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Events Ongoing Throughout May  
  Amateur Olympiad 2016 - Call for amateur athletes from the ages of 7 to grandma and grandpa. This family-friendly event features child appropriate events, and events for the entire family. Track and field, swimming, crossfit, dance, and volleyball are a few of the scheduled events. Pre-register online today. Camden Yards, Baltimore, 5/12 through 7/23 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Reserv Reqd, www.amateurolympiad.org.  
 
 
  Intentional Healing Space Grand Opening - Intentional Healing Space,LLC is now open for business in Canton! We are a holistic wellness practice that offers yoga, Reiki, psychotherapy, life coaching and various wellness workshops throughout the month. We invite you to join us for a child yoga class on Sundays at 3:00pm 2500 Fait Avenue Baltimore, MD 21224 3/20 through 8/1 3:00pm 4:00 pm Ages: 6 12 Reserv Reqd, by 2:00pm Tickets Reqd. 4107332055 www.intentionalhealingspace.com  
 
 
  We're Open During Passover! - Everyday of Passover, Big House of Bounce play arena will be open! Bring your children in between the hours of 11 AM to 6 PM to receive the discounted rate of $5 per child for up to 2 hours. 6526 Reisterstown Road 4/18 through 5/2 11:00am 6:00pm Ages: 1 15 4102253215 bighouseofbounce.biz  
 
 
  We Got It, a show about empathy presented by BBPProductions - Join us on an adventure in self-worth and empathy and all of those things that add up to all-around understanding, through several tales filled with music and laughter and a giant stuffed animal or two. Tickets are $10 for adults age 13 and up, $6 for kids age 3 to 12, and free for lap-sitters! Bridgeway Community Church, Faith Auditorium 5/14 through 5/22 10:30am Ages: 4 100 Tickets Reqd. 443-906-0099 bbpproductions.com  
 
 
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Friday Night Stargazing - See the Moon, planets, and stars through our historic and now computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8? refracting telescope. The Observatory is open to the public every Friday, weather permitting. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 7- 10:30 p.m., 410-545-2999, www.mdsci.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.  
 
 
Art On The Trail - On the Red Trail just beyond the Light Rail Tracks, hikers can view sculptures created by local artists. These sculptures combine art and nature in the captivating winter scenery of Robert E. Lee Park. Robert E. Lee Park, Baltimore, www.relpnc.org/art-trail-2.  
 
 
Peanuts...Naturally - A light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts’ comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Activity stations allow kids of all ages to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. From Jan. 29-Apr. 24, 2016. Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air, 410-273-5600, hcplonline.org.  
 
 
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May

May 1  
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium - A family fun weekend full of ongoing artist demonstrations, gourmet goodies to try and buy, live music and interactive children's entertainment. Maryland State Fairgrounds 10am 6pm Tickets Reqd. (800) 210-9900 www.sugarloafcrafts.com  
 
 
Fundamentals of Archery - The spring of a wooden bow has been feeding humanity for thousands of years. Join a Naturalist to learn the history and use of the venerable tool. Marshy Point Nature Center 2:00 PM 4:00 PM Reserv Reqd. 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org  
 
 
Brigance Brigade 5.7K Championship Run &1.57 Mile Family Run - The Brigance Brigade Foundation 5.7K Championship Run and 1.57 Mile Family Run/Walk is a great way to honor your health and fitness goals while making a positive difference for people in your community. Join former NFL player O.J. Brigance and his wife Chanda for a family-friendly morning. Canton Waterfront Park, Baltimore, 8 a.m., 410-878-2030, www.BriganceBrigade.org.  
 
 
Art of Caring - The Art of Caring is a unique social event and art auction with great food, music and art benefiting Court Appointed Special Advocates of Baltimore. Area 405 3 pm 7 pm Tickets Reqd. (410) 528-1968 https://my.bidpal.net/casabaltimore  
 
 
Flower Power: Bloomin' Fun for Everyone - Celebrate Spring! This family friendly spring festival features: Pick Your Own Tulips (if they come up when they are supposed to) Live Music A May Pole - learn how to dance around Flower Farmers on hand selling their blooms Flower crafts for the kids (extra fee applies) Far Baltimore County Ag Center (1114 Shawan Rd) 12:00pm 4:00pm Ages: 0 99 Tickets Reqd. 4108878973 www.marylandagriculture.org  
 
 
Columbia Bands Spring Concert Series - A series of free, family friendly concerts featuring our Concert and Jazz Bands, as well as the Flute Choir and Brass ensemble. See flier for more info! Varied Varied Ages: 0 100+ columbiabands.org  
 
 
Spring Choral Concert Celebrates 40 Years of Song! - Children’s Chorus of Maryland celebrates its 40th Anniversary with an exciting Spring Concert, “40 Years of Song”, on Sunday, May 1st at 3 pm. Conducted by Susan Bialek, the concert will feature performances by three choirs with children ranging from 5 to 16 years old. Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117 3:00pm 5:00pm Ages: 5 Adult Tickets Reqd. 410-494-1480 www.ccmsings.org  
 
 
All American Synagogue - Join us as we mark the start of our All American Synagogue celebrations, in association with the MADE: In America and Carroll Mansion, this years’ All American Home. Jewish Museum of Maryland 11 am 4 pm 4107326400 www.jewishmuseummd.org  
 
 
Explore the Nature Cabin at Holt Park - Come explore the nature cabin. Check out our live animals, games and activities. Even make a craft to take home. Holt Park 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 410-887-5307  
 
 
Family Fun- May Day! - Come enjoy crafts and activities for families and kids of all ages! Celebrate traditional English traditions like May day baskets a May pole! $2 per project Holt Park 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 410-887-5307  
 
 
Nature Tales - Story time with a natural twist. Listen to stories, learn new songs and move like the animals. This is a free drop-in program for all ages. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Ages: All 410-612-1688 www.otterpointcreek.org  
 
 
Plant Your Native Plant Garden - Learn how to design a garden using native plants that survive within the temperature and lighting constraints of your space. Bring a sketch of your garden to plan what, when and where to plant. $35 per person 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2 pm 4 pm Ages: 18 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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May 2  
Pre-K Nature Drop-In (Baby Plants) - Introduce your little ones to nature's wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, songs, and outdoor activities together. Dress for the weather. This program is for families. Groups must call the office and schedule a trip. Marshy Point Nature Center 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org  
 
 
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May 3  
Little Builders Storytime: A Little Prairie House - Reading and activity at 10:30 and 11:30 am. Free with admission to the Building Zone. Laura and her family set out in a covered wagon for the prairie, but with no buildings there, where will they live? Learn how they built their own “little prairie house” during this interactive story time. National Building Museum 10:00 am 12:00 pm Ages: All ages 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org  
 
 
Come Explore the Nature Cabin - Come explore our nature cabin at Holt Park. Check our our live animals, games and activities. Even make a craft to take home. Holt Park 3:30 pm 6:30 pm 410-887-5307  
 
 
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May 4  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Tinkergarten® Trial Class - In a nutshell, Tinkergarten classes help kids develop, grow and better prepare through outdoor play-based learning activities. It’s based on the belief that independent exploration, well-designed play scenarios and just the right guidance are the keys to kids developing a host of important skills. Robinson Nature Center (Outdoor Playground) 11:00AM 12:30PM Ages: 18mos 8yrs Reserv Reqd. by 04/26/16 240-330-9063 tkgtn.com/ici4r  
 
 
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May 5  
Design Showcase: Planning for Play - Students from Stuart-Hobson Middle School spent their CityVision semester researching what makes a great green space more fun. In collaboration with the NoMa Business Improvement District, they used their findings to design a park for the NoMa neighborhood. Join us to see the students' designs. National Building Museum 6:00 pm 7:30 pm Ages: All ages 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Nature, Mom and Me - You and your preschooler will enjoy a different nature topic in each class with hands-on activities, stories, crafts and hikes. Benjamin Banneker Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081,  
 
 
BIG Spring Fling Carnival & More! - Fun for the whole family -- RIDES for all ages, KIDS' GAMES and CONTESTS, Silent Auction, Raffles, Food, Flowers, White Elephant & More. FREE Friday Fireworks! Ride bracelets Thursday night or Saturday afternoon. Pre-sale ride bracelet coupons available until May 2. St. John the Evangelist Church, 13305 Long Green Pike, Hydes, MD 21082 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 410-592-6206 www.sjehydes.org  
 
 
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May 6  
Preschool Plants & Animals Discovery Series - Come discover the natural world! Tons of hands-on activities for preschoolers! Come watch our baby chicks grow, try your hand at gardening, and much more! Includes a FREE trip to the zoo! The House on the Hill, Glen Arm, MD 9:30 11:30 Ages: Birth 5 Reserv Reqd. 410-241-1708 https://www.facebook.com/houseonthehilldaycareMD/?ref=aymt_h  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Bookworm Story Time - Nature stories with storyteller’s choice of a fun activity such as animal encounters, puppets or crafts. Free. No registration required. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Alzheimer’s Association Annual Dementia Conference - This comprehensive, full-day event will feature expert speakers on Alzheimer’s research and practical information on Alzheimer’s care. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and conference materials. Professionals also will receive continuing education credits. Cost: $35-$95 Sheraton Baltimore North (903 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, MD 21204) 8:00AM 3:30PM Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 1.800.272.3900 www.alz.org/maryland  
 
 
BIG Spring Fling Carnival & More! - Fun for the whole family -- RIDES for all ages, KIDS' GAMES and CONTESTS, Silent Auction, Raffles, Food, Flowers, White Elephant & More. FREE Friday Fireworks! Ride bracelets Thursday night or Saturday afternoon. Pre-sale ride bracelet coupons available until May 2. St. John the Evangelist Church, 13305 Long Green Pike, Hydes, MD 21082 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 410-592-6206 www.sjehydes.org  
 
 
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May 7  
It's Mother's Day - Sow What? - The growing season is upon us and we invite you to bring your family to Piney Run Park to discover where we find seeds and how they travel. After a nature walk, you will plant our own seeds to take home for a unique mother's day present! Piney Run Park, 30 Martz Rd. Sykesville, MD 21784 10am- 11am Ages: 3 10 Reserv Reqd. by day before event Tickets Reqd. 410-795-6043 www.ccrecpark.org  
 
 
Pink Lady's Slipper - A rare and wild orchid grows at Honeygo Park. Join a Naturalist for a pleasant Spring hike in search of this native flower. Honeygo Park - 9033 Honeygo Blvd, Perry Hall, MD 21128 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Reserv Reqd. 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org  
 
 
Collaborate and Create: Middle School Ensemble - Students will apply ensemble playwriting skills to adapt a familiar story for the stage and to individually create a character in that story using acting techniques. Culminates in an original performance by the students. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 10:00am 11:30am Ages: 10 14 Reserv Reqd. by 04/11/16 Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055x7142 http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#ms  
 
 
Intro to Musical Theatre at Everyman - Young performers will focus on pairing voice and movement with basic acting technique to convey a story and emotion through song, culminating in a sharing of the work for family and friends. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 10:00am 11:30am Ages: 7 9 Reserv Reqd. by 04/11/16 Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055x7142 http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#mt  
 
 
Nature Hike - Join us for a leisurely walk along Cash Lake Trail (approx. 2 miles) to look and listen for the sights and sounds of spring on the refuge. Binoculars recommended. Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center 9:00am 10:30am Ages: 5+ Reserv Reqd. by 05/06/16 301-497-5887 patuxent.fws.gov  
 
 
First Saturday Discovery Day - First Saturday of each month. Program teaches about wildlife or history through games, stories and crafts. Program is first-come, first-served. Program is free with general admission. $5 adult $3 children under 3 yrs free 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 11:30 am 12:00 pm Ages: 3 10 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Garlic Mustard Gather - Hike the trails of Banneker’s Homestead to search out and destroy this easily identified invasive plant. Learn about the origins of and problems with garlic mustard and other invasives on our property. Ben didn’t have to do this 250 years ago, but he’d be proud of us for taking care of his property. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella ave Catonsville MD 21228 9am 12pm Ages: All Ages Reserv Reqd. 4108871081  
 
 
Helping Butterflies and Bees: Get Going on a Garden - Our bees and butterflies are in trouble - find out how you can help as we explore the Banneker pollinator garden to learn how to create a native butterfly garden or pollinator patch in your yard. Find out what plants will survive deer and Catonsville clay and still look great. $2mem/$4nonmem/$10 fam Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella ave Catonsville MD 21228 1pm 2:30pm Ages: 10 up Reserv Reqd. 4108871081  
 
 
BIG Spring Fling Carnival & More! - Fun for the whole family -- RIDES for all ages, KIDS' GAMES and CONTESTS, Silent Auction, Raffles, Food, Flowers, White Elephant & More. FREE Friday Fireworks! Ride bracelets Thursday night or Saturday afternoon. Pre-sale ride bracelet coupons available until May 2. St. John the Evangelist Church, 13305 Long Green Pike, Hydes, MD 21082 5:00 PM 10:00 PM 410-592-6206 www.sjehydes.org  
 
 
Mother's Day Wildflower Walk - Join the naturalist on a search for wildflowers in the forest. Then plant a few flowers at the Nature Center for Mom -- remember to include a loving hand-painted decoration on your terra cotta pot. All materials provided. Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Rd., Westminster, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. by by day of event Tickets Reqd. 410-386-2103, www.ccrecparks.org.  
 
 
Mom and Me Kayak - Put Mom in the queen seat for the day and let her relax while you paddle. BYO gourmet brown bag lunch for dining on Snake Island--dessert is on us! This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult and the cost is $13. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 10:00 a.m. 1:00 pm Ages: 8 Adult Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688 www.otterpointcreek.org  
 
 
Tree Identification Lab - Bring in leafed-out branches and take part in a hands-on lab to learn how to identify deciduous trees, such as oaks, maples and ashes, by their leaves. This free program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Ages: 8 Adult 410-612-1688 www.otterpointcreek.org  
 
 
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May 8  
Mother's Day Canoe Trip - Mom is free! Bring your lunch and join a Naturalist to explore the marshes and wildlife of Dundee Creek. $7 per person, $5 for members. Ages 8 and older. Space is limited. Marshy Point Nature Center 12:00 PM 2:00 PM Reserv Reqd. 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org  
 
 
Mother's Day Birdwalk - Explore the estuary and more with our expert bird watchers. Marshy Point Nature Center 8:30 AM 9:30 AM 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for spring migrants in various refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center 8:00am 10:00am Ages: 8+ Reserv Reqd. by 05/07/16 301-497-5887 patuxent.fws.gov  
 
 
Miniature Train Rides in Leakin Park - For the family. Child must be able to sit up -- cannot be carried in arms, on lap, or in carrier. Realistic 1/8 scale model trains run on a 3/5 mile double track in Leakin Park. Free, though 501(C)3 donations are accepted. Second Sundays April through November. Leakin Park, 1950 Eagle Drive, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 18 mos and up, 410-448-0730, www.calslivesteam.org.  
 
 
Animals, Animals, Animals! - Explore our wild planet in an engaging, play-to-learn platform with staff from Port Discovery Children's Museum at Robinson Nature Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program is free with admission. $5 adult $3 child under 3 yrs free 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2 pm 2:45 pm Ages: 3 10 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Animals, Animals, Animals! - Explore our wild planet in an engaging, play-to-learn platform with staff from Port Discovery Children's Museum at Robinson Nature Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program is free with admission. $5 adult $3 child under 3 yrs free 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 1 pm 1:45 pm Ages: 3 10 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Mother’s Appreciation Community Cook-Out - The Southwest Partnership and the Mount Clare Community Council are partnering to celebrate all mothers in the Southwest Baltimore community! The community event includes free food, music, community resources, and fun activities for the kids. Traci Atkins Park(1436 Ramsay Street) 1 PM 5PM  
 
 
Alternative Mother's Day Open House at Sharp Farm - Design a gardening container for mom! Make an herb or flower container of all of her favorites. Then feed the farm animals and go for a scenic hayride. Top off the day with a picnic dinner by the pond. Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd, Brookeville MD 20833 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Reserv Reqd. by 05/07/16 410-489-2572 sharpfarm.com  
 
 
Nature Discovery Programs- Pollination Power - Hunt for pollinators in our gardens! Collect a flower and dissect it to examine its pars. Holt Park 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 410-887-5307  
 
 
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May 9  
Pre-K Nature Drop-In (Rainbow Flowers) - Introduce your little ones to nature's wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, songs, and outdoor activities together. Dress for the weather. This program is for families. Groups must call the office and schedule a trip. Marshy Point Nature Center 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org  
 
 
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May 10  
Come Explore the Nature Cabin - Come explore our nature cabin at Holt Park. Check our our live animals, games and activities. Even make a craft to take home. Holt Park 3:30 pm 6:30 pm 410-887-5307  
 
 
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May 11  
Beavers:Makers of the Marsh - Discover the clever techniques these cool and resourceful animals use to live in the wild in this hands-on program. Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center 1:00pm 2:30pm Ages: 5 7 Reserv Reqd. by 05/10/16 301-497-5887 patuxent.fws.gov  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Nature Explorer Club- Junior Naturalis - Explore wildlife and nature through hands on activities. This drop off program is for children grades 4-7th. $5 for 5 classes. Holt Park 4:15 pm 5:30 pm Ages: 9 13 410-887-5307  
 
 
IMFAR Preconference - Join us for a special event, hosted by Kennedy Krieger Institute, offering families, educators, clinicians, members of state and local government, and adults with autism the opportunity to learn from and exchange ideas with some of the most notable scientists and researchers in the autism field. Towson University – West Village Commons, 8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252 8:00 AM 4:00 PM Tickets Reqd. www.kennedykrieger.org/IMFAR  
 
 
Tinkergarten® Trial Class - In a nutshell, Tinkergarten classes help kids develop, grow and better prepare through outdoor play-based learning activities. It’s based on the belief that independent exploration, well-designed play scenarios and just the right guidance are the keys to kids developing a host of important skills. Robinson Nature Center (Outdoor Playground) 11:00AM 12:30PM Ages: 18mos 8yrs Reserv Reqd. by 04/26/16 240-330-9063 tkgtn.com/ici4r  
 
 
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May 12  
Bear Cubs Club - Tap into tour young child's sense of wonder about the world around them! Explore a different nature theme each day through play and hands-on activities geared for young learners and their parents. Parent participation is required. Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Rd., Westminster, 12:30- 1:30 p.m., Ages: 3- 5, Reserv Reqd. by Day of event Tickets Reqd. 410-386-2103, www.ccrecpark.org.  
 
 
Junior Explorers - Discover all that the natural world has to offer beyond the backyard. Venture out with a naturalist to explore a different nature theme each month through games, hikes and hands-on activities. Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Rd., Westminster, 2- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 9, Reserv Reqd. by Day of event Tickets Reqd. 410-386-2103, www.ccrecpark.org.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Israel's Birthday Celebration - Join Ohr Chadash Academy and embark on an Israeli adventure with a hands-on experience. Climb up Masada, Visit the Kotel, Make candles in Tzfat, and much more. FREE. Contact ocapta@ohrchadashbaltimore.org Congregation Shomrei Emunah - 6221 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore, MD 21209 5:30pm 7:30pm Ages: ALL 410-999-2200  
 
 
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May 13  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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May 14  
Weekend Walk-In - A hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! AVAM's Education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies and boundless inspiration provided. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, under 16 w/ adult, Tickets Reqd. 410-244-1900 x232, www.avam.org.  
 
 
Spring Family Campout - Enjoy a night under the stars with other night owls. Bring your own picnic dinner and camping gear, we'll supply the fun and s'mores. Arrive at start time to set up. Bring all food and drinks needed for the evening. $5 per person, $3 for members. Marshy Point Nature Center May 14 at 6 PM May 15 at 9 AM Reserv Reqd. 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org  
 
 
Collaborate and Create: Middle School Ensemble - Students will apply ensemble playwriting skills to adapt a familiar story for the stage and to individually create a character in that story using acting techniques. Culminates in an original performance by the students. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 10:00am 11:30am Ages: 10 14 Reserv Reqd. by 04/11/16 Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055x7142 http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#ms  
 
 
Spring Fling and Open House - Lots of Free Activities for Kids!!! Phoenix Wild Life Center, Mini Ponies, Crafters, Vendors, Games & Prizes. Cotton Candy, Kettle Corn, Taco in a Bag and Much Much More! Gently Used Book and Purse Sale!!! Vendor Spaces Available: $30 Contact shelleykowalczyk@comcast.net 12022 Jerusalem Road 10 AM 3 PM 4105928100 https://www.facebook.com/events/972143679536357/  
 
 
Intro to Musical Theatre at Everyman - Young performers will focus on pairing voice and movement with basic acting technique to convey a story and emotion through song, culminating in a sharing of the work for family and friends. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 10:00am 11:30am Ages: 7 9 Reserv Reqd. by 04/11/16 Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055x7142 http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#mt  
 
 
Family Afternoon: Re-Ball! Redux - Last summer, over 750,000 plastic balls filled the Great Hall. Discover how Dupont Unerground's design competition, Re-Ball!, turned the materials into a new installation. Learn about the winning design, then use some of the materials to create your own installation to take home. National Building Museum 1:00 pm 4:00 pm Ages: All ages 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org  
 
 
Star Tales - Find out what you can see in the night sky and why. Come out for a short, kid-friendly planetarium show and watch the stars move overhead while listening to stories behind the constellations. After the story, meet an animal related the tale. Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Rd., Westminster, 10 a.m.- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 3- adult, Reserv Reqd. by day of event Tickets Reqd. 410-386-2103, www.ccrecpark.org.  
 
 
Wildlife Loop Adventure Scavenger Hunt - Using clues and locations, families and groups can drive the North Tract’s Wildlife Loop and nearby trails to hunt for sculptured stones, mystery objects, plants and animals while learning about the history of North Tract and other recreational opportunities. A camera or cell phone that takes pictur Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract 9:00am 1:00pm Ages: All ages Reserv Reqd. by 05/13/16 301-497-5887 patuxent.fws.gov  
 
 
Planetarium Show - Join the Westminster Astronomical Society (WAS) for an indoor planetarium show highlighting what's happening in the night sky. Then head outdoors to take a look through telescopes and the new observatory (weather dependent). Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Rd., Westminster, 7:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 8- adult, Reserv Reqd. by by day of event Tickets Reqd. 410-386-3580, www.ccrecpark.org.  
 
 
HORSE DISCOVERY CENTER SPECIAL WEEKEND - To celebrate everything equine in Maryland, we will have fun making stick horses on Saturday and Sunday. We will provide all the materials, you just bring the creativity. Each child will make a stick horse to take home. Gem mining and geode cracking are available, too. Clark's Elioak Farm 10 am 5 pm Ages: 1 99 4107304049 www.clarklandfarm.com  
 
 
Baltimore Faerie Faire - The Baltimore Faerie Faire is a day long festival. There will be entertainers, including musicians, strolling storytellers, an embassy from the land of Goblins, dancers, and mermaids. Art and craft vendors will sell wings, jewelry, wands, flower crowns, natural soaps, and more. Church of the Guardian Angel 2629 Huntingdon Avenue Baltimore, MD 21211 11:00 am 7:00 pm Ages: 0 99 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-834-3191 www.baltimorefaerieFaire.com  
 
 
4th Annual African American Children's Book Fair - Dive into the world of kids’ literature focused on African Americans and people of other ethnicities. Enjoy author readings, illustration workshops, performances, and craft activities. Purchase hard-to-find titles in the Book Village. Free admission. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202 12 4 Ages: 3 12 4432631800 http://lewismuseum.org/event/2015/4th-annual-african-america  
 
 
Healthy Living Festival - Parents of the school have organized 50 vendors to join us for our first annual Healthy Living Festival! There will be booths on all aspects of healthy living - exercise, meditation, healing nutrition, skincare - along with games and activities for kids and adults. Greenspring Montessori School 10:00 14:00 https://www.greenspringmontessori.org/parents/healthy-living  
 
 
We Got It, a show about empathy presented by BBPProductions - Join us on an adventure in self-worth and empathy and all of those things that add up to all-around understanding, through several tales filled with music and laughter and a giant stuffed animal or two. Tickets are $10 for adults age 13 and up, $6 for kids age 3 to 12, and free for lap-sitters! Bridgeway Community Church, Faith Auditorium 10:30am Ages: 4 100 Tickets Reqd. 443-906-0099 bbpproductions.com  
 
 
We Got It, a show about empathy presented by BBPProductions - Join us on an adventure in self-worth and empathy and all of those things that add up to all-around understanding, through several tales filled with music and laughter and a giant stuffed animal or two. Tickets are $10 for adults age 13 and up, $6 for kids age 3 to 12, and free for lap-sitters! Bridgeway Community Church, Faith Auditorium 1:00pm Ages: 4 100 Tickets Reqd. 443-906-0099 bbpproductions.com  
 
 
Life in the Water - Experience a sea of musical delight. Sing about frogs and fish, and dive into music all about the water. 30 minutes prior to each concert the lobby fills with a range of musical, creative and fun activities for babies and families. Attendees of all ages are required to have a ticket. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, 10 & 11:30 a.m., Ages: 6 mos- 3 yrs, Tickets Reqd. 410-783-8000, www.bsomusic.org.  
 
 
Bark in the Park - Recreational event for dog lovers. Off leash areas, agility course, doggie fashion show (at noon), prizes, training/obedience demonstrations, exhibits, and vendors. Limit two dogs per owner. Utica District Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Rd., Frederick, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 301-600-2983, www.recreater.com.  
 
 
Lil' Stars (Parent/Child) - Let your little one discover outer space through views of stars and planets, songs and stories. Child must be accompanied by registered adult. Preregistration recommend. Arrive 10-15 before show, once show begins no late seating. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 11:00 am 11:30 am Ages: 3 8 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
4th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair - Dive into the world of kids’ literature focused on African Americans and people of other ethnicities. Enjoy author readings, illustration workshops, live performances, and craft activities. Purchase hard-to-find titles in the Book Village. Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture 12 PM 4 PM  
 
 
Second Saturday Farmer at Sharp Farm - Learn to be a farmer! Each session in May, June and July will be different, focusing on gardening, animals, farm history, old tools and methods, Ag history and ecology, and farm sustainability. Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, MD 20833 9:00 am 11:00 am Reserv Reqd. by 5/13/16 410-489-2572 sharpfarm.com  
 
 
Glenn L.Martin Maryland Aviation Museum's Open Cockpit Day - Imagine being a pilot with the Museum’s outdoor airplanes. Board the Martin 404 passenger plane and Canberra built by the Glenn L. Martin Co. Sit in pilot’s seats of aircraft named Huey, Wild Weasel, Thunder Chief, Thunder Flash, Super Sabre, and Phantom. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport in Middle River 11am 2pm Ages: 4 - 99 410-682-6122 www.mdairmuseum.org  
 
 
Perennial Swap at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park - It’s time to split your perennials. Bring your extras to the museum; we’ll have identification resources available and would love to talk plants as you trade with others doing the same. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella ave Catonsville MD 21228 10am 12pm Ages: All Ages 4108871081  
 
 
A Conversation with Mr. Banneker - The Friends of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Inc. welcome Mr. Banneker’s arrival in the 21st century with at least a few questions about the climate 285 years after his birth. He notices it is warmer. We would answer the questions by showing him how and what NASA sees from space. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella ave Catonsville MD 21228 1pm 3pm Ages: All Ages Reserv Reqd. 4108871081  
 
 
Baltimore Folk Music Society Family Dance - Bring the whole family out for a night of live music, dancing and food! Donna Hunt calls to Megan Beller & The Charles Street Fiddlers. Potluck from 6:30-7:15 p.m. St. Marks on the Hill Episcopal Church, 1620 Reisterstown Rd., Pikesville, 5- 7:15 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.bfms.org.  
 
 
2nd Saturday's FazaFam Family Jam! - At FazaFam a Dance & Bmore Family Jam, parents get moving along with their children to encourage better fitness, strengthen relationships, create positive memories, and develop practical skills for healthy habits at home! New Waverly United Methodist Church, 644 E 33rd Street Baltimore, Maryland 21218 2:00 2:30 4108718322 fazafam.com  
 
 
Lil' Acorns Spring Fling - Share with your youngster fascinating changes occurring during spring through interactive program that includes song, sensory activities, a puppet show and a short walk through the woods. $18 1 adult & child, $9 additional adult/child. Come dressed for potential mud splashing and outdoor exploration 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10 am 11:30 am Ages: 2 3 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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May 15  
Perennial Swap and Garden Sale - Local plant lovers and novice gardeners are invited to come out to our spring plant exchange and garden sale. Meet behind the nature center to make contributions or find your new plants and tools. Park entrance fees apply. Piney Run Nature Center, 30 Martz Rd. Sykesville, MD 21784 1pm- 3pm Ages: All 410-795-6043 www.ccrecpark.org  
 
 
Edible Plants and Earth Oven Pizza - Many edibles grow around Marshy Point Park. Join a Naturalist to find them; then help build a pizza with those edibles to cook in our earth oven. $3 per person, $2 for members. Marshy Point Nature Center 2:00 PM 4:00 PM Reserv Reqd. 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org  
 
 
Columbia Bands Spring Concert Series - A series of free, family friendly concerts featuring our Concert and Jazz Bands, as well as the Flute Choir and Brass ensemble. See flier for more info! Varied Varied Ages: 0 100+ columbiabands.org  
 
 
43rd Arbutus Arts Festival - The Arbutus Arts Festival is one of the largest one-day festivals in Maryland. There is a Children's Corner with amusement rides, pony rides, face painting, and free crafts for children. There are also over 200 handmade crafters, a Classic Car Show and live musical entertainment. Arbutus MD 10:00am 5:00pm 443-833-4548 www.arbutusartsfestival.com  
 
 
Meet a Critter - Check out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special. This is a free – drop-in program – for all ages! Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 3:00 pm 3:30 pm Ages: All 410-612-1688 www.otterpointcreek.org  
 
 
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May 16  
Pre-K Nature Drop-In (Animal Homes) - Introduce your little ones to nature's wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, songs, and outdoor activities together. Dress for the weather. This program is for families. Groups must call the office and schedule a trip. Marshy Point Nature Center 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org  
 
 
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May 17  
Speaker Series - - Matt Adams, a Natural Resource Biologist, shares information on the fascinating, yet often controversial, coyote. Stories about this species abound from friend and foe alike, making it difficult to determine what is true. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be available. Marshy Point Nature Center 7:00 PM 9:00 PM 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org  
 
 
Come Explore the Nature Cabin - Come explore our nature cabin at Holt Park. Check our our live animals, games and activities. Even make a craft to take home. Holt Park 3:30 pm 6:30 pm 410-887-5307  
 
 
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May 18  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Tinkergarten® Trial Class - In a nutshell, Tinkergarten classes help kids develop, grow and better prepare through outdoor play-based learning activities. It’s based on the belief that independent exploration, well-designed play scenarios and just the right guidance are the keys to kids developing a host of important skills. Robinson Nature Center (Outdoor Playground) 11:00AM 12:30PM Ages: 18mos 8yrs Reserv Reqd. by 04/26/16 240-330-9063 tkgtn.com/ici4r  
 
 
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May 19  
Preschool Story Time with Connec-to-Talk - The 3rd Thursday of each month is Preschool Story Time at Connec-to-Talk. Each month we'll feature a different theme and include music, movement, play, and crafts! Children ages 3-5 are welcome with an adult! Connec-to-Talk Pikesville, 1700 Reisterstown Road, Suite 220, Pikesville, 11- 11:45 a.m., Ages: 3- 5, Reserv Reqd. by Feb. 16 443-213-5906, www.facebook.com/connectotalkpikesville.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Nature, Mom and Me - You and your preschooler will enjoy a different nature topic in each class with hands-on activities, stories, crafts and hikes. Benjamin Banneker Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081,  
 
 
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May 20  
Full Planting Moon Canoe Trip - Native American Indians traveled Dundee Creek by canoe, why not you and your friends or family? It's a cheap date not a cheap experience. $7 per person, $5 for members. Marshy Point Nature Center 6:30 PM 8:30 PM Reserv Reqd. 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org  
 
 
Family Fun: Birds! Birds! Birds! - Discover birding at Patuxent through indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) games, binocular basics and crafts for all ages. Join us for family bird walks at 11:30am and 1:30pm, bring binoculars if you have them! No Registration required. National Wildlife Visitor Center 10:00am 2:00pm Ages: 3 and up 301-497-5887 patuxent.fws.gov  
 
 
Endangered Species Day Celebration - Come see a display of endangered species up close and personal with Park Ranger, Jeff Bolden. Then stay for a 1pm slide presentation by Refuge Manager Brad Knudsen on how the National Wildlife Refuge System helps endangered species survive. National Wildlife Visitor Center 11:00am 2:00pm Ages: All ages 301-497-5887 patuxent.fws.gov  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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May 21  
Saint Demetrios Community Flea Market - Vendors wanted. $25 per site. Vendors provide your own tables. Kona Ice and concessions. Free Live performance by Silly Goose and Val at 10 am. Call or email to reserve space. 410-661-1090 204 sdpreschool@hotmail.com 2504 Cub Hill Rd. Parkville, MD 21234 8 am 1 pm Ages: 0 100 Reserv Reqd. by 05/20/2016 410-661-1090 x 204 www.stdemetriosmd.org  
 
 
Fishing the Dock - Bring your little ones to fish off the pier. Space is limited. Maryland fishing license needed for ages 16 and older. Marshy Point Nature Center, Middle River, 10- 11:30 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-2817, www.marshypoint.org.  
 
 
Collaborate and Create: Middle School Ensemble - Students will apply ensemble playwriting skills to adapt a familiar story for the stage and to individually create a character in that story using acting techniques. Culminates in an original performance by the students. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 10:00am 11:30am Ages: 10 14 Reserv Reqd. by 04/11/16 Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055x7142 http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#ms  
 
 
Intro to Musical Theatre at Everyman - Young performers will focus on pairing voice and movement with basic acting technique to convey a story and emotion through song, culminating in a sharing of the work for family and friends. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 10:00am 11:30am Ages: 7 9 Reserv Reqd. by 04/11/16 Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055x7142 http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#mt  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for birds in several refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract 8:15am 10:15am Ages: All ages Reserv Reqd. by 05/20/16 301-497-5887 patuxent.fws.gov  
 
 
Meet the Beekeeper - Join the Carroll County Beekeepers Association (CCBA) for an interactive, hands-on presentation on honeybees and beekeeping. Take a close look at the observation hive, discover what honeybees are doing this time of year, and learn how to start your own hive. Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Rd., Westminster, 10- 11 a.m., Ages: 8- adult, Reserv Reqd. by by date of event Tickets Reqd. 410-386-2103, www.ccrecpark.org.  
 
 
Herp Search - Join a refuge naturalist on this guided search for reptiles and amphibians. Wear good walking shoes and bring water, and remember to dress for the weather. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract 1:00pm 2:30pm Ages: All ages Reserv Reqd. by 05/20/16 301-497-5887 patuxent.fws.gov  
 
 
Night Hike - Discover the nighttime world of the refuge as you look and listen for nocturnal animals on this guided walk. Registration is required Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract 8:00 pm 9:30 pm Ages: 5+ Reserv Reqd. by 05/20/16 301-497-5887 patuxent.fws.gov  
 
 
Park in the Dark - On spring evenings, Hashawha is a happening place! Don't miss out on the action. Search for Easter eggs by flashlight, hunt for wild salamanders, and hike in the light of the full moon. Dress for the weather! Registration required. Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Rd., Westminster, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 5- adult, Reserv Reqd. by by day of event Tickets Reqd. 410-386-2103, www.ccrecpark.org.  
 
 
Past Times for Children - Children will discover what it was like to live in Carroll County in the 1800's. They will travel back in time and experience living on farms and in towns through creative activities, songs, stories and crafts. This program focuses on a different topic each month. Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, 10- 11:15 a.m., Ages: 4- 8, Reserv Reqd. by The Monday before class date, 410-848-6494, www.hsccmd.org.  
 
 
Family Fun: Birds! Birds! Birds! - Discover birding at Patuxent through indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) games, binocular basics and crafts for all ages. Join us for family bird walks at 11:30am and 1:30pm, bring binoculars if you have them! No Registration required. National Wildlife Visitor Center 10:00am 2:00pm Ages: 3 and up 301-497-5887 patuxent.fws.gov  
 
 
Mahler's Resurrection - No one explores the themes of life and death in music quite like Mahler, so when over 150 musicians take the stage, it promises to be one of the biggest events in the Orchestra’s history. Columbia Pro Cantare joins the work Jason Love calls, “a true heir to Beethoven’s Ninth.” The Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.columbiaorchestra.org/season/events/mahlers-resur.  
 
 
Kinder-Garden Time - Third Saturday of each month (weather-dependent) venture into the children's garden enjoy planting, weeding, compost demos and harvesting. Program is first-come, first served. Program is free with admission. $5 adult $3 child under 3 yrs free. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 11:00 am Ages: 4 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Story Time at Greenberries - Columbia - Local author Matt Galeone will be reading his award nominated Children's book, Oberst & Valentine Find Their Human. This delightful tale is true story about his two cats rescued from BARCS and how they found a home and family of their own. Children of all ages love the bright colors and fun rhymes! 6925 Oakland Mills Rd Columbia, MD 21045 11:00 AM 12:00 PM Ages: 2 7 (410) 290-6253 greenberriescompany.com/events/2016-05/  
 
 
Spring Sky-Scanning - Special guided hikes by the light of the full moon. Tours on how to navigate the night sky. View space through Watson telescope with members of Howard Astronomical League. Bring a flashlight. Preregistration required. $6 per person $18 family, 5 members 11685 Old Frederick Rd Marriotsville MD 21104 7:30 PM 9:30 PM Ages: 7 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 4103130400  
 
 
Critter Dinner Time - Watch our turtles, amphibians and snakes eat while learning about these fascinating creatures. This is a free drop-in program for all ages. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 1:30 pm 2 p.m. Ages: All 410-612-1688 www.otterpointcreek.org  
 
 
Full Moon Campfire & Owl Prowl - Enjoy a spring evening after hours in the park with a hike as we try our luck at calling our resident owls. Following the short hike, we will relax beside a campfire to enjoy the full moon and of course, s'mores! All ages welcome. Piney Run Park, 30 Martz Rd. Sykesville, MD 21784 7:00pm 8:30pm Reserv Reqd. by day of event Tickets Reqd. 410-795-6043 www.ccrecpark.org  
 
 
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May 22  
The Hive and the Honeybee - Learn about busy bees and see them up close. Marshy Point Nature Center, Middle River, 2- 3:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-887-2817, www.marshypoint.org.  
 
 
Family Afternoon: The Story of a Place - Celebrate the opening of Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse with a book- and story-making workshop. Write your own story about a place important to you with local artist, Sushmita Mazumdar. Learn to make a unique house-shaped book where your story can live. National Building Museum 1:00 pm 4:00 pm Ages: 8 and up 202-272-2448. www.nbm.org  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for spring migrants in various refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center 8:00am 10:00am Ages: 8+ Reserv Reqd. by 05/21/16 301-497-5887 patuxent.fws.gov  
 
 
Adventure Photo Scavenger Hunt - Using clues and locations, families can explore a 1 mile section of the trail while searching for various items and information! Don’t forget your camera or cell phone to document your finds with pictures! National Wildlife Visitor Center 10:00am 2:00pm Ages: All ages by 05/21/16 301-497-5887 patuxent.fws.gov  
 
 
Adventure Photo Scavenger Hunt - Using clues and locations, families can explore a 1 mile section of the trail while searching for various items and information! Don’t forget your camera or cell phone to document your finds with pictures! National Wildlife Visitor Center 10:00am 2:00pm Ages: All ages by 05/21/16 301-497-5887 patuxent.fws.gov  
 
 
Animals, Animals, Animals! - Explore our wild planet in an engaging, play-to-learn platform with staff from Port Discovery Children's Museum at Robinson Nature Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program is free with admission. $5 adult $3 child under 3 yrs free 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2 pm 2:45 pm Ages: 3 10 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Animals, Animals, Animals! - Explore our wild planet in an engaging, play-to-learn platform with staff from Port Discovery Children's Museum at Robinson Nature Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program is free with admission. $5 adult $3 child under 3 yrs free 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 1 pm 1:45 pm Ages: 3 10 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Baby Carriers for Expectant Parents - Learn about carriers that are ideal for newborn babywearing as our Certified Babywearing Educator, Amy, guides you. This class is geared towards expecting parents. Come learn how babywearing can fit into your lifestyle and what to expect in the first three months of newborn babywearing. $20 Fee. 915 W 36th St Baltimore, MD 11:00 1:00 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. (410) 889-6253 greenberries.myshopify.com/products/baby-wearing-for-  
 
 
The Newborn Follow Up - Baltimore - Join Certified Babywearing Consultant, Amy, for a follow up to our popular Babywearing for Expectant Parents class! Bring your newborn aged birth to 6 weeks for a chance to work with the carrier you’ve chosen for your family, and enjoy facilitated discussion with other families. $20 Fee 915 W 36th St Baltimore, MD 2:30 4:00 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. (410) 889-6253 greenberries.myshopify.com/products/the-newborn-follo  
 
 
Columbia Bands Spring Concert Series - A series of free, family friendly concerts featuring our Concert and Jazz Bands, as well as the Flute Choir and Brass ensemble. See flier for more info! Varied Varied Ages: 0 100+ columbiabands.org  
 
 
Nature Discovery Programs- Build a Bird's Nest - Examine the different bird nests in both a nature cabin and on a hike, then build your own crafty nest! Holt Park 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 410-887-5307  
 
 
Family Fun- Whimsical Windchimes - Come enjoy crafts and activities for families and kids of all ages! Use recycled and natural materials to make chimes to catch the garden breeze. $2 per project Holt Park 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 410-887-5307  
 
 
Nature Connections: Butterflies & Pollinators - Explore the world of butterflies and pollinators: their fascinating life cycle and why they are so important to our food chain. Program includes crafts and activities for children. Natural History Society of Maryland; 6908 Belair Rd; Baltimore, MD 21206 1:00pm 4:00pm Ages: 3 adult 410-882-5376 http://marylandnature.org/nature-connections/  
 
 
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May 23  
Pre-K Nature Drop-In (Honeybees) - Introduce your little ones to nature's wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, songs, and outdoor activities together. Dress for the weather. This program is for families. Groups must call the office and schedule a trip. Marshy Point Nature Center 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org  
 
 
Adoption Search Group - People touched by adoption often have a strong interest in searching for family connections. Jewish Community Services offers a monthly,non-sectarian search group, facilitated by Myra Hettleman,LCSW-C, to discuss whether to search, how to search, and how to handle issues. A small fee is charged. Jewish Community Services 5750 Park Heights Avenue Baltimore MD 21215 7:00pm 8:30pm Reserv Reqd. 410-843-7365 http://www.jcsbaltimore.org/about-jcs/news-notes/  
 
 
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May 24  
Come Explore the Nature Cabin - Come explore our nature cabin at Holt Park. Check our our live animals, games and activities. Even make a craft to take home. Holt Park 3:30 pm 6:30 pm 410-887-5307  
 
 
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May 25  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Nature Explorer Club- Junior Naturalis - Explore wildlife and nature through hands on activities. This drop off program is for children grades 4-7th. $5 for 5 classes. Holt Park 4:15 pm 5:30 pm Ages: 9 13 410-887-5307  
 
 
Tinkergarten® Trial Class - In a nutshell, Tinkergarten classes help kids develop, grow and better prepare through outdoor play-based learning activities. It’s based on the belief that independent exploration, well-designed play scenarios and just the right guidance are the keys to kids developing a host of important skills. Robinson Nature Center (Outdoor Playground) 11:00AM 12:30PM Ages: 18mos 8yrs Reserv Reqd. by 04/26/16 240-330-9063 tkgtn.com/ici4r  
 
 
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May 26  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Homeschool Nature Day at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park - Mr. Banneker was a curious naturalist. Join us to hike his property and learn about some of his plants, animals and more through hands-on activities. Dress for the outdoors. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy following the program (optional). Homeschool Families. $5 per person, No charge for children 3 Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella ave Catonsville MD 21228 10:30am 12:30pm Reserv Reqd. 4108871081  
 
 
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May 27  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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May 28  
Sight Seeing Boat Trip to Hart-Miller Island - Bring binoculars and lunch as Cap'n Jim relates the history of the Island and surrounding landscape. Space is limited. Marshy Point Nature Center, Middle River, noon- 2 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-2817, www.marshypoint.org.  
 
 
Lil' Stars (Parent/Child) - Let your little one discover outer space through views of stars and planets, songs and stories. Child must be accompanied by registered adult. Preregistration recommend. Arrive 10-15 before show, once show begins no late seating. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 11:00 am 11:30 am Ages: 3 8 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Moss Workshop - Join the Natural History Society of Maryland for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Adults and teens $10 donation to NHSM Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella ave Catonsville MD 21228 10am 12pm Reserv Reqd. 4108871081  
 
 
Useful Herbs of the Garden and Woodland - Today we can integrate these traditional uses of herbs with scientific research. Come join herbalist Rebecca Snow for a walk through the garden and woodland. $3 members / $5 non-members / $10 family rate Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella ave Catonsville MD 21228 10am 11:30am Ages: 5 up Reserv Reqd. 4108871081  
 
 
Canoe the Monocacy - Explore the Monocacy Water Trail on a leisurely float down the Monocacy River. Equipment, instruction, and transportation provided. Two paddlers per boat. Single paddlers will be paired with others. Youth must be accompanied by parent/guardian. Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Rd., Westminster, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 7- adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-386-2103, www.ccrecparks.org.  
 
 
Bird Quest - Join Howard County Bird Club and Robinson Nature Center in a fun quest to find American Goldfinch and Baltimore Orioles in the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area. Bring your binoculars! You must preregister. Meet at South Wind Circle Entrance to MPEA $5 per person Middle Patuxent Environmental Area, South Wind Circle Entrance 9:30 AM 11:30 AM Ages: 7 Reserv Reqd. by 5/27/16 Tickets Reqd. 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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May 29  
Bluebirds on the Bay - The bluebird is a member of the thrush family. Join a Naturalist as you check the bluebird trail and collect data. 2 miles round trip. Marshy Point Nature Center, Middle River, 2- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-887-2817, www.marshypoint.org.  
 
 
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May 30  
Memorial Day Ceremony - The annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens salutes the men and women of the armed forces. The statewide patriotic ceremony includes music, honor guards, wreath-laying, and a 21-gun salute. Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: all ages, 410-666-0490, www.dulaneyvalley.com.  
 
 
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May 31  
Come Explore the Nature Cabin - Come explore our nature cabin at Holt Park. Check our our live animals, games and activities. Even make a craft to take home. Holt Park 3:30 pm 6:30 pm 410-887-5307  
 
 
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June

Jun 1  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Tinkergarten® Trial Class - In a nutshell, Tinkergarten classes help kids develop, grow and better prepare through outdoor play-based learning activities. It’s based on the belief that independent exploration, well-designed play scenarios and just the right guidance are the keys to kids developing a host of important skills. Robinson Nature Center (Outdoor Playground) 11:00AM 12:30PM Ages: 18mos 8yrs Reserv Reqd. by 04/26/16 240-330-9063 tkgtn.com/ici4r  
 
 
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Jun 2  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Jun 3  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Bookworm Story Time - Nature stories with storyteller’s choice of a fun activity such as animal encounters, puppets or crafts. Free. No registration required. 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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Jun 4  
Yoga Storytelling - Ready, Set, Let's flow into some stories! Story Warriors learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework beloved childrens' tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 11:30am 12:30pm Ages: 4 8 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055x7142 http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#yst-june  
 
 
Collaborate and Create: Elementary School Ensemble - Students will explore various forms of storytelling and popular topics in today’s world, collaborating to create an original piece of theater from the ground up, using improv, writing, acting exercises, and more! Culminates in a sharing of the work for family and friends. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 10:00am 11:30am Ages: 7 10 Reserv Reqd. by 06/01/16 Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055x7142 http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#elem  
 
 
Music in the Woods Festival - Enjoy this family-friendly festival with over 12 local bands and solo musicians. Craft vendors, children's activities, and BYO instrument jam sessions. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. End the night with a campfire and s'mores! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 2- 9 p.m., 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
First Saturday Discovery Day - First Saturday of each month. Program teaches about wildlife or history through games, stories and crafts. Program is first-come, first-served. Program is free with general admission. $5 adult $3 children under 3 yrs free 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 11:30 am 12:00 pm Ages: 3 10 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jun 5  
Rock the Block Community Block Party - The JCC’s ball fields will be transformed into a bustling street fair when the Center launches its third annual Community Block Party. The day will feature family-friendly activities, musical performances,a food and craft marketplace, and opportunities to learn about community organizations. Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC 10:00am 3:00pm 410.559.3546 jcc.org/RocktheBlock  
 
 
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Jun 7  
Come Explore the Nature Cabin - Come explore our nature cabin at Holt Park. Check our our live animals, games and activities. Even make a craft to take home. Holt Park 3:30 pm 6:30 pm 410-887-5307  
 
 
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Jun 8  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Nature Explorer Club- Junior Naturalis - Explore wildlife and nature through hands on activities. This drop off program is for children grades 4-7th. $5 for 5 classes. Holt Park 4:15 pm 5:30 pm Ages: 9 13 410-887-5307  
 
 
Tinkergarten® Trial Class - In a nutshell, Tinkergarten classes help kids develop, grow and better prepare through outdoor play-based learning activities. It’s based on the belief that independent exploration, well-designed play scenarios and just the right guidance are the keys to kids developing a host of important skills. Robinson Nature Center (Outdoor Playground) 11:00AM 12:30PM Ages: 18mos 8yrs Reserv Reqd. by 04/26/16 240-330-9063 tkgtn.com/ici4r  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday morning, explore outer space with a child in out NatureSphere digital planetarium. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $2 preregister, $3 day of show. There is no late seating, arrive 10-15 min early. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 10:30 am Ages: 3 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 5 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jun 9  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Jun 10  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Jun 11  
Weekend Walk-In - A hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! AVAM's Education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies and boundless inspiration provided. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 1- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, under 16 w/ adult, Tickets Reqd. 410-244-1900 x232, www.avam.org.  
 
 
Collaborate and Create: Elementary School Ensemble - Students will explore various forms of storytelling and popular topics in today’s world, collaborating to create an original piece of theater from the ground up, using improv, writing, acting exercises, and more! Culminates in a sharing of the work for family and friends. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 10:00am 11:30am Ages: 7 10 Reserv Reqd. by 06/01/16 Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055x7142 http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#elem  
 
 
Yoga Storytelling - Ready, Set, Let's flow into some stories! Story Warriors learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework beloved childrens' tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 11:30am 12:30pm Ages: 4 8 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055x7142 http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#yst-june  
 
 
Lil' Stars (Parent/Child) - Let your little one discover outer space through views of stars and planets, songs and stories. Child must be accompanied by registered adult. Preregistration recommend. Arrive 10-15 before show, once show begins no late seating. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 11:00 am 11:30 am Ages: 3 8 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
ARTreach Festival - Free, outdoor, community festival featuring live music, puppet shows, hands-on arts activities and demonstrations, facepainting and henna, magicians and balloon twisters, stilt walkers, caricaturists, food trucks, and more. From world music to watercolor, there's something for everyone at ARTreach! Long Reach Village Center, Columbia, MD 11:00 am 4:00 pm 410-313-2787 artreachhoco.org  
 
 
ARTreach Festival - Free, outdoor, community festival featuring live music, puppet shows, hands-on arts activities and demonstrations, facepainting and henna, magicians and balloon twisters, stilt walkers, caricaturists, food trucks, and more. From world music to watercolor, there's something for everyone at ARTreach! Long Reach Village Center, Columbia, MD 11:00 am 4:00 pm 410-313-2787 artreachhoco.org  
 
 
Glenn L.Martin Maryland Aviation Museum's Open Cockpit Day - Imagine being a pilot with the Museum’s outdoor airplanes. Board the Martin 404 passenger plane and Canberra built by the Glenn L. Martin Co. Sit in pilot’s seats of aircraft named Huey, Wild Weasel, Thunder Chief, Thunder Flash, Super Sabre, and Phantom. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport in Middle River 11am 2pm Ages: 4 - 99 410-682-6122 www.mdairmuseum.org  
 
 
Second Saturday Farmer at Sharp Farm - Learn to be a farmer! Each session in May, June and July will be different, focusing on gardening, animals, farm history, old tools and methods, Ag history and ecology, and farm sustainability. Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, MD 20833 9:00 am 11:00 am Reserv Reqd. by 5/13/16 410-489-2572 sharpfarm.com  
 
 
Colonial Market Fair - Travel back in time to life in the eighteenth century, enjoy an interactive visit with costumed crafters, tradesman, sutlers and musicians. Stop by Mr. Banneker’s cabin, hike his farmstead trails, and learn the story of his amazing African American writer, astronomer, mathematician and surveyor. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella ave Catonsville MD 21228 10am 4pm Ages: All Ages 4108871081 www.ColonialMarketFair.com  
 
 
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Jun 12  
Miniature Train Rides in Leakin Park - For the family. Child must be able to sit up -- cannot be carried in arms, on lap, or in carrier. Realistic 1/8 scale model trains run on a 3/5 mile double track in Leakin Park. Free, though 501(C)3 donations are accepted. Second Sundays April through November. Leakin Park, 1950 Eagle Drive, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 18 mos and up, 410-448-0730, www.calslivesteam.org.  
 
 
Colonial Market Fair - Travel back in time to life in the eighteenth century, enjoy an interactive visit with costumed crafters, tradesman, sutlers and musicians. Stop by Mr. Banneker’s cabin, hike his farmstead trails, and learn the story of his amazing African American writer, astronomer, mathematician and surveyor. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella ave Catonsville MD 21228 10am 4pm Ages: All Ages 4108871081 www.ColonialMarketFair.com  
 
 
Explore the Nature Cabin at Holt Park - Come explore the nature cabin. Check out our live animals, games and activities. Even make a craft to take home. Holt Park 2:00 pm 4:30 pm 410-887-5307  
 
 
Family Fun- Ice Cream! - Come enjoy crafts and activities for families and kids of all ages! Make home-made ice cream with science and delicious ingredients. $2 per project Holt Park 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 410-887-5307  
 
 
Free Chamber Concert - Our FREE three-concert chamber series lets you hear some phenomenal music played by orchestra members up close and personal in the beautiful setting of Christ Episcopal Church. Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia 3:00 410-465-8777 www.columbiaorchestra.org/season/events/chamber-conce  
 
 
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Jun 14  
Come Explore the Nature Cabin - Come explore our nature cabin at Holt Park. Check our our live animals, games and activities. Even make a craft to take home. Holt Park 3:30 pm 6:30 pm 410-887-5307  
 
 
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Jun 15  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 10:30 am Ages: 5 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. Child must be accompanied by adult. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 7 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jun 16  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Jun 17  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Jun 18  
Collaborate and Create: Elementary School Ensemble - Students will explore various forms of storytelling and popular topics in today’s world, collaborating to create an original piece of theater from the ground up, using improv, writing, acting exercises, and more! Culminates in a sharing of the work for family and friends. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 10:00am 11:30am Ages: 7 10 Reserv Reqd. by 06/01/16 Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055x7142 http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#elem  
 
 
Yoga Storytelling - Ready, Set, Let's flow into some stories! Story Warriors learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework beloved childrens' tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 11:30am 12:30pm Ages: 4 8 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055x7142 http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#yst-june  
 
 
Past Times for Children - Children will discover what it was like to live in Carroll County in the 1800's. They will travel back in time and experience living on farms and in towns through creative activities, songs, stories and crafts. This program focuses on a different topic each month. Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, 10- 11:15 a.m., Ages: 4- 8, Reserv Reqd. by The Monday before class date, 410-848-6494, www.hsccmd.org.  
 
 
Kinder-Garden Time - Third Saturday of each month (weather-dependent) venture into the children's garden enjoy planting, weeding, compost demos and harvesting. Program is first-come, first served. Program is free with admission. $5 adult $3 child under 3 yrs free. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 11:00 am Ages: 4 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Family E-Birding - Naturalist guide your family on a bird hike to see how many different birds we can spot and identify. Head back to the center to enter our count to an international "e-bird" database. Bring binoculars and if you would like your laptop/tablet or smartphone. $5 per person 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 9:30 am 11:30 am Ages: 7 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jun 19  
River Romps - Celebrate summer by cooling off in the Middle Patuxent River. BYO-Picnic and have lunch by the river followed by family friendly river games, boat races and wading. Come ready to get wet! Space is limited, preregistration required. Closed toe water shoes. $5 per person, $20 per family (5 people) 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 12:30 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 3 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jun 22  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. Child must be accompanied by adult. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 10 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday morning, explore outer space with a child in out NatureSphere digital planetarium. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $2 preregister, $3 day of show. There is no late seating, arrive 10-15 min early. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 10:30 am Ages: 3 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jun 23  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Ponds, Puddles & Creeks Open House at Sharp Farm - Take a hayride to the Cattail Creek and catch some critters. Identify what we find and learn about their life cycles and habitats. Feed the farm animals, too! Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, MD 20833 10:00 am 11:30 am Reserv Reqd. by 6/22/16 410-489-2572 sharpfarm.com  
 
 
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Jun 24  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Jun 25  
138th Annual Clarksville Picnic - A day filled with games, pony/hay rides, face painting, fair foods, sweet treats, a magic show and music. Plenty for the grown-ups too: BINGO!, a Silent Auction, plant sale, hand-made crafts, White Elephant, and a $20,000 raffle. Enjoy a family-style chicken and pulled pork dinner - $15/adults, $ 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029 12:00 pm 9:00 pm Ages: 0 100 4105316040  
 
 
Collaborate and Create: Elementary School Ensemble - Students will explore various forms of storytelling and popular topics in today’s world, collaborating to create an original piece of theater from the ground up, using improv, writing, acting exercises, and more! Culminates in a sharing of the work for family and friends. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 10:00am 11:30am Ages: 7 10 Reserv Reqd. by 06/01/16 Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055x7142 http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#elem  
 
 
Yoga Storytelling - Ready, Set, Let's flow into some stories! Story Warriors learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework beloved childrens' tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 11:30am 12:30pm Ages: 4 8 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055x7142 http://everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#yst-june  
 
 
Lil' Stars (Parent/Child) - Let your little one discover outer space through views of stars and planets, songs and stories. Child must be accompanied by registered adult. Preregistration recommend. Arrive 10-15 before show, once show begins no late seating. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 11:00 am 11:30 am Ages: 3 8 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Moss Workshop - Join the Natural History Society of Maryland for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Adults and teens $10 donation to NHSM Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella ave Catonsville MD 21228 10am 12pm Reserv Reqd. 4108871081  
 
 
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Jun 29  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. Child must be accompanied by adult. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 7 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday morning, explore outer space with a child in out NatureSphere digital planetarium. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $2 preregister, $3 day of show. There is no late seating, arrive 10-15 min early. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 10:30 am Ages: 3 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jun 30  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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July

Jul 2  
First Saturday Discovery Day - First Saturday of each month. Program teaches about wildlife or history through games, stories and crafts. Program is first-come, first-served. Program is free with general admission. $5 adult $3 children under 3 yrs free 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 11:30 am 12:00 pm Ages: 3 10 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jul 6  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. Child must be accompanied by adult. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 7 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday morning, explore outer space with a child in out NatureSphere digital planetarium. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $2 preregister, $3 day of show. There is no late seating, arrive 10-15 min early. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 10:30 am Ages: 3 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. Child must be accompanied by adult. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 10 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jul 7  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Jul 8  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Jul 9  
Lil' Stars (Parent/Child) - Let your little one discover outer space through views of stars and planets, songs and stories. Child must be accompanied by registered adult. Preregistration recommend. Arrive 10-15 before show, once show begins no late seating. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 11:00 am 11:30 am Ages: 3 8 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Glenn L.Martin Maryland Aviation Museum's Open Cockpit Day - Imagine being a pilot with the Museum’s outdoor airplanes. Board the Martin 404 passenger plane and Canberra built by the Glenn L. Martin Co. Sit in pilot’s seats of aircraft named Huey, Wild Weasel, Thunder Chief, Thunder Flash, Super Sabre, and Phantom. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport in Middle River 11am 2pm Ages: 4 - 99 410-682-6122 www.mdairmuseum.org  
 
 
Second Saturday Farmer at Sharp Farm - Learn to be a farmer! Each session in May, June and July will be different, focusing on gardening, animals, farm history, old tools and methods, Ag history and ecology, and farm sustainability. Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, MD 20833 9:00 am 11:00 am Reserv Reqd. by 5/13/16 410-489-2572 sharpfarm.com  
 
 
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Jul 10  
Summer Spectacular! - Join us for our biggest event of the summer! Celebrate the season with family fun activities, fun crafts, live animals, face painting and trail hikes. Original production created and performed by our staff in full costume. $8, annual pass holders; $10 general admission; Under 3, Free Robinson Nature Center 12:00 pm 4:00 pm Ages: 0 100 4103130400  
 
 
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Jul 13  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 10:30 am Ages: 5 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 5 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jul 14  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Wonderful World of Worms Open House at Sharp Farm - Learn all about composting and worms. Bring scraps to add to the compost pile. Plus, take a hayride, feed the animals, and pot a plant to take home. Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, MD 20833 10:00 am 11:30 am Reserv Reqd. by 7/13/16 410-489-2572 sharpfarm.com  
 
 
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Jul 15  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Jul 16  
Past Times for Children - Children will discover what it was like to live in Carroll County in the 1800's. They will travel back in time and experience living on farms and in towns through creative activities, songs, stories and crafts. This program focuses on a different topic each month. Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, 10- 11:15 a.m., Ages: 4- 8, Reserv Reqd. by The Monday before class date, 410-848-6494, www.hsccmd.org.  
 
 
Kinder-Garden Time - Third Saturday of each month (weather-dependent) venture into the children's garden enjoy planting, weeding, compost demos and harvesting. Program is first-come, first served. Program is free with admission. $5 adult $3 child under 3 yrs free. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 11:00 am Ages: 4 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jul 17  
River Romps - Celebrate summer by cooling off in the Middle Patuxent River. BYO-Picnic and have lunch by the river followed by family friendly river games, boat races and wading. Come ready to get wet! Space is limited, preregistration required. Closed toe water shoes. $5 per person, $20 per family (5 people) 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 12:30 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 3 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jul 20  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. Child must be accompanied by adult. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 7 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday morning, explore outer space with a child in out NatureSphere digital planetarium. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $2 preregister, $3 day of show. There is no late seating, arrive 10-15 min early. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 10:30 am Ages: 3 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jul 21  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Jul 22  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Jul 23  
Lil' Stars (Parent/Child) - Let your little one discover outer space through views of stars and planets, songs and stories. Child must be accompanied by registered adult. Preregistration recommend. Arrive 10-15 before show, once show begins no late seating. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 11:00 am 11:30 am Ages: 3 8 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jul 27  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. Child must be accompanied by adult. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 7 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday morning, explore outer space with a child in out NatureSphere digital planetarium. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $2 preregister, $3 day of show. There is no late seating, arrive 10-15 min early. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 10:30 am Ages: 3 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Jul 28  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Jul 29  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Ponds, Puddles & Creeks Open House at Sharp Farm - Take a hayride to the Cattail Creek and catch some critters. Identify what we find and learn about their life cycles and habitats. Feed the farm animals, too! Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, MD 20833 10:00 am 11:30 am Reserv Reqd. by 7/28/16 410-489-2572 sharpfarm.com  
 
 
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Jul 30  
Moss Workshop - Join the Natural History Society of Maryland for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Adults and teens $10 donation to NHSM Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella ave Catonsville MD 21228 10am 12pm Reserv Reqd. 4108871081  
 
 
Summer Sounds Family Campfire - Summer nights are alive with the stirring of nocturnal animals, humming of insects, and flying bats. Explore the forest and river in search of creatures of the night. Roast marshmallows over the campfire with live music. Singing and dancing is welcomed! $8 per person 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 8:00 pm 9:30 pm Ages: 7 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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August

Aug 3  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. Child must be accompanied by adult. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 10 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday morning, explore outer space with a child in out NatureSphere digital planetarium. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $2 preregister, $3 day of show. There is no late seating, arrive 10-15 min early. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 10:30 am Ages: 3 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Aug 4  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Aug 5  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Aug 6  
First Saturday Discovery Day - First Saturday of each month. Program teaches about wildlife or history through games, stories and crafts. Program is first-come, first-served. Program is free with general admission. $5 adult $3 children under 3 yrs free 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 11:30 am 12:00 pm Ages: 3 10 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Aug 10  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. Child must be accompanied by adult. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 7 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 10:30 am Ages: 5 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Aug 11  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Aug 12  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Aug 13  
Lil' Stars (Parent/Child) - Let your little one discover outer space through views of stars and planets, songs and stories. Child must be accompanied by registered adult. Preregistration recommend. Arrive 10-15 before show, once show begins no late seating. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 11:00 am 11:30 am Ages: 3 8 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Second Saturday Creekside at Sharp Farm - Join us for a farm mini-vacation! Feed the friendly farm animals, take a hayride and explore the Cattail Creek. Bring a lunch and relax stream side. Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, MD 20833 10:00 am 12:00 pm Reserv Reqd. by 8/12/16 410-489-2572 sharpfarm.com  
 
 
Glenn L.Martin Maryland Aviation Museum's Open Cockpit Day - Imagine being a pilot with the Museum’s outdoor airplanes. Board the Martin 404 passenger plane and Canberra built by the Glenn L. Martin Co. Sit in pilot’s seats of aircraft named Huey, Wild Weasel, Thunder Chief, Thunder Flash, Super Sabre, and Phantom. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport in Middle River 11am 2pm Ages: 4 - 99 410-682-6122 www.mdairmuseum.org  
 
 
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Aug 15  
Camp Invention at Harford Day School - Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program, supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and a product of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), is coming to Harford Day School the week of August 15, 2016. Harford Day School, 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air MD 21014 9:00am 3:30pm Ages: 6 12 Reserv Reqd. 4108384848 campinvention.org/2016-program/  
 
 
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Aug 16  
Camp Invention at Harford Day School - Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program, supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and a product of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), is coming to Harford Day School the week of August 15, 2016. Harford Day School, 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air MD 21014 9:00am 3:30pm Ages: 6 12 Reserv Reqd. 4108384848 campinvention.org/2016-program/  
 
 
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Aug 17  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 5 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Camp Invention at Harford Day School - Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program, supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and a product of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), is coming to Harford Day School the week of August 15, 2016. Harford Day School, 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air MD 21014 9:00am 3:30pm Ages: 6 12 Reserv Reqd. 4108384848 campinvention.org/2016-program/  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday morning, explore outer space with a child in out NatureSphere digital planetarium. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $2 preregister, $3 day of show. There is no late seating, arrive 10-15 min early. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 10:30 am Ages: 3 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Aug 18  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Camp Invention at Harford Day School - Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program, supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and a product of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), is coming to Harford Day School the week of August 15, 2016. Harford Day School, 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air MD 21014 9:00am 3:30pm Ages: 6 12 Reserv Reqd. 4108384848 campinvention.org/2016-program/  
 
 
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Aug 19  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Camp Invention at Harford Day School - Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program, supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and a product of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), is coming to Harford Day School the week of August 15, 2016. Harford Day School, 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air MD 21014 9:00am 3:30pm Ages: 6 12 Reserv Reqd. 4108384848 campinvention.org/2016-program/  
 
 
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Aug 20  
Kinder-Garden Time - Third Saturday of each month (weather-dependent) venture into the children's garden enjoy planting, weeding, compost demos and harvesting. Program is first-come, first served. Program is free with admission. $5 adult $3 child under 3 yrs free. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 11:00 am Ages: 4 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Bay Beasts and Crab Feast - Join this Maryland tradition with a twist. Discover the different creatures that live in, and depend on, the Chesapeake Bay. Head to our riverside pavilion for a crab feast catered by Salernos. Steamed crabs, two meats, three sides, lemonade/iced tea. Must register by Aug 13. $37 per person. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia, MD 21044 11:30 am 1:30 PM Ages: 0 100 Reserv Reqd. by August 13 @ 5 PM Tickets Reqd. 4103130400 https://www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter  
 
 
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Aug 21  
River Romps - Celebrate summer by cooling off in the Middle Patuxent River. BYO-Picnic and have lunch by the river followed by family friendly river games, boat races and wading. Come ready to get wet! Space is limited, preregistration required. Closed toe water shoes. $5 per person, $20 per family (5 people) 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 12:30 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 3 Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Aug 24  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday explore outer space with a child. View films in our NatureSphere that explores everything from stars to black holes and everything in between. $2 preregistered, $3 day of show. No late seating, arrive 10-15 min before show starts. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Ages: 5 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Summer Wednesday NatureSphere Movies - Each Wednesday morning, explore outer space with a child in out NatureSphere digital planetarium. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $2 preregister, $3 day of show. There is no late seating, arrive 10-15 min early. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 10:00 am 10:30 am Ages: 3 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
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Aug 25  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Aug 26  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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Aug 27  
Lil' Stars (Parent/Child) - Let your little one discover outer space through views of stars and planets, songs and stories. Child must be accompanied by registered adult. Preregistration recommend. Arrive 10-15 before show, once show begins no late seating. 6692 Cedar Lane Columbia MD 21044 11:00 am 11:30 am Ages: 3 8 4103130400 howardcountymd.gov/robinsonnaturecenter  
 
 
Moss Workshop - Join the Natural History Society of Maryland for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Adults and teens $10 donation to NHSM Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella ave Catonsville MD 21228 10am 12pm Reserv Reqd. 4108871081  
 
 
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Aug 31  
Arbutus Sailorettes - Come check out the Arbutus Sailorettes Majorette, Color Guard, and Drum Corps. We are a group of kids and adults that like to twirl batons, flags, and play drums. We are always looking for new members. Come to one of our practices to check us out. Arbutus, MD 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Ages: 3 adult arbutussailorettes.weebly.com  
 
 
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September

Sep 11  
Guided Bird Watching Walks in Patterson Park--FREE! - Over 200 bird species have visited Patterson Park! Stroll and enjoy Migration Madness with Audubon. All ages and abilities welcome. We have binoculars to lend--please request them in advance via email--ppaudubon@gmail.com Meet at the fountain in the northwest corner of Patterson Park, Baltimore, 8- 9:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-558-BIRD, www.pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
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October

Oct 23  
Plein Air Quick Draw - A Quick Draw event is timed. All artists begin with a blank canvas, and begin to paint when the farm bell rings. When the farm bell rings a second time, all artists are set up in the judging area where pieces are judged and awards presented. Youth and Adult categories. Baltimore County Ag Center, 1114 Shawan Rd, Cockeysville, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 99, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
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December

Dec 26  
Winter Break Festivities - Join Port Discovery for special winter themed programs and performances all break long! Discover how blubber keeps polar bears warm, make your own snow pal, visit with animals from WildLife Adventures and much more! Visit www.portdiscovery.org for a complete list of activities! Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
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April

Apr 24  
Nature Connections: Songbird Migration - Explore the life and journey of the colorful songbirds that migrate through our region each Spring. Learn how birds can be identified by song. We’ll have specimens on hand, birding experts to guide your discoveries, and migration games and bird crafts for children. Natural History Society of Maryland; 6908 Belair Rd; Baltimore, MD 21206 1:00pm 4:00pm Ages: 0 adult 410-882-5376 http://marylandnature.org/nature-connections/