Cartoon brunches, rails and sails, valentine fun night, legends and legacy jubilee, and more! Here are our favorite ways to get out and about this weekend.

Where To Play: Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, February 16-18

(cool) progeny presents Family Brunch Bunch: Cartoon Edition
Saturday, February 17 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Gunther & Co

Brunch is always a good idea! Grab the kids and join us for great food, fabulous company, and NO side-eye from the table next to you. We’re kicking off our new Family Brunch Bunch series at one of our favorite city spots: Gunther & Co! All of the dishes will be inspired by (cool) progeny reader’s favorite cartoon characters. Known for it’s globally-influenced and locally spun American dishes, the culinary team Gunther & Co. brings a fresh perspective to the dining experience and crafts all food from scratch. We’re excited to partner with them for our first brunch bunch event! MORE

Rails & Sails Days
Friday, February 16  – Saturday, February 17 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | B & O Railroad Museum

Rails & Sails Days give young adventurers the opportunity to engage in STEAM education activities centered around exploration and travel. Adventurers learn how the railroad provided people the opportunity to travel and explore America. Just like those early engineers and inventors, this program celebrates their exploratory spirit and encourages young minds to observe and engage with their environment. MORE

Be My Valentine – $2 Target Family Fun Night
Friday, February 16 | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loves! Join Port Discovery Children’s Museum for special Valentine’s activities while you celebrate this special day with the ones you love the most. Come for drop-in programs including a studio art project where children can make take-home Valentines, interactive circle times and more! MORE

Curious George: The Golden Meatball
Friday, February 16 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Amoss Center at Harford Community College

Based on the books by Margret and H.A. Ray and the play owned by Universal Stage Productions – Everyone’s favorite little monkey and his trusty human companion, The Man with the Yellow Hat, bring their fun-filled friendship to the stage in this live musical delight. MORE

Waldorf Weekend
Friday, February 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Saturday, February 17, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM | Waldorf School of Baltimore

This dynamic two-day workshop, led by Anna Silber the Director of Education at the Sunbridge Institute, will cover the foundations and fundamentals of a typical Waldorf curriculum and how it relates to childhood development. MORE

BridgeMoms Conference
Saturday, February 17 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

BridgeMoms is a day-long conference created for new and expectant moms to learn, connect and share. Release the Pressure Do you feel pressured to be the perfect mom—to have and do it all? It doesn’t have to be that way! Whatever your parenting life looks like right now, whatever pressures you’re feeling at work or in your family, BridgeMoms is a place where you can let all that go and learn how to be the mom YOU were meant to be. MORE

President’s Day Weekend
Saturday, February 17 –  Monday, February 19 | Times Vary | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Enjoy the three-day weekend with plenty of hands-on fun, play, and learning! Join Port Discovery for Little Explorer’s Day: Space on Saturday and enjoy Blast Off Circle Time and interactive art and science projects. On Sunday, explore movement and music together as you bop along to the lively Jingle Jangle Music Time. Join in interactive story times, and work together to create art or science projects that you can take home. MORE

Maple Sugaring Weekends
Saturday, February 17  and Sunday, February 18 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM |  Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Join Oregon Ridge Nature Center in the Sugar Shack anytime between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. to learn the magic behind the fascinating process of making maple syrup! Take an invigorating guided hike to the sugar bush to tap a tree for sap. See how the sap is processed with current and antique technology and taste maple syrup and sugar. MORE

Akeelah and the Bee (Children’s Film Series)
Saturday, February 17 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

Akeelah, an 11-year-old girl living in South Los Angeles, discovers she has a talent for spelling, which she hopes will take her to the National Spelling Bee. Despite her mother’s objections, Akeelah doesn’t give up on her goal. She finds help in the form of a mysterious teacher, and along with overwhelming support from her community, Akeelah might just have what it takes to make her dream come true. Rated PG. For ages 8+. MORE

Heroes of the Underground Railroad
Saturday, February 17 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Towson

Join Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Henry “Box” Brown, John Parker and more in an empowering look at the figures behind America’s Underground Railroad. Presented by Bright Star Theater. MORE

Gadgets & Gears Day
Saturday, February 17 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Innovators, unite! Kick off National Engineers Week with Gadgets & Gears day at the Maryland Science Center. Gadgets & Gears will be a hands-on look at today’s growing world of technology. Get up close and personal with robots, machines, supercomputers, and more. Learn all about design processes, the role of the engineer, the impact of engineering on everyday life, and the future of different technologies in the field. MORE

Ignite Your Dreams Workshop
Saturday, February 17 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Aluma Yoga

Ignite Your Dreams: A Workshop Series for Kids 8+ is an innovative and unique three-part workshop for kids and young adults, led by Aluma Yoga instructor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Robin Contino. The goal is to provide a comfortable space for young participants to make connections with themselves and others and learn valuable techniques that will inspire them to dream big, focus, and take action. Kids can participate in one, two, or all three sessions. MORE

Legends & Legacies Jubilee
Saturday, February 17 | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum

In celebration of Black History Month and the 200th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ birth, Visit Baltimore, in partnership with greiBO Entertainment, presents the second annual Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum. This afternoon event gathers the city’s top cultural attractions under one roof for free, interactive and family-friendly activities. MORE

Underground Railroad for Kids
Saturday, February 17 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Mount Clare Museum House

Learn about the Underground Railroad and how enslaved persons escaped using the stars as their guides. During this interactive program, participants will read Follow the Drinking Gourd, develop their own secret code, and make a constellation scope to take home. MORE

Olympic Hearts Saturday
Saturday, February 17 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | The Weinberg Y at Waverly

The Olympic Hearts family event is an opportunity to get your heart pumping with active family games, heart-healthy food fun, and crafts featuring highlighted activities from the 2018 Winter Olympics. MORE

The Young Irelanders
Saturday, February 17 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Amoss Center at Harford Community College

Come see and hear what Ireland’s music, song & dance sound and look like with some of the most talented young performers in the world! Composed of the best rising talent Ireland has to offer, The Young Irelanders combine the best sounds and traditions of traditional Irish and Celtic music with folk, pop, and world sounds. MORE

The Princess Bride at The Senator
Sunday, February 18 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Senator Theatre

A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel “The Princess Bride.” MORE

Lunar New Year Celebration
Sunday, February 18 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | The Walters Art Museum

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with art activities and traditional Lunar New Year performances by the Baltimore Chinese School, the Johns Hopkins Lion Dance Troupe, and Korean dance groups Stepping Stones and Sang Hee Ju Traditional Dance Company. MORE

Harriet Tubman Comes to Hampton NHS
Sunday, February 18 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Hampton National Historic Site

A native to Maryland, Harriet Tubman is best known for her daring leadership of enslaved African Americans to freedom via the Underground Railroad. In the Orangery at Hampton National Historic Site, Janice Curtis Greene, master storyteller, brings Harriet Tubman to life. This portrayal will have Harriet recounting her early years at the Brodas Plantation, the horrors of slavery, how she eventually escaped, and her involvement in the Underground Railroad. MORE

PAWS to Read
Sunday, February 18 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Parkville

Register your shy or reluctant reader to read with a lovable pet from Pets on Wheels. They are friendly, nonjudgmental and good listeners. Registration required. MORE