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B’More Social: Sept. 14-17 Time for tons of family fun!


Dining Out for Life 
Join a wide variety of area restaurants for Dining Out for Life, a city- and countywide initiative wherein local restaurants donate 25-50% of proceeds from breakfast, lunch and dinner to Moveable Feast, a nonprofit that provides nutritious meals for the sick and hungry of Baltimore and the surrounding counties.
For a full list of participating restaurants, click here.

Animal Craft Safari
Wildlife lovers enjoy a reading of Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, as well as an animal-themed craft and some time to spend with one of the zoo’s very special residents.
Maryland Zoo, 11-11:45 a.m., $5 plus cost of admission,

Circuit Board Games
Learn a thing or two about electricity while you create your own board game! Using lights and simple circuits, kids second grade and up get to design the look and layout of your their own creations. Game on!
Maryland Science Center, all day, free with admission,


Summer Block Party
McHenry Row hosts its last Summer Block Party of the 2017 season. Kids can play cornhole and jump in the moon bounce. Parents can sip local beer from Baltimore’s own Diamondback Brewing Company and enjoy live music. Plenty of dining options will be offered from some of Charm City’s best food trucks, too. Give your summer a proper goodbye with one last outdoor hurrah!
McHenry Row, Sept. 15, 5-9 p.m., free,

Kid’s Night Out
Parents get a night off while their kids get a night out! Kids take in the great outdoors with crafts, animal meet-and-greets, nature games and pizza while parents enjoy some well-deserved adult time.
Irvine Nature Center, 6-9 p.m, $30-40,

Screen Printing
Children in second grade and up have the chance to discover their creative side at a screen-printing workshop. Budding artists can mix their own colors and create prints to take home!
Maryland Science Center, all day, free with admission,

Nite Bite Fishing
Gone twilight fishing! Bring your own fishing gear and a chair or boat and join in on the fun of night fishing at Centennial Lake.
Centennial Park South, 6 p.m., $5,


Baltimore Seafood Festival
Roll up your sleeves and get crackin’ at the 4th Annual Baltimore Seafood Festival. The waterfront event features crab, crab, and more crab, naturally, as well as fresh oysters, shrimp, and ceviche—not to mention food, drink, live music and plenty of family-friendly activities. Charm City favorites Captain James Seafood Palace, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood and Nick’s Fish House will be in attendance, as well as other city eateries like Cosima and The Rowhouse Grille. Be sure to bring your bib…and appetite, of course.
Sept. 16 at Canton Waterfront Park. Tickets: $10-$99. 

Support the Baltimore Humane Society at one of the biggest and best events for furry friends of the year. Enjoy a walk, contests, games, dog swimming, kids’ activities and more.
Tickets: $10-$15. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown. 

Printmaking for Kids
Give your kids a chance to try their hand at authentic print-making with art instructor Debbie Hart. A visit to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture paired with take-home creations are sure to create a day to remember.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 11 a.m., free with admission,

The 2017 Andrews Air Show
Gaze high in the sky at the Thunderbirds and several other fearless fliers for the 70th birthday of the United States Air Force. There will be parachuters and a jet-truck, too!
Joint Base Andrews, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., free,


Plant Show & Sale
Check out some cool cacti at this year’s Cactus & Succulent Society Plant Show and Sale! Not only are succulents the perfect plants for anyone looking for something low-maintenance, they’re also unique-looking and fun.
Vollmer Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,

Stoop Storytelling Series
Every wedding has a good story, whether it’s a heartwarming moment or an averted disaster. Hear some of the craziest (and truest) wedding stories in person at “Just Married!: Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland.”
Lloyd Street Synagogue, 2 p.m., tickets $15-20,


Photo courtesy of the Baltimore Humane Society Instagram.

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