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Events Ongoing Throughout March  
  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.  
 
 
  The Addams Family - The Addams Family is taking the world’s musical theatre scene by storm with some of the most beloved characters of all time. Toby's Dinner Theatre, Columbia, 2/6 through 4/19 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-995-1969, www.tobysdinnertheatre.com.  
 
 
  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.  
 
 
  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! Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, 3/11 through 4/12 Ages: 1- 5, Tickets Reqd. 301-280-1660, www.imaginationstage.org.  
 
 
  Peter Rabbit Hops into Marley Station Mall - Peter Rabbit will hop into Marley Station Mall for egg-citing family photos from March 14 through April 4. Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday- Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Marley Station Mall, 7900 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, 3/14 through 4/4  
 
 
  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS - An unforgettable family night of legendary proportions. Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, 3/25 through 4/5 Tickets Reqd. 410-347-2020, vwww.Ringling.com.  
 
 
  8th Annual PEEPshow - Enjoy hundreds of wacky marshmallow masterpieces created by local artists, families, businesses, and community groups. Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster, 3/27 through 4/6 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., 410-848-7272, www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org.  
 
 
  Choo Choo Blue's Spring Break: Rockets, Railroads, & Royalty - Daily activities for kids this spring break to keep minds engaged and active. Plus train rides and appearances by Choo Choo Blue and Friends - LEGO Man, Anna, Elsa, and Olaf, and the Easter Bunny! Closed Easter Sunday. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 3/30 through 4/10 Times vary, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Events Ongoing Throughout April  
  Opening Day and Spring Break at Six Flags America - Opening day is April 2 at Six Flags America. Wipe away the last of your winter blues and join Six Flags as they launch their new campaign, Keep Kids on Track. The purpose of this new initiative is to meet the emotional and physical needs of the children within our community. Six Flags America, 13710 Central Ave, Upper Marlboro, 4/2 through 4/12 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 301-249-1500, www.sixflags.com/america/special-events/celebration.  
 
 
  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.  
 
 
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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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March

Mar 31  
Crane Crisis - Find out why Whooping Cranes are in danger and the amazing recovery efforts occurring at Patuxent’s research center to save them. Learn how one of the rarest birds in America is surviving extinction! Registration is required. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 8- 10, Reserv Reqd. by 03/30/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
STEM in Spring - School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long! Visit website to get a full schedule of events. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org/calendar/special.  
 
 
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April

Apr 1  
Migration Madness - In the springtime the mid-Atlantic swells with migrating birds passing through or taking up residence. Explore the reasons why birds migrate, their routes, and the hazards they face on the fly through interactive activities. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 8- 10, Reserv Reqd. by 03/31/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
STEM in Spring - School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long! Visit website to get a full schedule of events. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org/calendar/special.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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 Garden Galaxy: Spring Bulb Flower Show - Explore indoor moon and sun gardens designed with hundreds of flowering bulbs. Kids can look for flower aliens and mini-spaceships, and all visitors can enjoy the cosmic art exhibit by award-winning international mosaic artist, Yulia Hanansen. Rawlings Conservatory, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-396-0008, www.rawlingsconservatory.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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Apr 2  
STEM in Spring - School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long! Visit website to get a full schedule of events. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org/calendar/special.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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 Garden Galaxy: Spring Bulb Flower Show - Explore indoor moon and sun gardens designed with hundreds of flowering bulbs. Kids can look for flower aliens and mini-spaceships, and all visitors can enjoy the cosmic art exhibit by award-winning international mosaic artist, Yulia Hanansen. Rawlings Conservatory, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-396-0008, www.rawlingsconservatory.org.  
 
 
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Apr 3  
Puppet Show: Spring Surprises - Join a very special American Toad on a springtime day at Patuxent as he bumps into old and new friends after a long winter. Length of introduction and puppet show runs approximately 20 minutes. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, by 04/03/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
STEM in Spring - School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long! Visit website to get a full schedule of events. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org/calendar/special.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Mary Sue Candies Bunny BonanZoo - This annual family tradition features games, activities, crafts, live entertainment, and non-stop egg hunts. Free with Zoo admission. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-396-7102, www.marylandzoo.org.  
 
 
Friday Night Stargazing - See the Moon, planets, and stars through a historic and now computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8? refracting telescope. Does not include admission to Science Center. Weather permitting. Call ahead after 5 p.m. on Fridays to confirm Observatory will be open. Observatory, Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 7- 10 p.m., 410-545-2999, www.mdsci.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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
St. Vincent de Paul's Good Friday Devotional Experience - This child-focused service will retell the Gospel using a Godly Play narrative (a method rooted in Montessori principles) that includes storytelling, music, art, prayer, and contemplative walking – all combined to foster an age-appropriate recognition of this day. St. Vincent de Paul Church, Downtown Baltimore, 3 p.m., Ages: 4- 10, www.stvchurch.org.  
 
 
The Garden Galaxy: Spring Bulb Flower Show - Explore indoor moon and sun gardens designed with hundreds of flowering bulbs. Kids can look for flower aliens and mini-spaceships, and all visitors can enjoy the cosmic art exhibit by award-winning international mosaic artist, Yulia Hanansen. Rawlings Conservatory, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-396-0008, www.rawlingsconservatory.org.  
 
 
Eggcellent Adventure - Hop to Terrapin Adventures for the most unique egg hunt in Maryland. Children will decorate their own egg cartons, pet live adorable bunnies, hunt for candy filled eggs, dress up in climbing gear, then soar to new heights for one hour on our Terrapin Explorer Course designed for ages 5-9. Terrapin Adventures, 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, 11:15 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
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Apr 4  
STEM in Spring - School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long! Visit website to get a full schedule of events. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org/calendar/special.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Spring has sprung! - Celebrate the return of Spring! Join a naturalist for a trek around the grounds in search of the signs and sounds of spring. Gather natural treasures to include in several natural crafts. Adult must accompany children. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/03/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Easter Weekend at Six Flags America - A special Easter Egg Hunt event before the park opens on April 4, including candy and giveaways. Saturday and Sunday, guests can participate in spring time activities including chalk art, PEEPS® coloring pages, hopscotch, hula hoop. and a petting zoo! Six Flags America, 13710 Central Ave, Upper Marlboro, 10:30 a.m.- 7 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 301-249-1500, www.sixflags.com/america/special-events/easter-weekend.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Mary Sue Candies Bunny BonanZoo - This annual family tradition features games, activities, crafts, live entertainment, and non-stop egg hunts. Free with Zoo admission. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-396-7102, www.marylandzoo.org.  
 
 
Easter Egg Roll - Bring a basket with grass and enjoy Easter Bunny, games, prizes, crafts, animals, pony and hay rides, egg rolls (age specified times), food, and more. Pre-registration suggested. Call 301-600-2936 or visit www.recreator.com. Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 1- 90, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-600-1650, www.rosehillmuseum.com.  
 
 
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents The Merchant of Venice in Original Pronunciation - BSF’s presentation will be the first time in 400 years that modern audiences will be able to hear The Merchant of Venice spoken in the accent of Shakespeare’s time – and the first time an OP production has been presented in the Mid-Atlantic area. The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary's, Baltimore, 8- 10:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-921-WILL (9455), www.shakespearefactory.org.  
 
 
Animal Fools Day - Discover the tricky creatures that reside in Oregon Ridge Park, but don’t be fooled by their disguises and deceptions. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Eggs - Chickens aren’t the only ones! Investigate the fabulous world of egg laying creatures. 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.  
 
 
Easter Egg Hunt, Pet & Family Photos With Easter Bunny - Easter egg hunt, family/pet photos with Easter Bunny, barbershop quartet, Eye Spy Cat Detective game, and more at Baltimore Humane Society. Free with nominal fee for photo. Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: 0- 90, 410-833-8848, bmorehumane.org/news-events/easter-eggstravaganza.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Eggs - Chickens aren’t the only ones! Investigate the fabulous world of egg laying creatures. 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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Egg Hunt and Craft Weekend - Children in different age groups (ages 1 to 3 and 4 to 6) will have a chance to hunt for eggs throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission charge for farm applies, but no extra charge for the egg hunt or the weekend crafts. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
National Cherry Blossom Festival® Shelter Challenge - Design, model, and build shelters inspired by the work of Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who builds both permanent and temporary structures with recyclable paper tubes. We’ll bring the tubes, you bring the creativity as we work together to build the biggest and strongest paper tube structures. National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 202-272-2448, nbm.org/site/Calendar/1833606820?view=Detail&id=11.  
 
 
The Garden Galaxy: Spring Bulb Flower Show - Explore indoor moon and sun gardens designed with hundreds of flowering bulbs. Kids can look for flower aliens and mini-spaceships, and all visitors can enjoy the cosmic art exhibit by award-winning international mosaic artist, Yulia Hanansen. Rawlings Conservatory, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-396-0008, www.rawlingsconservatory.org.  
 
 
Easter Egg Hunt! - Fun for the entire family. Kids can search for candy filled eggs, make a Spring bonnet/hat, enjoy family games and egg dying, and the 4-H rabbit club. Different hunt times for each age group. See website for details. Sherwood Farm, Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 3- 10, 410-887-2503, www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Wonder of Wetlands - What is a wetland? Why are they important? Who lives there? Learn about wetlands and then put on some rubber boots and go explore what is living in our wetland. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 9- 10:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Eggcellent Adventure - Hop to Terrapin Adventures for the most unique Egg Hunt in Maryland. Children will decorate their own egg cartons, pet live adorable bunnies, hunt for candy filled eggs, dress up in climbing gear then soar to new heights for one hour on our Terrapin Explorer Course designed for ages 5-9. Terrapin Adventures, 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, 11:15 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
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Apr 5  
STEM in Spring - School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long! Visit website to get a full schedule of events. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org/calendar/special.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop for the whole family. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1701, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Mary Sue Candies Bunny BonanZoo - This annual family tradition features games, activities, crafts, live entertainment, and non-stop egg hunts. Free with Zoo admission. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-396-7102, www.marylandzoo.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents The Merchant of Venice in Original Pronunciation - BSF’s presentation will be the first time in 400 years that modern audiences will be able to hear The Merchant of Venice spoken in the accent of Shakespeare’s time – and the first time an OP production has been presented in the Mid-Atlantic area. The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary's, Baltimore, 8- 10:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-921-WILL (9455), www.shakespearefactory.org.  
 
 
Easter Weekend at Six Flags America - A special Easter Egg Hunt event before the park opens on April 4, including candy and giveaways. Saturday and Sunday, guests can participate in spring time activities including chalk art, PEEPS® coloring pages, hopscotch, hula hoop. and a petting zoo! Six Flags America, 13710 Central Ave, Upper Marlboro, 10:30 a.m.- 7 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 301-249-1500, www.sixflags.com/america/special-events/easter-weekend.  
 
 
Egg Hunt - Big House of Bounce's first annual egg hunt. There will be games, prizes, balloons, and face painting. To purchase tickets please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/egg-hunt-tickets-15917561856 Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 0- 14, Reserv Reqd. by 04/5/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Animal Fools Day - Discover the tricky creatures that reside in Oregon Ridge Park, but don’t be fooled by their disguises and deceptions. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
The Garden Galaxy: Spring Bulb Flower Show - Explore indoor moon and sun gardens designed with hundreds of flowering bulbs. Kids can look for flower aliens and mini-spaceships, and all visitors can enjoy the cosmic art exhibit by award-winning international mosaic artist, Yulia Hanansen. Rawlings Conservatory, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-396-0008, www.rawlingsconservatory.org.  
 
 
Egg Hunt and Craft Weekend - Children in different age groups (ages 1 to 3 and 4 to 6) will have a chance to hunt for eggs throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission charge for farm applies, but no extra charge for the egg hunt or the weekend crafts. 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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Apr 6  
STEM in Spring - School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long! Visit website to get a full schedule of events. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org/calendar/special.  
 
 
Fairy Tale Festival Fun: Once Upon a Wish - Stories and crafts. Pratt Library, Pennsylvania Branch, 1531 West North Ave, Baltimore, 3:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-0399, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Make and Take: Fairy Tale Puzzle - Create your own puzzle using your favorite Fairy Tale. Pratt Library, Southeast Anchor Branch, 3601 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, 1:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-1580, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Easter Egg Roll - Pasquetta - A day of fun, games, food and music! Enjoy sack races, wheelbarrow Races, three-legged races, and an Easter egg roll at noon. Lunch is free for kids if previously registered online. Registration is free. School with the most participants will win $700 for their library or tech program. Center Plaza, One Charles Center, Downtown Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 3- 15, Reserv Reqd. by April 5, 2015 410-547-9934, www.italymd.org.  
 
 
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Apr 7  
STEM in Spring - School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long! Visit website to get a full schedule of events. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org/calendar/special.  
 
 
Girl Scout Day at Banneker - Earn the Brownie Try-it “Life in Colonial Times” or the Junior “Colonist Badge” with hands-on activities related to Mr. Banneker’s life. Dress for the weather; bring a picnic lunch to enjoy following the program. For Brownies and Juniors; patch included in cost. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: Brownies- Juniors, Reserv Reqd. by 04/06/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Let's Build A Fairy Tale Castle - Help build a castle for the prince and princess in you. Pratt Library, Brooklyn Branch, 300 East Patapsco Ave, Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 7, 410-396-1120, 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.  
 
 
It's Not Easy Being a Princess - Fairy tales and fun. Pratt Library, Washington Village Branch, 856 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, 4:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-1099, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Storytime in the Gardens: Spring Has Sprung - The buds are bursting and the birds are singing. Nature is waking from its long winter nap. Celebrate this most joyous time of year with storytime in the gardens at Ladew! TWO SESSIONS: 10:30-11:15 AM, ages 2-4 recommended; 12:30-1:15 PM, ages 3-6 recommended Ladew Gardens, Monkton, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-557-9570, www.ladewgardens.com.  
 
 
Book of the Month: One Leaf Rides the Wind by Celeste Davids - Readings at 10:30 and 11:30 am. Free with admission to Building Zone. Experience the pleasure and tranquility of the Japanese garden during this National Cherry Blossom Festival®-inspired reading. Follow along as a young girl explores the beauty of the garden and discovers the fun of haiku. National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 3- 5, Tickets Reqd. 202-272-2448, nbm.org/families-kids/book-of-the-month-literacy.  
 
 
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Apr 8  
Bird Walk - Search for early spring migrants in various refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 8- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 16 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/07/15 301-497-5887, 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.  
 
 
STEM in Spring - School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long! Visit website to get a full schedule of events. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org/calendar/special.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for early spring migrants in various refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 8- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/09/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right - Enjoy interactive versions of “The Three Bears,” plus science experiments that show how porridge can be “just right.” Pratt Library, Central Branch, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Noon, Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-5402, 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.  
 
 
Fairy Tale Picture Day - You could be the Big Bad Wolf, Humpty Dumpty, or Rapunzel. Bring your camera and snap a picture. Pratt Library, Southeast Anchor Library, 3601 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-396-1580, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Taking Care of the Young Athlete - Howard County General Hospital will host Taking Care of the Young Athlete, a free seminar presenting the prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries and concussions in young athletes. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100 Columbia, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. bit.ly/YoungAthleteSeminar.  
 
 
The Garden Galaxy: Spring Bulb Flower Show - Explore indoor moon and sun gardens designed with hundreds of flowering bulbs. Kids can look for flower aliens and mini-spaceships, and all visitors can enjoy the cosmic art exhibit by award-winning international mosaic artist, Yulia Hanansen. Rawlings Conservatory, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-396-0008, www.rawlingsconservatory.org.  
 
 
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Apr 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.  
 
 
STEM in Spring - School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long! Visit website to get a full schedule of events. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org/calendar/special.  
 
 
School’s Out: It’s a Treasure Hunt! - A day of Geocaching. Start with an Introduction of Geocaching from 10 a.m.-noon, then you’re on your own for lunch. Pick back up from 1-3 p.m. with Advanced Geocaching and Travel Bugs. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 04/08/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Arbutus Sailorettes Drum Corps, Color Guard, and Majorettes - Join Maryland's oldest Majorette, Color Guard and Drum Corps. Learn to twirl baton or flag, or march in a drum line. Baton twirlers can start as young as 3. Drum Corps meets Tuesdays at 6:30, Color Guard meets Wednesdays at 6:30, Majorettes meet Thursday at 6:30. Drop-ins welcome. Maiden Choice School, 4901 Shelbourne Road, Arbutus, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, arbutussailorettes.weebly.com.  
 
 
The Garden Galaxy: Spring Bulb Flower Show - Explore indoor moon and sun gardens designed with hundreds of flowering bulbs. Kids can look for flower aliens and mini-spaceships, and all visitors can enjoy the cosmic art exhibit by award-winning international mosaic artist, Yulia Hanansen. Rawlings Conservatory, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-396-0008, www.rawlingsconservatory.org.  
 
 
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Apr 10  
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.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for early spring migrants in various refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 8- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/09/15 301-497-5887, 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.  
 
 
STEM in Spring - School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long! Visit website to get a full schedule of events. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org/calendar/special.  
 
 
Monarch and Milkweed SpringFest - Activities include Monarch Butterfly Children’s Storytimes at 1 and 3 p.m., face painting, sidewalk chalk art, native plant sale, Ask A Master Naturalist, milkweed planting, and crafting. Donations welcome. Proceeds will go towards the installation of a certified Monarch Waystation Garden. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, noon- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Friday Night Stargazing - See the Moon, planets, and stars through a historic and now computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8? refracting telescope. Does not include admission to Science Center. Weather permitting. Call ahead after 5 p.m. on Fridays to confirm Observatory will be open. Observatory, Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 7- 10 p.m., 410-545-2999, www.mdsci.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents The Merchant of Venice in Original Pronunciation - BSF’s presentation will be the first time in 400 years that modern audiences will be able to hear The Merchant of Venice spoken in the accent of Shakespeare’s time – and the first time an OP production has been presented in the Mid-Atlantic area. The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary's, Baltimore, 8- 10:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-921-WILL (9455), www.shakespearefactory.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.  
 
 
The Garden Galaxy: Spring Bulb Flower Show - Explore indoor moon and sun gardens designed with hundreds of flowering bulbs. Kids can look for flower aliens and mini-spaceships, and all visitors can enjoy the cosmic art exhibit by award-winning international mosaic artist, Yulia Hanansen. Rawlings Conservatory, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-396-0008, www.rawlingsconservatory.org.  
 
 
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Apr 11  
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.  
 
 
STEM in Spring - School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long! Visit website to get a full schedule of events. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org/calendar/special.  
 
 
Open Cockpit Day: Celebrate World War II Victory - Featuring special displays and performances. At 1 p.m., “Fill Shoes for Victory!” will engage visitors in stories of the warfront and provide WWII history resources for exploring. Visitors can sit in the pilot seats of the Museum’s outdoor flightline of airplanes and imagine being a pilot for a day. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, Middle River, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-682-6122, www.mdairmuseum.org.  
 
 
Basket Making Workshop - Learn basket making with colonial interpreter, Joan Betzold, and construct Amy’s Basket, a useful 8x8x12” basket with an old and unusual pattern. Wear comfortable clothing that can get messy. Required supply list provided on registration. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 10- adult, Reserv Reqd. by 04/10/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Spring Clean and Green Workshop Series: Homemade Cleaners - Participants will discover how common pantry items can be used to create greener alternatives to household cleaning supplies. This workshop will include the opportunity to create and test out a variety of cleaners. Participants will leave with recipe cards for all cleaners and samples. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, under 16 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-545-5980, www.mdsci.org.  
 
 
Treasure Box Family Workshop - Make a treasure box to hold your own collection. In this family workshop participants will learn everything they need to know to start a found object treasure box. Guests will get to make their own box to take home to start their collections. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 2 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2462, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Kids Nearly New Summer Sale - 140 spaces filled with families selling their kids' stuff. Free admission. 16 entrances, enough stuff for everyone. Newborn through teen items. Howard County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Bldg., West Friendship, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., 410-823-0509, www.KidsNearlNewSale.com.  
 
 
IKEA Earth Month Celebration - There will be food sampling, scavenger hunts for the kids, as well as a seed planting workshop from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. in the children’s department. IKEA White Marsh, 8352 Honeygo Blvd, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 4- 10, 410-931-4444, www.ikea.com/us/en/store/baltimore/activities.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Interactive, informational vendor fair that focuses on supporting the young ladies (preschool through teen) of our community. Live demos, safety tips, child ID's, face painting, princess visits, treats, games, and more! Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Rd, Columbia, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-465-3946, www.facebook.com/GirlsJustWannaHaveFunEvents.  
 
 
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents The Merchant of Venice in Original Pronunciation - BSF’s presentation will be the first time in 400 years that modern audiences will be able to hear The Merchant of Venice spoken in the accent of Shakespeare’s time – and the first time an OP production has been presented in the Mid-Atlantic area. The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary's, Baltimore, 8- 10:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-921-WILL (9455), www.shakespearefactory.org.  
 
 
Frog Watch USA - Where are the frogs? Learn their calls and help us count and keep track of our fast-hopping friends. Then, gather around the campfire for s’mores! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 3- 5 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
South Baltimore Learning Center Wonder of Learning Gala - Travel through the looking glass for a night with Baltimore’s best restaurants/caterers, auctions, magic, and dancing. Proceeds will support SBLC, a community-based nonprofit which provides functional literacy, life skills training, and career prep services to educationally disadvantaged adults. Montgomery Park Business Center, Baltimore, 6:30- 11:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-625-4215, www.southbaltimorelearns.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 West 33rd St (across from the Giant), Baltimore, 2- 2:50 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410 871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Fairy Tale Extravaganza - A two-day kick off of the 13th Annual Fairy Tale Festival -- crafts, magic, face painting, and lots of fairytale fun for the whole family. Dress up like a prince or princess and have your photo taken on our royal throne. Janice the Griot tells Fractured Fairy Tales at noon on Saturday. Pratt Library, Central Branch, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-545-0701, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Urban Pirates Opening Weekend - Climb aboard the pirate ship Fearless for a Family Adventure you won't forget. Learn to dress, talk, dance, play games like a pirate and blast away enemies with the water cannons. All Opening Weekend Family Adventure tickets are 25% off. Ann Street Pier, Fells Point, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-327-8378, www.urbanpirates.com/booking.html.  
 
 
My Lady's Manor Steeplechase Races to benefit Ladew Gardens - This race, one of Maryland's oldest and most competitive days of timber racing, is the first race in Maryland's Steeplechase Triple Crown. The afternoon includes 4 steeplechase races, plus live music, food vendors, and horse themed tents. Gates open at 10 a.m., first race is at 1:30 p.m. Jarrettsville Pike (MD146) at Pocock Road, Monkton, 1:30- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 102, Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9570, www.ladewgardens.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.  
 
 
Enchanted Forest Cherrybration Days - Celebrate Howard County’s “Cherrybration Days” at our farm with lots of pink pizzazz. All children in a family will get a free hay ride if at least one person in the family is dressed as a pink princess. Children may also dress up in princess gowns for a photo with the Farm's own Princess. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
Howard County Housing Fair - This free fair will feature over 50 mortgage lenders, home builders, real estate experts, and county agencies to discuss purchasing/renting a home in Howard Co. Guided bus tours and prizes, including a lottery an opportunity to purchase a home in Howard Co at a reduced price. Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd, Columbia, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, Reserv Reqd. www.howardcountyhousing.com.  
 
 
The Garden Galaxy: Spring Bulb Flower Show - Explore indoor moon and sun gardens designed with hundreds of flowering bulbs. Kids can look for flower aliens and mini-spaceships, and all visitors can enjoy the cosmic art exhibit by award-winning international mosaic artist, Yulia Hanansen. Rawlings Conservatory, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-396-0008, www.rawlingsconservatory.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.  
 
 
Billie Holiday for Kids - Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month and join us for a fun interactive afternoon learning about jazz legend Billie Holiday. Hear the story "Mister and Lady Day: Billie Holiday and the Dog Who Loved Her", by Amy Novesky. Then, scat sing Holiday’s blues songs and create an art project honoring her. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-263-1800, www.rflewismuseum.org.  
 
 
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Apr 12  
Whooping Crane Observatory Tour - Enjoy a guided tour to the Whooping Crane Observatory at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center to observe a pair of graceful and endangered adult whooping cranes. Find out more about the Whooping Crane population recovery program. Arrive early, as tour will leave on time. Space is very limited. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/11/15 301-497-5887, 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.  
 
 
STEM in Spring - School may be out for spring break, but your kids can still learn while they have FUN at Port Discovery! Enjoy special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs all week long! Visit website to get a full schedule of events. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org/calendar/special.  
 
 
Sunday Bazaar at the Howard County Fairgrounds - Handmade crafts, flea market, antiques and collectibles. Something for everyone. Free admission. Breakfast and lunch food available. Check website for vendor info. Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Rd., West Friendship, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., 410-823-0509, www.HCSbazaar.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop for the whole family. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1701, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents The Merchant of Venice in Original Pronunciation - BSF’s presentation will be the first time in 400 years that modern audiences will be able to hear The Merchant of Venice spoken in the accent of Shakespeare’s time – and the first time an OP production has been presented in the Mid-Atlantic area. The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary's, Baltimore, 4- 6:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-921-WILL (9455), www.shakespearefactory.org.  
 
 
Hunt Valley Spring Festival - Hosted by Ravens Players, this family-friendly event features a great Kids Zone with moonbounces, face painting, a fire truck, game truck, and tons of games and activities for kids. Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 118 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- adult, 443-398-5961, www.huntvalleyspringfest.com.  
 
 
Making Your Yard a Hangout for Birds and Butterflies - Learn how to increase the biodiversity of your yard. What do birds and butterflies need to enjoy your space? Master Gardener, Ann Coren, has increased the bird species in her yard from 5 species to 32 species since transitioning to Ecosystem Landscaping. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 15 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/11/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Ken and Brad Kolodner with Genticorum - Baltimore’s father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner with Alex LacQuement (hammered dulcimer, twin fiddles, banjo, bass) and Genticorum in an intimate concert of old-time and Quebecois music. Genticorum (with fiddle, flute, guitar) are perhaps the best known purveyors of traditional French-Canadian music. The Stony Run Friends Meeting House, Baltimore, 7- 9 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-746-8387, www.kenkolodner.com/genticorum.  
 
 
Fairy Tale Extravaganza - A two-day kick off of the 13th Annual Fairy Tale Festival -- crafts, magic, face painting, and lots of fairytale fun for the whole family. Dress up like a prince or princess and have your photo taken on our royal throne. Dance along with live orchestra music at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Pratt Library, Central Branch, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-545-0701, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Miniature Train Rides - Rides for the whole family. Realistic 1/8 scale model trains run on a 3/5 mile double track in Baltimore City's Leakin Park off Windsor Mill Road. FREE; 501(C)3 donations accepted. Second Sundays through November. GPS: 1950 Eagle Dr 21207 Leakin Park, Windsor Mill Rd, 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., 410-448-0730, www.calslivesteam.org.  
 
 
Frog Watch USA - Where are the frogs? Learn their calls and help us count and keep track of our fast-hopping friends. Then, gather around the campfire for s’mores! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 3- 5 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
The Garden Galaxy: Spring Bulb Flower Show - Explore indoor moon and sun gardens designed with hundreds of flowering bulbs. Kids can look for flower aliens and mini-spaceships, and all visitors can enjoy the cosmic art exhibit by award-winning international mosaic artist, Yulia Hanansen. Rawlings Conservatory, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-396-0008, www.rawlingsconservatory.org.  
 
 
Enchanted Forest Cherrybration Days - Celebrate Howard County’s “Cherrybration Days” at our farm with lots of pink pizzazz. All children in a family will get a free hay ride if at least one person in the family is dressed as a pink princess. Children may also dress up in princess gowns for a photo with the Farm's own Princess. 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.  
 
 
Egypt Family Day - Enjoy a fun-filled day of hands-on activities for all things Egypt! Learn about archaeological digs (and try your hand at a little digging of your own) and take home Ancient Egypt-inspired crafts! For more information contact Trillion Atwood at tattwood@jewishmuseum.org. Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, noon- 4 p.m., Ages: 3- 12, 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
Urban Pirates Opening Weekend - Climb aboard the pirate ship Fearless for a Family Adventure you won't forget. Learn to dress, talk, dance, play games like a pirate and blast away enemies with the water cannons. All Opening Weekend Family Adventure tickets are 25% off. Ann Street Pier, Fells Point, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-327-8378, www.urbanpirates.com/booking.html.  
 
 
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Apr 13  
Storytime:Eggs - Enjoy a storytime about eggs and who may be inside! National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/12/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Spring Break - 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 and discover a secret stash of pirate grog. Discounted price for Spring Break. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
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 Branch, 3023 Garrison Blvd, Baltimore, 3:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-0942, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
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Apr 14  
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Spring Break - 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 and discover a secret stash of pirate grog. Discounted price for Spring Break. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
Worldwide Fairy Tales - Enjoy fairy tales from around the world and create a craft. Pratt Library, Walbrook Branch, 3203 West North Ave, Baltimore, 1:30 p.m., Ages: 3- 5, 410-396-0935, 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.  
 
 
Tiny Wonders - What do preschoolers wonder about? Cultivate your child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement and dramatic play. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Apr 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.  
 
 
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Spring Break - 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 and discover a secret stash of pirate grog. Discounted price for Spring Break. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
Falling for Rapunzel: A Fractured Fairy Tale - Enjoy a story, activities and a snack. Pratt Library, Clifton Branch, 2001 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, 3:30 p.m., Ages: 9- 12, 410-396-0985, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Fun with Fairy Tales - Fairy tales, crafts, and snacks. Pratt Library, Hamilton Branch, 5910 Harford Rd, Baltimore, 3 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-6088, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Fairy Tale Tea Party - Play dress up, make your own wand, and enjoy some light snacks at our tea party. Pratt Library, Patterson Park Branch, 158 N Linwood Ave, Baltimore, noon, Ages: 2- 5, 410-396-0983, 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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Apr 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.  
 
 
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Spring Break - 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 and discover a secret stash of pirate grog. Discounted price for Spring Break. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.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.  
 
 
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, Herring Run Branch, 3801 Erdman Ave, Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 5, 410-396-0996, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Fairy Tale PJ Party (Nap Time Edition) - Wear your favorite PJs or fairy tale costume for stories, music, and activities in our blanket fort. Pratt Library, Reisterstown Road Branch, 6310 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, 11 a.m., Ages: 3- 5, 410-396-0948, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Fairy Tale PJ Party (After School Edition) - Wear your favorite PJs or fairy tale costume for stories, music, and activities in our blanket fort. Pratt Library, Reisterstown Road Branch, 6310 Reisterstown Rd, Baltimore, 3:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-0948, 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.  
 
 
Schubert & Stravinsky - Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony brings his unique gift for song to the instrumental world of the symphony. Meanwhile Stravinsky’s landmark Petrushka is a musical event like no other. In between our Young Artist Competition winners will dazzle you with their thrilling performances. The Jim Rouse Theatre, Columbia, 7:30- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-465-8777, www.columbiaorchestra.org.  
 
 
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Apr 17  
Beautiful Buds! - Discover the beauty and bounty of buds and why they are so important through games, crafts and a hike! National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10- 11 a.m., Ages: 5- 7, Reserv Reqd. by 04/16/15 301-497-5887, 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.  
 
 
Family Fundraiser Night - Support Carroll County Public Library's Summer Reading Program by playing mini-golf and laser tag, riding bumper cars, and bouncing around on inflatables. Mention CCPL when you pay and they will receive 25% of the proceeds. Players FunZone, Westminster, 6- 9 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.carr.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.  
 
 
Friday Night Stargazing - See the Moon, planets, and stars through a historic and now computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8? refracting telescope. Does not include admission to Science Center. Weather permitting. Call ahead after 5 p.m. on Fridays to confirm Observatory will be open. Observatory, Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 7- 10 p.m., 410-545-2999, www.mdsci.org.  
 
 
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Spring Break - 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 and discover a secret stash of pirate grog. Discounted price for Spring Break. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents The Merchant of Venice in Original Pronunciation - BSF’s presentation will be the first time in 400 years that modern audiences will be able to hear The Merchant of Venice spoken in the accent of Shakespeare’s time – and the first time an OP production has been presented in the Mid-Atlantic area. The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary's, Baltimore, 8- 10:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-921-WILL (9455), www.shakespearefactory.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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Imagined Worlds Interdisciplinary Performance - Imagination comes to life on stage as Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA) presents the world premiere of an interdisciplinary work, “Codex,” on as part of “Imagined Worlds”. The program, featuring 3-D video mapping, dance and live music, will also include student-created performance. Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, 7 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.bsfa.org.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg - 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 makes the show a fun weekend activity for the whole family. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com/festivals/gaith/spring.  
 
 
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Apr 18  
Go Green to Help Wildlife - Help the Earth and help wildlife by making your yard wildlife friendly. Learn various ways to attract wildlife to your yard, make a bird feeder and/or nesting materials holder from recycled resources. These activities require parental assistance. Bring a clean, dry gallon jug with a cap if you can. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30 a.m.- noon, Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/17/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Go Green to Help Wildlife - Help the Earth and help wildlife by making your yard wildlife friendly. Learn various ways to attract wildlife to your yard, make a bird feeder and/or nesting materials holder from recycled resources. These activities require parental assistance. Bring a clean, dry gallon jug with a cap if you can. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/17/15 301-497-5887, 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.  
 
 
2015 Children’s Discovery Fair - A celebration for young children and their families. This free event will include hands-on activities relating to school readiness, including interactive games, songs, crafts, and stories. Please bring a non-perishable donation for the Howard County Food Bank. East Columbia Branch Library, Columbia, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 3- 5, w/ adult, 410-313-1940, www.howardcountymd.gov.  
 
 
Up in Smoke? Tobacco and the Colonial Economy - In Mr. Banneker’s day, tobacco was the economic mainstay of tidewater Maryland and points beyond. In fact, Ben’s father bought land that’s now the park with tobacco. Learn about the cultivation and uses of this controversial plant. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 04/17/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Earth Day 2015 Celebration - Enjoy a fun day with live music, native animals, exhibits, "green" games, recycled crafts, and local food. Stop by the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center’s booth for face painting. Rain date is Sunday, April 19. Aberdeen Festival Park, Aberdeen, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Frog Songs Night Hike - It’s spring -- the toads are trilling and the peepers peeping. Enjoy a night hike to the wet places on the Banneker farmstead to hear their songs and maybe catch a glimpse. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 6:30- 8 p.m., Ages: 5- adult, Reserv Reqd. by 04/17/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Where The Fairies Live - An interactive event for families, where children use their creativity and imagination to experience the natural world. Kids will make crowns and get their faces painted before hiking Cylburn's trails to find the fairies' favorite spots and maybe meet a fairy or two. Cylburn Arboretum Mansion, Baltimore, 10- 11:30 a.m., Tickets Reqd. www.cylburn.org.  
 
 
EcoFest - A day filled with educational and fun activities for the whole family. Take a bike ride around the reservoir, do a craft project, or shop with local artists, crafters, and other vendors. Enjoy food and entertainment while learning how to lead a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, 11 a.m., www.baltimoregreenworks.com.  
 
 
Breakfast with the Giraffes - A full breakfast menu is served buffet-style, and afterwards, guests are treated to a special giraffe and okapi keeper chat. Last but not least, guests will be escorted to a behind-the-scenes area where they will help feed the giraffes their morning branch of acacia browse. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, 8:30- 10 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-396-7102, www.marylandzoo.org.  
 
 
Spring into Science Family Festival - Spend the day immersed in the wonders of science and art. This spring festival will bring science to life in new, exciting ways for all ages. The museum will be bubbling over with mind-provoking demonstrations, performances, and experiments. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
History Alive! Enlist in the Colonial Militia! - Join the militia and help preserve our liberty. Children can enlist today. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake - Spring Break - 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 and discover a secret stash of pirate grog. Discounted price for Spring Break. Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, 311 Third Street, Annapolis, Various times, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-263-0002, www.chesapeakepirates.com.  
 
 
Earth Day Extravaganza - What better place to party for our planet than in the EcoAdventures rainforest!? Come out for all the fun and games as we pay tribute to Mother Earth. We hope to make her proud through environmental entertainment, ecological enlightenment, live animal interactions/demos, and much more. EcoAdventures, 216 Najoles Rd. Ste 600, Millersville, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-987-1300, www.ecoadventures.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents The Merchant of Venice in Original Pronunciation - BSF’s presentation will be the first time in 400 years that modern audiences will be able to hear The Merchant of Venice spoken in the accent of Shakespeare’s time – and the first time an OP production has been presented in the Mid-Atlantic area. The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary's, Baltimore, 8- 10:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-921-WILL (9455), www.shakespearefactory.org.  
 
 
Earth Day Fun - Celebrate Earth Day by joining a naturalist for recycled crafts and go for a hike to clean up the park. End the day with a tree hugging contest and prizes. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., 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.  
 
 
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, Govans Branch, 5714 Bellona Ave, Baltimore, 2 p.m., Ages: 3- 5, 410-396-6098, www.prattlibrary.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 West 33rd street, Baltimore, 2- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 16 and up, 410-871-8322, www.danceandbmore.com.  
 
 
Privateer Festival 2015 - Fell's Point celebrates a full scale land invasion of living history, music, dance, kid’s activities, arts, crafts, food and libations. Fells Point, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., 410-675-8900, www.fellspointmainstreet.org/privateerfestival.htm.  
 
 
Past Times for Children: 1800's Food and Where to Find It - Children will explore the world of food and how to find it on a farm. Jack wakes up and asks his mother for pancakes, and then the food adventure begins. The book "Pancakes, Pancakes" by Eric Carle will be featured. They will make butter and eat it on homemade bread. 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.  
 
 
Strategies for Managing Conflict - Great interactive workshop that will broaden and deepen your leadership skills. Ideal for groups or individuals interested in learning how to manage conflict in a professional setting such as board and employees; as well as managing conflict in a personal setting. Social work CEUs available. Clay Pots, 1635 W Pratt Street, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Ages: 18 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 4/6/15 410-233-1133, www.claypotsbaltimore.com.  
 
 
Gem Mining Weekend - Enjoy the hands-on experience of gem mining. 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. For more information about gem mining, check www.mobileminingexperience.com. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
Touch A Truck - Multiple vehicles for kids to touch, see, pretend to drive, food truck vendors, video game truck for additional fee. Monarch Global Academy, 430 Brock Bridge Rd, Laurel, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd.  
 
 
Spring Spree Craft & Vendor Fair - Shop for unique products and support educational enrichment at Westowne Elementary school. Vendors and crafters will be selling lots of children's gifts, books and accessories. Westowne Elementary, 401 Harlem Lane, Catonsville, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., www.westownepta.com.  
 
 
Imagined Worlds Interdisciplinary Performance - Imagination comes to life on stage as Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA) presents the world premiere of an interdisciplinary work, “Codex,” on as part of “Imagined Worlds”. The program, featuring 3-D video mapping, dance and live music, will also include student-created performance. Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore, 2 and 7 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.bsfa.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.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg - 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 makes the show a fun weekend activity for the whole family. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com/festivals/gaith/spring.  
 
 
Spring Wildflower Walk - Join a naturalist to discover early spring ephemerals. Field guide, water, and magnifying glass recommended. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 04/17/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
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Apr 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.  
 
 
Earth Day @ Quiet Waters Park - Help celebrate Earth Day with this park wide event that focuses on environmental education, partnerships and volunteering. There will be nature programs, educational displays and demonstrations, and volunteer activities. Free entry to the park that day! Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., 410-222-1777, www.aacounty.org/Calendars/RecPark/event/04/19/2015.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop for the whole family. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1701, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents The Merchant of Venice in Original Pronunciation - BSF’s presentation will be the first time in 400 years that modern audiences will be able to hear The Merchant of Venice spoken in the accent of Shakespeare’s time – and the first time an OP production has been presented in the Mid-Atlantic area. The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary's, Baltimore, 4- 6:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-921-WILL (9455), www.shakespearefactory.org.  
 
 
Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk - Raise awareness of organ donation and kidney disease prevention at this fun, family-friendly event. Enjoy a 2-mile walk, refreshments, music, magic, face painting, crafts and games. Proceeds will support the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland’s patient services, education and research efforts. Camden Yards, 333 West Camden St., Baltimore, 9 a.m.- noon, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.kidneywalk.org.  
 
 
Earth Day Fun - Celebrate Earth Day by joining a naturalist for recycled crafts and go for a hike to clean up the park. End the day with a tree hugging contest and prizes. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.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.  
 
 
Growing up with IBD: A Forum for Parents & Children - The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and Johns Hopkins Children Center invites you along with family and friends to our parent and children education day. A panel of IBD specialists will explore the aspects of living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Registration is free. Howard County General Hospital Wellness Center, Columbia, noon- 3:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 04/19/15 301-287-8494 ext. 4, online.ccfa.org/site/Calendar?id=137121&view=Detail.  
 
 
Privateer Festival 2015 - Fell's Point celebrates a full scale land invasion of living history, music, dance, kid’s activities, arts, crafts, food and libations. Fells Point, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., 410-675-8900, www.fellspointmainstreet.org/privateerfestival.htm.  
 
 
Gem Mining Weekend - Enjoy the hands-on experience of gem mining. 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. For more information about gem mining, check www.mobileminingexperience.com. 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.  
 
 
Bowie Baysox Spring Fling & Egg Hunt - Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt and afternoon Baysox game with the entire family. Gates open at 11:45 a.m. and the egg hunt begins at noon. The Baysox game is scheduled to begin at 2:05 p.m. Must register for Louie's free Kids Club and pre-register for the event to attend. Prince George's Stadium, Bowie, noon, Ages: 3- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 04/17/15 Tickets Reqd. 301-464-4880, www.baysox.com.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg - 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 makes the show a fun weekend activity for the whole family. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com/festivals/gaith/spring.  
 
 
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Apr 20  
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, Orleans Street Branch,1303 Orleans St, Baltimore, 10 a.m., Ages: 3- 5, 410-396-0970, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
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Apr 21  
Homeschool Nature Day - Mr. Banneker was a curious naturalist. Hike his property, explore his trees, insects and more with hands on activities. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy following the program (optional). For homeschool families and groups. Price per person, no charge for children 3 and under. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/20/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Tiny Wonders - What do preschoolers wonder about? Cultivate your child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement and dramatic play. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Quite a Change! - Celebrating Fairy Tale Festival with stories and crafts. 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.  
 
 
President Abraham Lincoln -- The Final Journey - American actor Richard Frederick “Fritz” Klein will portray U.S. President Abraham Lincoln at the B&O Railroad Museum, one of the National Park Service’s “funeral” stops commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Funeral Train and the return of Lincoln’s body to Springfield, Illinois in 1865. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 1 p.m., 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
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Apr 22  
Bird Walk - Search for early spring migrants in various refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 8- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 16 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/21/15 301-497-5887, 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.  
 
 
EcoBash - Celebrate Earth Day at the Maryland Science Center’s EcoBash with wind turbines, infrared cameras, native plant species, and more! Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, www.mdsci.org.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for early spring migrants in various refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 8- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/09/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
The Battle Over Homework with Dr. Harris M. Cooper - Glenelg Country School (GCS) will host nationally recognized Harris M. Cooper for a presentation on “The Battle Over Homework: Common Ground for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents.” This event is free. Glenelg Country School, Mulitz Theater, 12793 Folly Quarter Rd, Ellicott City, 7- 8:30 p.m., 410-531-8600, www.glenelg.org/dragondialogues.  
 
 
Fairy Tale Fest - Stories, crafts, and activities. Pratt Library, Cherry Hill Branch, 606 Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore, 1:45 p.m., Ages: 5- 7, 410-396-1168, 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.  
 
 
Reading With Children's Author Roland Smith - Author and animal lover Roland Smith will read at The Ivy Bookshop. The former zookeeper is the author of B is for Beaver, The Captain's Dog, Thunder Cave and many more amazing books! The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Rd., Baltimore, 4:30- 5:30 p.m., 410-377-2966, www.theivybookshop.com.  
 
 
Earth Day Celebration at the National Aquarium - On Earth Day, April 22, National Aquarium guests can enjoy a variety of activities that promote earth friendly practices. National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-576-3800, www.aqua.org.  
 
 
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Apr 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.  
 
 
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, Edmondson Branch, 4330 Edmondson Ave, Baltimore, 11 a.m., Ages: 3- 5, 410-396-0946, www.prattlibrary.org..  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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, Light Street, 1251 Light St, Baltimore, 6 p.m., Ages: 3- 5, 410-396-1096, 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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Apr 24  
Spring Has Sprung - Learn about the changes taking place as plants and animals alike start to emerge! Put your springtime knowledge to the test with interactive games, activities and a hike. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 8- 10, Reserv Reqd. by 04/23/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Friday Night Stargazing - See the Moon, planets, and stars through a historic and now computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8? refracting telescope. Does not include admission to Science Center. Weather permitting. Call ahead after 5 p.m. on Fridays to confirm Observatory will be open. Observatory, Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 7- 10 p.m., 410-545-2999, www.mdsci.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents The Merchant of Venice in Original Pronunciation - BSF’s presentation will be the first time in 400 years that modern audiences will be able to hear The Merchant of Venice spoken in the accent of Shakespeare’s time – and the first time an OP production has been presented in the Mid-Atlantic area. The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary's, Baltimore, 8- 10:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-921-WILL (9455), www.shakespearefactory.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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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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Apr 25  
2nd Annual Brigance Brigade Foundation 5.7K Championship Run - The Brigance Brigade Foundation hosts its 2nd annual 5.7K Championship Run & 1 Mile Family Run/Walk in the Canton neighborhood of Baltimore. Enjoy live music from Baltimore-based Dreamboat Armada, snacks and drinks, harbor views from the park, and a Kid’s Fun Zone featuring inflatable games. Canton Waterfront Park, Baltimore, 9 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.BriganceBrigade.org.  
 
 
Cool Pools - Discover the world of cool creatures born in icy Springtime pools. Take a hike and play games to explore how important these pools are and who appears as the days get warmer! National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 7, Reserv Reqd. by 04/24/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Y Healthy Kids Day 2015 - Enjoy a day of fun-filled activities that promote healthy living and activity. The event will include family fitness activities, healthy treats, crafts, face painting, and moon bounce. This free event is open to all community members. Specific activities vary by location. Contact your local Y. Family Center Y's, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., www.ymaryland.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.  
 
 
Moss Workshop - Join the Natural History Society of Maryland for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Admission price is a donation to NHSM. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Oella, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: teens- adults, Reserv Reqd. by 04/24/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Spring Clean and Green Workshop Series: Seed Starting - In this hands-on workshop led by Baltimore Free Farm, you will learn how to start annual flowers, vegetables and herbs, prepare growing/soil media, water, provide proper temperature and lighting, and transplant. Participants will plant several containers of a variety of plants to take home. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, under 16 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-545-5980, www.mdsci.org.  
 
 
Build a Workbench: Woodworking for Parents & Kids! - In this day-long workshop, caregivers and children work together to build a durable workbench, complete with a sturdy end vise for safe material holding. Workshop fee includes all workbench materials. Learn where you can find child-sized and tested full-size tools to add to their collection. Station North Tool Library, 417 E Oliver St., Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Ages: 7 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/24/15 Tickets Reqd. 410-347-0850, clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=19698.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
K9-9K Family Fun Day at Glenelg Country School - Together with the Marshall Legacy Institute, this event is open to the public and great for families. All leashed and well-behaved dogs are also welcome. Glenelg Country School, 12793 Folly Quarter Rd, Ellicott City, 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-531-8600, gcsk9-9k.eventbrite.com.  
 
 
Earth Day Celebration & Clean-Up - Celebrate Earth Day by restoring the park! Join a team of rangers and volunteers to remove invasive plants, pick up trash, work on trails, and plant some native plants. Robert E. Lee Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Nature Fest - Animals, nature walks, exhibits, archery lessons, campfire activities, story time, family nature crafts, creek exploration, silent auction. Catoctin Creek Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- 90, 301-600-2051, www.Recreater.com.  
 
 
Arts in the Park Festival - A free, family friendly festival of art, music, dance, theatre, food, and activities for kids of all ages. Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., 410-636-6597, www.chesapeakearts.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Shakespeare Factory presents The Merchant of Venice in Original Pronunciation - BSF’s presentation will be the first time in 400 years that modern audiences will be able to hear The Merchant of Venice spoken in the accent of Shakespeare’s time – and the first time an OP production has been presented in the Mid-Atlantic area. The Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary's, Baltimore, 8- 10:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-921-WILL (9455), www.shakespearefactory.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Makers Magic - Use your imagination with odds and ends to construct magical objects. Pratt Library, Central Branch, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, 2 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-5402, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day - World Tai Chi and QiGong Day will be celebrated internationally in 80 countries simultaneously. The U.S. Kuosho Academy celebration is open to the public, free of charge, for children and adults. No experience necessary. The U.S. Kuosho Academy, 11000 Owings Mills Blvd., Reisterstown, 10:00AM 11:00AM Ages: 5- 90, 443-394-9222, www.USKSF.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Amphibians & Reptiles - From frogs and newts to turtles and snakes, we’ll learn about the similarities and differences of these fabulous creatures. 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: Amphibians & Reptiles - From frogs and newts to turtles and snakes, we’ll learn about the similarities and differences of these fabulous creatures. 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.  
 
 
Fairy Tale Gala - Storytelling, Reader’s Theater, and crafts. Pratt Library, Roland Park Branch, 5108 Roland Ave, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-6099, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Chestnut Grove CDC's Spring Fair and Silent Auction - Admission for children includes bounce houses, face painting, crafts, photo booth, and games. Parents can bid on Silent Auction packages or purchase tickets for a chance to win one of several themed raffle baskets. Pony rides, bake sale, pit beef, and other food available for an additional cost. Chestnut Grove CDC, 3701 Sweet Air Road, Phoenix, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-592-9122, www.chestnutgrovechild.org.  
 
 
Bites for Bytes - Support computer literacy and workforce development initiatives in Southwest Baltimore by eating in at Zella's Pizzeria, an acclaimed Italian restaurant on April 25! 10% of revenue generated during the eat-in will be donated to Clay Pots' education center. The event includes art and raffles. Zella's Pizzeria, 1145 Hollins Street, Baltimore, 5- 9 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-685-6999, www.claypotsbaltimore.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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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, 8:30 a.m.- 6 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.  
 
 
Family Dance Day - Bring your dancing shoes and participate in a full day of fun dancing and exercise. “Mini” dance classes (30 - 45 minutes each) throughout the day offered: modern, hip hop, Afro-Caribbean, hot hula, and African. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-263-1800, www.rflewismuseum.org.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for birds in several refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 8:15- 10:15 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 04/24/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Herp Search - Join a refuge naturalist on this guided search for reptiles and amphibians. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 04/24/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Owl Prowl - Explore the refuge at night while looking and listening for owls. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 04/24/15 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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  
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 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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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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  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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 West 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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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 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.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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 West 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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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 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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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  
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.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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May 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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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  
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.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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  
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.  
 
 
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  
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.  
 
 
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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  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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Jun 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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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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  
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.  
 
 
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 West 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.  
 
 
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  
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.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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: 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 West 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.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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  
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,  
 
 
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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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.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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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  
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.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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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  
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.  
 
 
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 West 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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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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  
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 West 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.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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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  
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.  
 
 
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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.  
 
 
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Jul 31  
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  
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.  
 
 
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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 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  
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.  
 
 
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 West 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 15  
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 West 33rd street, Baltimore, 2- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 16 and up, 410-871-8322, www.danceandbmore.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 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  
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 29  
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 5  
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 12  
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.  
 
 
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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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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.