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Events Ongoing Throughout July  
  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.  
 
 
Events Ongoing Throughout August  
  A Very Visionary Star-Spangled Sidewalk - A free, outdoor art celebration depicting our nation's beloved National Anthem in an engaging, family-fun and informative format that playfully welcomes both visitor feet and wheelchairs into an up-close and personal viewing experience. Through September 2014. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 8/1 through 9/1 410-244-1900, www.avam.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.  
 
 
  Auditions for Music Program - Children’s Chorus of Maryland will hold on-going auditions for children ages 5 ½ (entering first grade) to 11 for its fall Music Program. Classes will be held in its newly renovated music school, opening in Towson in the fall. Call or visit website to sign up for an audition. 320 East Towsontown Blvd., Towson, 5/19 through 8/29 Ages: 5 1/2- 11, 410-494-1480, www.ccmsings.org.  
 
 
  CA's Lakefront Summer Festival - The schedule of movies and concerts at this year’s Lakefront Summer Festival includes completely free, family-friendly offerings nearly every evening of the week through Sept. 13. See website for full schedule. No glass containers or alcoholic beverages. Downtown Columbia Lakefront, located off of Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, 6/20 through 9/13 ColumbiaAssociation.org/LakefrontFestival.  
 
 
  The BFG - Little orphan Sophie can’t sleep. When she peeks out the window, she is surprised to see a giant. He’s surprised to see her too and whisks Sophie away to his home in Giant Country. But this is no ordinary giant; Sophie’s giant is the world’s ONLY friendly giant. Imagination Stage, Bethesda, 6/25 through 8/10 1:30- 4 p.m., Ages: 5- 10, Tickets Reqd. 301-280-1660, imaginationstage.org.  
 
 
  Fort! Flag! Fire! - In addition to exciting ranger programs, living history participants dressed in the uniforms of the soldiers, sailors and civilians from the War of 1812 are “on duty” every day. Special children’s programs also make history fun for the young and young at heart. Runs through 9/1/14. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Baltimore, 6/28 through 9/1 Tickets Reqd. www.baltimore.org/info/fort-flag-fire.  
 
 
  Fire Rescue Game - Children take turns saving their parent from a “burning building” during the Fire Rescue Game, Thursdays at 11 am, at the Fire Museum of Maryland, during July and August. They do the rescues in fire gear and a play-breathing apparatus to learn how firefighters save people in an emergency. Fire Museum of Maryland, 1301 York Road, Lutherville, 7/3 through 8/28 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Ages: 2- adult, 410-321-7500, firemuseummd.org.  
 
 
  Star-Spangled Friday Nights - To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore in 1812 and “The Star-Spangled Banner”, The National Aquarium will host Star-Spangled Friday Nights beginning 7/11. Every Friday evening through 9/12, all guests entering the National Aquarium after 5 p.m. will enjoy $18.12 admission. National Aquarium, Baltimore, 7/11 through 9/12 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.aqua.org.  
 
 
  Jewish Community Services (JCS) School Supply Drive - School Supply Drive to benefit children of JCS client families who lack funds to purchase necessary school items. Spiral notebooks, 3-ring binders, lined notebook paper, pens, colored markers & pencils are especially needed. All donated items must be new. Gift cards of $10 or less accepted. JCS Offices, Baltimore, 7/28 through 9/12 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., 410-466-9200, www.jcsbaltimore.org.  
 
 
  Maryland State Fair - Events, exhibitions, entertainment, food vendors, rides, and attractions. See website for dates and times. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium, 8/22 through 9/1 Tickets Reqd. www.marylandstatefair.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.  
 
 
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July

Jul 24  
Bark Till Dark - Every Thursday evening this summer, join Baltimore Humane Society at Hunt Valley Towne Centre, a pet-friendly mall. The no-kill shelter will be presenting a different program each week until August 28th. Your entire family is invited, including your dog! Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 6- 8:30 p.m., www.shophuntvalley.com.  
 
 
CA’s Extreme Youth & Teens Program - Columbia Association’s (CA) Youth and Teen Center at the Barn is offering 10 exciting excursions that will take them on adventures in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, with activities that range from beaches to caverns and from water parks to go-karts. See website for schedule and pricing. Ages: 9- 18, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-992-3726, columbiaassociation.org/Home/Components/News/News/468  
 
 
Magic with Bill Packard - Fizz, Boom, Magic! Stir up some great magic with Bill Packard--visiting us all the way from Atlanta! Walbrrok Branch of the the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-0935, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Magic with Bill Packard - Fizz, Boom, Magic! Stir up some great magic with Bill Packard--visiting us all the way from Atlanta! Walbrook Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 1 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-0935, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Flicks From The Hill - AVAM's free outdoor movie series. Enjoy movies on a 30-foot wide screen held from above by a Giant Golden Hand, a twinkling view of the city, and an amazing community experience. Museum is open and free from 5-9 p.m. on Flick nights. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 9 p.m., 410-244-1900, www.avam.org.  
 
 
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Jul 25  
Ghost Tours - Tours at 8:30 and 9:30 pm. A spooky summer treat! Discover the dark side of the Museum’s historic home with scary tales and surprises. National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington DC, 8:30 p.m., Ages: 10 and up, Tickets Reqd. go.nbm.org/site/Calendar.  
 
 
Mid Summer's Dream Camp Out - Pack your bags for a relaxing mid-summer camp out in the comfort of Oregon Ridge Park. 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. This event is $6/person. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 6 p.m.- 9 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
The U.S. International Kuo Shu Championship Tournament - World premier martial arts competition it its 26th consecutive year in Hunt Valley. Open to competitors and spectators of all ages with over 280 youth and adult events. The Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 6- adult, by advance registration preferred Tickets Reqd. 443-394-9200, www.USKSF.org.  
 
 
Budding Biologists (5-7 years old): Beautiful Swimmers! - Nothing says summer in the Chesapeake Bay quite like Blue Crabs! Join us to learn more about these cool crustaceans. Snack and take-home craft provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 5- 7, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.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.  
 
 
Ghost Walk to the Simpsonville Mill - Prepare yourself for a hauntingly fun nighttime excursion. By the light of the setting sun, we weave through the woods to discover the mysterious and incredible past of Simpsonville. As darkness overtakes the woods, we venture to the historic Simpsonville Mill ruins where stories abound. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 7:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 7 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
FREE Pirate Story Time - FREE and perfect for younger pirates! Urban Pirates’ weekly adventure story times include songs, games, stories and more, all aboard the pirate ship Fearless in Fells Point. 25% Off the 9:30 a.m. Family Adventure Cruise following story time. Ann Street Pier in Fells Point, Baltimore, 9- 9:30 a.m., 410-327-8378, www.urbanpirates.com.  
 
 
Uncle Pete - Live guitar, singing, dancing, and moving! Join Uncle Pete for an engaging, rockin' good time. Cherry Hill Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free library, Baltimore, 10:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 5, 410-396-1168, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Mother Goose on the Loose - Mother Goose on the Loose is an interactive story time for young children from birth to 36 months. We combine reading, songs, and nursery rhymes to create a unique learning experience. During this time, parents will also learn developmental tips and advice from trained educators. Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, 10:30- 11:45 a.m., Ages: birth- 3 years, w/ adult, 410-235-2210, www.villagelearningplace.org.  
 
 
Movies in the Park - Movies in the Park has become a summer tradition in Belair-Edison. This event is sponsored by Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc.(BENI)as a way to engage the community in free, positive and entertaining activities throughout the summer months. Herring Run park movie shed off of Belair rd. and Chesterfield, Baltimore, 8:45 p.m.,  
 
 
Moth Night - You know their colorful daytime cousins, the butterflies. Now get to know the equally enchanting evening moths. We'll be celebrating National Moth Week by setting lights and bait to see these fascinating creatures up close. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, 8-. 9:30 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
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Jul 26  
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 preparing the food you grow! Topic: Sun-Sational Salad Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5- 10, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Aquatic Art - No registration is 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.  
 
 
Creek Snorkeling - Join a naturalist and explore the underwater world of Deer Creek. Expect to see a variety of fish and incredible underwater streamscapes. Snorkeling gear provided. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, noon- 2 p.m., Ages: 8- adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.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 07/25/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Herp Search - Join a refuge naturalist on this guided search for reptiles & amphibians. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 1- 2:30 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. by 07/25/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Night Hike - Saturday, July 26th, 8:00-9:30 pm, Ages 5+ Discover the nighttime world of the refuge as you look and listen for nocturnal animals on this guided walk. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 8- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. by 07/25/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Get Muddy! - Get down and dirty in some muddy fun! Make mud pies, mud sculptures, mud paintings, and more! Then we’ll let the mud monsters slide down a mud slide and run through our hoses and sprinklers to become human kids again. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Urban Bird Watching Walks--Discover Summer Residents - In the middle of busy Baltimore, Patterson Park offers food and rest for 200 species of birds! Stroll and search for them, led by birding experts. FREE! If you need binoculars, email one day in advance: ppaudubon@gmail.com. Fountain in northwest corner of Patterson Park, Baltimore, 8- 9:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
The U.S. International Kuo Shu Championship Tournament - World premier martial arts competition it its 26th consecutive year in Hunt Valley. Open to competitors and spectators of all ages with over 280 youth and adult events. The Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 6- adult, by advance registration preferred Tickets Reqd. 443-394-9200, www.USKSF.org.  
 
 
It's Our Birthday - Come bounce with us as we celebrate the one year anniversary of Big House of Bounce! Pizza, beverage, and cupcake included in party admission. General admission is $1 (open bounce only). To purchase tickets and select play time visit https://www.eventbrite.com/rss/user_list_events/85138503739. Big House of Bounce, 6526 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Ages: 1- 15, Reserv Reqd. by 7/25/14 Tickets Reqd. 410-225-3215, www.bighouseofbounce.biz.  
 
 
Critter Dinner Time - Watch turtles, fish and snakes eat while learning more about these fascinating creatures. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 10:30 a.m., 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Beavers at Sunset Kayak Trip - Paddle to Turtle Creek, a tributary of Otter Point Creek, where the beaver activity picks up as day turns to dark. Wear shoes that can get wet. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 6:30- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 8- adult, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Cookies and Canvas - A step-by-step painting class with instructions for your child to come home with a masterpiece. Children paint on gallery-wrapped canvas, which is ready to hang with no framing required. Paint the Wild Animal Summer series is specially created for Irvine! Cookies provided. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, under 6 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9220, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
A Crab's Life Pontoon Boat Ride - Head out on the river in search of the creatures of the deep. Learn about Maryland’s favorite crustacean, the blue crab and return to shore for a savory sampling. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 4:30- 6:30 p.m., Ages: 8- adult, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.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. More info: rachel@creativealliance.org. Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Uno, dos, tres con Andres! - An interactive celebration of Latin culture for kids and families complete with salsa, bachata, plena, mariachi, and more! Southeast Anchor Library, EPFL, 1 p.m., Ages: 3- 5, 410-396-1580, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Music at The Museum Concert Series - Two For The Show - This vocal duet of Tom Kowalski and Paula Rehr, having backgrounds in musical theater and voice training, will present a show for all types of audiences. Their music ranges from Broadway, opera stage, sing-alongs, folk and country. Howard County Historical Society, Ellicott City, 7- 8:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-480-3250, hchsmd.org/events.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Wildflower Canvas Painting - Let your creativity bloom while you learn to paint a textured flower on canvas at the Summer Wildflower Painting Event. Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). See a store associate for details. Michaels stores, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 3 and up, Tickets Reqd. www.michaels.com.  
 
 
St. Michael the Archangel Centennial Celebration Crab Feast - Large menu includes crabs, crab soup, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, hush puppies, corn, watermelon and desserts. Tickets for 2 beers included in cost for adults, additional beer available by the pitcher. Cost per ticket is Adults 13 and over $40, Children 12 and under $20. 10 Willow Avenue, Baltimore, 4- 8 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-665-1054, www.smoverlea.org.  
 
 
Guarding the Railroad - Learn the importance of the B&O Railroad during the early days of the Civil War. See pictures of the Thomas Viaduct that was the only link by rail to Washington, D.C. This program allows kids to try on the uniform and equipment that a soldier would have used on a day to day basis. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, noon, Ages: 6- 12, Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490, www.borail.org.  
 
 
Milburn's Blackberry Bash - Home-made & hand-cranked blackberry ice cream making demonstrations, pedal tractor pull competition for kids, pie eating contest for kids (12:30 each day), blackberry samples, family activities such as sack races, bean bag toss, BarnYard Buddies, and playground. Farmers breakfast 9-11 a.m., too! Milburn Orchards, 1495 Appleton Road, Elkton, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 410-398-1349, www.milburnorchards.com.  
 
 
Free Family Entertainment at the Charm City Carousel - Family-friendly performances each Saturday throughout the summer. Charm City Carousel, 200 Key Highway, Baltimore, 2 and 4 p.m.,  
 
 
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Jul 27  
Drop-In Art Activities: Aquatic Art - No registration is required. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.  
 
 
Bird Walk - Search for birds in several refuge habitats on this guided hike. Field guides and binoculars recommended. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 8- 10 a.m., Ages: 8 and up, by 7/26/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Summer Concerts: Children of the Gospel Choir - Free. The Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir showcases uniquely talented voices in its distinctive style of high-energy performances. National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington DC, 2 p.m., go.nbm.org/site/Calendar/1334637225?view=Detail&id=11  
 
 
Get Muddy! - Get down and dirty in some muddy fun! Make mud pies, mud sculptures, mud paintings, and more! Then we’ll let the mud monsters slide down a mud slide and run through our hoses and sprinklers to become human kids again. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
The U.S. International Kuo Shu Championship Tournament - World premier martial arts competition it its 26th consecutive year in Hunt Valley. Open to competitors and spectators of all ages with over 280 youth and adult events. The Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 6- adult, by advance registration preferred Tickets Reqd. 443-394-9200, www.USKSF.org.  
 
 
Nature Tales - Explore nature through a story. Listen to a tale about an animal or a habitat. Story time may include meeting a live critter, a simple craft or acting out the story. Topic: Water Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 12:30 p.m., 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Honeygo Regional Park Nature Quest Hike - Join a ranger-led hike to find one of the Nature Quest markers at Honeygo Regional Park and learn all about this fun, free activity that is taking place in several parks in Baltimore County. Participants will meet at the Honeygo playground to begin the hike. Honeygo Regional Park, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Pop Tab Jewelry - Create fashionable jewelry by reusing trash! Re-purpose soda pop tabs into wearable pieces of art. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 2:30- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 12- adult, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Hadassah 2014 CHECK IT OUT® Challenge - 5K and 8K races and 1-mile walk to help fund Hadassah’s local health programs offered throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area free of charge, including CHECK IT OUT®, a breast and testicular cancer awareness programs for high school kids. A day of good food, great prizes, and lots of fun. Goucher College, Towson, 7:15 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.active.com/  
 
 
Milburn's Blackberry Bash - Home-made & hand-cranked blackberry ice cream making demonstrations, pedal tractor pull competition for kids, pie eating contest for kids (12:30 each day), blackberry samples, family activities such as sack races, bean bag toss, BarnYard Buddies, and playground. Farmers breakfast 9-11 a.m., too! Milburn Orchards, 1495 Appleton Road, Elkton, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 410-398-1349, www.milburnorchards.com.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Object Lesson - Enjoy an interactive object lesson the whole family can enjoy. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 2:45 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Groovin' in the Grass Summer Concert Series - A spectacular musical line-up the entire family will enjoy. Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9570, www.ladewgardens.com.  
 
 
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Jul 28  
Sunset Paddle - Kayak Series - Discover a new way to spend summer evenings. View the abundance of the season as you paddle the creek. Make your way back to shore as the sunset illuminates the sky. Wear shoes that can get wet. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 6:30- 9 p.m., Ages: 8- adult, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Get Schooled with Mr. Root - Hip hop is a culture that tells a story with all of its elements. This interactive program teachers students about the history of Hip Hop and how it has grown. Orleans Street Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 1:30 p.m., Ages: 5- 12, 410-396-0970, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
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Jul 29  
CA’s Extreme Youth & Teens Program - Columbia Association’s (CA) Youth and Teen Center at the Barn is offering 10 exciting excursions that will take them on adventures in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, with activities that range from beaches to caverns and from water parks to go-karts. See website for schedule and pricing. Ages: 9- 18, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-992-3726, columbiaassociation.org/Home/Components/News/News/468  
 
 
Tuesday Bird Walks - Baltimore Bird Club’s weekly walks will follow the progress of spring migration. Beginning birders are welcome. Robert E. Lee Park, Light Rail Boardwalk Entrance, Baltimore, 8- 10 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org, www.baltimorebirdclub.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Early Enrichment Series - Children ages 2-5 gain exposure to new stories, languages, technology, games and friends. Each session includes an educational lesson, themed activity and snack. Families are encouraged to attend as many events as they would like, as they are free and open to the public. Glenelg Country School, 12793 Folly Quarter Rd, Ellicott City, 10- 11 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, 410-531-7376, www.glenelg.org.  
 
 
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Jul 30  
Watermelon Wednesday - Experiencing the joy of being Jewish through crafts, songs, storytelling, and of course eating watermelon! No charge. Meadowood Regional Park on Falls Road, Baltimore, 3:30- 5:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, 410-484-4543, www.bethelbalto.com.  
 
 
FREE Pirate Story Time - FREE and perfect for younger pirates! Urban Pirates’ weekly adventure story times include songs, games, stories and more, all aboard the pirate ship Fearless in Fells Point. 25% Off the 9:30 a.m. Family Adventure Cruise following story time. Ann Street Pier in Fells Point, Baltimore, 9- 9:30 a.m., 410-327-8378, www.urbanpirates.com.  
 
 
Wonder Wednesday - Bring the whole family and join us for a great afternoon featuring Magician Michael Cantor. Free for JCC members. Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 4:30- 6:30 p.m., 410-500-5917, www.jcc.org/phyouth.  
 
 
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Jul 31  
Amazing Travelers - Did you know that the refuge is a popular “pit stop” along a bird highway for many species? Learn about their incredible journeys through games and activities and meet one of the migratory species that summers here. Registration required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 8- 11, Reserv Reqd. by 07/30/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Bark Till Dark - Every Thursday evening this summer, join Baltimore Humane Society at Hunt Valley Towne Centre, a pet-friendly mall. The no-kill shelter will be presenting a different program each week until August 28th. Your entire family is invited, including your dog! Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 6- 8:30 p.m., www.shophuntvalley.com.  
 
 
CA’s Extreme Youth & Teens Program - Columbia Association’s (CA) Youth and Teen Center at the Barn is offering 10 exciting excursions that will take them on adventures in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, with activities that range from beaches to caverns and from water parks to go-karts. See website for schedule and pricing. Ages: 9- 18, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-992-3726, columbiaassociation.org/Home/Components/News/News/468  
 
 
Uncle Pete - Live guitar, singing, dancing, and moving! Join Uncle Pete for an engaging, rockin' good time. Roland Park Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 11 a.m., Ages: 3- 5, 410-396-6099, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Pam the Kindersiger - Join Pam and her puppet pal Rascal for songs, dancing, rhymes, and lots of interactive fun. Forest Park Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 11:30 a.m., Ages: 3- 5, 410-396-0942, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Flicks From The Hill - AVAM's free outdoor movie series. Enjoy movies on a 30-foot wide screen held from above by a Giant Golden Hand, a twinkling view of the city, and an amazing community experience. Museum is open and free from 5-9 p.m. on Flick nights. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 9 p.m., 410-244-1900, www.avam.org.  
 
 
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August

Aug 1  
Nationwide Frozen Friday: Cool Off with Olaf Party - Parents bring your kids to the store for a fun sing-along event as well as summer adventure activites, and crafts featuring Olaf, the snowman. Barnes & Noble, Towson, 7 p.m., Ages: 3- 7, 410-296-7021,  
 
 
The Sound of Music - Exceptional family entertainment at affordable prices. Features a live orchestra, meet the cast, free face painting and parking. Sensory-friendly show for autism spectrum patrons, July 12. Special Sing-A-Long with the Live Show, July 19 with costume contest. St. Timothy's School, 8400 Greenspring Ave, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
FREE Pirate Story Time - FREE and perfect for younger pirates! Urban Pirates’ weekly adventure story times include songs, games, stories and more, all aboard the pirate ship Fearless in Fells Point. 25% Off the 9:30 a.m. Family Adventure Cruise following story time. Ann Street Pier in Fells Point, Baltimore, 9- 9:30 a.m., 410-327-8378, www.urbanpirates.com.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Aug 2  
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.  
 
 
Audubon's Habitat Garden - Gardeners wanted! Join the Habitat Team and help provide food and homes for birds and insects in beautiful Patterson Park --an important stopover on the Atlantic Flyway. Tools, gloves, water provided. Service hours awarded. Western Edge of Boat Lake, Patterson Park, Baltimore, 9- 10:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
LitMore's Creative Writing Workshops - Promotes literacy and strengthens writing skills by empowering young people to have fun discovering their own stories and voices on the page. Quiet writing/work space available to accompanying adults. Session 1: ages 9-12 yrs. Session 2: 13-16 yrs. Space limited. Registration recommended. LitMore Center for the Literary Arts, Baltimore, 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., Ages: 9- 16, Tickets Reqd. 443-595-7548, www.litmore.org.  
 
 
Marvel Day - Celebrate all things Marvel with fun activities, giveaways, and product offerings. Barnes & Noble, Towson, Ages: 3- 7, 410-296-7021,  
 
 
Stream Detectives - What lives within the mysterious waters of Oregon Ridge? What’s under that rock? How do I catch a crayfish? Come learn the answers to these questions and many more as we search our streams for aquatic life. Be sure to wear clothes that can get wet. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
The Sound of Music - Exceptional family entertainment at affordable prices. Features a live orchestra, meet the cast, free face painting and parking. Sensory-friendly show for autism spectrum patrons, July 12. Special Sing-A-Long with the Live Show, July 19 with costume contest. St. Timothy's School, 8400 Greenspring Ave, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Nature Quest Canoe Trip - Rangers and participants will search for the Nature Quest Marker while also enjoying time on the lake looking for wildlife such as turtles, beavers, eagles, and many others. A limited number of canoes will be available. Please call to reserve. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 6 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. More info: rachel@creativealliance.org. Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Treasure - Find inspiration in the many special objects that the Walters holds within its walls and explore a sparkling treasure trove of precious materials in the art studio. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration is 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.  
 
 
Midnight Mysteries - Uncover the mysterious adaptations of night dwelling creatures by sharpening your own nocturnal skills such as night vision, scent and more through exploration and games! Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 8- 11, Reserv Reqd. by 08/01/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Summer Scrambler - Roller derby bout and hockey game. No admission charge. Silent auction, meet the players, enjoy food vendors, try Zumba, half-time contests for kids. Proceeds benefit Aberdeen Board of Parks and Recreation. North Deen Park, Aberdeen, 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, www.facebook.com/events/1512059555676762.  
 
 
Robot City: Presented by Futuremakers - Young makers design and build robot friends, futuristic structures, and dazzling inventions with simple electronics, cardboard, plastics, and foam. Central Library - Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, 2 p.m., Ages: 7- 12, 410-396-5430, www.prattlibrary.org.  
 
 
St. Mary's Peach Festival - Includes country fair games, baked goods, tot lot, pit beef, ham and hot Dogs, amazing raffle prizes, vendors, Brooms Bloom ice cream, and Susquehanna peaches. 1 St. Mary's Church Road, Abingdon, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: 1- 101, 443-655-7790,  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Free Family Entertainment at the Charm City Carousel - Family-friendly performances each Saturday throughout the summer. Charm City Carousel, 200 Key Highway, Baltimore, 2 and 4 p.m.,  
 
 
FROZEN Spa Party & Play Date - Do you want to build a snowman? FROZEN Play & Party Date includes a FAB time in the all-pink party boutique decorated as FROZEN, pizza party, Blue Slushy Drinks, FROZEN cupcake, FROZEN tutu to wear during the party, FROZEN manicure, makeup makeover, and take home craft. Tickled Pink & Posh Party Boutique, 9627 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, 1- 3:30 p.m., Ages: 3- 13, Reserv Reqd. by 7/30/14 Tickets Reqd. 443-204-0076, www.tickledpinkandposhparty.com.  
 
 
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Aug 3  
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.  
 
 
Summer Concerts: CityDance Ensemble - Free. CityDance Ensemble explores dances from around the world in their presentation of “Dancing In One Language.” National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington DC, 2 p.m., go.nbm.org/site/Calendar.  
 
 
The Sound of Music - Exceptional family entertainment at affordable prices. Features a live orchestra, meet the cast, free face painting and parking. Sensory-friendly show for autism spectrum patrons, July 12. Special Sing-A-Long with the Live Show, July 19 with costume contest. St. Timothy's School, 8400 Greenspring Ave, Stevenson, 2- 4:30 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-472-4737, www.CharmCityPlayers.com.  
 
 
Nature Quest Canoe Trip - Rangers and participants will search for the Nature Quest Marker while also enjoying time on the lake looking for wildlife such as turtles, beavers, eagles, and many others. A limited number of canoes will be available. Please call to reserve. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Treasure - Find inspiration in the many special objects that the Walters holds within its walls and explore a sparkling treasure trove of precious materials in the art studio. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration is 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.  
 
 
Stream Detectives - What lives within the mysterious waters of Oregon Ridge? What’s under that rock? How do I catch a crayfish? Come learn the answers to these questions and many more as we search our streams for aquatic life. Be sure to wear clothes that can get wet. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 4 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Maryland All State Community Band Concert - A free concert hosted by the Columbia Bands and open to the public. Jim Rouse Theater For the Performing Arts, Columbia, 3- 5 p.m., www.columbiabands.org.  
 
 
Family Picnic Day at Robinson Nature Center - Bring your own picnic to Robinson and we provide the entertainment! Enjoy nature games for the kids, live animal presentations, live music, and snowcones for sale to complete your Sunday picnic experience. To pay with a credit card, register in advance. Only cash is accepted on the day of the event. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, noon- 3:30 p.m., Ages: All ages, by August 1 Tickets Reqd. 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop the whole family can enjoy. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Groovin' in the Grass Summer Concert Series - A spectacular musical line-up the entire family will enjoy. Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, 6- 8 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-557-9570, www.ladewgardens.com.  
 
 
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Aug 4  
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - In honor of the new movie release, Barnes & Noble Towson is celebrating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all week long. Come in for exciting activities and crafts as well as great giveaways. Barnes & Noble, Towson, Ages: 5- 10, 410-296-7021,  
 
 
Free Week of Dance Classes - Free, unlimited week of dance classes offered at the Carroll County Dance Center. For more information, including the schedule, go to carrollcountydancecenter.com or call (410)795-3255. Carroll County Dance Center, 6933 Warfield Ave, Sykesville, 5- 8:15 p.m., Ages: 2.5- adult, 410-795-3255, www.carrollcountydancecenter.com.  
 
 
Concert Choir Welcome Home Concert - Free concert from the Maryland State Boychoir. MSB Center for the Arts, 3400 Norman Avenue, Baltimore, 7:30 p.m., www.marylandstateboychoir.org.  
 
 
Terrapin Adventures New Kids Course - Finally, a local ropes course built just for 5-9 year olds for hours of fun. There will be food and fun, and the event is free to the general public who register in advance. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, noon- 6 p.m., Ages: 5- 9, Reserv Reqd. 301 725-1313, www.terrapinadventures.com.  
 
 
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Aug 5  
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - In honor of the new movie release, Barnes & Noble Towson is celebrating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all week long. Come in for exciting activities and crafts as well as great giveaways. Barnes & Noble, Towson, Ages: 5- 10, 410-296-7021,  
 
 
CA’s Extreme Youth & Teens Program - Columbia Association’s (CA) Youth and Teen Center at the Barn is offering 10 exciting excursions that will take them on adventures in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, with activities that range from beaches to caverns and from water parks to go-karts. See website for schedule and pricing. Ages: 9- 18, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-992-3726, columbiaassociation.org/Home/Components/News/News/468  
 
 
Tuesday Bird Walks - Baltimore Bird Club’s weekly walks will follow the progress of spring migration. Beginning birders are welcome. Robert E. Lee Park, Light Rail Boardwalk Entrance, Baltimore, 8- 10 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org, www.baltimorebirdclub.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Free Week of Dance Classes - Free, unlimited week of dance classes offered at the Carroll County Dance Center. For more information, including the schedule, go to carrollcountydancecenter.com or call (410)795-3255. Carroll County Dance Center, 6933 Warfield Ave, Sykesville, 5- 8:15 p.m., Ages: 2.5- adult, 410-795-3255, www.carrollcountydancecenter.com.  
 
 
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Aug 6  
Art With Sticks and Twigs - Participants will create unique art using natural materials such as twigs, sticks and various objects found in nature. Art activities will be supported and enhanced through the use of children’s picture books (story time), and audio and visual supplemental experiences. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 4- 7, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - In honor of the new movie release, Barnes & Noble Towson is celebrating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all week long. Come in for exciting activities and crafts as well as great giveaways. Barnes & Noble, Towson, Ages: 5- 10, 410-296-7021,  
 
 
Watermelon Wednesday - Experiencing the joy of being Jewish through crafts, songs, storytelling, and of course eating watermelon! No charge. Oregon Ridge Park in Hunt Valley, 3:30- 5:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, 410-484-4543, www.bethelbalto.com.  
 
 
FREE Pirate Story Time - FREE and perfect for younger pirates! Urban Pirates’ weekly adventure story times include songs, games, stories and more, all aboard the pirate ship Fearless in Fells Point. 25% Off the 9:30 a.m. Family Adventure Cruise following story time. Ann Street Pier in Fells Point, Baltimore, 9- 9:30 a.m., 410-327-8378, www.urbanpirates.com.  
 
 
Wonder Wednesday - Bring the whole family and join us for a great afternoon featuring Recycle and Upcycle Arts and Crafts! Free for JCC members. Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 4:30- 6:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-500-5917, www.jcc.org/phyouth.  
 
 
Free Week of Dance Classes - Free, unlimited week of dance classes offered at the Carroll County Dance Center. For more information, including the schedule, go to carrollcountydancecenter.com or call (410)795-3255. Carroll County Dance Center, 6933 Warfield Ave, Sykesville, 5- 8:15 p.m., Ages: 2.5- adult, 410-795-3255, www.carrollcountydancecenter.com.  
 
 
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Aug 7  
Tiny Tots Safaris--Who Lives in a Garden? - Discover the animals who live in Patterson Park's colorful gardens. An hour of fun and education with our youngest nature lovers! Ages 2-5 with an adult. $5 suggested donation per child. Space is limited, so reserve early. Northeast side of the Patterson Park Boat Lake, Baltimore, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, w/adult, Reserv Reqd. by 08/05/14 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
Bark Till Dark - Every Thursday evening this summer, join Baltimore Humane Society at Hunt Valley Towne Centre, a pet-friendly mall. The no-kill shelter will be presenting a different program each week until August 28th. Your entire family is invited, including your dog! Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 6- 8:30 p.m., www.shophuntvalley.com.  
 
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - In honor of the new movie release, Barnes & Noble Towson is celebrating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all week long. Come in for exciting activities and crafts as well as great giveaways. Barnes & Noble, Towson, Ages: 5- 10, 410-296-7021,  
 
 
CA’s Extreme Youth & Teens Program - Columbia Association’s (CA) Youth and Teen Center at the Barn is offering 10 exciting excursions that will take them on adventures in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, with activities that range from beaches to caverns and from water parks to go-karts. See website for schedule and pricing. Ages: 9- 18, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-992-3726, columbiaassociation.org/Home/Components/News/News/468  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Free Week of Dance Classes - Free, unlimited week of dance classes offered at the Carroll County Dance Center. For more information, including the schedule, go to carrollcountydancecenter.com or call (410)795-3255. Carroll County Dance Center, 6933 Warfield Ave, Sykesville, 5- 8:15 p.m., Ages: 2.5- adult, 410-795-3255, www.carrollcountydancecenter.com.  
 
 
Flicks From The Hill - AVAM's free outdoor movie series. Enjoy movies on a 30-foot wide screen held from above by a Giant Golden Hand, a twinkling view of the city, and an amazing community experience. Museum is open and free from 5-9 p.m. on Flick nights. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 9 p.m., 410-244-1900, www.avam.org.  
 
 
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Aug 8  
Urban Bird Watching Walks--Early Fall Migrants - In busy Baltimore, 200 bird species stop in lush Patterson Park on their journey along the Atlantic Flyway. See the Early Birds as they head south for the winter. If you need binoculars, email one day in advance: ppaudubon@gmail.com. Fountain in northwest corner of Patterson Park, Baltimore, 8- 9:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
Tiny Tots Safaris--Who Lives in a Garden? - Discover the animals who live in Patterson Park's colorful gardens. An hour of fun and education with our youngest nature lovers! Ages 2-5 with an adult. $5 suggested donation per child. Space is limited, so reserve early. Northeast side of the Patterson Park Boat Lake, Baltimore, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, w/adult, Reserv Reqd. by 08/05/14 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - In honor of the new movie release, Barnes & Noble Towson is celebrating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all week long. Come in for exciting activities and crafts as well as great giveaways. Barnes & Noble, Towson, Ages: 5- 10, 410-296-7021,  
 
 
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.  
 
 
FREE Pirate Story Time - FREE and perfect for younger pirates! Urban Pirates’ weekly adventure story times include songs, games, stories and more, all aboard the pirate ship Fearless in Fells Point. 25% Off the 9:30 a.m. Family Adventure Cruise following story time. Ann Street Pier in Fells Point, Baltimore, 9- 9:30 a.m., 410-327-8378, www.urbanpirates.com.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Mad Science with the Marley Minis Kids Club - This spellbinding show will introduce children to the principles of vibration and chemistry. They will see how vibrations produce sound, watch as potions are mixed to make a beautiful rainbow, hear dry ice talk and how to use chemistry to blow up a balloon! Marley Station Mall Center Court, 7900 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, 11- 11:35 a.m., Ages: 3- 5, 410-760-8900, www.marleystation.com.  
 
 
Nature Centery Mystery Series: The Case of the Missing Honey - Put on your thinking caps and head to the Robinson Nature Center for a nail-biting outdoor mystery adventure! Comb the Nature Center grounds for hidden clues to help solve “The Case of the Missing Honey!” Ends with a honey-themed snack as you piece together this sweet mystery. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Ages: 7 and up, Reserv Reqd. by August 7 410-313-0400, www.howardcountymd.gov/RobinsonNatureCenter.htm.  
 
 
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Aug 9  
Super Moon Hike - Take a break from the summer heat and join a naturalist for a guided walk on Banneker's land at dusk to see tonight's super big moon. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Oella, 8- 9 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Cane Pole Fishing at the Oregon Ridge Lake - Get an early start to catch huge, untouched bluegills and largemouth bass. NOTE: fishing is only allowed in the park with a Naturalist. We supply the pole and the worms. No rod & reel allowed. Fishing license required for ages 16 and up. Cost is $3/person Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 8- 10 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Crabs! - It’s crabbing season on the Chesapeake Bay! Let’s learn all about our favorite crustaceans through games, activities and crafts! Snack and take-home craft provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Crabs! - It’s crabbing season on the Chesapeake Bay! Let’s learn all about our favorite crustaceans through games, activities and crafts! Snack and take-home craft provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
LitMore's Creative Writing Workshops - Promotes literacy and strengthens writing skills by empowering young people to have fun discovering their own stories and voices on the page. Quiet writing/work space available to accompanying adults. Session 1: ages 9-12 yrs. Session 2: 13-16 yrs. Space limited. Registration recommended. LitMore Center for the Literary Arts, Baltimore, 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., Ages: 9- 16, Tickets Reqd. 443-595-7548, www.litmore.org.  
 
 
Open Cockpit Day - Open Cockpit Day season begins with aviation fun when children and adults can board the 404 passenger airplane and sit in pilot seats of jet fighters on second Saturdays of April through August. This outside event will not be held if the day brings rain. Admission charge. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport, 701 Wilson Point Road, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., 410-682-6122, www.mdairmuseum.org.  
 
 
Cane Pole Fishing - Get an early start to catch huge, untouched bluegills and largemouth bass. NOTE: fishing is only allowed in the park with a Naturalist. We supply the pole and the worms. No rod and reel allowed. Fishing license required age 16 and up. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 8- 10 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Mud Day - Discover the lost art of mud pie making while getting down and dirty with mud painting, mud sculpture, mud games, muddy obstacle course, and more! Then clean off by running through sprinklers, or get hosed off by the fire department! Wear clothes that can get wet/dirty. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - In honor of the new movie release, Barnes & Noble Towson is celebrating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all week long. Come in for exciting activities and crafts as well as great giveaways. Barnes & Noble, Towson, Ages: 5- 10, 410-296-7021,  
 
 
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. More info: rachel@creativealliance.org. Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, noon- 3 p.m., Ages: all ages, 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Nettin' Around - Get your hands and feet wet while using a 100-foot seine net to capture the creatures swimming along the shoreline. Feel their slimy scales and learn how to identify what is caught! Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 1:30- 3 p.m., Ages: 6 and up, under 13 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Treasure - Find inspiration in the many special objects that the Walters holds within its walls and explore a sparkling treasure trove of precious materials in the art studio. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration is 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.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Free Week of Dance Classes - Free, unlimited week of dance classes offered at the Carroll County Dance Center. For more information, including the schedule, go to carrollcountydancecenter.com or call (410)795-3255. Carroll County Dance Center, 6933 Warfield Ave, Sykesville, 5- 8:15 p.m., Ages: 2.5- adult, 410-795-3255, www.carrollcountydancecenter.com.  
 
 
Free Family Entertainment at the Charm City Carousel - Family-friendly performances each Saturday throughout the summer. Charm City Carousel, 200 Key Highway, Baltimore, 2 and 4 p.m.,  
 
 
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Aug 10  
Summer Concerts: Summer Steps with Step Afrika! - Free. Step to the Beat! Students from Washington Performing Arts perform along with Step Afrika!, the nation’s leading professional touring step troupe. National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington DC, 2 p.m., go.nbm.org/site/Calendar.  
 
 
Budding Biologists (5-7 years old): Terrific Turtles! - Did you know that there are 19 species of turtles that can be found in Maryland? Join us to learn more cool facts about these awesome reptiles and even meet some of our resident turtles! Snack and take- home craft provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 10- 11 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
World Lion Day - Roar, meow, and growl - the Zoo’s lions are on the prowl! From conservation efforts to daily husbandry practices, learn all about the Zoo’s lions as they engage in special enrichment activities. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-552-5276, www.marylandzoo.org.  
 
 
Cane Pole Fishing at the Oregon Ridge Lake - Get an early start to catch huge, untouched bluegills and largemouth bass. NOTE: fishing is only allowed in the park with a Naturalist. We supply the pole and the worms. No rod & reel allowed. Fishing license required for ages 16 and up. Cost is $3/person Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 8- 10 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - In honor of the new movie release, Barnes & Noble Towson is celebrating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all week long. Come in for exciting activities and crafts as well as great giveaways. Barnes & Noble, Towson, Ages: 5- 10, 410-296-7021,  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Treasure - Find inspiration in the many special objects that the Walters holds within its walls and explore a sparkling treasure trove of precious materials in the art studio. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration is 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.  
 
 
Tiny Tots:Nature and Music - Come 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: 18mos.- 42mos., Reserv Reqd. by 08/09/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Cane Pole Fishing - Get an early start to catch huge, untouched bluegills and largemouth bass. NOTE: fishing is only allowed in the park with a Naturalist. We supply the pole and the worms. No rod and reel allowed. Fishing license required age 16 and up. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 8- 10 a.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop the whole family can enjoy. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
Sewfabulous Sewing School 2nd Annual Showcase of Fashion - Students will be showcasing their skills of fashion construction. From beginners to future fashion designers. This year our illustration students will proudly show their work too! Come and support our youth and check out the fabulous vendors. It's going to be "Sew Much Fun"! The Doubletree at Hilton of Pikesville, 4- 7 p.m., Ages: 7- 71, Tickets Reqd. 410-653-3212, sewfabuloussewing@gmail.com.  
 
 
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Aug 11  
Tiny Tots:Nature and Music - Come 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: 18mos.- 42mos., Reserv Reqd. by 08/10/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
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Aug 12  
Dance Conservatory of Maryland Open Houses - Children and parents are invited to meet the faculty, tour the historic school campus and enjoy refreshments. Dance Conservatory of Maryland, 701 Whitaker Mill Road, Bel Air, 4- 8 p.m., 410-877-3281, www.danceconservatoryofmd.com.  
 
 
Tuesday Bird Walks - Baltimore Bird Club’s weekly walks will follow the progress of spring migration. Beginning birders are welcome. Robert E. Lee Park, Light Rail Boardwalk Entrance, Baltimore, 8- 10 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org, www.baltimorebirdclub.org.  
 
 
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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Aug 13  
Family Dinner & Movie - Ratatouille - Beat the summer heat, and enjoy a kids of all ages buffet dinner and movie. Expect childhood favorites like Pigs in a Blanket, Fish Sticks, Sliders, and more. "Ratatouille" plays on the big screen; adult beverages will be available for purchase. A portion of your ticket will support Kerplunk! Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, 6 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Art With Sticks and Twigs - Participants will create unique art using natural materials such as twigs, sticks and various objects found in nature. Art activities will be supported and enhanced through the use of children’s picture books (story time), and audio and visual supplemental experiences. Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 4- 7, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
Dance Conservatory of Maryland Open House - Children and parents are invited to meet the faculty, tour the historic school campus and enjoy refreshments. Dance Conservatory of Maryland, 701 Whitaker Mill Road, Bel Air, 4- 8 p.m., 410-877-3281, www.danceconservatoryofmd.com.  
 
 
Watermelon Wednesday - Experiencing the joy of being Jewish through crafts, songs, storytelling, and of course eating watermelon! No charge. Meadowood Regional Park on Falls Road, Baltimore, 3:30- 5:30 p.m., Ages: 0- 12, 410-484-4543, www.bethelbalto.com.  
 
 
FREE Pirate Story Time - FREE and perfect for younger pirates! Urban Pirates’ weekly adventure story times include songs, games, stories and more, all aboard the pirate ship Fearless in Fells Point. 25% Off the 9:30 a.m. Family Adventure Cruise following story time. Ann Street Pier in Fells Point, Baltimore, 9- 9:30 a.m., 410-327-8378, www.urbanpirates.com.  
 
 
Wonder Wednesday - Bring the whole family and join us for a great afternoon with Skates and Scooters! Free for JCC member. $5/guest & $20/guest family Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 4:30- 6:30 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-500-5917, www.jcc.org/phyouth.  
 
 
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Aug 14  
Panamanian Golden Frog Awareness Day - These tiny gold-and-black frogs are almost completely extinct in the wild, yet they are thriving under the care of zoos and aquariums in the United States. Join us to learn about the threats Panamanian golden frogs face in the wild, as well as what the Zoo is doing to help them survive. Maryland Zoo, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-552-5276, www.marylandzoo.org.  
 
 
Dance Conservatory of Maryland Open House - Children and parents are invited to meet the faculty, tour the historic school campus and enjoy refreshments. Dance Conservatory of Maryland, 701 Whitaker Mill Road, Bel Air, 4- 8 p.m., 410-877-3281, www.danceconservatoryofmd.com.  
 
 
Bark Till Dark - Every Thursday evening this summer, join Baltimore Humane Society at Hunt Valley Towne Centre, a pet-friendly mall. The no-kill shelter will be presenting a different program each week until August 28th. Your entire family is invited, including your dog! Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 6- 8:30 p.m., www.shophuntvalley.com.  
 
 
Raccoons! - Discover the world of these marvelous masked mammals through exploration, crafts, puppets and more! Search for evidence along the trail and even craft your own raccoon nest. Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5- 7, Reserv Reqd. by 08/13/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Flicks From The Hill - AVAM's free outdoor movie series. Enjoy movies on a 30-foot wide screen held from above by a Giant Golden Hand, a twinkling view of the city, and an amazing community experience. Museum is open and free from 5-9 p.m. on Flick nights. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 9 p.m., 410-244-1900, www.avam.org.  
 
 
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Aug 15  
Waterfront Partnership's Summer Social Series - Summer Socials will continue through August with one Summer Social taking place each month. Live music performed by local bands, cold beverages, food trucks, a Waterfront Kids Zone presented by Wondersitter. West Shore Park, Light Street, Baltimore (between Science Center & Visitor Center), 5- 9 p.m., Ages: 0- 100, 410-243-3790, www.waterfrontpartnership.org.  
 
 
Whoooo's Here at Twilight Night Hike and Campfire - Learn which animals roam our park at night. Go for a hike to see if you can spot or hear any of these night-time prowlers. Then, end the night around the campfire roasting marshmallows for s’mores! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 7- 9 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Y Family Luau - Don your favorite Hawaiian shirt and enjoy refreshments, games and prizes, dancing, crafts and more! Event day, time and activities vary by location, so please contact your local Family Center Y for specific details. Local Family Center Y, Times vary, Tickets Reqd. www.ymaryland.org.  
 
 
Whooo's Here at Twilight Night Hike and Campfire - Learn which animals roam our park at night. Go for a hike to see if you can spot or hear any of these night-time prowlers. Then, end the night around the campfire roasting marshmallows for s’mores! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville, 7- 9 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.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.  
 
 
Nature Tots: Turtle Time - Nature Tots: Turtle Time Friday, August 15th, 10:30-11:30 am & 1:00-2:00 pm, Ages 3-4 Introduce your child to the radical world of turtles with fun games and crafts. Discover what makes turtles unique and meet a live turtle! Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.- 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m., Ages: 3- 4, Reserv Reqd. by 08/14/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
FREE Pirate Story Time - FREE and perfect for younger pirates! Urban Pirates’ weekly adventure story times include songs, games, stories and more, all aboard the pirate ship Fearless in Fells Point. 25% Off the 9:30 a.m. Family Adventure Cruise following story time. Ann Street Pier in Fells Point, Baltimore, 9- 9:30 a.m., 410-327-8378, www.urbanpirates.com.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Aug 16  
Free Family Entertainment at the Charm City Carousel - Family-friendly performances each Saturday throughout the summer. Charm City Carousel, 200 Key Highway, Baltimore, 2 and 4 p.m.,  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Colonial Game Day - Enjoy some family-friendly competition with the games that children in Banneker's time would have excelled at -- some familiar and some new favorites. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Catonsville, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, w/ adult, Tickets Reqd. www.benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com.  
 
 
Campfire and Movie Night – Lego Movie - Bring lawn chairs/blankets and snacks for a free evening under the stars. The campfire will start at 7:15 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. All are welcome. Must pre-register! Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, 6:45- 9:30 p.m., 410-836-3050, www.edenmill.org.  
 
 
59th Enchanted Forest Birthday Party & Book Signing - Our book about the Enchanted Forest, “The Enchanted Forest: Memories of Maryland’s Storybook Park” will be available for sale by the authors, Janet Kusterer and Martha Anne Clark, who will be signing the book. There will also be special Enchanted Forest activities all day. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
Day Retreat: Embracing Change - Although change is happening all the time, we often long for things to stay the same, and as a result feel upset when change appears in our life. This retreat will explore how to get beyond the upsetting feelings. 900 East Northern Pkwy, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Reserv Reqd. by August 15 Tickets Reqd. 410-243-3837, www.meditationmd.org.  
 
 
Parkton PMC Kids Ride - The Parkton PMC Kids Ride hopes to raise $10,000 for cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. Freeland Road parking lot, North Central Rail Trail, 8 a.m.- noon, Ages: 6- 18, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-357-8409, kids.pmc.org.  
 
 
Children's Consignment Sale - Back-to-School shopping headquarters! Quality gently used children's clothing, toys and baby equipment. Over 15,000 items. Half-price sale 3-4 p.m. **Consignors still being accepted.** Email rumcconsign@verizon.net for information. Reisterstown United Methodist Church, 246 Main Street, Reisterstown, 7- 11:30 a.m., 410-812-1822,  
 
 
End of Summer Camp Out - School is starting soon! Camp out at Oregon Ridge before fall catches up with you. 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. Cost is $6/person Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 7 p.m.- 9 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Fish Printing Fun! - Try your hand at Gyotaku, the Japanese Art of Fish Printing. Bring a T-shirt and transform it into your own unique work of art! Snack and take-home craft provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 9:30- 10:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
Science Alive for Kids Under Five: Fish Printing Fun! - Try your hand at Gyotaku, the Japanese Art of Fish Printing. Bring a T-shirt and transform it into your own unique work of art! Snack and take-home craft provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 2- 5, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
LitMore's Creative Writing Workshops - Promotes literacy and strengthens writing skills by empowering young people to have fun discovering their own stories and voices on the page. Quiet writing/work space available to accompanying adults. Session 1: ages 9-12 yrs. Session 2: 13-16 yrs. Space limited. Registration recommended. LitMore Center for the Literary Arts, Baltimore, 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., Ages: 9- 16, Tickets Reqd. 443-595-7548, www.litmore.org.  
 
 
Y Family Luau - Don your favorite Hawaiian shirt and enjoy refreshments, games and prizes, dancing, crafts and more! Event day, time and activities vary by location, so please contact your local Family Center Y for specific details. Local Family Center Y, Times vary, Tickets Reqd. www.ymaryland.org.  
 
 
End of Summer Camp-Out - School is starting soon! Camp out at Oregon Ridge before the hustle and bustle of fall catches up with you. 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, Cockeysville, 7 p.m.- 9 a.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Treasure - Find inspiration in the many special objects that the Walters holds within its walls and explore a sparkling treasure trove of precious materials in the art studio. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration is 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.  
 
 
Wildlife Conservation and Recreation Day! - Learn about wildlife conservation and recreational opportunities through habitat exploration, children’s crafts, fishing, archery and firearm demonstrations. No registration necessary. Patuxent Rersearch Refuge-North Tract, Laurel, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Habitat Team - Oregon Ridge Nature Center's Club Series-Become a weed buster for a day and help out park remove invasive plants from our trails! Meets the 3rd Saturday of the month. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville, 9- 11 a.m., Ages: 12 and up, 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Seasonal Cooking 365: Summer’s Bounty - Explore healthy, whole-foods cooking with the unique ingredients of the season. Learn how to creatively use these foods in dishes that are family, kid, and budget-friendly. This workshop 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.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Past Times for Children - Quilts - Many women from the 1800's made quilts with pieces of materials they had left over from other projects. These quilts became memory quilts to many people. The children will learn about various types of quilts and make their own. Koontz-Yingling Learning Center at Cockey’s, 216 East Main Street, Westminster, 10- 11:15 am Ages: 4- 7, Reserv Reqd. by August 11, 2014 Tickets Reqd. 410-848-6494, www.HSCCmd.org.  
 
 
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Aug 17  
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.  
 
 
59th Enchanted Forest Birthday Party & Book Signing - Our book about the Enchanted Forest, “The Enchanted Forest: Memories of Maryland’s Storybook Park” will be available for sale by the authors, Janet Kusterer and Martha Anne Clark, who will be signing the book. There will also be special Enchanted Forest activities all day. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 1- 99, 410-730-4049, www.clarklandfarm.com.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Treasure - Find inspiration in the many special objects that the Walters holds within its walls and explore a sparkling treasure trove of precious materials in the art studio. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration is 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.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop the whole family can enjoy. 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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Aug 19  
Tuesday Bird Walks - Baltimore Bird Club’s weekly walks will follow the progress of spring migration. Beginning birders are welcome. Robert E. Lee Park, Light Rail Boardwalk Entrance, Baltimore, 8- 10 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org, www.baltimorebirdclub.org.  
 
 
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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Aug 20  
FREE Pirate Story Time - FREE and perfect for younger pirates! Urban Pirates’ weekly adventure story times include songs, games, stories and more, all aboard the pirate ship Fearless in Fells Point. 25% Off the 9:30 a.m. Family Adventure Cruise following story time. Ann Street Pier in Fells Point, Baltimore, 9- 9:30 a.m., 410-327-8378, www.urbanpirates.com.  
 
 
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Aug 21  
Bark Till Dark - Every Thursday evening this summer, join Baltimore Humane Society at Hunt Valley Towne Centre, a pet-friendly mall. The no-kill shelter will be presenting a different program each week until August 28th. Your entire family is invited, including your dog! Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 6- 8:30 p.m., www.shophuntvalley.com.  
 
 
Spying for Spiders - Join us to learn why spiders are not insects. Explore their unique traits with a game, poem, song, craft, and a hike! Registration is required. Patuxent Research Refuge-National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel, 10- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 5- 7, Reserv Reqd. by 08/20/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Flicks From The Hill - AVAM's free outdoor movie series. Enjoy movies on a 30-foot wide screen held from above by a Giant Golden Hand, a twinkling view of the city, and an amazing community experience. Museum is open and free from 5-9 p.m. on Flick nights. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 9 p.m., 410-244-1900, www.avam.org.  
 
 
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Aug 22  
Cricket Crawl Campfire - Join Rangers for a night hike and a sound census of the late summer crickets and katydids. Learn to identify different species of crickets by their calls, and catch a glimpse of moths and other nocturnal animals. After listening to the evening chorus, we’ll gather at the campfire and enjoy s’mores. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 7:30- 9:30 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
FREE Pirate Story Time - FREE and perfect for younger pirates! Urban Pirates’ weekly adventure story times include songs, games, stories and more, all aboard the pirate ship Fearless in Fells Point. 25% Off the 9:30 a.m. Family Adventure Cruise following story time. Ann Street Pier in Fells Point, Baltimore, 9- 9:30 a.m., 410-327-8378, www.urbanpirates.com.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Aug 23  
Free Family Entertainment at the Charm City Carousel - Family-friendly performances each Saturday throughout the summer. Charm City Carousel, 200 Key Highway, Baltimore, 2 and 4 p.m.,  
 
 
Bikeadelic! - Funkify your wheels! All ages are welcome to compete and ride in this combo party/parade/competition celebrating bike decorating and building in all the wildest styles and colors. Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, 2- 5 p.m., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.  
 
 
Workshop: Learn to Meditate in Half-a-Day - An introductory meditation workshop in which you will learn the basics from why we want to meditate to how to do it! Includes several mini-meditations. Discount for students, seniors, the unemployed, and early birds. KMC-Maryland Annapolis Branch, 107 Ridgely Avenue, Suite 14-A, Annapolis, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-243-3837, www.meditationmd.org.  
 
 
Monarch Watch - Lets talk about butterflies, especially the Monarch! Learn about the different types of butterflies in Maryland and their host plants. See how we raise monarch caterpillars, tag them and release them - all in effort to collect data for the Monarch Watch Study. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Habitat Heroes (8-13 years old): Feed the Need - Come learn about birds that call Maryland home and learn what you can do to help them! All action project materials will be provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 10- 11 a.m., Ages: 8- 13, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.  
 
 
LitMore's Creative Writing Workshops - Promotes literacy and strengthens writing skills by empowering young people to have fun discovering their own stories and voices on the page. Quiet writing/work space available to accompanying adults. Session 1: ages 9-12 yrs. Session 2: 13-16 yrs. Space limited. Registration recommended. LitMore Center for the Literary Arts, Baltimore, 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., Ages: 9- 16, Tickets Reqd. 443-595-7548, www.litmore.org.  
 
 
Monarch Watch - Lets talk about butterflies, especially the Monarch! Learn about the different types of butterflies in Maryland and their host plants. See how we raise monarch caterpillars, tag them and release them -- all in effort to collect data for the Monarch Watch Study. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Treasure - Find inspiration in the many special objects that the Walters holds within its walls and explore a sparkling treasure trove of precious materials in the art studio. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration is 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.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Aug 24  
Monarch Watch - Lets talk about butterflies, especially the Monarch! Learn about the different types of butterflies in Maryland and their host plants. See how we raise monarch caterpillars, tag them and release them - all in effort to collect data for the Monarch Watch Study. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Treasure - Find inspiration in the many special objects that the Walters holds within its walls and explore a sparkling treasure trove of precious materials in the art studio. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration is 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.  
 
 
Monarch Watch - Lets talk about butterflies, especially the Monarch! Learn about the different types of butterflies in Maryland and their host plants. See how we raise monarch caterpillars, tag them and release them -- all in effort to collect data for the Monarch Watch Study. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop the whole family can enjoy. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
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Aug 25  
FREE Pirate Story Time - FREE and perfect for younger pirates! Urban Pirates’ weekly adventure story times include songs, games, stories and more, all aboard the pirate ship Fearless in Fells Point. 25% Off the 9:30 a.m. Family Adventure Cruise following story time. Ann Street Pier in Fells Point, Baltimore, 9- 9:30 a.m., 410-327-8378, www.urbanpirates.com.  
 
 
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Aug 26  
Tuesday Bird Walks - Baltimore Bird Club’s weekly walks will follow the progress of spring migration. Beginning birders are welcome. Robert E. Lee Park, Light Rail Boardwalk Entrance, Baltimore, 8- 10 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-887-4156, www.roberteleepark.org, www.baltimorebirdclub.org.  
 
 
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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Aug 27  
FREE Pirate Story Time - FREE and perfect for younger pirates! Urban Pirates’ weekly adventure story times include songs, games, stories and more, all aboard the pirate ship Fearless in Fells Point. 25% Off the 9:30 a.m. Family Adventure Cruise following story time. Ann Street Pier in Fells Point, Baltimore, 9- 9:30 a.m., 410-327-8378, www.urbanpirates.com.  
 
 
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Aug 28  
Bark Till Dark - Every Thursday evening this summer, join Baltimore Humane Society at Hunt Valley Towne Centre, a pet-friendly mall. The no-kill shelter will be presenting a different program each week until August 28th. Your entire family is invited, including your dog! Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 6- 8:30 p.m., www.shophuntvalley.com.  
 
 
Based on Books: Ducks! - 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 08/27/14 301-497-5887, www.patuxent.fws.gov.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Flicks From The Hill - AVAM's free outdoor movie series. Enjoy movies on a 30-foot wide screen held from above by a Giant Golden Hand, a twinkling view of the city, and an amazing community experience. Museum is open and free from 5-9 p.m. on Flick nights. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, 9 p.m., 410-244-1900, www.avam.org.  
 
 
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Aug 29  
Guided Retreat on Basic Meditations for a Happy Life - During this retreat, we will be doing about 4 meditations each day. These meditations are the building blocks of a method taught by Buddha for increasing happiness. Check site for times. 900 East Northern Pkwy, Baltimore MD, check site, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-243-3837, www.meditationmd.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.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Aug 30  
Free Family Entertainment at the Charm City Carousel - Family-friendly performances each Saturday throughout the summer. Charm City Carousel, 200 Key Highway, Baltimore, 2 and 4 p.m.,  
 
 
The Miners Lost Treasure - Find the Miners lost treasure on this exciting scavenger hunt around the park while learning about the history of mining at Oregon Ridge. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Urban Bird Watching Walks--Early Fall Migrants - In busy Baltimore, 200 bird species stop in lush Patterson Park on their journey along the Atlantic Flyway. See the Early Birds as they head south for the winter. If you need binoculars, email one day in advance: ppaudubon@gmail.com. Fountain in northwest corner of Patterson Park, Baltimore, 8- 9:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
Summertime Scavenger Hunt - We'll take our list and head out to the meadow to see what we can find. It’s sure to be an adventure and the most interesting things you find might not even be on the list. Cromwell Valley Park, Willow Grove Nature Education Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 4- 12, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-2503, www.cromwellvalleypark.org.  
 
 
The Miners Lost Treasure - Find the Miners lost treasure on this exciting scavenger hunt around the park while learning about the history of mining at Oregon Ridge. Be prepared to hike! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Fairies and Dragons - Come learn about the mysterious forest-dwellers of myth and legend. Then search the park for signs of dragons and the fair folk, and use natural materials in the woods to create a fairy house or dragon’s lair. Please call or email releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-5156, www.roberteleepark.org.  
 
 
Game Night! - Campfires aren’t just for s’mores anymore! Play games as you sit ‘round the fire and enjoy the starry evening. Treats will be provided. Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Abingdon, 7- 8:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-612-1688, www.otterpointcreek.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Treasure - Find inspiration in the many special objects that the Walters holds within its walls and explore a sparkling treasure trove of precious materials in the art studio. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration is 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.  
 
 
Brookeville War of 1812 Bicentennial Events - The entire weekend-long event is free, open to the public and will allow attendees to experience life in 1814. There will be costumed living history demonstrations, children's activities, tours, military encampments, food and drinks, crafts, period music and much more! Town of Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 240-205-2387, www.uscapitalforaday.org.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
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Aug 31  
The Miners Lost Treasure - Find the Miners lost treasure on this exciting scavenger hunt around the park while learning about the history of mining at Oregon Ridge. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Drop-In Art Activities: Treasure - Find inspiration in the many special objects that the Walters holds within its walls and explore a sparkling treasure trove of precious materials in the art studio. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration is 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.  
 
 
The Miners Lost Treasure - Find the Miners lost treasure on this exciting scavenger hunt around the park while learning about the history of mining at Oregon Ridge. Be prepared to hike! Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville, 1- 3 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-1815, www.oregonridgenaturecenter.org.  
 
 
Brookeville War of 1812 Bicentennial Events - The entire weekend-long event is free, open to the public and will allow attendees to experience life in 1814. There will be costumed living history demonstrations, children's activities, tours, military encampments, food and drinks, crafts, period music and much more! Town of Brookeville, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Ages: 0- 99, 240-205-2387, www.uscapitalforaday.org.  
 
 
Little Red Riding Hood/3 Little Pigs - What’s so bad about the Big Bad Wolf? At last B.B. (Big Bad) Wolfe raps his side of the story. Show runs from July 24 – Aug. 31, 2014. Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 10 & 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. the Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo, Ages: 3- 11, Tickets Reqd. 301-634-5380, thepuppetco.org.  
 
 
Free Family Sundays at the BMA - Object Lesson - Enjoy an interactive object lesson the whole family can enjoy. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 2:45 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.  
 
 
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September

Sep 2  
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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Sep 5  
Rummage Sale - Clothing, shoes, electronics, toys, pots and pans, kitchen items, collectables, tools, Holiday and home décor, books, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, appliances, jewlery, furniture, bedding, linens, sewing and knitting materials 1 St. Mary's Church Road, Abingdon, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Ages: all ages, 443-655-7790,  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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Sep 6  
Rummage Sale - Clothing, shoes, electronics, toys, pots and pans, kitchen items, collectables, tools, Holiday and home décor, books, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, appliances, jewlery, furniture, bedding, linens, sewing and knitting materials 1 St. Mary's Church Road, Abingdon, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Ages: all ages, 443-655-7790,  
 
 
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.  
 
 
Expanding Your Horizons - STEM Career Discovery Day - Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a national network that was founded in 1974 by a group of female scientists and educators. EYH workshops showcase positive female role models in STEM careers, combined with fun, hands-on activities for middle school girls (grades 6, 7, 8). Stevenson University, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 6th grade- 8th grade, Reserv Reqd. by 8/29/14 Tickets Reqd. Ms. Michelle Schwartz, 443-334-2134, eyh.stematsu.org.  
 
 
Audubon's Habitat Garden - Gardeners wanted! Join the Habitat Team and help provide food and homes for birds and insects in beautiful Patterson Park --an important stopover on the Atlantic Flyway. Tools, gloves, water provided. Service hours awarded. Western Edge of Boat Lake, Patterson Park, Baltimore, 9- 10:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.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.  
 
 
Skydive for a Cure III - Brigance Brigade Foundation and Skydive for a cure, fundraiser for ALS patients. Attendees can skydive with professional skydivers from Skydive Baltimore and land in the ‘Drop Zone,’ a party featuring live music, food vendors, raffles, carnival games, and exciting activities for kids. Skydive Baltimore, Harford County Airport, 3538 Aldino Road, Churchville, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 443-356-1775, www.skydive4als.com/#!skydivers-zone/chxj.  
 
 
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Sep 7  
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.  
 
 
LimmudFest - A celebration of Jewish study, culture, and identity open to the community. Wherever you are on your Jewish journey, Limmud will take you one step further! Join the global phenomenon of Limmud, a non-denominational, truly transformational festival of Jewish engagement. Registration required. Goucher College, Athenaeum, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Ages: 3- 85, Reserv Reqd. by 09/05/14 Tickets Reqd. 443-839-0610, www.limmudbaltimore.com.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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Sep 9  
Root Root Root Beer For The Home Team - Using natural ingredients, and guided by a naturalist, you can try your hand at making a batch! Learn all about the origins of this tasty drink, the edible plants used within and assist in the brewing process. Each family will get to take home a six-pack of homemade root beer. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9220, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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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Sep 10  
Cookies and Canvas - A step-by-step painting class with instructions for your child to come home with a masterpiece. Children paint on gallery-wrapped canvas, which is ready to hang with no framing required. Paint the Wild Animal Summer series is specially created for Irvine! Cookies provided. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, 10 a.m.- noon, Ages: 5 and up, under 6 w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 443-738-9220, www.explorenature.org.  
 
 
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Sep 12  
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.  
 
 
Tiny Tots Safaris--Migrating Monarchs - Learn about the extraordinary journey these beautiful butterflies make each year. An hour of fun and education with our youngest nature lovers! Ages 2-5 with adult. $5 suggested donation per child. Space is limited, so reserve early. Northeast side of the Patterson Park Boat Lake, Baltimore, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, w/adult, Reserv Reqd. by 09/10/14 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.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.  
 
 
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Sep 13  
Day Out with Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road - Join Thomas the Tank Engine™, a full-sized operating steam locomotive, 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 around the station. Strasburg Rail Road, Strasburg, PA, Tickets Reqd. www.strasburgrailroad.com.  
 
 
Tiny Tots Safaris--Migrating Monarchs - Learn about the extraordinary journey these beautiful butterflies make each year. An hour of fun and education with our youngest nature lovers! Ages 2-5 with adult. $5 suggested donation per child. Space is limited, so reserve early. Northeast side of the Patterson Park Boat Lake, Baltimore, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Ages: 2- 5, w/adult, Reserv Reqd. by 09/10/14 410-558-BIRD, pattersonpark.audubon.org.  
 
 
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, 8 a.m.- noon, Ages: 0- 99, 410-889-2300, www.thefamilytreemd.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.  
 
 
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Sep 14  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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Sep 16  
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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Sep 19  
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.  
 
 
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Sep 20  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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 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.  
 
 
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Sep 26  
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.  
 
 
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Sep 27  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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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 3  
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.  
 
 
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Oct 4  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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Oct 5  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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Oct 7  
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 10  
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.  
 
 
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Oct 11  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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Oct 12  
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.  
 
 
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Oct 13  
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  
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 16  
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 17  
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 18  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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Oct 19  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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 21  
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 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.  
 
 
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  
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 25  
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.  
 
 
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 26  
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 28  
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 30  
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  
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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
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Nov 2  
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.  
 
 
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 4  
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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Nov 6  
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  
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  
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 9  
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 11  
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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Nov 13  
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  
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 15  
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.  
 
 
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  
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.  
 
 
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 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.  
 
 
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Nov 20  
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  
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  
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  
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 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.  
 
 
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Nov 28  
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.  
 
 
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December

Dec 6  
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.  
 
 
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Dec 20  
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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January

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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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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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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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.