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Ahh…it’s the weekend!

Saturday, April 19
Roundhouse Breakfast Buffet with the B&O Enjoy a breakfast buffet and train ride with the Easter Bunny. B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, 8:30- 9:30 a.m., Ages: all ages, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-752-2490 x 221, http://www.borail.org.
Jack and the Beanstalk A mysterious man gives Jack magic beans that take him on a musical journey filled with gold and adventures! How will Jack outsmart the Giant? Courage, luck, and hide-and-seek make all the difference. Har Sinai Congregation, 2905 Walnut Ave, Owings Mills, 1 and 3 p.m., Tickets Reqd. 410-902-1814, http://www.pumpkintheatre.com.
Go Green and Scream!
Join Terrapin Adventures and clean up the streams and trails of Savage Park. Then as your reward, get a free Zip Line ride, Giant Swing ride, or climb up the climbing tower. Bring clothes that can get dirty and work gloves. Terrapin Adventures, Savage, 8- 11 a.m., Reserv Reqd. 301-725-1313, http://www.terrapinadventures.com.

Sunday, April 20
Baltimore Green Week The 11th Annual Baltimore Green Week, hosted by Baltimore Green Works, is a series of fun and engaging activities that offer a deeper glimpse into what it means to be “green”. Open to the public, activities include tours, workshops, and film screenings. Locations throughout Baltimore City, Times vary, http://www.baltimoregreenworks.com.
Earth Day Celebration Learn the history of this important day, make an Earth Day craft, then help the Naturalist plant and mulch our trees. Marshy Point Nature Center, Baltimore, 2- 3:30 p.m., Reserv Reqd. 410-887-2818, http://www.marshypoint.org.

We receive notices of events months in advance, so please take the time to verify the activities listed. And if you’re looking for more options, check out our Family Calendar.


Virtual Camp Fair 2014!

Plan the Perfect Summer for Your Child

Our Virtual Camp Fair gives you a wonderful array of options from which your child can choose for the summer of 2014.
Check our
Resources/Links for Camps and Summer Programs and then look for programs in our Camps and Summer Programs Directories near where you live or work:

Anne Arundel County
Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Carroll County
Cecil County
Harford County
Howard County
Residential Camps
Camps for Children with Special Needs

Other Counties

Spotlight on Camps

You want to know all that you can about the camps you are considering for your child this summer. That’s why Baltimore’s Child put together Spotlight on Camps, an informational supplement to Baltimore’s Child that offers camp directors an opportunity to explain more about the unique opportunities and special characteristics their programs can offer. Take a look!

Get Out and Play!

Sports Directory

Opening Day is behind us and it’s time to get out and play! We’ve just updated our Sports Directory and listed all kind of programs from badminton to yoga. There’s something your kids will love in there somewhere! See the Sports Directory.

Spring Break Camps

It may not feel like it but spring is coming…and so is spring break. If you don’t have the luxury of staying home with the kids while school is out, then spring break camps are a lifesaver. Take a look at the list we have of fun programs for every interest and every budget. See more.

2014 Residential Camps

Thinking of a Sleep-Away Camp?

We have some articles from our archives that may help you decide if your child is ready:

Choosing a Residential Camp

Teen Adventure Camps – Are They Safe?

10 Questions to Ask Camp Directors

See the 2014 Residential Camp Directory.

Choosing the Right Camp For Your Child

Sponsored Article - McDonogh Summer Programs

What should parents look for in a quality summer camp program? McDonogh Summer Programs offers advice to parents trying to find the best program for their child. Read “Choosing the Right Summer Camp for Your Child.”

No Smoking...Please!

It makes you smell bad, causes premature wrinkles, costs a lot of money and it can kill you, so why do kids start smoking? See Six Reasons Why Kids Choose to Smoke…maybe you can prevent your child from taking up the habit.


Product Reviews and New Stuff

We get all kinds of stuff sent to Baltimore’s Child, stuff for children, stuff for parents, stuff for parents to use with their children, stuff to watch, stuff to read, stuff we thought we would never use...you get the picture. We’ll share our impressions and be adding new items to “Stuff” just about every week. New - Oogaa. Take a look!

Need Sleep?

Ways to Get Better Sleep for the Whole Family

Did you know it’s National Sleep Awareness Week? Learn how you and your kids can get a good night’s sleep!


Teaching kids to be organized and focused will give them skills that will make their life easier at school, at home and later in life at work. Check these tips for teaching kids executive functioning skills.

New Tablet or Smart Phone?

Perfect for Reading Issues of Baltimore's Child!

Did you get that tablet or smart phone you were hoping for? Lucky you! Now you can read each and every issue of Baltimore’s Child online and search through our back issues as well! Download the Baltimore’s Child app from your App Store. It’s free!

What's Your Lice I.Q?

You may think it can’t happen to you and your family but unfortunately, those little buggers aren’t checking your socio-economic status or the cleanliness of your house before they leap onto your child’s head. Knowledge is power! Check your Lice I.Q. – it may help you prevent a future infestation.

Spotlight on Education

Baltimore's Child invited area schools and preschools to participate in our Spotlight on Education, a special advertising section designed to introduce parents to the unique characteristics and philosophies of their educational programs. Read Spotlight on Education.

Five Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Learn About Music

Sponsored Article - Music Together

Research proves that music in a child’s life can enhance academic success, language, concentration, social skills ad self esteem. If you’re not musical yourself, how do you bring music into your child’s life? Read “Five Ways Parents Can Help their Children Learn About Music.”

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