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Events Ongoing Throughout May  
  The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen - A little bit Forrest Gump, a little bit Indiana Jones, 100% real. Discover the most extraordinary Baltimorean you’ve never heard of! The JMM and The MdHS invite you on a journey to put together the puzzle of one man’s life. Jewish Museum of Mayland, Baltimore, 9/14 through 6/14 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 7- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
  LEGO Castle Adventure Exhibit - Builders of all ages are invited to explore, build and play in our newest traveling exhibition – LEGO® Castle Adventure! In this exhibit kids and their families are transported to a LEGO® kingdom where they can become master castle builders, using one of the greatest building materials of all time. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 2/14 through 9/20 Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
  LEGO Castle Adventure at Port Discovery - In this exhibit kids and their families are transported to a LEGO® kingdom where they too can become master castle builders, using one of the greatest building materials of all time. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 2/16 through 9/20 Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
  Sinbad: The Untold Tale - A quest full of humor, genies, sword fights, diamonds, magic boats, and flying carpets! Two young explorers cross the chasm of their differences to become fast friends and fellow adventurers for life. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, 4/8 through 5/31 Ages: 5 and up, Tickets Reqd. 301-280-1660, www.imaginationstage.org.  
 
 
  Dance Theatre of Harlem: Forty Years of Firsts - An exhibition highlighting the many accomplishments of African Americans and other minorities who defied stereotypes, and gravity itself, to pursue their passion and pave the way for future generations of artists. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, 4/18 through 8/30 Tickets Reqd. 443-263-1875, www.rflewismuseum.org/special-exhibition.  
 
 
  Dunkin' Donuts Accepts Nominations For Community Hero Awards - Dunkin’ Donuts will honor 10 heroes serving the Greater Baltimore region. Nominations for the Community Hero Award will be accepted through June 30 and members of the local community are encouraged to nominate an individual by visiting www.dunkinheroes.com. The Greater Baltimore region, 5/1 through 6/30 www.dunkinheroes.com.  
 
 
  Amateur Olympiad 2016 - Call for amateur athletes from the ages of 7 to grandma and grandpa. This family-friendly event features child appropriate events, and events for the entire family. Track and field, swimming, crossfit, dance, and volleyball are a few of the scheduled events. Pre-register online today. Camden Yards, Baltimore, 5/12 through 7/23 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Reserv Reqd, www.amateurolympiad.org.  
 
 
  Waterfront Wellness Series - Free fitness classes at the Inner Harbor. Waterfront Partnership and Medifast bring the Waterfront Wellness Series back to the Inner Harbor, with new programming beginning May 23rd. West Shore Park, 501 Light St, Baltimore, 5/23 through 9/20 8- 10 a.m., Reserv Reqd, www.waterfrontpartnership.org.  
 
 
Events Ongoing Throughout June  
  The BFG at The National Theatre - Based on the book by Roald Dahl. The BFG is the world’s only friendly giant. He operates in the strictest of secrecy to bring good dreams to the human world, while his nasty counterparts steal and have the despicable habit of eating children. The National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC, 6/14 through 7/25 Ages: 5 and up, Tickets Reqd. 301-280-1664, thenationaldc.org/events/big-friendly-giant.  
 
 
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Tidewater Archaeology Days. - Help uncover the past at one of the best-preserved colonial sites in the nation. Take a guided tour of excavations, and don’t miss a once-a-year opportunity to explore the archaeology laboratory (sign up at the Visitor Center when you arrive). Under 5 admitted free. Historic St. Mary’s City, St. Mary’s City, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 240-895-4990, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.  
 
 
RiverFest - Hosted by the St. Mary’s River Watershed Association. Wade-In for Clean Water with Senator Bernie Fowler. Live music, environmental and children’s activities, kayaking. Historic St. Mary’s City, State House Lawn and Waterfront (park at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary), 47414 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., 240-895-4990, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.  
 
 
Caring Teens Respite Care Training Program - Learn how to care for children with disabilities and provide respite care. This day-long program prepares teens to offer first-rate care for children who have mild to moderate disabilities and/or enter the field of special education some day. Email to register for Sept. training. Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. mona@caringcommunities.org www.caringcommunities.org.  
 
 
National Heritage Area War of 1812 Bicentennial Passport - Participants visit 10 unique 1812 sites, attractions, programs, and events(including four mandatory sites) to receive a commemorative coin. Participation is free. Visit www.facebook.com/1812passport for more information. Reserv Reqd. www.facebook.com/1812passport.  
 
 
Terrapin Adventures Explorer Kids Course - The Terrapin Explorer Ropes Course has 22 different fun elements that you can walk, balance, swing, zip, and crawl through, designed especially for kids ages 5-9. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
Art On The Trail - On the Red Trail just beyond the Light Rail Tracks, hikers can view sculptures created by local artists. These sculptures combine art and nature in the captivating winter scenery of Robert E. Lee Park. Robert E. Lee Park, Baltimore, www.relpnc.org/art-trail-2.  
 
 
World's Largest Pie Fight attempt - This family event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for kids and adults to get into the record books (and into astronomical amounts of shaving cream) while benefitting a local non-profit. During sign-in, there will be music, contests, balloon sculptors, juggling school, and an Orioles bird visit! 6770 Oak Hall Lane Columbia, MD 21045 8:30 11:15 443-996-8197 www.crowdrise.com/piefight  
 
 
Free Counseling for Children Traumatized by Rioting - Baltimore Child Abuse Center’s team of licensed social workers will be available immediately to meet with children and families impacted by the violence and rioting over these last few days to help them cope with any trauma experienced. Crisis counseling will be offered free. Reserv Reqd. 410-396-6147,  
 
 
Gunpowder Falls Tubing - Celebrate the hot summer day tubing down the Gunpowder Falls River. Pack a lunch and plenty of water. Closed toe shoes are a must! Children must be at least 8 and able to paddle their tube around obstacles in the water. Program meets offsite and shuttling from put-in to take-out is required. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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May

May 23  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Big Truck Day is Heading Our Way - The Baltimore City Department of Public Works and other city agencies will have their big trucks on display for all the kids (both big and small) to see, touch and sit in at this free, fun outdoor event. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: 0- 60, by none 410-545-6541, www.publicworks.baltimorecity.gov.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Godspell - Free Public Performance - Performed by the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts' Young Columbians. Reservations required. Haven on the Lake, Columbia, 3 & 7:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-381-0700, www.CCTArts.com.  
 
 
Nature Quest Hike - Enjoy the Trolley Trail and the Banneker Back Country on a guided hike as we collect two rubbings for the Baltimore County Nature Quest. A 2.5 mile hike over easy to moderate terrain suitable for adults and children over the age of 5. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 05/22/2015 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Memorial Day Weekend - Children get faces painted, dressed up as pirates and set sail for a treasure hunt on the water. While reading a map to find sunken treasure, the young pirates use water cannons in defense against an enemy pirate. Discount with military ID all weekend. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Gallery Drawing Family Workshop - Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills and build their portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. This family-oriented workshop is designed for kids and their favorite adults to enjoy together. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 9- 13, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Babywearing for Expectant Parents - Learn about carriers that are ideal for newborn babywearing as our Certified Babywearing Educator, Katie, guides you. This class is geared towards expecting parents, but can also accommodate brand new families. Come learn how babywearing can fit into your lifestyle. greenberries, 6925 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, 3- 4 p.m., 410-290-6253, www.greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/columbia-events.  
 
 
Cloth Diapering 101 - In this very popular workshop, you will learn about pockets and AIOs, hybrids, and prefolds, wetbags and sprayers. Laundering and the basics are covered in detail. greenberries, 6925 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, 5- 6 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 05/22/2015 410-290-6253, www.greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/columbia-events.  
 
 
Red Cross Blood Drive at Marley Station Mall - Join Marley Station Mall and the American Red Cross to help save lives by donating blood in memory of Justin Fishell, a Maryland native who lost his life because of a motor vehicle accident in 2011. Marley Station, 7900 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.,  
 
 
Fairies and Elves - Learn all about these mysterious inhabitants of the forest and search for their presence at Oregon Ridge Park. Enjoy crafting houses for them and make a craft to take home. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Yoga Storytelling - Story Warriors learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework beloved childrens' tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Day-of drop-in available. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, 9:30- 11 a.m., Ages: 4- 8, Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055 x7142, www.everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#yst.  
 
 
Go Wild with Cookies - Participate in the Nature Center's first ever Wild Cookie Contest. Bring in your best cookie made with at least one of the following ingredients: honey, blackberries, or strawberries. Sample all the cookies and vote for the best. Bring recipes to share. End the event with a hike. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 11- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Gem Mining Weekend - Purchase a bucket full of enriched ore, and use the water flume to discover gems you can take home with you. Fun for all ages. Geode cracking, too. The petting farm and the rides will also be open on Monday, May 25. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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May 24  
The Art and Science of Rocks - Take a walk through the geologic story of the bay as told by rocks. "Read" the rocks you find on a hike in the park and paint a masterpiece - you choose the rock canvas! Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Godspell - Free Public Performance - Performed by the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts' Young Columbians. Reservations required. Haven on the Lake, Columbia, 3 & 7:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-381-0700, www.CCTArts.com.  
 
 
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Memorial Day Weekend - Children get faces painted, dressed up as pirates and set sail for a treasure hunt on the water. While reading a map to find sunken treasure, the young pirates use water cannons in defense against an enemy pirate. Discount with military ID all weekend. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
The Art and Science of Rocks - Take a walk through the geologic story of the bay as told by rocks. "Read" the rocks you find on a hike in the park and paint a masterpiece -- you choose the rock canvas. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Fairies and Elves - Learn all about these mysterious inhabitants of the forest and search for their presence at Oregon Ridge Park. Enjoy crafting houses for them and make a craft to take home. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
MCVET’s 20th Annual 5K/10K - Help homeless veterans and other veterans in need by running in these open, amateur races through downtown Baltimore. Proceeds will support the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc., which gives veterans resources and support to overcome homelessness, addiction and unemployment. War Memorial Building, Baltimore, 7:30 a.m.- noon, Tickets Reqd. 410-576-9626 x253, www.mcvet.org.  
 
 
Gem Mining Weekend - Purchase a bucket full of enriched ore, and use the water flume to discover gems you can take home with you. Fun for all ages. Geode cracking, too. The petting farm and the rides will also be open on Monday, May 25. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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May 25  
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Memorial Day Weekend - Children get faces painted, dressed up as pirates and set sail for a treasure hunt on the water. While reading a map to find sunken treasure, the young pirates use water cannons in defense against an enemy pirate. Discount with military ID all weekend. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
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May 27  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Kid's Night Out! - Enjoy the evening out while your kids enjoy a fun-filled night of nature activities. Children will participate in activities including arts and crafts, animal encounters, nature games and even a tasty pizza dinner. Spaces limited so be sure to register early. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 6- 9 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
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May 28  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Lunch Bunch - Pack a lunch, a blanket, and enjoy stories on the library lawn. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the library's meeting room. Riviera Beach Community Library 1130 Duvall Hwy, Pasadena, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 2- 5, 410-222-6285, www.aacpl.net  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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May 29  
Tales and Tails! - Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an up close interaction with Irvine’s animal friends. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, w/ adult, 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Cinderella Kids - A cast of talented young Carroll County actors take the stage at the Carroll Arts Center in a fully staged production. With a beautiful score and classic songs from the film, Cinderella Kids will charm its way into your heart, and remind audiences that dreams really can come true. Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, 7 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.  
 
 
What Happens Next - What Happens Next is an exciting way to promote literacy skills, self-confidence, and public speaking proficiency in children. This is a free program that encourages young students, ranging in age from 6-12, to write for pleasure, expanding their imagination and communication skills in the process. WLOY Radio at Loyola University, 4- 6 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 908-692-0558, www.wloy.org/shows/what-happens-next.  
 
 
A Tribute to John Williams - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) presents a tribute to the work of film composer John Williams, considered one of the greatest of all time. Hear some of the most popular film scores in history including music from Superman, Home Alone, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter, and more. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.bsomusic.org.  
 
 
Preschool Pandas (Play & Fitness for ages 3 to 5) - This is not a martial arts program but is a good preparation for one. Included are many of the same warm ups used in Jing Ying’s kung fu classes along with other activities that build coordination, strength, flexibility and fitness. Caregiver is free to join in with their child. Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Arnold, 11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 3- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-431-5200, www.JingYing.org.  
 
 
Nature Tots: Silly Goose - Introduce your preschooler to the world of Geese through games, stories, and crafts in this fun, interactive program. Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 05-28-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Nature Tots: Silly Goose - Introduce your preschooler to the world of Geese through games, stories, and crafts in this fun, interactive program. Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 05-28-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
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May 30  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Rockin’ the Cause 2015 - The JoeyDCares Rock Orchestra is hosting their annual signature concert event featuring live Rock, Pop, Motown, and Jazz music, fun audience involvement and special visual effects. Concert proceeds benefit the Carroll County Special Olympics. Century High School Auditorium, 355 Ronsdale Rd., Sykesville, 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-549-6296 mailbox #6, www.jdcrockorchestra.org.  
 
 
Howard County Passport to the Past 2015 Kick-Off - The program invites children in preschool through Grade 8 to discover the county’s past. Participants may pick up a Passport booklet and begin their journey visiting Howard County mill ruins, learn the history of local firefighting, visit two-room schoolhouses, a meditative shrine, and more. Howard County Library Miller Branch, Ellicott City, 1- 5 p.m., www.hchsmd.org.  
 
 
Growing Up Wild Training - Growing up WILD is an early childhood education program for ages 3 - 7 that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Participants will receive the Growing Up WILD Curriculum Book. Adults only. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 1- 4 p.m., Ages: adults, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Canoe Lake Roland - Join a ranger-led canoe trip around Lake Roland while enjoying the scenery at Robert E. Lee Park. A limited number of canoes will be available. Please call (410) 887-4156 or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr. Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Explore the Shore - At low tide, head down to the shoreline to search for evidence of estuary creatures. Gather interesting natural materials to construct a creek critter. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
A Sense of the Night - Venture into the darkness of the woods and experience how your other senses come to light as your sight fades away. No flashlights required. Parent participation is optional. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 8:30- 10 a.m., Ages: 8- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Moss Workshop - Join the Natural History Society of Maryland for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 05/29/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Colonial Cabin Cookery - How did Mr. Banneker and his family cook their meals? And what sorts of things might they have eaten? Come to the Banneker Farmstead and find out! Drop in this afternoon for a conversation with a costumed interpreter and a demonstration of simple open hearth cookery. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Cinderella Kids - A cast of talented young Carroll County actors take the stage at the Carroll Arts Center in a fully staged production. With a beautiful score and classic songs from the film, Cinderella Kids will charm its way into your heart, and remind audiences that dreams really can come true. Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture - Each weekend in May, use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Art Cart Derby - Highlandtown’s awesome gravity-powered vehicle race returns. An all-ages festival with music, art, and food! Come early for Blockenstein. Bank St. and Highland Ave., Baltimore, noon- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Children's Chorus of Maryland Class Demonstration - Bring your child to a Class Demonstration at our school in Towson. Due to limited space, register online. Children have the chance to participate in a fun, play-based exploratory music class with an experienced teacher and group of current students. 320 East Towsontown Blvd., Terrace Level, Towson, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 5 1/2- 10, Reserv Reqd. by May 29, 2015 410-494-1480, www.ccmsings.org.  
 
 
Whose Poo is on my Shoe? - Who pooped in the park? Learn Common Scat Identification and make edible “poo” to take home. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
A Tribute to John Williams - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) presents a tribute to the work of film composer John Williams, considered one of the greatest of all time. Hear some of the most popular film scores in history including music from Superman, Home Alone, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter, and more. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, 3 & 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.bsomusic.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Fish! - Come explore the exciting world of these underwater creatures. We’ll learn about our finned friends through stories, activities, and art. We’ll even try our hand at fish prints for you to take home. Snack and take home craft provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Fish! - Come explore the exciting world of these underwater creatures. We’ll learn about our finned friends through stories, activities, and art. We’ll even try our hand at fish prints for you to take home. Snack and take home craft provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for birds in several refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 8:15- 10:15 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 05-29-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Herp Search - Join a refuge naturalist on this guided search for reptiles and amphibians. Wear good walking shoes! Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 05-29-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Night Hike - Discover the nighttime world of the refuge as you look and listen for nocturnal animals on this guided walk. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 8- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 05-29-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
3D Printer Demo - Are you curious about 3D printing? Stop in and see a demonstration of this exciting new technology! Riviera Beach Community Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy, Pasadena, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 410-222-6285, www.aacpl.net.  
 
 
Children's Chorus of Maryland Music Class Demonstration - Children have the chance to participate in a fun, play-based exploratory music class with an experienced teacher and group of children currently enrolled in Children's Chorus of Maryland at our school in Towson. Due to limited space, register online at www.ccmsings.org 320 East Towsontown Blvd., Terrace Level, Towson, 10- 10:50 a.m., Ages: 5 1/2- 13, Reserv Reqd. by May 28, 2015 410-494-1480, www.ccmsings.org.  
 
 
Fishing and Hunting Swap Meet - Buy, sell, or trade your old gear for new stuff. Games for the kids, food, prizes, and fun. Shop the flea market for vintage goods while Jr. fishes for bargains himself! Patapsco Flea Market, 1400 Patapsco Ave., Patapsco, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Ages: 1- 99, 410-354-1338, www.patapscofleamarket.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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May 31  
Budding Authors - Gather ‘round for a reading of “Turtle’s Day”, and use the tale as inspiration to write and illustrate a storybook, authored by YOU, to share with family and friends! Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1:30- 3 p.m., Ages: 3- 7, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Playing Jewish Geography in the Nineteenth Century - Join Prof. Schwartz (George Washington University) for a virtual tour of some of the major sites visited by Mendes Cohen in Europe and the Middle East from 1829 to 1835. Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 15- 99, 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
Cinderella Kids - A cast of talented young Carroll County actors take the stage at the Carroll Arts Center in a fully staged production. With a beautiful score and classic songs from the film, Cinderella Kids will charm its way into your heart, and remind audiences that dreams really can come true. Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture - Each weekend in May, use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Fazafam Free Dance Class - Free Fazafam dance class at the JCC Block Party Jewish Community Center, 3506 Gwynnbrook Rd, Owings Mills, 11 a.m.,  
 
 
Brides Against Breast Cancer - Brides Against Breast Cancer sells donated wedding gowns at sales across the country at tremendous savings and the profits contribute to free programs for cancer patients and their families. 2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, 6- 9:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org.  
 
 
Grand Opening Event - The official opening of the new Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club Clubhouse and COHO Grill. This free event is open to the public and will include a tour of the new clubhouse, contests throughout the afternoon, goodies and more. A cash bar open throughout. Registration is not required but encouraged. 11130 Willowbottom Drive, Columbia, 1:30- 4:30 p.m., ColumbiaAssociation.org/Hobbits.  
 
 
A Tribute to John Williams - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) presents a tribute to the work of film composer John Williams, considered one of the greatest of all time. Hear some of the most popular film scores in history including music from Superman, Home Alone, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter, and more. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.bsomusic.org.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for early spring migrants in various refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 8- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 05-30-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Schechter on the Move 5K Race and 1 Mile Family Fun Run - After the race, there will be free food and refreshments, water tag, a moon bounce, a DJ, face painting, and more! Also, make sure to stop by the GECEC Giftique for a great selection of local vendors. Krieger Schechter Day School, Pikesville, 8- 11 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. bit.ly/KSDS_5K.  
 
 
Whose Poo is on my Shoe? - Who pooped in the park? Learn Common Scat Identification and make edible “poo” to take home. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Community Block Party - A fun family weekend activity at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center (JCC). The ball fields will be transformed into a bustling street fair when the center once again delivers an amazing Community Block Party. There will be activities, musical performances, food, and more! The Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-559-3546, www.jcc.org.  
 
 
Free Chamber Concert - The amazing talents of our orchestra members are on display when they come together in small ensembles. Hear some of the great works of the chamber literature up close in a beautiful, intimate setting. The concert is FREE and no seat reservation is required. Donations to support the series accepted. Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia, 3- 4:30 p.m., 410-465-8777, www.columbiaorchestra.org.  
 
 
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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June

Jun 2  
Homeschool Day - Homeschooled families are invited to participate in a range of hands-on programs that encourage students to practice the professional skills used by architects and engineers. Students can design habitats for animals, discover the art of architectural drawing, and design monuments. National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 4- 14, Reserv Reqd. by 05/29/15 Tickets Reqd. 202-272-2448, go.nbm.org/site/Calendar/1611576787?view=Detail&id=11.  
 
 
Book of the Month: Birdhouse For Rent by Harriet Ziefert - Readings at 10:30 and 11:30 am. Free with admission to the Building Zone. A birdhouse provides shelter for many different creatures, even wasps and chipmunks. Let’s learn how they share the birdhouse as the seasons change. National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 3- 5, Tickets Reqd. 202-272-2448, www.nbm.org/families-kids/book-of-the-month-literacy.  
 
 
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Jun 3  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Champps to Host Benefit for the Howard County Autism Society - Champps in Columbia is teaming up with the Howard County Autism Society to support individuals affected by autism. Champps, Columbia, 6- 9 p.m.,  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Toddler Time at the B&O - Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blueville, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Begins promptly. Train ride weather permitting. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
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Jun 4  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Knitting Circle - The knitting circle is designed to bring those interested in learning, teaching, discussing, or simply just being around others passionate about knitting and crocheting together in a relaxed setting. All levels welcomed. Needles and yarn will be available. Clay Pots, 1635 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jun 5  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
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Jun 6  
PB&J: The Pollinating Butterflies Job - Discover the role that butterflies play in the ecosystem as pollinators and learn to identify several common to Maryland on this guided 2.0-mile, 2-hour hike. Field guide recommended. Bring water and dress for the outdoors. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 9- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 06/05/15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
18th Annual Wade-In - Pull up your pants legs and wade into Otter Point Creek to measure water quality. Activities include live music, fish seining, face painting, live animals, decoy carving, Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1- 4 p.m., 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Home Sweet Home - Children (8–12) and their parents learn ways for children to stay at home alone. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, 9- 11 a.m., 410-740-7601, www.hcgh.org.  
 
 
KidsDay Party - Mini-golf and all-you-can-hit batting cages, plus numerous fun offerings available and free to all, including arts and crafts, a moon bounce, Zumba® for kids, face painting, animal balloons, dance music, a photo booth, and a variety of games and structured activities. olumbia SportsPark, 5453 Harpers Farm Road, Columbia, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., ColumbiaAssociation.org/KidsDay.  
 
 
Tree-sure Hunt - Can you find them all? We’ll be using games and maps to find the trees that Mr. Banneker would have used during his lifetime and learn why they were important. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 06/05/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Free Combing Head Checks for Head Lice - Start summer off right with a free combing head check for your children courtesy of The Center for Lice Control. Participants receive a certificate stating they have been checked and cleared. Time slots are limited. Call, text, or go online to reserve. Walk-ins taken if time allows. Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Co, 1- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 6/5/15 410 487-2899, www.centerforlicecontrol.com.  
 
 
June Breakfast - Support the Trinity outreach programs. Sponsored by the Men’s Club. All are invited to attend. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, eggs, applesauce, and a beverage. Children under 3 are free. Trinity United Methodist, 2100 Westchester Avenue, Catonsville, 9- 11 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-747-5841, www.trinitycatonsville.com.  
 
 
FREE Head Checks - Center for Lice Control - Get a FREE combing head check to start your summer with a “Clear Head”! Get checked for free ($25 value) and pick up everything you need for camp. Get your kids checked for lice AND get your shopping done. Each participant will receive a certificate that they have been checked and cleared. Owings Mill Volunteer Fire Company, 1- 4 p.m., 610-324-5661, www.centerforlicecontrol.com.  
 
 
Take Steps Walk - Take Steps is the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's national walk and the nation's largest event dedicated to finding cures for inflammatory bowel diseases. Take Steps brings together this community of children and adults in a fun, energetic and supportive atmosphere with games and music. Inner Harbor, Baltimore, 4- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, 443-276-0861 x2, www.cctakesteps.org/Baltimore.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Myths and Monsters - The Walters has a monster in the closet, and he needs a friend. Visit our educators this month and build a monster of your own, tell mythological tales, slay a dragon, and visit one in the galleries. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Music Box Series: Around the Globe - Journey across the globe through music, song, and dance as the BSO celebrates a multitude of cultures around the world. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, 10 a.m., Ages: 6 months- 3 years, Tickets Reqd. 410-783-8000, www.BSOmusic.org.  
 
 
Miniature Golf 'Fore' Battle of the Books Fundraiser - The Friends of Carroll County Public Library invite you to join us for the second annual Miniature Golf 'Fore' Battle of the Books fundraiser. The Eldersburg Branch will be transformed into an 18-hole miniature golf course. Teams of up to four people can sign up to play throughout the library. Eldersburg Branch, Carroll County Public Library, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. library.carr.org/MiniGolf.  
 
 
Rappel for Kidney Health - The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland invites you to make an impact on kidney disease in an extraordinary way by going “over the edge” of the hotel. You’ll get a fundraising webpage and undergo rappel training and will be photographed while descending from the roof to street level. Hyatt Regency, Baltimore, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-494-8545, www.kidneymd.org.  
 
 
Jamberry Making - “One berry, two berry, pick me a blueberry”. Learn to make jam from seasonal berries. Then, join us around the table for a tea party and tasting of our sweet creations. Don’t forget your favorite tea party hat! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Fazafam Family Jam - Learn dance moves while you have fun with your kids. Free with admission to Port Discovery. Port Discovery, Baltimore, 1- 1:30 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410-871-8322, www.fazafam.com.  
 
 
Wildlife Research at Patuxent - A presentation on the research taking place at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. The speaker will be Paula Henry, a research physiologist at Patuxent. Follows Mid-Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society Meeting. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 7:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 06/05/2015 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
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Jun 7  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Whooping Crane Observatory Tour - Enjoy a guided tour to the Whooping Crane Observatory at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center to observe a pair of graceful and endangered adult whooping cranes. Find out more about the Whooping Crane population recovery program. Arrive early, as tour will leave on time. Space is very limited. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 06/06/15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Meet A Critter - Check out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Bosely Trail Trek - Discover the secrets of the trails at Bosely Conservancy. Hike in the shade of the hardwood swamp trees looking for signs of beaver, deer, birds, and more while investigating the wide variety of plant life. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 9:30- 11 a.m., Ages: 10- adult, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Sundays at Three Sinfonia: From Exile to Freedom - A symphony concert commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and honoring the memory of violinist and humanitarian Bronislaw Huberman. Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-356-7469, www.gordoncenter.com.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Annual Meeting, with Sen. Ben Cardin - As the culmination of our Annual Meeting this year, Senator Cardin will discuss what it means to be a Jewish politician today, the significance of his strong Jewish roots, and how they have affected his political career. Refreshments will be served. Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 15- 99, 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Make family-friendly crafts inspired by Asian Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Wild About Primates! - Learn about how important zoos are in helping these endangered species, as well as see enrichment demos, ask the keepers questions and participate in themed activities. Free with Zoo admission. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.marylandzoo.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Myths and Monsters - The Walters has a monster in the closet, and he needs a friend. Visit our educators this month and build a monster of your own, tell mythological tales, slay a dragon, and visit one in the galleries. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Howard County Family Wellness Day - A free family event that includes a 60-foot obstacle course, kids activities, and fitness demonstrations. Centennial Park, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, 410-988-3786, www.familywellnessday.org.  
 
 
Jamberry Making - “One berry, two berry, pick me a blueberry”. Learn to make jam from seasonal berries. Then, join us around the table for a tea party and tasting of our sweet creations. Don’t forget your favorite tea party hat! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Jun 8  
World Oceans Day at the National Aquarium - During this year’s event, themed “Healthy Ocean, Healthy Planet,” Aquarium guests can enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that promote ocean conservation including: animal encounters, discovery stations and workshops to support ocean friendly practices. National Aquarium, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-576-3800, www.aqua.org.  
 
 
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Jun 9  
Puppet Show: A Fox Tale - Discover the nighttime world of critters found at Patuxent Research Refuge. Length of introduction and puppet show runs approximately 20 minutes total. No registration necessary. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Adult/Child/Infant CPR - Learn skills to clear an airway obstruction, perform CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Earn a two-year American Heart Association completion card (not a health care provider course). HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, 5:30- 9 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7601, www.hcgh.org.  
 
 
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Jun 10  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Finding Your Unknown Ancestors - and the Living Relatives of - Interested in learning more about your family history? Join us as we welcome Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland (JGSM) to the JMM for this exciting program. Learn how to succeed in this fascinating process: where to start, helpful resources and some tricks form the experts. Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, 6:30 p.m., 410-732-6400, jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
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Jun 11  
Learn to Fish - Learn how to cast a rod, identify types of fish and enjoy the experience of fishing in this hands on program for children. All fishing equipment will be provided and registered participants will meet at Cash Lake. Space is limited, participants may select a single date. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Ages: 4- 15, Reserv Reqd. by 06/06/15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
STOOP Storytelling Series - Listen as seven "ordinary" people tell short, personal tales about the adventures of growing up, raising kids, and familial relations. Featuring live music from Baltimore folk songstress Leticia VanSant. Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-356-7469, www.gordoncenter.com.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jun 12  
Tales and Tails! - Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an up close interaction with Irvine’s animal friends. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, w/ adult, 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
Gunpowder Falls Tubing - Celebrate the hot summer day tubing down the Gunpowder Falls River. Pack a lunch and plenty of water. Closed toe shoes are a must! Children must be at least 8 and able to paddle their tube around obstacles in the water. Program meets offsite and shuttling from put-in to take-out is required. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Jun 13  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Summer Wildflower Walk - Want to see a variety of wildflowers but don’t want do a lot of walking in the heat? Join a guided caravan tour (in the comfort of your own vehicle) and travel along our wildlife loop stopping at multiple locations to learn about beautiful summer blooms. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 06/12/15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Fishing Derby - Learn the fishing basics from rangers, and compete for prizes. Other activities will include games, crafts, and making your own fishing pole. Please call (410) 887-4156 or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Hurricane! - Where do hurricanes come from and how dangerous are they? Take a look at some of Maryland's historical storms to help prepare for the predicted increase of big storms events. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 10- 11 a.m., Ages: 8- adult, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Family Fish Fun - Kick off the summer with this fun family outing. Discover the magic of using a seine net to catch the fish swimming about the creek, and be prepared to get “up close and personal” with these slippery creatures. Bring t-shirts to create fish prints for the whole family! Fish-themed refreshments. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1:30- 3:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Colonial Market Fair - Travel back in time to Banneker’s life in the eighteenth century and interact with costumed craftsmen, tradesmen, sutlers and musicians. Stop by Banneker’s cabin, hike his farmstead trails, and learn the story of an amazing African American writer, astronomer, mathematician, and surveyor. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Oella, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, 410-887-1081, www.facebook.com/events/420259758140992.  
 
 
Open Cockpit Day Celebrates WWII Victory - Sit in the pilot seats of the Museum’s outdoor airplanes and imagine being a pilot for a day. The Delaware Wing of the Commemorative Air Force will visit for the day with three of its aircraft. Weather dependent. Family budget-friendly admission. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, Middle River, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-682-6122, www.mdairmuseum.org.  
 
 
Ashley's Army Day for Cystic Fibrosis - A family fun day to raise funds to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Music, games, face painting, arts and crafts, tie dye station, vendors, yoga demonstrations, food, crafts, and a silent auction. 100% of proceeds goes to Cystic Fibrosis. Entry fee enters you into door prize drawlings. Mindful Freedom Yoga Studio, 317 Main St., Reisterstown, noon- 6 p.m., Ages: birth- adult, Tickets Reqd. 410-900-3381, JennHeinstadt@verizon.net.  
 
 
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival - Where else can you learn about drum and boat building, Polish egg decorating, screen painting, letterpress, pigeon racing and so much more in just one day? This one-day, free festival is a celebration of the traditional arts, music, craft and food that makes Maryland a dynamic cultural place. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Choo Choo Blue's Pizza Party - For one day only Choo Choo Blue is hosting a pizza party for all of her friends. Join her for this "saucey" and "cheesy" event as she rolls out a lot of fun at the B&O Pavilion. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2462 x221, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Myths and Monsters - The Walters has a monster in the closet, and he needs a friend. Visit our educators this month and build a monster of your own, tell mythological tales, slay a dragon, and visit one in the galleries. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Free Family Jam - Dance and Bmore is offering free dance classes for the family. It's a free, 50-minute FazaFam Family Jam dance class the 2nd Saturday of each month. Jam to Salsa, Disco, Hip-Hop, Motown and more. New Waverly United Methodist Church, 2nd floor, 644 East 33rd St (across from the Giant), Baltimore, 2- 2:50 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410 871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Music Box Series: Around the Globe - Journey across the globe through music, song, and dance as the BSO celebrates a multitude of cultures around the world. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, 10 a.m., Ages: 6 months- 3 years, Tickets Reqd. 410-783-8000, www.BSOmusic.org.  
 
 
Geocaching - Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Dig out your hiking boots and enjoy this fun adventure through the Oregon Ridge Park. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 9- 11 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Bird Count for Kids - Each participant, accompanied by an adult, will be part of a team led by an experienced birder. The team will record the number of bird species and individuals along a route already mapped out for you. All teams will then tally the results. Swan Harbor Farm, Havre de Grace, 8:30- 11 a.m., Ages: 4- 16, Reserv Reqd. by 6/12/15 443-752-1967, www.harfordyouthbirding.org.  
 
 
Family Clay Art Workshop - Explore the world of dance through clay, by sculpting and decorating a figurine dancer or a ballet shoe with Baltimore Clayworks artist, Sallah Jenkins. To register for either session, please contact the Visitor Services Desk at 443-263-1875. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, noon, Tickets Reqd. 443-263-1800, www.rflewismuseum.org.  
 
 
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Jun 14  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Flat-Water Paddling Basics for Canoe - Learn flat-water paddling techniques, self-rescue, safety, and gear selection. This is an American Canoe Association certified instructional program. No flip-flop shoes, please. A limited number of canoes will be available. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 5 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Fantastic Scales and Fins - Play games and enjoy cool refreshments as you delve into how the fish of Otter Point Creek survive and thrive in our estuarine waters. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 5, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
17th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race - This year’s race will be sporting an “Out of This World” theme in tribute to The Hubble Space Telescope, which celebrated its 25th anniversary recently at AVAM, among many other locations. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 11 a.m., www.avam.org.  
 
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Duo Stephanie and Saar, and actor Stanley Morstein present "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Music of Felix Mendelssohn and words of William Shakespeare. Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-356-7469, www.gordoncenter.com.  
 
 
Eco-Explorers: Scales, Scutes & Skins - Explore the special adaptations and characteristics of reptiles and amphibians and learn about some current research being conducted with molecular genetic techniques. Featuring guest speaker Dr. Brian Masters, from Towson University. Ladew Gardens, Monkton, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 9- 15, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9570, www.ladewgardens.com.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Harford Ballet Company presents Cinderella - This classic fairy tale will be a delight to audience members complete with a fairy Godmother, handsome prince and an unforgettable ball! The production features charming sets, beautiful costumes and magical staging. Bel Air High School, 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-877-0777, www.harfordballetcompany.org.  
 
 
Ladew Gardens’ Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series - Ladew Gardens’ annual Summer Concert Series. What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands! Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Miniature Train Rides - Rides for the family. Child must be able to sit up—cannot be carried. Realistic 1/8 scale model trains run on a 3/5 mile double track in Baltimore City's Leakin Park off Windsor Mill Road. Free, though 501(C)3 donations are accepted. Second Sundays through November. GPS: 1950 Eagle Dr, 21207 Leakin Park, Windsor Mill Rd, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., 410-448-0730, calslivesteam.org.  
 
 
Flag Day at the Jewish Museum of Maryland - Help us bid a fond farewell to The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen this Flag Day. We will have something for everyone with flag related activities throughout the day. Test your knowledge on our state flags, design your own flag and make your own star spangled banner. Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Make family-friendly crafts inspired by Asian Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Tour Dem Parks, Hon! - Ride your bike to benefit Baltimore City Parks. Ride begins and ends in Carroll Park at the Mount Clare Stable. A barbeque with live jazz follows the ride. Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 7 a.m.- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.tourdemparks.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Myths and Monsters - The Walters has a monster in the closet, and he needs a friend. Visit our educators this month and build a monster of your own, tell mythological tales, slay a dragon, and visit one in the galleries. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Cool Kids Courageous 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - The Cool Kids Courageous Run includes a family friendly 5K and a 1-mile fun run/walk that begin at 8 am. All registered participants will receive a cotton race t-shirt before the start and receive a cold wash cloth at the finish line. All children will also receive a medal at the finish! Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, 8 a.m., 410-560-1770, www.coolkidscampaign.org/run.  
 
 
Geocaching - Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Dig out your hiking boots and enjoy this fun adventure through the Oregon Ridge Park. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 9- 11 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Jun 15  
Based on Books - Raccoons! - Each program in this series begins with a beautifully illustrated children’s story about wildlife. Discover more about nature with puppets, props, and activities. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:15 a.m., Ages: 4- 5, Reserv Reqd. by 06/14/15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
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Jun 17  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Toddler Time at the B&O - Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blueville, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Begins promptly. Train ride weather permitting. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
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Jun 18  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
A Night with Maysa - In line with the museum’s mission to promote Maryland African American culture makers, Baltimore-born songstress Maysa provides a 10th anniversary performance. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.rflewismuseum.org.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jun 19  
O is for Opossum - It has a tail like a monkey and a pocket like a kangaroo -- what is it? Learn about North America's only marsupial through stories, games and hands-on activities. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5- 7, Reserv Reqd. by 06/18/15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Tales and Tails! - Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an up close interaction with Irvine’s animal friends. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, w/ adult, 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Waterfront Partnership’s Summer Socials - The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore’s Summer Social Series offers free entertainment on the Waterfront. Attendees will enjoy live music performed by local bands, cold beverages, food trucks, a Waterfront Kids Zone presented by Playworks Maryland and the Walter Sondheim Interactive Fountain. West Shore Park (In between the Science Center and the Visitors Center), Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., www.waterfrontpartnership.org.  
 
 
Longitude and Latitude: Banneker the Celestial Navigator - Hear a dynamic talk about celestial navigation as it relates to ocean and land surveying with Dr. Sethanne Howard, an astronomer and former Chief of the Nautical Almanac Office at the U. S. Naval Observatory. Star-gazing to follow, weather permitting. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 8- 10 p.m., Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 06/18/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Harford Community College Summer Movie Series - ANNIE (2014) - At 12:15 p.m., meet a new friend with the Humane Society of Harford County, and at 1 p.m., enjoy a screening of 2014's "Annie". Ice cream treat after the movie included in ticket price. Chesapeake Theater, Chesapeake Center, Harford Community College, Bel Air, 12:15- 3 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, Reserv Reqd. by 6/19/15 Tickets Reqd. 443-412-2211, tickets.harford.edu.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Picnic Under the Stars - Pack your picnic baskets and say sayonara to spring at Oregon Ridge. Take an early evening woodland stroll, relax on a picnic blanket in the meadow while the sun sets, and meet some of Oregon Ridge Nature Center’s critters. Then, gather around the campfire for songs and s’mores. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 6- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Jun 20  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Critter Dinner Time - Watch our turtles, fish and snakes eat while learning more about these fascinating creatures. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Serpentine Hike - Robert E. Lee Park is part of a narrow band of serpentine lands that once stretched from Alabama to Canada. Join rangers on a hike through the rare plant life and green and brown rocks of this globally rare habitat. Email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr. Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Children’s Gardening - Have fun growing food and flowers. Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as messy fun. Learn about plants, life cycles, and cooking the food you grow. Topic: Summer Salad. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 3- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 10, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Father’s Day Sunset Campfire - Grab Dad and gather around the fire overlooking Otter Point Creek for games, hot dogs, and s’mores while you relax and watch the sun sink below the horizon. Meet at Pontoon Pier. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 7:30- 9:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
KIDZ BOP Make Some Noise Tour - The KIDZ BOP Kids will take the stage to perform family-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits in this energetic and interactive live show. The “Make Some Noise” tour is the ultimate family concert experience that guarantees to get everyone singing and dancing along! Rams Head Live, Baltimore, 4:30- 6:30 p.m., Ages: 3- 13, Tickets Reqd. 410-244-1131, www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/824589?utm_medium=45.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
New and Improved Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Enjoy a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Dance Theatre of Harlem Performance - The world-renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) performs live at Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University. The performance is co-presented with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, in conjunction with its current exhibition Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts. Morgan State University, Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, 8- 10 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-885-4440, http://bit.ly/1BEGKY4.  
 
 
Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - A family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Baltimore's World Refugee Day - This annual international family showcase, celebrates Baltimore as a home to talented refugees and immigrants of all ages. Dance, music and art activities for the whole family. Conkling St and Eastern Ave, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Blue Bird Hike - With Sue Probst and Howard County Bird Club. Belmont Manor and Historic Park, Elkridge, 10 a.m., Reserv Reqd. by 6/19/15 410-465-8877, www.hcconservancy.org.  
 
 
Past Times for Children: One Room School Houses - Children will learn what it was like to attend school in the 1800’s. They will visit a one school house through creative play, various activities, and stories. Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, 10- 11:15 am., Ages: 4- 7, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-848-6494, www.hsccmd.org.  
 
 
30 Minutes Free With DAB - 30 Minutes Free With DAB is a free, 30-minute Modern-Jazz warm up with company members of Dance & Bmore every 3rd Saturday of the month. New Waverly United Methodist Church, 644 East 33rd street, Baltimore, 2- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 16 and up, 410-871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Myths and Monsters - The Walters has a monster in the closet, and he needs a friend. Visit our educators this month and build a monster of your own, tell mythological tales, slay a dragon, and visit one in the galleries. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Nature Quest Hike - Get outdoors with a naturalist and find the two Nature Quest posts located within the Oregon Ridge Park. Gather clues along the way to find a special prize. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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Jun 21  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Wild and Wonderful - Take a walk and do craft with a refuge volunteer while exploring North Tract's amazing pollinator gardens and grounds. Learn how people are helping wildlife, how fun it is to observe wildlife in your own backyard and how what you see can actually help scientists. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 5- 10, Reserv Reqd. by 06/20/15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Nature Tales - Explore nature through a story. Listen to a tale about an animal or a habitat. Story time may include meeting a live critter, a simple craft or acting out the story. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 3:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Dad’s Nature Gift - Explore the Center grounds in search of natural materials to make Dad a personalized picture frame for Father’s Day! A snack will be served to reward your hard work. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 10, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Father's Day - Children get faces painted, dressed up as pirates and set sail for a treasure hunt on the water. While reading a map to find sunken treasure, the young pirates use water cannons in defense against an enemy pirate. Free admission for fathers and grandfathers all day. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
New and Improved Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Enjoy a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Make family-friendly crafts inspired by Asian Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Father’s Day Fishing Trip - Enjoy a relaxing fishing trip with Dad on his special day. Bait and fishing poles provided. MD State Fishing License required for those over 15 yrs. of age. Directions to the fishing hole will be given with registration. Dads are free. Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Myths and Monsters - The Walters has a monster in the closet, and he needs a friend. Visit our educators this month and build a monster of your own, tell mythological tales, slay a dragon, and visit one in the galleries. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - A family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Nature Quest Hike - Get outdoors with a naturalist and find the two Nature Quest posts located within the Oregon Ridge Park. Gather clues along the way to find a special prize. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Jun 22  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Jun 23  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
Adult/Child/Infant CPR - Learn skills to clear an airway obstruction, perform CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Earn a two-year American Heart Association completion card (not a health care provider course). HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, 5:30- 9 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7601, www.hcgh.org.  
 
 
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Jun 24  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
Art with Sticks and Twigs - Create unique art using natural materials such as twigs, sticks and various objects found in nature. Art activities will be supported and enhanced through the use of the children’s picture book "A Tree For All Seasons". Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 4- 10, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Wonderful World of Worms Open House - The perfect introduction to composting for children! Learn about worms and the part they play in composting. Bring a baggie of food scraps as we learn to make a compost pile. All children pot a plant to take home. Price per child. Adult admission free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 4- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 06/23/15 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
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Jun 25  
Learn to Fish - Learn how to cast a rod, identify types of fish and enjoy the experience of fishing in this hands on program for children. All fishing equipment will be provided and registered participants will meet at Cash Lake. Space is limited, participants may select a single date. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Ages: 4- 15, Reserv Reqd. by 06/24/15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Learn to Fish - Learn how to cast a rod, identify types of fish and enjoy the experience of fishing in this hands on program for children. All fishing equipment will be provided and registered participants will meet at Cash Lake. Space is limited, participants may select a single date. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Ages: 4- 15, Reserv Reqd. by 06/06/15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
10th Birthday Open House - In celebration of the museum's 10th birthday, free admission is offered all day with a birthday cake served at noon. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., www.rflewismuseum.org.  
 
 
Fiddlers and Fireflies - Begin your summer with an old fashioned family picnic. Bring your supper and spread your blanket and lawn chairs. The whole family can dance to the fiddles and sing old-timey songs. Plus, learn interesting facts about fireflies and make a firefly craft. Howard County Conservancy, Woodstock, 6- 9 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-465-8877, www.hcconservancy.org.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jun 26  
Nature Tots: Bats - Introduce your preschooler to the world of bats through games, stories, and crafts in this fun, interactive program. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 06/25/15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Great American Campout - This weekend, join thousands of people across the nation for The Great American Campout! Rangers will lead the group on a night hike and end the evening with a campfire. Bring dinner on Friday, or cook food over the fire. Saturday, breakfast will be provided. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 7 p.m.- 9 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Harford Community College Summer Movie Series - FINDING NEMO - At 12:15 p.m., learn water safety with Kids First Swim School, and at 1 p.m., enjoy "Finding Nemo". Ice cream treat after the movie included in the ticket price. Chesapeake Theater, Chesapeake Center, Harford Community College, Bel Air, 12:15- 3 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, Reserv Reqd. by 6/26/15 Tickets Reqd. 443-412-2211, tickets.harford.edu.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
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Jun 27  
Bird Walk - Search for birds in several refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 8:15- 10:15 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 06/26/15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Night Hike - Discover the nighttime world of the refuge as you look and listen for nocturnal animals on this guided walk. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 8- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 06/26/15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Great American Backyard Campout - Spend time connecting your children with the natural world by camping at the Estuary Center’s Pontoon Pier. Tents and sleeping gear are available for reservation on a first come, first serve basis. Dinner, campfire, night activities and breakfast provided. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 4:30 p.m.- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 4- adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Nestbox Birds of Leight Park - Chickadees in the Bluebird nestboxes!? Ruth Bergstrom of the Harford County Bird Club will share her bluebird trail monitoring experiences. Help the naturalist record species and observations for Project NestWatch. About 1/2 mile of easy walking. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 12:30- 2 p.m., Ages: 5- adult, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Essentials in Babysitting - Learn to manage children, create a safe environment and apply basic emergency techniques. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7601, www.hcgh.org.  
 
 
Women's Self Defense - Women (16 and up) learn and practice highly effective, easy-to-learn techniques designed for adult situations. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, 9 a.m.- noon, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7601, www.hcgh.org.  
 
 
Moss Workshop - Join the Natural History Society of Maryland for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 06/26/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
137th Clarksville Picnic - Come to a day filled with kid's games, pony and hay rides, face painting, your favorite fair foods and sweet treats! There's also a magic show and lots of music. There's plenty for the grown-ups to do – Bingo, a silent auction, plant sale, hand-made crafts, White Elephant garage sale, and more. 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, noon- 9 p.m., 410-531-6040,  
 
 
Open House and Family Fun Fair - Your whole family will enjoy this first Summer Fun Fair, where there will be games, crafts, story-telling, healthy picnic food and drinks, cold treats, and places to relax indoors in the World Peace Cafe and outdoors in the World Peace Garden. Guided meditations and tours will be offered every hour. 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 410-243-3837, www.meditationmd.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Human Form - Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills and build their portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. One adult chaperone is required for every two participants. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 9- 13, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
The Great American Campout - Join families across the country as they head outside for a night under the stars. Bring your tent, camping gear and dinner; breakfast and fun will be provided. Willow Grove Family Campsite, Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore, 6 p.m.- 10 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Myths and Monsters - The Walters has a monster in the closet, and he needs a friend. Visit our educators this month and build a monster of your own, tell mythological tales, slay a dragon, and visit one in the galleries. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Summer Reading Kickoff Event - Games, crafts and other festivities to celebrate the beginning of the library's annual Summer Reading Club! Riviera Beach Community Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy, Pasadena, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 410-222-6285, www.aacpl.net.  
 
 
Warfront to Homefront Event Honoring Women Pilots - The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, partnering with the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, will highlight the contributions of women pilots who served on the 1940’s home front. Special presentations at 1 and 2 p.m. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, Middle River, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-682-6122, www.mdairmuseum.org.  
 
 
Great American Backyard Camp-Out - This special event is part of National Wildlife Federation’s “Be Out There” campaign. Bring your own tent and camping gear, and we’ll provide the night hike, campfire, s’mores, and light breakfast. Be on time to set up your tent and bring you own bag dinner. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 6 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Super Summer Scavenger Hunt - Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt? Bring your sharp eyes and join a naturalist to find a bunch of hidden treasures as we explore and observe the plants, animals and rocks on the Banneker Farmstead. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
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Jun 28  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for birds in various refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 7- 9:30 a.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 06/27/15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Asian Art Celebration - A free, day-long event to celebrate the BMA's new presentation of Asian Art. Featuring musical demonstrations, demonstration by a master calligrapher, hands-on art-making of dragon puppets, origami lotus flowers, and a manga drawing activity, and morning meditation and afternoon T’ai Chi. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-573-1701, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Heartsaver for Adults, Children and Infants: CPR, AED - This course covers CPR techniques, the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and maneuvers to aid choking victims. Camp counselors, daycare providers, those seeking certification or re-certification and of course parents (and grandparents) are encouraged to attend. Greenberries Baltimore, 915 W 36th St, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 06/24/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-889-6253, www.greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/baltimore-events.  
 
 
Ladew Gardens’ Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series - Featuring Trinidad & Tobago Steel Drum Orchestra. Ladew Gardens’ annual Summer Concert Series. What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands! Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, or alcohol. The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
Imagination Movers Live - Kids and parents will sing along with the Movers' hooky choruses, learn ridiculous dances and marvel at the sight of confetti cannons, giant smoke rings and, of course, roll after roll of flying toilet paper. Waterfowl Lake, The Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, 1- 2:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.marylandzoo.org.  
 
 
Asian Art Celebration - The BMA is continuing its 100th celebration with a fun-filled day of music, dance performances, and art activities inspired by the newly renovated galleries for the Asian art collection. Baltimore Museum of Art, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Myths and Monsters - The Walters has a monster in the closet, and he needs a friend. Visit our educators this month and build a monster of your own, tell mythological tales, slay a dragon, and visit one in the galleries. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
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Jun 29  
Hearing and Vision Screening - General hearing and vision screenings for all ages from 6 years to adult. Includes glaucoma screening. Bring eyeglasses if you wear them. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, 3- 6 p.m., 410-740-7601, www.hcgh.org.  
 
 
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Jun 30  
Nature Tots: Busy Bees - Buzz on over to Patuxent to discover how bees help give us flowers and food by becoming a bee in this hands-on, interactive program. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 06/29/15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Legomania - Come for brick-snapping fun! Design and build your own fantastic creations. Note: Legos will be provided; please do not bring your own. The bricks must stay at the library. Riviera Beach Community Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy, Pasadena, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 3- 12, 410-222-6285, www.aacpl.net.  
 
 
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July

Jul 1  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Toddler Time at the B&O - Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blueville, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Begins promptly. Train ride weather permitting. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
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Jul 2  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Knitting Circle - The knitting circle is designed to bring those interested in learning, teaching, discussing, or simply just being around others passionate about knitting and crocheting together in a relaxed setting. All levels welcomed. Needles and yarn will be available. Clay Pots, 1635 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jul 3  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
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Jul 4  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Fazafam Family Jam - Learn dance moves while you have fun with your kids. Free with admission to Port Discovery. Port Discovery, Baltimore, 1- 1:30 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410-871-8322, www.fazafam.com.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Waltee's Friends - Search the museum for felines, butterflies, and animals on the move. Then create some animal art to take home. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
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Jul 5  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Ladew Gardens’ Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series - Featuring The Mutual Fun Band. Ladew Gardens’ annual Summer Concert Series. What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands! Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Waltee's Friends - Search the museum for felines, butterflies, and animals on the move. Then create some animal art to take home. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
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Jul 8  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Pirates! - Ahoy, mateys! Become a pirate for the day, and storm the Maryland Dove. There might be hidden treasure along the way! One accompanying adult per child admitted free. The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary, 47414 Old State House Road, Historic St. Mary’s City, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Ages: 3- 6, Reserv Reqd. by 06/27/2015 Tickets Reqd. 240-895-4990, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Varekai By Cirque Du Soleil - A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy -- the adventure of Icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into the Royal Farms Arena. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, 7:30- 10 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Tickets Reqd. www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/varekai/default.aspx.  
 
 
Ponds, Puddles & Creek Open House - Take the hayride to Cattail Creek. Wear water shoes as we go in the creek to catch critters! ID of the critter, habitats & life cycles are discussed. Feeding the farm animals is included. Price per child, adult admission free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, noon- 1:30 p.m., Ages: 4- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 04/30/15 Tickets Reqd. 410 489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
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Jul 9  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Pirates! - Ahoy, mateys! Become a pirate for the day, and storm the Maryland Dove. There might be hidden treasure along the way! One accompanying adult per child admitted free. The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary, 47414 Old State House Road, Historic St. Mary’s City, 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Ages: 3- 6, Reserv Reqd. by 06/27/2015 Tickets Reqd. 240-895-4990, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.  
 
 
Varekai By Cirque Du Soleil - A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy -- the adventure of Icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into the Royal Farms Arena. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, 7:30- 10 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Tickets Reqd. www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/varekai/default.aspx.  
 
 
Adult/Child/Infant CPR - Learn skills to clear an airway obstruction, perform CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Earn a two-year American Heart Association completion card (not a health care provider course). HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, 5:30- 9 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7601, www.hcgh.org.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jul 10  
HCC's Summer Movie Series - PLANES:FIRE & RESCUE - At 12:15 p.m., explore a fire truck with Bel Air Fire Department, and at 1 p.m., enjoy "Planes: Fire & Rescue". Ice cream treat after the movie included in the ticket price. Chesapeake Theater, Chesapeake Center, Harford Community College, Bel Air, 12:15- 3 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, Reserv Reqd. by 7/10/15 Tickets Reqd. 443-412-2211, tickets.harford.edu.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Varekai By Cirque Du Soleil - A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy -- the adventure of Icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into the Royal Farms Arena. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, 7:30- 10 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Tickets Reqd. www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/varekai/default.aspx.  
 
 
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
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Jul 11  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Nature Quest Hike - Join a ranger-led hike to find one of the Nature Quest markers at Robert E. Lee Park and learn all about this fun, free activity that is taking place in Baltimore County parks. Please call (410) 887-4156 or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Inspiring Youth to Embrace the Chesapeake: Mamie Parker - Learn about the importance of environmental stewardship and career options in environmental science from Dr. Mamie Parker, noted African-American fish and wildlife biologist and distinguished environmental motivational speaker. Free for members. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1:30- 3 p.m., Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 067/10/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Campfire and a Movie – Paddington - Rain date, July 18. Program starts at 7 p.m., and movie at 8:30 p.m. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 7 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Open Cockpit Day Celebrates WWII Victory - Sit in the pilot seats of the Museum’s outdoor airplanes and imagine being a pilot for a day. Explore WWII transportation and reenactors. At 1pm “Fill Shoes for Victory!” will engage upper elementary through adult visitors in WWII stories. Family budget-friendly admission. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, Middle River, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-682-6122, www.mdairmuseum.org.  
 
 
Free Family Jam - Dance and Bmore is offering free dance classes for the family. It's a free, 50-minute FazaFam Family Jam dance class the 2nd Saturday of each month. Jam to Salsa, Disco, Hip-Hop, Motown and more. New Waverly United Methodist Church, 2nd floor, 644 East 33rd St (across from the Giant), Baltimore, 2- 2:50 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410 871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Waltee's Friends - Search the museum for felines, butterflies, and animals on the move. Then create some animal art to take home. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Varekai By Cirque Du Soleil - A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy -- the adventure of Icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into the Royal Farms Arena. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, 7:30- 10 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Tickets Reqd. www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/varekai/default.aspx.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
2015 Maryland Annual Polish Festival - Celebrate all that is Polish! From homemade pierogies to traditional dancing and from polka music to learning the Polish National Anthem, there is something for everyone. Timonium Fairgrounds, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-780-9054, www.pcamaryland.org.  
 
 
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Jul 12  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
2015 Maryland Annual Polish Festival - Celebrate all that is Polish! From homemade pierogies to traditional dancing and from polka music to learning the Polish National Anthem, there is something for everyone. Timonium Fairgrounds, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-780-9054, www.pcamaryland.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Miniature Train Rides - Rides for the family. Child must be able to sit up—cannot be carried. Realistic 1/8 scale model trains run on a 3/5 mile double track in Baltimore City's Leakin Park off Windsor Mill Road. Free, though 501(C)3 donations are accepted. Second Sundays through November. GPS: 1950 Eagle Dr, 21207 Leakin Park, Windsor Mill Rd, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., 410-448-0730, calslivesteam.org.  
 
 
Ladew Gardens’ Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series - Featuring Tall in the Saddle. Ladew Gardens’ annual Summer Concert Series. What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands! Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Nature Quest Hike - Join a ranger-led hike to find one of the Nature Quest markers at Robert E. Lee Park and learn all about this fun, free activity that is taking place in Baltimore County parks. Please call (410) 887-4156 or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Waltee's Friends - Search the museum for felines, butterflies, and animals on the move. Then create some animal art to take home. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Varekai By Cirque Du Soleil - A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy -- the adventure of Icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into the Royal Farms Arena. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, 7:30- 10 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Tickets Reqd. www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/varekai/default.aspx.  
 
 
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Jul 13  
International Conference on Eye Disorders and Treatment - OMICS Group International invites all participants across the world to join the grand International Conference on Eye Disorders and treatment which is going to be held during July 13-15, 2015 at Double Tree Hilton BWI Airport, Baltimore, USA. Double Tree Hilton BWI Airport, Baltimore, 8 a.m.- 7 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 650-268-9744, eye.conferenceseries.com.  
 
 
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Jul 15  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Toddler Time at the B&O - Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blueville, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Begins promptly. Train ride weather permitting. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
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Jul 16  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Science of Superheroes! - The power to fly! The power to control lightning! Superheroes... and Science! Listen to stories about heroes from all around the world and then experiment with hands on science stations! Riviera Beach Community Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy, Pasadena, 2- 4 p.m., 410-222-6285, www.aacpl.net.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jul 17  
HCC's Summer Movie Series - MONSTERS UNIVERSITY - At 12:15 p.m., meet a monster friend, and at 1 p.m., enjoy "Monsters University". Ice cream treat after the movie included in the ticket price. Chesapeake Theater, Chesapeake Center, Harford Community College, Bel Air, 12:15- 3 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, Reserv Reqd. by 7/17/15 Tickets Reqd. 443-412-2211, tickets.harford.edu.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Rocknoceros - Washington, DC's premier power pop trio for kids and families comes to Baltimore for a free "Patio Party" show. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 6 p.m., 410-545-5962, www.mdsci.org.  
 
 
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Jul 18  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Butterfly Celebration - Celebrate these beautiful “flying flowers” with face fainting, insect hunts, crafts and more. Join a citizen’s science effort to identify and inventory butterfly and moth species. Enjoy learning about the Checkerspot Butterfly and our efforts to reintroduce it. Call to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr. Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Basket Making Workshop – Amy’s Basket - Learn basket making with colonial interpreter, Joan Betzold, and construct Amy’s Basket, a useful 8 x 8 x 12” basket with an old and unusual pattern. Wear comfortable clothing that can get messy. Supplies needed: call for details. Admission price per project. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 10- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 07/15/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Past Times for Children: School Yard Games - Your child will learn what type of games students played during recess in the 1800’s. They will play various games. Sing songs and create a game to take home. Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, 10- 11:15 am., Ages: 4- 7, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-848-6494, www.hsccmd.org.  
 
 
30 Minutes Free With DAB - 30 Minutes Free With DAB is a free, 30-minute Modern-Jazz warm up with company members of Dance & Bmore every 3rd Saturday of the month. New Waverly United Methodist Church, 644 East 33rd street, Baltimore, 2- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 16 and up, 410-871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Waltee's Friends - Search the museum for felines, butterflies, and animals on the move. Then create some animal art to take home. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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Jul 19  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
New and Improved Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Enjoy a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Ladew Gardens’ “Groovin’ in the Grass” Summer Concert Series - Featuring Fake Flowers Real Dirt. Ladew Gardens’ annual Summer Concert Series. What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands! Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Hadassah 2015 CHECK IT OUT® Challenge - Runners and teams will take to the streets for the chip-timed 8K (perfect for serious runners looking for a challenge during training) and 5k race or walk. Minutes later, families will take off through a scenic route around the college campus in the brand new Family Fitness 1-Mile Challenge. Goucher College, Towson, 8 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.active.com.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Waltee's Friends - Search the museum for felines, butterflies, and animals on the move. Then create some animal art to take home. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Canoeing on the Upper Gunpowder River - A hearty paddle on the Upper Gunpowder Falls -- no novices, please. Portage is possible due to obstacles. Bring a bottle of water, lunch, a hat, and wear closed toe shoes. Program meets offsite and shuttling from put-in to take-out is required. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Jul 20  
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - $5 Dollar Day - Children get faces painted, dressed up as pirates and set sail for a treasure hunt on the water. While reading a map to find sunken treasure, the young pirates use water cannons in defense against an enemy pirate. Reduced admission all day. First come, first served. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
Weight Loss Through Bariatric Surgery - Learn about weight-loss surgery from Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery. Register at 410-550-0409 or hopkinsmedicine.org/jhbmc/bariatrics. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, 5:30- 7 p.m., 410-740-7601, www.hcgh.org.  
 
 
New and Improved Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Enjoy a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
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Jul 21  
Adult/Child/Infant CPR - Learn skills to clear an airway obstruction, perform CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Earn a two-year American Heart Association completion card (not a health care provider course). HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, 5:30- 9 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7601, www.hcgh.org.  
 
 
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Jul 22  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
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Jul 23  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jul 24  
Waterfront Partnership’s Summer Socials - The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore’s Summer Social Series offers free entertainment on the Waterfront. Attendees will enjoy live music performed by local bands, cold beverages, food trucks, a Waterfront Kids Zone presented by Playworks Maryland and the Walter Sondheim Interactive Fountain. West Shore Park (In between the Science Center and the Visitors Center), Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., www.waterfrontpartnership.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Cal Ripken World Series - Top youth baseball talent from across the globe will compete in the culmination tournament of the Babe Ruth League’s Cal Ripken 12u Division. Attendees can enjoy an authentic ballpark experience filled with food and fun, as they watch the daily baseball action free of charge. Ripken Experience Complex, Aberdeen, www.ripkenbaseball.com/world_series.  
 
 
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
Mid-Summers Dream Campout - Pack your bags for a relaxing mid-summer campout in the comfort of Oregon Ridge Park. Bring your own tent and camping gear. Night hike, campfire, s’mores, and light breakfast will be provided. Be on time to set up your tent and bring you own bag dinner. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 6 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Jul 25  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Nature Quest Canoe Trip - Rangers and participants will search for the Nature Quest marker while also enjoying time on the lake looking for wildlife such as turtles, beavers, eagles, and many others. A limited number of canoes will be available. Email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Nature Sculpture for Kids - How does an artist move from idea to a finished work of art? Take a hike in the woods and learn about materials and techniques used by the artists in the "Art on the Trail" collection, and investigate your own artistic processes through hands-on building of sculptures inspired by nature. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 6- 10, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Tidewater Archaeology Days. - Help uncover the past at one of the best-preserved colonial sites in the nation. Take a guided tour of excavations, and don’t miss a once-a-year opportunity to explore the archaeology laboratory (sign up at the Visitor Center when you arrive). Under 5 admitted free. Historic St. Mary’s City, St. Mary’s City, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 240-895-4990, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.  
 
 
Cal Ripken World Series - Top youth baseball talent from across the globe will compete in the culmination tournament of the Babe Ruth League’s Cal Ripken 12u Division. Attendees can enjoy an authentic ballpark experience filled with food and fun, as they watch the daily baseball action free of charge. Ripken Experience Complex, Aberdeen, www.ripkenbaseball.com/world_series.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Waltee's Friends - Search the museum for felines, butterflies, and animals on the move. Then create some animal art to take home. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Mud Day - Get down and dirty in some muddy fun! Make mud pies, mud sculptures, mud paintings, and more! Then all mud monsters will get to slide down a mud slide and run through hoses and sprinklers to become human kids again. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Essentials in Babysitting - Learn to manage children, create a safe environment and apply basic emergency techniques. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7601, www.hcgh.org.  
 
 
Whooo’s Up for Owls - An up-close look at the live owls from the Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center (Girl Scout Camp Ilchester). Learn about the adaptations that make them stealthy hunters and fascinating critters. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 07/24/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com/  
 
 
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Jul 26  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Heartsaver for Adults, Children and Infants: CPR, AED - This course covers CPR techniques, the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and maneuvers to aid choking victims. Camp counselors, daycare providers, those seeking certification or re-certification and of course parents (and grandparents) are encouraged to attend. Greenberries Columbia, 6925 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, 5- 8:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 07/20/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-290-6253, www.greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/columbia-events.  
 
 
Ladew Gardens’ “Groovin’ in the Grass” Summer Concert Series - Featuring Straight Shooter. Ladew Gardens’ annual Summer Concert Series. What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands! Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Tidewater Archaeology Days. - Help uncover the past at one of the best-preserved colonial sites in the nation. Take a guided tour of excavations, and don’t miss a once-a-year opportunity to explore the archaeology laboratory (sign up at the Visitor Center when you arrive). Under 5 admitted free. Historic St. Mary’s City, St. Mary’s City, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 240-895-4990, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.  
 
 
Cal Ripken World Series - Top youth baseball talent from across the globe will compete in the culmination tournament of the Babe Ruth League’s Cal Ripken 12u Division. Attendees can enjoy an authentic ballpark experience filled with food and fun, as they watch the daily baseball action free of charge. Ripken Experience Complex, Aberdeen, www.ripkenbaseball.com/world_series.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Waltee's Friends - Search the museum for felines, butterflies, and animals on the move. Then create some animal art to take home. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Mud Day - Get down and dirty in some muddy fun! Make mud pies, mud sculptures, mud paintings, and more! Then all mud monsters will get to slide down a mud slide and run through hoses and sprinklers to become human kids again. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Jul 27  
Cal Ripken World Series - Top youth baseball talent from across the globe will compete in the culmination tournament of the Babe Ruth League’s Cal Ripken 12u Division. Attendees can enjoy an authentic ballpark experience filled with food and fun, as they watch the daily baseball action free of charge. Ripken Experience Complex, Aberdeen, www.ripkenbaseball.com/world_series.  
 
 
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Jul 28  
Cal Ripken World Series - Top youth baseball talent from across the globe will compete in the culmination tournament of the Babe Ruth League’s Cal Ripken 12u Division. Attendees can enjoy an authentic ballpark experience filled with food and fun, as they watch the daily baseball action free of charge. Ripken Experience Complex, Aberdeen, www.ripkenbaseball.com/world_series.  
 
 
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Jul 29  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Cal Ripken World Series - Top youth baseball talent from across the globe will compete in the culmination tournament of the Babe Ruth League’s Cal Ripken 12u Division. Attendees can enjoy an authentic ballpark experience filled with food and fun, as they watch the daily baseball action free of charge. Ripken Experience Complex, Aberdeen, www.ripkenbaseball.com/world_series.  
 
 
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Jul 30  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Cal Ripken World Series - Top youth baseball talent from across the globe will compete in the culmination tournament of the Babe Ruth League’s Cal Ripken 12u Division. Attendees can enjoy an authentic ballpark experience filled with food and fun, as they watch the daily baseball action free of charge. Ripken Experience Complex, Aberdeen, www.ripkenbaseball.com/world_series.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jul 31  
Chuggington: A Traintastic Advenuture at the B&O - The B&O Railroad Museum, in conjunction with Rail Events Inc. and Ludorum plc, is proud to announce a partnership to bring an officially licensed Chuggington event to Baltimore. Chuggington: A Traintastic Adventure! brings the hit children’s television series to life. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Cal Ripken World Series - Top youth baseball talent from across the globe will compete in the culmination tournament of the Babe Ruth League’s Cal Ripken 12u Division. Attendees can enjoy an authentic ballpark experience filled with food and fun, as they watch the daily baseball action free of charge. Ripken Experience Complex, Aberdeen, www.ripkenbaseball.com/world_series.  
 
 
Once in a Blue Moon Night Hike and Campfire - A blue moon occurs when there are 2 full moons in one month. Take this rare occasion to go for a moonlight hike. Then, end the night around the campfire roasting marshmallows for s’mores. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 6- 8 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Ponds, Puddles & Creek Open House - Take the hayride to Cattail Creek. Wear water shoes as we go in the creek to catch critters! ID of the critter, habitats & life cycles are discussed. Feeding the farm animals is included. Price per child, adult admission free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, noon- 1:30 p.m., Ages: 4- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 04/30/15 Tickets Reqd. 410 489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Once in a Blue Moon - Join us this evening at sunset/moonrise to celebrate that rare event - a blue moon - with a campfire and hike through the Banneker Farmstead. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 8- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 5- adult, Reserv Reqd. by 07/30/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
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August

Aug 1  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Fazafam Family Jam - Learn dance moves while you have fun with your kids. Free with admission to Port Discovery. Port Discovery, Baltimore, 1- 1:30 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410-871-8322, www.fazafam.com.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Chuggington: A Traintastic Advenuture at the B&O - The B&O Railroad Museum, in conjunction with Rail Events Inc. and Ludorum plc, is proud to announce a partnership to bring an officially licensed Chuggington event to Baltimore. Chuggington: A Traintastic Adventure! brings the hit children’s television series to life. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
The Music of Led Zeppelin: A Rock Musical - The Music of Led Zeppelin combines the power of a full rock band with the Baltimore Symphony. There will be a BSO Block Party before this concert, featuring a variety of food trucks and beer from Union Craft Brewing and Flying Dog Brewery. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.bsomusic.org.  
 
 
Cal Ripken World Series - Top youth baseball talent from across the globe will compete in the culmination tournament of the Babe Ruth League’s Cal Ripken 12u Division. Attendees can enjoy an authentic ballpark experience filled with food and fun, as they watch the daily baseball action free of charge. Ripken Experience Complex, Aberdeen, www.ripkenbaseball.com/world_series.  
 
 
Stream Searchin' - Put on your water shoes and head to Oregon Ridge to search the streams with a naturalist. Find salamanders, crayfish, marcroinvertabrates, and other water loving creatures. Learn the techniques to catching these cool creatures for up close observation. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Scope This Out, Mr. Banneker! - Learn the telescope from the inside out. Assemble a replica of Galileo’s telescope and learn the history of this instrument so important to Mr. Banneker’s understanding of the heavens. Presented by Carl Olson, historian and librarian from Towson University. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1:30- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 8- adult, Reserv Reqd. by )7/31/2015 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
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Aug 2  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Honeygo Regional Park Nature Quest Hike - Join a ranger-led hike to find one of the Nature Quest markers at Honeygo Regional Park and learn about this fun, free activity that is taking place in several parks in Baltimore County. Participants will meet at the Honeygo playground to begin this hike. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Chuggington: A Traintastic Advenuture at the B&O - The B&O Railroad Museum, in conjunction with Rail Events Inc. and Ludorum plc, is proud to announce a partnership to bring an officially licensed Chuggington event to Baltimore. Chuggington: A Traintastic Adventure! brings the hit children’s television series to life. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Ladew Gardens’ Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series - Featuring Cara Kelly and the Tell Tale. Ladew Gardens’ annual Summer Concert Series. What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands! Picnics and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Cal Ripken World Series - Top youth baseball talent from across the globe will compete in the culmination tournament of the Babe Ruth League’s Cal Ripken 12u Division. Attendees can enjoy an authentic ballpark experience filled with food and fun, as they watch the daily baseball action free of charge. Ripken Experience Complex, Aberdeen, www.ripkenbaseball.com/world_series.  
 
 
Stream Searchin' - Put on your water shoes and head to Oregon Ridge to search the streams with a naturalist. Find salamanders, crayfish, marcroinvertabrates, and other water loving creatures. Learn the techniques to catching these cool creatures for up close observation. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Aug 5  
Toddler Time at the B&O - Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blueville, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Begins promptly. Train ride weather permitting. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Legomania - Come for brick-snapping fun! Design and build your own fantastic creations. Note: Legos will be provided; please do not bring your own. The bricks must stay at the library. Riviera Beach Community Library, 1130 Duvall Hwy, Pasadena, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 3- 12, 410-222-6285, www.aacpl.net.  
 
 
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Aug 6  
Knitting Circle - The knitting circle is designed to bring those interested in learning, teaching, discussing, or simply just being around others passionate about knitting and crocheting together in a relaxed setting. All levels welcomed. Needles and yarn will be available. Clay Pots, 1635 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
Adult/Child/Infant CPR - Learn skills to clear an airway obstruction, perform CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Earn a two-year American Heart Association completion card (not a health care provider course). HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, 5:30- 9 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7601, www.hcgh.org.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Aug 7  
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
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Aug 8  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Mud Day - Discover the lost art of mud pie making while getting down and dirty with mud painting, mud sculpture, mud games, muddy obstacle course, and more! Then clean off by running through the sprinklers, or get hosed off by the fire department! Wear clothes that can get wet and dirty. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Open Cockpit Day Celebrates WWII Victory - Sit in the pilot seats of the Museum’s outdoor airplanes and imagine being a pilot for a day. Explore WWII transportation and reenactors. At 1pm “Fill Shoes for Victory!” will engage upper elementary through adult visitors in WWII stories. Family budget-friendly admission. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, Middle River, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-682-6122, www.mdairmuseum.org.  
 
 
Free Family Jam - Dance and Bmore is offering free dance classes for the family. It's a free, 50-minute FazaFam Family Jam dance class the 2nd Saturday of each month. Jam to Salsa, Disco, Hip-Hop, Motown and more. New Waverly United Methodist Church, 2nd floor, 644 East 33rd St (across from the Giant), Baltimore, 2- 2:50 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410-871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
The Heritage Players present Really Rosie - Rosie, the sassiest kid on her block, entertains herself and her friends by acting out show biz fantasies, notably directing and starring in an Oscar-winning movie. Based on Maurice Sendak’s "The Sign on Rosie’s Door" and Nutshell Library series, Really Rosie is a jewel for children and adults. Rice Auditorium at Spring Grove Hospital Center, 55 Wade Ave, Catonsville, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.heritageplayers.com.  
 
 
Tube the Little Gunpowder Falls - Celebrate the hot summer day tubing the Little Gunpowder Falls River. Pack a small lunch and plenty of water. Closed toe shoes are a must! Children must be at least 8 and able to paddle their tube around obstacles in the water. Program meets offsite & shuttling from put-in to take-out is required. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Ponds, Puddles & Creek Open House - Take the hayride to Cattail Creek. Wear water shoes as we go in the creek to catch critters! ID of the critter, habitats & life cycles are discussed. Feeding the farm animals is included. Price per child, adult admission free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 4- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 08/07/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
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Aug 9  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Miniature Train Rides - Rides for the family. Child must be able to sit up—cannot be carried. Realistic 1/8 scale model trains run on a 3/5 mile double track in Baltimore City's Leakin Park off Windsor Mill Road. Free, though 501(C)3 donations are accepted. Second Sundays through November. GPS: 1950 Eagle Dr, 21207 Leakin Park, Windsor Mill Rd, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., 410-448-0730, calslivesteam.org.  
 
 
The Heritage Players present Really Rosie - Rosie, the sassiest kid on her block, entertains herself and her friends by acting out show biz fantasies, notably directing and starring in an Oscar-winning movie. Based on Maurice Sendak’s "The Sign on Rosie’s Door" and Nutshell Library series, Really Rosie is a jewel for children and adults. Rice Auditorium at Spring Grove Hospital Center, 55 Wade Ave, Catonsville, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.heritageplayers.com.  
 
 
Tube the Little Gunpowder Falls - Celebrate the hot summer day tubing the Little Gunpowder Falls River. Pack a small lunch and plenty of water. Closed toe shoes are a must! Children must be at least 8 and able to paddle their tube around obstacles in the water. Program meets offsite & shuttling from put-in to take-out is required. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Aug 12  
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
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Aug 13  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Aug 15  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
New and Improved Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Enjoy a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
30 Minutes Free With DAB - 30 Minutes Free With DAB is a free, 30-minute Modern-Jazz warm up with company members of Dance & Bmore every 3rd Saturday of the month. New Waverly United Methodist Church, 644 East 33rd street, Baltimore, 2- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 16 and up, 410-871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Patapsco Flea Markets 2nd Annual Family Fun Day - Back to school event with FREE back packs, food, cotton candy, popcorn, free face painters, clowns, prizes, D.J., free bouncy house, and more! Come enjoy a fun-filled day with your family and then browse thru the flea market for vintage goods. Patapsco Flea Market, 1400 Patapsco Ave., Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: 4- 13, 410-354-1338, www.patapscofleamarket.com.  
 
 
The Heritage Players present Really Rosie - Rosie, the sassiest kid on her block, entertains herself and her friends by acting out show biz fantasies, notably directing and starring in an Oscar-winning movie. Based on Maurice Sendak’s "The Sign on Rosie’s Door" and Nutshell Library series, Really Rosie is a jewel for children and adults. Rice Auditorium at Spring Grove Hospital Center, 55 Wade Ave, Catonsville, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.heritageplayers.com.  
 
 
Canoeing on the Gunpowder River - Enjoy a paddle on the mid to lower Gunpowder Falls. Experienced paddlers prefered. Portage is possible due to obstacles. Bring a bottle of water, lunch, a hat, and wear closed toe shoes. Paddlers must be at least 10 and accompanied by an adult. Program meets offsite. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
End of Summer Camp Out - School is starting soon! Camp out at Oregon Ridge before the hustle and bustle of fall catches up with you. Bring your own tent and camping gear. Night hike, campfire, s’mores, and light breakfast will be provided. Be on time to set up your tent and bring you own bag dinner. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 6 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Aug 16  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
New and Improved Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Enjoy a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
The Heritage Players present Really Rosie - Rosie, the sassiest kid on her block, entertains herself and her friends by acting out show biz fantasies, notably directing and starring in an Oscar-winning movie. Based on Maurice Sendak’s "The Sign on Rosie’s Door" and Nutshell Library series, Really Rosie is a jewel for children and adults. Rice Auditorium at Spring Grove Hospital Center, 55 Wade Ave, Catonsville, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.heritageplayers.com.  
 
 
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Aug 17  
Weight Loss Through Bariatric Surgery - Learn about weight-loss surgery from Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery. Register at 410-550-0409 or hopkinsmedicine.org/jhbmc/bariatrics. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, 5:30- 7 p.m., 410-740-7601, www.hcgh.org.  
 
 
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Aug 19  
Toddler Time at the B&O - Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blueville, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Begins promptly. Train ride weather permitting. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
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Aug 20  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Aug 21  
Cricket Crawl Campfire - Join rangers for a night hike and a sound census of the late summer crickets and katydids. Learn to identify different species of crickets and katydids by their calls, and catch a glimpse of moths and other nocturnal animals. After listening to the evening chorus, we’ll gather at the campfire. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 7:30- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Waterfront Partnership’s Summer Socials - The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore’s Summer Social Series offers free entertainment on the Waterfront. Attendees will enjoy live music performed by local bands, cold beverages, food trucks, a Waterfront Kids Zone presented by Playworks Maryland and the Walter Sondheim Interactive Fountain. West Shore Park (In between the Science Center and the Visitors Center), Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., www.waterfrontpartnership.org.  
 
 
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
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Aug 22  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Flutterby Butterfly - Lets talk about butterflies, especially the Monarch! Learn about the different types of butterflies in Maryland and their host plants. See how we raise monarch caterpillars, tag them, and release them -- all in effort to collect data for the Monarch Watch Study. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Essentials in Babysitting - Learn to manage children, create a safe environment and apply basic emergency techniques. HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7601, www.hcgh.org.  
 
 
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Aug 23  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Flutterby Butterfly - Lets talk about butterflies, especially the Monarch! Learn about the different types of butterflies in Maryland and their host plants. See how we raise monarch caterpillars, tag them, and release them -- all in effort to collect data for the Monarch Watch Study. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Aug 25  
Adult/Child/Infant CPR - Learn skills to clear an airway obstruction, perform CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). Earn a two-year American Heart Association completion card (not a health care provider course). HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, 5:30- 9 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7601, www.hcgh.org.  
 
 
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Aug 26  
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
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Aug 27  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Aug 29  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Fairies & Dragons - Learn about the mysterious forest-dwellers of myth and legend. Then search the park for signs of dragons and the fair folk, and use natural materials in the woods to create a fairy house or dragon’s lair to take home. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
The Miners Lost Treasure Hunt - Find the Miners lost treasure on this exciting scavenger hunt around the park while learning about iron mining that once occurred at the Oregon Ridge Park. Then, get a special tour of the Peter Goff Museum, the replica tenant house. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m. Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Aug 30  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
The Miners Lost Treasure Hunt - Find the Miners lost treasure on this exciting scavenger hunt around the park while learning about iron mining that once occurred at the Oregon Ridge Park. Then, get a special tour of the Peter Goff Museum, the replica tenant house. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m. Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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September

Sep 2  
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairground - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
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Sep 3  
Knitting Circle - The knitting circle is designed to bring those interested in learning, teaching, discussing, or simply just being around others passionate about knitting and crocheting together in a relaxed setting. All levels welcomed. Needles and yarn will be available. Clay Pots, 1635 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Sep 5  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Choo Choo! Tracks & Trains - All board for an adventure! Explore the old, hidden tracks of trains from the past in Robert E. Lee Park. Children can enjoy games, learn all about trains from the parks past, and make their own wooden train to ride the rails. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 4- 10, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
September Brings More Family Fun to Towson Town Center - September 12: The Wonderful Wacky World of Wild Willy Woo Woo September 19: Storytime & Sing-a-long with Miss Julie September 26: Mr. Jones and his Amazing Suitcase Circus Towson Town Center, Grand Court, Level 1, 10- 10:45 a.m., www.towsontowncenter.com/events/2014-family-fun-day.  
 
 
Fazafam Family Jam - Learn dance moves while you have fun with your kids. Free with admission to Port Discovery. Port Discovery, Baltimore, 1- 1:30 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410-871-8322, www.fazafam.com.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
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Sep 6  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Choo Choo! Tracks & Trains - All aboard for an adventure! Explore the old, hidden tracks of trains from the past in Robert E. Lee Park. Children can enjoy games, learn all about trains from the parks past, and make their own wooden train to ride the rails at Robert E. Lee Park. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 4- 10, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Sep 10  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Sep 12  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
The Battle of Baltimore: The Home Front - Learn about what life was like in Baltimore during that time, Robert E. Lee Park’s role in the battle, the historic weaponry, and the black powder for the defenses on the front line. Black powder demonstrations every hour starting at 10:30 a.m. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Indian Discovery Day - Explore and celebrate Indian lifeways and culture. Learn skills, try crafts, watch demonstrations, and gain a new appreciation of what “back to nature” really means! 5 and under admitted free. Woodland Indian Hamlet, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, Historic St. Mary’s City, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 240-895-4990, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 13  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Miniature Train Rides - Rides for the family. Child must be able to sit up—cannot be carried. Realistic 1/8 scale model trains run on a 3/5 mile double track in Baltimore City's Leakin Park off Windsor Mill Road. Free, though 501(C)3 donations are accepted. Second Sundays through November. GPS: 1950 Eagle Dr, 21207 Leakin Park, Windsor Mill Rd, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., 410-448-0730, calslivesteam.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 14  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 15  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 16  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 17  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Sep 18  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 19  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 20  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 24  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Sep 26  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Militia Muster - The St. Maries Citty Militia musters for drills, mock battles, and fencing. Visit an encampment, march along, watch a musket fire demonstration, and more. Featuring Severn 360, a militia reenactment of the only English Civil War battle fought in the colonies, the Battle of the Severn. Historic St. Mary’s City, Town Center (park at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary), 47414 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., 240-895-4990, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.  
 
 
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Sep 27  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
5th Annual Run Wild for Autism - Featuring 5K run through the Maryland Zoo and Druid Hill Park, family fun run/walk through the Maryland Zoo, professionally managed race by Charm City Run, post-race awards ceremony, family activities, Zoo Animal Ambassadors, give-away items, and post-race snacks. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, 7- 11 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-330-5370, www.pathfindersforautism.org/news/view/430.  
 
 
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October

Oct 3  
Fazafam Family Jam - Learn dance moves while you have fun with your kids. Free with admission to Port Discovery. Port Discovery, Baltimore, 1- 1:30 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410-871-8322, www.fazafam.com.  
 
 
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
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Oct 4  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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Oct 10  
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
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Oct 11  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Miniature Train Rides - Rides for the family. Child must be able to sit up—cannot be carried. Realistic 1/8 scale model trains run on a 3/5 mile double track in Baltimore City's Leakin Park off Windsor Mill Road. Free, though 501(C)3 donations are accepted. Second Sundays through November. GPS: 1950 Eagle Dr, 21207 Leakin Park, Windsor Mill Rd, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., 410-448-0730, calslivesteam.org.  
 
 
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Oct 14  
Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Dockside Schooner Tours - This October, schooners participating in the 25th annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (GCBSR) will fill Baltimore’s docks. Baltimore Marine Centers at Lighthouse Point, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., www.schoonerrace.org.  
 
 
Homeschool Day: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! - Having goods come all the way from England meant everything would be very costly. Learn how the colonists and native Yaocomaco people used what they had to survive. Discover how the three “R”s played out in colonial times. One accompanying adult per child admitted free. Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 240-895-4990, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.  
 
 
Animal Mothers - Learn how wild moms care for their babies and meet the only marsupial mom in North America. Make a gift for the mom in your life. Willow Grove Nature Education Center at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 4- adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-2503, cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
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Oct 17  
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
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Oct 18  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Mendes I. Cohen and the Story of Early American Jewry - The first Jews in the Americas lived in the Caribbean. They were part of a dynamic Sephardic network of trade and culture that bridged Europe to its colonial outposts. We will explore how these early American Jews, liked Mendes Cohen, were a part of the global Jewish community. Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD noon, 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
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Oct 24  
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
Haunted Ship - Don a costume and visit the Maryland Dove, transformed into a not-so-scary haunted ship. Bring the whole family to walk through. While you’re there, make a craft, and meet a pirate on the beach. Donations accepted. Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland Dove (meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary), 47414 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, 5:30- 8 p.m., 240-895-4990, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.  
 
 
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Oct 25  
Sunday Fun Day - Sundays through October. Children under 1, and adults, are free. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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Oct 31  
Free Group Guitar Class – Bill’s Music - Do you have a guitar that you’ve always wanted to learn how to play? Come to Bill’s Music with your guitar for a free 1 hour beginner’s guitar lesson offered every Saturday. You'll learn to tune your guitar, to care for and maintain your instrument, plus beginning notes, and chords. Bill's Music, 743 Frederick Road, Catonsville, 10- 11 a.m., 410-747-1900, www.billsmusic.com/free-group-lesson.  
 
 
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November

Nov 7  
Hide Tanning Workshop - Learn to prepare deer skin Yaocomaco-style. This is a hands-on event -- dress for work. Historic St. Mary’s City, Woodland Indian Hamlet (meet at the Visitor Center), 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: 14- 18, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 240-895-4990,  
 
 
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Nov 15  
Play Fit-Stay Fit: A Mother-Son Outing - Play Fit Stay Fit is a mother-son event that focuses on fun fitness, healthy lifestyles and the special relationship between a mother and son. There will be face painting, bounce house, hula hoops, relay races, jump ropes, zumba, dancing and more. The League, 1111 E Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 4- 12, Tickets Reqd. 915-255-9390, www.playfitstayfit.com.  
 
 
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Nov 20  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Nov 26  
Green Valley North Turkey Trot - The Green Valley North Turkey Trot is an annual Thanksgiving Morning Charity Event for families to raise money and awareness for Crohn's and Colitis Research. 100% of proceeds go to research. 12109 Ridge Valley Drive, Owings Mills, 8- 11 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-252-2834, online.ccfa.org/greenvalley.  
 
 
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Nov 27  
Hearth and Home in Early Maryland - Explore 17th-century foodways, and celebrate the end of the growing season. Discover what it took to weather the winter before refrigerators, electric stoves, and grocery stores. Bring a canned good for the Southern Maryland Food Bank and save $1 on admission! Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 240-895-4990, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.  
 
 
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Nov 28  
Hearth and Home in Early Maryland - Explore 17th-century foodways, and celebrate the end of the growing season. Discover what it took to weather the winter before refrigerators, electric stoves, and grocery stores. Bring a canned good for the Southern Maryland Food Bank and save $1 on admission! Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 240-895-4990, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.  
 
 
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December

Dec 5  
Colonial Christmas - This light-hearted tour follows a young man’s progress, as he employs colonial holiday traditions and the goodwill of the season to impress a girl. Free to ages 5 and younger, and to Friends members. Historic St. Mary’s City, Town Center (meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary), 47414 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 240-895-4990, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.  
 
 
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Dec 12  
Breakfast with Santa. - Enjoy a light breakfast and a reading of Clement C. Moore’s A Visit from St. Nicholas. Have a keepsake holiday photo made with jolly old St. Nicholas. $18 per person ($15 Friends members). Seatings at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM The Inn at Brome Howard, 18281 Rosecroft Road, St. Mary’s City, 9- 11 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 240-895-4972, www.hsmcdigshistory.org.  
 
 
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May

May 16  
Déjà Vu And Nearly New Sale - Part of the National Road Yard Sale. Proceeds will benefit the education programs developed by the HCHS and HEC. Mt. Ida, Ellicott City, www.hchsmd.org.  
 
 
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September

Sep 6  
Ravens Spa Tailgate Party & Play Date - Whenever its not PINK its PURPLE! Join Tickled Pink & Posh Party Boutique at our Ravens Spa Tailgate Party & Play Date! The princesses will enjoy a RAVENS inspired manicure, Makeup Makeover, Designing of a purple craft, all while enjoying a pizza party,Drinks,Dessert, Singing Dancing & GAMES! Tickled Pink and Posh Party Boutique, 9627 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, 1- 3:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 8/30/14 Tickets Reqd. 443-204-0076, www.tickledpinkandposhparty.com.  
 
 
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Sep 14  
Nature Quest Canoe Tour - Enjoy canoeing on the lake while searching for the Nature Quest marker. Call or email to reserve a canoe. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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May

May 24  
Fairies and Elves - Learn all about these mysterious inhabitants of the forest and search for their presence at Oregon Ridge Park. Enjoy crafting houses for them and make a craft to take home, too! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.