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B’More Social: March 1-4


STEM – Nature Style
Explore STEM topics in a natural setting! Designed for homeschooling families, this course will look into different topics each week while incorporating the great outdoors. Registration required. Ages 5-8.
Thursdays thru May 31, Irvine Nature Center, 1-4 p.m., $375/semester (members), $455/semester (non-members),

Carnival of Colors
Winter may not be the most colorful season, but vibrant spring is on its way! Brighten your day with crafts and activities filled with color. Registration required.
Carroll County Public Library, Finksburg Branch, 4 p.m., free,

Sweet Escape Cake Night
Learn professional cake decorating techniques from a Flavor Cupcakery & Bake Shop designer as you decorate your own Sprinkle Fun cake.
Ocean City Brewing Company (Abingdon), 6-8 p.m., $40/person,


First Friday at the Maryland Science Center
The first Friday of every month means $10 admission to the Maryland Science Center! STEM activities and hands-on fun await you around every corner. While you’re there, head to The Observatory and see if you can see Mercury and Venus thru the telescope!
Maryland Science Center, 5-8 p.m., $10,

Spring Stars
What’s so special about the spring sky at night? Find out in this planetarium program that also features a showing of the full-dome movie “Earth, Moon, & Sun.” Registration required. Ages 5 and up.
Robinson Nature Center, 6:30-7:30 p.m., $6,

My Fair Lady
Phoenix Festival Theater brings you Professor Henry Higgins and the zany Eliza Doolittle live on stage in this class tale that will have you humming the famous tunes long after the show is finished.
Mar. 2-4 and 9-11, Chesapeake Theatre at Harford Community College, 2 p.m.(Sat./Sun.), 7 p.m., Adults $20, Senior and Youth $16,


Maryland Home & Garden Show
Ring in the spring with the biannual Maryland Home & Garden Show, the perfect event for lovers of flowers, furnishings and fun. The weekends offer plenty of things to do: Purchase orchids from the Maryland Orchid Society, visit a free wine tasting, take your tots to the petting zoo or explore crafts and more from 100+ vendors.
March 3-4 & 9-11, Maryland State Fairgrounds. Adults, $12; Seniors (62+), $10; Kids 6-12, $3; Kids under 6 and active military, police & fire employees with ID, free.

Junior Master Chef’s Class
Budding chefs are invited to develop their skills and expand their taste palettes in this one-day class that will teach everything from kitchen safety to making homemade pasta. Reservations required.
Schola Cooking School, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $95,

Droids: Build Your Own R2-D2 (or the next best thing)
Make your own droid buddy from start to finish! Assemble, troubleshoot, fine tune and watch it go as you work thru the entire process step by step. Registration required. Ages 8 and up.
Harford Community College, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $48,

Family Fire Safety Day
Know what to do in case of an emergency. Bring the whole crew for a day of demonstrations, education and fun.
Fire Museum of Maryland, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $15/Adult, $7/child,

Family Arts Day
Enjoy a day overflowing with expression and creativity as TU’s Community Art Center offers free interactive art programs, dance workshops and art gallery tours.
Center for the Arts, Towson University, 12-4 p.m., free,

Weekend Walk-In: What’s in Your Heart Inner-vironment
The heart is a mysterious thing! Express your feelings through the creation of a 3D heart. All ages welcome.
American Visionary Art Museum, 1-4 p.m., $5/participant,

Seussical Jr.
Children’s Playhouse of Maryland invites you to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday (March 2) with this colorful, musical tale featuring everyone’s favorite Seuss characters.
Mar. 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18, CCBC Essex, showtimes vary,

Maple Sugaring
From sap to syrup, experience the process of making this sweet treat. Take a hike, tap a tree, see it cook and try out a variety of different syrups.
Mar. 3-4, Lake Roland, 2-4 p.m., $5/person ($2/member),


The Little Mermaid Party
It’s an under the sea party of epic proportions. Enjoy pizza, dancing, crafts, photos, vendors, a showing of the film, and of course, a chance to meet your favorite mermaid in person! Registration required.
Anne Arundel County Library, Odenton Branch, 2-4 p.m., $15,

Sensory Sensitive Sunday @ Chuck E. Cheese
The first Sunday of every month, select Chuck E. Cheese locations open two hours early to provide a sensory-friendly experience. Amenities include softer music, dimmed lights, and smaller crowds.
First Sundays, 9-11 a.m., Participating Locations,

BMA Free Family Sunday
Every Sunday, the BMA offers free hands-on workshops to get your creative juices flowing. In March, featured activities include constructing constellation mobiles, building a rocket ship and more.
Sundays, Baltimore Museum of Art, 2-5 p.m.,

Hopkins Symphony 26th Annual Family Concert
This free family event features amazing musicians sharing their talents
followed by instrument demonstrations and a meet-and-great after the show.
Shriver Hall at Johns Hopkins University, 3 p.m., free,


Image courtesy of the Maryland Science Center Instagram

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