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Events Ongoing Throughout January  
  Meet the Rock Stars Of The War Of 1812 - The Maryland Historical Society’s Museum will continue Maryland’s largest and most comprehensive Civil War exhibit in 2012. The exhibit “Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War” tells the war in personal terms. On the weekends there will be MD historical players there to act out history. 201 West Monument St., Baltimore, 7/14 through 12/30 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-685-3750, mdhs.org.  
 
 
  Curious George: Let's Get Curious! - The new, traveling Curious George exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. Runs through February 6, 2015. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 5/17 through 2/6 Tickets Reqd. 410-727-8120, www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
  The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen - A little bit Forrest Gump, a little bit Indiana Jones, 100% real. Discover the most extraordinary Baltimorean you’ve never heard of! The JMM and The MdHS invite you on a journey to put together the puzzle of one man’s life. Jewish Museum of Mayland, Baltimore, 9/14 through 6/14 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 7- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
Events Ongoing Throughout February  
  The Addams Family - The Addams Family is taking the world’s musical theatre scene by storm with some of the most beloved characters of all time. Toby's Dinner Theatre, Columbia, 2/6 through 4/19 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-995-1969, www.tobysdinnertheatre.com.  
 
 
  Wiley and the Hairy Man at Imagination Stage - This traditional tall tale tells of Wiley who lives in fear of the Hairy Man who lurks in the swamp. When Wiley’s Momma attempts to prepare him to confront the wicked trickster, he pays little mind. As Wiley ventures into the swamp, he is forced to think on his feet in order to outwit his opponent. Imagination Stage, Bethesda, 2/11 through 3/15 Times vary, Ages: 6 and up, Tickets Reqd. 301-280-1660, www.imaginationstage.org.  
 
 
  Young People's Concerts - Dance Connections joins the Orchestra for Carnival of the Animals and music from Frozen. Kids love this fun-filled introduction to the orchestra with our entertaining conductor and narrator Greg Jukes. Choose either the 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. concert and don't miss the Musical Instrument petting Zoo. The Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia, 2/21 through 2/21 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-465-8777, www.columbiaorchestra.org/season/events/young-peoples.  
 
 
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Caring Teens Respite Care Training Program - Learn how to care for children with disabilities and provide respite care. This day-long program prepares teens to offer first-rate care for children who have mild to moderate disabilities and/or enter the field of special education some day. Email to register for Sept. training. Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. mona@caringcommunities.org www.caringcommunities.org.  
 
 
National Heritage Area War of 1812 Bicentennial Passport - Participants visit 10 unique 1812 sites, attractions, programs, and events(including four mandatory sites) to receive a commemorative coin. Participation is free. Visit www.facebook.com/1812passport for more information. Reserv Reqd. www.facebook.com/1812passport.  
 
 
Terrapin Adventures Explorer Kids Course - The Terrapin Explorer Ropes Course has 22 different fun elements that you can walk, balance, swing, zip, and crawl through, designed especially for kids ages 5-9. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
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January

Jan 25  
Drop-In Art Activities: Exploration - Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Weekend Animal Encounters - Join us on Saturdays and Sundays in January for a Naturalist’s choice animal encounter and activity. Activities are free and may be a story, craft or outdoor exploration. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Annie - The popular heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 1 & 6:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-982-2787, www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
Crankie Workshop for Kids - Mountain culture mavens Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle bookend short performances of music and crankies (puppet shows narrated on scrolled paper) around a workshop for kids and families to make their own crankies! Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, 2- 3:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Operating Model Train display - Two model railroad empires occupying 2500 sq. ft., operating trains and trolleys in HO & O scale, making this the largest permanent model railroad display in the area. Plus, additional static model displays, railroad heralds, and railroad artifacts. 225 W. Saratoga St (3rd floor walk-up), Baltimore, 1- 5 p.m., 410-837-BSME (2763), www.modelengineers.com.  
 
 
Storytime - Enjoy a tale about winter to learn about the wonderful way nature makes it through the cold months. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 01/24/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for birds in several refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 8:15- 10:15 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 01/24/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Owl Prowl - Explore the refuge at night while looking and listening for owls. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 5- 6:30 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 01/24/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Shrimp & Bull Roast - Food and entertainment to help fund Eden Mill's environmental education programs for children and families. Contact edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com or call to purchase tickets. Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville, 1- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Memorial - Despite Poland’s long and varied history, the town of Oswiecim is known for one thing: Auschwitz. Join Shiri Sandler, of the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oswiecim, Poland, to learn the story of the once Jewish town that became a symbol of the Holocaust. Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 1 p.m., 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
Frozen Fest - If you and your family have cabin fever, come make your own ice cream, create tracks in the snow, and take guided winter hikes along the trails. Explore all things frozen through fun experiments and make a fun winter craft to take home and chase the winter blues away. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 1- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
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Jan 26  
Terrapin Adventures School’s Out Program - Children will improve their balance and agility, learn team building skills, and participate in uplifting activities to expand their horizons. Two groups divided by age. Pizza lunch included. Before and after care available. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 13, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
Engineering Architecture - Explore architecture, discover different styles from Gothic to Classic, create individual projects from a variety of building materials such as legos, wood, and foam. Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- 75, Tickets Reqd. 301-600-1650, www.rosehillmuseum.com.  
 
 
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
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Jan 27  
CA’s Summer Student Exchange Program Information Session - Parents and teens interested in learning about the annual summer Sister Cities High School Exchange program are invited to attend. CA Headquarters, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, 7- 8 p.m., bit.ly/10FSxuS.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
Annie - The popular heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-982-2787, www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
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Jan 28  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
Annie - The popular heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-982-2787, www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
Skull Detectives - Join a refuge naturalist in discovering what different animal skulls can teach us. Learn how to tell an animal's lifestyle just from looking at its bones! Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 8- 10, Reserv Reqd. by 01/27/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
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Jan 29  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
Annie - The popular heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 11 a.m. & 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-982-2787, www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
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Jan 30  
Shen Yun: Reviving 5,000 Years Of Civilization - Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music companies, returns with a lavishly colorful and exhilarating show, all new for 2015. Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, Baltimore, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-900-1150, www.lyricoperahouse.com.  
 
 
Annie - The popular heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-982-2787, www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
Family Game Night - Bring the family for a night of games and tons of fun! Games for kids of all ages include Are You Smarter Than a Naturalist, Hot Chocolate Bingo, Minute to Win-it Nature Style and more. Enjoy snacks, prizes, and a great family bonding experience. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Jan 31  
Winter Landscape Night Hike and a Campfire - Learn about climate, nocturnal animals, and adaptations allowing you to navi- gate comfortably in the dark and night sky. Utilize sensory awareness experi- ments for vision, hearing, smell and feeling, then we will end the evening with a campfire. Must pre-register. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 7- 9 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Saturday Critter Feeding - Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Space is limited. Must pre-register. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Weekend Animal Encounters - Join us on Saturdays and Sundays in January for a Naturalist’s choice animal encounter and activity. Activities are free and may be a story, craft or outdoor exploration. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Hansel & Gretel - The beloved fairy tale favorite returns to delight and introduce young children to the world of opera. There will be a brief pre-performance explanation for the young audience and an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the performers post-performance. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 10:30 a.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
World Wetlands Day Festival - Celebrate World Wetlands Day inside at the Estuary Center. There will be food and fun activities for all ages, including a wetlands scavenger hunt, wetland deli, exhibitors, games, music, and live animal demonstrations. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, noon- 4 p.m., 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Shen Yun: Reviving 5,000 Years Of Civilization - Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music companies, returns with a lavishly colorful and exhilarating show, all new for 2015. Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, Baltimore, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-900-1150, www.lyricoperahouse.com.  
 
 
Annie - The popular heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 2 & 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-982-2787, www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
The Little Engine That Could™ Earns Her Whistle - ArtsPower’s dynamic, song-filled adventure portrays Watty Piper’s timeless tale about hard work, determination, and the meaning of true friendship. The Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-848-7272, www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.  
 
 
Disney's Mulan Jr. - Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor in this mad cap musical. Pumpkin Theatre, Owings Mills, 1 & 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-902-1814, www.pumpkintheatre.com  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Love - No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Furbearers! - Did you ever wonder how animals stay warm in the winter? Explore the many wonderful adaptations of Maryland’s mammals! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Furbearers! - Did you ever wonder how animals stay warm in the winter? Explore the many wonderful adaptations of Maryland’s mammals! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Moss Workshop - Join the Natural History Society of Maryland for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.BenjaminBanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Warmth and Light: Fire and Firemaking in the 18th Century - Learn how Mr. Banneker and others in the 18th century made and used fire. Optional purchase of 18th century flint-and-steel set to take home and practice on your own (must be ordered with two-week advance registration). Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 3:00 p.m., Ages: 7- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 01/17/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.BenjaminBanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Yoga Storytelling - During this 8-week session, participants learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework traditional fairy tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Drop-ins welcome, but space is limited. Everyman Theatre, Baltimore, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 4- 8, Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055 x7142, www.everymantheatre.org/Classes/youth.  
 
 
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February

Feb 1  
Weekend Animal Encounters - Join us on Saturdays and Sundays in January for a Naturalist’s choice animal encounter and activity. Activities are free and may be a story, craft or outdoor exploration. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop. Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Good Afternoon Groundhog - Where has the groundhog been all winter? Can she really predict when spring will return? Is he really afraid of his shadow? Find out the answers to these questions and more as you learn about the life of a groundhog and have fun with shadows. Cromwell Valley Park, Willow Grove Nature Education Center, Baltimore, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 3- 6 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd.  
 
 
Shen Yun: Reviving 5,000 Years Of Civilization - Shen Yun Performing Arts, the world's premier classical Chinese dance and music companies, returns with a lavishly colorful and exhilarating show, all new for 2015. Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, Baltimore, 2 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-900-1150, www.lyricoperahouse.com.  
 
 
Annie - The popular heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-982-2787, www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
Disney's Mulan Jr. - Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor in this mad cap musical. Pumpkin Theatre, Owings Mills, 1 & 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-902-1814, www.pumpkintheatre.com  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Love - No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Cookies and Canvas - Cookies and Canvas is hosting a step by step painting class with instructions for your child to come home with a masterpiece. The children paint on gallery wrapped canvas, which is ready to hang with no framing required. Each session offers a new lesson in a series specially created for Irvine! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Feb 2  
Nature Tots: Groundhogs - Celebrate Groundhog’s Day by learning more about February’s famous rodent in this hands-on program specially designed for preschoolers! Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 02/01/2015 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Nature Tots: Groundhogs - Celebrate Groundhog’s Day by learning more about February’s famous rodent in this hands-on program specially designed for preschoolers! Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 02/01/2015 www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
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Feb 3  
Tiny Wonders - Cultivate your child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement and dramatic play. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 4  
Disney On Ice Presents Worlds Of Fantasy - •Wednesday, February 4th @ 7:30 p.m. •Thursday, February 5th @ 7:30 p.m. •Friday, February 6th @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. •Saturday, February 7th @ 11:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. •Sunday, February 8th @ 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Royal Farms Arena Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 5  
Disney On Ice Presents Worlds Of Fantasy - •Wednesday, February 4th @ 7:30 p.m. •Thursday, February 5th @ 7:30 p.m. •Friday, February 6th @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. •Saturday, February 7th @ 11:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. •Sunday, February 8th @ 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Royal Farms Arena Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 6  
Terrapin Adventures School’s Out Program - Children will improve their balance and agility, learn team building skills, and participate in uplifting activities to expand their horizons. Two groups divided by age. Pizza lunch included. Before and after care available. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 13, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
Bookworm Story Time - Nature stories with fun activities such as animal encounters, puppets or crafts. Free. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
School's Out Workshop - Winter Wonderlands - Drama topics, arts and crafts, and a final showcase! Before & After Care is available. Drama Learning Center, Columbia, 9 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-997-9352, www.dramalearningcenter.org.  
 
 
Disney On Ice Presents Worlds Of Fantasy - •Wednesday, February 4th @ 7:30 p.m. •Thursday, February 5th @ 7:30 p.m. •Friday, February 6th @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. •Saturday, February 7th @ 11:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. •Sunday, February 8th @ 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Royal Farms Arena Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com  
 
 
School's Out Nature Day Camp: Winter Fun and Survival Camp - Explore survival strategies of animals and other wildlife through live animal presentations, movies in our planetarium, crafts and nature hikes. Add optional after care ($10) to extend the fun. Please pack your child a snack and non-perishable lunch (no nut products). Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 2/5/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
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Feb 7  
Wake Up, Groundhog! - Will spring come early or late? Find out if the groundhog is awake and search for early signs of spring. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
The Story of Babar - The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra presents its annual family show. Meet the Musicians at 1:15 pm or 4:30 pm. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 2 & 3:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
Disney On Ice Presents Worlds Of Fantasy - •Wednesday, February 4th @ 7:30 p.m. •Thursday, February 5th @ 7:30 p.m. •Friday, February 6th @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. •Saturday, February 7th @ 11:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. •Sunday, February 8th @ 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Royal Farms Arena Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com  
 
 
Underground Railroad for Kids - Learn about the Underground Railroad and how enslaved persons escaped using the stars as their guides. During this interactive program we will read Follow the Drinking Gourd, develop our own secret code and make a constellation scope. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 2 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Swan Lake - The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 50 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life! Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
Carroll Lutheran Consignment Sale - Carroll Lutheran School will be hosting a consignment sale at the Ag center in Westminster. Half price sale from 3-5 p.m. There will be all kinds of items there, please come and check it out 706 Agriculture Center Dr, Westminster, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m., www.carrolllutheranschool.org/development/fundraising/con.  
 
 
Winter Crisp Nature Walk with Campfire Treats - Get out and get active with your family on this guided nature hike. Discover how to identify trees in winter; learn survival tactics of wildlife and many more winter wonders. Restore your warmth and energy around a campfire with hearty, cinnamon-spiced apples baked in the campfire. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 2:30- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 2/7/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
Disney's Mulan Jr. - Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor in this mad cap musical. Pumpkin Theatre, Owings Mills, 1 & 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-902-1814, www.pumpkintheatre.com  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Love - No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Using Literature as a Force for Change: Frances Harper - Learn about a dynamic and courageous young woman who dared to write stories, plays and poetry that told of the injustice of slavery. Dr. Lena Ampadu, Professor of English at Towson U., will present an illustrated talk on Frances E. W. Harper, 19th century writer and Baltimore native. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 2- 3:30 p.m., Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.BenjaminBanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Yoga Storytelling - During this 8-week session, participants learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework traditional fairy tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Drop-ins welcome, but space is limited. Everyman Theatre, Baltimore, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 4- 8, Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055 x7142, www.everymantheatre.org/Classes/youth.  
 
 
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Feb 8  
Wake Up, Groundhog! - Will spring come early or late? Find out if the groundhog is awake and search for early signs of spring. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Disney On Ice Presents Worlds Of Fantasy - •Wednesday, February 4th @ 7:30 p.m. •Thursday, February 5th @ 7:30 p.m. •Friday, February 6th @ 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. •Saturday, February 7th @ 11:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. •Sunday, February 8th @ 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Royal Farms Arena Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com  
 
 
Swan Lake - The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents 50 of Russia’s brightest ballet stars to bring this romantic tale of true love to glorious life! Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 2 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop. Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Leap Into Dance - A FREE Day of Dance - A day long family event offering free dance classes and demonstrations for the entire family. Dance classes range from Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Afro Modern, and Swing. Owings Mills JCC and Towson University Center for the Arts, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 3- adult, 410-704-3495, www.jcc.org/gordon-center.  
 
 
Disney's Mulan Jr. - Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare her father from having to serve in the army. The Huns have invaded, and it is up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu to save the Emperor in this mad cap musical. Pumpkin Theatre, Owings Mills, 1 & 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-902-1814, www.pumpkintheatre.com  
 
 
Pizza & Play - Come to the DBJCC for a night of Pizza & Play. Let us do all the work of cooking and cleaning while you enjoy your little ones. Families can grab a bite to eat, play in our playrooms and meet other city families. DBJCC, 1118 Light St., Baltimore, 6- 8 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-559-3618, www.dbjcc.org/Upcoming_Events.html.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Love - No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Ladino, a language of the Jewish Diaspora - Explore the history and current state of Ladino, a Jewish language that arose in the Iberian Peninsula and spread in the wake of the expulsion of Jews from there in 1492 as new Jewish communities settled throughout the Mediterranean region. Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 1 p.m., 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
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Feb 10  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 11  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 12  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 13  
School's Out: Ben's Pen and Ink - Explore colonial penmanship. After a little history, try your hand at several different pens and inks including a quill and natural ink made from walnut husks. Participants will create a calligraphy take home project. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1:30- 3 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 02/12/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Broadway in Annapolis: Fiddler on the Roof - One of the best-loved musicals ever written. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
Daddy Daughter Dance - Two dance times: 4-6 p.m. and 7:30–9:30 p.m. Young ladies (ages 4–12) and their dads are invited to enjoy a date to remember. E-ventplex at Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick, 4 and 7:30 p.m., Ages: 4- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-600-2936, www.Recreater.com.  
 
 
Kid’s Night Out! - Enjoy the evening out while your kids enjoy a fun-filled night of nature activities! Children will participate in activities including arts and crafts, animal encounters, nature games and even a tasty pizza dinner! Spaces limited so be sure to register early! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 6- 9 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Feb 14  
African American Firsts in Baltimore County - Enjoy a light lunch as we portray a series of free black men and events that occurred during their lives from the colonial period through the post civil war era in the United States. Free to all ages! Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1:30- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 2/13/15 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Natural Paper Making and Crafts - Make nature-inspired crafts and recycled paper cards for a sweetheart and a wildlife friend on Valentine’s Day. Prepare for the Chinese New Year by making red envelopes! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Broadway in Annapolis: Fiddler on the Roof - One of the best-loved musicals ever written. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 3 & 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Love - No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Candy Cane Recycling - Ever wonder what you can do with all those left over peppermint candy canes? We will show you a few fun and tasty ways to turn them into a recycled snack! Make a perfect Valentine’s Day treat to take home and give to your sweetheart. All supplies provided. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 7 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
The Milkshake Band's Valentine's Spectacular - Join the entire Milkshake band (a Grammy-nominated Children's Rock Band) as they celebrate one of their favorite holidays with a Valentine's Spectacular Concert. Plus, enjoy activities prior to the concert. Grace Fellowship Church, Timonium, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 6, Tickets Reqd. 410-252-8717, artsonstage.ticketleap.com.  
 
 
Parents Night Out - Parents can spend a Valentine’s evening out while kids have fun in the park. Kids will play games and make crafts to learn about the funny, surprising, and downright weird ways animals find that special someone. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 6- 9 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Bird Extravaganza - Tally the birds with us in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Many activities await you at the event -- play games, make crafts, meet live birds, join birding hikes, and enjoy hot drinks around the campfire. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Yoga Storytelling - During this 8-week session, participants learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework traditional fairy tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Drop-ins welcome, but space is limited. Everyman Theatre, Baltimore, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 4- 8, Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055 x7142, www.everymantheatre.org/Classes/youth.  
 
 
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Feb 15  
Natural Paper Making and Crafts - Make nature-inspired crafts and recycled paper cards for a sweetheart and a wildlife friend on Valentine’s Day. Prepare for the Chinese New Year by making red envelopes! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop. Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Winter Fairy Tea Party - Enjoy a winter fairy program where you learn about the plants and animals in the woodland fairies’ kingdom. Your little one “flies” through the nature center with fairy wings and creates a fairy house to take home. Afterwards, savor an impeccably catered sit-down tea service by Sweet Simplici-Tea. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 2/14/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Love - No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Maple Magic - There’s magic in the trees! Join Irvine’s Naturalists in a quest to make delicious maple syrup. Learn how to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap, and convert the sticky fluid into syrup using Irvine’s enormous evaporator. Price per child. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Bird Extravaganza - Tally the birds with us in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Many activities await you at the event -- play games, make crafts, meet live birds, join birding hikes, and enjoy hot drinks around the campfire. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Feb 16  
Terrapin Adventures School’s Out Program - Children will improve their balance and agility, learn team building skills, and participate in uplifting activities to expand their horizons. Two groups divided by age. Pizza lunch included. Before and after care available. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 13, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
School's Out Workshop - Do You Want to Build a Snowman? - Drama topics, arts and crafts, and a final showcase! Before & After Care is available. Drama Learning Center, Columbia, 9 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-997-9352, www.dramalearningcenter.org.  
 
 
Day Off Camp (President's Day) - No school and no plans today? Explore outdoors with us instead! Expect trail walks, nature games, crafts, stories, animal encounters and more. Children should wear nature-friendly clothing and bring a lunch. For more information, visit our website. 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, explorenature.org.  
 
 
School's Out Day - Looking for something fun for your child to do when school is out? Unplug the kids and let them spend the day at the park! Bring lunch, snack, and water. Extended care from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. for an additional fee. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Feb 17  
Tiny Wonders - Cultivate your child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement and dramatic play. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 18  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 19  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 20  
Cinderella - Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents the timeless fairytale. Free Princess Party one hour prior to Sunday matinee performance. Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale character, have your picture taken with and meet Cinderella with tea party treats and surprises. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
Target $2 Family Fun Night - Join Port Discovery on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night! General admission is just $2 per person from 4 pm - 8 pm. Tickets must be purchased at the door. Tickets cannot be purchased in advance or combined with any other discounts or coupons. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 4- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
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Feb 21  
An Evening with Owls - Whoo-hoo-hoo is that hooting? Learn about the owls native to Maryland, hear a dramatic reading of Jane Yolen’s classic Owl Moon, and venture out for an evening hike in Mr. Banneker’s woods. Whoo-hoo knows? Maybe we’ll hear an owl. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 7- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 5- adult, Reserv Reqd. by 02/20/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
African-American Innovators - The BSO celebrates the contributions of innovators such as Duke Ellington and Harriet Tubman. Featuring music by Villa-Lobos and Ellington along with African-American spirituals, this program honors the impact of innovation on our collective history. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, 11 a.m., Ages: 4 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-783-8000, www.bsomusic.org.  
 
 
BSA Family Concert Luncheon - Immediately following each family concert, enjoy buffet lunch in the Second Space Lounge, a gift for each child in attendance, and a surprise guest. All proceeds go to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's educational programs. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, noon, Ages: 4 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-783-8000, www.bsomusic.org.  
 
 
Maple Magic! - Participate in an indoor presentation, followed by a nature hike to identify maple trees, learn to tap them, collect some sap, and boil it down into delicious, amber syrup. End the day with tasty treats of Ladew syrup, maple candy, and a pancake snack. Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, noon & 2 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9570, www.ladewgardens.com.  
 
 
Cinderella - Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents the timeless fairytale. Free Princess Party one hour prior to Sunday matinee performance. Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale character, have your picture taken with and meet Cinderella with tea party treats and surprises. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 7 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
Build A Model Tree House - Let your imagination soar as you build your own model tree house using natural materials. The sky’s the limit! Cromwell Valley Park, Willow Grove Nature Education Center, Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 7 and up, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-2503, www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Love - No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Maple Sugaring Fest - Learn the magic behind the process of making maple syrup at Oregon Ridge Park! Take an invigorating hike to the sugar bush to tap a tree for sap. Then, taste maple syrup and sugar. Sugar on the snow demos at 12:30 and 3:45. Hikes start on the hour. Sugar time activities are free. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Cherry Pie Hike - Enjoy a brisk morning hike to awaken the senses and commemorate George Washington’s birthday. This hike will describe his local history and conclude with hot drinks and George’s appropriate dessert made in a Dutch oven. Dress warmly and wear appropriate footwear. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Yoga Storytelling - During this 8-week session, participants learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework traditional fairy tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Drop-ins welcome, but space is limited. Everyman Theatre, Baltimore, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 4- 8, Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055 x7142, www.everymantheatre.org/Classes/youth.  
 
 
Maple Magic - There’s magic in the trees! Join Irvine’s Naturalists in a quest to make delicious maple syrup. Learn how to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap, and convert the sticky fluid into syrup using Irvine’s enormous evaporator. Price per child. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Feb 22  
Global Expressions - Rhythmic beats, vibrant colors, and cultural traditions from around the world are featured in this annual dance showcase co-presented by Dance Baltimore. Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Baltimore, 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.jcc.org/gordon-center/family-entertainment.  
 
 
Chinese New Year Celebration - Celebrate the Lunar Year of the Sheep with art activities and traditional Chinese performances. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Cinderella - Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents the timeless fairytale. Free Princess Party one hour prior to Sunday matinee performance. Come dressed as your favorite fairy tale character, have your picture taken with and meet Cinderella with tea party treats and surprises. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 2 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
Maple Magic! - Participate in an indoor presentation, followed by a nature hike to identify maple trees, learn to tap them, collect some sap, and boil it down into delicious, amber syrup. End the day with tasty treats of Ladew syrup, maple candy, and a pancake snack. Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, noon & 2 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9570, www.ladewgardens.com.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Object Lesson - An informal chat with a gallery educator about a single work of art in the collection. Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 2:45 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Love - No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Maple Sugaring Fest - Learn the magic behind the process of making maple syrup at Oregon Ridge Park! Take an invigorating hike to the sugar bush to tap a tree for sap. Then, taste maple syrup and sugar. Sugar on the snow demos at 12:30 and 3:45. Hikes start on the hour. Sugar time activities are free. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Maple Magic - There’s magic in the trees! Join Irvine’s Naturalists in a quest to make delicious maple syrup. Learn how to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap, and convert the sticky fluid into syrup using Irvine’s enormous evaporator. Price per child. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Feb 24  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 25  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 26  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Feb 28  
Plan Bee - It’s not too soon to get your garden ready for pollinators. Learn about native bees, the original pollinators and build a Mason/Orchard Bee House to attract these pollinators to your garden. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 02/21/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Meteorites: Rocks from Space - Local astronomers and meteorite enthusiasts will present a talk on meteorite collecting. A variety of meteorites will be available for examination. Bring any suspected meteorites for identification. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 7- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 12 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 02/27/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Moss Workshop - Join the Natural History Society of Maryland for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Suggested donation to NHSM. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 02/27/15 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Gadgets & Gears Day - Calling all engineers, builders, and inventors! Celebrate National Engineers Week at the Maryland Science Center with robots, drones, radio controlled cars, 3D printing, nanotechnology, and more! Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, noon- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-545-5962, www.mdsci.org/event/gadgets-gears-day/#.  
 
 
Tea with American Girl Addy - In the summer of 1864 Addy andher mom escape the south and runaway to Philadelphia. Learn about her newlife as a free person in the north. Guests will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and also make a historic craft inspired by the adventures of Addy. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 2 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2462 x209, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Love - No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Maple Sugaring Fest - Learn the magic behind the process of making maple syrup at Oregon Ridge Park! Take an invigorating hike to the sugar bush to tap a tree for sap. Then, taste maple syrup and sugar. Sugar on the snow demos at 12:30 and 3:45. Hikes start on the hour. Sugar time activities are free. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Maple Sugaring - Learn the art of turning sap into syrup from our rangers. Take a hike to tap trees, see sap cooking into syrup and taste some maple syrup made at the park! Please call or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Yoga Storytelling - During this 8-week session, participants learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework traditional fairy tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Drop-ins welcome, but space is limited. Everyman Theatre, Baltimore, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 4- 8, Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055 x7142, www.everymantheatre.org/Classes/youth.  
 
 
Maple Magic - There’s magic in the trees! Join Irvine’s Naturalists in a quest to make delicious maple syrup. Learn how to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap, and convert the sticky fluid into syrup using Irvine’s enormous evaporator. Price per child. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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March

Mar 1  
Drop-in Art Activities: Love - No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Maple Sugaring Fest - Learn the magic behind the process of making maple syrup at Oregon Ridge Park! Take an invigorating hike to the sugar bush to tap a tree for sap. Then, taste maple syrup and sugar. Sugar on the snow demos at 12:30 and 3:45. Hikes start on the hour. Sugar time activities are free. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Maple Sugaring - Learn the art of turning sap into syrup from our rangers. Take a hike to tap trees, see sap cooking into syrup and taste some maple syrup made at the park! Please call or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Mar 3  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 4  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 5  
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. $15 members / $20 non-members. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, Reserv Reqd. by 03/04/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 6  
Bookworm Story Time - Nature stories with fun activities such as animal encounters, puppets or crafts. Free. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 11- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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Mar 7  
Scope Out the Night Sky - The Maryland Science Center and Robinson Nature Center jointly present this exciting family-focused astronomy event. Enjoy a planetarium program, build your very own Galileo scope, hold a meteorite, and take a “tour” of the sky outside with professional and amateur guides. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 6:30- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
Incubation Techniques for Turtles and Tortoises - Join us for a presentation on Incubation Techniques for Turtles and Tortoises by Frank Dumbrowski. This follows the 6-7:30 p.m. quarterly meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society. This program is free! Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 7:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 03/06/15 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Tracks R Us - Tromp in to track down park wildlife. Our animal detectives will learn common footprints and study tracks left behind by our woodland critters. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 6- adult, Reserv Reqd. by 03/06/15 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Girl Scout Day - The National Electronics Museum’s Girl Scout Day is open to Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior levels. The project for the day is Electric Fashion and Scouts will be creating their own LED bracelets. National Electronics Museum, 1745 W Nursery Road, Linthicum, 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-765-2345, conta.cc/1IqSx0l.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Pancake Breakfast at Oregon Ridge Nature Center - Celebrate the end of the sugar season at the Oregon Ridge Lodge. Enjoy a stack of hot cakes drizzled with maple syrup and served with grilled sausage, orange juice, milk, or coffee. Raffles, music, flowers, gift shop sales, and face painting. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 8 a.m.- noon, Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Cabin Fever Campfire - Need a cure for cabin fever? Let nature be your remedy! Explore the forest at night to listen and look for what is stirring. Then, warm up around the campfire with s’mores and Native American stories about the return of spring. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 6- 8 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Mar 8  
Peter and the Wolf - This production of Prokofiev’s immortal Peter and the Wolf is a perfect way to introduce your children to the beauty and wonder of live orchestral music and dance. The Columbia Orchestra and Kinetics Dance Theater collaborate for a special performance of this classic musical tale. Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Baltimore, 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.jcc.org/gordon-center/family-entertainment.  
 
 
Hopkins Symphony Concert for Children & Families - Join Hopkins Symphony for the 23rd annual Family Concert. Live orchestral music performed by an 80 person orchestra & narrated by our Music Director. The audience is invited on stage to meet musicians and try out instruments at the program’s end. FREE concert - no tickets or reservations needed. Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, Baltimore, 3- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 410-516-6542, pages.jh.edu/jhso/index.html.  
 
 
Pancake Breakfast at Oregon Ridge Nature Center - Celebrate the end of the sugar season at the Oregon Ridge Lodge. Enjoy a stack of hot cakes drizzled with maple syrup and served with grilled sausage, orange juice, milk, or coffee. Raffles, music, flowers, gift shop sales, and face painting. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 8 a.m.- noon, Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Intro to Geocaching - Looking for fun, family-friendly way to exercise both mind and body? Try geocaching, the fast-growing sport that’s akin to a modern-day treasure hunt. We’ll explain geocaching basics and find caches located right here in the park. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Mar 10  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 11  
Homeschool Astronomy Day - Continue Banneker’s legacy of understanding the stars. We’ll have a visiting astronomer, indoor planetarium, and hands on activities related to astronomy. No charge for children 3 and under. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 03/10/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 12  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 13  
Pizza & Play - Come to the DBJCC for a night of Pizza & Play. Let us do all the work of cooking and cleaning while you enjoy your little ones. Families can grab a bite to eat, play in our playrooms and meet other city families. DBJCC, 1118 Light St., Baltimore, 6- 8 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-559-3618, www.dbjcc.org/Upcoming_Events.html.  
 
 
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Mar 14  
Women’s HerStory - Enjoy a decadent desert as you are taken back in time to the colonial period through the post civil war era. You will be entertained by free Black Women who worked and lived in the United States. Free to all ages. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1:30- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 03/13/15 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Folk Music Society Family Dance - A wonderful event featuring traditional American dance for all ages to an energetic live band. Discounts for large groups and members. Perfect event for a birthday celebration! A 6:30 potluck dinner follows the dance. St. Mark's on the Hill, 1620 Reiserstown Road, Baltimore, 5- 6:30 p.m., by no, tickets at door Tickets Reqd. 443-360-8998, 410-321-8419, familydance@bfms.org, www.bfms.org/familyDance.php.  
 
 
Saint Patrick's Snakes - Legend has it that Ireland has St. Patrick to thank for its lack of snakes, but we’re thankful for the many snakes that call Robert E. Lee park home! Come meet several friendly serpents and create a slithery craft. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Cookies and Canvas - Cookies and Canvas is hosting a step by step painting class with instructions for your child to come home with a masterpiece. The children paint on gallery wrapped canvas, which is ready to hang with no framing required. Each session offers a new lesson in a series specially created for Irvine! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Mar 15  
Muddy March - March at Irvine equals mud! Explore the muddy meadows, look for signs of the animals living there, and make a muddy masterpiece. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Saint Patrick's Snakes - Legend has it that Ireland has St. Patrick to thank for its lack of snakes, but we’re thankful for the many snakes that call Robert E. Lee park home! Come meet several friendly serpents and create a slithery craft. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Chamber Concert: Columbia Orchestra Piano Trio - Debussy’s ravishing early Piano Trio is equal parts French Romanticism and early Impressionism, while Brahms combines the sophisticated Piano Quartet with the passionate flair of gypsy music. Higdon’s thrilling Trio explores colors, both musical and visual in a virtuosic tour-de-force. Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia, 3- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 410-465-8777, www.columbiaorchestra.org/season/events/chamber-concerts.  
 
 
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Mar 17  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 18  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 19  
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. $15 members / $20 non-members. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, Reserv Reqd. by 03/04/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 20  
Comedy Pet Theater - World-famous Russian circus star Gregory Popovich brings his unique combination of rescue-pet performers and eye-popping juggling for this family-friendly event. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
Find the Frogs Campfire - Head out to Irvine's campsite for a campfire and be serenaded by thousands of frogs! Go on a short hike out to a better listening spot and learn how to tell which frog is which by sound. Then, back to the campfire to warm up and roast s’mores! Admission price per family. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 6:45- 8:15 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Mar 21  
Bluebird Basics - Find a bit o’ happiness observing and learning about Banneker’s Bluebirds and how we monitor them. Then build your own nest box to take home. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 7- adult, Reserv Reqd. by 03/14/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Bamboo Wind Chimes - Bamboo’s natural hollow form makes it an ideal choice for many instruments, particularly wind chimes. Come and create this musical craft to decorate your outdoor space. Please call or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 12 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Mar 22  
Egg Roll and EGG-Stravaganza - Gather to make spring crafts and compete in Egg Roll Races. Free and fun for the whole family. The Holt Center, 34 Elmont Avenue, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: 2- 11, 410-887-5307, www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/recreation/program  
 
 
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Mar 24  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 25  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 26  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Mar 28  
Moss Workshop - The Natural History Society of Maryland offers an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 03/27/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Flashlight Egg Hunt - Need more challenge in your egg hunt? Use your night vision and a flashlight to find hidden eggs along the trails. Ages 5-12 from 7:30- 8:30 p.m. Expert level hunt for ages 10 to adults starts at 8 p.m. You’re never too old for and candy! Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Cookies and Canvas - Cookies and Canvas is hosting a step by step painting class with instructions for your child to come home with a masterpiece. The children paint on gallery wrapped canvas, which is ready to hang with no framing required. Each session offers a new lesson in a series specially created for Irvine! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Swooping Swallows Youth Birders - This naturalist led series introduces youth to competitive and scientific birding opportunities. Learn easy identification techniques, how to bird on a team, and teach others all about birds. You will make new friends, learn to bird, and create many memorable moments! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 9:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Mar 29  
Natural Egg Dyeing - Bring your own hard boiled eggs to celebrate the ancient tradition of egg-decorating. Use natural materials to craft eggs in several styles. Please call or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Mar 31  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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April

Apr 1  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 2  
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. $15 members / $20 non-members. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, Reserv Reqd. by 03/04/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 4  
Spring has sprung! - Celebrate the return of Spring! Join a naturalist for a trek around the grounds in search of the signs and sounds of spring. Gather natural treasures to include in several natural crafts. Adult must accompany children. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/03/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Easter Egg Roll - Bring a basket with grass and enjoy Easter Bunny, games, prizes, crafts, animals, pony and hay rides, egg rolls (age specified times), food, and more. Pre-registration suggested. Call 301-600-2936 or visit www.recreator.com. Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 1- 90, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-600-1650, www.rosehillmuseum.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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Apr 7  
Girl Scout Day at Banneker - Earn the Brownie Try-it “Life in Colonial Times” or the Junior “Colonist Badge” with hands-on activities related to Mr. Banneker’s life. Dress for the weather; bring a picnic lunch to enjoy following the program. For Brownies and Juniors; patch included in cost. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: Brownies- Juniors, Reserv Reqd. by 04/06/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 8  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 9  
School’s Out: It’s a Treasure Hunt! - A day of Geocaching. Start with an Introduction of Geocaching from 10 a.m.-noon, then you’re on your own for lunch. Pick back up from 1-3 p.m. with Advanced Geocaching and Travel Bugs. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 04/08/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 11  
Basket Making Workshop - Learn basket making with colonial interpreter, Joan Betzold, and construct Amy’s Basket, a useful 8x8x12” basket with an old and unusual pattern. Wear comfortable clothing that can get messy. Required supply list provided on registration. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 10- adult, Reserv Reqd. by 04/10/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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Apr 14  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 15  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 16  
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. $15 members / $20 non-members. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, Reserv Reqd. by 03/04/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
Schubert & Stravinsky - Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony brings his unique gift for song to the instrumental world of the symphony. Meanwhile Stravinsky’s landmark Petrushka is a musical event like no other. In between our Young Artist Competition winners will dazzle you with their thrilling performances. The Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia, 7:30- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-465-8777, www.columbiaorchestra.org.  
 
 
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Apr 18  
Up in Smoke? Tobacco and the Colonial Economy - In Mr. Banneker’s day, tobacco was the economic mainstay of tidewater Maryland and points beyond. In fact, Ben’s father bought land that’s now the park with tobacco. Learn about the cultivation and uses of this controversial plant. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 04/17/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Frog Songs Night Hike - It’s spring -- the toads are trilling and the peepers peeping. Enjoy a night hike to the wet places on the Banneker farmstead to hear their songs and maybe catch a glimpse. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 6:30- 8 p.m., Ages: 5- adult, Reserv Reqd. by 04/17/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
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Apr 21  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 22  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 23  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 25  
Earth Day Celebration & Clean-Up - Celebrate Earth Day by restoring the park! Join a team of rangers and volunteers to remove invasive plants, pick up trash, work on trails, and plant some native plants. Robert E. Lee Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Nature Fest - Animals, nature walks, exhibits, archery lessons, campfire activities, story time, family nature crafts, creek exploration, silent auction. Catoctin Creek Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 90, 301-600-2051, www.Recreater.com.  
 
 
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Apr 26  
Big Outdoors Event - Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center - See raptors from all over the world! Try archery, explore nature trails and climb a rock wall! Refreshments and other merchandise will be available for purchase. 5042 Ilchester Rd, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 0- 120, Tickets Reqd. 410-455-0542, www.gscm.org/event/big-outdoors-event-3.  
 
 
4th Annual Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk - The race, on a USA Track and Field certified 5K course, honors the memory of Adam Thompson, a first-year Harford Community College student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Proceeds from the race will benefit scholarships supporting students attending Harford Community College. Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 8 a.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-412-2449, harford.edu/adam.  
 
 
Spring Wildflower Walk - Our trails are home to many species of beautiful Maryland plants. Starting at the ranger station, we’ll hike to find a variety of flowers and shrubs. Robert E. Lee Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Apr 28  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 29  
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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Apr 30  
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. $15 members / $20 non-members. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, Reserv Reqd. by 03/04/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
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May

May 2  
Something to Croak About - Frogs will be singing and tadpoles will be swimming in the park’s lake and streams. Hike the trails to the vernal pools to look for our amphibian friends. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 7- 9 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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May 3  
Something to Croak About - Frogs will be singing and tadpoles will be swimming in the park’s lake and streams. Hike the trails to the vernal pools to look for our amphibian friends. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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May 14  
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. $15 members / $20 non-members. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, Reserv Reqd. by 03/04/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
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May 16  
Symphonic Pops - This family-friendly concert brings together blockbuster hits from Broadway, the silver screen, popular song, light classics and more. The Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia, 7:30- 9:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-465-8777, www.columbiaorchestra.org.  
 
 
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May 31  
Free Chamber Concert - The amazing talents of our orchestra members are on display when they come together in small ensembles. Hear some of the great works of the chamber literature up close in a beautiful, intimate setting. The concert is FREE and no seat reservation is required. Donations to support the series accepted. Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia, 3- 4:30 p.m., 410-465-8777, www.columbiaorchestra.org.  
 
 
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June

Jun 14  
Harford Ballet Company presents Cinderella - This classic fairy tale will be a delight to audience members complete with a fairy Godmother, handsome prince and an unforgettable ball! The production features charming sets, beautiful costumes and magical staging. Bel Air High School, 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-877-0777, www.harfordballetcompany.org.  
 
 
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July

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

Sep 5  
September Brings More Family Fun to Towson Town Center - September 12: The Wonderful Wacky World of Wild Willy Woo Woo September 19: Storytime & Sing-a-long with Miss Julie September 26: Mr. Jones and his Amazing Suitcase Circus Towson Town Center, Grand Court, Level 1, 10- 10:45 a.m., www.towsontowncenter.com/events/2014-family-fun-day.  
 
 
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October

Oct 14  
Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race Dockside Schooner Tours - This October, schooners participating in the 25th annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race (GCBSR) will fill Baltimore’s docks. Baltimore Marine Centers at Lighthouse Point, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., www.schoonerrace.org.  
 
 
Animal Mothers - Learn how wild moms care for their babies and meet the only marsupial mom in North America. Make a gift for the mom in your life. Willow Grove Nature Education Center at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 4- adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-2503, cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
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Oct 18  
Mendes I. Cohen and the Story of Early American Jewry - The first Jews in the Americas lived in the Caribbean. They were part of a dynamic Sephardic network of trade and culture that bridged Europe to its colonial outposts. We will explore how these early American Jews, liked Mendes Cohen, were a part of the global Jewish community. Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD noon, 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
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November

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

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

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