Kids and nature

The lowdown -- Search through Leight Park on Saturday for souvenirs from nature as part of the program "Journaling in January." The items you find will become part of your own nature journal. The event is sponsored by the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center.


If you go -- The 5-and-older event is 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. There is a fee of $3. The center is at 700 Otter Point Road in Abingdon. Reservations are required. Call 410-612-1688. or 410-879-2000 ext. 1688 or go to

Reptiles galore


The lowdown -- Saturday, Havre de Grace hosts the monthly All Maryland Reptile Show. This month's show features about 80 tables of vendors with reptiles, amphibians, pet food supplies, books and dry goods. Organizers expect about 1,000 people at the show.

If you go -- The show runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Havre de Grace Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane. Admission is $6 adults and $3 children 2-6. Call 410-526-4184 or go to

Nautical and wildlife art

The lowdown -- Browse works from almost 100 artists from all around the country at the Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival this weekend. Held at the Ocean City Convention Center, it features decoys, paintings, sculptures, model ships and other works of art.

If you go -- The event is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4.50. The convention center is at 40th Street and Bay in Ocean City. For more information, call 410-524-9177 or go to