The Fire Museum of Maryland in Lutherville hosts Story Time on Fridays at 11 a.m. The museum’s summer hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets start at $7 for kids; children ages 2 and under are free. firemuseummd.org
It’s Independent Bookstore Day, a day to celebrate your local indie stores and support such vibrant community centers. Join fellow bibliophiles in a virtual Bookstore Crawl to reconnect with your favorite bookstore or find new stores to engage with. The Children’s Bookstore of Lauraville, Greedy Reads, The Ivy Bookshop, Charm City Books and other local favorites will be represented. Share your experiences on social media with the hashtag #BmoreBookstoreDay to be entered into a raffle to win bookish prizes. To get your very own Bookstore Crawl map, visit dmvbookstoreday.com.
Any Day Fun
The Maryland State Fair as it’s traditionally held has been canceled for this year. But you can still enjoy a collection of events virtually this weekend. Through Sept. 7, as a matter of fact, fair organizers will be livestreaming some of their biggest shows and competitions, including the Youth & Open Livestock Shows, the Miss Maryland Agriculture Competition, the Maryland State Fair Youth Livestock Sale and the Undeniably Dairy Celebrity Milkshake Competition. Fun agricultural education activities are also available online, and families can submit photos and videos for their “Fair Family of the Day” contest. Each day, one lucky family wins a Family Four Pack of Admission Tickets to the 2021 Maryland State Fair. Check out their Facebook page for each day’s theme by clicking here. For more information and a schedule of the virtual events, visit marylandstatefair.com.
Get social! Here are ways to get your kids out and interacting, even in a pandemic.
The Baltimore Museum of Art will reopen in September. Until then, get your dose of art through the Baltimore Museum of Art Salon. Check out “The Necessity of Tomorrow(s),” featuring digital exhibitions curated by Baltimore-based galleries and collectives. This series imagines futures that embrace social justice, equity and creative practice. For more information, visit the BMA Salon page here.
More Stuff to Do at Home
We love Port Discovery’s Music & Movement page and encourage you to check it out for some fun resources to add to your daily routines. Our fav is “3 Things to Know About Step Dance,” which is just a lot of fun and has other great resources for kids who discover their new thing with this dance form.
Nervous about the school year? Read these teacher tips.