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Events Ongoing Throughout November  
  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.  
 
 
  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.  
 
 
  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.  
 
 
  Wake Up Brother Bear at Imagination Stage - This audience-favorite show is back from hibernation! Watch as Brother and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons. Together we see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish, and skate on an icy pond. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, 11/11 through 11/30 Ages: 1- 5, Tickets Reqd. 301-280-1696, www.imaginationstage.org.  
 
 
  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.  
 
 
Events Ongoing Throughout December  
  Handel’s Messiah - Includes such timeless favorites as “And the Glory of the Lord” and the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Also presented on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 12/20 through 12/21 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 301-581-5100, nationalphilharmonic.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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November

Nov 21  
Baltimore Station Hosts Military Appreciation Night - Baltimore Blast, will honor our country’s armed forces with military appreciation family night. The team will wear camouflage jerseys during the game and military personnel will be honored on the field during opening ceremony. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, 7:35 p.m., 410-558-4292, www.baltimoreblast.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Open House Week at Children of the World Co-op - Children of the World Co-op invites you for a morning of play! Join in enriching your child's early learning in a gently-structured, mixed-age playgroup program for American and International families. Parents and caregivers welcome. Year-round fun! Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. Univ. Pkwy., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 9 mos.- 4 years, 410-377-5900, www.cotwcoop.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Thanksgiving Open House with Open Hearth Cooking - An Open House and Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration in the historic farm house featuring Colonial period recipes. The Country Store will be open for all your Christmas shopping needs. Featuring locally crafted goods and some made by museum artisans. Steppingstone Museum, 61 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace, 1- 4 p.m., 443-665-7790, www.steppingstonemuseum.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,  
 
 
Public Talk on Gratitude & Day Course on Tantra Teachings - Public Talk: Creating the Attitude of Gratitude with Gen Kelsang Jampa, US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU. Day Course: The Preciousness of Tantra. The teachings of Tantra, or Secret Mantra, are the most rare and precious within Buddhism. KMC Maryland World Peace Temple, 900 E Northern Pkwy, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, 410-243-3837, meditationinmaryland.org.  
 
 
St. David's Episcopal Church Christmas Bazaar - From homemade jellies, jams and soups to antiques, jewelry, gifts and a Toy Shop with Santa, there is something for everyone at this old fashioned holiday bazaar. Event includes kids crafts, games and activities as well as fresh greens, baked goods and Christmas decorations. 4700 Roland Ave., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 410-467-0476, www.stdavidsrolandpark.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Turkey Tales - Join us to celebrate the turkey as he heads into a rough week. We’ll have turkey tales, a turkey craft and a chance to meet “Tom”, a turkey that calls Oregon Ridge his home. Willow Grove Nature Education Center at Cromwell Valley Park, 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.  
 
 
Santa's Soaring Adventure - Come zip, climb and explore with Santa. 22 fun elements on our Terrapin Explorer Course designed for ages 5-9. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 11:45 a.m. & 1:45 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 11/22/2014 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Friends School Holly Fest - A Baltimore tradition, Holly Fest features handmade wares and speciality items from over 80 regional artisans and crafters, as well as local non-profit, charity Friends School of Baltimore, 5114 N. Charles St., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., www.friendsbalt.org/school/hollyfest?rc=0.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Frankie Photography Exhibit - Stop by Clay Pots and view snapshots of Baltimore captured through a new and fresh perspective. Refreshments will be provided. 1635 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 4- 6 p.m., Ages: 13- 100, 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
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  
Complimentary Spa Services for Children of Military Families - The children of military families are are affected tremendously by their parents decision to serve this country. The spa is committed to creating a day of relaxation for the children. Children ages 4 to 14 years can participate. Appointments are necessary. Sweet Pea Day Spa for Kids, 730 Frederick Road, Suite 204, Catonsville, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 4- 14, Reserv Reqd. 410-744-6043, www.sweetpeadayspaforkids.com.  
 
 
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Public Talk on Gratitude & Day Course on Tantra Teachings - Public Talk: Creating the Attitude of Gratitude with Gen Kelsang Jampa, US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU. Day Course: The Preciousness of Tantra. The teachings of Tantra, or Secret Mantra, are the most rare and precious within Buddhism. KMC Maryland World Peace Temple, 900 E Northern Pkwy, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, 410-243-3837, meditationinmaryland.org.  
 
 
A-Maize-ing Grain - Corn is an a-maize-ing grain. It sweetens our foods; powers our cars; feeds our cattle, hogs, and poul-try; and cooks our foods --- just to name a few of its many uses. Join us as we shell corn and grind the kernels to make cornmeal. Taste cornbread and make a craft from corn. Willow Grove Nature Education Center at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 9 w/adult, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-2503, cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Pioneer Days - Come 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. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.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.- 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.  
 
 
Santa's Soaring Adventure - Come zip, climb and explore with Santa. 22 fun elements on our Terrapin Explorer Course designed for ages 5-9. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 11:45 a.m. & 1:45 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 11/22/2014 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Tellabration! - In addition to ten terrific tellers, festival goers can enjoy Southern Appalachian music, a array of beautiful crafts for sale, as well as great food. Children's stories from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free event, but donations welcome. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 2- 5 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.bfms.org/tellabration.php.  
 
 
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  
Budweiser Clydesdales at Waterfront Partnership Ice Rink - A parade featuring the world renowned Budweiser Clydesdale Horses and the Baltimore City Police Department mounted unit to celebrate the opening weekend of the Waterfront Partnership Ice Rink. Prime viewing locations include West Shore Park, Bicentennial Plaza, and the Harborplace Amphitheatre. Waterfront Partnership Ice Rink McKeldin Square, 101 Pratt Street, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., www.innerharboricerink.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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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.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Wee Workers - Preschoolers will enjoy exploring the museum through stories, songs, tours, and crafts. A different theme each week. Contact Kelley at kedelmann@thebmi.org or call to register. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-727-4808, www.thebmi.org.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
Kids' Fun Day - Free kids' entertainment every Wednesday through December 31 (no program Dec. 24). Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore, 11 a.m., 410-284-0934, www.eastpointmall.com/event/kids-fun-day-schedule-may-june-.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.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.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
MAC to Host Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot - On Thanksgiving morning, more than 500 runners will run in Falls Road Running’s 5th Annual Gobble Cobble Turkey Trot, hosted by the Maryland Athletic Club & Wellness Center (MAC). Open to both MAC members and nonmembers. Registration is open until November 25. To register, visit bit.ly/gobblecobble2 MAC Harbor East, 655 President Street, Baltimore, 8:30 a.m., Reserv Reqd. by November 25 410-296-5050, www.baltimorerunning.com.  
 
 
8th Annual Bulle Rock Turkey Trot - Open to the public for all age groups and fitness levels, this Thanksgiving 5K run and 1-mile walk will raise money for the Susquehanna Hose Company, which is responsible for fire protection services for the City of Havre De Grace. The event will feature refreshments. Residents’ Club at The Residences at Bulle Rock, 1200 Bulle Rock Pkwy, Havre de Grace, 8- 11 a.m., 410-939-8700, www.BulleRockTurkeyTrot.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
TALMAR’s Tree Sales Begin! - Bring the family to visit the greenhouse and enjoy hot chocolate, coffee, or tea while selecting your Premium Fraser Fir Tree, Handmade Wreath, Poinsettia, Roping and Seasonal Arrangements. Don’t miss our Holiday Workshops! While supplies last. Talmar at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-825-2020, www.talmar.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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
BAZAART: Artful Holiday Shopping - American Visionary Art Museum's Annual Holiday Marketplace of original creations by over 50 regional artists and craftspeople. Painting, sculpture, paper crafts, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, and other work that simply defies categorization! American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., www.avam.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.  
 
 
Sound Healing - Using various instruments in a quiet and serene setting, the instructor will lead the group on a guided meditation. This session is sure to soothe the nerves, allowing you to focus more on the beauty of life and all of its gifts. Much needed during the holiday season! Clay Pots, 1635 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 5- 6:30 p.m., Ages: 13- 100, Reserv Reqd. by 11/28/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Chesapeake Cancer Alliance Festival of Trees - Over 60 decorated trees, 35 wreaths, 10 gingerbread houses will be auctioned off. Enjoy a children's crafting corner, café and large holiday bake table, music and dancing entertainment, plus vendors and craft tables. Breakfast with Santa will take place at the Applebees in Bel Air. Call for info. Reckord Armory, 37 Main St, Bel Air, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-655-7790, www.uchfoundation.org/2014/07/festival-of-trees.  
 
 
Victorian Holiday Faire - Steppingstone comes alive with the warmth and bustle of a Dickens Christmas with food vendors, local high quality handcrafts, live music and performances, and fun for the whole family! Steppingstone Museum, 61 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-655-7790, www.steppingstonemuseum.org.  
 
 
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,  
 
 
Native Americans of Maryland - Native people have called this area home for thousands of years. Immerse yourself in their culture with this hands-on program! Willow Grove Nature Education Center at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-2503, cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Autographing Event - Retired local preschool teacher, Barb Collins, has written two children's books featuring "GG," the wet pet. Books can be purchased and autographed at this event. There will be a coloring page raffle, other other freebies. Bring your camera, and have pictures taken with "GG." www.blurb.com ClayGround, Ellicott City, 1- 4 p.m., Ages: 3- 10, 410-740-1181, www.facebook.com/BarbCollinsBooks.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Winter Wonderland - Family-friendly, seasonal activities at the BMI Farmers’ Market. Try your hand at “ice fishing,” make wintery crafts, play snowman slam, and more. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-727-4808, www.thebmi.org.  
 
 
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Nov 30  
Christmas Village Grand Opening - The ceremony will feature an official visit from the Christkind (the traditional Christmas Angel and bringer of gifts) from Nuremberg Germany, a traditional prologue by the Christkind, a meet and greet with Christkind, Santa, and official Christmas Tree lighting with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. West Shore Park, 501 Light Street, Baltimore, 2- 5 p.m., 443-760-0686, www.baltimore-christmas.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Victorian Holiday Faire - Steppingstone comes alive with the warmth and bustle of a Dickens Christmas with food vendors, local high quality handcrafts, live music and performances, and fun for the whole family! Steppingstone Museum, 61 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-655-7790, www.steppingstonemuseum.org.  
 
 
Chesapeake Cancer Alliance Festival of Trees - Over 60 decorated trees, 35 wreaths, 10 gingerbread houses will be auctioned off. Enjoy a children's crafting corner, café and large holiday bake table, music and dancing entertainment, plus vendors and craft tables. Breakfast with Santa will take place at the Applebees in Bel Air. Call for info. Reckord Armory, 37 Main St, Bel Air, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-655-7790, www.uchfoundation.org/2014/07/festival-of-trees.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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  
Wee Workers - Preschoolers will enjoy exploring the museum through stories, songs, tours, and crafts. A different theme each week. Contact Kelley at kedelmann@thebmi.org or call to register. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-727-4808, www.thebmi.org.  
 
 
Newsies - Direct from Broadway comes the smash-hit Disney musical. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Book of the Month: Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett - Readings at 10:30 and 11:30 am. Free with admission to the Building Zone. “I am the Gingerbread Baby, fresh from the pan. If you want me, catch me if you can!” National Building Museum, Building Zone, Washington, D.C., 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 5, 202-272-2448, www.nbm.org.  
 
 
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Dec 3  
Newsies - Direct from Broadway comes the smash-hit Disney musical. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for birds in several refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars recommended. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 8- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 16 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 12-02-14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Kids' Fun Day - Free kids' entertainment every Wednesday through December 31 (no program Dec. 24). Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore, 11 a.m., 410-284-0934, www.eastpointmall.com/event/kids-fun-day-schedule-may-june-.  
 
 
Living with Diabetes: Executive Summary - A condensed version of Living with Diabetes offered in the evening. Most insurance plans cover all or part of this program. 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia, 6- 9 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7601, events.hcgh.hopkinsmedicine.org.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.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 4  
Newsies - Direct from Broadway comes the smash-hit Disney musical. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
CA’s Summer Student Exchange Program Information Session - Parents and teens interested in learning about the annual summer Sister Cities High School Exchange program are invited to attend. CA Headquarters, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, 7- 8 p.m., bit.ly/10FSxuS.  
 
 
Living with Diabetes: Executive Summary - A condensed version of Living with Diabetes offered in the evening. Most insurance plans cover all or part of this program. 5755 Cedar Lane, Columbia, 6- 9 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-740-7601, events.hcgh.hopkinsmedicine.org.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.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 5  
Newsies - Direct from Broadway comes the smash-hit Disney musical. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
Bookworm Story Time - Nature stories with fun activities such as animal encounters, puppets or crafts. Free. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure - A never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, Baltimore, 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-900-1150, www.lyricoperahouse.com.  
 
 
Walk to Bethlehem - Glen Mar United Methodist Church will hold Walk to Bethlehem on Dec. 5, 6 and 7. Inclement weather date is Dec. 8. Drop in between 5 and 8 p.m. Free. See the Christmas story and visit a temple scene. Many activities for children in the first-century marketplace. Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, 410-465-4995 x410, glenmarumc.org/gmc-events/walk-to-bethlehem.  
 
 
First Fridays at Maryland Science Center - Admission for First Fridays includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on the first Friday of the month 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.  
 
 
Preschool Nature Series - Live animals, crafts, snacks and exploration of various parts of the park. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Dec 6  
Frozen Sing-Along - Sing all your favorite songs along with the Frozen characters as you enjoy this smash hit Disney musical with all the lyrics on the big screen. Special “frozen” treats in the concession stand and prizes for the best costumes. The Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., 410-848-7272, www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.  
 
 
Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure - A never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, Baltimore, noon, 3 & 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-900-1150, www.lyricoperahouse.com.  
 
 
Newsies - Direct from Broadway comes the smash-hit Disney musical. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 2 & 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
Endangered - What does it mean to be endangered? Come learn about some of world’s noted endangered species and discover why they are struggling to survive! Discover what you can do to help endangered species in this interactive program. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10- 11 a.m., Ages: 8- 10, Reserv Reqd. by 12/06/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Changes of Winter Hike and Scavenger Hunt - Explore the winter woods of Leight Park as we search high and low for signs of the season. Thaw out with warm refreshments upon returning to the Center. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Botany of Winter Celebrations - No, green needles don't always mean it's a pine. Bring in some needled tree samples, including a sprig from your Christmas tree, to learn how to identify trees that stay green all winter. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 3- 4 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.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.  
 
 
Home Sweet Home Gingerbread Workshop - Build your own edible house using gingerbread and royal icing, and decorate it with a variety of materials. Two sessions -- 10 a.m.–noon and 2–4 p.m. Admission fee per house. Space limited, prepaid registration required. National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 202-272-2448, www.nbm.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.  
 
 
Woodland Winter Wonderland - Celebrate nature and the winter season with some simple old-fashioned fun that will get your family in the true spirit of the holiday season. No pre-registration required. Free with admission. Limited capacity for hayrides; first come, first served. Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media, PA, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., www.tylerarboretum.org.  
 
 
Make Your Own Ornaments with Farm Flair - Children can use farm-based materials (corn husks, cobs, kernels and more) to make personalized holiday ornaments and decorations. Make up to 3 crafts. Parents must accompany children. Pre-registration is required. Drop in when convenient between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Baltimore County Ag-Center & Farm Park, 1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
Walk to Bethlehem - Glen Mar United Methodist Church will hold Walk to Bethlehem on Dec. 5, 6 and 7. Inclement weather date is Dec. 8. Drop in between 5 and 8 p.m. Free. See the Christmas story and visit a temple scene. Many activities for children in the first-century marketplace. Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, 410-465-4995 x410, glenmarumc.org/gmc-events/walk-to-bethlehem.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Saturday Critter Feeding - Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Space is limited. Must pre-register. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Night Hike and Campfire - Learn about nocturnal animals, constellations, and adaptations that allow you to navigate in the dark night sky. Utilize sensory awareness experiments for vision, hearing, smell, and feeling, then end the evening with a campfire. Approximately 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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Dec 7  
Christmas Pickle – a Gourd Craft - Transform a banana gourd into a Christmas pickle for your tree while learning about the Legend of the Christmas Pickle. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 2- 3 p.m., Ages: 6- 15, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Newsies - Direct from Broadway comes the smash-hit Disney musical. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 1 & 6:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Meet a Critter - Check out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Terrific Twig Trivet - If you want to make a special gift for yourself or someone else, a twig trivet is a great choice! It's functional - protects the table from hot pans and dishes - and will be hand crafted by you. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.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.  
 
 
Walk to Bethlehem - Glen Mar United Methodist Church will hold Walk to Bethlehem on Dec. 5, 6 and 7. Inclement weather date is Dec. 8. Drop in between 5 and 8 p.m. Free. See the Christmas story and visit a temple scene. Many activities for children in the first-century marketplace. Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, 410-465-4995 x410, glenmarumc.org/gmc-events/walk-to-bethlehem.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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  
Tiny Wonders - Cultivate your child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement and dramatic play. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Wee Workers - Preschoolers will enjoy exploring the museum through stories, songs, tours, and crafts. A different theme each week. Contact Kelley at kedelmann@thebmi.org or call to register. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-727-4808, www.thebmi.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: 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,  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.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 10  
Nature Detectives - During this interactive program, learn how to identify different animal signs such as tracks, scat, and homes. Become a nature detective and solve forest mystery scenes Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 2:30- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 7, Reserv Reqd. by 12/09/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Kids' Fun Day - Free kids' entertainment every Wednesday through December 31 (no program Dec. 24). Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore, 11 a.m., 410-284-0934, www.eastpointmall.com/event/kids-fun-day-schedule-may-june-.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.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 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.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.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 12  
Cookies on Main Street - Participating businesses in downtown Sykesville offer homemade cookies (and recipes). Main Street, Sykesville, 6- 8 p.m., www.sykesvillemainstreet.com.  
 
 
Nature Tots:Winter Bird Buddies - Introduce your preschooler to the wonderful world of winter birds through songs, stories, and crafts in this fun, interactive program. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 12/11/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Where Is Everyone? - Learn about the amazing ways animals have adapted to survive winters’ cold with hands on activities and a hike. Dress for the weather! Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 8- 11, Reserv Reqd. by 12/11/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Parents' Night Out PJ Party: Frog & Toad - Held twice during A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD at Red Branch Theatre, parents will be able to drop their children off to watch the show, supervised by DLC staff. Following the performance, PJ Party kids will engage in activities, arts and crafts, and fun related to the show. 9130-I Red Branch Road, Columbia, 7- 11 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 12/12/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-997-9352, www.redbranchtheatrecompany.com.  
 
 
A Year with Frog & Toad - A Year With Frog and Toad magically brings the treasured characters created by Arnold Lobel in the “Frog and Toad” book series to life. Best friends Frog and Toad hop through four jazzy, toe-tapping seasons filled with fun while rejoicing in their differences and reveling in their friendship. 9130-I Red Branch Road, Columbia, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-997-9352, www.redbranctheatrecompany.com.  
 
 
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Dec 13  
31st Annual Live Nativity Pageant - This narrative portrayal of the Christmas story, complete with live animals, will be enacted every fifteen minutes, by the children, youth and young adults. Union United Methodist Church, 5225 Sweet Air Road (near Patterson Road), Baldwin, 5:30- 7 p.m., 410-592-7709, EMS1391@aol.com.  
 
 
Saturday Critter Feeding - Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Space is limited. Must pre-register. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Evening Adventures at Port Discovery - Experience an evening of private, quality, family play time and museum exploration without the crowds. Enjoy pizza, snacks and beverages, meet Curious George, play games, make crafts and popcorn, and enjoy unlimited play in all exhibits. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 6- 9 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-864-2726, www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Sock Monkey Saturday - Relax during this holiday season by making your very own Sock Monkey—a great last-minute gift, and just something fun to do with the family. AVAM's huge sock monkey making extravaganza is free to attend, but you must bring your own socks (2 pairs, clean, and colorful) and scissors to get in. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., www.avam.org.  
 
 
Holiday Bazaar - Looking for unique gifts, product and crafts to add to your holiday gift list? Visit the Holiday Bazaar sponsored by the Randallstown HS PTSA & PBIS Committee. Enjoy kid craft areas, face painting and more. 4000 Offutt Rd, Randallstown, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, by None 443-376-7267, www.randallstownhigh.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=12  
 
 
Holiday Party and Social - Bring family, friends and a plate of hors d’oeuvres to share. Help us decorate the Nature Center while singing carols and spreading good cheer. Ornament making, wreath making, movies, music and good food are all a part of the fun! Free for members. Non-members, please make a donation. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 6- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Natural Ornament Making - Decorate for the holidays the natural way. Make some for yourself and a few special treats for the birds. We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity! Reservations required. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Nature Tots:Winter Bird Buddies - Introduce your preschooler to the wonderful world of winter birds through songs, stories, and crafts in this fun, interactive program. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 12/12/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Breakfast with Santa & Friends - Enjoy rides and attractions with discounted Combo Passes (available online only). Frozen hot chocolate for everyone! Get your picture taken with Santa. Your favorite Winter Princesses will also be there! Adventure Park USA, New Market, 8- 10 a.m., Ages: 1- 12, Tickets Reqd. 301-865-6800, www.adventureparkusa.com/santa-breakfast.php.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Holiday Greens Galore Workshop - Get in the spirit of the holiday season by creating a wreath or swag to decorate and fill your home with the aroma of evergreens. Refreshments provided. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 8 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
'Tis the Season to Help Wildlife - Spread the holiday cheer and stop by the Estuary Center to help out our friends from The Phoenix Wildlife Center. There will be refreshments. a craft, and a chance for you to meet a few of the animal ambassadors. Donations are welcome. Call for more information about items needed at the Rescue. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Baltimore Folk Music Society Family Dance - Come on out to the Baltimore Folk Music Society’s Family Dance for an evening of live music, dancing and food! Fun for the whole family! St. Marks on the Hill Episcopal Church, 1620 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, 5- 6:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-360-8998, bfms.org.  
 
 
A Year with Frog & Toad - A Year With Frog and Toad magically brings the treasured characters created by Arnold Lobel in the “Frog and Toad” book series to life. Best friends Frog and Toad hop through four jazzy, toe-tapping seasons filled with fun while rejoicing in their differences and reveling in their friendship. 9130-I Red Branch Road, Columbia, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-997-9352, www.redbranctheatrecompany.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Maryland Jewish Book Festival - Still looking for the perfect Chanukah gift? You’re certain to find something here as some of the region’s best Jewish authors are invited to talk about and sign their books. While you’re here, check out the special exhibition, The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen! Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
Winter Bird Walk - Search for birds in several refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars recommended. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 8- 10 a.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 12/13/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Owl Prowl - Explore the refuge at night while looking and listening for owls. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 4:15- 5:45 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 12/13/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Natural Ornament Making - Decorate for the holidays the natural way. Make some for yourself and a few special treats for the birds. We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity! Reservations required. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Operating Model Train display - Two model railroad empires occupying 2500 sq. ft., operating trains and trolleys in HO & O scale, making this the largest permanent model railroad display in the area. Plus, additional static model displays, railroad heralds, and railroad artifacts. 225 W. Saratoga St (3rd floor walk-up), Baltimore, 1- 5 p.m., 410-837-BSME (2763), www.modelengineers.com.  
 
 
Nature Tales - Explore nature through a story. Listen to a tale about an animal or a habitat. Story time may include meeting a live critter, a simple craft or acting out the story. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 12:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Natural Ornament Workshop - Create unique ornaments using natural materials. Refreshments will be offered to aid your creativity. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1:30- 3:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Celebration of African American Families in Baltimore County - The Baltimore County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. will be elevating our traditional Holiday Party in 2014 by hosting an event to celebrate our children and families while recognizing our community partners who demonstrate a commitment to making a difference in Baltimore County. Overhills Mansion, Catonsville, 4- 8 p.m., Ages: 5- 99, by 12/4/2014 Tickets Reqd. bcjackandjillholiday.eventbrite.com.  
 
 
Deer Santa - Come discover our special “Reindeer trail.” Hike through the woods and test our skills against those of our four-legged friends. Come inside to have a snack and make a craft. Santa appears at the end. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 12/14/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
A Year with Frog & Toad - A Year With Frog and Toad magically brings the treasured characters created by Arnold Lobel in the “Frog and Toad” book series to life. Best friends Frog and Toad hop through four jazzy, toe-tapping seasons filled with fun while rejoicing in their differences and reveling in their friendship. 9130-I Red Branch Road, Columbia, 2 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-997-9352, www.redbranctheatrecompany.com.  
 
 
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  
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  
Wee Workers - Preschoolers will enjoy exploring the museum through stories, songs, tours, and crafts. A different theme each week. Contact Kelley at kedelmann@thebmi.org or call to register. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-727-4808, www.thebmi.org.  
 
 
Do You Want to Build a Snowman? - Have you ever built a snowman, only to notice he changed overnight? What do those sneaky snowmen get up to at night? Come explore the secret life of snowmen through drama, music, movement and take home craft activity. Join in our winter fun inspired by "Snowmen at Night" by Caralyn Buehner. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, 1:15- 2:15 p.m., Ages: 2- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 12/12/14 Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055 x7142, http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#snowman.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.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.  
 
 
CHAI First Time Homebuyer Workshop - Discover what you need to know to purchase a home! CHAI, 5309 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, 6- 9 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, 410-500-5309, chaibaltimore.org.  
 
 
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Dec 17  
Discover Nature - Sock Puppet Animals - Join the Tawes Garden naturalist to learn more about some of your favorite animals. After a quick walk through the garden (weather permitting), the children will make a sock puppet animal to take home. Tawes Garden, Annapolis, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., Ages: 3- 5, w/adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-260-8184, www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/tawesgarden.asp.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Kids' Fun Day - Free kids' entertainment every Wednesday through December 31 (no program Dec. 24). Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore, 11 a.m., 410-284-0934, www.eastpointmall.com/event/kids-fun-day-schedule-may-june-.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.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 18  
Late Night on Lloyd Street: DIY Olive Oil! ImPRESSive! - Bring “olive” the questions you’ve ever had about olive oil! We’ll be making olive oil with our friends from the Pearlstone Center farm. You can even make infused or colored oil that works great as holiday gifts for friends and family! Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, 6- 9 p.m., 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.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.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.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 19  
The Fresh Beat Band - Nickelodeon's fab four play their greatest hits live on stage. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore, 6:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.bsomusic.org.  
 
 
Wild, Wonderful Wolves - Discover the wild world of wolves! In this interactive program children will learn not only how to howl like a wolf, but why they howl, why they live in a pack, and much more. Registration is required Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5- 7, Reserv Reqd. by 12/18/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Kid’s Night Out! - Enjoy the evening out while your kids enjoy a fun-filled night of nature activities! Children will participate in activities including arts and crafts, animal encounters, nature games and even a tasty pizza dinner! Spaces limited so be sure to register early! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 6- 9 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Winter Break Bounce - Come bounce with us during winter break. Group rates start at 8+ children. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
A Year with Frog & Toad - A Year With Frog and Toad magically brings the treasured characters created by Arnold Lobel in the “Frog and Toad” book series to life. Best friends Frog and Toad hop through four jazzy, toe-tapping seasons filled with fun while rejoicing in their differences and reveling in their friendship. 9130-I Red Branch Road, Columbia, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-997-9352, www.redbranctheatrecompany.com.  
 
 
Parents' Night Out PJ Party: Frog & Toad - Held twice during A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD at Red Branch Theatre, parents will be able to drop their children off to watch the show, supervised by DLC staff. Following the performance, PJ Party kids will engage in activities, arts and crafts, and fun related to the show. 9130-I Red Branch Road, Columbia, 7- 11 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 12/12/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-997-9352, www.redbranchtheatrecompany.com.  
 
 
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Dec 20  
Saturday Critter Feeding - Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Space is limited. Must pre-register. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Where Is Everyone? - Learn about the amazing ways animals have adapted to survive winters’ cold with hands on activities and a hike. Dress for the weather! Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 8- 11, Reserv Reqd. by 12/19/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Critter Dinner Time - Watch our turtles, fish and snakes eat while learning more about these fascinating creatures. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Elfin' Around - Celebrate this holiday mascot as we read a story, make a craft, and enjoy tasty treats all in the honor of elves! Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 4- 8, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Island Dreams Terrarium - Getting cold? Create warm thoughts as you personalize an island themed terrarium with tropical plants and a tiny, dreamy hammock. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
A Year with Frog & Toad - A Year With Frog and Toad magically brings the treasured characters created by Arnold Lobel in the “Frog and Toad” book series to life. Best friends Frog and Toad hop through four jazzy, toe-tapping seasons filled with fun while rejoicing in their differences and reveling in their friendship. 9130-I Red Branch Road, Columbia, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-997-9352, www.redbranctheatrecompany.com.  
 
 
Winter Break Bounce - Come bounce with us during winter break. Group rates start at 8+ children. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Gingerbread Houses for You and the Birds - Bring the family to create a gingerbread masterpiece. Decorate one for your house and create another with seeds and fruit for the birds. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.oregonridgenaturecenter.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.  
 
 
Gingerbread Houses for You and the Birds - Bring the family to create a gingerbread masterpiece. Decorate one for your house and create another with seeds and fruit for the birds. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Storytime: Old and New! - Listen to nature stories of old and new in this interactive story time! Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 12/20/14 301-497-5887, 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.  
 
 
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Operating Model Train display - Two model railroad empires occupying 2500 sq. ft., operating trains and trolleys in HO & O scale, making this the largest permanent model railroad display in the area. Plus, additional static model displays, railroad heralds, and railroad artifacts. 225 W. Saratoga St (3rd floor walk-up), Baltimore, 1- 5 p.m., 410-837-BSME (2763), www.modelengineers.com.  
 
 
Otterly Fun! - Can you scamper like an otter? Examine bones, skull, paw prints and furskin to learn about the otter’s lifestyle. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 2- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
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  
Storytime: Old and New! - Listen to nature stories of old and new in this interactive story time! Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 12/21/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Winter Break Bounce - Come bounce with us during winter break. Group rates start at 8+ children. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Winter Break Bounce - Come bounce with us during winter break. Group rates start at 8+ children. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Winter Break Bounce - Come bounce with us during winter break. Group rates start at 8+ children. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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Dec 25  
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  
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.  
 
 
Winter Break Bounce - Come bounce with us during winter break. Group rates start at 8+ children. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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Dec 27  
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Estuary Science Lab: Frozen Water is Cool - Did you know frozen water can grab a string, push up weights, keep animals warm, and more! Discover why solid water is so unique through a variety of experiments. Make-n-take snow crystals. Bonus: sing songs from “Frozen” while helping make ice cream in a can. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 2:30- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688 www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Let It Snow - Snow will be the star of the show as we listen to stories, make a craft, and walk in the woods. Return to the Center and warm up with hot chocolate and tasty treats. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Winter Break Bounce - Come bounce with us during winter break. Group rates start at 8+ children. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Operating Model Train display - Two model railroad empires occupying 2500 sq. ft., operating trains and trolleys in HO & O scale, making this the largest permanent model railroad display in the area. Plus, additional static model displays, railroad heralds, and railroad artifacts. 225 W. Saratoga St (3rd floor walk-up), Baltimore, 1- 5 p.m., 410-837-BSME (2763), www.modelengineers.com.  
 
 
Holiday Open House - Gather up your family and guests and drop in to the Estuary Center for a relaxing afternoon visiting with the naturalist, celebrating a year of accomplishments, taking a holiday themed photo with the critters, and enjoying light refreshments. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 12:30- 4:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Winter Break Bounce - Come bounce with us during winter break. Group rates start at 8+ children. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Winter Break Bounce - Come bounce with us during winter break. Group rates start at 8+ children. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
Winter Break Bounce - Come bounce with us during winter break. Group rates start at 8+ children. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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Dec 31  
Kids' Fun Day - Free kids' entertainment every Wednesday through December 31 (no program Dec. 24). Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore, 11 a.m., 410-284-0934, www.eastpointmall.com/event/kids-fun-day-schedule-may-june-.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Winter Break Bounce - Come bounce with us during winter break. Group rates start at 8+ children. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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January

Jan 1  
Winter Break Bounce - Come bounce with us during winter break. Group rates start at 8+ children. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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Jan 2  
Bookworm Story Time - Nature stories with fun activities such as animal encounters, puppets or crafts. Free. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.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.  
 
 
Day Off Camp (Winter Break) - No school and no plans today? Explore outdoors with us instead! Expect trail walks, nature games, crafts, stories, animal encounters and more. Children should wear nature-friendly clothing and bring a lunch. We'll head outside even with snow on the ground! For more information, visit our website. 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, explorenature.org.  
 
 
Winter Break Bounce - Come bounce with us during winter break. Group rates start at 8+ children. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 1- 14, Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
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Jan 3  
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Animal Tracks! - Look for signs of the animals around us! Make plaster casts of tracks of some of our friends in the Cove! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Animal Tracks! - Look for signs of the animals around us! Make plaster casts of tracks of some of our friends in the Cove! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Saturday Critter Feeding - Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Space is limited. Must pre-register. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jan 4  
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Operating Model Train display - Two model railroad empires occupying 2500 sq. ft., operating trains and trolleys in HO & O scale, making this the largest permanent model railroad display in the area. Plus, additional static model displays, railroad heralds, and railroad artifacts. 225 W. Saratoga St (3rd floor walk-up), Baltimore, 1- 5 p.m., 410-837-BSME (2763), www.modelengineers.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 6  
Tiny Wonders - Cultivate your child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement and dramatic play. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
Tiny Wonders - What do preschoolers wonder about? Cultivate your child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement and dramatic play. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jan 7  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Jan 8  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Jan 9  
Kid’s Night Out! - Enjoy the evening out while your kids enjoy a fun-filled night of nature activities! Children will participate in activities including arts and crafts, animal encounters, nature games and even a tasty pizza dinner! Spaces limited so be sure to register early! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 6- 9 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Preschool Nature Series - Live animals, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of the park. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jan 10  
Saturday Critter Feeding - Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Space is limited. Must pre-register. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Weekend Animal Encounters - Join us on Saturdays and Sundays in January for a Naturalist’s choice animal encounter and activity. Activities are free and may be a story, craft or outdoor exploration. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
DIY Snow Globes - Make your own snow globe out of repurposed materials. Great for a gift and great for the environment! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 7 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Swooping Swallows Youth Birders - This naturalist led series introduces youth to competitive and scientific birding opportunities. Learn easy identification techniques, how to bird on a team, and teach others all about birds. You will make new friends, learn to bird, and create many memorable moments! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 9:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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  
Snowman Shelf-Sitter Gourd - Create a snowman for the season using a bottle gourd! He wears a cute top hat and holds three hearts in his stick arms. Must pre-register. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 2- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Weekend Animal Encounters - Join us on Saturdays and Sundays in January for a Naturalist’s choice animal encounter and activity. Activities are free and may be a story, craft or outdoor exploration. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
The Wizard of Oz - Family performance live on stage to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the classic 1939 Movie featuring pre- and post-show activities. Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Operating Model Train display - Two model railroad empires occupying 2500 sq. ft., operating trains and trolleys in HO & O scale, making this the largest permanent model railroad display in the area. Plus, additional static model displays, railroad heralds, and railroad artifacts. 225 W. Saratoga St (3rd floor walk-up), Baltimore, 1- 5 p.m., 410-837-BSME (2763), www.modelengineers.com.  
 
 
Cookies and Canvas – Animals in Wintertime - Cookies and Canvas is hosting a step by step painting class with instructions for your child to come home with a masterpiece. The children paint on gallery wrapped canvas, which is ready to hang with no framing required. Each session offers a new lesson in a series specially created for Irvine! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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 13  
Tiny Wonders - What do preschoolers wonder about? Cultivate your child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement and dramatic play. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Tiny Wonders - Cultivate your child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement and dramatic play. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Jan 14  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Jan 15  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
Winter Constellations - Be sure to bundle up and enjoy some hot chocolate as you take a look at different constellations. Learn to use a star wheel, how to pick out planets, and much more. The evening will include cookies and hot chocolate to stay warm under the stars! Admission price per family. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 7- 8:15 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Jan 17  
Saturday Critter Feeding - Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Space is limited. Must pre-register. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Weekend Animal Encounters - Join us on Saturdays and Sundays in January for a Naturalist’s choice animal encounter and activity. Activities are free and may be a story, craft or outdoor exploration. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Full Wolf Moon Hike & Campfire - Tradition and folklore dub this January’s moon the Wolf Moon. Let its light guide your way to the back trails of the park, then gather around our campfire to warm up with hot chocolate. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 7- 9 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. 443-415-9524, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Weekend Animal Encounters - Join us on Saturdays and Sundays in January for a Naturalist’s choice animal encounter and activity. Activities are free and may be a story, craft or outdoor exploration. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Operating Model Train display - Two model railroad empires occupying 2500 sq. ft., operating trains and trolleys in HO & O scale, making this the largest permanent model railroad display in the area. Plus, additional static model displays, railroad heralds, and railroad artifacts. 225 W. Saratoga St (3rd floor walk-up), Baltimore, 1- 5 p.m., 410-837-BSME (2763), www.modelengineers.com.  
 
 
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Jan 19  
AVAM celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America's history. Join us for guided tours, birthday cake, music, workshops, and a special performance from Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company at this free, fun-filled day. Free admission to the museum as well. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., www.avam.org.  
 
 
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 Workshop - Lego Movie Day - Drama topics, arts and crafts, and a final showcase! Before & After Care is available. Drama Learning Center, Columbia, 9 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-997-9352, www.dramalearningcenter.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.  
 
 
Day Off Camp (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) - No school and no plans today? Explore outdoors with us instead! Expect trail walks, nature games, crafts, stories, animal encounters and more. Children should wear nature-friendly clothing and bring a lunch. We'll learn how to best serve the environment on this National Day of Service! 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Jan 20  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Jan 21  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Jan 22  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Jan 23  
Preschool Nature Series - Live animals, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of the park. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
Weekend Animal Encounters - Join us on Saturdays and Sundays in January for a Naturalist’s choice animal encounter and activity. Activities are free and may be a story, craft or outdoor exploration. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Family Fun Concert - Out of nowhere, a Wizard is magically transported onto the stage. Unsure of how he got there, the conductor and orchestra try to find a way to send him back home. Several “budding conductor” children will also be selected to conduct the orchestra. Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Baltimore, 2 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.cabmusic.org/season/family-series.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
Weekend Animal Encounters - Join us on Saturdays and Sundays in January for a Naturalist’s choice animal encounter and activity. Activities are free and may be a story, craft or outdoor exploration. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Operating Model Train display - Two model railroad empires occupying 2500 sq. ft., operating trains and trolleys in HO & O scale, making this the largest permanent model railroad display in the area. Plus, additional static model displays, railroad heralds, and railroad artifacts. 225 W. Saratoga St (3rd floor walk-up), Baltimore, 1- 5 p.m., 410-837-BSME (2763), www.modelengineers.com.  
 
 
Shrimp & Bull Roast - Food and entertainment to help fund Eden Mill's environmental education programs for children and families. Contact edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com or call to purchase tickets. Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville, 1- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.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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Jan 27  
CA’s Summer Student Exchange Program Information Session - Parents and teens interested in learning about the annual summer Sister Cities High School Exchange program are invited to attend. CA Headquarters, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, 7- 8 p.m., bit.ly/10FSxuS.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Jan 28  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Jan 29  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Jan 30  
Family Game Night - Bring the family for a night of games and tons of fun! Games for kids of all ages include Are You Smarter Than a Naturalist, Hot Chocolate Bingo, Minute to Win-it Nature Style and more. Enjoy snacks, prizes, and a great family bonding experience. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Jan 31  
Winter Landscape Night Hike and a Campfire - Learn about climate, nocturnal animals, and adaptations allowing you to navi- gate comfortably in the dark and night sky. Utilize sensory awareness experi- ments for vision, hearing, smell and feeling, then we will end the evening with a campfire. Must pre-register. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 7- 9 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Saturday Critter Feeding - Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Space is limited. Must pre-register. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Weekend Animal Encounters - Join us on Saturdays and Sundays in January for a Naturalist’s choice animal encounter and activity. Activities are free and may be a story, craft or outdoor exploration. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Hansel & Gretel - The beloved fairy tale favorite returns to delight and introduce young children to the world of opera. There will be a brief pre-performance explanation for the young audience and an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the performers post-performance. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 10:30 a.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Furbearers! - Did you ever wonder how animals stay warm in the winter? Explore the many wonderful adaptations of Maryland’s mammals! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Furbearers! - Did you ever wonder how animals stay warm in the winter? Explore the many wonderful adaptations of Maryland’s mammals! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
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February

Feb 1  
Weekend Animal Encounters - Join us on Saturdays and Sundays in January for a Naturalist’s choice animal encounter and activity. Activities are free and may be a story, craft or outdoor exploration. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Cookies and Canvas - Cookies and Canvas is hosting a step by step painting class with instructions for your child to come home with a masterpiece. The children paint on gallery wrapped canvas, which is ready to hang with no framing required. Each session offers a new lesson in a series specially created for Irvine! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Feb 3  
Tiny Wonders - Cultivate your child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement and dramatic play. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 4  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 5  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
Bookworm Story Time - Nature stories with fun activities such as animal encounters, puppets or crafts. Free. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
School's Out Workshop - Winter Wonderlands - Drama topics, arts and crafts, and a final showcase! Before & After Care is available. Drama Learning Center, Columbia, 9 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-997-9352, www.dramalearningcenter.org.  
 
 
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Feb 7  
Wake Up, Groundhog! - Will spring come early or late? Find out if the groundhog is awake and search for early signs of spring. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
The Story of Babar - The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra presents its annual family show. Meet the Musicians at 1:15 pm or 4:30 pm. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 2 & 3:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
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Feb 8  
Wake Up, Groundhog! - Will spring come early or late? Find out if the groundhog is awake and search for early signs of spring. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Pizza & Play - Come to the DBJCC for a night of Pizza & Play. Let us do all the work of cooking and cleaning while you enjoy your little ones. Families can grab a bite to eat, play in our playrooms and meet other city families. DBJCC, 1118 Light St., Baltimore, 6- 8 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-559-3618, www.dbjcc.org/Upcoming_Events.html.  
 
 
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Feb 10  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 11  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 12  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 13  
Broadway in Annapolis: Fiddler on the Roof - One of the best-loved musicals ever written. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
Kid’s Night Out! - Enjoy the evening out while your kids enjoy a fun-filled night of nature activities! Children will participate in activities including arts and crafts, animal encounters, nature games and even a tasty pizza dinner! Spaces limited so be sure to register early! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 6- 9 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Feb 14  
Natural Paper Making and Crafts - Make nature-inspired crafts and recycled paper cards for a sweetheart and a wildlife friend on Valentine’s Day. Prepare for the Chinese New Year by making red envelopes! 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.  
 
 
Broadway in Annapolis: Fiddler on the Roof - One of the best-loved musicals ever written. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 3 & 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
Candy Cane Recycling - Ever wonder what you can do with all those left over peppermint candy canes? We will show you a few fun and tasty ways to turn them into a recycled snack! Make a perfect Valentine’s Day treat to take home and give to your sweetheart. All supplies provided. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 7 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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  
Natural Paper Making and Crafts - Make nature-inspired crafts and recycled paper cards for a sweetheart and a wildlife friend on Valentine’s Day. Prepare for the Chinese New Year by making red envelopes! 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.  
 
 
Maple Magic - There’s magic in the trees! Join Irvine’s Naturalists in a quest to make delicious maple syrup. Learn how to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap, and convert the sticky fluid into syrup using Irvine’s enormous evaporator. Price per child. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.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 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.  
 
 
School's Out Workshop - Do You Want to Build a Snowman? - Drama topics, arts and crafts, and a final showcase! Before & After Care is available. Drama Learning Center, Columbia, 9 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-997-9352, www.dramalearningcenter.org.  
 
 
Day Off Camp (President's Day) - No school and no plans today? Explore outdoors with us instead! Expect trail walks, nature games, crafts, stories, animal encounters and more. Children should wear nature-friendly clothing and bring a lunch. For more information, visit our website. 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, explorenature.org.  
 
 
School's Out Day - 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. Extended care from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. for an additional fee. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Feb 17  
Tiny Wonders - Cultivate your child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement and dramatic play. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 18  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 19  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 20  
Cinderella - Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents the timeless fairytale. Free Princess Party one hour prior to Sunday matinee performance. Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale character, have your picture taken with and meet Cinderella with tea party treats and surprises. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
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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Feb 21  
Cinderella - Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents the timeless fairytale. Free Princess Party one hour prior to Sunday matinee performance. Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale character, have your picture taken with and meet Cinderella with tea party treats and surprises. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 7 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
Cherry Pie Hike - Enjoy a brisk morning hike to awaken the senses and commemorate George Washington’s birthday. This hike will describe his local history and conclude with hot drinks and George’s appropriate dessert made in a Dutch oven. Dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Maple Magic - There’s magic in the trees! Join Irvine’s Naturalists in a quest to make delicious maple syrup. Learn how to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap, and convert the sticky fluid into syrup using Irvine’s enormous evaporator. Price per child. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Feb 22  
Global Expressions - Rhythmic beats, vibrant colors, and cultural traditions from around the world are featured in this annual dance showcase co-presented by Dance Baltimore. Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Baltimore, 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.jcc.org/gordon-center/family-entertainment.  
 
 
Cinderella - Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents the timeless fairytale. Free Princess Party one hour prior to Sunday matinee performance. Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale character, have your picture taken with and meet Cinderella with tea party treats and surprises. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 2 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
Maple Magic - There’s magic in the trees! Join Irvine’s Naturalists in a quest to make delicious maple syrup. Learn how to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap, and convert the sticky fluid into syrup using Irvine’s enormous evaporator. Price per child. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Feb 24  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 25  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 26  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 28  
Maple Sugaring - Learn the art of turning sap into syrup from our rangers. Take a hike to tap trees, see sap cooking into syrup and taste some maple syrup made at the park! Please call or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Maple Magic - There’s magic in the trees! Join Irvine’s Naturalists in a quest to make delicious maple syrup. Learn how to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap, and convert the sticky fluid into syrup using Irvine’s enormous evaporator. Price per child. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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March

Mar 1  
Maple Sugaring - Learn the art of turning sap into syrup from our rangers. Take a hike to tap trees, see sap cooking into syrup and taste some maple syrup made at the park! Please call or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Mar 3  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 4  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 5  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 6  
Bookworm Story Time - Nature stories with fun activities such as animal encounters, puppets or crafts. Free. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Mar 7  
Cabin Fever Campfire - Need a cure for cabin fever? Let nature be your remedy! Explore the forest at night to listen and look for what is stirring. Then, warm up around the campfire with s’mores and Native American stories about the return of spring. 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.  
 
 
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Mar 8  
Peter and the Wolf - This production of Prokofiev’s immortal Peter and the Wolf is a perfect way to introduce your children to the beauty and wonder of live orchestral music and dance. The Columbia Orchestra and Kinetics Dance Theater collaborate for a special performance of this classic musical tale. Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Baltimore, 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.jcc.org/gordon-center/family-entertainment.  
 
 
Hopkins Symphony Concert for Children & Families - Join Hopkins Symphony for the 23rd annual Family Concert. Live orchestral music performed by an 80 person orchestra & narrated by our Music Director. The audience is invited on stage to meet musicians and try out instruments at the program’s end. FREE concert - no tickets or reservations needed. Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, Baltimore, 3- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 410-516-6542, pages.jh.edu/jhso/index.html.  
 
 
Intro to Geocaching - Looking for fun, family-friendly way to exercise both mind and body? Try geocaching, the fast-growing sport that’s akin to a modern-day treasure hunt. We’ll explain geocaching basics and find caches located right here in the park. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Mar 10  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 11  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 12  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 13  
Pizza & Play - Come to the DBJCC for a night of Pizza & Play. Let us do all the work of cooking and cleaning while you enjoy your little ones. Families can grab a bite to eat, play in our playrooms and meet other city families. DBJCC, 1118 Light St., Baltimore, 6- 8 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-559-3618, www.dbjcc.org/Upcoming_Events.html.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
Saint Patrick's Snakes - Legend has it that Ireland has St. Patrick to thank for its lack of snakes, but we’re thankful for the many snakes that call Robert E. Lee park home! Come meet several friendly serpents and create a slithery craft. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Cookies and Canvas - Cookies and Canvas is hosting a step by step painting class with instructions for your child to come home with a masterpiece. The children paint on gallery wrapped canvas, which is ready to hang with no framing required. Each session offers a new lesson in a series specially created for Irvine! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Mar 15  
Muddy March - March at Irvine equals mud! Explore the muddy meadows, look for signs of the animals living there, and make a muddy masterpiece. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Saint Patrick's Snakes - Legend has it that Ireland has St. Patrick to thank for its lack of snakes, but we’re thankful for the many snakes that call Robert E. Lee park home! Come meet several friendly serpents and create a slithery craft. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Mar 17  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 18  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 19  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 20  
Find the Frogs Campfire - Head out to Irvine's campsite for a campfire and be serenaded by thousands of frogs! Go on a short hike out to a better listening spot and learn how to tell which frog is which by sound. Then, back to the campfire to warm up and roast s’mores! Admission price per family. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 6:45- 8:15 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Mar 21  
Bamboo Wind Chimes - Bamboo’s natural hollow form makes it an ideal choice for many instruments, particularly wind chimes. Come and create this musical craft to decorate your outdoor space. Please call or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 12 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Mar 24  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 25  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 26  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 28  
Flashlight Egg Hunt - Need more challenge in your egg hunt? Use your night vision and a flashlight to find hidden eggs along the trails. Ages 5-12 from 7:30- 8:30 p.m. Expert level hunt for ages 10 to adults starts at 8 p.m. You’re never too old for and candy! Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Cookies and Canvas - Cookies and Canvas is hosting a step by step painting class with instructions for your child to come home with a masterpiece. The children paint on gallery wrapped canvas, which is ready to hang with no framing required. Each session offers a new lesson in a series specially created for Irvine! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Swooping Swallows Youth Birders - This naturalist led series introduces youth to competitive and scientific birding opportunities. Learn easy identification techniques, how to bird on a team, and teach others all about birds. You will make new friends, learn to bird, and create many memorable moments! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 9:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Mar 29  
Natural Egg Dyeing - Bring your own hard boiled eggs to celebrate the ancient tradition of egg-decorating. Use natural materials to craft eggs in several styles. Please call or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Mar 31  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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April

Apr 1  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 2  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 7  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 8  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 9  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 14  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 15  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 16  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 21  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 22  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 23  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 26  
Big Outdoors Event - Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center - See raptors from all over the world! Try archery, explore nature trails and climb a rock wall! Refreshments and other merchandise will be available for purchase. 5042 Ilchester Rd, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 0- 120, Tickets Reqd. 410-455-0542, www.gscm.org/event/big-outdoors-event-3.  
 
 
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Apr 28  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 29  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 30  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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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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July

Jul 13  
International Conference on Eye Disorders and Treatment - OMICS Group International invites all participants across the world to join the grand International Conference on Eye Disorders and treatment which is going to be held during July 13-15, 2015 at Double Tree Hilton BWI Airport, Baltimore, USA. Double Tree Hilton BWI Airport, Baltimore, 8 a.m.- 7 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 650-268-9744, eye.conferenceseries.com.  
 
 
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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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November

Nov 15  
Play Fit-Stay Fit: A Mother-Son Outing - Play Fit Stay Fit is a mother-son event that focuses on fun fitness, healthy lifestyles and the special relationship between a mother and son. There will be face painting, bounce house, hula hoops, relay races, jump ropes, zumba, dancing and more. The League, 1111 E Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 4- 12, Tickets Reqd. 915-255-9390, www.playfitstayfit.com.  
 
 
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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.