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B’More Social: Aug. 16-19


Yappy Hour

Yappy Hour

Bring your favorite pooch to Hunt Valley Town Centre and enjoy treats for humans and canines. All proceeds benefit the Baltimore Humane Society. Hunt Valley Town Centre, 6-8:30 p.m., free,


Aquafina $2 Family Fun Night at Port Discovery

All the fun, play, and programs for only $2 per person. The third Friday of each month provides the opportunity for family fun at a fraction of the regular price. Port Discovery, 4-8 p.m., $2,

Take Me Fishing at Dundee Creek Marina

Naturalists will teach kids the basics of fishing including tying fishing knots, casting a line and reeling in the big catch. All materials provided. Ages 15 and under. Also Aug. 31. Dundee Creek Marina, 5:30-8:30 p.m., free,


5th Annual Arts in the Park Festival

Bring the whole family for a day of music, vendors, kids’ activities and tons of creativity. Outside of the Hammonds Lane Theatre, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free,

What’s Cookin’, Mr. Banneker?
Since there weren’t microwaves and electric stoves in the 18th century, how did anyone make dinner? Find out as historical interpreters demonstrate hearth cooking and other past techniques for making hearty meals. Registration required. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 12-3 p.m.., free,

Owl Prowl

Enjoy hands-on owl activities in the nature center and then head out for a quiet evening hike to listen and watch for these intriguing animals. Sparks Bank Nature Center, 7-9 p.m., free,


The Earth Oven and A to Z Pizza.

You’ve never made pizza like this before. Harvest tomatoes and herbs from the Children’s Garden and then grind wheat berries for the crust. Homemade goodness. Registration required. Ages 8 and up. Willow Grove Nature Center at Cromwell Valley Park, 1-3 p.m., $5/member, $7/nonmember,

Belle Aire Market

This monthly, seasonal open-air market features everything from handcrafted items to antiques. You never know what treasures you’ll find. Downtown Bel Air, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free,

Campfire by the Gunpowder

Grab a blanket and enjoy free s’mores by Gunpowder Falls while a naturalist shares about the park’s natural and historical resources. Jerusalem Mill Historic Village, 7-9 p.m., free,

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