It’s a weekend of cultural events in and around Baltimore! You can become an archeologist, try out some step-dancing and rock out with Sheldon Low all without leaving the Greater Baltimore area. Other fun events include fairy-ment at Oregon Ridge, Neighborhood Toy Store Day, turkey time and dangling diadems… check out our top picks for family fun!

Be an Archaeologist Day at Port Discovery!
Children and adults alike are captivated by the job of archaeologists. Much of what we know about ancient Greece, we have learned through what they left behind: buildings, books, and art. On November 10th, join Port Discovery for a special Littles’ Day dedicated to learning all about the world of archaeology and Ancient Greece including: an archaeological dig with Scientist Sarah; a journey through the history of Greek pottery; and a special Greeks, Myths and Mortals themed Circle Time. Plus, performances from The Kindersinger and Bubbles The Clown! MORE INFO

Colonial Craft Day at Mount Clare House Museum
Bring the kids to Mount Clare on Saturday from 10 AM – 3 PM to learn how to write a letter with a quill pen, make a doll, or create a lantern or try your skill at colonial stitchery. $10 per person -includes Museum admission! Reservations recommended. MORE INFO

Neighborhood Toy Store Day
Get a jump on your holiday shopping AND support local businesses during this Saturday’s National Neighborhood Toy Store Day!  Shananigans Toy Store in Wyndhurst Station is offering an array of arts and crafts projects for kids, as well as several drawings for gift certificates and prizes. aMuse Toy Store (both the Fells Point and Quarry Lake locations) is giving 10% of their profit to Kennedy Krieger Institute, as well as giving patrons two free gifts (Silly Spills and Magic Bubble Art) with any ALEX toys purchase $35 or greater. MORE INFO

Thanksgiving Freedom Feast Program: A Day of Gratitude
Listen to the story How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story by Eve Bunting, learn about Baltimore community activist Bea Gaddy and make a “Gratitude Plate” to take with you. Part of the Saturday’s Child series at The Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Saturday at 1:30 PM. FREE program with a food donation of a canned good or other non-perishable item! MORE INFO

Turkey Time at Carrie Murray Nature Center
Join Carrie Murray Nature Center on Saturday, Nov. 10 from noon-2 p.m. for turkey related crafts and a “cupcake walk!” A good turkey time will be had by all! No pets. Please pre-register. MORE INFO

Fairies in the Forest at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Have a little fairy buzzing around your house? Bring them to Oregon Ridge Nature Center on Saturday or Sunday afternoon! Frost is coming and fairies need a winter home. Build them a shelter at Oregon Ridge Nature Center while your little one becomes his or her own winter fairy. MORE INFO

Rock ‘n Low: Kid Friendly Concert
Bring the whole family and rock out with Sheldon Low at Gordon Center for the Arts on Saturday evening ! Don’t miss this interactive Havdalah service and music performance with the newest face on the Jewish Rock scene! Low is widely known for his exhilarating live shows where he regularly features local musicians and singers of all ages on stage. MORE INFO

Veteran’s Day Weekend at the B&O Railroad Museum
Salute the military and veterans at the B&O! Join us for special living history presentations by members of the 4th Infantry Division Military Police Unit on our WWII Troop Sleeper. Vintage military vehicles will also be on display. Veterans with military identification receive FREE admission on these two event days. MORE INFO

37th Annual Maryland Irish Festival
This annual celebration of Irish culture features local, regional and international Irish music and dance; traditional cuisine; cultural exhibits and workshops; with a wide variety of quality vendors of Irish goods. All weekend long at the Maryland State Fairgrounds! MORE INFO

Plants & People Sunday: Exploration Station
EXPLORATION STATION this Sunday, Nov. 11, 1:30-3:30p at Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Elementary-aged children will build terrariums to learn how conservatories grow plants and make origami cranes. MORE INFO

Chanukah Unique Boutique
Head to the Chanukah Unique Boutique at Park Heights JCC this Sunday to complete holiday gift shopping for everyone on your list! Amazing gifts include handcrafted jewelry, handbags, whimsical accessories, children’s clothes and learning toys, beauty & makeup, housewares & artwork. MORE INFO

Dangling Diadems: Drop-In Art at the Walters
Shine especially bright in November at The Walters Art Museum. You will gleam, glimmer and glow with delight while making your own wearable pieces of art! Your shimmering masterpieces will both protect, and reflect, your radiance this month! Be sure to visit the special exhibition, Diadem & Dagger: Jewish Silversmiths of Yemen, to discover silver treasures from the past. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required for this free event. Drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! This week’s project: Dangling Diadems. MORE INFO


Image Credit: 37th Annual Maryland Irish Festival