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B’More Social: March 3-5 March into the weekend with these fun activities!


“The March Wind Doth Blow…”
Help to build your child’s interest in STEM at the Clifton Branch of Enoch Pratt Library. During this make-and-take crafting event, children will create their own kites that can really fly!
Enoch Pratt Library – Clifton, 3:30p.m., free,

Family Storytime: New Books
The Mount Airy Branch of the Carroll County Libraries is hosting daily story times for families. This week, explore newly released children’s books.
Friday, March 3 at the Mount Airy Branch – Carroll Country Library. 11:00-12:00 p.m., Free admission,


MD Home & Garden Show
Stop by the Maryland Home & Garden Show to see gorgeous gardens, more than 100 crafters and 300 home-improvement exhibits. Listen to a presentation from Laura Dowling, chief florist for the Obama White House from 2009 to 2015, and get a chance to win free flowers as part of the show’s hourly bouquet giveaway. Other highlights include a family-friendly petting zoo, crash courses in décor and wine tastings.
Tickets: $12 (adults), $6 (craft show only). March 4-5 and 10-12 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.

Peter and the Wolf
Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf tells the engaging children’s tale of brave young Peter, his grumpy grandfather, a hungry wolf, determined hunters, a careless duck and a helpful bird. WYPR’s Jonathan Palevsky (English) and actor/director Carlos Espinal (Spanish) narrate.
Varying ticket prices. TK at JHU’s Shriver Hall.

The Animated Orchestra
Part of the BSO’s Family Concerts series, The Animated Orchestra is a musical performance designed for young audiences. Experience the tale of a playful ferret as he causes chaos at an old instrument shop. Before the concert, the BSO will feature a variety of kid-friendly musical activities.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 11a.m., tickets required,

A Tale of Two Trolls
The Maryland Ensemble Theatre is bringing the hilarious story of two goofy trolls and Prince Handsomepants to the stage.  Come join the fun as the trolls attempt to attend a royal ball. Will it end in disaster or will the trolls succeed and have a magical night?
Saturday, March 4 – Sunday, March 5 at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 1:30 p.m., $14 tickets,

Maple Magic
The Irvine Nature Center wants to teach your family all about the magic of maple syrup! Join them for a day of educational fun as they take you on a nature walk, show you how to identify/tap maple trees and let you bring some delicious syrup home.
Saturday, March 4 at the Irvine Nature Center. 1:30–3:00 p.m., Free for members, $10 for non-members, space is limited so register now online.


Mister G in Concert.
Come listen as Mister G, a Latin GRAMMY Award winner, perform his hit children’s tunes at this interactive concert.
Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3p.m, tickets required,  

Studio Art Sessions
Is your child a budding artist? The Jewish Museum’s weekly art sessions can teach your little one all about art and help them work towards improving their skills. Each week has a new theme to explore with a variety of artistic techniques, including painting, sculpting, crafting, and more.
Sunday, March 5 at The Jewish Museum of Maryland. 1:00-4:00 p.m., Free with museum admission,

Brain sPARK
At this fantastic Park School-sponsored event, 80 presenters offer 50 sessions on everything from politics and the Pulitzer Prize to sports and “sPARK Tank,” Park’s take on the startup show. Notable speakers include Christopher Rothko (son of Mark Rothko), Elle columnist Eric Thomas and Senator Ben Cardin, among many others.
Registration required. 4 p.m. at Park School.

Image courtesy of Carroll County Public Library.

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