The B&O’s Big Birthday Bash, family fair to benefit Gigi’s Playhouse, last weekend for Maple Sugar fun, clay exploration, fidget spinner workshops, and MORE! Check out our round-up of weekend fun for Baltimore families.

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All Weekend

TIDEWATER PLAYERS PRESENT: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Friday, February 25-Sunday, February 26 | Times Vary
Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

A deviously delicious Broadway salute to Hollywood-s sci-fi movies, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre audiences for 40 years.. Based on Roger Corman’s classic 1960s B movie, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) provide a masterpiece of Faustian proportion set to the beat of a powerhouse score inspired by the best sounds of the 60s, which nobody does better than Menken & Ashman,. Watch as lowly greenthumb Seymour tries to win the heart of down and out coworker Audrey with a strange and interesting new plant he has cultivated. As the plant becomes famous and Seymour a success, he is faced with making a devilish deal that could win him everything–or cost him the things he loves most. Menken & Ashman’s now classic score features hits such as “Downtown”, audience favorite “Suddenly Seymore”, and the catchy, finger-snapping title song. MORE

PLAY AT DOODLEHATCH
Friday, February 25-Sunday, February 26 | 10 AM – 4 PM
DoodleHatch

Play where Mythological creatures shop! Pick up your Galactic guest at the Star Gate, get a new passport photo as a mermaid, Send a message from the Space Station. Jump on the Giant Bed and lay in the vampire coffin. Rearrange DoodleTopia city and the fairy village. Color and paint in the Art Department. Wear a costume so you blend in! MORE

DISCARDED: WHAT’S WORTH SAVING? (YOUTH ART MONTH)
Friday, February 25-Sunday, February 26 | Times Vary
Howard County Arts Council

Presented through an ongoing partnership between Howard County Public School System and the Arts Council, this year’s Youth Art Month exhibit features dozens of works by HCPSS students in grades K-12, selected from public school art classes throughout the county. Inspired by the title theme, Discarded: What’s Worth Saving, students created artwork in a variety of styles and media. MORE

FREE WEEKEND @ THE LEWIS
Saturday, February 25 + Sunday, February, 26 | Times Vary
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is hosting FREE Weekend @ The Lewis on February 26th and 27th! It’s the perfect opportunity to experience their Men of Change: Power, Triumph, Truth exhibit, which opened February 11th. MORE

MAPLE SUGARING AT LAKE ROLAND (ALL AGES)
Saturday, February 25 + Sunday, February, 26 | 10 AM – 2 PM
Lake Roland

Learn the art of turning sap into syrup, from tree to treat! Take a hike into the sugarbush, tap a tree, see sap cooking into syrup, and taste a variety of different syrups made here at the park. To register, please email lakerol-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov. *Pre-Registration and masks required for program participation* MORE

MAPLE SUGARING & SYRUP TASTING EVENT
Saturday, February 25 + Sunday, February, 26 | 10 AM – 2 PM
Robinson Nature Center

During this special time of year, winter’s hidden bounty is waiting to be “tapped.” Come out for a special, family-friendly event to learn about the art of maple sugaring – when the sap from trees is collected to make syrup. Enjoy a maple sugaring hike to trees tapped around the property, a cooking demonstration, and a tasting that includes local syrups from Tonoloway Farm in Highland County, Virginia. This event has timed ticketing. You must choose from available arrival times when registering. MORE

MAPLE SUGAR TIME
Saturday, February 25 + Sunday, February, 26 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Marshy Point Nature Center

How do you get sap from a tree? How is maple sugar made? Who originally created maple syrup? Join Marshy Point Nature Center for a hike where they will answer those questions and provide interactive demonstrations; participants will help tap a tree, collect sap, learn how to make maple syrup, and have the opportunity to taste different types of syrup. Tree tapping hikes every our until 3 PM. $5/non-member. $3/member. Space is limited. Call 410.887.2817 to register. MORE

Friday

HOMESCHOOL S.T.E.A.M LAB AT EUREKII
Friday, February 25 | 2 PM – 4 PM
Eurekii Learning

Snapology is partnering with Eurekii to offer the best S.T.E.A.M Lab experience to homeschoolers. Children will have one hour of Amusement Park Engineering activities with Snapology and one hour of Math Puzzles & Games with Eurekii. MORE

FLORAL EMBROIDERY ON FELT (AGES 14+)
Friday, February 25 | 6 PM – 8 PM
Manor Mill

In this workshop, learn how to make a variety of stitches on felt to create a stunning floral brooch. The workshop will focus on stitch quality and consistency, composition and balance. This is suitable for any level. Supplies provided. MORE

HIP HOP CLASSES FOR KIDS
Friday, February 25 | 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Dance & Artistic Expressions Studio

Join Dance & Artistic Expressions Studio for brand new Hip Hop: Urban Street Dance classes every Friday with DAE Studio instructor, Brandon “Sketchbook” Hooper! Kids Hip Hop class is at 6:!5 and adults Hip Hop Class is at 7:30 PM. Single class rate is $18/class but you can register for a four-week session. Virtual and in-person instruction available. MORE

PARENTS NIGHT OUT AT CODE NINJAS (AGES 7-14)
Friday, February 25 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Code Ninjas

You deserve a night on the town. Meanwhile, your kids want to play and have fun. That’s why we offer Parent’s Night Out – a win-win evening for families. Drop off your kids at Code Ninjas, where they’ll play games, assemble puzzles, build robotics, and more! Once you’ve had a chance to unwind, swing by to pick them up (please) and hear about all the fun they’ve had! Kids will have a blast exploring the world of Minecraft through 3D printing! Pizza and snacks provided. Just a night of fun! MORE

Saturday

DIY WORKSHOP: ST. PATRICK’S GNOMES (ALL AGES; UNDER 12 WITH ADULT)
Saturday, February 26 | Times Vary
The Green Door

Join The Green Door in their DIY Workshop Studio to make St. Patrick’s Day themed gnomes! They are holding 5 classes to make these cuties so be sure to select the correct class date and time when you register. These little guys/ gals are great fun to design and are the perfect addition in the home and this is a great workshop for all ages! No gnome is alike so we will have a ton of different St. Patrick’s theme supplies and accessories to choose from to create the look you want! MORE

SWEET SCIENCE AT EUREKI!
Saturday, February 26 | 10 AM – 11 AM
Eureki Learning

Students will explore solubility, density, and many more chemistry concepts in this fun candy lab! Did you know that you can learn a lot about science through candy? Enjoy some sweet treats and explore solubility, mass, density and more! Science never tasted so sweet! MORE

PHOENIX FESTIVAL THEATER: TARZAN AUDITIONS
Saturday, February 26 | 10 AM – 1 PM
Harford County Community College

Phoenix Festival Theater is thrilled to announce auditions for Disney’s Tarzan! For auditions, please prepare 32 bars of a song from the show. If you are singing something that is not from the show, please bring an instrumental track with you. Be prepared to learn 4 8-counts of dance if the role you are auditioning for requires it. Actors may be asked to read a portion of the script. Rehearsals will begin the week of March 7. MORE

HOWARD COUNTY 2022 CHILD CARE FAIR
Saturday, February 26 | 10 AM – 2 PM
North Laurel Community Center

The 2022 Howard County Child Care Fair will provide parents, guardians, grandparents and child care personnel with “one stop shopping” for child care, preschool, school-age and summer programs, as well as the opportunity for personal contact with teachers and program directors. MORE

WELLNESS SATURDAYS AT PORT DISCOVERY
Saturday, February 26 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Join Port Discovery on Saturdays in February for programs, activities, and information to help children and families explore healthy habits! Get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot on-site thanks to Mobile Vaccine Clinics in collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department and Johns Hopkins Medicine. After receiving your vaccine, get free admission to Port Discovery for the day! Explore dance, movement and mindfulness for children with Maria Broom. Discuss health and wellness concerns with a Johns Hopkins Medicine pediatrician. Check the schedule for details on what activities will be available on the date of your visit. MORE

CLAY EXPLORATION FOR KIDS (AGES 4-7)
Saturday, February 26 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Chesapeake Arts Center

This class is the perfect introduction to clay! Kids will enjoy exploring the medium and creating unique pieces using air-dry clay each week. MORE

TRACKS, SCAT AND MUD (AGES 5+)
Saturday, February 26 | 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Bosely Conservancy

Bring fresh eyes and old shoes to search the trails of Bosely Conservancy for signs of wildlife. Create a track mold to take home. Participants meet at Bosely Conservancy. Registration required. Under 13 with adult. MORE

CARD PRINTING WORKSHOP (AGES 10+)
Saturday, February 26 | 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Baltimore Museum of Industry

Learn the art of rubber stamp making from local artist (and BMI educator) Jesse Lentz. Carve your own rubber stamp and walk away with 10 “perfect prints” on cardstock. Suitable for ages 10+. Registration includes all materials and museum admission (open 9 AM-3 PM). MORE

FAMILY FUN AT THE BEL AIR ARMORY: PAM THE KINDERSINGER
Saturday, February 26 | 11 AM
Bel Air Armory

Join the Town of Bel Air for a FREE Family event at the Bel Air Armory! Each date features a different performance. Doors open at 10:30am; show 11am-Noon. This series is made possible through the Bel Air Arts and Entertainment District with a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. Advance reservations required. A ticket is required for all guests for each date/show you wish to attend. If you reserve a ticket and can no longer attend, please cancel your reservation so someone else may take advantage of this free event! MORE

SNAPOLOGY’S STEAM LAB – BUILD & PLAY
Saturday, February 26 | 11 AM – 1 PM
Snapology

Get ready for FUN at Snapology’s Saturday Build & Play session! These are drop-off sessions for ages 5+, where kids will partake in creative building fun with STEM materials at Snapology. This is “unstructured” building time where the kids will build and explore on their own at their workstation, while socially distanced from friends. Enjoy LEGO® Bricks, Magnatiles, Zoobs, Hero Factory etc. Snapology teachers will supervise the kids while you enjoy a 2 hour break on the weekend! MORE

DISCOVERY STAGE SERIES | DIANE MACKLIN: COSMIC CONNECTIONS
Saturday, February 26 | 11:30 PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

A family friendly, interactive program shining with folktales that highlight our relationship with the sky and one another. Each story is bursting with peace, friendship, and wisdom. MORE

KIDS PAINTING WORKSHOP: CHINESE NEW YEAR (AGES 6-12)
Saturday, February 26 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Chesapeake Arts Center

Enjoy Chesapeake Arts Center’s new weekly painting class for kids! Students will be guided in fun, themed painting project on paper or canvas. All supplies included and students will bring home their finished work each week. This week we will be celebrating the Chinese New Year and painting dragons. MORE

SLIME WORKSHOP (AGES 9-12)
Saturday, February 26 | 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
ArtFarm Annapolis

Prime Time Slime Time! This 2 hour workshop provides 3 different slime experiments with 3 jars to take home! MORE

FIDGET SPINNER WORKSHOP (AGES 5-12)
Saturday, February 26 | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Snapology

Fidget Spinners are both fun and mesmerizing, which explains why they’ve become a must-have item for kids! Snapology’s Fidget Spinner Workshop will teach your child how to make his or her own version of this popular toy and how to best use it in their day-to-day lives. Children will make a LEGO Fidget Spinner to take home. MORE

VIRTUAL | CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH: BLACK HISTORY LIVE WITH CULTURE QUEEN
Saturday, February 26 | 2 PM – 3 PM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

A performance for your royal children that uses original and interactive music, movement and storytelling to teach them to celebrate their history and love themselves. With a spoonful of magic and ancient wisdom, the queen’s soulful alto voice dances across a fusion of festive calypso, afrobeat, jazz and hip-hop rhythms that celebrate the kings and queens of African American history. During her engaging performance, Culture Queen wows the audience with her magnetic personality and creative approach to cultural education by inviting them to celebrate all the things that make them who they are. MORE

VIRTUAL | BUILDING BLOCK PARTY
Saturday, February 26 | 3 PM – 4 PM
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Imagine, plan, and make along with other budding engineers in this virtual program for ages 4 and up. Use your own LEGOⓇ bricks to construct a unique creation or take on an optional challenge. The program will conclude with an opportunity to share your work. MORE

KIDS LATIN DANCE CLASSES!
Saturday, February 26 | 3 PM – 4 PM
Dance & Artistic Expressions Studio

Check out Dance & Artistic Expressions Studio’s fun and new Kids Latin Dance Class with Baltimore Salsa Dance Company! Kids will learn Salsa, Bachata, Merengue & Cha Cha! Saturdays from 3 PM – 4 PM. Classes are $18/class for drop-in or you can register for a month or 12-week session. In-Person or Virtual Class options available! MORE

FAMILY FAIR TO BENEFIT GIGI’S PLAYHOUSE OF ANNAPOLIS
Saturday, February 26 | 4 PM – 7 PM
Severna Park Community Center

Come and enjoy the sights, sounds, and shopping at our carnival-themed fair! Vendors, crafters, artisans, food, games, music, raffles, and more! FREE admission! MORE

Sunday

EXPLORE WINTER THROUGH YOUR SENSES (AGES 4+)
Sunday, February 27 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

We will take an easy stroll through the park to look, listen, smell, feel and taste the signs of winter and the start of spring. Test your senses. How many winter experiences can you find on our winter scavenger hunt check list? Adults and children 4+. $5 per person ($3 for ORNCC Members). Register in advance. MORE

THE B&O’S BIG BIRTHDAY BASH!
Sunday, February 27 | 10 AM – 3 PM
The B&O Railroad Museum

It’s the 195th birthday of the B&O Railroad, and you’re invited to the party! Join them for family-friendly festivities all day long as we celebrate the legacy of the B&O and the wonder of American railroading. You’ll enjoy birthday balloon drop, in which you have the chance to win special prizes including Day Out With Thomas tickets, Museum passes, and more! Once the balloons have dropped, you’ll receive refreshments and a goodie bag to take home and have the opportunity on-site at the Museum to purchase your tickets for this year’s Day Out With Thomas. Included with Admission. B&O Members FREE. MORE

MICKEY AND MINNIE KIDS BRUNCH AT DAS!
Sunday, February 27 | 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Das Bierhalle

Head to Das Bierhalle on February 27 at 10:30am for a Mickey & Minnie invasion and special kids Brunch! Little ones can enjoy brunch, meet and greet, and get pics with their favorite mice, while parents can enjoy their FIRST .5 Liter Mimosa or Bloody Mary for $1. MORE

YOUNG ADVENTURERS LEAGUE D&D (AGES 10+)
Sunday, February 27 | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Alternate Worlds

​​​Join the young adventurers at Alternate Worlds and slay dragons or make them your pets! 2-3 hours of dice rolling and storytelling fun for youth ages 10+. Cost is $5/per person per session. MORE

TRICKY TRACKING (AGES 5+)
Sunday, February 27 | 1 PM – 2 PM
Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Animals leave tracks and signs, giving clues as to their activity. In this program, you’ll become nature detectives to learn how to identify these signs! This is a free program for ages 5 and up. Pre-register online. FREE! MORE

ANTIFREEZE IN THE NATURAL WORLD (ALL AGES)
Sunday, February 27 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Where do Turtles go in the cold winter months? Join a Naturalist to discover what turtles, frogs and toads do to survive. $2 members /$4 non-members. Both adults and children need to register for the event. MORE

SUNDAY CRAFTERNOON AT BETTER WORLD IMAGINARIUM (ALL AGES)
Sunday, February 27 | 1 PM – 4 PM
Better World Imaginarium

Join Better World Imaginarium EVERY Sunday for a FREE family-friendly art project. Drop in anytime between 1-4 PM. No registration is required. Modified activities for all ages. MORE

MONTHLY FAMILY WALK: EVERGREENS AND OTHER TREES IN WINTER
Sunday, February 27 | 2 PM – 3:30 PM
Cylburn Arboretum

Join Cylburn Arboretum for their Monthly Family Walk on February 27 at 2pm. On this wintry walk, you will hike the grounds in search of winter foliage and learn about the ecology of evergreens. They will end their time collecting sticks to create stick art and stick mazes! Walk content will be geared towards children ages 5-10 and we will be out for approximately 1.5 hours. Our Director of Education, Erika Castillo, will be your guide. Walks are free to members. There is a $5 per child suggested donation to Cylburn Arboretum Friends (an accompanying adult is free) if you are not a member. MORE

MARZIPAN PAINTING (AGES 12+)
Sunday, February 27 | 2 PM – 4 PM
Manor Mill

Participants will learn how to model and paint 6-8 beautiful and completely edible marzipan fruits. Great for cake decorating, gift giving, or just treating yourself! Register in advance. MORE