Kid-friendly theatre, the WILD THINGS are HERE, big truck fun, Harbor Harvest and MORE! There are lots of fun things happening for Baltimore families this weekend. Here are our picks for kid-approved fun this weekend.

Baltimore Family Events

St. James Academy’s Children’s Dinner Theatre
Looking for a fun night that’s delicious and entertaining? Reserve your tickets for St. James Academy’s Children’s Dinner Theatre on Friday! Performers will grace The Susan Tucker Moore Theatre with an enjoyable performance for all ages! Dinner begins at 5:30 PM and the show is over by 7:30 PM. Reservation for dinner are required. From the first How Do You Do to the last Goodbye Friends, Silly Goose & Val take the audience on a sing, play, laugh, and dance-along adventure. Dads are selected as backup singers on Dino Dance while children are the dinosaurs. Val selects audience members to “free their inner birds” for the  Pink Flamingo CanCan featuring 3 foot Flamingo ballerina marionettes. And, Katerina Collegenyeva, a puppet that defies description, singsWhatever Lola Wants as she sizes up her admirers. MORE INFO

Oktobearfest
Get out your lederhosen, polish up your Polka steps and join us for OktoBEARfest, a fall beer festival being held in conjunction with Baltimore Beer Week on October 18th. The event is held in the Zoo’s Waterfowl Lake Pavilion area and will feature a host of seasonal ales, Oktoberfest inspired foods and live music. MORE INFO

Sixth Annual Cockeysville Fall Festival
Live music, games, raffles, great food, local vendors, and plenty of family fun all await you at the Sixth Annual Cockeysville Fall Festival. Come enjoy what Cockeysville has to offer, and help support a noble cause. Since its inception in 2009, The Cockeysville Fall Festival serves the community by donating all proceeds to local charities. This year’s festival is benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore. The Sixth Annual Cockeysville Fall Festival is going to be our biggest festival to date and we welcome you to come and take part in this fun, local, family-friendly event. MORE INFO

Imagination Celebration: The Wild Things Are Here!
Join Enoch Pratt Central Library for the launch of an interactive exhibit featuring the works and art of acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. Play in the rumpus room, explore Max’s bedroom, get your face painted, and act like a wild thing. Want more? Come to one of our many programs at our libraries celebrating Sendak’s books and art! Saturday, 10 AM – 3 PM. MORE INFO

Charlotte’s Web
Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman — she will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.  (Recommended for grades K – 5). Saturday, 10:30 AM at The Lyric.

Touch-A-Truck
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center is hosting “Touch-a-Truck” on Saturday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Area residents will have the opportunity to see, touch, interact and learn about a variety of things on wheels including service and emergency vehicles and construction and public safety equipment. Health screenings and education for the entire family, including free flu vaccines for children (six months of age and older) and adults. Activities will include face painting and balloon animals. Refreshments and promotional items will be available. Touch-a-Truck is free of charge and reservations are not required. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to donate to the North County Emergency Outreach Network (NCEON). MORE INFO

7th Annual Baltimore Harbor Harvest
Join Waterfront Partnership for their 7th Annual Baltimore Harbor Harvest at West Shore Park on Sunday, October 19th from 10am – 2pm. The event, which is FREE to attend, will feature the IKEA urban pumpkin patch, the BGE petting zoo, hay maze, face painting, pumpkin decorating, pony rides, live music, food trucks and more! Free Activities Include: petting zoo, hay maze, and live music by the Curiosity Crew.The Curiosity Crew, starring Ryan Buckle, is an interactive science and music show for kids. In addition to live music, Ryan will perform awesome experiments to inspire kids, often inviting friends on stage to help him. Audiences of all ages will ooh and aah at the floating smoke rings, circle of electricity, expanding “gas heads”, disappearing water and more. The Curiosity Crew will perform two 45 minute shows during the festival. MORE INFO

Lantern Workshops for Families at the Creative Alliance
Come create a lantern to carry during the Creative Alliance’s annual Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival on Sunday. 2 hour sessions will be available at 10am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm. Reserve a space today! For more information email rachel@creativealliance.org. MORE INFO

 

Looking Ahead to Next Week…

We’ve got two (cool) events next week and we’d love for you to join us!

Funky Season Fun with Silly Goose and Val – A VIK (Very Important Kid) Author Event!
It’s a V.I.K. (Very Important Kid) author event! Join (cool) progeny at The Room at Wee Chic for a fun-filled morning of seasonal fun with Baltimore’s beloved Silly Goose and Val Smalkin! You’ll be treated to an exclusive private Silly Goose + Val show, preview of their new album A Gentle Halloween, fall craft, and surprise snack. Many thanks to Flavor Cupcakery for supplying us with Silly Goose inspired treats! The fun happens October 23, 2014 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. MORE INFO

Cravings: A Pop-Up Baby Event
On Sunday, October 26th from 2- 5 PM, join  (cool) progeny at Wee Chic Boutique for CRAVINGS: A Pop-Up Babymoon for New and Expectant Moms. You’ll have exclusive access to Wee Chic Boutique (they aren’t usually open on Sundays and are opening just for us!), earn chances to win some of my favorite mom + baby gear, nab a swag bag, enjoy an aromatherapy neck massage, sip mocktails, nosh on some special treats, dish about the wacky but wonderful crazy thing called pregnancy, craft something unique for your new little bundle, and more. The best part? You’ll have a chance to meet other new and expectant moms in the Greater Baltimore area. MORE INFO