Weekend Family Fun: Feb. 6-9

We’re starting our Weekend Family Fun coverage with two events today, and then we have a full roundup of events for Feb. 6-9. Valentine’s Day is next week and there also are some fun happneings on tap for that holiday. Check them out here.


Story Time
Baltimore County Public Library offers six different story times for babies today as well as four preschool story times, including one in Spanish. Check out the website for more information. Baltimore County Public Library, times and branches vary. Free. bcpl.net

STEM Day: Pringle Ring Challenge
Aspiring engineers are put to the test as they’re challenged to turn a Pringle into a ring. The best part: They get to snack on the supplies. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Edmondson Avenue Branch, 2:30 p.m. Free. prattlibrary.org

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Harry Potter Book Night
Lose yourself in the rich, imagined world of Harry Potter with themed snacks, crafts and other activities. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Washington Village Branch, 4-8 p.m. Free. prattlibrary.org

Moms’ Night Out: Handmade Happy Hour
Every Thursday, drop by The Pottery Stop after 5 p.m. and get 15 percent off your ceramic project. BYOB so you can sip while you paint your custom vase. The Pottery Stop, 5-10 p.m. Price varies per project. thepotterystop.com


Bookworm Story Time
The first Friday of every month, a storyteller visits Oregon Ridge Nature Center to read a tale and lead a related activity, from a nature walk to puppet playtime. Dress for outdoor time. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 11 a.m.
Free. oregonridgenaturecenter.org

A Musical Tribute to Charlie Chaplin
Violinist Philippe Quint combines clips from classic Charlie Chaplin films with live music, as a tribute to the iconic actor, comedian and composer. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 8 p.m., second show on Feb. 9. Tickets start at $10. bsomusic.org

Half-Price Friday Nights
All the fun for half the price. Spend any or every Friday night with 20,000 plus amazing aquatic animals at the National Aquarium. Sponsored by M&T Bank. National Aquarium, 5-8 p.m. $20 adults, $15 kids. aqua.org

Weekend Family Fun: Feb. 6-9


Kite Making
In honor of National Kite Flying Day, kids will make a colorful kite they can fly themselves. Ages 6-11; kids under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Baltimore County Public Library, North Point Branch, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. bcpl.net

Maple Magic
Sweeten up your Saturday. An Irvine naturalist teaches you how to identify and tap maple trees to collect its sugary sap and convert it into syrup. Irvine Nature Center, 10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. $10. explorenature.com

Weekend Family Fun: Feb. 6-9


Benjamin Banneker Visits Hampton
Benjamin Banneker, a Maryland native known as the first African-American man of science, comes to life and recounts his accomplishments and struggles in this live storytelling event. Hampton National Historic Site, 2 p.m. Free. nps.gov

Let’s Make Tracks
Put on your detective hat and hit the trails to hunt down the tracks, scat and other clues animals leave behind in nature. Afterwards, use what you learned to create your own “track story.” Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 1-3 p.m. Free. oregonridgenaturecenter.org

Disney on Ice
Sing along with your favorite Disney heroes and villains as they skate around the rink, right in front of your eyes. It’s an unforgettable show the entire family will love. Royal Farms Arena, Feb. 5-9, times vary. Tickets start at $27. royalfarmsarena.com

Weekend Family Fun: Feb. 6-9
Photo courtesy of Disney on Ice

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