism.
When: 9AM – 3PM, Monday – Friday & 10AM – 2PM, Saturday
Where: 1745 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, Maryland
Interested in watching a ballgame in Camden Yards, Memorial Stadium, Wrigley Field, Citizens Bank Park, Nationals Stadium, and Fenway Park all in one week, without leaving the state of Maryland? If so, you can take a trip to Ripken Academy in Aberdeen, MD where 16 teams from across the United States, Canada, the Republic of Korea, Australia, Mexico and Japan will compete in the 2010 Cal Ripken World Series.
All though the athletes (all either 11 or 12 years old) will not be playing in the real ballparks that were listed, they will be playing in scaled down replicas of each park on the Ripken Academy grounds. The tournament kicked off on Saturday, August 14 and will continue until Sunday, August 22 when the World Championship game will take place. The U.S. and International Championship games will be played on Saturday, August 21, 2010.
All games are free and open to the public. Tickets are needed for the World Championship on August 22nd. However, the tickets are free and they can reserved via the Ripken Baseball website.
When: thru Sunday, August 22, 2010
Where: 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, MD 21001
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