New exhibit at Port Discovery, one of the best date night deals in town, new vendors at The Baltimore Farmer’s Market and more. Check out this week’s round up of news and fun links, curated with Baltimore moms in mind.
In Case You Missed It: March 9, 2018
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital received a $26,517 check today — from lower school students at Gilman School, who selected the local hospital as the beneficiary of their Read-A-Thon. They have designated their donation to the Rosenberg Outpatient expansion project. Love when kids help kids.
The Native Voices: New England Tribal Families Exhibit opened at Port Discovery last weekend. Kids can explore five thriving New England communities as they work to balance cultural traditions with life in a modern world. Toboggan down a winter hill, learn about daily life at the Nuweetooun Tribal School, experience the sights and sounds of Pow Wow & explore a natural cranberry bog on Martha’s Vineyard!
Points South Latin Kitchen is giving away a complimentary glass of sangria if you show them a same-day receipt from one of 45 woman-owned businesses in Fells Point. The special runs through March. Just another reason to head to Fells this month!
Kids around the world will soon be able to own a Barbie doll bearing the likeness of Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart or Katherine Johnson. The dolls, which are part of Mattel’s new series called “Inspiring Women,” will be mass produced and sold in stores. The toy company does not have an exact date for when they will hit shelves, but said each will come with educational information about the woman who inspired it.
Looking for a new read? New York Times Book critics chose 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century. Every one of the books on their list features a woman protagonist. It’s an eclectic diverse list that even includes a graphic novel.
Speaking of books with strong female central characters, Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel “A Wrinkle In Time” has finally been made into a movie, and it debuts today. We know you read the book in elementary school, but in case you need a refresher, the story revolves around Meg Murry, a gangly adolescent who travels across dimensions to rescue her scientist father. A collective of women brought the story to life on the silver screen. Time Magazine is sharing how the movie came to be and why it may change Hollywood.
Baltimore Center Stage announced their 2018-2019 season yesterday — and a fab subscription option for those under the age of 39 (hello, budget-friendly date night!) If you’re between the ages of 18 and 39, you can buy tickets to all six of their shows for just $60. That means you can have a full date night (pre-dinner drinks at bites and Sugarvale plus a fabulous show) for under $50. That’s if you get Grandma to babysit. Over 39? With tickets starting at $20, Center Stage is one of the best wallet-friendly live entertainment experiences in town.
The Baltimore Farmer’s Market is returning on April 8 for it’s 41st season and there are 26 new vendors, according to a Baltimore Sun article. Gundalow Juice, The Urban Oyster, Slate Farm Brewery, and Bottoms Up Bagels are a few we can’t wait to try!
We’re heading into a chilly weekend — and, yay, daylight savings (you heard the sarcasm in that one, right?). The unscientifically proven way to deal with young kids and daylight savings: large cup of coffee and these perfect blueberry muffins.