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Weekend Family Fun: Jan. 29-Feb. 2


Reading Cuddly Buddies
Kids can practice their reading skills by sharing a book with a cat or dog. All pets are adoptable in this program which helps shy readers and also animals in need of a home. Baltimore County Public Library, Hereford Branch, 4-5 p.m. Free.

Date Night: Artifact Coffee’s Bowl and a Beer
Every month, a new regional chef makes a guest appearance at Artifact Coffee and crafts a menu of three simple bowls of delicious, locally-sourced dishes. Your first beer is included. Artifact Coffee & Restaurant, 6-9 p.m. Pay as you go.


Ask an Urban Beekeeper
Interested in beekeeping? Learn the ropes from this Q&A session with Michelle Bailey-Hedgepath of BeeMore. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Northwood Branch, 6-7 p.m. Free.

Date Night: Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera
Listen to top-notch opera singers while enjoying cocktails specially crafted to go with the music.
Engineers Club of Baltimore, 7:30-10 p.m. $29 in advance, $35 at the door.

Weekend Plans Jan. 29-Feb. 2


Baltimore Free Farm Presents: Fancy Dinner
Support Baltimore Free Farm, a collective of gardeners making fresh produce accessible to all, by attending its fundraiser dinner, with Indian and Ethiopian food, live music and a raffle. Space 2640, 6-10 p.m. $45.

Shen Yun
Travel back to ancient China with this powerful performance that blends classical dance, storytelling and live orchestra music. The Hippodrome Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $90.


Weekend Walk-In Workshop
Take your aspiring artist to this drop-in class to make their very own masterpiece, inspired by the museum’s exhibiting artists. Supplies provided. American Visionary Art Museum, 1-4 p.m. $5, plus museum admission.

Sensory Story Time Saturdays
Children of all abilities are welcome at this story time for kids sensitive to large groups. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 2-11. Baltimore County Public Library, Perry Hall Branch, 10 a.m. Free.

Freedom Quilt Squares
Historians believe that Freedom Quilts were used as signals for the Underground Railroad. Kick off Black History Month by creating your very own square. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Washington Village Branch, 3:30 p.m. Free.

Chinese Take-Out
The only thing better than getting Chinese delivery? Learning how to make it yourself. In this class you’ll whip up the classics, from pork lo mein to General Tso’s chicken wings. Schola Cooking School, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $70.

Weekend Family Fun Jan. 29-Feb. 2Sunday

Wake Up Groundhog
Punxsutawney Phil may live in the next state over, but you can meet some of Maryland’s own resident groundhogs on this guided hike. Here’s hoping we’re in for a short winter. Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 10-11:30 p.m. $3.

Ballet Theater of Maryland: ‘The Snow Queen’
Shake off the winter blues with this stunning dance production, based on the Hans Christian Anderson story that inspired Disney’s “Frozen.” The Gordon Center, 3 p.m. $20, $25 at the door.

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