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B’More Social: Nov. 29-Dec.2


Shoots and Letters: Deer

Come for stories, crafts and nature-themed adventure as we learn all about our friends in the woods: deer. Ages 3 and up. Thursdays, Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 10-11 a.m.; $2/child,

The Business of Being a DJ, with DJ Ramsey

Learn from an expert as DJ Ramsey brings his 30-plus years of experience to this interactive workshop covering everything from finding the best equipment to blending and mixing songs. Enoch Pratt Library, Waverly Branch, 6-8 p.m., free,

Reader’s Theater Together: Something Seasonal

Kids and adults are invited to share in a simple production (no memorizing required.) that brings generations together and goes from first reading to final production in one quick evening. Registration required. Ages 8 and up. Carroll County Public Library, Taneytown Branch, 6:30 p.m., free,


Day Off Camp: Natives of the Land

School is off today … don’t sit home bored. Enjoy this one-day camp filled with animals, exploring, nature and fun. Registration required. Ages 5-10. Irvine Nature Center, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $75/members, $85/nonmembers,

‘Tangled’ Kids’ Night Out

Enjoy a showing of “Tangled,” paint your own snack dish with Pascal the lizard and complete the evening with a pizza party. All while Mom and Dad are out doing boring grown-up stuff. Registration required. Ages 6 and up. The Pottery Stop, 6-8:30 p.m., $32/child,

Sleepover with the Sharks

A shark lover’s dream. Go behind the scenes and see the aquarium in a way you will never forget. Registration required. Ages 8 and up. National Aquarium, 5:30 p.m.-9 a.m., $120/person,

Maryland STEM Festival

There are so many interesting avenues within the STEM fields, and the Maryland STEM festival wants to help you discover them. Activities and programs in science, technology, engineering and math are held all over the state at locations ranging from libraries to schools to parks. These programs cover a huge variety of topics and are geared for everyone from young children to whole families. Check the festival’s website to find a program near you. Through Nov. 11, times and locations vary, free,

 ‘Sesame Street Live. Let’s Party.’

The friendliest street in the neighborhood is coming to Baltimore for two days only. It’s a party with all your favorite furry friends. Get ready to sing along with Oscar and Cookie Monster, build a snowman with Elmo, watch Super Grover fly and much more. Nov. 16 (10:30 a.m.) and 17 (10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.), Modell-Lyric, Tickets start at $20,


Kwanzaa Celebration 2018 

Celebrate African American heritage and culture with the chance to experience African dance, puppet theater, drumming performances, workshops, crafts, and even a fashion show. Presented by The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 12 to 4 p.m. $5.

The Historic Girl: Toy Making Workshop with FullBlast STEAM

It’s toy-making time. FullBlast STEAM will bring their maker technology to help participants make robots for an obstacle course. Girl Scouts of all levels will have the opportunity to earn their robotics badge through participation. Registration required. Maryland Historical Society, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $15/child,

Helping Hands: Taking a Stand for Social Change with Brittany Oliver

Let your voice be heard. Learn how you can make a difference and help your community, your city and your world. Enoch Pratt Central Library, 3 p.m., free,

5th Annual Baltimore City Public Charter School Fair

Meet representatives from public charter schools around the city and explore new educational opportunities for your child. Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free,

Shed Press

The printed word is alive and awesome. Try your hand at making your own “zines” and binding books. Dec. 1 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and  2 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.), Maryland Science Center, free with admission,

Babes in the Brewery

Enjoy a morning of kindie rock by musician Kyle Riley as part of his “Sing to Me” American tour. Added bonus: Adult tickets include a beer on tap. Checkerspot Brewing Company, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $15/adult, $10/child,

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.

Travel back to the Jazz Age in New York City with this spirited musical about a flapper named Millie Dillmount and her quest to discover who she really is. Sensory Show Dec. 15. Dec. 1-16, CCBC Essex, showtimes vary, $10,


TNT (Theatre Night for Teens): The Importance of Being Ernest

This teen-only event gives high schoolers the opportunity to enjoy dinner and a show along with an inside look at the creative process at The Everyman Theatre. Everyman Theatre, 5:30 p.m., $10,

Merry Mart

Get some Christmas shopping done early this year, all while supporting local businesses at the annual Merry Mart holiday craft market. There will be vendors in clothing, handbags, accessories, ceramics, soaps, kids’ toys, mixed media, jewelry and so much more. Creative Alliance, 11-5 p.m., free.

Frog’s Shoes? Open Toad.

Do you know the difference between a frog and a toad? What makes each one unique? Find out with an up-close look at each creature to see their similarities and differences. Registration required. Irvine Nature Center, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., free/members, $10/nonmembers,

The Great Jewish Bake-Off

Whether you choose to show off your skills or just enjoy the fruits of others’ labor, enjoy an afternoon dedicated to traditional baking with tastings, tips, family activities and the crowning of a winner. Jewish Museum of Maryland, 1-3:15 p.m., free with museum admission,

Symphony of Lights: Howard County General Hospital

Festive Walk

Symphony of Lights becomes a walk-through experience for one night only. Enjoy a 1-mile stroll through the amazing light displays with holiday music and photo ops with Santa. Merriweather Post at Symphony Woods, 5-8 p.m., $12/advance, $15/at the door,


About Adranisha Stephens

When Adranisha Stephens isn’t chasing down a story, she is traveling, blogging, photographing or spending time with family and friends. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Frostburg State University and a master’s degree in journalism/digital storytelling from American University.

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