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Events Ongoing Throughout October  
  Meet the Rock Stars Of The War Of 1812 - The Maryland Historical Society’s Museum will continue Maryland’s largest and most comprehensive Civil War exhibit in 2012. The exhibit “Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War” tells the war in personal terms. On the weekends there will be MD historical players there to act out history. 201 West Monument St., Baltimore, 7/14 through 12/30 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-685-3750, mdhs.org.  
 
 
  Girly Posh & Glamourous Play Dates - It doesn't have to be your daughter’s birthday to be pampered, bring her in for a posh treatment fit for a princess. Enjoy posh spa services in our all pink party boutique! Complete with music or a movie, arts and crafts, and a glamorous snack, she will have a blast. Tickled Pink & Posh Party Boutique, 9627 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, 5/12 through 12/31 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Ages: 1- 17, Reserv Reqd, Tickets Reqd. 443-204-0076, tickledpinkandposhparty@gmail.com.  
 
 
  Curious George: Let's Get Curious! - The new, traveling Curious George exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. Runs through February 6, 2015. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 5/17 through 2/6 Tickets Reqd. 410-727-8120, www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
  Discover Space at BCPL - A three-part, interactive learning exhibit presented by the National Center for Interactive Learning and the Space Science Institute. Discover Space is one exhibit with three sections -- Visions of the Universe, Space Rocks: Asteroids and Comets, and Planet Families Touch Table. Towson Branch, Baltimore County Public Library, 320 York Road, Towson, 9/8 through 10/29 www.bcpl.info.  
 
 
  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.  
 
 
  National Jewish Design Contest - Based on the success of PJ Library, PJ Our Way engages older children with books celebrating and exploring Jewish life. The Center for Jewish Education is hosting a contest seeking one young participant to be part of the national PJ Our Way Design Team. Applications are due by Nov. 2nd. www.surveymonkey.com/s/V6NS3WV, 9/24 through 11/2 Ages: 9- 11, www.pjourway.org.  
 
 
  The Night Fairy at Imagination Stage - Flory is a Night Fairy who is attacked by a bat. When her wings are damaged, she is forced to learn how to survive by daylight. During her adventures, Flory reconciles with her foe. By the time her wings begin to sprout back, Flory has discovered a renewed sense of creativity, and resilience. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, 9/24 through 10/26 varies, Ages: 4 and up, Tickets Reqd. 301-718-8803, www.imaginationstage.org.  
 
 
  Columbia Association Clothing Drive - Collecting new and gently used clothes, shoes and accessories, including but not limited to ties, belts, hosiery, hats, gloves, pocketbooks and jewelry. Also important are coats and socks, children’s clothes, and career clothes for both men and women. Thru Nov. 30. Community Association Buildings, Columbia Art Center, Youth and Teen Center @ The Barn, Eggspectation Restaurant, Columbia, 9/28 through 11/30 www.columbiaassociation.org.  
 
 
  Gaver Farm Festival and Pumpkin Patch - Fall-Fun-Festival including corn maze, farm animals, jumping pillow, giant slides, mini mazes and more! Take a free hayride to pick your own pumpkins and apples. Visit the Farm Market and Barn Grill and Bakery on weekends. 5501 Detrick Road, Mt. Airy, 9/30 through 11/4 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, 301-865-3515, www.gaverfarm.com.  
 
 
  Family Fun Day at the White Marsh Mall - October 7: Storytime & Sing-a-long with Miss Julie October 14: "Turner" Dean of Magic October 21: Storytime & Sing-a-long October 28: Magic Joe - during this Family Fun Day, children are invited to wear their costumes and have some Halloween fun! White Marsh Mall, Center Court, Lower Level, 10/7 through 10/28 10- 10:45 a.m., www.whitemarshmall.com/events/family-fun-day.  
 
 
Events Ongoing Throughout November  
  101 Dalmations - When Mr. and Mrs. Dearly welcome a new litter of Dalmatians to their 1950s London home, Cruella de-Vil is quick to plot their kidnap. Loving puppy parents Pongo and Missis discover their location, and set out on a harrowing adventure through the countryside to rescue their puppies. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, 11/19 through 1/11 Ages: 4 and up, Tickets Reqd. 301-718-8803, www.imaginationstage.org.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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October

Oct 25  
Children’s Gardening - Have fun growing food and flowers. Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as fun, as you learn about plants, life cycles, and prepare the food you grow. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 10- 11 a.m., Ages: 5- 10, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Gesture Drawing - 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. Materials provided. Beginners welcome! 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.  
 
 
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Saturday Morning Science: The Science Behind Fireworks - Learn about the interaction of math, chemistry, aerodynamics, and engineering in the production of pyrotechnic effects such as white and colored lights, smoke, sound, concussion, and other effects found in both commercial and custom fireworks. Towson University, Smith Hall, Room 326, 10 a.m. & noon, http://www.towson.edu/HackermanAcademy/Calendar_of_Events.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art - Each weekend in October, explore the essential elements of art. 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.  
 
 
Walk to End Alzheimer’s® - Help reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Greater Baltimore Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, from its new downtown Baltimore location! Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter, the event provides an opportunity for the community to learn about Alzheimer’s disease. Rash Field at the Inner Harbor, Baltimore, 9 a.m.- noon, 800-272-3900, alz.org/walk.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Harry Potter Halloween - Put on your wizard hat and cloak, you’ve been accepted into Wizarding School! Make Harry Potter themed crafts. Learn about the wizarding world, and meet a magical creature. 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.  
 
 
The Scarecracker: A Halloween Sweet - A Halloween twist on The Nutcracker that includes various genres of dance including Ballet, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop and Pointe. C. Milton Wright High School, Bel Air, 3 & 7 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.foresthilldance.ticketleap.com.  
 
 
Light The Night Walk - The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk in Baltimore. Help us walk to end cancer! Register at online. Camden Yards, Baltimore, 5:30- 9 p.m., www.lightthenight.org/md.  
 
 
Discover Seton Keough - Fall Open House - Seton Keough High School will host its fall Open House for prospective families on Oct. 25, 2014. Come tour the school, watch performances from the band, choir, dance company, and theater group. Find out what it's like to be a student at SKHS! Seton Keough High School, 1201 Caton Ave., Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-646-4444, www.setonkeough.com.  
 
 
Anne Arundel Walk to End Alzheimer’s® - Walk with a purpose to end Alzheimer’s. In addition to taking the 2-mile route, enjoy refreshments, live entertainment and fun activities for the family, including the Making Memories Kids’ Corner. Proceeds will help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs Susan B. Campbell Park, 1 Dock St., Annapolis, 9 a.m.- noon, 800-272-3900, alz.org/walk.  
 
 
Urban Bird Watching Walks in Patterson Park - Bring the whole family to stroll and search for fall migrants. Over 200 species have been identified in the Park. We have binoculars to lend you. Please request them in advance via e-mail. Fountain in northwest corner of Patterson Park, Baltimore, 8- 9:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
4th Annual Fall Craft Show - Over 40 unique vendors. Free admission. Door prizes. Refreshments available. Crafting corner for children. Sponsored by Arbutus Senior Center. Arbutus Recreation Center Gym, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-887-1410,  
 
 
Free Halloween Party - Join Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi for our full-of-fun-for-everyone FREE annual Halloween Party! There will be a Costume Parade/Contest (3pm), Games, Face Painting, Prizes & Giveaways! Eco-Adventures will be at the party with their crawly crawly creatures! Bring your friends and family. Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Arnold, 3- 4:30 p.m., 410-431-5200, www.JingYing.org.  
 
 
Kidgit's Boo Bash at Arundel Mills - Arundel Mills will be a safe place to celebrate Halloween with two spooktacular events. The Simon Kidgits Club will presents its Boo Bash on Saturday, October 25. Plus, children can collect candy while supporting the Fort Meade Alliance Foundation during mall-wide trick-or-treating on Halloween. Food Court, Arundel Mills, Hanover, 9:30- 11 a.m., Ages: 3- 8, 410-540-5100, www.simon.com/mall/arundel-mills/stream/kidgits-boo-bash.  
 
 
BaltimoreMommies 7th Annual Trunk or Treat - All the treats without the tricks: Trunk or Treat is a safe, scare-free way for little boys and ghouls to enjoy Halloween fun without ever crossing the street. There will be treats, games, and lots of fun for the whole family! The Shops at Kenilworth, 800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, 3- 5 p.m., 443-821-2912, www.baltimoremommies.com.  
 
 
Ballet Theatre of Maryland - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Ballet Theatre of Maryland invites everyone to attend its 2014-2015 Season Grand Opening in the newly renovated theater at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis when BTM celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with the premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 7 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-280-5640, www.mdhallarts.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Creepy Crawlies! - Halloween is almost here, so let’s explore the world of creepy crawlies! We’ll look at worms and insects and everything in between! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Bone Soup (for the Whole Family)! - Join us for story time as we discover and make our own bone soup! Come in costume for some Halloween fun! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 100, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Wild West Harvest Festival - Carnival games, inflatable, horses, hayrides, contests, pumpkins, entertainment, food, and more for children ages 3-12. Dress in your favorite western apparel! Bring the entire family! Visit www.camprockmd.com to register for this event. 1607 Cromwell Bridge Rd., Baltimore, 1- 4 p.m., Ages: 3- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 10/24/2014 410-665-7461, www.camprockmd.com.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Tot Swap - Huge consignment sale featuring maternity and kids' clothes, shoes, books, toys, DVDs, baby equipment and accessories, outdoor play equipment, sporting equipment and more. We accept only high-quality items and many are new with tags or in like-new condition, including many brand names. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., www.totswap.net.  
 
 
Farmer's Market in Glen Burnie - Seasonal fruits,vegetables, baked goods and prepared foods are available for purchase. EBT/SNAP benefits, WIC Fruit and Vegetable Checks (FVC) and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks are accepted. Free parking available. Rain or shine. Every Sat. in October. Executive Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Glen Burnie, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., www.mybwmc.org.  
 
 
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Oct 26  
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art - Each weekend in October, explore the essential elements of art. 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.  
 
 
Waldorf School of Baltimore Open House - Learn about the Waldorf School's programs for Pre-K through Grade 8. Registration required. Contact admissions@twsb.org or or 410-367-6808 ext. 202 to register. Waldorf School of Baltimore, 4801 Tamarind Road, Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: Pre-K- 8th Grade, Reserv Reqd. 410-367-6808, www.waldorfschoolofbaltimore.org  
 
 
The Golem: A Horrific Hero with Feet of Clay - Where are the Jewish zombies? For this year’s Free Fall Baltimore at the JMM, we welcome back Dr. Blumberg as he reveals the background of the mythical Golem and its new found place in contemporary pop culture. Free with admission. Jewish Museum of Mayland, Baltimore, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 12- 99, 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
Colors of the Wind - The approach of the cool fall breeze marks the change of colors throughout Irvine’s forest and meadow. Enjoy a hike to look at this rainbow of natural color found in the leaves, flowers, and fall berries, then create your own work of natural art to enjoy all season long. Free! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 1- 2 p.m., 443-738-9200, explorenature.org.  
 
 
Homewood Orchard Fest - This fun-filled afternoon is presented in celebration of Homewood's new orchard, featuring heirloom apple and pear varieties. Enjoy interactive activities, demonstrations, walking tours,live music by the Mobtown Stringband, apple cider demos, lawn games, and more. Suggested donation. Homewood Museum, Baltimore, noon- 4 p.m., www.museums.jhu.edu.  
 
 
Free Fall Baltimore Interactive Music Workshop/Concert - The Misto di Voci Ensemble & the Baltimore Talent Education Center present a free family program of interactive, programmatic and multimedia works. Cats will delight all feline fans, while Saturn features images of Saturn and and the cosmos taken from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School, Baltimore, 4- 5 p.m., Ages: 2- 100, Reserv Reqd. 410-802-0812, www.freefallbaltimore.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 10/25/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
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, 5:45- 7:15 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 10/25/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Fall in Love with Autumn - Explore the forests in this fall-themed nature hike for the whole family. Discover the changes taking place in the leaves, fall wildflowers and the animals as autumn arrives. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 2- 3:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 10/25/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Let the Good Times Roll - Join PJ Library and the Associated's Center for Jewish Camping at the launch of PJ Our Way! Reunite with Jewish camp friends and staff while bowling, and eating a pizza dinner! One lucky first time camper will win $500 off camp! AMF Pikesville Lanes, 1723 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 7- 11, Reserv Reqd. by ASAP, but walk-ins are welcome Tickets Reqd. 410-583-6837, www.cjebaltimore.org/pj-our-way.  
 
 
Harry Potter Halloween - Put on your wizard hat and cloak, you’ve been accepted into Wizarding School! Make Harry Potter themed crafts. Learn about the wizarding world, and meet a magical creature. 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.  
 
 
Ballet Theatre of Maryland - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Ballet Theatre of Maryland invites everyone to attend its 2014-2015 Season Grand Opening in the newly renovated theater at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis when BTM celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with the premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 2 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-280-5640, www.mdhallarts.org.  
 
 
Kayak Nature Tour - Explore one of the gentlest rivers in the Baltimore-Washington area, the Patuxent River. Skilled kayak guides will teach you the basics of kayaking from paddling and steering to how to safely enter and exit your kayak. We use very safe and stable kayaks that track well. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- noon, Ages: 10- 80, Reserv Reqd. by October 24 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Trick or Treat at the Square - Celebrate Halloween at Belvedere Square’s third annual “Trick or Treat at the Square”. Live music, pumpkin decorating, and other family friendly fun. Pet-themed activities with Belvedere Veterinary Center to benefit Humane Society. Free to public. Belvedere Square, noon- 4 p.m., 410-464-9773, www.belvederesquare.com.  
 
 
Belvedere Howloween Bash - This event is open to pets and families in costume for a day of fun and interactive activities. Day will feature contests such as best trick, best kisser, pet and pet parent look-alike, and best costume, as well as musical wag and a pet parade. All proceeds benefit the Baltimore Humane Society. Sofi's Terrace (across from the Senator Movie Theater), Belvedere Square, Baltimore, noon- 4 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 410-999-3300, www.belvedereveterinarycenter.com.  
 
 
Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure - The Race is comprised of a 5K (3.1 miles) competitive run (timed), a 5K recreational run, a 5K walk and a 1-mile family fun walk. The 1-mile family fun walk is recommended for families with children and participants who prefer a shorter route. xecutive Plaza parking lots (across Shawan Road from Hunt Valley Towne Centre), 11350 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, 6- 10 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-433-RACE (7223), www.komenmd.org/2014.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Object Lesson - The whole family can enjoy an interactive object lesson. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 2:45 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Tot Swap - Huge consignment sale featuring maternity and kids' clothes, shoes, books, toys, DVDs, baby equipment and accessories, outdoor play equipment, sporting equipment and more. We accept only high-quality items and many are new with tags or in like-new condition, including many brand names. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., www.totswap.net.  
 
 
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Oct 27  
Pre-K Nature Drop-In - Introduce your little ones to nature's wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor activities. Come in costume to enjoy a Halloween celebration today! Marshy Point Nature Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: Pre-K, w/ adult, 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org.  
 
 
Wild Rumpus Pajama Party - Enjoy the story, a rumpus, and a snack. Wear your pajamas! Registration required. Call (410) 396-6088. Hamilton Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 7 p.m., Ages: 7- 12, Reserv Reqd. 410-396-6088, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Monster Mask Making - Create wild masks in honor of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. Herring Run Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 5 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-0996, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
What's Cooking In The Night Kitchen - Inspired by the Sendak classic In the Night Kitchen, children will enjoy a story and then help create a tasty evening treat. Southeast Anchor Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 6 p.m., Ages: 7- 12, 410-396-1580, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Oct 28  
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Everything Wild - Celebrate Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are with masks, music and performance. Orleans Street Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 6 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-0970, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Puppet Show: Who's Afraid of the Little Brown Bat - Who’s afraid of the little brown bat? Come find why you shouldn’t be afraid! Learn the important role bats have in our environment and get to meet the characters after the show. Program is approximately 20 minutes. No registration necessary. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10 & 11 a.m., Ages: all ages, 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Where The Wild Things Are - Recreate Max’s adventure with stories, art and music. Roland Park Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 3:15 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-6099, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids after school or stop by on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
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Oct 29  
Disney on Ice Presents Frozen! - Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. Disney On Ice presents Frozen! will be at the Baltimore Arena from October 29 – November 2. Baltimore Arena, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com.  
 
 
Storytime at Ladew Gardens: Feathers, Fur and Fins - Some are hairy, some are smooth, some are slimy and some have grooves. Come read all about the different types of outer coverings and “coats” that animals wear. *TIMES: 10:30–11:15 a.m. or 12:30–1:15 p.m. *RESERVATIONS: 410-557-9570, ext. 213 or smyers@ladewgardens.com. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Ages: 2- 6, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. (410) 557-9570, ext. 213, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Breast Health Consultation and Screenings - Includes a clinical breast exam and a one-on-one consultation to answer any medical questions regarding their breast health. Attendees also will receive important information regarding breast health issues, early detection and screening, as well as giveways and raffles. South Carroll Health & Wellness Pavilion, 1380 Progress Way, Suite 102, Eldersburg, 8:30- 10:30 a.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-871-7000, www.CarrollHospitalCenter.org.  
 
 
Natural Art in Autumn - Enjoy a nature hike while we explore the autumn changes in our natural surroundings. Collect leaves, acorns, seedpods and more to make an autumnal collage to enjoy throughout the year. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Oct 30  
Disney on Ice Presents Frozen! - Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. Disney On Ice presents Frozen! will be at the Baltimore Arena from October 29 – November 2. Baltimore Arena, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com.  
 
 
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
'A Nightmare in Columbia' Haunted House - Get spooked at Maryland School for the Deaf' Haunted House. Halloween themed activities for kids. Grab your Little Goblins and 'Fraidy Cats! They can have a special "Lights On" tour from 5-6 p.m. Food available to keep those Ghoulish tummies full. Ages 5 and under free. Costumes optional. 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Denton Building, Ellicott City, 5- 9 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-808-3833,  
 
 
Nature, Mom and Me - You and your preschooler will enjoy a different nature topic in each class with hands-on activities, stories, crafts and hikes. Dress for the weather. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
7th Annual Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Fair - A collaboration of more than eight agencies, the Fair will feature resources for professionals, parents and families of children or adolescents with mental health or substance abuse issues. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is requested. Oregon Ridge Lodge, 13555 Beaver Dam Rd., Cockeysville, 1:30- 4 p.m., 443-901-1550 x214, www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/health.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Farmer's Market in Severn - Seasonal fruits,vegetables, baked goods and prepared foods are available for purchase. EBT/SNAP benefits, WIC Fruit and Vegetable Checks (FVC) and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks are accepted. Free parking available. Rain or shine. Every Thurs. in October. Van Bokkelen Elementary School, 1140 Reece Road, Severn, 4- 7 p.m., www.mybwmc.org.  
 
 
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Oct 31  
Disney on Ice Presents Frozen! - Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. Disney On Ice presents Frozen! will be at the Baltimore Arena from October 29 – November 2. Baltimore Arena, 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com.  
 
 
Trick-or-Treat with Maryland Legal Aid Child Advocates! - Please join the Child Advocacy staff at Maryland Legal Aid for a fun afternoon of indoor trick-or-treating! Children 12 and under are welcome to attend. The event is free to attend and registration is not required. Maryland Legal Aid, 3rd floor, 500 Lexington Street, Baltimore, 1- 4 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, by n/a 443-451-2836,  
 
 
Trick-or-Treat at Marley Station Mall - If you're a parent looking for fun and safe trick-or-treating for your kids, then look no further than Marley Station Mall! Celebrate the night with spooktacular candy and treats at participating retailers at the mall and enjoy live children's entertainment from Ellis taking place in Center Court. Marley Station Mall, 7900 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, 6- 8 p.m., 410-760-8900, marleystation.com.  
 
 
Tricks and Treats at Oregon Ridge - Dress up in your best costume and stroll through the woods and meadow to learn the tricks plants and animals have up their “leaves”. Participants will get a treat at each stop so bring a bag. Hike approx. 1/2 mile. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 4:30- 5:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Trick-or-Treating at Arundel Mills - Children can collect candy while supporting the Fort Meade Alliance Foundation during a mall-wide trick-or-treat effort at Arundel Mills on Halloween. For a $5 donation, children will receive a bag to trick-or-treat at stores that have a Halloween sticker in their window. Arundel Mills, Hanover, 6- 8 p.m., Ages: 1 12 410-540-5100, www.simon.com/mall/arundel-mills.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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November

Nov 1  
Mozart’s REQUIEM - Danielle Talamantes, soprano Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano Robert Baker, tenor Christopheren Nomura, baritone National Philharmonic Chorale Stan Engebretson, conductor. Music Center at Strathmore, 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 301-581-5100, nationalphilharmonic.org.  
 
 
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
History Walk - Learn about the history of the park which includes railroads, mining, wars and more. This two hour walk begins at the dam. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
FazaFam @ Port Discovery every 1st Sat of the Month - Meet FazaFam, the Dance & Bmore Family Jam at Port Discovery every first Saturday of the month. Subscribe to our new Youtube page featuring family fitness spokesperson CJay Philip on FOX 45, plus you can have your own family dance jam with FazaFam music, games, and fun at www.fazafam.com. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 1:50 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410-871-8322, www.fazafam.com.  
 
 
Disney on Ice Presents Frozen! - Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. Disney On Ice presents Frozen! will be at the Baltimore Arena from October 29 – November 2. Baltimore Arena, 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., & 6:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com.  
 
 
Scope Out the Night Sky - The Maryland Science Center and Robinson Nature Center jointly present this exciting family-focused astronomy event. Enjoy a planetarium program, build your very own Galileo scope (a functional telescope for night sky viewing), hold a meteorite, and take a “tour” of the sky outside. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 6:30- 9:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 10/31/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
Early Bounce Special! - Join us from 10 a.m.-noon on the first and third Saturday during the month of November for $4 Bounce! All proceeds collected will go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Wicked in the Woods - Paralysis, strangulation, derangement- just a few of the botanical atrocities afflicted on people unaware of the powers of plants. Join us as a naturalist leads you through the park to find these wicked versus good plants. $4/person Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Fur and Feathers - Join us for a stroll through the woods and see how it transitions from fall to winter. During the walk we will focus on a different part of what makes the forest a special and magical place to explore and how we can help keep it that way! Come dressed for the weather! Free! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10- 11 a.m., Ages: 3- 5, 443-738-9200, explorenature.org.  
 
 
Wicked in the Woods - Paralysis, strangulation, derangement- just a few of the botanical atrocities afflicted on people unbeknownst to the powers. Join the Oregon Ridge Nature Center as a naturalist leads you through the park to find these wicked versus good plants. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Light the Night Walk - The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night Walk in Frederick. Help us walk to end cancer! Register online. Baker Park, Frederick, 5:30- 9 p.m., www.lightthenight.org/md.  
 
 
Healthy First Saturday - Start your month off the healthy way at Port Discovery's community health fair! Move your feet to a hip-hop beat with the FazaFam Family Jam, meet furry friends from FIDOS for Freedom, get KinderFit! with the Kindersinger and more! Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Scout Day: Morse Code - Scouts (Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Boy Scout levels) will be learning Morse Code while building their own telegraph key circuit. For more information or to register, visit website or contact Kirsten Messinger at nem.education@gmail.com. National Electronics Museum, Linthicum, 10 a.m.- noon, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-765-0230, ow.ly/BVLRU.  
 
 
Cub/Boy Scout Day - Open to Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Boy Scouts. Learn about Morse Code and build your own Telegraph Key! Registration opens in September. Contact nem.education@gmail.com for more information. National Electronics Museum, Linthicum, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 7 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-765-0230, www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: The Walters Story - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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.  
 
 
Glen Mar Family 5K and 1-Mile Walk - Participate in either a 5K or 1-Mile Walk. This event will benefit the Howard County Food Bank. Register online at http://www.active.com/ellicott-city-md/running/races/glen-mar-family-5k-and-1-mile-walk-2014?int=. Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City, 9- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 100, 410-796-0290,  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! 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., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Sharp Farm Open House - Farm Fun Day - Come join us in celebrating the fall harvest! Learn about the farm animals, feed the goats, enjoy the 7+ acre corn maze, hayrides, then pick a pie pumpkin to take home. A campfire will follow so bring along your s'more fixings! Registration required by 10/31. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, noon- 2 p.m., Ages: 2- 99, Reserv Reqd. by 10/31/14 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Night Hike and Campfire - Eden Mill Nature Trails may be familiar to us during the day, but offer a completely different experience at night. Learn about nocturnal animals, Native Americans, and adaptations that allow you to navigate in the dark night sky. The evening ends with a campfire. Approx. 2 miles. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 7- 9 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Nov 2  
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Mozart’s REQUIEM - Danielle Talamantes, soprano Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano Robert Baker, tenor Christopheren Nomura, baritone National Philharmonic Chorale Stan Engebretson, conductor. Music Center at Strathmore, 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 301-581-5100, nationalphilharmonic.org.  
 
 
Disney on Ice Presents Frozen! - Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. Disney On Ice presents Frozen! will be at the Baltimore Arena from October 29 – November 2. Baltimore Arena, 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., & 6:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com.  
 
 
Pollinators - Join a refuge naturalist as they reveal images of a variety of nature’s pollinating powerhouses visiting Patuxent’s Schoolyard Habitat garden. Learn why documenting these visits is so important to our future and theirs. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 2- 3 p.m., Ages: 12 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 11/01/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Pumpkin Chunkin' - Ready to get rid of your old pumpkin or jack o’ lantern? Bring it to Robinson Nature Center and we launch it from one of many catapults! Each catapult is designed by local high school students as part of their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 2- 3:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
Fall Back into Burn Prevention - To help families learn more about fire safety and burn prevention, Johns Hopkins Children's Center is hosting an educational event.The event will feature games, interactive activities and giveaways for all ages. Nurses from the emergency department and pediatric burn unit will be present Safeway, 2401 N Charles St, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: 0 99 410-955-9382, www.hopkinschildrens.org.  
 
 
Wicked in the Woods - Paralysis, strangulation, derangement- just a few of the botanical atrocities afflicted on people unaware of the powers of plants. Join us as a naturalist leads you through the park to find these wicked versus good plants. $4/person Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Wicked in the Woods - Paralysis, strangulation, derangement- just a few of the botanical atrocities afflicted on people unbeknownst to the powers. Join the Oregon Ridge Nature Center as a naturalist leads you through the park to find these wicked versus good plants. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Celebrate the Centennial - Free Family Sunday participants in November will build a giant birthday cake made of everyday objects. This fanciful creation will be unveiled at the American Wing Opening Celebration on November 23. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: The Walters Story - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Nov 3  
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Terrapin Adventures School’s Out Program - Children will improve their balance and agility, learn team building skills, and participate in uplifting activities to expand their horizons. Two groups divided by age. Pizza lunch included. Before and after care available. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 13, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
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Nov 4  
Terrapin Adventures School’s Out Program - Children will improve their balance and agility, learn team building skills, and participate in uplifting activities to expand their horizons. Two groups divided by age. Pizza lunch included. Before and after care available. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 13, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
School's Out Days - Looking for something fun for your child to do when school is out? Unplug the kids and let them spend the day at the park! Bring lunch, snack, and water. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Yoga Storytime - Come join us for a fun filled dramatic yoga workshop for children 5-8. Children will experience yoga storytelling as they learn to use yoga postures to recreate a given story. In addition to storytelling, children will enjoy yoga songs and games, as well a craft activity they can take home. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5- 8, Reserv Reqd. by 10/30/14 Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055 x7142, http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth.  
 
 
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids after school or stop by on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
Book of the Month: Digger Dozer Dumper by Hope Vestergaard - Some trucks are tough like a digger and some are strong like a dozer, but they all do important jobs each day. These infectious rhymes introduce us to sixteen of our favorite trucks. Free with admission to Building Zone. National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington DC, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 5,  
 
 
Sharp Farm Pilgrim History & Hayride Open House - Guides dressed in costume will teach children about the Pilgrim's home life, the chores they had, the games they played, and about their relationship with the Native Americans. A hayride is included. Registration required by 11/03. Admission price per child. Adults are free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, noon- 2 p.m., Ages: 4- 99, Reserv Reqd. by 11/03/14 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
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Nov 5  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 6  
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
The National Players: The Tempest - In Shakespeare's last and most magical tale, fairies and spells unwind villains' desires, tie lovers together, and unknot past wrongs. Chesapeake Arts Center, Hammonds Lane Theatre, Brooklyn Park, 9:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-636-6597, www.chesapeakearts.org.  
 
 
National Players: As You Like It - All the world's a stage in Shakespeare's classic love story about concealed identities and leaving home to find oneself. Chesapeake Arts Center, Hammonds Lane Theater, Brooklyn Park, 7:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-636-6597, www.chesapeakearts.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Nov 7  
Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE! Music is Awesome Tour - Sing and dance along with the much-loved Yo Gabba Gabba! gang: DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodoo on the Music Is Awesome! LIVE tour. It's going to be quite a party, your child's first rock concert will be a great experience! TWO SHOWS: 3pm & 6:30pm The Hippodrome Theater, Baltimore, 3- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-7400, www.baltimore-theater.com.  
 
 
Project FeederWatch Training - A citizen science project in which YOU can collect data to send to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It’s fun and easy. Participate in the project as part of Irvine’s volunteer team or record data from your own backyard bird feeders. Come to the training to learn more and find out how you can help! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 7 and up, Reserv Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Bookworm Storytime - Nature stories with fun activities such as animal encounters, puppets or crafts at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center. Free! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 11- 11:30 a.m., 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
JA Jams: An Evening with Kenny Loggins - Enjoy a live show featuring the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has recorded several million-selling albums. Proceeds will directly support Junior Achievement of Central Maryland’s work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs, which reach 42,000+ students. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore, 7- 10 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-783-8000, www.JAJams.org.  
 
 
41st Annual Maryland Irish Festival - The 41st Annual Maryland Irish Festival will feature traditional Irish dance, music, authentic food and drinks, a children's area, cultural demonstrations, and more. Timonium Fairgrounds, 6- 11 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, Tickets Reqd. 443-955-4513, www.irishfestival.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Nov 8  
Applying to Baltimore Magnet/Art High Schools - The Hippodrome Foundation, Inc. (HFI), the non-profit partner of the Hippodrome Theatre, invites 7th and 8th grade Maryland students and their parents to attend a free panel discussion: Applying to Baltimore Magnet/Art High Schools - the process, audition tips and important things you need to know. Hippodrome Theatre, M & T Bank Pavilion, Fayette Street entrance, Baltimore, 3- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. barbw@hippodromefoundation.org, www.hippodromefoundation.eventbrite.com.  
 
 
6th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk - Each pre-registered participant will receive a T-shirt, refreshments, a commemorative ice scraper, and two tickets to a Fighting Owls basketball doubleheader. Activities include the use of a seat belt convincer, DUI goggles, and texting-while-driving simulator. Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 9 a.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-412-2249, www.harford.edu/heather.  
 
 
Bestselling Author Linda Bacon to Speak at Sheppard Pratt - Bestselling author Dr. Linda Bacon will expose popular weight myths and ease concerns that dieting or controlling eating are a necessary or valuable part of attaining a healthy or desirable body. Free to the public. Pre-registration is required to ensure a spot. Register online or by phone. The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt, 6501 North Charles Street, Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 13- 99, Reserv Reqd. by Nov. 6, 2014 410-427-3886, eatingdisorder.org/events.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
KMC Meditation 15th Anniversary Fundraiser - Celebrate KMC Maryland’s 15th anniversary by enjoying a party fundraiser with a delicious meal lovingly prepared by our World Peace Cafe Team, live entertainment, kids activities, and a special presentation on the history of KMC Maryland. KMC Maryland World Peace Temple, 900 E Northern Pkwy, Baltimore, 6- 9 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-243-3837, www.meditationinmd.org.  
 
 
Project FeederWatch Training - A citizen science project in which YOU can collect data to send to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It’s fun and easy. Participate in the project as part of Irvine’s volunteer team or record data from your own backyard bird feeders. Come to the training to learn more and find out how you can help! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 7 and up, Reserv Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Billy Jonas at Har Sinai Congregation - Folk singer-songwriter Billy Jonas and his band will perform at Har Sinai Congregation. Jonas performs upbeat percussion-based music using traditional instruments and everyday objects such as buckets, brooms and bottles. Har Sinai Congregation, 2905 Walnut Ave, Owings Mills, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-654-9393, harsinai-md.org.  
 
 
41st Annual Maryland Irish Festival - The 41st Annual Maryland Irish Festival will feature traditional Irish dance, music, authentic food and drinks, a children's area, cultural demonstrations, and more. Timonium Fairgrounds, 6- 11 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, Tickets Reqd. 443-955-4513, www.irishfestival.com.  
 
 
The Brent A. Rosenberg Family Fair and Walk - The Family Tree hosts a free event to support strong families for a strong community! After the walk, enjoy the Family Fair featuring football clinics run by Ravens Assistant General Manager Eric DeCosta and Ravens scouts, entertainment, activities, giveaways, and refreshments. Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Family Center Y, Baltimore, 9 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 99, 410-889-2300, www.thefamilytreemd.org.  
 
 
5th Annual Brent A. Rosenberg Family Fair & Walk - Last year, more than 900 of Maryland’s parents and children joined The Family Tree for a fun filled morning of activities, entertainment and education. The Family Fair & Walk is a free event for all families in our community. Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Family Center Y on 33rd Street, Baltimore, 9 a.m.- noon, 443-451-9532, www.familytreemd.org/family-fair--walk.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Leaves! - Experiments, crafts, and games involving our favorite aspect of fall! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Folk Music Society Family Dance - A wonderful event featuring traditional American dance for all ages to an energetic live band. Discounts for large groups and members. Perfect event for a birthday celebration! A 6:30 potluck dinner follows the dance. Dances are also scheduled for December 13, 2014 and March 14, 2015. St. Mark's on the Hill, 1620 Reiserstown Road, Baltimore, 5- 6:30 p.m., by no, tickets at door Tickets Reqd. 443-360-8998, 410-321-8419, familydance@bfms.org, www.bfms.org/familyDance.php.  
 
 
Leaf Man - Read the imaginative story, "Leaf Man", then collect autumn leaves to create works of art featuring your own leaf people and animals. Cromwell Valley Park Willow Grove Nature Education Center, Baltimore, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 4- 12 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-2503, www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Reptile Life Drawing - Join Brittany Roger, of The Drawing Zoo, as she brings a snake or two, or perhaps an iguana. Learn about these reptiles and try your hand at creating drawings and watercolors of them. The Painting Workshop, 1605 Sulgrave Ave, Baltimore, 4- 5:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-466-3510, www.thepaintingworkshop.com.  
 
 
The Walters Story Family Festival - Travel back in time to explore the lives of William and Henry Walters. Special guests will use music, puppetry, video, and storytelling to immerse visitors in the world of the Walters family. Visit the newly installed galleries to celebrate family traditions and Baltimore history. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! 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., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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Nov 9  
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 11/08/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Owl Prowl - Explore the refuge at night while looking and listening for owls. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 4:30- 6 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 11/08/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
41st Annual Maryland Irish Festival - The 41st Annual Maryland Irish Festival will feature traditional Irish dance, music, authentic food and drinks, a children's area, cultural demonstrations, and more. Timonium Fairgrounds, 6- 11 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, Tickets Reqd. 443-955-4513, www.irishfestival.com.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Celebrate the Centennial - Free Family Sunday participants in November will build a giant birthday cake made of everyday objects. This fanciful creation will be unveiled at the American Wing Opening Celebration on November 23. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: The Walters Story - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Nov 10  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 11  
Nature Stories and Crafts at Ladew Gardens - Chipmunks and squirrels are two of the most amusing animals to watch in nature. Join us as we read about these furry backyard friends and make fun, take-home crafts in Harvey Ladew's Studio. *TIMES: 10:30–11:15 am or 12:30–1:15 pm. *RESERVATIONS: 410-557-9570, ext. 213 or smyers@ladewgardens.com. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Ages: 2- 6, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9570, ext. 213, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids after school or stop by on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Sharp Farm Pilgrim History & Hayride Open House - Guides dressed in costume will teach children about the Pilgrim's home life, the chores they had, the games they played, and about their relationship with the Native Americans. A hayride is included. Registration required by 11/10. Admission price per child. Adults are free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, noon- 2 p.m., Ages: 4- 99, Reserv Reqd. by 11/10/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
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Nov 12  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
1st Annual Pre-Holiday Shopping Extravaganza - It’s time to get into the holiday spirit! Start your Black Friday shopping early by visiting the Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. No long lines and no ads to search through! Vendors will be on-hand with a variety of products for everyone on your list! Coppin State University, Talon Center, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., 410-951-3571, www.coppin.edu/ecs.  
 
 
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Nov 13  
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Audubon's Tiny Tots Safaris -- Nature's Camouflage! - Where in Patterson Park do animals hide, and how do they do it? An hour of fun and education with our youngest nature lovers! Programs fill quickly, so register early. $5 suggested donation per child. Meet on the Northeast side of the Patterson Park Boat Lake, Baltimore, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5 w/adult, Reserv Reqd. by 11/11/14 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Banneker Afterschool Explorers - Each after school adventure will explore a different nature/history theme that will include hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. Dress for the outdoors including sturdy shoes. Parents are welcome to stay but it is not required. Children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 4- 5:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/17/2014 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Nov 14  
St. James Academy Children's Dinner Concert - 5:30 p.m. dinner and 6:15 p.m. show. The Drum Runners present a high energy, interactive program of percussion, rhythm, and comedy! With rhythms and instruments from around the globe, their shows take the audience on an unusual musical adventure. The Drum Runners let their music do the talking. St. James Academy, 3100 Monkton Road, Monkton, 5:30- 7 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 11/14/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-771-4816, www.saintjamesacademy.org.  
 
 
Stories Around the Campfire - Gather around the campfire to hear stories and learn about the art of storytelling. Feel free to bring a short story or instrument! Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Whitetails In The Woods - Discover how white-tailed deer are busy preparing for winter. Search for signs of deer on refuge trails and finish with a “deer” craft. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 12:30- 1:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 7, Reserv Reqd. by 11/13/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Urban Bird Watching Walks in Patterson Park - 200 bird species have been documented in Patterson Park, so bring the family and join Audubon to stroll and search for late migrants. We have binoculars to lend you. Please request them in advance via e-mail. Free. Fountain in northwest corner of Patterson Park, Baltimore, 8- 9:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
Audubon's Tiny Tots Safaris -- Nature's Camouflage! - Where in Patterson Park do animals hide, and how do they do it? An hour of fun and education with our youngest nature lovers! Programs fill quickly, so register early. $5 suggested donation per child. Meet on the Northeast side of the Patterson Park Boat Lake, Baltimore, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5 w/adult, Reserv Reqd. by 11/11/14 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Sprout Film Festival - Featuring a series of short films that highlight, star, and share different perspectives on people living with autism, Asperger’s syndrome and Down syndrome, as well as other disabilities. Harford Community College will be transformed into the site of a movie premier, complete with red carpet. Harford Community College, in the Dr. James F. LaCalle Conference Room E132, 6- 9 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-836-7177, www.arcncr.org  
 
 
Harbor East's Window Wonderland: The Unveiling Event - Join Harbor East for the unveiling of Window Wonderland, a month-long holiday arts exhibit featuring storefronts decorated by some of the region’s finest artists. Enjoy carolers, refreshments, stilt walkers, acrobats, and holiday activities for kids at the Milk and Cookie Social from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Milk and Cookie Social at The MAC, Harbor East, Baltimore 5:30- 8:30 p.m., www.waterfrontpartnership.org.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Tot Swap - Huge consignment sale featuring maternity and kids' clothes, shoes, books, toys, DVDs, baby equipment and accessories, outdoor play equipment, sporting equipment and more. We accept only high-quality items and many are new with tags or in like-new condition, including many brand names. Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m., www.totswap.net.  
 
 
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Nov 15  
Early Bounce Special! - Join us from 10 a.m.-noon on the first and third Saturday during the month of November for $4 Bounce! All proceeds collected will go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Falling Behind - What’s left after all the mass migration of summer songbirds and blooming flowers? Plenty! Birds like the Northern Junco and White-throated sparrow have arrived in the park as well as interesting seedpods and animal signs. Hike through the changing habitats and find what’s new. Free. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Dazzle Dash - Dazzle Dash kicks off Symphony of Lights with a run/walk through the lights as well as activities for children of all ages, healthy foods, music, entertainment and giveaways. Dazzle Dash takes place Saturday, Nov. 15, from 5-7:30 p.m. for runners only and Sunday Nov. 16, from 4-7:30 p.m. for walkers Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. by 10/30/2014 Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital.  
 
 
Falling Behind - What’s left after all the mass migration of summer songbirds and blooming flowers? Plenty! Birds like the Northern Junco and White-throated sparrow have arrived in the park as well as interesting seed pods and animal signs. Hike through the changing habitats and find what’s new. FREE Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Kiddie Crusoe's Kids Night Out Camp - Includes: Supervised Play in Kiddie City, our indoor playground, and moonbounce area, pizza dinner, games, craft, and movie. Children must be potty-trained. Pre-registration with pre-payment is required, email adventures@kiddiecrusoe.com Kiddie Crusoe, 7 Fox Tail Rd, Timonium, 5- 9 p.m., Ages: 2.5- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/12/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-853-7910, www.kiddiecrusoe.com.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Let's Talk Turkey! - Investigate the wonderful world of wild turkeys — just in time for Thanksgiving! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Design Apprenticeship Program I Final Presentation - Participants in this fall’s Design Apprenticeship Program present their innovative designs for activating under-utilized spaces within the Museum. A reception follows the presentations. National Building Museum Auditorium, Washington, D.C. 1- 3 p.m.,  
 
 
Domino Day at the Maryland Science Center - A domino extravaganza where visitors will watch world-renowned domino topple expert Scott Suko create a massive multi-colored tumble of 11,000 dominoes. Guests will have the opportunity to stack their own dominoes at DIY tables, getting expert advice on their designs. Free with admission. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 12:30- 2:30 p.m., 410-685-2370, www.marylandsciencecenter.org.  
 
 
Craft Night - Join us in the ranger station for an evening of crafting. In November, we’ll make our own custom soaps, and in December, we will dip our own candles. Bring a snack to share! Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 5- 7 p.m., Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Story Walks - Children and their families can meet at the Acorn Hill play area, then enjoy reading a story as they walk along the paved loop. Look for new stories to be posted throughout the year. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, Ages: all ages, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Campfire Sing-Along - Relax around the fire and sing old favorites and learn some new tunes. Song sheets and musical accompaniment provided. Roast marshmallows for s'mores. Meet at Pontoon Pier. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 7- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 2- adult, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! 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., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: The Walters Story - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Tot Swap - Huge consignment sale featuring maternity and kids' clothes, shoes, books, toys, DVDs, baby equipment and accessories, outdoor play equipment, sporting equipment and more. We accept only high-quality items and many are new with tags or in like-new condition, including many brand names. Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., www.totswap.net.  
 
 
Past Times for Children - Cleaning Habits - In the 1800's keeping clean was difficult. Did people brush their teeth? How about bathing in a bathtub? Come to this class and experience it for yourself! Yes, we will be brushing our teeth with homemade toothpaste and sticks! Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, 10- 11:15 a.m., Ages: 4- 7, Reserv Reqd. by November 10, 2014 Tickets Reqd. 410-848-6494, www.HSCCmd.org.  
 
 
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Nov 16  
Hiding Hibernators - Discover who hibernates and where! Become a nature detective and search for clues and signs of hibernating animals through games, stories and a hike. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 7, Reserv Reqd. by 11/15/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Nature Fun Club - Join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month to hang out with other kids that love nature and enjoy themed activities and craft-making. From scavenger hunts to nature hikes and from planetarium presentations to arts and crafts projects. Cost is $10 members, $12 nonmembers per class. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 4- 11, Reserv Reqd. by 10/18/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
Falling Behind - What’s left after all the mass migration of summer songbirds and blooming flowers? Plenty! Birds like the Northern Junco and White-throated sparrow have arrived in the park as well as interesting seedpods and animal signs. Hike through the changing habitats and find what’s new. Free. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Dazzle Dash - Dazzle Dash kicks off Symphony of Lights with a run/walk through the lights as well as activities for children of all ages, healthy foods, music, entertainment and giveaways. Dazzle Dash takes place Saturday, Nov. 15, from 5-7:30 p.m. for runners only and Sunday Nov. 16, from 4-7:30 p.m. for walkers Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. by 10/30/2014 Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital.  
 
 
Falling Behind - What’s left after all the mass migration of summer songbirds and blooming flowers? Plenty! Birds like the Northern Junco and White-throated sparrow have arrived in the park as well as interesting seed pods and animal signs. Hike through the changing habitats and find what’s new. FREE Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble in INCREDIBLE FEETS - INCREDIBLE FEETS provides a music and dance performance that celebrates the world of percussive dances from Ireland, England, South Africa, Canada and the American South. The show includes audience participation and lots of foot tapping fun for the whole family. Gordon Center For Performing Arts, Owings Mills, 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-7469, www.footworks.org.  
 
 
LEGO® Build - Architects and engineers must plan for all kinds of disasters. Work with other LEGO® Engineers to design your own structure and put it to the test. National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington DC, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 11/15/14 Tickets Reqd. go.nbm.org/site/Calendar/1534704878?view=Detail&id=11.  
 
 
Family Yoga - Bring the kids and practice yoga as a family. Movement, games, stretches, and fun. A great way to spend some quality time, and leave feeling refreshed and renewed. Price includes 1 child and 1 adult. Discount available for additional family members. The Painting Workshop, 1605 Sulgrave Ave, Baltimore, 3- 4:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-466-3510, www.thepaintingworkshop.com.  
 
 
Jewish Community Services (JCS) Toy Drive - Donations accepted of new, unwrapped toys, books, crafts, and gift cards ($10 or less from stores like Target, Walmart, or Toys R Us) before the holidays. Toys may be donated before or after drop-off date. Contact for details. Jewish Community Services office in Owings Mills, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue (at the JCC), 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-466-9200, www.jcsbaltimore.org.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Celebrate the Centennial - Free Family Sunday participants in November will build a giant birthday cake made of everyday objects. This fanciful creation will be unveiled at the American Wing Opening Celebration on November 23. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: The Walters Story - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Tot Swap - Huge consignment sale featuring maternity and kids' clothes, shoes, books, toys, DVDs, baby equipment and accessories, outdoor play equipment, sporting equipment and more. We accept only high-quality items and many are new with tags or in like-new condition, including many brand names. Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., www.totswap.net.  
 
 
Baltimore Heritage tour--Jonestown and the Shot Tower - Explore historic streets, walk on top of a river, look inside the landmark Shot Tower. The level, stroller-friendly route wends past an historic church, a Brutalist building as big as 17 football fields, & Art Deco stone stallions for a thumbnail lesson in local lore. Cost: $5 Meet at Hollywood Diner at Farmer's Market, 600 E.Saratoga St., 9:30- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-332-9992, baltimoreheritage.org.  
 
 
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Nov 17  
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Free Open Rehearsal - Join Jason Love and the Columbia Orchestra at The Gathering Place for an open rehearsal. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative, collaborative process of putting a concert together. Imagine the new insight into the music you'll have after seeing the process of putting it together! The Gathering Place, Columbia, 7:30- 10 p.m., 410-465-8777, www.columbiaorchestra.org/open_rehearsals.  
 
 
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Nov 18  
Hiding Hibernators - Discover who hibernates and where! Become a nature detective and search for clues and signs of hibernating animals through games, stories and a hike. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 7, Reserv Reqd. 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Breast Health Consultation and Screenings - Includes a clinical breast exam and a one-on-one consultation to answer any medical questions regarding their breast health. Attendees also will receive important information regarding breast health issues, early detection and screening, as well as giveways and raffles. Carroll Health Group Medical Office, 520 East Baltimore Street, Suite 8, Taneytown, 8:30- 10:30 a.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-871-7000, www.CarrollHospitalCenter.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Group Walk Through the Lights - Group walks through the lights are perfect for work groups, scout groups, school groups and more. Take a 1.4 mile stroll through the light displays, and make this your group’s holiday tradition. Tuesdays, Nov. 18-Dec. 30. Registration required. Pets are not permitted. Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 4:15- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital.  
 
 
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids after school or stop by on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 19  
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 20  
Santé: A Culinary Odyssey - This business/casual fête will feature signature dishes from 45 top restaurants paired with enticing beverages, interactive food demonstrations, an auction and more! Proceeds will directly support the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s patient services, education and research efforts. M&T Bank Stadium, North Club Level, 1101 Russell St., Baltimore, 6- 10 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-494-8545, www.santebaltimore.com.  
 
 
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Nature, Mom and Me - You and your preschooler will enjoy a different nature topic in each class with hands-on activities, stories, crafts and hikes. Dress for the weather. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Homeschool Day - Homeschool families are invited to participate in hands-on programs which teach students about the professional skills used by architects and engineers. Design earthquake-ready buildings, discover the art of architectural drawing, and more. National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington DC, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 4- 14, Reserv Reqd. by 11/18/14 Tickets Reqd. 202-272-2448, go.nbm.org/site/Calendar?id=117763&view=Detail.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Nov 21  
Mission:Migration - Fall is migration time for many birds and the Refuge is an important resting place as they journey south. Learn about challenges facing these tough travelers and what you can do to help through games, activities and a hike. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 8- 11, Reserv Reqd. by 11/20/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Mistletoe and Moonlight Shopping - Looking for the perfect gift and an enjoyable shopping experience? Forget the malls and come out to the Robinson Nature Center. Find the puppet, craft, book, or nature trinket that’s just right for your loved ones. Enjoy live product demonstrations that allow you to try before you buy. Event is Free Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 6- 9 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
Target $2 Family Fun Night - Join Port Discovery on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night! General admission is just $2 per person from 4 pm - 8 pm. Tickets must be purchased at the door. Tickets cannot be purchased in advance or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 4- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Lively Arts for Little Ones Presents: Lucky Stars Puppets - Lucky Stars Puppet show includes song, movement and games with puppets. The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4610, oaklandmills.org.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg - More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Ongoing craft demonstrations, live music, children’s entertainment and delicious gourmet goodies make the fall Festival a great destination for the entire family. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com.  
 
 
Lively Arts for Little Ones presents: Lucky Stars Puppets - Lucky Stars Puppet show includes song, movement and games with puppets. Performed from a professional puppet stage, Wendy and her colorful puppets invite children to interact, dream and learn. For more information, visit oaklandmills.org. The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, 10 a.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4610, www.brownpapertickets.com/event/712791.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, as he greets friends of all ages. Ride a train pulled by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt™. Enjoy a full day of railroading with fun activities included in your ticket price. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, Times vary, Ages: 0- 7, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Nov 22  
Pioneer Days - Build miniature log cabins, create corn husk dolls, play colonial games and dip your own candles to learn how early American pioneers lived. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Mission:Migration - Fall is migration time for many birds and the Refuge is an important resting place as they journey south. Learn about challenges facing these tough travelers and what you can do to help through games, activities and a hike. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 8- 11, Reserv Reqd. by 11/21/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
SAFAM Concert - SAFAM has dominated Jewish music in America, with its "Jewish-American Sound". SAFAM will perform well-known and new songs, to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Baltimore’s HaZamir chorus will also join the band. A complementary dessert reception will follow the concert. Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Dalsheimer Theatre, 7 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-524-0284, www.bhcong.org/safam.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Harvest over a Campfire - Acorn cookies and pumpkin bread are a few of the delectable fall goodies cooked over a campfire. S’mores are also a must, so be sure to prepare for these yummy treats! $10/person Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Harvest Over a Campfire - Acorn cookies and pumpkin bread are a few of the delectable fall goodies cooked over a campfire. S’mores are also a must, so be sure to prepare for these yummy treats! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Holly Fest Craft Bazaar - 29th annual Holly Fest. Shop local and handmade from 80 local artisans and vendors. Festive greens and wreaths, children's crafts and cookie decorating, prepared dinners and delectable desserts from Gourmet-to-Go, silent auction, student community service projects. Sponsored by Parents Association. Friends School of Baltimore, 5114 N. Charles St., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., www.friendsbalt.org/school/hollyfest.  
 
 
Turkey Tales - Celebrate the turkey as he heads into a rough week. Enjoy have turkey tales, a turkey craft and a chance to meet “Tom”, a turkey that calls Oregon Ridge his home. Cromwell Valley Park, Willow Grove Nature Education Center, Baltimore, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 4- 10 w/adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-2503, www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg - More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Ongoing craft demonstrations, live music, children’s entertainment and delicious gourmet goodies make the fall Festival a great destination for the entire family. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com.  
 
 
Holiday Pine Cone Wreath Workshop - On a pine cone and wire wreath base (which will be provided), use cones, seed pods, and natural items to create this holiday classic. Finish with a spray color accent. Light refreshments provided. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 6- adult, under 15 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Waldorf School of Baltimore's Annual Fair - Experience Waldorf with crafts and art for sale, live music performances, healthy lunch menu, children’s craft activities, marionette show, and a winter faeries grotto. Fun for the whole family. Children under 12 are free. Waldorf School of Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-367-6808, www.waldorfschoolofbaltimore.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! 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., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: The Walters Story - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, as he greets friends of all ages. Ride a train pulled by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt™. Enjoy a full day of railroading with fun activities included in your ticket price. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, Times vary, Ages: 0- 7, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Nov 23  
VRG's Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck - Bring a vegan dish – made without meat, fish, fowl, milk, cheese, eggs, honey, or other animal-derived ingredients – that serves four as a contribution from each member of your party. Admission price is for adults, children are admitted free. Please bring a vegetarian canned good to donate. North Baltimore Mennonite Church, 4615 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, 410-366-8343, www.vrg.org/local/201410local.php#s5.  
 
 
Harvest over a Campfire - Acorn cookies and pumpkin bread are a few of the delectable fall goodies cooked over a campfire. S’mores are also a must, so be sure to prepare for these yummy treats! $10/person Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Harvest Over a Campfire - Acorn cookies and pumpkin bread are a few of the delectable fall goodies cooked over a campfire. S’mores are also a must, so be sure to prepare for these yummy treats! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg - More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Ongoing craft demonstrations, live music, children’s entertainment and delicious gourmet goodies make the fall Festival a great destination for the entire family. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com.  
 
 
American Wing Opening Celebration at the BMA - This free and festive day celebrates the BMA's beautifully renovated American art galleries and newly reopened Merrick Historic Entrance with activities for all ages, such as art making, and storytelling, as well as performances, demos, hand-cut silhouettes, and free Charm City Cakes birthday cake. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: The Walters Story - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, as he greets friends of all ages. Ride a train pulled by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt™. Enjoy a full day of railroading with fun activities included in your ticket price. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, Times vary, Ages: 0- 7, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Nov 24  
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 25  
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Group Walk Through the Lights - Group walks through the lights are perfect for work groups, scout groups, school groups and more. Take a 1.4 mile stroll through the light displays, and make this your group’s holiday tradition. Tuesdays, Nov. 18-Dec. 30. Registration required. Pets are not permitted. Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 4:15- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital.  
 
 
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - The last market of the season! Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids after school or stop by on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 26  
Terrapin Adventures School’s Out Program - Children will improve their balance and agility, learn team building skills, and participate in uplifting activities to expand their horizons. Two groups divided by age. Pizza lunch included. Before and after care available. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 13, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
School's Out Nature Day Camp - Enjoy live animal presentations, movies in our planetarium, crafts, nature hikes, and scavenger hunts. Add optional before and/or after care for more fun. Please pack your child a snack and a non-perishable lunch (no nut products). Cost is $45 (plus optional $5 before/$10 after care). Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 10/16/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCdaycamps.htm.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 27  
Towson Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K - Families will come together to join the Y of Central Maryland for the annual Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K, a Thanksgiving Day tradition that raises critically-needed funds to support kids whose families live in poverty throughout Central Maryland. The Orokawa Family Center Y, 600 W, Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, 8:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 6- 100, Reserv Reqd. by November 26 410-823-8870, www.ymaryland.org.  
 
 
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K - Families will come together to join the Y of Central Maryland for the annual Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K, a Thanksgiving Day tradition that raises critically-needed funds to support kids whose families live in poverty throughout Central Maryland. Visit website for location details. Arnold, Baltimore City, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Towson, and Westminster, 8:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. by November 26 www.ymaryland.com.  
 
 
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Nov 28  
Terrapin Adventures School’s Out Program - Children will improve their balance and agility, learn team building skills, and participate in uplifting activities to expand their horizons. Two groups divided by age. Pizza lunch included. Before and after care available. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 13, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
The Nutcracker - The Puppet Co.’s annual holiday treat, The Nutcracker, features marionettes and larger-than-life costume characters, culminating in a delightful and thoroughly entertaining production for the entire family. Show runs Nov. 28 – Dec. 31, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, 10 a.m.- 1:50 p.m., Ages: 5- 99, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Kennedy Krieger Institute's Festival of Trees - The largest event of its kind on the East Coast, Festival of Trees features fairyland forests, gingerbread towns, over 100 gift boutiques, holiday goodies, and activities for all ages. All proceeds benefit Kennedy Krieger. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Cow Palace, Timonium, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. www.festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
Special Thanksgiving Break Art Activities - Enjoy a bonus day of Drop-in Art activities. 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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Nov 29  
Kennedy Krieger Institute's Festival of Trees - The largest event of its kind on the East Coast, Festival of Trees features fairyland forests, gingerbread towns, over 100 gift boutiques, holiday goodies, and activities for all ages. All proceeds benefit Kennedy Krieger. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Cow Palace, Timonium, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. www.festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org.  
 
 
Wreath Making - Make a decorative wreath from natural materials such as pine, spruce, and holly. Inside the ranger station, we’ll have everything you need to make a masterpiece and brave the cold — including hot chocolate, cookies, and holiday tunes! Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Pioneer Days - Build miniature log cabins, create corn husk dolls, play colonial games and dip your own candles to learn how early American pioneers lived. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Urban Bird Watching Walks in Patterson Park - 200 bird species have been documented in Patterson Park, so bring the family and join Audubon to stroll and search for late migrants. We have binoculars to lend you. Please request them in advance via e-mail. Free. Fountain in northwest corner of Patterson Park, Baltimore, 8- 9:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Kerplunk! 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., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: The Walters Story - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Nov 30  
Kennedy Krieger Institute's Festival of Trees - The largest event of its kind on the East Coast, Festival of Trees features fairyland forests, gingerbread towns, over 100 gift boutiques, holiday goodies, and activities for all ages. All proceeds benefit Kennedy Krieger. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Cow Palace, Timonium, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. www.festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org.  
 
 
Wreath Making - Make a decorative wreath from natural materials such as pine, spruce, and holly. Inside the ranger station, we’ll have everything you need to make a masterpiece and brave the cold — including hot chocolate, cookies, and holiday tunes! Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Pioneer Days - Build miniature log cabins, create corn husk dolls, play colonial games and dip your own candles to learn how early American pioneers lived. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Natural Art in Autumn - Enjoy a nature hike while we explore the autumn changes in our natural surroundings. Collect leaves, acorns, seedpods and more to make an autumnal collage to enjoy throughout the year. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Object Lesson - The whole family can enjoy an interactive object lesson. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 2:45 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: The Walters Story - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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December

Dec 1  
Symphony of Lights: Military Appreciation Night - Military appreciation nights on Monday, Dec. 1, and Monday, Dec. 8, offer members of the military with military ID $10 off the regular price of admission. Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, 410-740-7666, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 2  
Symphony of Lights: Bike the Lights - Bike the Lights is an opportunity to experience the Symphony of Lights on two wheels at our first annual bicycle event! Bikers of all ages and abilities are welcome to enjoy this leisurely ride, and family and friends may walk with the bikers. Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 4:15- 6:15 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital.  
 
 
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Group Walk Through the Lights - Group walks through the lights are perfect for work groups, scout groups, school groups and more. Take a 1.4 mile stroll through the light displays, and make this your group’s holiday tradition. Tuesdays, Nov. 18-Dec. 30. Registration required. Pets are not permitted. Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 4:15- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 3  
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 4  
Symphony of Lights: Tail Lights - Tail Lights is a walk through the lights for dogs and their owners. Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 4- 5:45 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital.  
 
 
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Banneker Afterschool Explorers - Each after school adventure will explore a different nature/history theme that will include hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. Dress for the outdoors including sturdy shoes. Parents are welcome to stay but it is not required. Children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 4- 5:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/17/2014 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
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Dec 5  
Kiddie Crusoe's Kids Night Out Camp - Includes: Supervised Play in Kiddie City, our indoor playground, and moonbounce area, pizza dinner, games, craft, and movie. Children must be potty-trained. Pre-registration with pre-payment is required, email adventures@kiddiecrusoe.com Kiddie Crusoe, 7 Fox Tail Rd, Timonium, 5- 9 p.m., Ages: 2.5- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/12/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-853-7910, www.kiddiecrusoe.com.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
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Dec 6  
Early Bounce Special! - Join us from 10 a.m.-noon on the first and third Saturday during the month of December for $4 Bounce! All proceeds collected will go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Holiday Magic - Joe Allen’s Magic shows at 10:30; 11:30; 12:30; and 1:30. Hands-on crafts. Visit Santa in the carriage museum. $4 admission. Pre-registration recommended: 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com. Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 2- 90, Tickets Reqd. 301-600-1650, www.rosehillmuseum.com.  
 
 
Owl Moon - Hear the story of a young girl as she goes on a search for owls by the moonlight. Then, enjoy a short walk out to Irvine’s meadow to watch the moonrise as you listen for owls with a naturalist! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 4:30- 6:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Don't tell the Queen but Snow White surpasses all other beauties. This off beat musical version of this classic tale includes a band of misfit dwarfs that help Snow White fend off evil and find her Prince. Pumpkin Theatre, Owings Mills, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 2- 99, by midnight day before Tickets Reqd. 410-902-1814, www.pumpkintheatre.org.  
 
 
Holiday Bazaar - A family event with 40+ booths, kid’s activities, and sign language classes! A “Signing Santa” will be visiting for pictures. Proceeds benefit Maryland School for the Deaf Columbia Campus’ PTCA which plans events to enrich the lives of our deaf and hard-of-hearing students ages Birth to 8th grade. 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Denton Building, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-808-3833, PTCAHoliayBazaar.com.  
 
 
Harford Ballet's Nutcracker - A timeless tradition for the entire family, Harford Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker will captivate audiences with exquisite costumes, splendid scenery, and radiant choreography. This year’s performances will feature special guests from the New York City Ballet! Edgewood Highschool, 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-877-0777, www.harfordballetcompany.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Nocturnal Animals! - Owls, crickets, raccoons and more! Explore the world of the nighttime animals of Masonville Cove! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Craft Night - Join us in the ranger station for an evening of crafting. In November, we’ll make our own custom soaps, and in December, we will dip our own candles. Bring a snack to share! Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 5- 7 p.m., Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! 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., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Medieval Times - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Dec 7  
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Quartetto Gelato – Love You Forever - A program for both children and adults featuring the famous children's story by Robert Munsch. Each member of the quartet is featured musically and speaks about his or her instrument(s) and experiences, demonstrating the importance of finding your own voice. Duncan Hall, Room 100, on the quad of Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxant Pkwy, Columbia, 2- 2:50 p.m., Ages: 4- adult, Tickets Reqd. 410-997-2324, www.candlelightconcerts.org.  
 
 
Harford Ballet's Nutcracker - A timeless tradition for the entire family, Harford Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker will captivate audiences with exquisite costumes, splendid scenery, and radiant choreography. This year’s performances will feature special guests from the New York City Ballet! Edgewood Highschool, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-877-0777, www.harfordballetcompany.org.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - American Artists - Activities the entire family can enjoy. Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Medieval Times - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Dec 8  
Symphony of Lights: Military Appreciation Night - Military appreciation nights on Monday, Dec. 1, and Monday, Dec. 8, offer members of the military with military ID $10 off the regular price of admission. Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, 410-740-7666, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 9  
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Group Walk Through the Lights - Group walks through the lights are perfect for work groups, scout groups, school groups and more. Take a 1.4 mile stroll through the light displays, and make this your group’s holiday tradition. Tuesdays, Nov. 18-Dec. 30. Registration required. Pets are not permitted. Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 4:15- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Twinkling Tots - Twinkling Tots is a walk through the lights for families with young children. Strollers and wagons are welcome. Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 4:15- 6:15 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 10  
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 11  
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Audubon's Tiny Tots Safaris - Animal Tracks! - Let's identify which animals share our habitat by looking for their signs! An hour of fun and education for our youngest nature lovers. Register early, as programs fill quickly. $5 suggested donation per child. Northeast side of the Patterson Park Boat Lake, Baltimore, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5 w/adult, Reserv Reqd. by 12/09/14 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 12  
Urban Bird Watching Walks in Patterson Park - 200 species of birds have been documented in Patterson Park, so bring the family to stroll and search for winter visitors. We have binoculars to lend you. Please request them in advance via e-mail. Free. Fountain in northwest corner of Patterson Park, Baltimore, 8- 9:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, by none 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
Audubon's Tiny Tots Safaris - Animal Tracks! - Let's identify which animals share our habitat by looking for their signs! An hour of fun and education for our youngest nature lovers. Register early, as programs fill quickly. $5 suggested donation per child. Northeast side of the Patterson Park Boat Lake, Baltimore, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5 w/adult, Reserv Reqd. by 12/09/14 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
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Dec 13  
Kiddie Crusoe's Kids Night Out Camp - Includes: Supervised Play in Kiddie City, our indoor playground, and moonbounce area, pizza dinner, games, craft, and movie. Children must be potty-trained. Pre-registration with pre-payment is required, email adventures@kiddiecrusoe.com Kiddie Crusoe, 7 Fox Tail Rd, Timonium, 5- 9 p.m., Ages: 2.5- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/12/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-853-7910, www.kiddiecrusoe.com.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Let it Snow! - Explore the wonderful world of winter. Through games, crafts and activities, we’ll investigate water in its very frozen state. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Folk Music Society Family Dance - A wonderful event featuring traditional American dance for all ages to an energetic live band. Discounts for large groups and members. Perfect event for a birthday celebration! A 6:30 potluck dinner follows the dance. Family Dance also scheduled for March 14, 2015. St. Mark's on the Hill, 1620 Reiserstown Road, Baltimore, 5- 6:30 p.m., by no, tickets at door Tickets Reqd. 443-360-8998, 410-321-8419, familydance@bfms.org, www.bfms.org/familyDance.php.  
 
 
Kerplunk! 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., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Medieval Times - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Dec 14  
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - American Artists - Activities the entire family can enjoy. Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Medieval Times - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Dec 15  
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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. Visit website for more information. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 410-887-4156, www.relpnc.org/art-trail.  
 
 
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Dec 16  
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Group Walk Through the Lights - Group walks through the lights are perfect for work groups, scout groups, school groups and more. Take a 1.4 mile stroll through the light displays, and make this your group’s holiday tradition. Tuesdays, Nov. 18-Dec. 30. Registration required. Pets are not permitted. Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 4:15- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 17  
Nature Stories and Crafts at Ladew Gardens: White as Snow - Winter is a magical time when blanketed in white. Let’s read about this special time when nature puts on a show. Interactive nature stories will be followed by making a fun, take-home craft. *TIMES: 10:30–11:15 a.m. or 12:30–1:15 p.m. *RESERVATIONS: 410-557-9570 ext. 213 or smyers@ladewgardens.com. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Ages: 2- 6, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9570, ext. 213, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 18  
Thrifty Tuesdays and Thursdays! - Reduced general admission to Port Discovery after 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Park on the Roof Top Deck of Harbor Park Garage for a discounted rate from 12:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. Pick up a validated ticket at the Box Office. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 19  
Target $2 Family Fun Night - Join Port Discovery on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night! General admission is just $2 per person from 4 pm - 8 pm. Tickets must be purchased at the door. Tickets cannot be purchased in advance or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 4- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Kiddie Crusoe's Kids Night Out Camp - Includes: Supervised Play in Kiddie City, our indoor playground, and moonbounce area, pizza dinner, games, craft, and movie. Children must be potty-trained. Pre-registration with pre-payment is required, email adventures@kiddiecrusoe.com Kiddie Crusoe, 7 Fox Tail Rd, Timonium, 5- 9 p.m., Ages: 2.5- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/12/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-853-7910, www.kiddiecrusoe.com.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Kids' Night Out - Drop off the kids for a few hours while you shop. Children can make wonderful nature crafts, look for nighttime creatures, make gingerbread houses and gingerbread people, and participate in holiday activities. Registration is limited, sign up early. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 6- 9 p.m., Ages: 6- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
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Dec 20  
Early Bounce Special! - Join us from 10 a.m.-noon on the first and third Saturday during the month of December for $4 Bounce! All proceeds collected will go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Urban Bird Watching Walks in Patterson Park - 200 species of birds have been documented in Patterson Park, so bring the family to stroll and search for winter visitors. We have binoculars to lend you. Please request them in advance via e-mail. Free. Fountain in northwest corner of Patterson Park, Baltimore, 8- 9:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, by none 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
Kiddie Crusoe's Kids Night Out Camp - Includes: Supervised Play in Kiddie City, our indoor playground, and moonbounce area, pizza dinner, games, craft, and movie. Children must be potty-trained. Pre-registration with pre-payment is required, email adventures@kiddiecrusoe.com Kiddie Crusoe, 7 Fox Tail Rd, Timonium, 5- 9 p.m., Ages: 2.5- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/12/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-853-7910, www.kiddiecrusoe.com.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
S'mores, Stars & the Winter Solstice - On this week, the Ursid meteor shower will be visible throughout the night. Gather around our campfire to learn about the solstice and the stars and warm up while roasting s’mores. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 6- 8 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Medieval Times - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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.  
 
 
Past Times For Children - Life on a Farm - Life on a farm in the 1800's was very busy for children. Explore the routines of a day through the eyes of a child. Participate in dramatic play, activities, stories, and create a craft. Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, Maryland 10- 11:15 a.m., Ages: 4- 7, Reserv Reqd. by December 15, 2014 Tickets Reqd. 410-848-6494, www.HSCCmd.org.  
 
 
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Dec 21  
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - American Artists - Activities the entire family can enjoy. Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Nature Fun Club - Join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month to hang out with other kids that love nature and enjoy themed activities and craft-making. From scavenger hunts to nature hikes and from planetarium presentations to arts and crafts projects. Cost is $10 members, $12 nonmembers per class. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 4- 11, Reserv Reqd. by 10/18/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
S'mores, Stars & the Winter Solstice - On this week, the Ursid meteor shower will be visible throughout the night. Gather around our campfire to learn about the solstice and the stars and warm up while roasting s’mores. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 6- 8 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Medieval Times - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Dec 22  
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 23  
Symphony of Lights: Group Walk Through the Lights - Group walks through the lights are perfect for work groups, scout groups, school groups and more. Take a 1.4 mile stroll through the light displays, and make this your group’s holiday tradition. Tuesdays, Nov. 18-Dec. 30. Registration required. Pets are not permitted. Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 4:15- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital.  
 
 
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 24  
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 25  
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 26  
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
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Dec 27  
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Medieval Times - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Dec 28  
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Object Lesson - The whole family can enjoy an interactive object lesson. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 2:45 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Medieval Times - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Dec 29  
School's Out Days - Looking for something fun for your child to do when school is out? Unplug the kids and let them spend the day at the park! Bring lunch, snack, and water. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 30  
Symphony of Lights: Group Walk Through the Lights - Group walks through the lights are perfect for work groups, scout groups, school groups and more. Take a 1.4 mile stroll through the light displays, and make this your group’s holiday tradition. Tuesdays, Nov. 18-Dec. 30. Registration required. Pets are not permitted. Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 4:15- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666, www.hopkinsmedicine.org/howard_county_general_hospital.  
 
 
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 31  
Symphony of Lights: Midnight at 7 - Midnight at 7 is a New Year’s Eve celebration for families Dec. 31 beginning at 5 p.m. and culminating with fireworks at 7 p.m. (weather permitting), early enough for children to join the festivities. Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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January

Jan 1  
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
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Jan 2  
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
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Jan 3  
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Exploration - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Jan 4  
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Exploration - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Jan 5  
Symphony of Lights: Drive Through Through the Lights - Enjoy a beautiful 20-30 minute drive through our annual display of holiday light creations, illuminated by a fantasy of color, design and animation. Delightful for all ages! Wednesdays-Mondays from Monday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 Symphony Woods Road, Columbia, 6- 10 p.m., Ages: 0- 80, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7666,  
 
 
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Jan 10  
Rick Recht- A Community Havdalah Concert - Bring the whole family for a special evening of song with Jewish musical sensation Rick Recht, the top touring musician in Jewish music. His repertoire offers a unique blend of pop music, Hebrew and Jewish texts, and messages of social responsibility. Co-presented with PJ Library. Gordon Center For Performing Arts, Owings Mills, 7 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-7469, www.rickrecht.com.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Exploration - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Jan 11  
Drop-In Art Activities: Exploration - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Jan 12  
Free Open Rehearsal - Join Jason Love and the Columbia Orchestra at The Gathering Place for an open rehearsal. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative, collaborative process of putting a concert together. Imagine the new insight into the music you'll have after seeing the process of putting it together! The Gathering Place, Columbia, 7:30- 10 p.m., 410-465-8777, www.columbiaorchestra.org/open_rehearsals.  
 
 
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Jan 16  
Target $2 Family Fun Night - Join Port Discovery on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night! General admission is just $2 per person from 4 pm - 8 pm. Tickets must be purchased at the door. Tickets cannot be purchased in advance or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 4- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
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Jan 17  
MLK Jr. Family Festival - Come together to celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation’s greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through theatrical and musical performances, our special guests will help us reflect on the importance of free speech and diverse communities. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
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Jan 18  
Drop-In Art Activities: Exploration - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Jan 19  
Terrapin Adventures School’s Out Program - Children will improve their balance and agility, learn team building skills, and participate in uplifting activities to expand their horizons. Two groups divided by age. Pizza lunch included. Before and after care available. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 13, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
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Jan 24  
Drop-In Art Activities: Exploration - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Jan 25  
Drop-In Art Activities: Exploration - Every Saturday and Sunday. 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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Jan 26  
Terrapin Adventures School’s Out Program - Children will improve their balance and agility, learn team building skills, and participate in uplifting activities to expand their horizons. Two groups divided by age. Pizza lunch included. Before and after care available. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 13, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
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February

Feb 6  
Terrapin Adventures School’s Out Program - Children will improve their balance and agility, learn team building skills, and participate in uplifting activities to expand their horizons. Two groups divided by age. Pizza lunch included. Before and after care available. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 13, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
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Feb 14  
Parents Night Out - Parents can spend a Valentine’s evening out while kids have fun in the park. Kids will play games and make crafts to learn about the funny, surprising, and downright weird ways animals find that special someone. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 6- 9 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Bird Extravaganza - Tally the birds with us in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Many activities await you at the event -- play games, make crafts, meet live birds, join birding hikes, and enjoy hot drinks around the campfire. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Feb 15  
Bird Extravaganza - Tally the birds with us in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Many activities await you at the event -- play games, make crafts, meet live birds, join birding hikes, and enjoy hot drinks around the campfire. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Feb 16  
Terrapin Adventures School’s Out Program - Children will improve their balance and agility, learn team building skills, and participate in uplifting activities to expand their horizons. Two groups divided by age. Pizza lunch included. Before and after care available. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 13, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
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Feb 20  
Target $2 Family Fun Night - Join Port Discovery on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night! General admission is just $2 per person from 4 pm - 8 pm. Tickets must be purchased at the door. Tickets cannot be purchased in advance or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 4- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
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March

Mar 14  
Baltimore Folk Music Society Family Dance - A wonderful event featuring traditional American dance for all ages to an energetic live band. Discounts for large groups and members. Perfect event for a birthday celebration! A 6:30 potluck dinner follows the dance. St. Mark's on the Hill, 1620 Reiserstown Road, Baltimore, 5- 6:30 p.m., by no, tickets at door Tickets Reqd. 443-360-8998, 410-321-8419, familydance@bfms.org, www.bfms.org/familyDance.php.  
 
 
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June

Jun 14  
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.  
 
 
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September

Sep 5  
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.  
 
 
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October

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.  
 
 
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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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.