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Events Ongoing Throughout April  
  The A-Mazing Mendes Cohen - A little bit Forrest Gump, a little bit Indiana Jones, 100% real. Discover the most extraordinary Baltimorean you’ve never heard of! The JMM and The MdHS invite you on a journey to put together the puzzle of one man’s life. Jewish Museum of Mayland, Baltimore, 9/14 through 6/14 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 7- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
  LEGO Castle Adventure Exhibit - Builders of all ages are invited to explore, build and play in our newest traveling exhibition – LEGO® Castle Adventure! In this exhibit kids and their families are transported to a LEGO® kingdom where they can become master castle builders, using one of the greatest building materials of all time. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 2/14 through 9/20 Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
  LEGO Castle Adventure at Port Discovery - In this exhibit kids and their families are transported to a LEGO® kingdom where they too can become master castle builders, using one of the greatest building materials of all time. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 2/16 through 9/20 Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
  Sinbad: The Untold Tale - A quest full of humor, genies, sword fights, diamonds, magic boats, and flying carpets! Two young explorers cross the chasm of their differences to become fast friends and fellow adventurers for life. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, 4/8 through 5/31 Ages: 5 and up, Tickets Reqd. 301-280-1660, www.imaginationstage.org.  
 
 
  Dance Theatre of Harlem: Forty Years of Firsts - An exhibition highlighting the many accomplishments of African Americans and other minorities who defied stereotypes, and gravity itself, to pursue their passion and pave the way for future generations of artists. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, 4/18 through 8/30 Tickets Reqd. 443-263-1875, www.rflewismuseum.org/special-exhibition.  
 
 
Events Ongoing Throughout May  
  Waterfront Wellness Series - Free fitness classes at the Inner Harbor. Waterfront Partnership and Medifast bring the Waterfront Wellness Series back to the Inner Harbor, with new programming beginning May 23rd. West Shore Park, 501 Light St, Baltimore, 5/23 through 9/20 8- 10 a.m., Reserv Reqd, www.waterfrontpartnership.org.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
Art On The Trail - On the Red Trail just beyond the Light Rail Tracks, hikers can view sculptures created by local artists. These sculptures combine art and nature in the captivating winter scenery of Robert E. Lee Park. Robert E. Lee Park, Baltimore, www.relpnc.org/art-trail-2.  
 
 
World's Largest Pie Fight attempt - This family event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for kids and adults to get into the record books (and into astronomical amounts of shaving cream) while benefitting a local non-profit. During sign-in, there will be music, contests, balloon sculptors, juggling school, and an Orioles bird visit! 6770 Oak Hall Lane Columbia, MD 21045 8:30 11:15 443-996-8197 www.crowdrise.com/piefight  
 
 
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April

Apr 26  
PB&J: The Pollinating Butterflies Job - Discover the role that butterflies play in the ecosystem as pollinators and learn to identify several common to Maryland on this guided 2.0-mile, 2-hour hike. Field guide recommended. Bring water and dress for the outdoors. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 9- 11 a.m., Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/24/15 www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Teddy Bear Picnic Tea Party - Spend a fantastic morning with your little one at the Robinson Nature Center. Enjoy learning about nature’s “spring awakening,” take a short hike, decorate a bird feeder to take home, and enjoy an impeccably catered sit-down tea service by Sweet Simplici-Tea. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. by 04/25/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
African Art Celebration - A free and festive day-long event to celebrate the BMA's new presentation of African Art. Featuring musical performances, artist demonstrations of indigo dyeing and Zulu beading, storytelling, film screenings, and hands-on art-making of masks and musical instruments. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., 443-573-1701, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Breakfast with the Penguins - Enjoy dining al fresco with the penguins and get an exclusive photo op with our penguin ambassador friends. A full breakfast menu is served buffet-style while guests are treated to a special penguin keeper chat. Plus, help feed the penguins their first meal of the day. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, 8:30- 10 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-396-7102, www.marylandzoo.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Nature - Bring the outside in at the Walters. This month, let nature inspire you and investigate how artists painted impressionist landscapes and use natural materials to create sculptures and collages. 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.  
 
 
ABC Childbirth Workshop - The 3-hour ABC Workshop will focus on using positive affirmations to keep you calm and focused while in the late stages of labor, the many necessary positions to maintain correct alignment for your baby to be delivered safely, and preparing for breastfeeding with Rosemary Primeaux, RN. greenberries, 6925 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, 9 a.m.- noon, Reserv Reqd. by 04/25/2015 410-290-6253, greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/columbia-events.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Mom's Time Out - Join special guest Tanya Klein, President of Precision Organizing for a light-hearted afternoon full of entertaining and practical lessons on how to bring organization and tranquility into your life. Babysitting will be provided in J Town for a reasonable fee. Weinberg Park JCC, 3:30- 5 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-500-5917, www.jcc.org.  
 
 
Find Your EDGE Event - Mark your calendar for Sylvan's Free Family Fun Day! Enjoy fun, hands-on activities (robot creation & video game design), refreshments, prizes, and more! Plus sign up for a FREE STEM class! RSVP: call your local Sylvan Learning Center #FindYourEdge Ellicott City Sylvan Learning, 1- 4 p.m., Ages: 6- 13, 410-740-8331, edgebash.sylvanlearning.com.  
 
 
Wild Baby Bonanza - Spring has sprung! Meet a few babies that live at the nature center and explore the park for signs of wild babies. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at the B&O - This year, Thomas & Friends celebrates 70 years of friendship. All aboard the Best Friends Express for an unprecedented year of Thomas-themed programs and activations as the #1 blue engine celebrates friendship with fans around the world. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Eco-Explorers: Skulls and Tracks - Examine natural science with us through hands-on exploration in the classroom and in the great outdoors. Join us as we learn methods of tracking and identifying animals through skulls and tracks. Ladew Gardens, Monkton, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 9- 15, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9570, www.ladewgardens.com.  
 
 
Baby Animal Weekend - See all the new babies at the farm this year. Lambs, kids, chicks, ducklings, and piglets. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
ROAR for Autism - Families and supporters will come together to run, walk and gather with a united “ROAR” to raise awareness and funds for research into this puzzling disorder that so often silences the voices of those affected. After the run, enjoy a free Family Festival, featuring activities, music, and food. Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, 8 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-923-7300, www.ROARforAutism.org.  
 
 
Shrek The Musical - Everyone's favorite Ogre is back in this hilarious show based on the Oscar-winning film. Charm City Players was awarded "Best Family Theatre for 2014". Features free face painting and parking, a live orchestra, and an opportunity to meet the cast. St Timothy's School, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 - This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™, meet Sir Topham Hatt™, and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including arts and crafts, storytelling, and more. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium - Celebrate spring with a shopping spree! More than 250 American artisans will personally show and sell their handcrafted work at the 40th annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Children’s entertainment, artist demonstrations, and live music make the show a fun weekend activity for the whole family. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com.  
 
 
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Apr 27  
Hansel and Gretel: In the African Forest - Hear the classic story of Hansel and Gretel retold through the African perspective, plus arts and crafts and refreshments. Pratt Library, Forest Park, 3023 Garrison Blvd., Baltimore, 3:30pm Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-0942, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
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Apr 28  
Fairy Tale Lands - Travel to the Enchanted Forest, the Giant’s Kingdom, and other imaginary places through fairy tales. Pratt Library, Hampden Branch, 3641 Falls Rd, Baltimore, 3:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-6043, www.prattlibrary.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.  
 
 
The Auburn School presents Willy Wonka & Chocolate Factory - Call Lauren Anderson at 410-617-0418 for tickets. All funds proceed CFNR, Baltimore. 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, 6:15 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 4/28/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-617-0418, www.theauburnschool.org/baltimore.  
 
 
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Apr 29  
Nature's Tots: Totally Turtles - Come learn about what makes turtles tremendous! This hands-on, interactive program for preschoolers features stories, songs, crafts and a special visit from one of our resident turtles. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 04/28/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Natures Tots: Totally Turtles - Come learn about what makes turtles tremendous! This hands-on, interactive program for preschoolers features stories, songs, crafts and a special visit from one of our resident turtles. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 04/28/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Storytime in the Gardens: Egg-cited About Eggs! - It’s that time of year when animals are building their nests and laying eggs. Read about eggs and all the beautiful colors, shapes, sizes, and textures in which they are created. Sessions: 10:30-11:15 a.m. (recommended for ages 2-4) 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. (recommended for ages 3-6) Ladew Gardens, Monkton, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Ages: 2- 6, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9570, www.ladewgardens.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 30  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Building the Dream: Turning Your Talent Into Entrepreneurship - Sky's the Limit Youth Academy presents this community leadership forum. Is your child an aspiring performing artist? Singer, dancer, comedian, actor, fine artist, etc.? Do they have a talent that could become a business? Attend this free event to learn how. Dogwood Elementary School, 7215 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill, 6- 8 p.m., 443-821-SKYS, www.skysthelimityouthacademy.org.  
 
 
Spring Open House - St. John's Parish Day School fosters the spark in every child. Educating children age 3 through Grade 5 in the Episcopal Tradition since 1965. Join us for an Open House. St. John's Parish Day School, 9130 Frederick Road, Ellicot City, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 11, www.stjohnspds.org.  
 
 
Preschool Fairy Tale Ball - Enjoy live music, dancing, stories, and crafts. Please wear your finest attire or dress up as a prince or princess. Pratt Library, Northwood Branch, 4420 Loch Raven Blvd. Baltimore, 11 a.m., Ages: 3- 5, 410-396-6076, www.prattlibrary.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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May

May 1  
Tales and Tails! - Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an up close interaction with Irvine’s animal friends. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, w/ adult, 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
What Happens Next - What Happens Next is an exciting way to promote literacy skills, self-confidence, and public speaking proficiency in children. This is a free program that encourages young students, ranging in age from 6-12, to write for pleasure, expanding their imagination and communication skills in the process. WLOY Radio at Loyola University, 4- 6 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 908-692-0558, www.wloy.org/shows/what-happens-next.  
 
 
Preschool Pandas (Play & Fitness for ages 3 to 5) - This is not a martial arts program but is a good preparation for one. Included are many of the same warm ups used in Jing Ying’s kung fu classes along with other activities that build coordination, strength, flexibility and fitness. Caregiver is free to join in with their child. Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Arnold, 11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 3- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-431-5200, www.JingYing.org.  
 
 
Bookworm Storytime - Nature stories with fun activities such as animal encounters, puppets or crafts. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 11- 11:30 a.m., 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at the B&O - This year, Thomas & Friends celebrates 70 years of friendship. All aboard the Best Friends Express for an unprecedented year of Thomas-themed programs and activations as the #1 blue engine celebrates friendship with fans around the world. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions - A concert experience featuring all-new musical arrangements from the popular video game franchise. This concert will be led by prolific video game music conductor, orchestrator, and Baltimore native Susie Benchasil Seiter. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-783-8000, www.bsomusic.org.  
 
 
Ponds, Puddles & Creek Open House - Take the hayride to Cattail Creek. Wear water shoes as we go in the creek to catch critters! ID of the critter, habitats & life cycles are discussed. Feeding the farm animals is included. Price per child, adult admission free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, noon- 1:30 p.m., Ages: 4- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 04/30/15 Tickets Reqd. 410 489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 - This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™, meet Sir Topham Hatt™, and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including arts and crafts, storytelling, and more. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
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May 2  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
A Hike for Bluebells - Explore the trails on the Big Gunpowder in search of bluebells and other signs of spring. Meet at Gunpowder off Bel Air Rd., Abingdon, 3:30- 5 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Super Spring Sensory Hike - Enjoy using all your senses to find signs of spring at Banneker Park on this gentle naturalist-led hike through Mr. Banneker’s woods. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 05/01/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Disney's Aladdin Jr. - Spotlight Musical Theatre, located in the heart of Mt. Airy, provides kids of all ages quality musical theatre training and allows children to explore their own sense of identity and self confidence. Senior Company performs at 1 and 5 p.m. Junior Company performs at 3:45 p.m. Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, 1, 3:45, 5 p.m. Ages: 4 and up, Tickets Reqd. www.spotlightmusicalsMtAiry.com.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture - Each weekend in May, use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Woven Wrap Basics - Come learn about woven wraps for babywearing as our Certified Babywearing Educator, Katie, guides you. This is an introductory level class where you will learn to perfect a basic Front Carry and a basic Back Carry* with a woven wrap. Leave feeling confident about the basics of woven wraps! greenberries, 6925 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, noon- 1 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 05/02/2015 410-290-6253, www.greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/columbia-events.  
 
 
Beyond the Stage: Professional Careers in Dance - Explore careers in dance with a panel of professionals who have forged various paths. They will cover such topics as the local dance climate, professional objectives, educational requirements, and career decisions. Free with museum admission. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-263-1800, www.rflewismuseum.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
A Cappella Showcase - Enjoy an evening of music by the region's best contemporary a cappella groups. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, 7 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-263-5544, www.marylandhall.org.  
 
 
Sun Yoga with Rachel - With the medium of the sun and certified Yoga instructor Rachel Voss, open up areas in the body, mind, and spirit where tension, stress and emotions are stored. Sun Yoga helps to build strength and taps into the most powerful source we have: Ourselves. All levels of Yogis are welcomed. Clay Pots, 1635 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
Yoga Storytelling - Story Warriors learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework beloved childrens' tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Day-of drop-in available. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, 9:30- 11 a.m., Ages: 4- 8, Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055 x7142, www.everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#yst.  
 
 
Adventure Scavenger Hunt - Using clues and locations, families and groups will explore the contact station grounds and nearby trails to hunt for sculptured stones, mystery objects, plants and animals. A camera or cell phone that takes pictures is recommended. Arrive anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to begin your hunt. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 05-01-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html  
 
 
Teddy Bear Farm Visit - Bring your bears! Free hayrides for all children who bring a teddy bear. Teddy bear contest at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. both days. Folk singing with Tony McGuffin from noon to 4 p.m. both days. Also, take your bears to meet the seven dwarfs and enjoy hands-on gem mining. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
Flower Mart 2015 - Flower Mart of Mt. Vernon is a non-profit organization. Flower Mart holds an annual welcoming of spring event in the Mt. Vernon area. The Children's Camp will provide child related hand-on crafts and games. Near 1 E. Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, by N/A 410-274-5353 or 240-439-0971, www.flowermart.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at the B&O - This year, Thomas & Friends celebrates 70 years of friendship. All aboard the Best Friends Express for an unprecedented year of Thomas-themed programs and activations as the #1 blue engine celebrates friendship with fans around the world. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Family Concert: John Lithgow's Remarkable Farkle McBride - The BSO brings actor John Lithgow’s children’s book to orchestral life as a part of the family concert series. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, 11 a.m., Ages: 4 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-783-8000, www.BSOmusic.org.  
 
 
Seventh Annual Planet Walk on B&A Trail - Walk or bike along 4.7 miles of the B&A Trail, where NASA and other scientists will have information and children's activities about each of the planets at stations located at each planet's proportional distance from the sun. Evening presentation and star Gazing Party at Anne Arundel Com. College B&A Trail south of Aquahart Road, Glen Burnie, 10:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Ages: all ages, 410-647-7220, www.friendsofaatrails.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.  
 
 
Shrek The Musical - Everyone's favorite Ogre is back in this hilarious show based on the Oscar-winning film. Charm City Players was awarded "Best Family Theatre for 2014". Features free face painting and parking, a live orchestra, and an opportunity to meet the cast. St Timothy's School, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 - This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™, meet Sir Topham Hatt™, and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including arts and crafts, storytelling, and more. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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May 3  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Wildflower Wander - What’s that wildflower? Join experienced wildflower enthusiast, Heather Helm, to discover the beauty and variety of Maryland’s wildflowers blooming throughout the year. Learn the lore and historical uses and take an easy hike to search the park for our spring ephemerals. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. by O5/02/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Disney's Aladdin Jr. - Spotlight Musical Theatre, located in the heart of Mt. Airy, provides kids of all ages quality musical theatre training and allows children to explore their own sense of identity and self confidence. Senior Company performs at 1 and 5 p.m. Junior Company performs at 3:45 p.m. Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, 1, 3:45, 5 p.m. Ages: 4 and up, Tickets Reqd. www.spotlightmusicalsMtAiry.com.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture - Each weekend in May, use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Make Your Own Babyfood Level 1 - Are you thinking about making your own baby food at home? Whether your family is expecting, waiting, or loving your newborn, this class is for you. This class covers readiness, recommended first foods, supplies needed and resources to support making baby food at home. greenberries, 6925 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 05/02/2015 410-290-6253, www.greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/columbia-events.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Mom's Time Out - Join special guest Tanya Klein, President of Precision Organizing for a light-hearted afternoon full of entertaining and practical lessons on how to bring organization and tranquility into your life. Babysitting will be provided in J Town for a reasonable fee. Weinberg Park JCC, 3:30- 5 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-500-5917, www.jcc.org.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for early spring migrants in various refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 8- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 05-02-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Children's Chorus of Maryland Spring Concert - Conducted by Artistic Director Susan Bialek, well-trained and enthusiastic young singers, ages 6 to 17, will celebrate the season with an entertaining afternoon of uplifting choral selections. Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3606 Gwynnbrook Road, Owings Mills, 3- 5 p.m., Ages: 5- adult, Tickets Reqd. 410-494-1480, www.ccmsings.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at the B&O - This year, Thomas & Friends celebrates 70 years of friendship. All aboard the Best Friends Express for an unprecedented year of Thomas-themed programs and activations as the #1 blue engine celebrates friendship with fans around the world. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Spring Open House - Welcome to Nature Camps' Open House! Meet NC Camp Directors, Counselors and parents. Explore 230 acres of Nature Conservancy woodlands. Hike down to the Gunpowder River and climb on the Lower Ropes Course. Nature Camps of Monkton, 17433 Big Falls Road, Monkton, 1- 4 p.m., Ages: toddlers- 16, 410-935-1545, www.naturecamps.com.  
 
 
Teddy Bear Farm Visit - Bring your bears! Free hayrides for all children who bring a teddy bear. Teddy bear contest at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. both days. Folk singing with Tony McGuffin from noon to 4 p.m. both days. Also, take your bears to meet the seven dwarfs and enjoy hands-on gem mining. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
Shrek The Musical - Everyone's favorite Ogre is back in this hilarious show based on the Oscar-winning film. Charm City Players was awarded "Best Family Theatre for 2014". Features free face painting and parking, a live orchestra, and an opportunity to meet the cast. St Timothy's School, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Closing Reception for Learning Your Letters: Braille Art - Learning Your Letters: Braille Art, presented by the JMM and the Braille Art Gallery, features Braille drawings by artists of all ages and abilities, to promote Braille literacy. The exhibit is open to the public in the lobby of the JMM from April 15, 2015, through May 3, 2015. Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 3- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 - This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™, meet Sir Topham Hatt™, and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including arts and crafts, storytelling, and more. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
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May 4  
The Ghost Army at Martin Aviation Museum Free Speaker Series - Industrial camouflage with Rick Beyer discussing his book "The Ghost Army of World War II", story of a top-secret group of World War II GIs who staged a traveling road show of inflatable tanks, sound effects, and other fakery. Books available for purchase. Photo ID required for each adult entry. Lockheed Martin Auditorium, 2323 Eastern Blvd, Baltimore, 7- 8:15 p.m., Ages: 11- 99, 410-682-6122, www.mdairmuseum.org.  
 
 
Screen-Free Week Daytime Campfire - This week children, families, and communities around the world tune in to the great outdoors. Come to the Park to hear stories and eat s'mores. Please call or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr. Baltimore, 4:30- 6 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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May 5  
The Senses to Survive - Discover how animals that must rely on their senses survive in the wild. Rediscover your natural senses and put them to the test with activities, games and a hike. Could you survive using your senses in the wild? Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 8- 10, Reserv Reqd. by 05-04-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
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May 6  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Forest School - Take to the forest for a multi-age, play based learning experience designed to foster a strong connection with the natural world. Classes held entirely outdoors, so dress for weather. Willow Grove Nature Center, Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 2 and up, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-2503, www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Baby Teeth - Dental Basics FREE! - Topics will include development of teeth, first visit expectations, brushing and flossing tips, fluoride do's & don'ts, good/bad snacks and drinks, what is a cavity and what causes them, habits to watch for, dental trauma basics. greenberries, 6925 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, 5:30- 6:30 p.m., 410-290-6253, www.greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/columbia-events.  
 
 
Screen-Free Week Fishing - This week children, families, and communities around the world tune in to the great outdoors. Cane poles and bait provided. Please call or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr. Baltimore, 4:30- 6 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
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May 7  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
The Power of Secrets: Sharing Truth Through Art - Join the Children’s Mental Health Matters Campaign & Taking Flight at the Maryland Coalition for Mental Health Awareness’ 3rd Annual Art Event. Jim Rouse Visionary Center, 3rd Floor Ballroom, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 1- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.org  
 
 
Knitting Circle - The knitting circle is designed to bring those interested in learning, teaching, discussing, or simply just being around others passionate about knitting and crocheting together in a relaxed setting. All levels welcomed. Needles and yarn will be available. Clay Pots, 1635 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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May 8  
Tales and Tails! - Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an up close interaction with Irvine’s animal friends. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, w/ adult, 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Mom's Night Out - Kick off YOUR Mother's Day weekend with a fabulous, fun and free event at greenberries! Share this event and invite friends, family and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you! greenberries, 6925 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, 6- 9 p.m., 410-290-6253, greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/columbia-events.  
 
 
What Happens Next - What Happens Next is an exciting way to promote literacy skills, self-confidence, and public speaking proficiency in children. This is a free program that encourages young students, ranging in age from 6-12, to write for pleasure, expanding their imagination and communication skills in the process. WLOY Radio at Loyola University, 4- 6 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 908-692-0558, www.wloy.org/shows/what-happens-next.  
 
 
Twilight Canoe on the Lake - Canoe the Oregon Ridge Lake and make s’mores on the beach. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Preschool Pandas (Play & Fitness for ages 3 to 5) - This is not a martial arts program but is a good preparation for one. Included are many of the same warm ups used in Jing Ying’s kung fu classes along with other activities that build coordination, strength, flexibility and fitness. Caregiver is free to join in with their child. Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Arnold, 11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 3- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-431-5200, www.JingYing.org.  
 
 
The Wizard of Oz Sing-A-Long - The original film with sing-a-long lyrics is perfect for families and Oz fans of all ages and will benefit the Caroline Center and their career skills training program for women. Fans are encouraged to come in costume for a pre-show parade and contest. The Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, 7 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-547-7328, www.france-merrickpac.com.  
 
 
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May 9  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Junior Naturalists - Is your child at home on the trails? Junior Naturalists is a great way for them to make friends with other nature nuts and spend time in the outdoors. We’ll keep warm with hiking, arts and crafts, keeping a nature journal, and being part of citizen science projects. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 9:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Birding Banneker - Orioles? Cuckoos? Gnatcatchers? Yes, we’ve got ‘em. Join experienced birders Jim Meyers and Joanne Dintzis to search our woodlands and the #9 Trolley Trail for our colorful residents and spring migrants. Wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 8:30- 10 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 05/08/2015 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture - Each weekend in May, use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Mother's Day Tea at Mount Clare - Treat your mom to an afternoon tour of Mount Clare Museum House at 2 p.m. and a traditional 3 p.m. tea accompanied with finger sandwiches and baked goods. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 2 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262 x209, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Ring Sling Workshop - Learn about ring slings for babywearing as our Certified Babywearing Educator, Katie, guides you. Try on and learn about your options and find what works best for you and your little love! greenberries, 6925 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, 2- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 05/09/2015 410-290-6253, www.greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/columbia-events.  
 
 
Mother's Day Art Show with Artist Tyrone Peoples - Clap your hands and dance to Motown hits while artist Tyrone Peoples performs live painting – transforming blank canvasses to masterpieces right before your eyes. See original paintings of Patti Labelle, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, and more. Be one of the first at the event and win a door prize. Clay Pots, 1635 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
Delrey School's Mayfair - Unified Community Connections’ Delrey School, which serves children with disabilities, will hold its 12th annual Mayfair. The fundraiser will feature flower and bake sales, product vendors, food and refreshments, live music, a prize wheel and raffles, and many more activities for kids. Arbutus Fire Hall, parking lot 5200, Southwestern Blvd. Arbutus, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-314-5000, www.delreyschool.org.  
 
 
Sun Yoga with Rachel - With the medium of the sun and certified Yoga instructor Rachel Voss, open up areas in the body, mind, and spirit where tension, stress and emotions are stored. Sun Yoga helps to build strength and taps into the most powerful source we have: Ourselves. All levels of Yogis are welcomed. Clay Pots, 1635 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
Open Cockpit Day Celebrates WWII Victory - Sit in the pilot seats of the Museum’s outdoor airplanes and imagine being a pilot for a day. Explore WWII transportation and reenactors. At 1pm “Fill Shoes for Victory!” will engage upper elementary through adult visitors in WWII stories. Family budget-friendly admission. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, Middle River, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-682-6122, www.mdairmuseum.org.  
 
 
Music in the Woods - Twelve diverse local bands and solo musicians. Performances include bluegrass, folk, rock, and more on an outdoor stage. Vendors and children’s activities available throughout the day. Meet with musicians at jam sessions. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Hot dogs and light refreshments for sale. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Yoga Storytelling - Story Warriors learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework beloved childrens' tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Day-of drop-in available. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, 9:30- 11 a.m., Ages: 4- 8, Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055 x7142, www.everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#yst.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: How Does Your Garden Grow - Understanding the science of growing and the benefits of plants is lots of fun when you do it with stories, games, and songs! Plant some seeds with us to give to your mom for Mother’s Day! Snack and take home craft provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: How Does Your Garden Grow - Understanding the science of growing and the benefits of plants is lots of fun when you do it with stories, games, and songs! Plant some seeds with us to give to your mom for Mother’s Day! Snack and take home craft provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Perry Hall Christian School Spring Market and Craft Fair - A day to celebrate Spring and support the PTF at Perry Hall Christian School.There will be door prizes, independent sales vendors, crafters, and beautiful flowers for sale. 3919 Schroeder Avenue, Perry Hall, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-869-1208, www.facebook.com/events/500367450110312.  
 
 
Magnificent Whooping Crane Kid's Day - Ongoing crafts, games and activities to learn about Whooping Cranes! Puppet Shows and Storytimes to last approximately 20-30 minutes. • Puppet Show: Little Whooper’s Excellent Adventure at 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. • Storytimes at 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Free Family Jam - Dance and Bmore is offering free dance classes for the family. It's a free, 50-minute FazaFam Family Jam dance class the 2nd Saturday of each month. Jam to Salsa, Disco, Hip-Hop, Motown and more. New Waverly United Methodist Church, 2nd floor, 644 East 33rd St (across from the Giant), Baltimore, 2- 2:50 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410 871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Mother's Day Weekend - Free hayrides for all mothers and grandmothers accompanied by a child. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
Reisterstown Bloomin' ArtFest - Free and open to all! Sponsored by Reisterstown Improv. Assoc & Rec & Parks. Live music, great place to shop for Mother's Day, live flowers, crafters & artists. Also, karate demos, historic tours, children's area, and a chance to win O's tickets! Franklin Middle School, Main St & Cockeys Mill Rd, Reistertown, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, 410-905-4840,  
 
 
4th Annual Taste of the Town - An event to benefit the Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library’s early childhood literacy efforts. Sample food and drinks from some of the Baltimore area’s finest restaurants and caterers, enjoy live music and a fantastic silent auction, all for a great cause. Baltimore County Public Library, Towson Branch, 7- 11 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-887-6196, www.foundationforbcpl.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.  
 
 
3rd Annual African American Children’s Book Fair - Enjoy author readings, meet-and-greets with illustrators, cultural performances, craft activities, and a workshops. Children's books will be distributed while supplies last. Presented in partnership with Baltimore City Schools and the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Free. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, noon- 4 p.m., 443-263-1800, www.rflewismuseum.org.  
 
 
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May 10  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Mom's Herbal Tea Workshop - Enjoy an English-style tea while you mix up two all-natural, herbal tea blends. Make colorful pillow boxes to fill with your teas. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 2- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Mother's Day - Children get faces painted, dressed up as pirates and set sail for a treasure hunt on the water. While reading a map to find sunken treasure, the young pirates use water cannons in defense against an enemy pirate. Free admission for mothers and grandmothers all day. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture - Each weekend in May, use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Mother's Day Weekend - Free hayrides for all mothers and grandmothers accompanied by a child. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
Family Fun Concert: Concert Artists of Baltimore - Out of nowhere, a Wizard is magically transported onto the stage. Unsure of how he got there, the conductor and orchestra try to find a way to send him back home using magical music. Several “budding conductor” children will also be selected to conduct the orchestra. Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-625-3525, www.cabmusic.org.  
 
 
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May 12  
Based on Books - Worms! - Each program in this series begins with a beautifully illustrated children’s story about wildlife. Discover more about nature with puppets, props, and activities. Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 4- 5, Reserv Reqd. by 05-11-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
National Aquarium Living Seashore Exhibit Opens - Living Seashore will take guests on a journey beyond the boardwalk to the crashing waves, sandy beaches and shifting dunes of the ever-changing Mid-Atlantic seashore. National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Tickets Reqd. aqua.org/livingseashore.  
 
 
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May 13  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
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May 14  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Nature, 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.  
 
 
WW II Aircraft Flies into Martin State Airport - Commemorative Air Force visits Martin Aviation Museum with Airpower History Tour of WWII aircraft. View planes free from fenced area or pay Ramp Fee charge (under 10 yrs old free) to go out to planes for a Walk Around and Cockpit Tour. Visit dependent on weather/maintenance issues. Museum open. Martin State Airport, 701 Wilson Point Road, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Ages: 8- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-682-6122, www.airpowersquadron.org/#!baltimore-maryland/c1bqi.  
 
 
The J's Children's Theatre Company Presents: The Wizard of Oz - The JCC’s new Children’s Theatre Production Company will be staging the Wizard of Oz at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts.Come one, come all and watch as the cast of 3rd to 7th graders, with an ensemble of 1st and 2nd graders, perform directed by Broadway's award winning talent CJay Phillip. Gordon Center, 3506 Gwynbrooke Ave., Owings Mills, 7 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-356-7469, gordoncenter.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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May 15  
Spring Camp Out - Enjoy the spring weather with an overnight in the park! Go on a ranger-led night hike, make s’mores around the campfire, and enjoy breakfast in the morning. Bring your own tent or reserve one by calling the office at 410-887-4156. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 6 p.m.- 9 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Tales and Tails! - Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an up close interaction with Irvine’s animal friends. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, w/ adult, 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
What Happens Next - What Happens Next is an exciting way to promote literacy skills, self-confidence, and public speaking proficiency in children. This is a free program that encourages young students, ranging in age from 6-12, to write for pleasure, expanding their imagination and communication skills in the process. WLOY Radio at Loyola University, 4- 6 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 908-692-0558, www.wloy.org/shows/what-happens-next.  
 
 
Preschool Pandas (Play & Fitness for ages 3 to 5) - This is not a martial arts program but is a good preparation for one. Included are many of the same warm ups used in Jing Ying’s kung fu classes along with other activities that build coordination, strength, flexibility and fitness. Caregiver is free to join in with their child. Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Arnold, 11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 3- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-431-5200, www.JingYing.org.  
 
 
Hippity Hop! - Discover the fascinating world of frogs by exploring their habitat and life cycle through crafts, games and a refuge hike! Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5- 7, Reserv Reqd. by 05-14-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
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May 16  
Stream Searchin' - Enjoy a fun hike to our stream and immerse in some aquatic exploration to find critters like crayfish, caddisflies, and salamanders. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Children’s Gardening - Have fun growing food and flowers. Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as messy fun. Learn about seeds, life cycles, and cooking the food you grow. Topic: Planting Party. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5- 10, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Perennial Swap - It’s time to split your perennials. Bring your extras to the museum; we’ll have identification resources available and would love to talk plants as you trade with others doing the same. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture - Each weekend in May, use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
St. Paul's Lutheran School Spring Fling and Open House - Vendor and handmade craft event, plus free kids' activities, including crafts, games, moon bounce, food and much more. Also, enjoy a gently-used purse and accessory sale, as well as an open house for St. Paul's pre-k through 8th grade school. St. Paul's Lutheran School, 12022 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3- 14, 410-592-8100, www.stpaulseagles.org.  
 
 
New and Improved Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Enjoy a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
NAMIWalks Maryland - A 5K walk to stomp out the stigma around mental illness and raise money so NAMI can continue to offer free support and education programs around the state. Check-in at 10 a.m., walk begins at 11 a.m. Inner Harbor, West Shore Park, Reserv Reqd. www.namimd.org.  
 
 
17th Annual Walk/Run for SIDS & Child Loss - Share in a day of fellowship and celebration, rain or shine, as we walk, run, rollerblade, or bike ride. Don’t miss the touching dove release at 8:30 a.m. Funds raised go to the Center for Infant & Child Loss in support of bereavement counseling services for Maryland families. Quiet Waters Park, Sassafras Pavilion, Annapolis, 7:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, Tickets Reqd. 800-808-7437, www.infantandchildloss.org.  
 
 
Children's Plein Air Quick Draw - Grab your paints, brushes, crayons, pastels, markers and head to the farm to join artists of all ages and skill levels for a day of art and fun. Plein air is painting outdoors. Entries will be judged and prizes awarded in both youth and adult categories. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Reserv Reqd. by May 8 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
Rosie the Riveter Day - A day of activity honoring women who kept the WWII homefront moving when the men went to war. A noon tribute ceremony, and a 2:30 p.m. attempt to make a new world’s record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter. For Guinness Book dress rules visit www.mdairmuseum.org. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 9- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-682-6122, www.mdairmuseum.org.  
 
 
Cane Pole Fishing - Fish for bluegill and largemouth bass with cane poles. Pole and the worms provided. Adults and children 16+ must have MD fishing licenses in order to participate. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 9- 11 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Yoga Storytelling - Story Warriors learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework beloved childrens' tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Day-of drop-in available. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, 9:30- 11 a.m., Ages: 4- 8, Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055 x7142, www.everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#yst.  
 
 
5K Cross Country Run at Baltimore Humane Society - 5K cross country run on Baltimore Humane Society grounds in Reisterstown to benefit Baltimore Humane Society. Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, 8:30 a.m., 410-833-8848, www.bmorehumane.org.  
 
 
Catonsville Historical Society's House and Garden Tour - Catonsville’s architecture is quite diverse. Tour Victorian, four-square, and exposed aggregate polychrome concrete homes as well as one of Catonsville's beautiful convent properties. Renovations abound, as do fabulous eyes for color and décor. Houses throughout Catonsville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-744-0590, www.catonsvillehistory.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Faerie Faire - The first annual Baltimore Faerie Faire. A one day festival and Faerie Ball. Church of the Guardian Angel, 2629 Huntington Road, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 11 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 443-834-3191, www.baltimorefairiefaire.com.  
 
 
Animal Families! - Animal families come in many different shapes and sizes. Learn about three very different babies and how they grow up! Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 7, Reserv Reqd. by 05-15-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Past Times for Children: Farming and Living with Animals - Farming is hard work in Carroll County in the 1800’s. Caring for animals and collecting all the food they provide is a big chore. Children will experience this through creative play, singing, and stories. Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, 10- 11:15 am., Ages: 4- 7, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-848-6494, www.hsccmd.org.  
 
 
30 Minutes Free With DAB - 30 Minutes Free With DAB is a free, 30-minute Modern-Jazz warm up with company members of Dance & Bmore every 3rd Saturday of the month. New Waverly United Methodist Church, 644 East 33rd street, Baltimore, 2- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 16 and up, 410-871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Art Classes and Workshops at Towson Arts Collective - Arts classes and workshops include storytelling with art; collage, stitchery and other media; mythical creatures; drawing and ceramics; FUNdamentals of design thinking; cardboard sculpture, painting, collage, and other media. EBC Arts Center, 40 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 6- 16, Reserv Reqd. by 04/15/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-215-3292, www.towsonartscollective.org.  
 
 
Horse Discovery Center Special Weekend - To celebrate everything equine in Maryland, have fun making stick horses on Saturday and Sunday. All materials will be provided, you just bring the creativity. Each child will have a stick horse to take home. Plus, enjoy the hands-on experience of gem mining this weekend. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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 17  
Stream Searchin' - Enjoy a fun hike to our stream and immerse in some aquatic exploration to find critters like crayfish, caddisflies, and salamanders. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Déjà Vu And Nearly New Sale - Part of the National Road Yard Sale. Proceeds will benefit the education programs developed by the HCHS and HEC. Mt. Ida, Ellicott City, www.hchsmd.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture - Each weekend in May, use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Car Seat Installation Clinic - Individual sessions include an installation tutorial and hands-on experience for family members, so that parents learn how to install their seat themselves. Best practices, next steps and recall information are always discussed. Schedule an installation appointment or drop in to get answers. greenberries, 6925 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, noon- 2 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 05/16/2015 410-290-6253, www.greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/columbia-events.  
 
 
New and Improved Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Enjoy a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Heartsaver for Adults, Children and Infants: CPR, AED - This course covers CPR techniques, the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and maneuvers to aid choking victims. Camp counselors, daycare providers, those seeking certification or recertification and of course parents (and grandparents) are encouraged to attend. greenberries, 6925 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, 5- 8:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 05/10/2015 410-290-6253, www.greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/columbia-events.  
 
 
Nature Fun Club - The 3rd Sunday of each month this spring, hang out with other kids who love nature and enjoy themed activities and craft-making. Each Sunday holds a new adventure, from scavenger hunts to nature hikes and from planetarium presentations to arts and crafts projects. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 4- 7, Reserv Reqd. by 03/14/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
WW II Aircraft Flies into Martin State Airport - Commemorative Air Force visits Martin Aviation Museum with Airpower History Tour of WWII aircraft. View planes free from fenced area or pay Ramp Fee charge (under 10 yrs old free) to go out to planes for a Walk Around and Cockpit Tour. Visit dependent on weather/maintenance issues. Museum open. Martin State Airport, 701 Wilson Point Road, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Ages: 8- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-682-6122, www.airpowersquadron.org/#!baltimore-maryland/c1bqi.  
 
 
Cane Pole Fishing - Fish for bluegill and largemouth bass with cane poles. Pole and the worms provided. Adults and children 16+ must have MD fishing licenses in order to participate. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 9- 11 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Hooray for Play! - A fun-filled morning at this annual family fundraiser hosted by Port Discovery's Explorers Council. Enjoy a morning of private play, special activities, and Museum exploration before the Museum opens to the public. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- noon, Tickets Reqd. bit.ly/1O7d5xD, www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
The J's Children's Theatre Company Presents: The Wizard of Oz - The JCC’s new Children’s Theatre Production Company will be staging the Wizard of Oz at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts.Come one, come all and watch as the cast of 3rd to 7th graders, with an ensemble of 1st and 2nd graders, perform directed by Broadway's award winning talent CJay Phillip. Gordon Center, 3506 Gwynbrooke Ave., Owings Mills, 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-356-7469, gordoncenter.com.  
 
 
Horse Discovery Center Special Weekend - To celebrate everything equine in Maryland, have fun making stick horses on Saturday and Sunday. All materials will be provided, you just bring the creativity. Each child will have a stick horse to take home. Plus, enjoy the hands-on experience of gem mining this weekend. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
Art Outside 3 - A juried arts event reminiscent of the City's annual outdoor art festival from the 1950s and 1960s. Featuring the work of Maryland artists, as well as strolling entertainers, performance groups, local arts organizations, food trucks, and a kids' art exploration area. Rain or shine. Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., www.ArtOutsideMD.org.  
 
 
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May 19  
Imagination Stage Presents: BLUE - Imagine a world where the only color is blue. Blue flowers, blue grass, even blue cereal. Inky and Pale live in such a world -- until they discover something red. In this interactive show, two friends find fun in every color of the rainbow. Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, 10:30 & 11:45 a.m., Ages: 1- 4, Tickets Reqd. 410-636-6597, www.chesapeakearts.org.  
 
 
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May 20  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Toddler Time at the B&O - Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blueville, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Begins promptly. Train ride weather permitting. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Imagination Stage Presents: BLUE - Imagine a world where the only color is blue. Blue flowers, blue grass, even blue cereal. Inky and Pale live in such a world -- until they discover something red. In this interactive show, two friends find fun in every color of the rainbow. Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, 10:30 & 11:45 a.m., Ages: 1- 4, Tickets Reqd. 410-636-6597, www.chesapeakearts.org.  
 
 
Origami Animals - Get your fingers in shape by learning to fold paper into awesome animals. Holt Center, 34 Elmont Avenue, Baltimore, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-5307,  
 
 
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May 21  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture - Each weekend in May, use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Imagination Stage Presents: BLUE - Imagine a world where the only color is blue. Blue flowers, blue grass, even blue cereal. Inky and Pale live in such a world -- until they discover something red. In this interactive show, two friends find fun in every color of the rainbow. Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, 10:30 & 11:45 a.m., Ages: 1- 4, Tickets Reqd. 410-636-6597, www.chesapeakearts.org.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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May 22  
Tales and Tails! - Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an up close interaction with Irvine’s animal friends. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, w/ adult, 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture - Each weekend in May, use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
What Happens Next - What Happens Next is an exciting way to promote literacy skills, self-confidence, and public speaking proficiency in children. This is a free program that encourages young students, ranging in age from 6-12, to write for pleasure, expanding their imagination and communication skills in the process. WLOY Radio at Loyola University, 4- 6 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 908-692-0558, www.wloy.org/shows/what-happens-next.  
 
 
Preschool Pandas (Play & Fitness for ages 3 to 5) - This is not a martial arts program but is a good preparation for one. Included are many of the same warm ups used in Jing Ying’s kung fu classes along with other activities that build coordination, strength, flexibility and fitness. Caregiver is free to join in with their child. Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Arnold, 11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 3- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-431-5200, www.JingYing.org.  
 
 
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May 23  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Nature Quest Hike - Enjoy the Trolley Trail and the Banneker Back Country on a guided hike as we collect two rubbings for the Baltimore County Nature Quest. A 2.5 mile hike over easy to moderate terrain suitable for adults and children over the age of 5. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 05/22/2015 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Memorial Day Weekend - Children get faces painted, dressed up as pirates and set sail for a treasure hunt on the water. While reading a map to find sunken treasure, the young pirates use water cannons in defense against an enemy pirate. Discount with military ID all weekend. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
Gallery Drawing Family Workshop - Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills and build their portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. This family-oriented workshop is designed for kids and their favorite adults to enjoy together. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 9- 13, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Babywearing for Expectant Parents - Learn about carriers that are ideal for newborn babywearing as our Certified Babywearing Educator, Katie, guides you. This class is geared towards expecting parents, but can also accommodate brand new families. Come learn how babywearing can fit into your lifestyle. greenberries, 6925 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, 3- 4 p.m., 410-290-6253, www.greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/columbia-events.  
 
 
Cloth Diapering 101 - In this very popular workshop, you will learn about pockets and AIOs, hybrids, and prefolds, wetbags and sprayers. Laundering and the basics are covered in detail. greenberries, 6925 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, 5- 6 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 05/22/2015 410-290-6253, www.greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/columbia-events.  
 
 
Fairies and Elves - Learn all about these mysterious inhabitants of the forest and search for their presence at Oregon Ridge Park. Enjoy crafting houses for them and make a craft to take home. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Yoga Storytelling - Story Warriors learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework beloved childrens' tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Day-of drop-in available. Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, 9:30- 11 a.m., Ages: 4- 8, Tickets Reqd. 443-615-7055 x7142, www.everymantheatre.org/classes/youth#yst.  
 
 
Go Wild with Cookies - Participate in the Nature Center's first ever Wild Cookie Contest. Bring in your best cookie made with at least one of the following ingredients: honey, blackberries, or strawberries. Sample all the cookies and vote for the best. Bring recipes to share. End the event with a hike. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 11- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Gem Mining Weekend - Purchase a bucket full of enriched ore, and use the water flume to discover gems you can take home with you. Fun for all ages. Geode cracking, too. The petting farm and the rides will also be open on Monday, May 25. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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May 24  
The Art and Science of Rocks - Take a walk through the geologic story of the bay as told by rocks. "Read" the rocks you find on a hike in the park and paint a masterpiece - you choose the rock canvas! Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Memorial Day Weekend - Children get faces painted, dressed up as pirates and set sail for a treasure hunt on the water. While reading a map to find sunken treasure, the young pirates use water cannons in defense against an enemy pirate. Discount with military ID all weekend. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
The Art and Science of Rocks - Take a walk through the geologic story of the bay as told by rocks. "Read" the rocks you find on a hike in the park and paint a masterpiece -- you choose the rock canvas. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Fairies and Elves - Learn all about these mysterious inhabitants of the forest and search for their presence at Oregon Ridge Park. Enjoy crafting houses for them and make a craft to take home. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
MCVET’s 20th Annual 5K/10K - Help homeless veterans and other veterans in need by running in these open, amateur races through downtown Baltimore. Proceeds will support the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, Inc., which gives veterans resources and support to overcome homelessness, addiction and unemployment. War Memorial Building, Baltimore, 7:30 a.m.- noon, Tickets Reqd. 410-576-9626 x253, www.mcvet.org.  
 
 
Gem Mining Weekend - Purchase a bucket full of enriched ore, and use the water flume to discover gems you can take home with you. Fun for all ages. Geode cracking, too. The petting farm and the rides will also be open on Monday, May 25. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
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May 25  
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Memorial Day Weekend - Children get faces painted, dressed up as pirates and set sail for a treasure hunt on the water. While reading a map to find sunken treasure, the young pirates use water cannons in defense against an enemy pirate. Discount with military ID all weekend. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
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May 27  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Kid's Night Out! - Enjoy the evening out while your kids enjoy a fun-filled night of nature activities. Children will participate in activities including arts and crafts, animal encounters, nature games and even a tasty pizza dinner. Spaces limited so be sure to register early. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 6- 9 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
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May 28  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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May 29  
Tales and Tails! - Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an up close interaction with Irvine’s animal friends. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, w/ adult, 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Cinderella Kids - A cast of talented young Carroll County actors take the stage at the Carroll Arts Center in a fully staged production. With a beautiful score and classic songs from the film, Cinderella Kids will charm its way into your heart, and remind audiences that dreams really can come true. Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, 7 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.  
 
 
Brides Against Breast Cancer - Brides Against Breast Cancer sells donated wedding gowns at sales across the country at tremendous savings and the profits contribute to free programs for cancer patients and their families. 2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, 6- 9:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org.  
 
 
What Happens Next - What Happens Next is an exciting way to promote literacy skills, self-confidence, and public speaking proficiency in children. This is a free program that encourages young students, ranging in age from 6-12, to write for pleasure, expanding their imagination and communication skills in the process. WLOY Radio at Loyola University, 4- 6 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 908-692-0558, www.wloy.org/shows/what-happens-next.  
 
 
Preschool Pandas (Play & Fitness for ages 3 to 5) - This is not a martial arts program but is a good preparation for one. Included are many of the same warm ups used in Jing Ying’s kung fu classes along with other activities that build coordination, strength, flexibility and fitness. Caregiver is free to join in with their child. Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Arnold, 11:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 3- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-431-5200, www.JingYing.org.  
 
 
Nature Tots: Silly Goose - Introduce your preschooler to the world of Geese through games, stories, and crafts in this fun, interactive program. Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 05-28-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Nature Tots: Silly Goose - Introduce your preschooler to the world of Geese through games, stories, and crafts in this fun, interactive program. Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 05-28-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
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May 30  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Explore the Shore - At low tide, head down to the shoreline to search for evidence of estuary creatures. Gather interesting natural materials to construct a creek critter. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
A Sense of the Night - Venture into the darkness of the woods and experience how your other senses come to light as your sight fades away. No flashlights required. Parent participation is optional. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 8:30- 10 a.m., Ages: 8- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Moss Workshop - Join the Natural History Society of Maryland for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 05/29/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Colonial Cabin Cookery - How did Mr. Banneker and his family cook their meals? And what sorts of things might they have eaten? Come to the Banneker Farmstead and find out! Drop in this afternoon for a conversation with a costumed interpreter and a demonstration of simple open hearth cookery. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Cinderella Kids - A cast of talented young Carroll County actors take the stage at the Carroll Arts Center in a fully staged production. With a beautiful score and classic songs from the film, Cinderella Kids will charm its way into your heart, and remind audiences that dreams really can come true. Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture - Each weekend in May, use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Brides Against Breast Cancer - Brides Against Breast Cancer sells donated wedding gowns at sales across the country at tremendous savings and the profits contribute to free programs for cancer patients and their families. 2002 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, 6- 9:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org.  
 
 
Art Cart Derby - Highlandtown’s awesome gravity-powered vehicle race returns. An all-ages festival with music, art, and food! Come early for Blockenstein. Bank St. and Highland Ave., Baltimore, noon- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Children's Chorus of Maryland Class Demonstration - Bring your child to a Class Demonstration at our school in Towson. Due to limited space, register online. Children have the chance to participate in a fun, play-based exploratory music class with an experienced teacher and group of current students. 320 East Towsontown Blvd., Terrace Level, Towson, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 5 1/2- 10, Reserv Reqd. by May 29, 2015 410-494-1480, www.ccmsings.org.  
 
 
Whose Poo is on my Shoe? - Who pooped in the park? Learn Common Scat Identification and make edible “poo” to take home. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Fish! - Come explore the exciting world of these underwater creatures. We’ll learn about our finned friends through stories, activities, and art. We’ll even try our hand at fish prints for you to take home. Snack and take home craft provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Fish! - Come explore the exciting world of these underwater creatures. We’ll learn about our finned friends through stories, activities, and art. We’ll even try our hand at fish prints for you to take home. Snack and take home craft provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for birds in several refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 8:15- 10:15 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 05-29-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Herp Search - Join a refuge naturalist on this guided search for reptiles and amphibians. Wear good walking shoes! Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 05-29-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Night Hike - Discover the nighttime world of the refuge as you look and listen for nocturnal animals on this guided walk. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 8- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 05-29-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Children's Chorus of Maryland Music Class Demonstration - Children have the chance to participate in a fun, play-based exploratory music class with an experienced teacher and group of children currently enrolled in Children's Chorus of Maryland at our school in Towson. Due to limited space, register online at www.ccmsings.org 320 East Towsontown Blvd., Terrace Level, Towson, 10- 10:50 a.m., Ages: 5 1/2- 13, Reserv Reqd. by May 28, 2015 410-494-1480, www.ccmsings.org.  
 
 
Fishing and Hunting Swap Meet - Buy, sell, or trade your old gear for new stuff. Games for the kids, food, prizes, and fun. Shop the flea market for vintage goods while Jr. fishes for bargains himself! Patapsco Flea Market, 1400 Patapsco Ave., Patapsco, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Ages: 1- 99, 410-354-1338, www.patapscofleamarket.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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May 31  
Budding Authors - Gather ‘round for a reading of “Turtle’s Day”, and use the tale as inspiration to write and illustrate a storybook, authored by YOU, to share with family and friends! Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1:30- 3 p.m., Ages: 3- 7, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Cinderella Kids - A cast of talented young Carroll County actors take the stage at the Carroll Arts Center in a fully staged production. With a beautiful score and classic songs from the film, Cinderella Kids will charm its way into your heart, and remind audiences that dreams really can come true. Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.  
 
 
Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture - Each weekend in May, use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small. No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for early spring migrants in various refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 8- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 05-30-15 301-497-5887, www.fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent/visit/PublicPrograms.html.  
 
 
Schechter on the Move 5K Race and 1 Mile Family Fun Run - After the race, there will be free food and refreshments, water tag, a moon bounce, a DJ, face painting, and more! Also, make sure to stop by the GECEC Giftique for a great selection of local vendors. Krieger Schechter Day School, Pikesville, 8- 11 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. bit.ly/KSDS_5K.  
 
 
Whose Poo is on my Shoe? - Who pooped in the park? Learn Common Scat Identification and make edible “poo” to take home. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Community Block Party - A fun family weekend activity at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center (JCC). The ball fields will be transformed into a bustling street fair when the center once again delivers an amazing Community Block Party. There will be activities, musical performances, food, and more! The Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-559-3546, www.jcc.org.  
 
 
Free Chamber Concert - The amazing talents of our orchestra members are on display when they come together in small ensembles. Hear some of the great works of the chamber literature up close in a beautiful, intimate setting. The concert is FREE and no seat reservation is required. Donations to support the series accepted. Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia, 3- 4:30 p.m., 410-465-8777, www.columbiaorchestra.org.  
 
 
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June

Jun 3  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Toddler Time at the B&O - Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blueville, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Begins promptly. Train ride weather permitting. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
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Jun 4  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Knitting Circle - The knitting circle is designed to bring those interested in learning, teaching, discussing, or simply just being around others passionate about knitting and crocheting together in a relaxed setting. All levels welcomed. Needles and yarn will be available. Clay Pots, 1635 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jun 5  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
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Jun 6  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Tree-sure Hunt - Can you find them all? We’ll be using games and maps to find the trees that Mr. Banneker would have used during his lifetime and learn why they were important. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 06/05/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Music Box Series: Around the Globe - Journey across the globe through music, song, and dance as the BSO celebrates a multitude of cultures around the world. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, 10 a.m., Ages: 6 months- 3 years, Tickets Reqd. 410-783-8000, www.BSOmusic.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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Jun 7  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Howard County Family Wellness Day - A free family event that includes a 60-foot obstacle course, kids activities, and fitness demonstrations. Centennial Park, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, 410-988-3786, www.familywellnessday.org.  
 
 
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Jun 10  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
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Jun 11  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jun 12  
Tales and Tails! - Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an up close interaction with Irvine’s animal friends. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, w/ adult, 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
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Jun 13  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Colonial Market Fair - Travel back in time to Banneker’s life in the eighteenth century and interact with costumed craftsmen, tradesmen, sutlers and musicians. Stop by Banneker’s cabin, hike his farmstead trails, and learn the story of an amazing African American writer, astronomer, mathematician, and surveyor. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Oella, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, 410-887-1081, www.facebook.com/events/420259758140992.  
 
 
Open Cockpit Day Celebrates WWII Victory - Sit in the pilot seats of the Museum’s outdoor airplanes and imagine being a pilot for a day. Explore WWII transportation and reenactors. At 1pm “Fill Shoes for Victory!” will engage upper elementary through adult visitors in WWII stories. Family budget-friendly admission. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, Middle River, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-682-6122, www.mdairmuseum.org.  
 
 
Free Family Jam - Dance and Bmore is offering free dance classes for the family. It's a free, 50-minute FazaFam Family Jam dance class the 2nd Saturday of each month. Jam to Salsa, Disco, Hip-Hop, Motown and more. New Waverly United Methodist Church, 2nd floor, 644 East 33rd St (across from the Giant), Baltimore, 2- 2:50 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410 871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Music Box Series: Around the Globe - Journey across the globe through music, song, and dance as the BSO celebrates a multitude of cultures around the world. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, 10 a.m., Ages: 6 months- 3 years, Tickets Reqd. 410-783-8000, www.BSOmusic.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Family Clay Art Workshop - Explore the world of dance through clay, by sculpting and decorating a figurine dancer or a ballet shoe with Baltimore Clayworks artist, Sallah Jenkins. To register for either session, please contact the Visitor Services Desk at 443-263-1875. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, noon, Tickets Reqd. 443-263-1800, www.rflewismuseum.org.  
 
 
Family Clay Art Workshop - Explore the world of dance through clay, by sculpting and decorating a figurine dancer or a ballet shoe with Baltimore Clayworks artist, Sallah Jenkins. To register for either session, please contact the Visitor Services Desk at 443-263-1875. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, 2:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-263-1800, www.rflewismuseum.org.  
 
 
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Jun 14  
Flat-Water Paddling Basics for Canoe - Learn flat-water paddling techniques, self-rescue, safety, and gear selection. This is an American Canoe Association certified instructional program. No flip-flop shoes, please. A limited number of canoes will be available. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 5 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Harford Ballet Company presents Cinderella - This classic fairy tale will be a delight to audience members complete with a fairy Godmother, handsome prince and an unforgettable ball! The production features charming sets, beautiful costumes and magical staging. Bel Air High School, 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-877-0777, www.harfordballetcompany.org.  
 
 
Ladew Gardens’ Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series - Ladew Gardens’ annual Summer Concert Series. What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands! Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Cool Kids Courageous 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run - The Cool Kids Courageous Run includes a family friendly 5K and a 1-mile fun run/walk that begin at 8 am. All registered participants will receive a cotton race t-shirt before the start and receive a cold wash cloth at the finish line. All children will also receive a medal at the finish! Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, 8 a.m., 410-560-1770, www.coolkidscampaign.org/run.  
 
 
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Jun 17  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Toddler Time at the B&O - Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blueville, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Begins promptly. Train ride weather permitting. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
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Jun 18  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jun 19  
Tales and Tails! - Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an up close interaction with Irvine’s animal friends. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, w/ adult, 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Longitude and Latitude: Banneker the Celestial Navigator - Hear a dynamic talk about celestial navigation as it relates to ocean and land surveying with Dr. Sethanne Howard, an astronomer and former Chief of the Nautical Almanac Office at the U. S. Naval Observatory. Star-gazing to follow, weather permitting. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 8- 10 p.m., Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 06/18/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
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Jun 20  
Weed Warriors of the Habitat Restoration Team - Remove invasive plants from the park and also plant natives and maintain restored habitat – great opportunities for high school students for community service and volunteers who like to work outdoors. Wear long pants, hat, and close-toed shoes. Bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Sherwood House, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Serpentine Hike - Robert E. Lee Park is part of a narrow band of serpentine lands that once stretched from Alabama to Canada. Join rangers on a hike through the rare plant life and green and brown rocks of this globally rare habitat. Email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr. Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
KIDZ BOP Make Some Noise Tour - The KIDZ BOP Kids will take the stage to perform family-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits in this energetic and interactive live show. The “Make Some Noise” tour is the ultimate family concert experience that guarantees to get everyone singing and dancing along! Rams Head Live, Baltimore, 4:30- 6:30 p.m., Ages: 3- 13, Tickets Reqd. 410-244-1131, www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/824589?utm_medium=45.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
New and Improved Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Enjoy a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Dance Theatre of Harlem Performance - The world-renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) performs live at Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University. The performance is co-presented with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, in conjunction with its current exhibition Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts. Morgan State University, Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, 8- 10 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-885-4440, http://bit.ly/1BEGKY4.  
 
 
Past Times for Children: One Room School Houses - Children will learn what it was like to attend school in the 1800’s. They will visit a one school house through creative play, various activities, and stories. Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, 10- 11:15 am., Ages: 4- 7, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-848-6494, www.hsccmd.org.  
 
 
30 Minutes Free With DAB - 30 Minutes Free With DAB is a free, 30-minute Modern-Jazz warm up with company members of Dance & Bmore every 3rd Saturday of the month. New Waverly United Methodist Church, 644 East 33rd street, Baltimore, 2- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 16 and up, 410-871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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Jun 21  
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Father's Day - Children get faces painted, dressed up as pirates and set sail for a treasure hunt on the water. While reading a map to find sunken treasure, the young pirates use water cannons in defense against an enemy pirate. Free admission for fathers and grandfathers all day. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
New and Improved Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Enjoy a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Jun 22  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Jun 23  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Jun 24  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
Wonderful World of Worms Open House - The perfect introduction to composting for children! Learn about worms and the part they play in composting. Bring a baggie of food scraps as we learn to make a compost pile. All children pot a plant to take home. Price per child. Adult admission free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 4- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 06/23/15 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
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Jun 25  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jun 26  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
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Jun 27  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Moss Workshop - Join the Natural History Society of Maryland for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 06/26/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
137th Clarksville Picnic - Come to a day filled with kid's games, pony and hay rides, face painting, your favorite fair foods and sweet treats! There's also a magic show and lots of music. There's plenty for the grown-ups to do – Bingo, a silent auction, plant sale, hand-made crafts, White Elephant garage sale, and more. 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, noon- 9 p.m., 410-531-6040,  
 
 
Open House and Family Fun Fair - Your whole family will enjoy this first Summer Fun Fair, where there will be games, crafts, story-telling, healthy picnic food and drinks, cold treats, and places to relax indoors in the World Peace Cafe and outdoors in the World Peace Garden. Guided meditations and tours will be offered every hour. 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 410-243-3837, www.meditationmd.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Jun 28  
Asian Art Celebration - A free, day-long event to celebrate the BMA's new presentation of Asian Art. Featuring musical demonstrations, demonstration by a master calligrapher, hands-on art-making of dragon puppets, origami lotus flowers, and a manga drawing activity, and morning meditation and afternoon T’ai Chi. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-573-1701, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Heartsaver for Adults, Children and Infants: CPR, AED - This course covers CPR techniques, the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and maneuvers to aid choking victims. Camp counselors, daycare providers, those seeking certification or re-certification and of course parents (and grandparents) are encouraged to attend. Greenberries Baltimore, 915 W 36th St, Baltimore, 1- 4:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 06/24/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-889-6253, www.greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/baltimore-events.  
 
 
Ladew Gardens’ Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series - Featuring Trinidad & Tobago Steel Drum Orchestra. Ladew Gardens’ annual Summer Concert Series. What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands! Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, or alcohol. The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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July

Jul 1  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Toddler Time at the B&O - Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blueville, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Begins promptly. Train ride weather permitting. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
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Jul 2  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Knitting Circle - The knitting circle is designed to bring those interested in learning, teaching, discussing, or simply just being around others passionate about knitting and crocheting together in a relaxed setting. All levels welcomed. Needles and yarn will be available. Clay Pots, 1635 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jul 3  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
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Jul 4  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Jul 5  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Ladew Gardens’ Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series - Featuring The Mutual Fun Band. Ladew Gardens’ annual Summer Concert Series. What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands! Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
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Jul 8  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Varekai By Cirque Du Soleil - A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy -- the adventure of Icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into the Royal Farms Arena. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, 7:30- 10 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Tickets Reqd. www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/varekai/default.aspx.  
 
 
Ponds, Puddles & Creek Open House - Take the hayride to Cattail Creek. Wear water shoes as we go in the creek to catch critters! ID of the critter, habitats & life cycles are discussed. Feeding the farm animals is included. Price per child, adult admission free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, noon- 1:30 p.m., Ages: 4- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 04/30/15 Tickets Reqd. 410 489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
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Jul 9  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Varekai By Cirque Du Soleil - A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy -- the adventure of Icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into the Royal Farms Arena. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, 7:30- 10 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Tickets Reqd. www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/varekai/default.aspx.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jul 10  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Varekai By Cirque Du Soleil - A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy -- the adventure of Icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into the Royal Farms Arena. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, 7:30- 10 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Tickets Reqd. www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/varekai/default.aspx.  
 
 
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
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Jul 11  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Inspiring Youth to Embrace the Chesapeake: Mamie Parker - Learn about the importance of environmental stewardship and career options in environmental science from Dr. Mamie Parker, noted African-American fish and wildlife biologist and distinguished environmental motivational speaker. Free for members. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1:30- 3 p.m., Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 067/10/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Open Cockpit Day Celebrates WWII Victory - Sit in the pilot seats of the Museum’s outdoor airplanes and imagine being a pilot for a day. Explore WWII transportation and reenactors. At 1pm “Fill Shoes for Victory!” will engage upper elementary through adult visitors in WWII stories. Family budget-friendly admission. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, Middle River, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-682-6122, www.mdairmuseum.org.  
 
 
Free Family Jam - Dance and Bmore is offering free dance classes for the family. It's a free, 50-minute FazaFam Family Jam dance class the 2nd Saturday of each month. Jam to Salsa, Disco, Hip-Hop, Motown and more. New Waverly United Methodist Church, 2nd floor, 644 East 33rd St (across from the Giant), Baltimore, 2- 2:50 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410 871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Varekai By Cirque Du Soleil - A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy -- the adventure of Icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into the Royal Farms Arena. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, 7:30- 10 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Tickets Reqd. www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/varekai/default.aspx.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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Jul 12  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Ladew Gardens’ Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series - Featuring Tall in the Saddle. Ladew Gardens’ annual Summer Concert Series. What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands! Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Varekai By Cirque Du Soleil - A dormant volcano, a mystical forest and an ancient prophecy -- the adventure of Icarus begins when Varekai, Cirque du Soleil’s latest arena touring production, descends from the sky and into the Royal Farms Arena. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, 7:30- 10 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Tickets Reqd. www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/varekai/default.aspx.  
 
 
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Jul 13  
International Conference on Eye Disorders and Treatment - OMICS Group International invites all participants across the world to join the grand International Conference on Eye Disorders and treatment which is going to be held during July 13-15, 2015 at Double Tree Hilton BWI Airport, Baltimore, USA. Double Tree Hilton BWI Airport, Baltimore, 8 a.m.- 7 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 650-268-9744, eye.conferenceseries.com.  
 
 
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Jul 15  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
Toddler Time at the B&O - Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blueville, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Begins promptly. Train ride weather permitting. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
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Jul 16  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jul 17  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
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Jul 18  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Basket Making Workshop – Amy’s Basket - Learn basket making with colonial interpreter, Joan Betzold, and construct Amy’s Basket, a useful 8 x 8 x 12” basket with an old and unusual pattern. Wear comfortable clothing that can get messy. Supplies needed: call for details. Admission price per project. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 10- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 07/15/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Past Times for Children: School Yard Games - Your child will learn what type of games students played during recess in the 1800’s. They will play various games. Sing songs and create a game to take home. Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, 10- 11:15 am., Ages: 4- 7, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-848-6494, www.hsccmd.org.  
 
 
30 Minutes Free With DAB - 30 Minutes Free With DAB is a free, 30-minute Modern-Jazz warm up with company members of Dance & Bmore every 3rd Saturday of the month. New Waverly United Methodist Church, 644 East 33rd street, Baltimore, 2- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 16 and up, 410-871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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Jul 19  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
New and Improved Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Enjoy a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Ladew Gardens’ “Groovin’ in the Grass” Summer Concert Series - Featuring Fake Flowers Real Dirt. Ladew Gardens’ annual Summer Concert Series. What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands! Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
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Jul 20  
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - $5 Dollar Day - Children get faces painted, dressed up as pirates and set sail for a treasure hunt on the water. While reading a map to find sunken treasure, the young pirates use water cannons in defense against an enemy pirate. Reduced admission all day. First come, first served. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
New and Improved Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Enjoy a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
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Jul 22  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
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Jul 23  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jul 24  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
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Jul 25  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Nature Sculpture for Kids - How does an artist move from idea to a finished work of art? Take a hike in the woods and learn about materials and techniques used by the artists in the "Art on the Trail" collection, and investigate your own artistic processes through hands-on building of sculptures inspired by nature. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 6- 10, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Free Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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Jul 26  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Heartsaver for Adults, Children and Infants: CPR, AED - This course covers CPR techniques, the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and maneuvers to aid choking victims. Camp counselors, daycare providers, those seeking certification or re-certification and of course parents (and grandparents) are encouraged to attend. Greenberries Columbia, 6925 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia, 5- 8:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 07/20/2015 Tickets Reqd. 410-290-6253, www.greenberries.myshopify.com/collections/columbia-events.  
 
 
Ladew Gardens’ “Groovin’ in the Grass” Summer Concert Series - Featuring Straight Shooter. Ladew Gardens’ annual Summer Concert Series. What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands! Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
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Jul 29  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
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Jul 30  
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Jul 31  
Chuggington: A Traintastic Advenuture at the B&O - The B&O Railroad Museum, in conjunction with Rail Events Inc. and Ludorum plc, is proud to announce a partnership to bring an officially licensed Chuggington event to Baltimore. Chuggington: A Traintastic Adventure! brings the hit children’s television series to life. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Fells Point Wicked History Walking Tour - Join Baltimore Wicked History Tours and go back to when Fells Point was a colorful, dangerous place to visit, teaming with sailors, pirates, and immigrants looking for a better life. This is a Baltimore history tour like no other! Tour runs Wed.-Sat., 3-4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sidewalk outside Max's sidebar, 731 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Ages: 6- 106, Tickets Reqd. 410-357-1186, wickedhistorybaltimore.com.  
 
 
Ponds, Puddles & Creek Open House - Take the hayride to Cattail Creek. Wear water shoes as we go in the creek to catch critters! ID of the critter, habitats & life cycles are discussed. Feeding the farm animals is included. Price per child, adult admission free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, noon- 1:30 p.m., Ages: 4- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 04/30/15 Tickets Reqd. 410 489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
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August

Aug 1  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Chuggington: A Traintastic Advenuture at the B&O - The B&O Railroad Museum, in conjunction with Rail Events Inc. and Ludorum plc, is proud to announce a partnership to bring an officially licensed Chuggington event to Baltimore. Chuggington: A Traintastic Adventure! brings the hit children’s television series to life. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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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Aug 2  
Honeygo Regional Park Nature Quest Hike - Join a ranger-led hike to find one of the Nature Quest markers at Honeygo Regional Park and learn about this fun, free activity that is taking place in several parks in Baltimore County. Participants will meet at the Honeygo playground to begin this hike. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Chuggington: A Traintastic Advenuture at the B&O - The B&O Railroad Museum, in conjunction with Rail Events Inc. and Ludorum plc, is proud to announce a partnership to bring an officially licensed Chuggington event to Baltimore. Chuggington: A Traintastic Adventure! brings the hit children’s television series to life. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Ladew Gardens’ Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series - Featuring Cara Kelly and the Tell Tale. Ladew Gardens’ annual Summer Concert Series. What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands! Picnics and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9466, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
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Aug 5  
Toddler Time at the B&O - Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blueville, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Begins promptly. Train ride weather permitting. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
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Aug 6  
Knitting Circle - The knitting circle is designed to bring those interested in learning, teaching, discussing, or simply just being around others passionate about knitting and crocheting together in a relaxed setting. All levels welcomed. Needles and yarn will be available. Clay Pots, 1635 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Aug 7  
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
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Aug 8  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Mud Day - Discover the lost art of mud pie making while getting down and dirty with mud painting, mud sculpture, mud games, muddy obstacle course, and more! Then clean off by running through the sprinklers, or get hosed off by the fire department! Wear clothes that can get wet and dirty. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Open Cockpit Day Celebrates WWII Victory - Sit in the pilot seats of the Museum’s outdoor airplanes and imagine being a pilot for a day. Explore WWII transportation and reenactors. At 1pm “Fill Shoes for Victory!” will engage upper elementary through adult visitors in WWII stories. Family budget-friendly admission. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, Middle River, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-682-6122, www.mdairmuseum.org.  
 
 
Free Family Jam - Dance and Bmore is offering free dance classes for the family. It's a free, 50-minute FazaFam Family Jam dance class the 2nd Saturday of each month. Jam to Salsa, Disco, Hip-Hop, Motown and more. New Waverly United Methodist Church, 2nd floor, 644 East 33rd St (across from the Giant), Baltimore, 2- 2:50 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410-871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Ponds, Puddles & Creek Open House - Take the hayride to Cattail Creek. Wear water shoes as we go in the creek to catch critters! ID of the critter, habitats & life cycles are discussed. Feeding the farm animals is included. Price per child, adult admission free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 4- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 08/07/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
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Aug 12  
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
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Aug 13  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Aug 15  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
New and Improved Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Enjoy a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
30 Minutes Free With DAB - 30 Minutes Free With DAB is a free, 30-minute Modern-Jazz warm up with company members of Dance & Bmore every 3rd Saturday of the month. New Waverly United Methodist Church, 644 East 33rd street, Baltimore, 2- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 16 and up, 410-871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Patapsco Flea Markets 2nd Annual Family Fun Day - Back to school event with FREE back packs, food, cotton candy, popcorn, free face painters, clowns, prizes, D.J., free bouncy house, and more! Come enjoy a fun-filled day with your family and then browse thru the flea market for vintage goods. Patapsco Flea Market, 1400 Patapsco Ave., Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: 4- 13, 410-354-1338, www.patapscofleamarket.com.  
 
 
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Aug 16  
New and Improved Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Enjoy a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
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Aug 19  
Toddler Time at the B&O - Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blueville, and take a kiddie train ride through Choo Choo Blueville – all included with paid admission. Begins promptly. Train ride weather permitting. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
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Aug 20  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Aug 21  
Cricket Crawl Campfire - Join rangers for a night hike and a sound census of the late summer crickets and katydids. Learn to identify different species of crickets and katydids by their calls, and catch a glimpse of moths and other nocturnal animals. After listening to the evening chorus, we’ll gather at the campfire. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 7:30- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Farm Sprouts Preschool Program - Children ages birth to 5 years old are invited to the farm to join in one-hour workshops designed just for them. Each class features a different farm or nature topic each week, experiential investigation and learning, movement, stories, and arts and crafts. Baltimore County Ag Center, Cockeysville, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-8973, www.marylandagriculture.org.  
 
 
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Aug 22  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Aug 26  
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairgrounds - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
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Aug 27  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Aug 29  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Fairies & Dragons - Learn about the mysterious forest-dwellers of myth and legend. Then search the park for signs of dragons and the fair folk, and use natural materials in the woods to create a fairy house or dragon’s lair to take home. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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September

Sep 2  
Baltimore County Farmers Market at Maryland State Fairground - Fresh, local, in-season produce, meats, milk, ice cream, pet treats, and more raised exclusively by Baltimore County Farmers and Producers. Maryland State Fairgrounds Main Gate, Timonium, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-207-2165, www.baltimorecountyfarmersmarket.com.  
 
 
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Sep 3  
Knitting Circle - The knitting circle is designed to bring those interested in learning, teaching, discussing, or simply just being around others passionate about knitting and crocheting together in a relaxed setting. All levels welcomed. Needles and yarn will be available. Clay Pots, 1635 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Sep 5  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Choo Choo! Tracks & Trains - All board for an adventure! Explore the old, hidden tracks of trains from the past in Robert E. Lee Park. Children can enjoy games, learn all about trains from the parks past, and make their own wooden train to ride the rails. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 4- 10, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
September Brings More Family Fun to Towson Town Center - September 12: The Wonderful Wacky World of Wild Willy Woo Woo September 19: Storytime & Sing-a-long with Miss Julie September 26: Mr. Jones and his Amazing Suitcase Circus Towson Town Center, Grand Court, Level 1, 10- 10:45 a.m., www.towsontowncenter.com/events/2014-family-fun-day.  
 
 
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Sep 10  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Sep 12  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
The Battle of Baltimore: The Home Front - Learn about what life was like in Baltimore during that time, Robert E. Lee Park’s role in the battle, the historic weaponry, and the black powder for the defenses on the front line. Black powder demonstrations every hour starting at 10:30 a.m. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 13  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 14  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 15  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 16  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 17  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Sep 18  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 19  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 20  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Sep 24  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 5:45- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 6 ad up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Sep 26  
Family Canoe Trips - Get acquainted with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek on a guided canoe trip with a naturalist. Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through September. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 8:15- 11 a.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Sep 27  
5th Annual Run Wild for Autism - Featuring 5K run through the Maryland Zoo and Druid Hill Park, family fun run/walk through the Maryland Zoo, professionally managed race by Charm City Run, post-race awards ceremony, family activities, Zoo Animal Ambassadors, give-away items, and post-race snacks. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, 7- 11 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-330-5370, www.pathfindersforautism.org/news/view/430.  
 
 
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October

Oct 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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Nov 20  
Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, and his pal Percy as they greet friends during the Day Out With Thomas event at Strasburg Rail Road. Your ticket to Day Out With Thomas includes a train ride with Thomas, and a full day of special railroading activities. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 12, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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May

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

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

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