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Events Ongoing Throughout September  
  Meet the Rock Stars Of The War Of 1812 - The Maryland Historical Society’s Museum will continue Maryland’s largest and most comprehensive Civil War exhibit in 2012. The exhibit “Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War” tells the war in personal terms. On the weekends there will be MD historical players there to act out history. 201 West Monument St., Baltimore, 7/14 through 12/30 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-685-3750, mdhs.org.  
 
 
  While the Rockets Glared: Commemorating the War of 1812 - In commemoration of the War of 1812 experience a sound and light show exhibit that takes you back to September 1814 as Baltimore struggles with the British invasion during America’s second war for independence – all included with price of admission. Through September 2014 Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 5/2 through 9/30 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
  Girly Posh & Glamourous Play Dates - It doesn't have to be your daughter’s birthday to be pampered, bring her in for a posh treatment fit for a princess. Enjoy posh spa services in our all pink party boutique! Complete with music or a movie, arts and crafts, and a glamorous snack, she will have a blast. Tickled Pink & Posh Party Boutique, 9627 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, 5/12 through 12/31 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Ages: 1- 17, Reserv Reqd, Tickets Reqd. 443-204-0076, tickledpinkandposhparty@gmail.com.  
 
 
  Curious George: Let's Get Curious! - The new, traveling Curious George exhibit inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. Runs through February 6, 2015. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 5/17 through 2/6 Tickets Reqd. 410-727-8120, www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
  Stargazing at the Observatory - Come see the stars! The Observatory is open to the public every Friday from 5:30-9 pm, weather permitting. Friday admission to the Observatory is free, but does not include access to the Museum. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 8/8 through 10/24 5:30- 9 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
  Nature Drop-In - Each Saturday we will have nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. See schedule online. Registration not required. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 8/16 through 10/11 9:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
  Nature Quest - Bike, hike or canoe to find special trail markers in seven of Baltimore County's wonderful parks to participate in Nature Quest. Fill out your passport to earn entry to Nature Quest Fest October 18,10 a.m. - noon at Robert E. Lee Park. Fun adventure for the entire family. multiple locations, 8/20 through 10/18 ongoing, Ages: all ages, by none 410-887-4156, relpnc.org/nature-quest .  
 
 
  Do Good. Dine Out. - Do good by dining out in September. One in five kids in the U.S. struggles with hunger. Help connect these kids with the food they need by dining out at the restaurants that support the No Kid Hungry campaign. Just $1 provides a child up to 10 healthy meals. Find restaurants nearby nokidhungry.org. Participating Restaurants, 9/1 through 9/30 All day, www.nokidhungry.org.  
 
 
  Discover Space at BCPL - A three-part, interactive learning exhibit presented by the National Center for Interactive Learning and the Space Science Institute. Discover Space is one exhibit with three sections -- Visions of the Universe, Space Rocks: Asteroids and Comets, and Planet Families Touch Table. Towson Branch, Baltimore County Public Library, 320 York Road, Towson, 9/8 through 10/29 www.bcpl.info.  
 
 
  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.  
 
 
  Kiddie Crusoe Grand Re-opening! - Come join us for tons of fun! Fun activities included in Open Play admission every day. Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: Open Play 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Kiddie Crusoe, 7 Fox Tail Rd, Timonium, 9/22 through 9/26 10 a.m., Ages: 1- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-853-7910, www.kiddiecrusoe.com.  
 
 
  The Night Fairy at Imagination Stage - Flory is a Night Fairy who is attacked by a bat. When her wings are damaged, she is forced to learn how to survive by daylight. During her adventures, Flory reconciles with her foe. By the time her wings begin to sprout back, Flory has discovered a renewed sense of creativity, and resilience. Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, 9/24 through 10/26 varies, Ages: 4 and up, Tickets Reqd. 301-718-8803, www.imaginationstage.org.  
 
 
  A Midsummer Night's Dream - Celebrated a new chapter of classic theater in Baltimore with this magical production of the unrivaled comedy of love, fairyland, and fools. Showtimes are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater, 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, 9/25 through 10/12 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-8661, www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com.  
 
 
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Birding By Boat - Water Strider Pontoon Boat Ride - Search for the beautiful marsh birds of Otter Point Creek with birder, Phil Powers. Pontoon Pier Parking Lot, Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 9:30- 11 a.m., Ages: 10- adult, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Caring Teens Respite Care Training Program - Learn how to care for children with disabilities and provide respite care. This day-long program prepares teens to offer first-rate care for children who have mild to moderate disabilities and/or enter the field of special education some day. Email to register for Sept. training. Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. mona@caringcommunities.org www.caringcommunities.org.  
 
 
National Heritage Area War of 1812 Bicentennial Passport - Participants visit 10 unique 1812 sites, attractions, programs, and events(including four mandatory sites) to receive a commemorative coin. Participation is free. Visit www.facebook.com/1812passport for more information. Reserv Reqd. www.facebook.com/1812passport.  
 
 
Terrapin Adventures Explorer Kids Course - The Terrapin Explorer Ropes Course has 22 different fun elements that you can walk, balance, swing, zip, and crawl through, designed especially for kids ages 5-9. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
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September

Sep 19  
Target $2 Family Fun Night - Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4 pm until 8 pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4 pm. Tickets must be purchased at the door. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 4- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.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.  
 
 
So-Long to Summer Campfire Sing-a-Long - The days are getting shorter, so let’s celebrate while we still have a sliver of summer. Sing songs, tell tales and, best of all, roast s’mores as we salute a wonderful summer! Rain date Sept. 26. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, 6:15- 8 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9220, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Tales & Tails! - Join Irvine for a few animal stories followed by an up close interaction with Irvine’s animal friends! Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. 443-738-9220, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Carnival of the Animals - For its first bilingual (English/Spanish) production ever, the Puppet Co. presents Bob Brown Puppets’ “Carnival of the Animals.” This “Grand Zoological Fantasy” uses bunraku-style puppets, following the musical suite of Camille Saint-Saens. Runs Sept. 19 – Oct. 12. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Rockin' The Red Breast Cancer Fundraiser at White Marsh Mal - White Marsh Mall and The Red Devils organization have teamed up to raise money to support families affected by breast cancer through the First Annual "Rockin’ The Red" charity event. 24-hour event from 9/19/14 at 5 p.m. to 9/20/14 at 5 p.m. White Marsh Mall, Lower Level Center Court, 5 p.m.- 5 p.m. next day, rockinthered.kintera.org.  
 
 
Freaky Fridays - Join us every Friday in September for a day filled with fun for the entire family! Enjoy activities including Freaky Friday Science Lab, The Money Game, Jingle Jangle Music Time and more! Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Freaky Fridays - Join us every Friday in September for a day filled with fun for the entire family! Enjoy activities including Freaky Friday Science Lab, The Money Game, Jingle Jangle Music Time and more! Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Y of Central Maryland Hosts Family Night - The Y of Central Maryland will host a Family Movie Night at its Family Centers. Moviegoers will enjoy an evening of quality time and entertainment while watching a family-friendly film. Check local Y for date and time. FREE FOR Y Members $5 for community members $10 for community families Family Center Y's, Tickets Reqd. www.ymaryland.org.  
 
 
Rapunzel - “Rapunzel” is a bewitching adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert, a French composer in the early 1900s. In our story, Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, she must keep the growing girl out of the hands of a handsome prince. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Sep 20  
Nature Quest Canoe Trip - Enjoy canoeing on the lake while searching for the Nature Quest marker. Call or email to reserve a canoe. Robert E. Lee Park, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 7 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Every first and third weekend, 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.  
 
 
Tea with American Girl Caroline - Learn about the life of American Girl Caroline in the Great Lakes area during the War of 1812. Guests will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and also make a historic craft inspired by the adventures of Caroline. Bring your mom, dad, grandparent, or your friend and have fun with your favorite doll. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore, 2 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
Worldwide Day of Play - A local celebration of Nickelodeon's World Wide Day of Play, featuring special programs that encourage children to shut off their computers and televisions and engage in healthy play! Challenge a friend to hopscotch, play a game of ring toss, enjoy family yoga with Magical Mats, and more. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Hoodstock XI - Unified Community Connections, a nonprofit agency serving children and adults with disabilities, will hold Hoodstock XI, the casual charity event where guests wear jeans and tie-die and hear live rock and folk music from the 1960s and ’70s. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 5:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.unified.org.  
 
 
Marathon Kids Kick Off Ceremony - Join thousands of Baltimore-area K-5th graders as they celebrate physical activity and healthy eating by running a lap on track together to kick off their 26.2 mile journey. Kids will receive a water bottle and goodies from our sponsors. This event is free. Poly-Western Athletic Complex, 1400 W. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, 9:50- 11 a.m., marathonkids.org/baltimore-kick-off-ceremony.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Family Fun Walk and 5k Timed Trail Run - 5k Trail Run and Family Fun Walk benefiting the Pregnancy Clinics in Bowie, Annapolis, and Severna Park. Runners entering the 5k pay a registration fee of $35, receive a commemorative t-shirt and chip timer. Registration is free for those who want to Walk. 1534 General's Highway, Crownsville, 8-. 11 a.m., Ages: 0- 100, Reserv Reqd. by can register the day of the event 410-431-5000, walkandrun.org.  
 
 
An Evening with Tony Hale - Tony Hale, Emmy-award winning actor from "Veep" and "Arrested Development" will discuss his new book, "Archibald’s Next Big Thing", as well as his acting career, as well as his challenges embracing the present moment. There will be a Q&A discussion, followed by a book signing. Calvert School, Anne A. McLanahan Luetkemeyer ‘27 Assembly Hall, 4300 North Charles St., Baltimore, 7- 9:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-243-6054, www.amusetoys.com/collections/tonyhale.  
 
 
Fall Family Camp Out - Celebrate the last official weekend before the Fall equinox. Bring your own tent and camping gear, and we’ll provide the night hike, campfire, s’mores, and light breakfast. Be on time to set up your tent and bring you own bag dinner. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 6 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Breakfast with the Chimps - Enjoy dining al fresco while the chimpanzees curiously peek out their viewing windows at the guests! A full breakfast menu will be served buffet-style. After breakfast, guests are treated to a special chimpanzee keeper chat. Last but not least, guests will make a special enrichment treat. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, 8:30- 10 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-552-5276, www.marylandzoo.org.  
 
 
Dam Jam: A Baltimore City DPW Event - Learn to appreciate all the work that goes into providing you the best drinking water possible and the responsibility we share in protecting and preserving our water supply. Enjoy music, food, art, historic re-enactors, native wildlife presentations, a shuttle ride to the Dam, and plenty of fun. Willow Grove Nature Education Center, Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-2503, www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
Aladdin - What would you do with three wishes? This is the question that haunts the humble tailor Aladdin as he stumbles across a magic lamp and falls head first into adventure. This Arabian tale features blazing deserts, fierce villains, a beautiful princess and one really, really valuable lamp. Pumpkin Theatre, Owings Mills, 1 & 3 p.m., Ages: 2- 99, by midnight day before Tickets Reqd. 410-902-1814, www.pumpkintheatre.org.  
 
 
Nature Quest Hike - Join a naturalist and hike to the two Baltimore County Nature Quest Trail Markers at Banneker Park. Visit 5 more markers throughout Baltimore County and receive free admission and a chance to win great prizes at Quest Fest on October 18th. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 7 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Honey Harvest Festival - Join the Maryland State Beekeepers Association as they celebrate the Annual Maryland Honey Harvest Festival! Discover the busy world of bees and other pollinators while enjoying arts and crafts, honey tastings, candle making demonstrations, product sales, and much more! Refreshments will be availa Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Y of Central Maryland Hosts Family Movie Night - The Y of Central Maryland will host a Family Movie Night at its Family Centers. Moviegoers will enjoy an evening of quality time and entertainment while watching a family-friendly film. Check local Y for date and time. FREE for Y members, $5 for community members, $10 for community families Family Center Y's, www.ymaryland.org.  
 
 
Carnival of the Animals - For its first bilingual (English/Spanish) production ever, the Puppet Co. presents Bob Brown Puppets’ “Carnival of the Animals.” This “Grand Zoological Fantasy” uses bunraku-style puppets, following the musical suite of Camille Saint-Saens. Runs Sept. 19 – Oct. 12. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
NFRC 5 for Families 5K Race, 1K Walk & Family Fun Day - NFRC's 10th annual Family Fun Day will include face painting, games, and other activities geared toward children and families including entertainment by B.Funk Dance Company, Drama Learning Center (Frozen sing-along and mermaid interactive dance party), and more! The Lakefront in Columbia, 8 a.m.- noon, Ages: all ages, 410.740-9553, x 208, www.facebook.com/events/659585917464746.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Lyrical Literature - Share your stories using many different art materials. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration required, drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Cruisin' For Our Heroes - The Fire Museum salutes area firefighters, EMS, police and military personnel with its annual Cruisin' for Our Heroes. Visitors can enjoy fire engine rides, Dalmatians, police K9 dogs and antique fire engine demonstrations. There will also be police vehicles, antique cars and motorcycles on display. Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Road, Lutherville, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: 2- adult, 410-321-7500, firemuseummd.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Snakes! - From corn snakes to cobras, explore the fantastic world of everyone's favorite slithering reptile. Snack and take-home craft provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Rapunzel - “Rapunzel” is a bewitching adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert, a French composer in the early 1900s. In our story, Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, she must keep the growing girl out of the hands of a handsome prince. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Past Times for Children - Why Do Some Towns Grow - Children will learn why a town is created and what it needs to become successful. Creating communities will be discussed through pictures, books, and various activities. They will create a successful town as their craft. Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, 10- 11:15 a.m., Ages: 4- 7, Reserv Reqd. by September 15, 2014, Tickets Reqd. 410-848-6494, www.HSCCmd.org.  
 
 
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Sep 21  
Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Every first and third weekend, 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.  
 
 
Citizen Stand: Battle for Baltimore 1814 - Help us welcome BSA to the JMM for a performance of their latest student production. Three short plays explore different experiences for Baltimoreans in the lead up to the War of 1812, including a character similar to Mendes Cohen. Jewish Museum of Mayland, Baltimore, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 9- 99, Tickets Reqd. 410-732-6400, www.jewishmuseummd.org.  
 
 
Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk - The Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police will host the 6th annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K Run/Walk. Participants will run or walk in the Fort McHenry Tunnel to raise money funds for the Special Olympics Maryland. 4000 Leland Avenue, Baltimore, BORE 4 - Fort McHenry Tunnel, 8 a.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-308-1870, tunnelrun5k.kintera.org.  
 
 
Tony Hale at aMuse Toys - Tony Hale, Emmy-award winning actor from "Veep" and "Arrested Development", will read from his new book "Archibald's Next Big Thing". Following the reading will be book signings and a craft inspired by the character of Archibald. Each book purchase admits 1 adult and up to 2 children. aMuse Toys Quarry Lake, Pikesville, noon, 1 & 2 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.amusetoys.com/collections/tonyhale.  
 
 
Family Fun Day - Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy! Percussion Garden: 12:30 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 5 pm Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn abo Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Grand Opening Family Festival - Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will welcome children and their families with costume dress-up, games and activities, a stage-combat demonstration and tours of the building. This ticketed event includes a 3 p.m. matinee performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a meet-the-actors photo session. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater, 7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore, 1- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-244-8571, Ext. 114, www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com.  
 
 
Abell Street Fair 2014 - This year's fair will include live music, food, drinks, craft vendors, plus plenty that's new and exciting to make this the best fair yet. Abell Avenue between 31st Street and 33rd Street, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., www.abellimprovement.org.  
 
 
Aladdin - What would you do with three wishes? This is the question that haunts the humble tailor Aladdin as he stumbles across a magic lamp and falls head first into adventure. This Arabian tale features blazing deserts, fierce villains, a beautiful princess and one really, really valuable lamp. Pumpkin Theatre, Owings Mills, 1 & 3 p.m., Ages: 2- 99, by midnight day before Tickets Reqd. 410-902-1814, www.pumpkintheatre.org.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Identify birds by sight and sound on this guided tour with short walks through several refuge habitats. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 8- 10 a.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 09/20/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Tiny Tots: Nature & Music - Learn about the wildlife at the refuge through songs and rhyming. Parental participation is required. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 11:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m., Ages: 18 mos.- 3 1/2 yrs, Reserv Reqd. by 09/20/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
FARE Walk for FOOD ALLERGY – Baltimore - The FARE Walk for FOOD ALLERGY is a family-friendly event taking place in Greater Baltimore, MD to raise funds for food allergy education, advocacy, awareness and research. The FARE Walk for FOOD ALLERGY brings together people seeking a safe world for those living with food allergies. Meadowbrook Park, 5001 Meadowbrook Lane Ellicott City, 10:30 a.m.- noon, 703-563-3084, goo.gl/5YJHwT.  
 
 
Carnival of the Animals - For its first bilingual (English/Spanish) production ever, the Puppet Co. presents Bob Brown Puppets’ “Carnival of the Animals.” This “Grand Zoological Fantasy” uses bunraku-style puppets, following the musical suite of Camille Saint-Saens. Runs Sept. 19 – Oct. 12. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Lyrical Literature - Share your stories using many different art materials. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration required, drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Pediatric/Adult CPR and AED Training - Learn the vital knowledge and skills you will need to respond to a life-threatening situation with confidence. This training will teach you how to perform CPR on a child or adult and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This program is useful for parents and caregivers. DBJCC, 1118 Light St, Federal Hill, 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-559-3618, dbjcc.org/Upcoming_Events.html.  
 
 
8th Annual Walkabout Abilities - Don’t miss this fun, inspiring, community fundraiser that brings individuals, families and the community together to support Marylanders with disabilities. Following the 2-mile walk, participants can sample refreshments (including ice cream sundaes donated by The Coleman Family), and more. 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, 8:30 a.m.- noon, 410-828-7700 ext. 1298, www.abilitiesnetwork.org.  
 
 
Family Farm Day - Join us for a day of fun on the farm! Featuring local vendors exhibiting their fresh produce, prepared foods, & crafts. Watch demos about sheep shearing & blacksmithing as you enjoy live music all day long. Kid activities include pony rides, face painting, tractor rides, games, and more! Baltimore County Agriculture Center, 1114 Shawan Rd., Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-229-0530, www.marylandagriculture.org/content/17608.  
 
 
Rapunzel - “Rapunzel” is a bewitching adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert, a French composer in the early 1900s. In our story, Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, she must keep the growing girl out of the hands of a handsome prince. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Heritage tour--Jonestown and the Shot Tower - Explore historic streets, walk on top of a river, look inside the landmark Shot Tower. The level, stroller-friendly route wends past an historic church, a Brutalist building as big as 17 football fields, & Art Deco stone stallions for a thumbnail lesson in local lore. Cost: $5 Meet at Hollywood Diner at Farmer's Market, 600 E.Saratoga St., 9:30- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-332-9992, baltimoreheritage.org.  
 
 
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Sep 22  
Tint Tots: Nature & Music - Learn about the wildlife at the refuge through songs and rhyming. Parental participation is required. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:15 a.m., Ages: 18 mos.- 3 1/2 yrs, Reserv Reqd. by 09/21/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
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Sep 23  
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids by after school or on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
Based on Books: Slugs and Snails - Each program in this series begins with a beautifully illustrated children’s story about wildlife. Discover more about nature with puppets, props, and activities. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30- 11:15 a.m., Ages: 4- 5, Reserv Reqd. by 09/22/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
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Sep 24  
Storytime at Ladew Gardens: Yellow Like The Sun - Fall is a great time to appreciate the color yellow. From flowers and leaves to pretty birds and bumblebees, yellow is everywhere! Come read about this beautiful color in nature. *TIMES: 10:30– 11:15 am or 12:30 – 1:15 pm* *RESERVATIONS: (410) 557-9570, ext. 213 or smyers@ladewgardens.com. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Ages: 2- 6, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9570, ext. 213, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Fall Nature Hike - Learn how animals and plants are preparing for fall's arrival through a hike, game and a craft. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 7, Reserv Reqd. by 09/23/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
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Sep 25  
Gadget and Gizmo's Science Puppet Show - This experience is designed for children 5 and younger with their adult caregiver. Join Gadget and Gizmo as they explore and discover a variety of science concepts. Enjoy music, dancing, movement activities and more in this interactive puppet show. Included with paid admission. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 11- 11:30 a.m., 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
Fun in the Mud - Prepare to dig in the mud to discover the importance of soil and how it provides a habitat to all sorts of creatures. The muddier you get, the more you learn! Ages 3-5 with adult (siblings welcome). Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10- 11 a.m., Ages: 3- 5, w/ adult, 443-738-9200, explorenature.org.  
 
 
Day Off Camp (Rosh Hashanah) - No school and no plans today? Explore outdoors with us instead! Expect trail walks, nature games, crafts, stories, animal encounters and more. Children should wear nature-friendly clothing and bring a lunch. For more information, visit our website. Ages 6-9. $65 members, $75 non-members Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 6- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, explorenature.org.  
 
 
Kiddie Crusoe Pirate Camp - Pirate camp is for children potty trained to age 8 and includes 2 snacks, 2 crafts, pirate face painting, pirate themed games, treasure hunt and tons of fun! Children bring their own lunch and pre-registration is required. Kiddie Crusoe, 7 Fox Tail Rd, Timonium, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2.5- 8, Reserv Reqd. by September 21, 2014 Tickets Reqd. 410-853-7910, www.kiddiecrusoe.com.  
 
 
Kiddie Kabana Rock Star Camp - Rock Star Camp is for children 5-12 years old and includes a rock star makeover, themed craft and activities including a Dance Party with Karaoke. Children bring their own lunch and pre-registration is required. Kiddie Crusoe, 7 Fox Tail Rd, Timonium, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 9/21/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-853-7910, www.kiddiecrusoe.com.  
 
 
SCHOOLS OUT! Craft Workshop - Let your princess come spend the day At Tickled Pink & Posh Party Boutique. Have a crafty good time designing tutus and jewelry, lots of games, movies, and fun! Lunch and snack included. Tickled Pink & Posh Party Boutique, 9627 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 4- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-204-0076, www.tickledpinkandposhparty.com.  
 
 
Sharp Farm Open House - A Day In The Life Of A Farmer - School's out! Included in the day is a class on bees and how they help the farmers. Plus, feed the farm animals, go through the mini corn maze, enjoy a hayride through the Cattail Creek, then harvest a pumpkin and an ear of popcorn to take home. Admission price per child. Adults are free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 99, Reserv Reqd. by 09/24/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
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Sep 26  
Fall Campout - Experience the forest night life with this family campout. Rangers will lead the group on a night hike and end the evening with a campfire. Bring dinner on Friday, or bring food to cook over the fire. Saturday breakfast will be provided. Bring your own tent, or call 410-887-4156 to rent one. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 7- 9 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, 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.  
 
 
Remote Control Airplane Festival: Charm City Memorial Fly-In - Baltimore’s largest celebration of remote control airplanes is back for another weekend of high-flying fun. This free event features local hobbyists zipping, dipping and diving their R/C planes, helicopters and jets hundreds of feet in the air. Details and directions can be found at swaprc.org. Southwest Area Park, Baltimore Street at Georgia Avenue, Baltimore Highlands, Landsdowne, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., swaprc.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Book Festival - Featuring hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers, hands-on projects for kids, entertainment, food and drinks. This year at a new location. Inner Harbor, Baltimore, noon- 8 p.m., www.baltimorebookfestival.org.  
 
 
Freaky Fridays - Join us every Friday in September for a day filled with fun for the entire family! Enjoy activities including Freaky Friday Science Lab, The Money Game, Jingle Jangle Music Time and more! Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
Freaky Fridays - Join us every Friday in September for a day filled with fun for the entire family! Enjoy activities including Freaky Friday Science Lab, The Money Game, Jingle Jangle Music Time and more! Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
SCHOOLS OUT! Craft Workshop - Let your princess come spend the day At Tickled Pink & Posh Party Boutique. Have a crafty good time designing tutus and jewelry, lots of games, movies, and fun! Lunch and snack included. Tickled Pink & Posh Party Boutique, 9627 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 4- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-204-0076, www.tickledpinkandposhparty.com.  
 
 
Carnival of the Animals - For its first bilingual (English/Spanish) production ever, the Puppet Co. presents Bob Brown Puppets’ “Carnival of the Animals.” This “Grand Zoological Fantasy” uses bunraku-style puppets, following the musical suite of Camille Saint-Saens. Runs Sept. 19 – Oct. 12. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Rapunzel - “Rapunzel” is a bewitching adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert, a French composer in the early 1900s. In our story, Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, she must keep the growing girl out of the hands of a handsome prince. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Sep 27  
Intro to Geocaching - Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to exercise both mind and body? Try geocaching, the fast-growing sport that’s akin to a modern-day treasure hunt. We’ll explain geocaching basics and find caches located right here in the park. When registering note if you will need to reserve a GPS. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Royal Flags with Culture Queen - Did you know that African Americans have their own national flag? Have you wondered why the American flag is red, white, and blue? Teaching artist Culture Queen leads children in exploring the history, colors, and symbols of both flags through storytelling, music, movement, arts and crafts. Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 6- 10, 443-263-1800, www.rflewismuseum.org/event/2014/royal-flags.  
 
 
Dundalk Housing Fair - The Dundalk Housing Fair will provide attendees with the opportunity to speak one-on-one with real estate agents, mortgage lenders, and renovation experts. Two guided bus tours will showcase homes for rent and purchase in Dundalk. Attendees will also have the chance to win a $5,000 “Golden Key” gran Dundalk/Sollers Point High Schools, 1901 Delvale Ave., Dundalk, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., 443-326-3444, unexpecteddundalk.com.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Urban Bird Watching Walks--Migration Madness - See how many bird species you can spot in Patterson Park during peak migration, including exotic species who stop briefly in the lush park as they fly over 1,000 miles to South America. Email one day in advance if you need binoculars. Fountain in northwest corner of Patterson Park, Baltimore, 8- 9:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
A''cord''ing to a Naturalist - Find out what plants in and around the park can be used to make rope in this cordage making workshop. Then, play a game of tug O’ war with our finished product! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Light the Night Walk - The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night Walk in Annapolis. Help us walk to end cancer! Register online. Park Place, Annapolis, 5:30- 9 p.m., lightthenight.org/md.  
 
 
Soft Circuit Challenge - Get hands on with the Maryland Science Center for our Soft Circuit Competition! Soft circuits blend the use of conductive materials and electrical components with craft materials and fabrics. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, noon- 2 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Family Reunion Expo - The expo will provide guests with the resources necessary to begin planning their next family reunion. Catering tasting, hotel and vendor information, genealogy experts, live entertainment, tours of Baltimore’s attractions, a Kids Zone, featuring face painting, games and activities, and Kinderman. Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Baltimore, noon- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.baltimore.org/events/2nd-annual-family-reunion-expo.  
 
 
Remote Control Airplane Festival: Charm City Memorial Fly-In - Baltimore’s largest celebration of remote control airplanes is back for another weekend of high-flying fun. This free event features local hobbyists zipping, dipping and diving their R/C planes, helicopters and jets hundreds of feet in the air. Details and directions can be found at swaprc.org. Southwest Area Park, Baltimore Street at Georgia Avenue, Baltimore Highlands, Landsdowne, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., swaprc.org.  
 
 
National Estuaries Day Festival - Celebrate where rivers meet the sea! Canoe rides and races, refreshments, live music, fish seining, fishing derby, seedball slingshot, homemade boat contest, marsh snack shack, and lots more! Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, noon- 5 p.m., Ages: all ages, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Book Festival - Featuring hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers, hands-on projects for kids, entertainment, food and drinks. This year at a new location. Inner Harbor, Baltimore, noon- 8 p.m., www.baltimorebookfestival.org.  
 
 
Aladdin - What would you do with three wishes? This is the question that haunts the humble tailor Aladdin as he stumbles across a magic lamp and falls head first into adventure. This Arabian tale features blazing deserts, fierce villains, a beautiful princess and one really, really valuable lamp. Pumpkin Theatre, Owings Mills, 1 & 3 p.m., Ages: 2- 99, by midnight day before Tickets Reqd. 410-902-1814, www.pumpkintheatre.org.  
 
 
Moss Workshop - Join the Natural History Society of Maryland for an in-depth study of selected mosses at Banneker Park. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 13 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Reptiles and Amphibians in Your Backyard! - Enjoy a close-up look at backyard reptiles and amphibians and learn how to make your yard reptile-friendly. Herp enthusiast, Dr. Ray Bosmans, will be sharing his animals, stories and expertise with us. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival - A free, one-day music event to celebrate drumming from around the world. Featuring performances, drum workshops, community drum circles, hula-hoopers, drum vendors, arts & clothing vendors, and tasty food. Roosevelt Center, Downtown Greenbelt, 11 a.m.- 11 p.m., greenbeltrhythmanddrumfestival.org  
 
 
Forever Star Pageant - Supermodel Style - Forever Star Pageant (FSP) is looking for our next Title Holders & All contestants receive an award. FSP is a natural & low glitz pageant, offers opportunities to increase verbal communication, leadership skills, encourage community service & promotes literacy. Visit FSP website, share your favorit Holiday Inn Dumfries, 3901 Fettler Park Drive, Dumfries, VA, 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 3 months- 18 years, Reserv Reqd. by Aug 16, 2014 Tickets Reqd. 703-441-9001, www.foreverstarpageant.org.  
 
 
Fall Harvest and Craft Festival - This event will feature activities such as craft booths, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing & pressing, apple butter making, hay rides, and more. Admission $10.00 for adults, children 12 & under and members free. Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 0- 150, Tickets Reqd. 410-939-2299, steppingstonemusuem.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Family Reunion Expo - Family workshops, catering tastings, event planning tips, celebrity games, seminars, line dancing party, live entertainment, and more. By showcasing genealogy, the event also focuses on building family tradition and understanding family history. "Like" on Facebook for 1 free admission. Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, noon- 6 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-659-7032, www.facebook.com/BaltimoreReunionExpo.  
 
 
Dia del Niño/ Children's Day - Games, food, moon bounce, stories, piñatas and so much fun!!! First Harford Square Association, 1493 Harford Square Drive, Edgewood, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 0- 99,  
 
 
Carnival of the Animals - For its first bilingual (English/Spanish) production ever, the Puppet Co. presents Bob Brown Puppets’ “Carnival of the Animals.” This “Grand Zoological Fantasy” uses bunraku-style puppets, following the musical suite of Camille Saint-Saens. Runs Sept. 19 – Oct. 12. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday we will have nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. See the schedule below. Registration not required. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m. Ages: 5 and up, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Lyrical Literature - Share your stories using many different art materials. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration required, drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
11th Annual Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair - The two-day outdoor exhibition will feature handmade wares from more than 100 artists and crafters. With more than 130 vendors selling homemade crafts in 2013, the Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair was selected as one of Washington’s Top 100 Events. Union Market, located at 1309 5th St. NE, Washington, D.C. , 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.washingtoncitypaper.com/craftybastards.  
 
 
Marian House 5K Race to Embrace Independence - A fun, healthy, family-friendly, and festive neighborhood celebration to highlight the successes of Marian House women. This event includes a 5K run, 5K walk, and 1 Mile Family Fun Run. Lake Montebello, Baltimore City, 9 a.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-467-4246, www.marianhouse.org/5K.  
 
 
Science Alive fro Kids Under Five: Deer! - Explore the amazing world of everyone's favorite cleft hoofed friends. Snack and take-home craft provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Dogfest Featuring Paws On Parade Walkathon – A Doggone Great - Dogfest, featuring Paws on Parade Fundraising Walk-a-thon, is a dog day extravaganza for pets and pet lovers! Held by Baltimore Humane Society, it benefits the homeless animals at its no-kill shelter. This Family Fun day includes activities, games, dog swimming, events, food, and contests. Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Rd., Reisterstown, 10 am 5 pm Ages: 0- 100, 410-833-8848, www.bmorehumane.org.  
 
 
Rapunzel - “Rapunzel” is a bewitching adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert, a French composer in the early 1900s. In our story, Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, she must keep the growing girl out of the hands of a handsome prince. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Museum Day Live! - Smithsonian Magazine will be hosting its 10th annual Museum Day Live! On this day, over 1,000 participating museums across the country will open their doors for free. Tickets for two people can be downloaded at www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/tickets Over 1000 museums nationwide, Tickets Reqd. www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday.  
 
 
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Sep 28  
Serpentine Nature Quest Hike - Hike on the back trails to the globally rare serpentine barrens and collect your serpentine Nature Quest rubbing along the way. See the last page or the park website for more information. Trail surface is packed dirt, with rocky incline. Difficulty level is moderate. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Rails & Tails - A unique education and adoption event, with Bella's Bully Buddies and our adoptable dogs as guests of the B&O Railroad Museum. Activities for children include a moon bounce, crafts, carnival games and prizes and appearances by Choo Choo Blue, the museum's mascot. $1 fee includes admission to museum. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 330-671-2829, www.bellasbullybuddies.org.  
 
 
Family Fun Day - Join us for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy! Percussion Garden: 12:30 pm - 3 pm & 4 pm - 5 pm Don't miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn abo Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.  
 
 
A'cord'ing to a Naturalist - Find out what plants in and around the park can be used to make rope in this cordage making workshop. Then, play a game of tug O’ war with our finished product! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Remote Control Airplane Festival: Charm City Memorial Fly-In - Baltimore’s largest celebration of remote control airplanes is back for another weekend of high-flying fun. This free event features local hobbyists zipping, dipping and diving their R/C planes, helicopters and jets hundreds of feet in the air. Details and directions can be found at swaprc.org. Southwest Area Park, Baltimore Street at Georgia Avenue, Baltimore Highlands, Landsdowne, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., swaprc.org.  
 
 
Caribbean Culture Fest - Celebrate the cultures of the Caribbean. Learn what makes each culture unique with entertaining performances, music, educational displays, and food. Howard County Library, Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, 1:30- 4:30 p.m., www.hclibrary.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Book Festival - Featuring hundreds of author appearances and book signings, 100+ exhibitors and booksellers, readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers, hands-on projects for kids, entertainment, food and drinks. This year at a new location. Inner Harbor, Baltimore, noon- 6 p.m., www.baltimorebookfestival.org.  
 
 
Aladdin - What would you do with three wishes? This is the question that haunts the humble tailor Aladdin as he stumbles across a magic lamp and falls head first into adventure. This Arabian tale features blazing deserts, fierce villains, a beautiful princess and one really, really valuable lamp. Pumpkin Theatre, Owings Mills, 1 & 3 p.m., Ages: 2- 99, by midnight day before Tickets Reqd. 410-902-1814, www.pumpkintheatre.org.  
 
 
Fall Harvest and Craft Festival - This event will feature activities such as craft booths, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing & pressing, apple butter making, hay rides, and more. Admission $10.00 for adults, children 12 & under and members free. Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 0- 150, Tickets Reqd. 410-939-2299, steppingstonemusuem.org.  
 
 
Beethoven's Eternal Masterworks - Come hear award-winning violinist Soovin Kim perform one of the most popular works ever written: Beethoven’s only violin concerto, a virtuosic masterpiece. When Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 was premiered, the press commented that it “projects its force upon all people of all ages". Kids 7-17 are free. The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, 8 p.m., Ages: 7 and up, Tickets Reqd. 301-581-5100, nationalphilharmonic.org.  
 
 
Kids Comedy Sunday - Family Oriented Comedy Magic Show - Award winning comedy magician, and mind reader, Tim Hall of Aladdin Productions will be hosting Kid’s Comedy Sunday at Magooby's Joke House in Timonium. Free face painting, kid friendly menu, free magic trick souvenirs for all children. Doors open at noon, show at 1 p.m. Magoobys Joke House, 9603 Deereco Road, Timonium, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 2- 11, Tickets Reqd. 410-252-2727, www.magoobys.com.  
 
 
Carnival of the Animals - For its first bilingual (English/Spanish) production ever, the Puppet Co. presents Bob Brown Puppets’ “Carnival of the Animals.” This “Grand Zoological Fantasy” uses bunraku-style puppets, following the musical suite of Camille Saint-Saens. Runs Sept. 19 – Oct. 12. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Lyrical Literature - Share your stories using many different art materials. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration required, drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
11th Annual Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair - The two-day outdoor exhibition will feature handmade wares from more than 100 artists and crafters. With more than 130 vendors selling homemade crafts in 2013, the Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair was selected as one of Washington’s Top 100 Events. Union Market, located at 1309 5th St. NE, Washington, D.C. , 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.washingtoncitypaper.com/craftybastards.  
 
 
Rapunzel - “Rapunzel” is a bewitching adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert, a French composer in the early 1900s. In our story, Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, she must keep the growing girl out of the hands of a handsome prince. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
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Sep 29  
Free Open Rehearsal - Join Jason Love and the Columbia Orchestra at The Gathering Place for an open rehearsal. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative, collaborative process of putting a concert together. Imagine the new insight into the music you'll have after seeing the process of putting it together! The Gathering Place, Columbia, 7:30- 10 p.m., 410-465-8777, www.columbiaorchestra.org/open_rehearsals.  
 
 
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Sep 30  
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids by after school or on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
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October

Oct 1  
Embracing Many Shades: Story Hour and Art Session - Children will hear the story Shades of Beauty and see a video reading of "No Mirrors in My Nana's House". An art collage and paper doll craft activity follows. Led by Community Healing Network advocate Charlene Phipps. Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Ages: 6- 10, 443-263-1800, www.rflewismuseum.org.  
 
 
It's Groovy Baby Music Demo FREE! - Have you ever wondered what you can do to nurture the musical growth of your child, regardless of your own musical ability? Experience Music Together® and find out how important and fun your role can be! We know you'll love it! 8101 Park Heights, Pikesville, (preschool), 10:30 a.m., Ages: 3 mos.- 5 yrs., Reserv Reqd. 443-802-7631, www.itsgroovybaby.com.  
 
 
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Oct 2  
Nature, Mom and Me - You and your preschooler will enjoy a different nature topic in each class with hands-on activities, stories, crafts and hikes. Dress for the weather. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Banneker Afterschool Explorers - Each after school adventure will explore a different nature/history theme that will include hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. Dress for the outdoors including sturdy shoes. Parents are welcome to stay but it is not required. Children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 4- 5:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/17/2014 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
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Oct 3  
Bookworm Storytime - Nature stories with fun activities such as animal encounters, puppets or crafts at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center. Free! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 11- 11:30 a.m., 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
Carnival of the Animals - For its first bilingual (English/Spanish) production ever, the Puppet Co. presents Bob Brown Puppets’ “Carnival of the Animals.” This “Grand Zoological Fantasy” uses bunraku-style puppets, following the musical suite of Camille Saint-Saens. Runs Sept. 19 – Oct. 12. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Rapunzel - “Rapunzel” is a bewitching adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert, a French composer in the early 1900s. In our story, Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, she must keep the growing girl out of the hands of a handsome prince. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Oct 4  
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art - Each weekend in October, explore the essential elements of art. 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.  
 
 
Early Literacy/Open House - Free Language Experience! Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Shared reading and themed activity. For more info and to RSVP, contact sdpreschool@comcast.net. St. Demetrios Preschool, 2504 Cub Hill Rd., Baltimore, 9:30- 11 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, 410-661-1090 x204, stdemetriosmd.org.  
 
 
Canoe & Kayak Tour - Bring your own canoe or kayak for a ranger-led paddle around Lake Roland. Explore the length of the lake looking for wildlife and learning about the history of Baltimore’s first public reservoir. All participants must wear a life jacket and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2:30- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Chessie Jam - Children's Music Fest - Chessie Jam – a Children’s Music Festival - will feature performances by Milkshake, Recess Monkey, Father Goose, Biz Markie from Yo Gabba Gabba and Justin Roberts. There will also be face-painting, a children’s drum circle, a storybook village, a moon-bounce, a photo-booth, tie-dying, and more. Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, noon- 6 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-244-1131, chessiejam.com.  
 
 
FazaFam @ Port Discovery every 1st Sat of the Month - Meet FazaFam, the Dance & Bmore Family Jam at Port Discovery every first Saturday of the month. Subscribe to our new Youtube page featuring family fitness spokesperson CJay Philip on FOX 45, plus you can have your own family dance jam with FazaFam music, games, and fun at www.fazafam.com. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 1:50 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410-871-8322, www.fazafam.com.  
 
 
Storytime at Ladew Gardens: Terrific Trees - The landscape is ablaze with fiery colors as the leaves turn to gold, orange, and red. Come read about trees and celebrate the many wonderful things they do for us and our animal friends. *TIMES: 10:30–11:15 am or 12:30–1:15 pm* *RESERVATIONS: 410-557-9570, ext. 213 or smyers@ladewgardens.com* Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Ages: 2- 6, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. (410) 557-9570, ext. 213, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Honey Harvest Festival - Celebrate the honey bee at the 33rd annual Honey Harvest Festival. Enjoy open hive demonstrations, honey extraction demos, beeswax candle dipping, mead making, make-your-own honey ice cream, puppet shows, animal encounters, children's crafts, face painting, food and drink vendors, and much more! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Hybrid Oak Hunt - Hybrid oaks? Native Oaks? Discover how to tell them apart and how it happens! Take a guided tour and travel to various locations to learn about the oak species found on the refuge. See how many hybrid oaks you can find! Space is very limited. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 10/03/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Hidden Herps - Ever wonder what happens to all the frogs, toads and turtles you have seen all summer? Discover the mysterious and undercover world of herps with a hike, experiment and more in this hands-on program. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 8- 10, Reserv Reqd. by 10/03/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
The Global Abilities Rec Fest 2014 - This event will showcase recreational activities for all ages and abilities, such as dancing, tennis, golf, wheelchair rugby, martial arts, rock climbing, carnival games, gardening, handcycling, arts and crafts, wheelchair basketball, and more. Plus food, games, prizes, music, and kids' activities. Virginia S. Baker Recreation Center, Patterson Park, 2601 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 215-205-3076, RecFest.net.  
 
 
St. Matthew Multi-Cultural Festival - Visit the St. Matthew Multi-Cultural Festival, featuring hand made international foods, free live entertainment, hand-made crafts, a silent auction, and an amazing themed children's area with games and prizes. 7271 Eden Brook Drive, Columbia, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 240-755-0324, www.stmatthewfestival.org.  
 
 
2nd Annual Thoroughbred Makeover - A Marketplace & National Symposium, sponsored by the Retired Racehorse Project, featuring the TCA Thoroughbred Marketplace of horses for sale or adoption, educational seminars, a sponsor fair, demonstrations, and America's Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest. Pimlico Race Course, 5201 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-798-5140, retiredracehorseproject.org.  
 
 
Carnival of the Animals - For its first bilingual (English/Spanish) production ever, the Puppet Co. presents Bob Brown Puppets’ “Carnival of the Animals.” This “Grand Zoological Fantasy” uses bunraku-style puppets, following the musical suite of Camille Saint-Saens. Runs Sept. 19 – Oct. 12. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday we will have nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. See the schedule below. Registration not required. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m. Ages: 5 and up, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required! Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Sharp Farm Open House & Iron Bridge Hounds - Included is a class on bees, plus feed the farm animals, a mini corn maze, hayrides, then take home a pumpkin and an ear of popcorn. At 11 a.m., Iron Bridge Hounds and Horses ride to the farm. A spectacular sight! Admission price per child. Adults are free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 2- 99, Reserv Reqd. by 10/03/14 Tickets Reqd. 410 489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Rapunzel - “Rapunzel” is a bewitching adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert, a French composer in the early 1900s. In our story, Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, she must keep the growing girl out of the hands of a handsome prince. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Oct 5  
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Howard County Heritage Day - Take a trip back in time with activities, games, demonstrations and crafts. Witness live demonstrations of lace-making, colonial food & herbs, and Native American tool-making. For event schedule, visit website. Tickets are $7 per person, under 3 free. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, noon- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/HowardHeritageDay.htm.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art - Each weekend in October, explore the essential elements of art. 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.  
 
 
Honey Harvest Festival - Celebrate the honey bee at the 33rd annual Honey Harvest Festival. Enjoy open hive demonstrations, honey extraction demos, beeswax candle dipping, mead making, make-your-own honey ice cream, puppet shows, animal encounters, children's crafts, face painting, food and drink vendors, and much more! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
St. Matthew Multi-Cultural Festival - Visit the St. Matthew Multi-Cultural Festival, featuring hand made international foods, free live entertainment, hand-made crafts, a silent auction, and an amazing themed children's area with games and prizes. 7271 Eden Brook Drive, Columbia, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 240-755-0324, www.stmatthewfestival.org.  
 
 
2nd Annual Thoroughbred Makeover - A Marketplace & National Symposium, sponsored by the Retired Racehorse Project, featuring the TCA Thoroughbred Marketplace of horses for sale or adoption, educational seminars, a sponsor fair, demonstrations, and America's Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest. Pimlico Race Course, 5201 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-798-5140, retiredracehorseproject.org.  
 
 
Autism Fall Fest - First ever local festival designed exclusively for children, families & adults with Autism. Every detail has been carefully planned for the unique sensory/socialization needs of an Autism diagnosis. Live music, nature trails, pond, petting zoo, quiet rooms, caregiver workshops, resource tables. Fellowship Farm, 2488 Sanatoga Rd., Pottstown, PA, 1- 6 p.m., 484-454-8700 x1144, cgrc.org/about-us/events-and-activities/fall-fest.  
 
 
Carnival of the Animals - For its first bilingual (English/Spanish) production ever, the Puppet Co. presents Bob Brown Puppets’ “Carnival of the Animals.” This “Grand Zoological Fantasy” uses bunraku-style puppets, following the musical suite of Camille Saint-Saens. Runs Sept. 19 – Oct. 12. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Marvelous Matisse - Activities the entire family can enjoy. Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Rapunzel - “Rapunzel” is a bewitching adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert, a French composer in the early 1900s. In our story, Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, she must keep the growing girl out of the hands of a handsome prince. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Oct 6  
Pre-K Nature Drop-In - Introduce your little ones to nature's wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor activities. Marshy Point Nature Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: Pre-K, w/ adult, 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Oct 7  
Nature Tots: Changing Colors - Tuesday, Oct. 7th, 10:30-11:30am & 1:00-2:00pm, Ages 3-4 Are the trees blushing? Why are some turning red? Introduce your preschooler to the brilliant colors and changes of the fall season through a walk, crafts and a game. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 10/06/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids after school or stop by on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
Tiny Wonders - What do preschoolers wonder about? A former teacher works to cultivate a child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement and dramatic play. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Oct 8  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Oct 9  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Oct 10  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
Carnival of the Animals - For its first bilingual (English/Spanish) production ever, the Puppet Co. presents Bob Brown Puppets’ “Carnival of the Animals.” This “Grand Zoological Fantasy” uses bunraku-style puppets, following the musical suite of Camille Saint-Saens. Runs Sept. 19 – Oct. 12. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium - More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work. Live music, children’s entertainment, artisan craft demonstrations, and delicious gourmet goodies available to sample and buy from dozens of specialty food vendors. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com.  
 
 
Rapunzel - “Rapunzel” is a bewitching adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert, a French composer in the early 1900s. In our story, Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, she must keep the growing girl out of the hands of a handsome prince. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Oct 11  
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Saturday Morning Science: Designing Spacesuits - For the past 50 years ILC Dover has been manufacturing spacesuits for our astronauts for use on the moon, the Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station. Come learn about their design and development from some of the engineers working on these and new spacesuits for our future astronauts. Towson University, Smith Hall, Room 326, 10 a.m. & noon, http://www.towson.edu/HackermanAcademy/Calendar_of_Events.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art - Each weekend in October, explore the essential elements of art. 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.  
 
 
Streams to Seas Festival - The National Aquarium and Robinson Nature Center jointly present this event in which you can meet aquatic life and take guided hikes to the river. See a movie in our NatureSphere and enjoy food from local vendors. Free with paid admission. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCStreamsToSeas.htm.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
MOMS Club of Odenton Children & Maternity Consignment Sale - A nominal entry fee or a new baby pantry item required. Items for sale include new/gently used fall/winter children's & maternity clothing, toys, books, equipment & other children/maternity items. Proceeds from sale to benefit local charity. No strollers. Cash/checks only - no credit cards. Odenton Volunteer Fire Company (Rt 175), 1425 Annapolis Road, Odenton, 8 a.m.- noon, Tickets Reqd. www.momsclubofodenton.com/consignment_sale.html.  
 
 
Tie Dyeing for Fall - Leaves are changing and the last wildflowers are blooming. Capture nature’s colors to tie-dye a shirt. Please note t-shirt size when registering. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Light the Night Walk - The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night Walk in Howard County. Help us walk to end cancer! Register online. Maple Lawn, Fulton, 5:30- 9 p.m., www.lightthenight.org/md.  
 
 
Free Community Fun and Game Day - Linden Heights United Methodist Church is having a free community fun and game day. Sand art, crafts, ladder ball, band bracelets, face painting, Cornhole, basketball shoot, and straw crawl are just a few of the games that will be on the church lawn. There will also be food and drinks. Linden Heights United Methodist Church, 9914 Harford Road, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: 2- adult, 410-668-6181, www.lindenheights.org.  
 
 
Glen Mar Family 5K and 1-Mile Walk - Help raise money and food for the Howard County Food Bank. Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food to the event. To register and for more information, visit www.active.com/ellicott-city-md/running/races/glen-mar-family-5k-and-1-mile-walk-2014?int= Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City, 9- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 100, Reserv Reqd. by 10/9/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-796-0290,  
 
 
Kiddie Crusoe's Kids Night Out Camp - Includes: Supervised Play in Kiddie City, our indoor playground, and moonbounce area, pizza dinner, games, craft, and movie. Children must be potty-trained. Pre-registration with pre-payment is required, email adventures@kiddiecrusoe.com Kiddie Crusoe, 7 Fox Tail Rd, Timonium, 5- 9 p.m., Ages: 2.5- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/12/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-853-7910, www.kiddiecrusoe.com.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Oysters! - Investigate the fantastic world of these fantastic filter feeders! You’ll even have a chance to dissect one! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Seasonal Cooking 365: Autumn’s Harvest - Explore healthy, whole-foods cooking with the unique ingredients of the season. Learn how to creatively use local fall vegetables in dishes that are family, kid, and budget-friendly! This workshop series is ideal for adults, teens, and preteens, and perfect for families learning together! Spoutwood Farm, 4255 Pierceville Road, Glen Rock, PA 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 10- adult, Reserv Reqd. by June 23, 2014 Tickets Reqd. 717-235-9272, spoutwood.org/education.  
 
 
Oakland Mills Cultural Arts Festival - Bring your family, friends, and neighbors - rain or shine - to a festival where admission and fun is always free! Purchase unique crafts from local artisans and delicious festival food. Freebies include health screenings, carnival popcorn, and kid’s crafts. The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 410-730-4610, oaklandmills.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Folk Music Society Family Dance - A wonderful event featuring traditional American dance for all ages to an energetic live band. Discounts for large groups and members. Perfect event for a birthday celebration! A 6:30 potluck dinner follows the dance. Dances are also scheduled for November 8, December 13, and March 14. St. Mark's on the Hill, 1620 Reiserstown Road, Baltimore, 5- 6:30 p.m., by no, tickets at door Tickets Reqd. 443-360-8998, 410-321-8419, familydance@bfms.org, www.bfms.org/familyDance.php.  
 
 
French Fair Seton Hill - Fun, funky French-themed fair celebrates Baltimore’s historic French Quarter. Dance, music, art, Flea market, marionette puppets, French food, French maid race, Petanque, Hula hooping, sack races,face painting, build an Eiffel tower workshop, and a Toddlers Tour de France and Grand Prix. St Mary's Park, 606 N. Paca St, Baltimore, noon- 5 p.m., 410-669-7570, setonhill.org.  
 
 
Carnival of the Animals - For its first bilingual (English/Spanish) production ever, the Puppet Co. presents Bob Brown Puppets’ “Carnival of the Animals.” This “Grand Zoological Fantasy” uses bunraku-style puppets, following the musical suite of Camille Saint-Saens. Runs Sept. 19 – Oct. 12. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Disney Jr.'s Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve - Children and their families will want to follow the musical adventures of the hip-hop singer, train station manager, Genevieve Goings, and her dancing, beatboxing engineer DC as they entertain the audience while performing soulful and current renditions of the ABCs and 1-2-3s. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill - Each Saturday we will have nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area. See the schedule below. Registration not required. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 9:30- 11:30 a.m. Ages: 5 and up, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium - More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work. Live music, children’s entertainment, artisan craft demonstrations, and delicious gourmet goodies available to sample and buy from dozens of specialty food vendors. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required! Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Painting Faces with Tashia Bagwell - This face painting workshop is an introduction to learning how to create beautiful designs using the human face as a canvas. Participants need their own basic Snazaroo face painting kit, available at many local arts and crafts stores. Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 2:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Rapunzel - “Rapunzel” is a bewitching adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert, a French composer in the early 1900s. In our story, Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, she must keep the growing girl out of the hands of a handsome prince. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Oct 12  
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Frontier Fire - On the Colonial frontier, making fire was a necessity. Learn how to make fire with flint and steel or spinning wood. Marshy Point Nature Center, Baltimore, 1- 3:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-887-2817, www.marshypoint.org.  
 
 
Fall Campfire - Spend a fall night exploring the park and then gather around the fire for campfire activities, including apple s’mores! Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 7- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Fall Tree and Plant Walk - Get lost in the colors of fall! Join a guided tour of the park looking at the many species of trees and plants found at Robert E. Lee. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art - Each weekend in October, explore the essential elements of art. 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.  
 
 
Magical Monarch Butterfly Tea Party - Enjoy a butterfly program in which you learn about the beautiful monarchs that migrate through our area in the fall. Enjoy photo ops as your little one “flies” through the nature center with butterfly wings. Savor a catered tea service by Sweet Simplici-Tea. Cost is $45 for parent and child. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. by 10/11/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
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. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 10/12/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Tie Dyeing for Fall - Leaves are changing and the last wildflowers are blooming. Capture nature’s colors to tie-dye a shirt. Please note t-shirt size when registering. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Story Pirates: Greatest Hits Show - The Story Pirates Greatest Hits Show celebrates creative writing by students from coast to coast in a sketch comedy musical performed by professional actors. A collection of some of the best stories and songs adapted from stories written by elementary school students. Gordon Center For Performing Arts, Owings Mills, 3 p.m., Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-7469, storypirates.com.  
 
 
Miniature Train Rides - Train rides for the whole family. Realistic 1/8 scale model trains running on a 3/5 mile double track railroad through Baltimore's Leakin Park off Windsor Mill Road. No charge for the ride, but our 501(C)3 organization accepts donations at the gate. Second Sundays through November. 1950 Eagle Drive, Leakin Park, 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 6 months- 90 years, 410-448-0730, calslivesteam.org.  
 
 
Boys' Latin School Open House - Families welcome. Begins with general presentation, and continues with mini classes for grade 3-11 applicants, campus tours, and opportunities to meet faculty and staff. 822 W. Lake Avenue/ Iglehart Center Baltimore, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-377-5192, www.boyslatinmd.com.  
 
 
Carnival of the Animals - For its first bilingual (English/Spanish) production ever, the Puppet Co. presents Bob Brown Puppets’ “Carnival of the Animals.” This “Grand Zoological Fantasy” uses bunraku-style puppets, following the musical suite of Camille Saint-Saens. Runs Sept. 19 – Oct. 12. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Marvelous Matisse - Activities the entire family can enjoy. Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium - More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work. Live music, children’s entertainment, artisan craft demonstrations, and delicious gourmet goodies available to sample and buy from dozens of specialty food vendors. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com.  
 
 
Rapunzel - “Rapunzel” is a bewitching adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale, featuring the music of Jacques Ibert, a French composer in the early 1900s. In our story, Witch Wartsmith wants a baby, and after bargaining for little Rapunzel, she must keep the growing girl out of the hands of a handsome prince. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Oct 13  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Jack and the Beanstalk - Come hear a tale of magic and beans, then plant some magic of your own. Reisterstown Road Branch, EPFL, 12 p.m., 410-396-0399, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
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Oct 14  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids after school or stop by on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
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Oct 15  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Oct 16  
Nature Tots: Bats! - It's almost Halloween so introduce your preschooler to our flying mammal friend, the bat, through stories, songs, and finger plays. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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. Dress for the weather. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Banneker Afterschool Explorers - Each after school adventure will explore a different nature/history theme that will include hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. Dress for the outdoors including sturdy shoes. Parents are welcome to stay but it is not required. Children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 4- 5:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/17/2014 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
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Oct 17  
School's Out Days - Looking for something fun for your child to do when school is out? Unplug the kids and let them spend the day at the park! Bring lunch, snack, and water. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
School's Out Nature Day Camp - Enjoy live animal presentations, movies in our planetarium, crafts, nature hikes, and scavenger hunts. Add optional before and/or after care for more fun. Please pack your child a snack and a non-perishable lunch (no nut products). Cost is $45 (plus optional $5 before/$10 after care). Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 10/16/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCdaycamps.htm.  
 
 
Day Off Camp (Professional Development) - No school and no plans today? Explore outdoors with us instead! Expect trail walks, nature games, crafts, stories, animal encounters and more. Children should wear nature-friendly clothing and bring a lunch. For more information, visit our website. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 6- 9, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, explorenature.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg - More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Ongoing craft demonstrations, live music, children’s entertainment and delicious gourmet goodies make the fall Festival a great destination for the entire family. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com.  
 
 
Sea Monster’s Journey Comes to Life at National Aquarium - Guests of the National Aquarium can travel back in time and follow an incredible sea monster on her journey to survive in one of the most dangerous seas in history this fall with Sea Monsters 4-D: A Prehistoric Adventure attraction in the Aquarium’s 4-D Immersion Theater. National Aquarium, Baltimore, 9 a.m., Tickets Reqd. www.aqua.org.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Sharp Farm Open House - A Day In The Life Of A Farmer - Included is a class on bees and how they help the farmers. Plus, feed the farm animals, go through the mini corn maze, enjoy a hayride through the Cattail Creek, then harvest a pumpkin and an ear of popcorn to take home. Admission price per child. Adults are free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 2- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 2- 99, Reserv Reqd. by 10/16/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
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Oct 18  
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Tea with American Girl Felicity - Learn about Felicity's life in Williamsburg, Virginia on the eve of the American Revolution. Guests will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and also make a historic craft inspired by the adventures of Felicity. Mount Clare Museum House Stable, Baltimore 2 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-837-3262, www.mountclare.org.  
 
 
U-Theatre: Sword of Wisdom - Through a fusion of drumming, martial arts, and meditation, Taiwan’s U-Theatre performance troupe presents Sword of Wisdom, a story of courage in the face of life’s challenges. Towson University, Stephens Hall Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.tuboxoffice.com.  
 
 
Dvorák’s New World Symphony - Chee-Yun, violin Piotr Gajewski, conductor Mendelssohn's "Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture", Sibelius's "Concerto for Violin" and Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World”). Music Center at Strathmore, 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 301-581-5100, nationalphilharmonic.org.  
 
 
Nature Quest Fest - Be sure to complete at least 5 trails in your Nature Quest booklet to receive admission to this exciting event. Activities will include canoeing, dam tours, live animals, and more! Pick up your booklet at Wegmans grocery store, ask a ranger for one, or download it from the park’s website, www.roberteleepark.org. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Charlotte’s Web - This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship. Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 5- 10, Tickets Reqd. 410-900-1150, www.lyricoperahouse.com.  
 
 
Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Every first and third weekend, 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.  
 
 
2014 Great American Cake Show and Wedding Cake Competition - Visitors will delight in the array of unique and beautiful special occasion cakes, as well as cookies, cupcakes, and an array of fanciful creations. Featuring demos and classes, cake supply vendors, bake sale, free hands-on activities for kids, raffles, and light fare available. Carroll County Agricultural Center, Westminster, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-967-1954, www.greatamericancakeshow.com.  
 
 
D.S. Can't Bowl Me Down - Bring the entire family and enjoy bowling for a great cause. D.S. Can't Bowl Me Down will benefit the Down Syndrome Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Please contact Angie at MarylandDownSyndrome@yahoo.com for more info. AMF Bowling Lanes, 2165 York Road, Timonium, noon- 2 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/2014 Tickets Reqd. supportus.kennedykrieger.org/angiewhite.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
The Wild Things Are Here! - Join us for the launch of an interactive exhibit featuring the works and art of acclaimed children's book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. Play in the rumpus room, explore Max's bedroom, get your face painted, and act like a wild thing. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Hall, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, 410-545-0701, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Wild Rumpus Room - It's a wild rumpus! All children ages 0-5 with a caregiver are invited to play. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Meyerhoff Children’s Garden, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 0- 5, 410-545-0701, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Campfire Pumpkin Pie - One of our favorite fall treats has been around much longer than you may have thought! Come learn how important the pumpkin was to the first settlers, and discover the original version of pumpkin pie. Guests will get to prepare and taste this campfire cooked dessert! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 5:30- 7 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, explorenature.org.  
 
 
In The Night (Room) Kitchen - Explore the world of science with materials you can find right in the kitchen. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Night Room, Children's Department, Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-545-0701, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Hotel Rumpus: A Wild Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Drop your stuffed animal off for a night of fun (your animal stays, you go home!). Come back on Sunday, October 19, at 2 p.m. to see what they were up to the night before, have a snack, and watch Sendak's Really Rosie. Reservations are required! 410-396-5402 Enoch Pratt Free Library, Children's Department, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-396-5402, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Wild Things Word Play With Alden Phelps - Far-fetched, funny songs and impressive guitar playing complete with originals like “My Mommy’s a Pirate” and “Chocolate Pie.” Word games woven in will give children a chance to practice and have fun with their language skills. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Wheeler Auditorium, Baltimore, noon- 1 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 410-545-0701, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Patuxent Wildlife Festival - Find out about the ground breaking research being done at Patuxent! Activities include live animal displays, children’s crafts, shuttle tours, research exhibits, and behind-the-scenes tours of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center to see endangered whooping cranes and much more! Patuxent Rersearch Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg - More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Ongoing craft demonstrations, live music, children’s entertainment and delicious gourmet goodies make the fall Festival a great destination for the entire family. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com.  
 
 
Eddie’s of Roland Park 70th Anniversary Food Fest - Designed to say thank you to customers old and new, the community is invited to visit Eddie’s to enjoy in-store contests, product tastings, cooking demonstrations, a meet and greet with local vendors, kids activities, and more. Eddie’s of Roland Park, Charles Street location, 6213 North Charles Street, Baltimore, noon- 4 p.m., 410-377-8040, www.eddiesofrolandpark.com.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required! Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Past Times for Children - Roads and How They Were Made - Throughout the years, roads have been made from various materials leaving animals, people, and vehicles having to adapt. Children will experience the difference through dramatic play, activities, and crafts. Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, 10- 11:15 a.m., Ages: 4- 7, Reserv Reqd. by October 13, 2014 Tickets Reqd. 410-848-6494, www.HSCCmd.org.  
 
 
Night Hike and Campfire - Eden Mill Nature Trails may be familiar to us during the day, but offer a completely different experience at night. Learn about nocturnal animals, Native Americans, and adaptations that allow you to navigate in the dark night sky. The evening ends with a campfire. Approx. 2 miles. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 7- 9 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Oct 19  
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Dvorák’s New World Symphony - Chee-Yun, violin Piotr Gajewski, conductor Mendelssohn's "Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture", Sibelius's "Concerto for Violin" and Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World”). Music Center at Strathmore, 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 301-581-5100, nationalphilharmonic.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art - Each weekend in October, explore the essential elements of art. 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.  
 
 
Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games - Every first and third weekend, 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.  
 
 
Tom Sawyer Day - Hancock’s Resolution is one of the few places in the mid-Atlantic region that still whitewashes (not paints) the frame buildings on the farm. Volunteers are needed, wearing caps and grubbies, to help whitewash, a traditional activity on old farms, made famous in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer". Historic Hancock's Resolution, Pasadena, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., 410-255-4048, www.historichancocksresolution.org.  
 
 
Nature Fun Club - Join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month to hang out with other kids that love nature and enjoy themed activities and craft-making. From scavenger hunts to nature hikes and from planetarium presentations to arts and crafts projects. Cost is $10 members, $12 nonmembers per class. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 4- 11, Reserv Reqd. by 10/18/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
2014 Great American Cake Show and Wedding Cake Competition - Visitors will delight in the array of unique and beautiful special occasion cakes, as well as cookies, cupcakes, and an array of fanciful creations. Featuring demos and classes, cake supply vendors, bake sale, free hands-on activities for kids, raffles, and light fare available. Carroll County Agricultural Center, Westminster, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-967-1954, www.greatamericancakeshow.com.  
 
 
Flight or Fight - Which animals are packing their bags and heading south for the winter? Who’s fighting the cold and staying put for the winter? Learn about and meet those who migrate and those who don’t. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Identify birds by sight and sound on this guided tour with short walks through several refuge habitats. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 8- 10 a.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 10/18/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg - More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Ongoing craft demonstrations, live music, children’s entertainment and delicious gourmet goodies make the fall Festival a great destination for the entire family. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com.  
 
 
The Amazing Kreskin - With a showman's flair, a comedian's wit, and the capacities of a bona fide Mentalist or thought reader, The Amazing Kreskin has, for 5 decades, dramatized the unique facets of the human mind, specifically his own! Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park, 3:30 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-636-6597, www.ChesapeakeArts.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Marvelous Matisse - Activities the entire family can enjoy. Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Heritage tour--Jonestown and the Shot Tower - Explore historic streets, walk on top of a river, look inside the landmark Shot Tower. The level, stroller-friendly route wends past an historic church, a Brutalist building as big as 17 football fields, & Art Deco stone stallions for a thumbnail lesson in local lore. Cost: $5 Meet at Hollywood Diner at Farmer's Market, 600 E.Saratoga St., 9:30- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-332-9992, baltimoreheritage.org.  
 
 
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Oct 20  
Pre-K Nature Drop-In - Introduce your little ones to nature's wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor activities. Marshy Point Nature Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: Pre-K, w/ adult, 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org.  
 
 
Imagine A Movie: Reader's Theater - Make a movie in honor of Maurice Sendak. Northwood Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 3:30 p.m., Ages: 7- 12, 410-396-0970, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Oct 21  
Where The Wild Things Are - Tell your own story of Max and the Wild Things, and create your own Wild Thing. Brooklyn Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5- 9, 410-396-1120, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Bumble-ardy Birthday Party - Listen to the story of Bumble-Ardy and his ninth birthday party written by Maurice Sendak. Then enjoy a real birthday party with games and treats! Hampden Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 2:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-6043, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Monster Mask Craft - Celebrate the Imagination Celebration by creating a monster mask. Light Street branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 4 p.m., Ages: 3- 12, 410-545-0701, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Imagine A Movie: Reader's Theater - Make a movie in honor of Maurice Sendak. Northwood Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 3:30 p.m., Ages: 7- 12, 410-396-0970, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids after school or stop by on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
Tiny Wonders - What do preschoolers wonder about? A former teacher works to cultivate a child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement and dramatic play. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Oct 22  
Make A Mask A La Maurice - Enjoy listening to a story by Maurice Sendak, then make a scary monster mask! Cherry Hill Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free library, Baltimore, 3- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-1168, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
A Wild Celebration - Celebrate Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are with arts and crafts, creative movement, and more. Light refreshments provided. Clifton Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 9- 12, 410-396-0984, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
A Wild Rumpus - Create a monster mask and do a wild rumpus to celebrate Maurice Sendak and his books. Edmondson Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 4- 5 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-0946, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Where The Wild Things Are: Ultimate Experience - Crafts and activities based on the book. Forest Park Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 4- 5 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-0942, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
In A Nutshell - Read Maurice Sendak's Nutshell Library and make a craft. Patterson Park Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free library, Baltimore, 3:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-0983, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Wild Tales and Wild Things - Stories by and inspired by Maurice Sendak. Walbroom Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Ages: 9- 12, 410-396-0935, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Oct 23  
Music Together Open House - The Music Together program, provided by the Maryland Conservatory of Music, is an early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 7. Music Together classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. St. Matthews Lutheran Church at 1200 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air, 9:30- 10:30 a.m., Ages: infant- 7, 443-243-7265, www.musictogether.com.  
 
 
Wild Things, You Make My Heart Sing! - Create a wild thing mask and join the rumpus. Govans Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-6098, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Rumpus For The Wild Things - Listen to Where the Wild Things Are and then stay for a wild rumpus. Reisterstown Road Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 3:15 p.m., Ages: 3- 5, 410-396-0948, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Chicken Soup with Rice - Enjoy Sendak’s Chicken Soup with Rice and even try some of your own! Wasington Village Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 6:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-1099, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Oct 24  
Zombie Horde Scavenger Hunt - Our second annual! Try to escape the zombies as you collect items at stations along our trail. Candy for all participants, and prizes for the quickest “survivor!” Not for the faint of heart! Bring a flashlight and fast shoes! Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 7- 9 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Ghosts of Miner's Past Night Hike and Campfire - Over 150 years ago Oregon Ridge was once an active mining town. On this spooky, haunted hike you will encounter the unsettled souls that once roamed the ridge. Then, gather around the campfire for s’mores! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 9 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Into The Forest - Story, craft, and a snack to celebrate Maurice Sendak's work. Pennsylvania Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 11 a.m., Ages: 0- 5, 410-396-0399, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Stargazing and Smore's - Drink in the expanse of our universe with an illuminating night hike. Our well-versed guides will regale you with colorful stories of our constellations, and facts about our stars. After your hike we will roast smores over an open campfire and under the canopy of silver speckled twilight. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 8- 11 p.m., Ages: 8- 80, Reserv Reqd. by 10/22/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Lively Arts for Little Ones Presents: Pam the Kindersinger - Pam the Kindersinger will have children up dancing, singing and involved in every way! The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4610, oaklandmills.org.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Tot Swap - Huge consignment sale featuring maternity and kids' clothes, shoes, books, toys, DVDs, baby equipment and accessories, outdoor play equipment, sporting equipment and more. We accept only high-quality items and many are new with tags or in like-new condition, including many brand names. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m., www.totswap.net.  
 
 
Estuary Science Lab - Halloween Chemistry - Spend the afternoon in the lab as a mad scientist. Create eerie Halloween fog, make your own oozing slime, and witness the puking pumpkin. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 4:30- 6 p.m., Ages: 10- 16, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
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Oct 25  
Children’s Gardening - Have fun growing food and flowers. Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as fun, as you learn about plants, life cycles, and prepare the food you grow. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 10- 11 a.m., Ages: 5- 10, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Gesture Drawing - 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. Materials provided. Beginners welcome! 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.  
 
 
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Saturday Morning Science: The Science Behind Fireworks - Learn about the interaction of math, chemistry, aerodynamics, and engineering in the production of pyrotechnic effects such as white and colored lights, smoke, sound, concussion, and other effects found in both commercial and custom fireworks. Towson University, Smith Hall, Room 326, 10 a.m. & noon, http://www.towson.edu/HackermanAcademy/Calendar_of_Events.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art - Each weekend in October, explore the essential elements of art. 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.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Harry Potter Halloween - Put on your wizard hat and cloak, you’ve been accepted into Wizarding School! Make Harry Potter themed crafts. Learn about the wizarding world, and meet a magical creature. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Light The Night Walk - The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk in Baltimore. Help us walk to end cancer! Register at online. Camden Yards, Baltimore, 5:30- 9 p.m., www.lightthenight.org/md.  
 
 
4th Annual Fall Craft Show - Over 40 unique vendors. Free admission. Door prizes. Refreshments available. Crafting corner for children. Sponsored by Arbutus Senior Center. Arbutus Recreation Center Gym, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-887-1410,  
 
 
BaltimoreMommies 7th Annual Trunk or Treat - All the treats without the tricks: Trunk or Treat is a safe, scare-free way for little boys and ghouls to enjoy Halloween fun without ever crossing the street. There will be treats, games, and lots of fun for the whole family! The Shops at Kenilworth, 800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, 3- 5 p.m., 443-821-2912, www.baltimoremommies.com.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Creepy Crawlies! - Halloween is almost here, so let’s explore the world of creepy crawlies! We’ll look at worms and insects and everything in between! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Bone Soup (for the Whole Family)! - Join us for story time as we discover and make our own bone soup! Come in costume for some Halloween fun! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 100, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Tot Swap - Huge consignment sale featuring maternity and kids' clothes, shoes, books, toys, DVDs, baby equipment and accessories, outdoor play equipment, sporting equipment and more. We accept only high-quality items and many are new with tags or in like-new condition, including many brand names. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., www.totswap.net.  
 
 
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Oct 26  
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art - Each weekend in October, explore the essential elements of art. 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.  
 
 
Colors of the Wind - The approach of the cool fall breeze marks the change of colors throughout Irvine’s forest and meadow. Enjoy a hike to look at this rainbow of natural color found in the leaves, flowers, and fall berries, then create your own work of natural art to enjoy all season long. Free! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 1- 2 p.m., 443-738-9200, explorenature.org.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for birds in several refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars are recommended. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 8:15- 10:15 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 10/25/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Night Hike - Discover the nighttime world of the refuge as you look and listen for nocturnal animals on this guided walk. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 5:45- 7:15 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 10/25/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Fall in Love with Autumn - Explore the forests in this fall-themed nature hike for the whole family. Discover the changes taking place in the leaves, fall wildflowers and the animals as autumn arrives. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 2- 3:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 10/25/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Harry Potter Halloween - Put on your wizard hat and cloak, you’ve been accepted into Wizarding School! Make Harry Potter themed crafts. Learn about the wizarding world, and meet a magical creature. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Kayak Nature Tour - Explore one of the gentlest rivers in the Baltimore-Washington area, the Patuxent River. Skilled kayak guides will teach you the basics of kayaking from paddling and steering to how to safely enter and exit your kayak. We use very safe and stable kayaks that track well. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- noon, Ages: 10- 80, Reserv Reqd. by October 24 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Susan G. Komen Maryland Race for the Cure - The Race is comprised of a 5K (3.1 miles) competitive run (timed), a 5K recreational run, a 5K walk and a 1-mile family fun walk. The 1-mile family fun walk is recommended for families with children and participants who prefer a shorter route. xecutive Plaza parking lots (across Shawan Road from Hunt Valley Towne Centre), 11350 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, 6- 10 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-433-RACE (7223), www.komenmd.org/2014.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Object Lesson - The whole family can enjoy an interactive object lesson. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 2:45 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Tot Swap - Huge consignment sale featuring maternity and kids' clothes, shoes, books, toys, DVDs, baby equipment and accessories, outdoor play equipment, sporting equipment and more. We accept only high-quality items and many are new with tags or in like-new condition, including many brand names. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., www.totswap.net.  
 
 
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Oct 27  
Pre-K Nature Drop-In - Introduce your little ones to nature's wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor activities. Come in costume to enjoy a Halloween celebration today! Marshy Point Nature Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: Pre-K, w/ adult, 410-887-2817 www.marshypoint.org.  
 
 
Wild Rumpus Pajama Party - Enjoy the story, a rumpus, and a snack. Wear your pajamas! Registration required. Call (410) 396-6088. Hamilton Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 7 p.m., Ages: 7- 12, Reserv Reqd. 410-396-6088, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Monster Mask Making - Create wild masks in honor of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. Herring Run Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 5 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-0996, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
What's Cooking In The Night Kitchen - Inspired by the Sendak classic In the Night Kitchen, children will enjoy a story and then help create a tasty evening treat. Southeast Anchor Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 6 p.m., Ages: 7- 12, 410-396-1580, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Oct 28  
Everything Wild - Celebrate Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are with masks, music and performance. Orleans Street Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 6 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-0970, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Puppet Show: Who's Afraid of the Little Brown Bat - Who’s afraid of the little brown bat? Come find why you shouldn’t be afraid! Learn the important role bats have in our environment and get to meet the characters after the show. Program is approximately 20 minutes. No registration necessary. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10 & 11 a.m., Ages: all ages, 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Where The Wild Things Are - Recreate Max’s adventure with stories, art and music. Roland Park Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 3:15 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-6099, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids after school or stop by on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
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Oct 29  
Disney on Ice Presents Frozen! - Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. Disney On Ice presents Frozen! will be at the Baltimore Arena from October 29 – November 2. Baltimore Arena, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com.  
 
 
Storytime at Ladew Gardens: Feathers, Fur and Fins - Some are hairy, some are smooth, some are slimy and some have grooves. Come read all about the different types of outer coverings and “coats” that animals wear. *TIMES: 10:30–11:15 a.m. or 12:30–1:15 p.m. *RESERVATIONS: 410-557-9570, ext. 213 or smyers@ladewgardens.com. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Ages: 2- 6, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. (410) 557-9570, ext. 213, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Natural Art in Autumn - Enjoy a nature hike while we explore the autumn changes in our natural surroundings. Collect leaves, acorns, seedpods and more to make an autumnal collage to enjoy throughout the year. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Oct 30  
Disney on Ice Presents Frozen! - Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. Disney On Ice presents Frozen! will be at the Baltimore Arena from October 29 – November 2. Baltimore Arena, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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. Dress for the weather. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
7th Annual Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Fair - A collaboration of more than eight agencies, the Fair will feature resources for professionals, parents and families of children or adolescents with mental health or substance abuse issues. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is requested. Oregon Ridge Lodge, 13555 Beaver Dam Rd., Cockeysville, 1:30- 4 p.m., 443-901-1550 x214, www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/health.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Oct 31  
Disney on Ice Presents Frozen! - Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. Disney On Ice presents Frozen! will be at the Baltimore Arena from October 29 – November 2. Baltimore Arena, 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com.  
 
 
Tricks and Treats at Oregon Ridge - Dress up in your best costume and stroll through the woods and meadow to learn the tricks plants and animals have up their “leaves”. Participants will get a treat at each stop so bring a bag. Hike approx. 1/2 mile. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 4:30- 5:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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November

Nov 1  
Mozart’s REQUIEM - Danielle Talamantes, soprano Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano Robert Baker, tenor Christopheren Nomura, baritone National Philharmonic Chorale Stan Engebretson, conductor. Music Center at Strathmore, 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 301-581-5100, nationalphilharmonic.org.  
 
 
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
History Walk - Learn about the history of the park which includes railroads, mining, wars and more. This two hour walk begins at the dam. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
FazaFam @ Port Discovery every 1st Sat of the Month - Meet FazaFam, the Dance & Bmore Family Jam at Port Discovery every first Saturday of the month. Subscribe to our new Youtube page featuring family fitness spokesperson CJay Philip on FOX 45, plus you can have your own family dance jam with FazaFam music, games, and fun at www.fazafam.com. Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 1- 1:50 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, 410-871-8322, www.fazafam.com.  
 
 
Disney on Ice Presents Frozen! - Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. Disney On Ice presents Frozen! will be at the Baltimore Arena from October 29 – November 2. Baltimore Arena, 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., & 6:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Wicked in the Woods - Paralysis, strangulation, derangement- just a few of the botanical atrocities afflicted on people unaware of the powers of plants. Join us as a naturalist leads you through the park to find these wicked versus good plants. $4/person Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Fur and Feathers - Join us for a stroll through the woods and see how it transitions from fall to winter. During the walk we will focus on a different part of what makes the forest a special and magical place to explore and how we can help keep it that way! Come dressed for the weather! Free! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10- 11 a.m., Ages: 3- 5, 443-738-9200, explorenature.org.  
 
 
Wicked in the Woods - Paralysis, strangulation, derangement- just a few of the botanical atrocities afflicted on people unbeknownst to the powers. Join the Oregon Ridge Nature Center as a naturalist leads you through the park to find these wicked versus good plants. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Light the Night Walk - The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night Walk in Frederick. Help us walk to end cancer! Register online. Baker Park, Frederick, 5:30- 9 p.m., www.lightthenight.org/md.  
 
 
Cub/Boy Scout Day - Open to Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Boy Scouts. Learn about Morse Code and build your own Telegraph Key! Registration opens in September. Contact nem.education@gmail.com for more information. National Electronics Museum, Linthicum, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 7 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-765-0230, www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required! Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Sharp Farm Open House - Farm Fun Day - Come join us in celebrating the fall harvest! Learn about the farm animals, feed the goats, enjoy the 7+ acre corn maze, hayrides, then pick a pie pumpkin to take home. A campfire will follow so bring along your s'more fixings! Registration required by 10/31. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, noon- 2 p.m., Ages: 2- 99, Reserv Reqd. by 10/31/14 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Night Hike and Campfire - Eden Mill Nature Trails may be familiar to us during the day, but offer a completely different experience at night. Learn about nocturnal animals, Native Americans, and adaptations that allow you to navigate in the dark night sky. The evening ends with a campfire. Approx. 2 miles. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 7- 9 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
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Nov 2  
Sharp Farm Fall Season - 530 acre working farm. Free hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, 7+ acre educational corn maze, mini maze, scarecrow making, face painting, fall decorations, country store, local honey, cider and apples, mums, farm animals, popcorn, gourds, and more! Open every weekend thru Nov. 2nd. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
Mozart’s REQUIEM - Danielle Talamantes, soprano Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano Robert Baker, tenor Christopheren Nomura, baritone National Philharmonic Chorale Stan Engebretson, conductor. Music Center at Strathmore, 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 301-581-5100, nationalphilharmonic.org.  
 
 
Disney on Ice Presents Frozen! - Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. Disney On Ice presents Frozen! will be at the Baltimore Arena from October 29 – November 2. Baltimore Arena, 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., & 6:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.disneyonice.com.  
 
 
Wicked in the Woods - Paralysis, strangulation, derangement- just a few of the botanical atrocities afflicted on people unaware of the powers of plants. Join us as a naturalist leads you through the park to find these wicked versus good plants. $4/person Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Wicked in the Woods - Paralysis, strangulation, derangement- just a few of the botanical atrocities afflicted on people unbeknownst to the powers. Join the Oregon Ridge Nature Center as a naturalist leads you through the park to find these wicked versus good plants. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Nov 3  
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 4  
School's Out Days - Looking for something fun for your child to do when school is out? Unplug the kids and let them spend the day at the park! Bring lunch, snack, and water. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids after school or stop by on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
Sharp Farm Pilgrim History & Hayride Open House - Guides dressed in costume will teach children about the Pilgrim's home life, the chores they had, the games they played, and about their relationship with the Native Americans. A hayride is included. Registration required by 11/03. Admission price per child. Adults are free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, noon- 2 p.m., Ages: 4- 99, Reserv Reqd. by 11/03/14 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
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Nov 5  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 6  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Nov 7  
Project FeederWatch Training - A citizen science project in which YOU can collect data to send to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It’s fun and easy. Participate in the project as part of Irvine’s volunteer team or record data from your own backyard bird feeders. Come to the training to learn more and find out how you can help! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 7 and up, Reserv Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Bookworm Storytime - Nature stories with fun activities such as animal encounters, puppets or crafts at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center. Free! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 11- 11:30 a.m., 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
JA Jams: An Evening with Kenny Loggins - Enjoy a live show featuring the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has recorded several million-selling albums. Proceeds will directly support Junior Achievement of Central Maryland’s work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy programs, which reach 42,000+ students. Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore, 7- 10 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-783-8000, www.JAJams.org.  
 
 
41st Annual Maryland Irish Festival - The 41st Annual Maryland Irish Festival will feature traditional Irish dance, music, authentic food and drinks, a children's area, cultural demonstrations, and more. Timonium Fairgrounds, 6- 11 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, Tickets Reqd. 443-955-4513, www.irishfestival.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Nov 8  
6th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk - Each pre-registered participant will receive a T-shirt, refreshments, a commemorative ice scraper, and two tickets to a Fighting Owls basketball doubleheader. Activities include the use of a seat belt convincer, DUI goggles, and texting-while-driving simulator. Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 9 a.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-412-2249, www.harford.edu/heather.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Project FeederWatch Training - A citizen science project in which YOU can collect data to send to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It’s fun and easy. Participate in the project as part of Irvine’s volunteer team or record data from your own backyard bird feeders. Come to the training to learn more and find out how you can help! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 7 and up, Reserv Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Billy Jonas at Har Sinai Congregation - Folk singer-songwriter Billy Jonas and his band will perform at Har Sinai Congregation. Jonas performs upbeat percussion-based music using traditional instruments and everyday objects such as buckets, brooms and bottles. Har Sinai Congregation, 2905 Walnut Ave, Owings Mills, 7:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-654-9393, harsinai-md.org.  
 
 
41st Annual Maryland Irish Festival - The 41st Annual Maryland Irish Festival will feature traditional Irish dance, music, authentic food and drinks, a children's area, cultural demonstrations, and more. Timonium Fairgrounds, 6- 11 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, Tickets Reqd. 443-955-4513, www.irishfestival.com.  
 
 
The Brent A. Rosenberg Family Fair and Walk - The Family Tree hosts a free event to support strong families for a strong community! After the walk, enjoy the Family Fair featuring football clinics run by Ravens Assistant General Manager Eric DeCosta and Ravens scouts, entertainment, activities, giveaways, and refreshments. Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Family Center Y, Baltimore, 9 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 99, 410-889-2300, www.thefamilytreemd.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Leaves! - Experiments, crafts, and games involving our favorite aspect of fall! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Folk Music Society Family Dance - A wonderful event featuring traditional American dance for all ages to an energetic live band. Discounts for large groups and members. Perfect event for a birthday celebration! A 6:30 potluck dinner follows the dance. Dances are also scheduled for December 13, 2014 and March 14, 2015. St. Mark's on the Hill, 1620 Reiserstown Road, Baltimore, 5- 6:30 p.m., by no, tickets at door Tickets Reqd. 443-360-8998, 410-321-8419, familydance@bfms.org, www.bfms.org/familyDance.php.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required! Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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Nov 9  
41st Annual Maryland Irish Festival - The 41st Annual Maryland Irish Festival will feature traditional Irish dance, music, authentic food and drinks, a children's area, cultural demonstrations, and more. Timonium Fairgrounds, 6- 11 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, Tickets Reqd. 443-955-4513, www.irishfestival.com.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Nov 10  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 11  
Nature Stories and Crafts at Ladew Gardens - Chipmunks and squirrels are two of the most amusing animals to watch in nature. Join us as we read about these furry backyard friends and make fun, take-home crafts in Harvey Ladew's Studio. *TIMES: 10:30–11:15 am or 12:30–1:15 pm. *RESERVATIONS: 410-557-9570, ext. 213 or smyers@ladewgardens.com. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Ages: 2- 6, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9570, ext. 213, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids after school or stop by on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Sharp Farm Pilgrim History & Hayride Open House - Guides dressed in costume will teach children about the Pilgrim's home life, the chores they had, the games they played, and about their relationship with the Native Americans. A hayride is included. Registration required by 11/10. Admission price per child. Adults are free. Sharp Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville, noon- 2 p.m., Ages: 4- 99, Reserv Reqd. by 11/10/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-489-2572, www.sharpfarm.com.  
 
 
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Nov 12  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 13  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Banneker Afterschool Explorers - Each after school adventure will explore a different nature/history theme that will include hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. Dress for the outdoors including sturdy shoes. Parents are welcome to stay but it is not required. Children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 4- 5:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/17/2014 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Nov 14  
Stories Around the Campfire - Gather around the campfire to hear stories and learn about the art of storytelling. Feel free to bring a short story or instrument! Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Tot Swap - Huge consignment sale featuring maternity and kids' clothes, shoes, books, toys, DVDs, baby equipment and accessories, outdoor play equipment, sporting equipment and more. We accept only high-quality items and many are new with tags or in like-new condition, including many brand names. Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m., www.totswap.net.  
 
 
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Nov 15  
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Falling Behind - What’s left after all the mass migration of summer songbirds and blooming flowers? Plenty! Birds like the Northern Junco and White-throated sparrow have arrived in the park as well as interesting seedpods and animal signs. Hike through the changing habitats and find what’s new. Free. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Falling Behind - What’s left after all the mass migration of summer songbirds and blooming flowers? Plenty! Birds like the Northern Junco and White-throated sparrow have arrived in the park as well as interesting seed pods and animal signs. Hike through the changing habitats and find what’s new. FREE Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Kiddie Crusoe's Kids Night Out Camp - Includes: Supervised Play in Kiddie City, our indoor playground, and moonbounce area, pizza dinner, games, craft, and movie. Children must be potty-trained. Pre-registration with pre-payment is required, email adventures@kiddiecrusoe.com Kiddie Crusoe, 7 Fox Tail Rd, Timonium, 5- 9 p.m., Ages: 2.5- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/12/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-853-7910, www.kiddiecrusoe.com.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Let's Talk Turkey! - Investigate the wonderful world of wild turkeys — just in time for Thanksgiving! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Craft Night - Join us in the ranger station for an evening of crafting. In November, we’ll make our own custom soaps, and in December, we will dip our own candles. Bring a snack to share! Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 5- 7 p.m., Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Story Walks - Children and their families can meet at the Acorn Hill play area, then enjoy reading a story as they walk along the paved loop. Look for new stories to be posted throughout the year. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, Ages: all ages, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required! Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Tot Swap - Huge consignment sale featuring maternity and kids' clothes, shoes, books, toys, DVDs, baby equipment and accessories, outdoor play equipment, sporting equipment and more. We accept only high-quality items and many are new with tags or in like-new condition, including many brand names. Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., www.totswap.net.  
 
 
Past Times for Children - Cleaning Habits - In the 1800's keeping clean was difficult. Did people brush their teeth? How about bathing in a bathtub? Come to this class and experience it for yourself! Yes, we will be brushing our teeth with homemade toothpaste and sticks! Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, 10- 11:15 a.m., Ages: 4- 7, Reserv Reqd. by November 10, 2014 Tickets Reqd. 410-848-6494, www.HSCCmd.org.  
 
 
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Nov 16  
Nature Fun Club - Join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month to hang out with other kids that love nature and enjoy themed activities and craft-making. From scavenger hunts to nature hikes and from planetarium presentations to arts and crafts projects. Cost is $10 members, $12 nonmembers per class. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 4- 11, Reserv Reqd. by 10/18/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
Falling Behind - What’s left after all the mass migration of summer songbirds and blooming flowers? Plenty! Birds like the Northern Junco and White-throated sparrow have arrived in the park as well as interesting seedpods and animal signs. Hike through the changing habitats and find what’s new. Free. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Falling Behind - What’s left after all the mass migration of summer songbirds and blooming flowers? Plenty! Birds like the Northern Junco and White-throated sparrow have arrived in the park as well as interesting seed pods and animal signs. Hike through the changing habitats and find what’s new. FREE Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble in INCREDIBLE FEETS - INCREDIBLE FEETS provides a music and dance performance that celebrates the world of percussive dances from Ireland, England, South Africa, Canada and the American South. The show includes audience participation and lots of foot tapping fun for the whole family. Gordon Center For Performing Arts, Owings Mills, 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-7469, www.footworks.org.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Tot Swap - Huge consignment sale featuring maternity and kids' clothes, shoes, books, toys, DVDs, baby equipment and accessories, outdoor play equipment, sporting equipment and more. We accept only high-quality items and many are new with tags or in like-new condition, including many brand names. Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., www.totswap.net.  
 
 
Baltimore Heritage tour--Jonestown and the Shot Tower - Explore historic streets, walk on top of a river, look inside the landmark Shot Tower. The level, stroller-friendly route wends past an historic church, a Brutalist building as big as 17 football fields, & Art Deco stone stallions for a thumbnail lesson in local lore. Cost: $5 Meet at Hollywood Diner at Farmer's Market, 600 E.Saratoga St., 9:30- 10:45 a.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-332-9992, baltimoreheritage.org.  
 
 
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Nov 17  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Free Open Rehearsal - Join Jason Love and the Columbia Orchestra at The Gathering Place for an open rehearsal. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative, collaborative process of putting a concert together. Imagine the new insight into the music you'll have after seeing the process of putting it together! The Gathering Place, Columbia, 7:30- 10 p.m., 410-465-8777, www.columbiaorchestra.org/open_rehearsals.  
 
 
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Nov 18  
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids after school or stop by on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 19  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 20  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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. Dress for the weather. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 6, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Nov 21  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Lively Arts for Little Ones Presents: Lucky Stars Puppets - Lucky Stars Puppet show includes song, movement and games with puppets. The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, 10- 10:45 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Tickets Reqd. 410-730-4610, oaklandmills.org.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg - More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Ongoing craft demonstrations, live music, children’s entertainment and delicious gourmet goodies make the fall Festival a great destination for the entire family. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, as he greets friends of all ages. Ride a train pulled by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt™. Enjoy a full day of railroading with fun activities included in your ticket price. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, Times vary, Ages: 0- 7, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
The 3 Billy Goats Gruff - “WHO’S that trip-trop-tromping on my bridge?!” hollers Clarence, the troll living under the bridge. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a marionette romp in which three brothers “get the goat” of this green troll. Show runs Oct. 16 – Nov. 21, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 9, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Nov 22  
Pioneer Days - Build miniature log cabins, create corn husk dolls, play colonial games and dip your own candles to learn how early American pioneers lived. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Harvest over a Campfire - Acorn cookies and pumpkin bread are a few of the delectable fall goodies cooked over a campfire. S’mores are also a must, so be sure to prepare for these yummy treats! $10/person Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Harvest Over a Campfire - Acorn cookies and pumpkin bread are a few of the delectable fall goodies cooked over a campfire. S’mores are also a must, so be sure to prepare for these yummy treats! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg - More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Ongoing craft demonstrations, live music, children’s entertainment and delicious gourmet goodies make the fall Festival a great destination for the entire family. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required! Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, as he greets friends of all ages. Ride a train pulled by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt™. Enjoy a full day of railroading with fun activities included in your ticket price. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, Times vary, Ages: 0- 7, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Nov 23  
Harvest over a Campfire - Acorn cookies and pumpkin bread are a few of the delectable fall goodies cooked over a campfire. S’mores are also a must, so be sure to prepare for these yummy treats! $10/person Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Harvest Over a Campfire - Acorn cookies and pumpkin bread are a few of the delectable fall goodies cooked over a campfire. S’mores are also a must, so be sure to prepare for these yummy treats! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg - More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Ongoing craft demonstrations, live music, children’s entertainment and delicious gourmet goodies make the fall Festival a great destination for the entire family. Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 800-210-9900, www.sugarloafcrafts.com.  
 
 
Day Out With Thomas - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, as he greets friends of all ages. Ride a train pulled by Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt™. Enjoy a full day of railroading with fun activities included in your ticket price. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, Times vary, Ages: 0- 7, Tickets Reqd. 866-725-9666, www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.  
 
 
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Nov 24  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 25  
Kenilworth Farmers' Market - The last market of the season! Local vendors selling veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, wine, flowers, and more! Bring the kids after school or stop by on the way home from work. Credit/Debit, WIC and SNAP accepted. 800 Kenilworth Drive, Next to Atwater's at The Shops at Kenilworth, Towson, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., thekenilworthmarket.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 26  
School's Out Nature Day Camp - Enjoy live animal presentations, movies in our planetarium, crafts, nature hikes, and scavenger hunts. Add optional before and/or after care for more fun. Please pack your child a snack and a non-perishable lunch (no nut products). Cost is $45 (plus optional $5 before/$10 after care). Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 12, Reserv Reqd. by 10/16/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RNCdaycamps.htm.  
 
 
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 27  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Nov 28  
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
The Nutcracker - The Puppet Co.’s annual holiday treat, The Nutcracker, features marionettes and larger-than-life costume characters, culminating in a delightful and thoroughly entertaining production for the entire family. Show runs Nov. 28 – Dec. 31, 2014. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, 10 a.m.- 1:50 p.m., Ages: 5- 99, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
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Nov 29  
Wreath Making - Make a decorative wreath from natural materials such as pine, spruce, and holly. Inside the ranger station, we’ll have everything you need to make a masterpiece and brave the cold — including hot chocolate, cookies, and holiday tunes! Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Pioneer Days - Build miniature log cabins, create corn husk dolls, play colonial games and dip your own candles to learn how early American pioneers lived. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required! Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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Nov 30  
Wreath Making - Make a decorative wreath from natural materials such as pine, spruce, and holly. Inside the ranger station, we’ll have everything you need to make a masterpiece and brave the cold — including hot chocolate, cookies, and holiday tunes! Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Pioneer Days - Build miniature log cabins, create corn husk dolls, play colonial games and dip your own candles to learn how early American pioneers lived. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Natural Art in Autumn - Enjoy a nature hike while we explore the autumn changes in our natural surroundings. Collect leaves, acorns, seedpods and more to make an autumnal collage to enjoy throughout the year. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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December

Dec 1  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 2  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 3  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 4  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Banneker Afterschool Explorers - Each after school adventure will explore a different nature/history theme that will include hands-on activities and outdoor exploration. Dress for the outdoors including sturdy shoes. Parents are welcome to stay but it is not required. Children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 4- 5:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/17/2014 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
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Dec 5  
Kiddie Crusoe's Kids Night Out Camp - Includes: Supervised Play in Kiddie City, our indoor playground, and moonbounce area, pizza dinner, games, craft, and movie. Children must be potty-trained. Pre-registration with pre-payment is required, email adventures@kiddiecrusoe.com Kiddie Crusoe, 7 Fox Tail Rd, Timonium, 5- 9 p.m., Ages: 2.5- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/12/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-853-7910, www.kiddiecrusoe.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
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Dec 6  
Echoes of the Past - Discover what life was like before your time. There are many exhibits and displays to see. The Heritage Society Museum located in the 1920 Fire/Police Station, Essex, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-574-6934, www.essexmuseum.com.  
 
 
Owl Moon - Hear the story of a young girl as she goes on a search for owls by the moonlight. Then, enjoy a short walk out to Irvine’s meadow to watch the moonrise as you listen for owls with a naturalist! Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, 4:30- 6:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9200, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Don't tell the Queen but Snow White surpasses all other beauties. This off beat musical version of this classic tale includes a band of misfit dwarfs that help Snow White fend off evil and find her Prince. Pumpkin Theatre, Owings Mills, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 2- 99, by midnight day before Tickets Reqd. 410-902-1814, www.pumpkintheatre.org.  
 
 
Holiday Bazaar - A family event with 40+ booths, kid’s activities, and sign language classes! A “Signing Santa” will be visiting for pictures. Proceeds benefit Maryland School for the Deaf Columbia Campus’ PTCA which plans events to enrich the lives of our deaf and hard-of-hearing students ages Birth to 8th grade. 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Denton Building, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-808-3833, PTCAHoliayBazaar.com.  
 
 
Harford Ballet's Nutcracker - A timeless tradition for the entire family, Harford Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker will captivate audiences with exquisite costumes, splendid scenery, and radiant choreography. This year’s performances will feature special guests from the New York City Ballet! Edgewood Highschool, 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-877-0777, www.harfordballetcompany.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Nocturnal Animals! - Owls, crickets, raccoons and more! Explore the world of the nighttime animals of Masonville Cove! Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Craft Night - Join us in the ranger station for an evening of crafting. In November, we’ll make our own custom soaps, and in December, we will dip our own candles. Bring a snack to share! Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 5- 7 p.m., Ages: 14 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required! Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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Dec 7  
Quartetto Gelato – Love You Forever - A program for both children and adults featuring the famous children's story by Robert Munsch. Each member of the quartet is featured musically and speaks about his or her instrument(s) and experiences, demonstrating the importance of finding your own voice. Duncan Hall, Room 100, on the quad of Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxant Pkwy, Columbia, 2- 2:50 p.m., Ages: 4- adult, Tickets Reqd. 410-997-2324, www.candlelightconcerts.org.  
 
 
Harford Ballet's Nutcracker - A timeless tradition for the entire family, Harford Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker will captivate audiences with exquisite costumes, splendid scenery, and radiant choreography. This year’s performances will feature special guests from the New York City Ballet! Edgewood Highschool, 1 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-877-0777, www.harfordballetcompany.org.  
 
 
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Dec 8  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 9  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 10  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 11  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 12  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
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Dec 13  
Kiddie Crusoe's Kids Night Out Camp - Includes: Supervised Play in Kiddie City, our indoor playground, and moonbounce area, pizza dinner, games, craft, and movie. Children must be potty-trained. Pre-registration with pre-payment is required, email adventures@kiddiecrusoe.com Kiddie Crusoe, 7 Fox Tail Rd, Timonium, 5- 9 p.m., Ages: 2.5- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/12/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-853-7910, www.kiddiecrusoe.com.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Let it Snow! - Explore the wonderful world of winter. Through games, crafts and activities, we’ll investigate water in its very frozen state. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Baltimore Folk Music Society Family Dance - A wonderful event featuring traditional American dance for all ages to an energetic live band. Discounts for large groups and members. Perfect event for a birthday celebration! A 6:30 potluck dinner follows the dance. Family Dance also scheduled for March 14, 2015. St. Mark's on the Hill, 1620 Reiserstown Road, Baltimore, 5- 6:30 p.m., by no, tickets at door Tickets Reqd. 443-360-8998, 410-321-8419, familydance@bfms.org, www.bfms.org/familyDance.php.  
 
 
Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-In - Open to families and kids of all ages! Drop in to the Creative Alliance for a tour and family art making fun. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon to make a collage, drawing, or sculpture. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required! Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
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Dec 15  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Art on the Trail - On the Red Trail just beyond the Light Rail Tracks, hikers can view sculptures created by local artists. These sculptures combine art and nature in the captivating winter scenery of Robert E. Lee Park. Visit website for more information. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 410-887-4156, www.relpnc.org/art-trail.  
 
 
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Dec 16  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 17  
Nature Stories and Crafts at Ladew Gardens: White as Snow - Winter is a magical time when blanketed in white. Let’s read about this special time when nature puts on a show. Interactive nature stories will be followed by making a fun, take-home craft. *TIMES: 10:30–11:15 a.m. or 12:30–1:15 p.m. *RESERVATIONS: 410-557-9570 ext. 213 or smyers@ladewgardens.com. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Ages: 2- 6, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9570, ext. 213, www.LadewGardens.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 18  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 19  
Kiddie Crusoe's Kids Night Out Camp - Includes: Supervised Play in Kiddie City, our indoor playground, and moonbounce area, pizza dinner, games, craft, and movie. Children must be potty-trained. Pre-registration with pre-payment is required, email adventures@kiddiecrusoe.com Kiddie Crusoe, 7 Fox Tail Rd, Timonium, 5- 9 p.m., Ages: 2.5- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/12/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-853-7910, www.kiddiecrusoe.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Kids' Night Out - Drop off the kids for a few hours while you shop. Children can make wonderful nature crafts, look for nighttime creatures, make gingerbread houses and gingerbread people, and participate in holiday activities. Registration is limited, sign up early. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 6- 9 p.m., Ages: 6- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
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Dec 20  
Kiddie Crusoe's Kids Night Out Camp - Includes: Supervised Play in Kiddie City, our indoor playground, and moonbounce area, pizza dinner, games, craft, and movie. Children must be potty-trained. Pre-registration with pre-payment is required, email adventures@kiddiecrusoe.com Kiddie Crusoe, 7 Fox Tail Rd, Timonium, 5- 9 p.m., Ages: 2.5- 9, Reserv Reqd. by 9/12/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-853-7910, www.kiddiecrusoe.com.  
 
 
S'mores, Stars & the Winter Solstice - On this week, the Ursid meteor shower will be visible throughout the night. Gather around our campfire to learn about the solstice and the stars and warm up while roasting s’mores. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 6- 8 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Past Times For Children - Life on a Farm - Life on a farm in the 1800's was very busy for children. Explore the routines of a day through the eyes of a child. Participate in dramatic play, activities, stories, and create a craft. Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, Maryland 10- 11:15 a.m., Ages: 4- 7, Reserv Reqd. by December 15, 2014 Tickets Reqd. 410-848-6494, www.HSCCmd.org.  
 
 
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Dec 21  
Nature Fun Club - Join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month to hang out with other kids that love nature and enjoy themed activities and craft-making. From scavenger hunts to nature hikes and from planetarium presentations to arts and crafts projects. Cost is $10 members, $12 nonmembers per class. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 1- 2 p.m., Ages: 4- 11, Reserv Reqd. by 10/18/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
S'mores, Stars & the Winter Solstice - On this week, the Ursid meteor shower will be visible throughout the night. Gather around our campfire to learn about the solstice and the stars and warm up while roasting s’mores. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 6- 8 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Dec 22  
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 23  
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 24  
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 25  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 26  
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
Fridays After 5 at Maryland Science Center - Admission for Fridays After Five includes the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium, and IMAX Theater on Friday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. All visitors pay just $9 for admission during Fridays After Five. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 5- 8 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.  
 
 
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Dec 29  
School's Out Days - Looking for something fun for your child to do when school is out? Unplug the kids and let them spend the day at the park! Bring lunch, snack, and water. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Ages: 6- 12, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 30  
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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Dec 31  
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
Open Jump - Join us for our amazingly fun filled Open jump time! Our open jumps are always a blast for kids and parents a like! And also free wifi! Pump It Up, 11515 Cronridge Dr, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: 1- 100, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-9050, www.pumpitupparty.com/event-calendar/owings-mills-md.  
 
 
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January

Jan 2  
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
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Jan 10  
Rick Recht- A Community Havdalah Concert - Bring the whole family for a special evening of song with Jewish musical sensation Rick Recht, the top touring musician in Jewish music. His repertoire offers a unique blend of pop music, Hebrew and Jewish texts, and messages of social responsibility. Co-presented with PJ Library. Gordon Center For Performing Arts, Owings Mills, 7 p.m., Ages: all ages, Tickets Reqd. 410-356-7469, www.rickrecht.com.  
 
 
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Jan 12  
Free Open Rehearsal - Join Jason Love and the Columbia Orchestra at The Gathering Place for an open rehearsal. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative, collaborative process of putting a concert together. Imagine the new insight into the music you'll have after seeing the process of putting it together! The Gathering Place, Columbia, 7:30- 10 p.m., 410-465-8777, www.columbiaorchestra.org/open_rehearsals.  
 
 
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Jan 19  
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
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Jan 26  
School's Out - Register for a day of adventure at our schools out program. We will have all kinds of fun including out zip line, giant swing, high ropes challenge course, climbing tower and geo-caching. After and Pre-care available. Students must be between 8-14 years old, weigh at least 70 lbs. and over 48". Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by 10/15/14 Tickets Reqd. 301-725-1313, www.TerrapinAdventures.com.  
 
 
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February

Feb 14  
Parents Night Out - Parents can spend a Valentine’s evening out while kids have fun in the park. Kids will play games and make crafts to learn about the funny, surprising, and downright weird ways animals find that special someone. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 6- 9 p.m., Ages: 8 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Bird Extravaganza - Tally the birds with us in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Many activities await you at the event -- play games, make crafts, meet live birds, join birding hikes, and enjoy hot drinks around the campfire. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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Feb 15  
Bird Extravaganza - Tally the birds with us in the Great Backyard Bird Count! Many activities await you at the event -- play games, make crafts, meet live birds, join birding hikes, and enjoy hot drinks around the campfire. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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March

Mar 14  
Baltimore Folk Music Society Family Dance - A wonderful event featuring traditional American dance for all ages to an energetic live band. Discounts for large groups and members. Perfect event for a birthday celebration! A 6:30 potluck dinner follows the dance. St. Mark's on the Hill, 1620 Reiserstown Road, Baltimore, 5- 6:30 p.m., by no, tickets at door Tickets Reqd. 443-360-8998, 410-321-8419, familydance@bfms.org, www.bfms.org/familyDance.php.  
 
 
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June

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

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

Oct 14  
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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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.