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Italian Happy Hour. Nobody enjoys eating as much as the Italians! They always start meals with small bites of great food and good bread. Schola creates the great Sicilian spread for this class - Eggplant Caponata and then fry cheese stuffed Arancini, roast garlic and purée to spread on fresh baked Focaccia Bread, roll Polpetini (Mini Meatballs) and braise them in a rustic Tomato sauce and smoked albacore tuna to mix with olive oil, lemon & herbs. $59. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. ​

​Writers LIVE! Amelia Pang, in conversation with Alec MacGillis. Presented in partnership with the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Amelia Pang will be in conversation with Alec MacGillis about her new book, Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods. Presented via Zoom. FREE. 7PM-8PM.


Date Night - Steak House. This class explores one of America's most loved cuisine - Meat & Potatoes! Steak houses dominate the American restaurant scene with their classic menus and fancy interiors. You'll tackle the classics - the Wedge Salad with Candied Bacon and Blue Cheese Dressing, Flintstone-esque Roasted Ribeyes, Lobster Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Creamed Spinach and the Double Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream and Hot Fudge to finish the night. $79.99. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. ​


​Chocolate, Brew & Wine Tour. The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is hosting its 5th Annual “Chocolate, Brew & Wine Tour." If you’re a beer or wine enthusiast, a lover of chocolate and sweets, and you have a desire to safely support local small business owners, then this event is for you! The 2021 Chocolate, Brew & Wine Tour will be a modified COVID-19 compliant version of what you’ve come to know and love, as Harford County is following all CDC recommendations for socially distancing and wearing a mask. This year’s Tour will be extended from one day to eight – stretching from Saturday, March 6th to Saturday, March 13th! Tour-goers can spread out their visits across all 8 days to help ensure that crowd sizes stay small. Pick up a Tour Swag Bag that will contain some wrapped sweets for the tour at the Bel Air Armory leading up to the event. You will still receive drink tickets to redeem at the pubs and restaurants, with the featured beer or wine printed on each ticket, and a ticket for any sweets that aren’t included in your Tour Swag Bag, and you can redeem those from the location itself. For the first time you’ll have the chance to win raffle prizes for gift cards to restaurants, barber shops, and boutiques. You might even win BIG and score VIP tickets to the MD State BBQ Bash! Remember, you must be seated to be served and party sizes are limited to 6 people. $55. 11AM-10PM each day. Bel Air Armory, 37 North Main St., Bel Air.


Under Armour Kelly Benefits St. Patrick's Day Shamrock 5K - *VIRTUAL*. This virtual race format allows you to complete your race on your schedule! The race will “start” at 12:01 AM on Saturday, March 6th and “end'“ on Sunday, March 14th at 11:59 PM. Race organizers will get you pumped up to run during the week of packet pickups and keep the energy going through the race. Awards given to the top three men and women in the open division, as well as the first man and the first woman in the masters division (40 and over). More information on how the virtual race will work can be found at the link provided. $35 until 2/28; $40 after 2/28.


​Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song. ​Seth Kibel uses video clips and recordings to trace Ella Fitzgerald’s rise from teen star to jazz royalty with her legendary “Songbook” recordings. Sponsored by the Friends of the Perry Hall Library. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start. FREE. 2PM-3:30PM.!/188754


The Art of Making Pizza. Pizza, probably one of the most enjoyed foods in this country, is fun and easy to make from scratch at home. You'll learn to make both a thin crust and deep-dish pizza crust, craft sauces and prepare toppings for this ubiquitous food. You'll then spend the rest of the class making your own pizzas and eating them! $59. 12PM-2:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. ​


​Heroines, Villains and Everything in Between: Maryland Women Who Changed the World. Join Enoch Pratt Free Library to celebrate Women's history month by spotlighting Maryland women who changed the world, for better or worse. Learn about women whose lives and legacies fundamentally altered their world. Some were good, some were bad and some were... complicated, but all helped create the modern world as we know it. Presented via Zoom. FREE. 6PM-7:30PM.


​Tuesday Tunes: The Sholbertshires featuring Amy Shook. Four of the mid-Atlantic’s favorite voices in jazz have joined forces to celebrate the music of the Great American Songbook, and in their unique, joyous way pay tribute to the swingin' ensemble sound of the Oscar Peterson Trio featuring Stan Getz. The quartet is composed of Amy Shook (acoustic bass), Joe Holt (piano), Scott Silbert (tenor saxophone) & Steve Abshire (guitar). Concert presented via Zoom. FREE. 2PM.

CityLit Festival presents Terrance Hayes. CityLit Project joins the Enoch Pratt Free Library in presenting the CityLit Festival - Reimagined: a virtual celebration of the literary arts. This year’s Festival is a month-long engagement with premier poets and writers with special events each week and a daylong event on March 20, 2021. Terrance Hayes is the award winning author of six poetry collections. Presented by Zoom. FREE. 7PM.


​Ready, Set Photography. Learn tips and tricks for engaging and interesting photos. You too can make your photos capture your moments. Presented via Zoom. FREE. 12PM.

​Virtual Yoga for Everyone with Civonnia. ​Join BYFree instructor, Civonnia, for deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching—these mixed level classes are open to those brand new to yoga. Wear comfortable clothes that allow a full range of motion and don't forget your yoga mat. Presented via Zoom. FREE. 5:30PM-6:30PM.


Down South Happy Hour. Nobody does comfort food better than our neighbors to the south. Head to Schola and enjoy what defines southern hospitality…great food! In this class you’ll make the traditional Pimento Dip along with Country Ham on Cheddar Biscuits. You’ll pickle some shrimp and break out the fryers for Fried Bread & Butter Pickles with Buttermilk Aioli and Catfish Bites. $59. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. ​

Writers LIVE! Terry McMillan, It’s Not All Downhill From Here. Terry McMillan will be in conversation with Victoria Kennedy about her book, It's Not All Downhill from Here. Presented via Zoom. FREE. 7PM-8PM.


​Virtual Community Talent Show. Do you have a talent that you would like to share? A story or thing that you want to show and tell? If so, come to the Hampden Community Talent Show! They will be host a space where participants can connect as a community and get to show each other a piece of themselves, If interested in presenting or attending, please fill out the form provided in the link. FREE. 5:30PM-6:30PM.


​Poetry Online Discussion of Rita Dove. Join Enoch Pratt Free Library for a discussion of the poetry of Rita Dove, who served as United States Poet Laureate from 1993 to 1995 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Thomas and Beulah. Presented via Zoom. FREE. 11AM-12:30PM.

​Ask a Master Gardener: Bringing Your Garden Back from Winter Hibernation. This session will be about what you can and should be doing to get your garden space ready for the upcoming growing season. You will be given tips, tricks, and research-based knowledge to get you and your garden on its feet and ready to grow. This session will be very interactive and informative at the same time. Presented via Zoom and also broadcast on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page. FREE. 12PM-1PM.

​Chinese Take-Out. Who doesn’t love having Chinese food delivered while you’re curled up on the couch watching your favorite TV shows? In this cooking class you’ll recreate all the classics with a little twist; Duck Confit Egg Rolls & Duck Sauce, Braised Beef Dumplings & Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce, Shrimp Toast, Lobster Fried Rice, Pork Lo Mein and General Tso’s Chicken Wings. $79.99. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore.    


​The Fine Art of Gratitude ​​​​​​​Workshop (Virtual). This workshop is designed to help you hold in your mind and heart a person you love and for whom you are grateful, and to let your relationship with them and your memories of them guide you into making a beautiful small art piece — a keepsake — for them to have. It is also designed to help you to relax into your creative self, to focus in on beauty or humor or joy; on memory, and relationships that sustain you — a powerful antidote for stress and anxiety. This experience combines art and ritual, as participants are guided through a series of activities to choose and share people in our lives for whom they’re grateful. Participants will honor and celebrate them by creating keepsakes for them:  adorning messages of hope and appreciation, making collages or communiques in the form of letters or small booklets or other creations that speak to their importance in your life, and are meant to be snail mailed to them. Sumptuous papers, colors, pens and other fun supplies will be provided in an art kit and can be combined with participants’ special photos, quotes, memories, etc. Registration required; you will receive information regarding the provided art kit and the link for participation upon registration. FREE. 2PM. Email to register.


B'More Healthy Expo. It’s the 12th Annual B’More Healthy Expo, this year presented virtually! This year's theme is “B’More Healthy…One and All Together!” The B’More Healthy Expo offers something for every age and every interest and engages, entertains, educates and empowers families to take actions and make choices to be more healthy. Best of all, The B’More Healthy Expo will connect you with community resources to help you reach your health and wellness goals! The B’More Healthy Expo features: Financial Fitness, Healthy Homes and Healthy Neighborhoods, Health and Wellness Careers, Sports and Coaching Corner, Hands–only CPR Training. See link for schedule of webinars and virtual events. FREE.


​Tuesday Tunes: Peabody @ the Library. An informal classical music performance for all ages presented by student musicians from Peabody Conservatory. Presented via Zoom. FREE. 2PM.

The Art of Making Doughnuts & Waffles. Warm doughnuts may possibly be the most irresistible food in the world! Doughnut lovers fall into two camps - cake doughnuts versus yeast doughnuts. In this class you will look at these two doughs making some of the classic versions of each from Italian Struffoli and Bomboloni to the ubiquitous glazed doughnut made popular by the Krispy Kreme franchise. Participates will also have some fun making savory and sweet waffles on the waffle iron. You can be sure Southern favorite Waffles and Fried Chicken will be on the menu! $59. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore.


​Virtual Yoga for Everyone with Civonnia. Join BYFree instructor, Civonnia, for deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching—these mixed level classes are open to those brand new to yoga. Wear comfortable clothes that allow a full range of motion and don't forget your yoga mat. Presented via Zoom. FREE. 5:30PM-6:30PM.

The Cuisine of Ireland for St. Paddy's Day. Kevin Dundon, Ireland's newest celebrity chef is redefining Irish cooking by modernizing all the classics. What better way than the celebration of Ireland's patron saint, Patrick to explore this emerging cuisine. The class will start with some smoked Salmon on Irish Brown Bread with Scallion and Chive Farmhouse Cheese Spread. Then make the famous Potato Boxtys stuffed with Creamed Bacon and Garlic & Herb Stuffed Mussels. For the entrée you'll craft Guinness Braised Beef Short Ribs with Carrot and Parsnip Puree and Crispy Cabbage. And to finish the meal you'll stuff Irish Pancakes with Apples and Nutella and make Brown Bread Ice Cream. $79.99​. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore.


​The Whimsical Cuisine of David Chang. David Chang opened his first restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar in 2004 in the New York City’s East Village. Since then, the Momofuku Restaurant Group has gone on to open many other great spots around the world including Momofuku Ko, Má Pêche and Milk Bar. He hosts the first, and possibly best, season of PBS Television’s Mind of a Chef and shows up on Top Chef as a guest judge often. In this Schola class, you will recreate some of his signature dishes – the Momofuku Pork Buns, Cured Himachi with Edamame Purée, Chawan Mushi with Shrimp & Mushrooms, The Chicken & Egg Rice Bowl and Spent Milk Ice Cream with Chocolate Brownie. $79.99. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore.

​An Evening of Music with Caleb Stine. Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library and AARP Maryland for an evening of music with Caleb Stine. Flying just below mainstream radar, Stine keeps the music honest– hardworking, genuine, and unafraid to tell it like it is. To date, Stine has released over ten albums, scored music for films, acted Off-Broadway, and played guitar with Vieux Farka Toure. His original songs and story telling will leave you with a smile and something to think about. Presented via Zoom. FREE. 7PM-8PM.


CityLit Festival - Reimagined: A Virtual Celebration of the Literary Arts. Join CityLit Project and the Enoch Pratt Free Library for a day of celebrating local and national literature. Full schedule to be announced. See link for scheduled events through out the day and links. FREE. 10AM-5:30PM.

​Butchering Basics. ​Butchering has become a lost art. With the advent of large grocery stores selling precut meats the need for a local butcher has become practically obsolete. As we start to get closer to where our food comes from, learning to butcher different cuts starts to give us freedom to prepare things in the kitchen we just couldn’t before. Join Jerry as he takes you though understanding the different cuts on a few different animals and then butchering a whole chicken, bone-in pork loins and beef ribeye, a whole beef tenderloin and two ways to bone a leg of lamb. He’ll also teach you the butcher’s knot for trussing meats. Students will get to butcher their own chicken, fabricate a double cut pork chop and ‘French’ a lamb rack to take home. $89. 12PM-3PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. 

Date Night 'Classic French'. If you have a love for classic French cooking, then this is the perfect class to spend an evening with your favorite Sous Chef creating France’s great dishes. You’ll make the classic Gougeres as a quick snack while you create the following three courses: Bouillabaisse, Baguette, Rouille; Beef Wellington,Asparagus with Hollandaise, Parsley Potatoes; and Dark Chocolate Tart, Candied Hazelnut, Crème Anglaise, Chantilly Cream. $79.99. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore.

Akua Allrich & The Tribe: A Beautiful Disruption (Virtual). Songs of freedom, love and inspiration of the genius women who have shaped music, including Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Roberta Flack, Abbey Lincoln, Alice Coltrane along with her own originals. Akua Allrich is vocalist beyond measure. A musical treasure with a massive stage personality and vocal style that is fluid and ever evolving, her musical roots run deep into blues, soul, and rhythm and blues, with a clear grounding in jazz and pan-African music. Along with her group, The Tribe, she has received accolades for her annual events honoring the defining female voices of Black music. This performance will be live streamed in incredible high definition with a four camera system. $12, $10 members, $20 supporter. 8PM.


​Pig, Pickles, Smoke & Whiskey. Join Chef Jerry Pellegrino as he explores some of his most favorite culinary delights. This class will be part butchering, part sausage making, part BBQ and part pickling & canning. You'll butcher a bone-in pork rack from which you’ll make smoked pork chops, spicy sausage and cure some bacon. There will also be some pork ribs to roast. Chef Jerry will show the class the proper techniques for pickling and canning everything from traditional bread & butter pickles to some not-so traditional pickles such as apples in mustard and mint.  All you need to do is bring the whiskey. $79.99. 12PM-2:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore.

​River City Pub's St. Patrick's Cocktail Class. ​Learn how to make a Vanilla Irish Old Fashioned while enjoying classic Irish fare including Shepherd's Pie, Corned Beef and Cabbage and an Irish themed dessert. Package includes ingredients to make two drinks. Couples tickets get four drinks. Space is very limited; pick your time slot soon! $40/individual or $75/couple. 2PM, 4PM or 6PM. River City Public House, 209 North Washington St., Havre de Grace.

​The New Brigade Celtic Rock Concert. ​Welcome back one of the hottest fiddle-playing, foot-stomping, crowd-rocking Irish bands in the area - The New Brigade! Food and bar specials by Laurrapin Caters. A portion of proceeds benefit Luna's House Animal Rescue & Education Center. Covid protocols in place - masks are mandatory and space is limited. $10. 5PM-10:30PM. The State Theater of Havre De Grace, 325 St. John St., Havre de Grace.


​The History of Shopping Through the Sears Catalog. Take a trip down memory lane and explore the library’s retrospective collection of Sears catalogs. Beginning with issues from the 1930s, view how clothing, furniture, appliances, toys (and the value of the dollar) have changed through the decades. Observe historical trends in marketing and other aspects of business innovation, and gain an appreciation for these artifacts that function as fascinating mirrors of our times. Register for the event by calling 410-662-4363. FREE. 2PM-3PM.

​The Art of Making Bacon and Sausage. It is hard to deny that bacon has become ubiquitous in the culinary world, and for good reason. Sausage, something every culture has its own version of, stemmed from the desire to use even the most difficult of cuts from the animal. Join Schola as this class explores these two culinary treasures. The class will learn about the proper tools and ingredients for making a variety of fresh sausages such sweet Italian, chorizo, maple sage breakfast patties and the spicy lamb sausage Merguez. You'll then talk about the curing of meats and the process of making bacon, and finish by sampling all of these amazing creations. $59.99. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore.


​Tuesday Tunes: Emily Rose Trio. The Emily Rose Trio is a group of jazz musicians from the greater Baltimore area. Emily Mahoney began her singing career as a classically trained soprano, but now sings all genres at her day job as a board-certified music therapist. Alexander Abdoulaev is a pianist, conductor, researcher, bandleader and currently a professor of music history at the University of Delaware.  Craig Gildner is a DC jazz guitarist who has one foot in the past and one foot in the future, paying tribute to the past masters while forging a new path and finding modern influences in classical, pop and jazz to create his own style on 7 string guitar. Presented via Zoom and broadcast on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page. FREE. 2PM.

​Japanese Izakaya. Izakaya, or Japanese ‘pub’ is a unique cornerstone of Japanese culture. These pubs serve both traditional and innovative small plates, remarkably like the Spanish tapas bar. This cooking class will explore this delicious and nutritious way to eat. Participants will make crayfish miso soup, spinach in black sesame dressing, sweet ginger meatballs, prawn fritters with shiso and salted plum and triple fried chicken. Add in a bowl of warm rice and then you can relax and enjoy these unique flavor combinations. $79.99. 6PM-9PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore.


Virtual Yoga for Everyone with Civonnia. Join BYFree instructor, Civonnia, for deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching—these mixed level classes are open to those brand new to yoga. Wear comfortable clothes that allow a full range of motion and don't forget your yoga mat. Presented via Zoom. FREE. 5:30PM-6:30PM. ​

​The Joy of Grief: Finding Life in Death. Two teachers guide participants through the processing of grief with the lamp of creative writing. Using poetry, fiction, and memoir prompts and guided meditation, the teachers will help students navigate the swamp of sorrow and travel on to nurturing healing. Both teachers battle grief from the loss of loved ones but are not social workers or ministers. Presented via Zoom. Registration required. FREE. 6PM-7:30PM.


​Maryland Day Trivia Night. Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library for a virtual night of fun, friends and Maryland themed trivia. Play with a team or test your knowledge alone. Win some bookish prizes and find out once and for all, What Do You Know About Maryland? Registration required; email Deadline to register is March 19. FREE. 7PM.


Brunch 'Southern-Style'. As the weather starts to get colder our food cravings turn towards warmth and comfort foods and nobody knows how to do comfort better than the great cooks of the south! In this class, you will bake cheddar biscuits with sausage gravy, poach eggs over cast iron skillets of fried potatoes, bacon and onions and make cheesy grits with garlic roasted tomatoes and onions. You’ll finish with Dutch Babies with apple bourbon raisin compote. $59. 11:30AM-1:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore. ​

​A Virtual Reading of SQUEAKY by Jeff Cohen. Drama Desk Award winner Jeff Cohen (The Soap Myth, The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller) has penned an audacious autobiographical comedy about his eccentric dad, Stan “Squeaky” Cohen. Set in such Baltimore locales as Mondawmin Mall, Attman's Kibbitz Room and Lexington Market, SQUEAKY is about wrestling with end-of-life issues while maintaining your sense of humor. SQUEAKY is a sequel to Cohen's play Men Of Clay which the City Paper selected as Baltimore's Best New Play in 2004. FREE. 7:30PM.


​Tuesday Tunes: Sac au Lait. Sac au Lait has been playing melodies from a bygone era in the Baltimore/DC area for over 15 years.  The music it plays can be classified as New Orleans or Traditional Jazz.  The band mixes vocal and instrumental tunes to get people happy and dancing! Presented via Zoom and broadcast on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page. FREE. 2PM.


Virtual Yoga for Everyone with Civonnia. Join BYFree instructor, Civonnia, for deep breathing, relaxation, basic yoga poses and stretching—these mixed level classes are open to those brand new to yoga. Wear comfortable clothes that allow a full range of motion and don't forget your yoga mat. Presented via Zoom. FREE. 5:30PM-6:30PM.

The Joy of Grief: Finding Life in Death. Two teachers guide participants through the processing of grief with the lamp of creative writing. Using poetry, fiction, and memoir prompts and guided meditation, the teachers will help students navigate the swamp of sorrow and travel on to nurturing healing. Both teachers battle grief from the loss of loved ones but are not social workers or ministers. Presented via Zoom. Registration required. FREE. 6PM-7:30PM.

​The Art of Making Pasta I. Making fresh pasta used to be commonplace but with the advent of easy to cook, dried pasta, fresh pasta has taken a back seat in the kitchen. Unfortunately, once you've tasted the fresh stuff, it is hard to go back! Join Schola as they use the pasta sheeter to create a few of the old favorites - fettuccine alfredo, pappardelle in Bolognaise and cheese raviolis in spinach pesto. $59. 6PM-8:30PM. Schola, 916 N Charles St., Baltimore.

CityLit Festival Finale: Somewhere in the Reflection curated by Nia June & APoetNamedNate. CityLit Project joins the Enoch Pratt Free Library in presenting the CityLit Festival - Reimagined: a virtual celebration of the literary arts. In this session, film and poetry collide to explore the meaning of identity by holding a mirror to the maddening yet liberating process of self-discovery. Experience some of Baltimore's most captivating filmmakers and poets as they share their stories about race, gender, childhood, love, and freedom. Featuring the works of Black Chakra, Kondwani Fidel, Sharayna Christmas & more! Presented via Zoom and broadcast on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page. FREE. 7:30PM-9PM.

Ongoing Online and Virtual Enrichment Events

Miscellaneous and Just for Fun

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Mo Willems, beloved children's author, invites you into his studio every day for his lunch doodle. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. If you post your art to social media, be sure to hashtag it with #MoLunchDoodles! New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1PM and then remain online to be streamed afterwards. Check back each weekday for new lunch doodles! FREE.

Online - Itsy Bitsy Sing Along: Animals. Sundays. ​Everyone's favorite Kids Room activity is now online! Every Sunday, the Maryland Science Center will have a new Itsy Bitsy Sing Along, just like in the Kids Room. They'll feature a couple of sing along songs with activities to go along with them. This Sunday, the theme is all about animals, so get ready to walk on the wild side! FREE. 12PM-12:30PM.

DJ Kopec Dance Parties. Beloved local DJ Kopec is putting on dance parties from his basement via Facebook Live during this pandemic. He's got theme nights and charity drives going on while he bring some much needed fun and stress relief to his fans. Check him out here:

Mitchell School of Fine Arts Classes. ​Artist-owner Trevor Twist has modified youth and adult art lessons of varying skill levels through a virtual classroom, focusing on artist expression across the likes of painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Ongoing. Times and prices vary. Via Zoom.

Museums, National Parks and Gardens

Volunteer Park Conservatory Live Stream. You can get "plant therapy" on your couch for free through their live streams. Word is these live streams happen around mid-day, but if you miss a live stream, Instagram holds onto them for 24 hours; just check out their "story." FREE.

Virtual Tour of The Waddesdon Manorm in Waddesdon, England. This Neo-Renaissance style château that has been a Rothschild family home since the late 1800s. The house, the grounds, and the majority of the collections seen throughout the home have been left to the National Trust, so that the public can visit and appreciate the home and gardens. The gardens were designed by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild with help from landscape architect Elie Lainé. The breathtakingly beautiful interiors of Waddesdon Manor can also be virtually toured using the link provided. FREE.

Virtual Tour of Claude Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France. Claude Monet's garden inspired much of his painting. Royal Academy curator Ann Dumas introduces Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny in Normandy, which is open to the public between March and November and maintained by a team of gardeners led by James Priest. FREE. Garden tour:

Virtual Tour of Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago IL. With over 50,000 members, the Chicago Botanic Garden has the highest membership of any public garden in the United States. The Garden consists of 385 acres and has a grand total of 27 gardens and four natural areas. Some of the 27 gardens include the English Walled Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the Plant Science Center. Boyce Tankersley, director of plant documentation, takes you on a tour of what's in bloom this summer. FREE.

Virtual Tour of Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Papaikou, HI. ​The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden sits on 17 acres and it includes not only its own garden, but a nature preserve as well. With waterfalls, streams, and a boardwalk situated on the Pacific coast, this virtual tour is certainly a calming one, both visually and audibly. Expect to see more than 2,000 plant species, including over 80 species of heliconias and bromeliads, not to mention coconut and mango palm trees that have been around for over a century. FREE.

​Virtual Tour of Kew Gardens, Richmond, England. Kew Gardens is part of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which also includes Wakehurst, a historic house and garden located over an hour away, in West Sussex, England. Located on 326 acres and boasting its own palace, Kew Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This virtual tour of 10 of the top ten sites in the Kew Gardens, also includes Kew Palace, the main surviving structure is known as Dutch House, which was once the residence of King George III and his family. Kew Gardens and Wakehurst have a grand total of approximately 27,000 taxa of plants, over 8 million specimens of plants and fungal herbarium, and a seed bank that contains more than 40,000 species. FREE.

Virtual Tour Five National Parks. If you want to escape to the great outdoors, you can virtually explore national parks. Google Arts & Culture teamed up with five national parks across the country to provide video tours led by rangers. From glaciers in Alaska to volcanoes in Hawaii, the tours will take you on incredible journeys. FREE.

Museum Tours from Around the World. On Google Arts & Culture, you can take a virtual tour of thousands of museums around the world. According to Fast Company, the tech giant partnered with more than 2,500 museums and galleries, some of which include the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and London's National Gallery. FREE.

Virtual Tour the Louvre. While the Louvre in France is closed, you can virtually tour their exhibits. Tours allow you to zoom in on certain pieces and descriptions for more information. FREE.

Virtual Tour Buckingham Palace. An iconic building and official residence of The Queen, Buckingham Palace has been the focus of many moments of national celebration. It is also a busy working building welcoming tens of thousands of people through its gates each year for Investitures, Garden Parties, Audiences and other events. Explore this magnificent building via a virtual tour. FREE.

Virtual Tour of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL. Vizcaya is a Mediterranean Revival-style villa with Baroque elements that was once the home of businessman James Deering. The estate consists of 43 acres. It took eight years and $15 million to build the villa, and another year to complete the Italian Renaissance-style gardens and Vizcaya Village, which consists of 11 buildings across 12 acres, including greenhouses, fields, staff quarters, a garage, barns, and workshops. Explore the grounds and buildings in this virtual tour. FREE.

Virtual Tour of The Frick Collection, New York, NY. ​This Beaux Arts-style mansion located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan was once home to Henry Clay Frick, one of the most prominent industrialists during the Gilded Age. Take a virtual tour and see Old Masters paintings, decorative arts, and European sculptures in this former residence turned art museum, which includes Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Whistler, Bellini, Vermeer, and Goya, to name a few. FREE.

​Virtual Tour Monticello, Charlottesville, VA. At just 26 years old, future President Thomas Jefferson inherited a plantation in rural Virginia. An architecture enthusiast, Jefferson himself devised a combination of Neoclassical and Palladian architecture for the estate that would come to be known as Monticello. It is now a National Historic Landmark, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your hour-long virtual tour, a Monticello guide will lead you in real-time through the first floor of Thomas Jefferson’s mountaintop home. You will get a private, unobstructed view of the house and collections and discuss important issues such as Thomas Jefferson’s role as a nation builder and Monticello as a plantation powered by the labor of enslaved African Americans. There are also "family tours" available, with information geared more toward families with children aged 5+. Both tours uses Zoom to connect visitors from across the globe. During the tour, you can ask your Monticello guide questions, which will be answered in real-time, making for an interactive and unique experience. $10. Daily: 10:30AM & 4PM Live Virtual Tours for Families; 1PM & 2:30PM Regular Live Virtual Tours.

Virtual Tour of the Vatican Museums. Instilling a sense of wonder in everyone who enters, the 15th century Sistine Chapel is most renowned for Michelangelo's ceiling frescos. You'll have them (and the rest of the place) to yourself if you visit virtually, before making your way through a whole series of Vatican Museums—not least, Raphael’s Room and the New Wing. FREE.

The National Museum of Natural History. One of the world's most visited museums, and in our own backyard, this branch of the Smithsonian is magic at keeping kids of all ages entertained and learning. If your household could use some of that right now, head on in and start exploring the fossils, ocean life, even the insect zoo. And for pure eye candy, hit the Gems and Minerals Wing, or the Butterfly Pavilion. FREE.

Volcanoes National Park. ​It may not be the best known of our national parks, but Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island is certainly one of the most unforgettable, as you'll experience on this ranger-led tour. You’ll see stunning images of the rippling black rock formations and the still-fiery lava flows that feed them. You’ll also stand inside a rainforest, go underground to tour a lava tube and take a helicopter flight over an active volcano—a vantage you’d be hard pressed to find on an actual visit. FREE.​

The British Museum. ​Home to no fewer than 8,000,000 works, this is one of the world's largest collectiosn. Even the tiniest objects hold their own on this virtual tour - you can view individual pieces, play audio to learn more, and search for related works. There's also a scrolling capability that lets you go back thousands of years. FREE.

Tour the Taj Mahal. Built by a 17th-century Mughal emperor in memory of his favorite wife, who died during childbirth, the Taj Mahal is one of the most lavish architectural tributes on earth. For perspective on how the marble exterior shade-shifts throughout the day, from early-morning pinks to dusky blues, check out this video. The persistent thrum of tour groups makes the scene that much more realistic. FREE.

Virtual Deep Dives. Immerse yourself in the deep blue sea. NOAA is willing to take you there gear and cost free: You can do a series of virtual dives through National Marine Sanctuaries, whether you want to peace out to the waters around American Samoa (don’t miss Big Momma), the Florida Keys (have a look at the Aquarius Reef Base research center) or any of several spots in between. FREE.

​Street Art Tours. If you’ve ever turned a city corner to be stopped in your tracks by the Technicolor explosion of a mural, you know the impact of street art. You can explore the world’s best graffiti, from Buenos Aires to Bombay, in Google’s impressive Street Art collection. See dozens of collections of the world's street art including giant abstractions that transform no-nonsense industrial buildings in Moscow, portraits in the arrondissements of Paris, and in Berlin, relive the fall of the wall through its iconic graffiti. FREE.

Northern Lights. The traditional version of Northern Lights chasing includes piling on layers of clothing, waddling into a gorgeous but bone chilling expanse, waiting, running inside to warm up and repeating this dance hoping that you don't miss your chance. One advantage of watching from home, which you can do thanks to Manitoba’s Churchill Northern Studies Center, is that you cut straight to nature’s most amazing light show. As luck would have it, late winter into early spring (i.e., now) happens to be among the best times to tune in. FREE.

​The Great Wall of China. Of the Great Wall's 4,000 total miles, 3,000 or so are walkable. Visit this New Wonder of the World virtually and start doing reconnaissance for your own trek without wearing out the tread on your gym shoes. FREE.

Zoos and Aquariums

Smithsonian National Zoo Webcams. ​Aquariums and zoos across the country are live streaming their animals, so you can see what they're up to. Smithsonian's National Zoo has webcams of naked mole-rats, lions, giant pandas, and elephants. While the webcams will remain online, the animals might not be visible because volunteers won't be operating the webcams. FREE.

Cincinnati Zoo's Home Safari Facebook Live. These live videos highlight an animal everyday at 3PM. If you don't have social media, you can access the videos on the zoo's website. FREE. or

Houston Zoo Webcams. Tune in to the Houston Zoo webcams to see giraffes, gorillas, elephants, chimps, rhinos, and and leafcutter ants. FREE.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Webcams. Through 10 webcams, you can virtually visit sea otters, moon jellies, sharks, penguins and other see creatures. FREE.

The National Aquarium Webcam. Tune into the National Aquarium's Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef livestreams and enjoy a piece of the Aquarium from home. Cameras are only live streaming during business hours. After hours you can enjoy a previously recorded live stream segment. FREE.

San Diego Zoo Webcams. ​The country’s most-visited zoo, with more than 3,500 animals in residence, was a pioneer in the world of open-air habitats and remains a leader in conservation science. You can catch a number of the most beloved inhabitants on live streams. Your virtual visit even has an edge over real life: Though mega-celebs Bai Yun Xiao Liwu were repatriated last year, you'll still find great archival footage of them on the Panda Cam. FREE.

Safari Live. SafariLive comes very close to the experience and thrill of going on a safari. Track lions, leopards and hyenas as you make your way around herds of wildebeest and elephants, all while expert rangers school you on what you're seeing. Great inspiration to book your next safari, when we are all out of our social isolation, of course. or

Musical Performances

Cris Jacobs. Baltimore’s own rock-and-roll legend has started performing regular at-home solo sessions, performing old favorites as well as songs from his latest record, Color Where You Are, with a portion of tips donated to a new charity every week. FREE, tips welcomed. Tuesdays at 8PM. Facebook Live. Virtual tip jar:, Venmo @cris-Jacobs-1

Baltimore Choral Arts Society presents Music with the Maestro. ​Spend your Thursday happy hour with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society with at-home performances like Mahler's 8th Symphony and interviews with fellow orchestra leaders like maestro Marion Alsop of the BSO. FREE. Thursdays at 5:45PM. Facebook Live.

Rachel Ann Morgan Band. Spend your weekend with this singer-songwriter and her rock fusion band who will be performing acoustic happy hour sets of original tunes and fan-favorite cover songs. FREE, tips welcomed. Saturdays at 4PM. Facebook Live. Virtual tip jar:

The Metropolitan Opera. The Metropolitan Opera is streaming encore performances from the past 14 years on its website until the end of their closure. All of the “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30 PM. Each performance is available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. Access the performance by clicking on the link on the homepage, or through the Met Opera on Demand apps. FREE.

BroadwayHD. BroadwayHD, a streaming service for theater fans started in 2015, has long been bringing Broadway performances to people’s living rooms. On the platform, subscribers will find a combination of acquired performances including performances of Cats, The King and I, and Sound of Music, along with originals the platform filmed including performances of Kinky Boots and 42nd Street, from Broadway, The West End, and other elite venues around the world. The platform is currently offering a free seven-day trial, along with a wildly affordable $8.99 monthly plan. So go ahead and watch as many times as you want. You can even sing along if you please because you’re in your own house, who’s going to complain? $8.99/month or $99.99/year after the 7 day FREE trial.

Digital Stage from The Kennedy Center. Watch extraordinary performances from the Kennedy Center's stages and beyond. They'll feature original works, new clips, and the best of their vast archive which you can also explore on your own. FREE.

Berlin Philharmonic. ​​The legendary Berlin Philharmonic is essentially playing house concerts with no door charge. Redeem the voucher code BERLINPHIL and receive free access to all concerts and films. FREE.

​Vienna State Opera. One of the world's great opera houses, the Wiener Staatsoper, is now streaming not only operas, but also ballets. They're previously recorded, of course, but to keep the experience as authentic as possible, the lineup even mimics the original 2020 schedule. After registration on their website, the subscription can be booked free of charge until further notice. FREE. Additional information found here:

Sydney Opera House. Now is your chance to take a peek inside the Sydney Opera House. Accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, cellist Benjamin Schwartz and soprano Nicole Car, you'll wander through a day in the life of the site, from early morning, before the performers arrive, to stolen moments between acts. FREE.

Educational Resources and Entertainment for Kids

Scholastic Education Courses. To help millions of students whose schools have closed continue to learn, Scholastic is offering free day-by-day projects. According to its website, “Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers.” The educational projects are categorized by grade levels, which range from pre-k and kindergarten to grades 6 plus. FREE.

Coloring Pages. Baltimore artist Landry Randriamandroso has announced that he will be posting coloring pages for kids and adults on his Facebook page. FREE.

Science at Home. These science experiments, brought to you by the Maryland Science Center, will keep kids' minds learning and engaged. FREE.

American Visionary Arts Museum Educational Resources. ​AVAM offers art workshops at the museum year-round that complement their collection and exhibitions. With these videos, they are coming to YOU with how to's of art projects you can do right at home with everyday household items. Enjoy, and have fun! FREE.

Baltmore Museum of Industry. Museums offer a rich learning experience which doesn’t have to stop when you’re at home.  Keep kids of all ages engaged during this break from school with these FREE activities designed and collected by the education staff at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Check back regularly for new activities that explore local industry which we hope will inspire the inventors and innovators of tomorrow. FREE.

Mother Goose on the Loose. ​This exciting fun-filled story time uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Mr. Cork is presenting his interactive story time via his Facebook page. He goes live every day at 10:30AM with a new story and at 4:30PM with a dance party! FREE (tips accepted via Venmo and Paypal).

​Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to teaching students about the history and culture of the Chesapeake Bay’s communities and environment. Scroll down this home page to the Classroom Resources section for links to lessons and videos that you can introduce to children who are home from school. FREE.

​The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium. The Museum, Arts and Culture Access Consortium has created a webpage to provide access to many at home learning resources from some of New York City's cultural institutions. Check back often. More content connections are being added everyday! FREE.

Wilkening Consulting. A Seattle based parent and museum consultant has compiled a list of museums with online lesson plans and learning. Check back often for updates and additional links. FREE.

Neil Gaiman Reads. English author, Neil Gaiman, is known for writing a vast array of books from graphic novels to children’s books, from short stories to collaborations with the late-great Terry Pratchett. Readers may also know Neil Gaiman for his soothing voice when he reads the likes of Lewis Carroll’s The Jabberwocky in no other than a tulgey wood for a charitable cause. Gaiman has shared free online readings of his works The Graveyard Book and Coraline. Head to his Mouse Circus website for younger readers to listen. FREE.

Goodnight with Dolly. Beginning April 2nd, everyone’s favorite Book Lady, Dolly Parton, is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest. Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly reading select Imagination Library books. It is the hope that this gift will further inspire a love of books and shared storytime during this important period. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to coping kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates. There are also links for activity sheets on the site. FREE.

ZUMBA & More with Alondra. Zumba and exercises for kids and teens with Alondra through Facebook Live! A unique way of exercising through dance and movement. Say goodbye to stress and have fun! Tip your instructor via Venmo: @alondraGrisel-Flores. FREE. Tuesdays at 6PM. or

Exercise Classes and Videos

Barry's Bootcamp. Can't get to the gym? Barry's, a gym in NYC, will be streaming a band workout at least once a day on its Instagram. FREE.

Planet Fitness. Planet Fitness will stream at-home workouts on its Facebook Live every day starting at 7PM. The classes will be led by Planet Fitness trainers and special guests like 'The Biggest Loser' coach Erica Lugo and Jerry O'Connell. The workouts are available to everyone, including non-members. FREE.

YMCA Exercise Videos. During this time of uncertainty, the Y is here for you. The Y continues to be your support for health and wellbeing, wherever you are. Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. The Y is offering a variety of at-home exercise options called YMCA 360. You can take group exercise classes for all ages right in your own home at no charge for a limited time! Find some of your favorite classes by browsing videos.

Virtual Marine Biology Camp. During the school shutdowns, Oceans Initiative decided to launch this (very) informal, impromptu, Virtual Marine Biology Camp. They thought it would be fun to be able to hang out online and talk about whales and dolphins and other marine life. They are streaming live on Mondays and Thursdays at 11AM PDT, which is 2PM Eastern, on both Facebook and Instagram. If you miss an episode, you can watch the videos at the link provided. FREE. Mondays & Thursdays at  2PM. Live streaming here:

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Kore Bootcamps. Virtual Bootcamp! Keep fit while social distancing. $50, first month only.

Live Online Yoga Classes. FREE classes provided by some of your favorite LOVE Evolution Studio teachers! LOVE Evolution, in support of the #flattenthecurve mission, is providing yoga to the people - ALL the people. Join the Facebook group and create an account with Love Evolution to access the online classes. Classes are offered at various times through the day. Everyone in the group must have a signed waiver to participate. Create an account and accept/acknowledge our waiver at before requesting access to the Facebook group. Be sure to use the website NOT the app. FREE. Facebook Private Group page: Love Evolution's Facebook page:

​Yoga Live! Movement as a Self Love Language. While you can’t head to Creative Alliance, that doesn't mean you can't continue monthly yoga sessions! Grace Marshall will be on Facebook Live Saturday mornings providing all with her Yoga: Movement as a Self Love Language workshop! This yoga class contains a plethora of movement styles for you to experiment with and incorporate into your own routine at home. Work with the natural rhythms of your body and learn breathing techniques to increase the mind and body connection. Visit this Facebook event on Saturday to join in Live! Tip your instructor via Venmo: @gracemarshmallow. FREE.

ZUMBA & More with Alondra. Zumba and exercises for adults with Alondra through Facebook Live! A unique way of exercising through dance and movement. Say goodbye to stress and have fun! Tip your instructor via Venmo: @alondraGrisel-Flores. FREE. Saturdays at 6PM. or

Cooking Classes and Videos

Baltimore Chef Shop. The “recipes and tips” section of Baltimore Chef Shop has instructions and videos for some fun and kid friendly recipes. FREE.

Great Italian Cooking Lessons With Massimo Bottura. On MasterClass, the subscription site that taps into the expertise of top names in a variety of fields, from the arts to business, you can learn the secrets of contemporary Italian cuisine with the maestro himself, Massimo Bottura, whose three-Michelin-star Osteria Francescana twice took top place at the World's 50 Best Restaurants Awards. The course, called Massimo Bottura Teaches Modern Italian Cooking, covers a lot of ground, from learning how to make Mediterranean-style sole to a “better than panettone” souffle. $90.  You can also find Bottura cooking lessons for free with the recently launched “Kitchen Quarantine” series on his Instagram site, where the famous chef shows what he’s cooking at home during the pandemic.

How To Make Carbonara With Michael White. Chef Michael White of Marea, Morini, and Ai Fiori knows carbonara. He talks through what al dente means, how to cook spaghetti perfectly al dente, whether you should use guanciale, bacon, or pancetta, and whether it’s ever appropriate to throw your spaghetti against the wall. The real secret, though, is copious amounts of pecorino and parmesan cheese. FREE.