Snowman Celebration Day
It may be cold outside, but it’s warm in the library! Celebrate our chilly friend with stories (read every hour) and a craft.
Harford County Public Library, Abingdon Branch, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free, hcplonline.org
Random Acts of Science
Explore chemistry and physics through an engaging time of demonstrations and fun. Ages 7-13.
Baltimore County Public Library, Pikesville Branch, 7-8 p.m., free, bcpl.info
In partnership with the Maryland Film Festival, experience a piece of cinematic history through “Russian Ark,” a historical drama filmed in the longest single take that looks at over 300 years of Russian history.
The Walters Art Museum, 6:45 p.m.-8:30 p.m., free, thewalters.org
The Polar Bear Plunge
This weekend, bold philanthropists will brave arctic waters for the annual Polar Bear Plunge, a 30-degree dunk into the Chesapeake Bay supporting the Special Olympics of Maryland.
Jan. 25-27 at Sandy Point State Park.
Event: The Baltimore Boat Show
It might seem crazy to think about buying a boat in this weather, but trust us–now’s the time. Even if you’re more enthusiast than enthusiastic buyer, there’s plenty to do at this fun weekend event, including opportunities like “Touch-A-Boat” and virtual reality boat racing.
Jan. 25-28 at the Baltimore Convention Show.
LittleBits LEGO® Car Show
Using LittleBits and LEGO® blocks, tinker around with circuitry and robotics to develop a self-driving vehicle for the Car Show. Ages 9 and up. Registration required.
Howard County Public Library, Miller Branch, 3:30-4:30 p.m., free, hclibrary.org
Aquarium Sleepover Adventure
Spend the night with 20,000 amazing creatures! Go behind the scenes and see the aquarium in a way you will never forget. Ages 8 and up. Registration required.
National Aquarium, 5:30 p.m.-9 a.m., $120/person, aqua.org
Experience 5,000 years of Chinese history through classical Chinese dance in a stage show that will delight audience members of all ages.
Jan 26 (7:30 p.m.), 27 (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.), & 28 (1 p.m.), Hippodrome Theatre, $91.50+, france-merrickpac.com
World Wetlands Day Festival
Come for an afternoon of food, activities, games, exhibitors, animals, and more!
Anita C Leight Estuary Center, 12-4 p.m., free, otterpointcreek.org
Celebrate Lewis Carroll with a Mad Tea Party
The Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter request your presence for a time of tea, unbirthdays, white rabbits, and more. Costumes welcome! Ages 5-8. Registration required.
Howard County Public Library, Glenwood Branch, 2-2:45 p.m., free, hclibrary.org
Life-Size Candy Land
Have a sweet time playing through this life-size version of the classic board game. Tickets available 30 minutes before the program.
Baltimore County Public Library, Owings Mills Branch, 2-3 p.m., free, bcpl.info
Art Aliens Invade!
Hear the tale of the War of the Worlds 1938 radio broadcast and upcycle your own alien from provided materials.
Anne Arundel County Library, Maryland City at Russett Branch, 2 p.m., free, aacpl.net
It may be cold outside, but summer in Birdland comes early with Orioles FanFest. The Baltimore Convention Center will be a sea of orange and black as O’s fans come out in droves to celebrate baseball and their beloved team. Enjoy autograph opportunities, player appearances, Q&A sessions, vendors, and more. Don’t miss Kids’ Press Conferences where young Orioles fans get to ask players questions of their own. Check website for details.
Baltimore Convention Center, orioles.com/fanfest
Teens and Adults
Intro to Machine Sewing
Bring the fabric of your choice and make a tote bag while learning the basics of sewing with a machine. Sewing machines provided! Ages 12 and up. Space is limited. Registration required.
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 11 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., $35/members, $45/non-members, thebmi.org
Tales and Tots
Get to know nature through stories and fun. Enjoy listening and learning about animals and habitats. Ages 0-6 with adults.
Anita C Leight Estuary Center, 2-3 p.m., free, otterpointcreek.org
Create and decorate a wishing tree as unique as you to help focus yourself on making 2018 the year your dreams come true. Ages 7 and up. Registration required.
Baltimore County Public Library, Arbutus Branch, 2-3:30 p.m., free, bcpl.info
The Winter Doldrums: A Sunday Afternoon of Music and Fine Art
HCC faculty showcase their talent with an afternoon concert and art show, followed by a reception.
Harford Community College, 3-5 p.m., $15 (Adults), $1 (Youth 3-17), free for HCC students, liveatharfordcc.com