Oct. 20-22 at The Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Tickets: TBA. balletmaryland.org
Want to give your house (or backyard) a makeover? Check out the Home and Garden show, with tons of vendors and experts on hand to guide you through your next big project.
Oct. 20-22 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Tickets: $9.
Make Your Own Bouncy Ball
Explore chemistry and make a ball that actually bounces by using simple kitchen ingredients. This is for children up to age eight, who are accompanied by an adult. Registration required.
Baltimore County Public Library, Sollers Point branch, 4-4:45 p.m., bcpl.info
Zoo Snooze Family Overnight
It’s a sleepover like none other, because this one is at the zoo’s Penguin Coast. Learn about African penguins, polar bears, African reptiles and mammals and some of our local nocturnal animals.
The Maryland Zoo, 6 p.m.-9:30 a.m., $50/person for members, $65/person for non-members, marylandzoo.org
The Baltimore Running Festival
For some, The Baltimore Running Festival is a fun chance to get out and get active with a variety of route options. For others, it’s a dreaded cause of road closures and other traffic mayhem. Either way, be prepared!
Daylong throughout the city.
Join the Columbia Association in celebrating the food, music, art and culture of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands at this fun fest.
Free. 1:3-4:30 at Howard County Library System Miller Branch, Ellicott City.
Young Adult Author Panel
F.M. Boughan, Meg Eden, Christina June, Kathy MacMillan, Sharon Huss Roat and Katy Upperman will share their writing journeys and information about their latest books.
Baltimore County Public Library, Catonsville branch, 2 p.m., bpcl.info