Stroller Safari: Sensational Senses
Come to the zoo for a wild story time and explore your five senses! Enjoy animal stories and songs and then take a guided stroll through the zoo. Registration suggested. Ages 18-36 months.
The Maryland Zoo, 10:30-11:15 a.m., $7/child (member), $10/child(non-member) + zoo admission, marylandzoo.org
Tween Sprouts: Enchanted Garden Club
Green thumbs wanted! Join the club and learn all about planting and caring for a garden as you help beautify the Enchanted Garden. Registration required. Ages 9-11.
Howard County Public Library, Miller branch, 4:30-5:30 p.m., free, hclibrary.org
College Advice Q&A
How do you pick a college? How do you decide what to study? Where do you live? How do you pay for it? Bring your burning questions and get advice and answers from Morgan State University students and staff.
Enoch Pratt Library, Northwood branch, 4-5 p.m., free, prattlibrary.org
6th Annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival
Come for the music, stay for the fun! Featuring 21 bands over two days plus food vendors, children’s games, crafts, artists, and more. Plus, children 10 and under are free!
Apr. 27-28, Druid Hill Park, Friday 4-9:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., $30/Friday, $60/Saturday, $74/2-day pass, charmcitybluegrass.com
Dolphin lovers, this one is not to be missed! Experience the aquarium after hours and go behind the scenes in a way you will never forget. Registration required. Ages 8 and up.
National Aquarium, 5:30 p.m.-9 a.m., $120/person, aqua.org
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Established in Maryland in 1976, the iconic Sugarloaf Crafts Festival returns to Timonium on the last stop of its spring tour, bringing with it its usual host of hundreds of artisans of all sorts. Browse aisles upon aisles of arts and crafts, all while enjoying live music and fabulous food vendors.
April 27-29 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. $8-10.
Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll’s classic tale comes to life on stage in a show filled with quirky characters, nonsense, and lots of imagination.
Apr. 27-May 27, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, show times vary, $16-$50, chesapeakeshakespeare.com
Learn body control, safety, and basic choreography in this introductory class. Registration required. Ages 8 and up.
Harford Community College, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $34, harford.edu/cet
Parent and Me: Pasta
Bring your mom or dad and discover the fine art of making a variety of types of pasta from scratch. Registration required. Ages 8-12.
Baltimore Chef Shop, 9:30 a.m., $90/parent & child, baltimorechefshop.com
Día del Niño 2018
Celebrate the wonders of children with a day filled with kid-style fun. Piñatas, games, dance performances, crafts and so much more can all be found at this free festival.
Pagoda Hill, Patterson Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free, pattersonpark.com
Earth Day Festival
Recycled crafts, green games, live music, animals, food, exhibits and more all to celebrate our great planet!
Aberdeen Festival Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free, aberdeenmd.gov/earth-day
Children’s Author/Illustrator Kevin O’Malley
Local author/illustrator Kevin O’Malley shares the story of his career in children’s books as well as engaging the audience in a fun retelling of a familiar tale.
Baltimore County Public Library, Cockeysville branch, 2-4 p.m., free, bcpl.info
Women of the World Festival
The past two years have been a big deal for women in the United States, from the Women’s Marches in 2017 and 2018 to the growing awareness and condemnation of sexual harassment and assault. When better, then, to celebrate the power of females in our city and around the globe? Enter the 2018 WOW Women of the World Festival: Baltimore, a celebration of all things woman that provides speakers, panel discussions, networking and mentoring opportunities and more. This year’s featured speakers include well-known feminist writer Roxane Gay and Tarana Burke, founder of the viral (and vital) #MeToo movement.
April 28 at Notre Dame of Maryland University. $20.
Annapolis Book Festival
Is there anything better than a book festival? Enjoy author presentations, craft talks, panel discussions, games, book sales, kids’ activities and more.
Free. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Key School.
Good Morning Marsh – Canoe
Get out on the water and enjoy the beauty of nature as you see what critters are out and about in the morning. Registration required. Ages 8 and up.
Anita C Leight Estuary Center, 8-10:30 a.m., $12/person, otterpointcreek.org
Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic 2018 Walk for Wishes®
Be a superhero and walk to help raise money to grant wishes for local critically ill children. After the walk, enjoy a fun, family festival including carnival games, music, food and more.
Rash Field, Inner Harbor, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free to register, http://midatlantic.wish.org
Around the World in 80 Minutes
The Hunt Valley Symphony invites you to embark on a musical journey without leaving your seat! Featuring songs by Mendelssohn, Strauss, and more.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium at Mercy High School, 3 p.m., $15 (adults), $12 (students and seniors), Free for children under 12, huntvalleysymphony.org