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B’More Social, Nov.21-24 Check out our top weekend picks for local family fun.


Towson Space Odyssey Adventure

As part of the Maryland STEM Festival, the Towson library is transporting you to the final frontier. The whole family can explore space-themed technology and science experiments, from virtual reality equipment to mini drones. Baltimore County Public Library, Towson branch, 6-7:30 p.m. Free.

Stoop Storytelling: In Search of Safety

In this special event, the Charm City-based live storytelling series zeroes in on a controversial topic: forced migration. Refugees and advocates share stories that will break down stereotypes and foster empathy. Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library Branch, 7 p.m. Free.


Day-Off Camp: Forest Foragers

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.

THE AVENUE at White Marsh Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season by watching Santa himself light the magnificent tree at THE AVENUE. Afterward, enjoy ice skating, holiday music, hot chocolate and cookies—and even a gift giveaway for kids! THE AVENUE at White Marsh, 6-9 p.m. Free admission, $9 for ice skating.

Mass of Creation

More than 30 local vendors make holiday shopping easy at this makers market that benefits St. Francis of Assisi School in Baltimore. St. Francis of Assisi School, 3617 Harford Road, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $3 and a canned good.

Grown Up Field Trip: The Force

Travel to a galaxy far, far away — this after-hours event is more than worth the trip. From a Chewbacca Roar Competition to a build-your-own light saber workshop, the Maryland Science Center is on a mission to make the biggest Star War fans geek out. Maryland Science Center, 7-9:30 p.m. $30.


Baltimore’s Cranksgiving

Before you give thanks, it’s important to give back. That’s why Bikemore is holding its 5th annual one-of-kind food drive, which combines food donation, a scavenger hunt and a bike ride. Bring canned goods and a bike, and you may just walk away with a trophy. Charm City Meadworks, noon–6:30 p.m. Free.

Hops & Vines

Port Discovery has a new look. Check out the museum’s redesign as you sip on refreshments from local breweries and wineries. All funds go toward accessible programming for Baltimore’s low-income communities. Port Discovery, 7:30-11 p.m. $50.


Hoot’s Feast-ival

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to join Irvine Nature Center for games, crafts, and delicious food. You’ll learn about the foods enjoyed at the first Thanksgiving. Some of them are grown in Irvine’s very own garden! Irvine Nature Center, 1-3 p.m. $10.

Fort Garrison Feast

Learn about this historic landmark, meet some of the rangers who once lived there and eat the same food they did! Must pre-register online. Marshy Point Nature Center, 1 p.m. $25.

Pre-Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck

If your family is meat-free, you’re probably used to feeling a bit left out on Turkey Day. That’s why the Vegetarian Resource Group is holding this community potluck! Bring a vegan dish to share and canned food to donate to those in need. North Baltimore Mennonite Church, 5-7 p.m. $5/adults, free for children.

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  1. Although the Lively Arts for Little Ones performance by Mr. Hyson on November 15 is listed on the Howard County Arts Calendar at, is not a Howard County Arts Council production. It is sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association. You can learn more at

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