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Sarah's Family Friendly Event Picks

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April

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12-14

​Irish Trad Fest. 
A weekend of workshops in Irish traditional music, dance and song, along with a Ceili, sessions and an Irish Music Masters' concert! Some of the world's finest traditional Irish musicians will gather in Baltimore to teach workshops, perform and lead sessions. Highlights include an all-star concert on Saturday evening at the Creative Alliance, workshops on Saturday and Sunday, and sessions all weekend long. Cost for activities and concerts, and locations vary. See link for details. https://www.baltimoreirisharts.com/



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Shake Out Your Sillies. Shake out your sillies with song, nursery rhymes, puppet shows, instruments, and, of course, a dance party! Each class begins with a breathing exercise before transitioning into music and movement activities. Taught by Eliza Adams, a Maryland preschool teacher and musician, this class is designed for children 5 and under. Caretakers are welcome to join or watch! $15 per class, $12 Members, $55 5-Class Flex Pass. 10AM-11AM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/shake-out-your-sillies-spring-2024/2024-04-13/


Leafing the World Better. ​STEAM learning with Camp Puh’tok! How do you tell one tree from another? Together we will learn how to identify native species that you can find in your backyard or local park! Participants will then learn some sewing skills and create a felt pin of their favorite native leaf! $22 Child w/Adult, $20 members. 10AM-11:30AM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/leafing-the-world-better/


Marshy Point Spring Festival. The Spring Festival celebrates the change of season and the return of warm weather. Enjoy family friendly activities for all ages including live music, animal talks, crafts, canoe rides, wood carvers, and more. Join the Chesapeake Mermaid as she brings her enchanting show to Marshy Point Spring Festival, captivating audiences with tales from the bay and introducing them to her fascinating wildlife companions. Individual cost for some activities, payable in cash. FREE admission and parking. 10AM-4PM. 7130 Marshy Point Rd., Middle River. https://www.marshypoint.org/


Bel Air Kite Festival. Family fun for kids of all ages! Free kites while supplies last, plus great music and affordable food. Rain date April 14th. FREE. 10AM-4PM. Rockfield Park, 501 E Churchville Rd., Bel Air. https://belairmd.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=6405



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Bring Back Sunday Dinner: More Soup for You! Join Y.M.U. Yummy U! in partnership with the Creative Alliance for an afternoon of food, fellowship and community dining. In each session, Doc. J will lead cooking demonstrations showcasing a featured ingredient or theme and collaborate with participants to create a full community meal. This session features authentic Louisiana Gumbo & “Not Chicken But Chicken Tortilla Soup” (vegetarian). Specialty appetizers, small bites, and mocktails will be served. Allergy Alert: Seafood will be present. Learn, cook, and break bread together in this cooking experience that brings back Sunday dinners! $50 Standard, $45 Members; $130 Register for all three sessions. 2:30PM-4:30PM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/sunday-dinner-more-soup-for-you/



19-21


Party for the Planet. Celebrate Earth Day and spring into action to protect wildlife and wild places. Join the Zoo for keeper chats, educational activities, and more! Along the way, complete the Operation: Conservation activity carrying out missions to protect the planet. Work your way through the Zoo with activities and fun to become a planet protection agent! Visitors who complete the challenge will be entered to win a special prize. FREE with zoo admission. 10AM-2PM each day. The Maryland Zoo, 1 Safari Pl., Baltimore. https://www.marylandzoo.org/event_series/earth-day/party-for-the-planet/



20-21

​Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival. 
A fun-filled tradition since 2010, the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival highlights artisans and craftspeople who come from near and far to exhibit and sell coastal and sea glass related jewelry, home décor, art, and more.  The popular celebration of all things sea glass will be held on CBMM’s waterfront campus and offers fun for the whole family with fantastic shopping, great food and drinks, live music on two stages, and more. $22 General Admission; $19 Seniors (65+) and College Student (17+); $18 Retired Military; $10 Active Military; $9 Children; FREE for Children under 5. 10AM-5PM Saturday; 10AM-4PM Sunday. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N Talbot St., St. Michaels. https://cbmm.org/event/eastern-shore-sea-glass-coastal-arts-festival-2/


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Mr. Trash Wheel’s 10th Anniversary: A Night at the Trashseum. An evening of art, artifacts, and trashion! Celebrate 10 years of Mr. Trash Wheel with Waterfront Partnership at a one-of-a-kind, not to be missed event!  This family-friendly event will celebrate Earth Day and Mr. Trash Wheel’s birthday with an evening of art, artifacts and trashion with activities including entry to the Trashseum, a living litter sculpture garden by Fluid Movement, a DIY "trashion” crafting station, and more! Mr. Trash Wheel's Trashseum will feature a never-before-seen collection of special artifacts from the past decade including an interactive model of the Mr. Trash Wheel prototype, litteral garbage collected by Mr. Trash Wheel, and celebrations of Mr. Trash Wheel accolades. Attendees will also receive a Mr. Trash Wheel's "Wheely Tired/Wheely Wired" coffee mug. Guests will have the option to purchase food from food trucks, and a delicious Mr. Trash Wheel dessert will be provided. For adults aged 21 and over, two drink tickets for beer and wine will also be provided. $40 Early Bird Ticket (through April 1); $10 Children 12 or under. 6PM -9PM. The Public Works Experience, 751 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://www.classy.org/event/mr-trash-wheel's-10th-anniversary-a-night-at-the-trashseum/e567775



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Teddy Bear Pajama Party. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? Brown Bear sees children and their families stomping on catapults to pack a teddy bear picnic, helping little lost bears find their way home in an eco-sensory exploration, gazing up at the stars in the planetarium, playing through the Maryland Science Center’s exhibit halls, and searching high and low for Brown Bear’s friends—Red Bird, Green Frog, Blue Horse and more! A light snack will be provided; you are welcomed to bring additional food and snacks which can be consumed in the café. This event is designed for children ages 8 and under, and their families. Older siblings are welcome to join in on the fun! All children must have a paid adult in their party. $35. 5:30PM-8:30PM. The Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore. https://www.mdsci.org/event/teddy-bear-pajama-party/



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Bring Back Sunday Dinners: Great Greens! ​Join Y.M.U. Yummy U! in partnership with the Creative Alliance for an afternoon of food, fellowship and community dining. In each session, Doc. J will lead cooking demonstrations showcasing a featured ingredient or theme and collaborate with participants to create a full community meal. This Sunday dinner will feature vitamin packed greens: Kale, Collards, Cabbage, Chard. Specialty appetizers, small bites, and mocktails will be served. Learn, cook, and break bread together in this cooking experience that brings back Sunday dinners! $50 Standard, $45 Members; $130 Register for all three sessions. 2:30PM-4:30PM. Creative Alliance Creativity Center, 3137 Eastern Ave., Baltimore. https://creativealliance.org/event/bring-back-sunday-dinner-great-greens/