B’More Social: Jan. 18-21

Laurie Berkner, Photo by Todd Owyoung


Homeschool Astronomy Day
See the stars without the cold air in an indoor planetarium along with a variety of activities Geared towards ages 6-12, but younger and older siblings may attend as well. Registration required.
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $3, facebook.com/BannekerMuseum

Homeschool Workshop: Mathematical Masterpieces
Discover the connections between math and art by exploring patterns, numbers and more. Workshop by age: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12. Teen Art Workshop also available. Registration required.
The Walters Art Museum, 1:15-3:30 p.m., $5 (members), $9 (non-members), thewalters.org


Snowflake Crafts
Whether there is snow on the ground outside or not, come in from the cold and enjoy crafts celebrating winter fun.
Enoch Pratt Library, Clifton Branch, 1-4 p.m., free, prattlibrary.org

Target $2 Family Fun Night at Port Discovery
All the fun, play and programs for only $2 per person! The Maryland SPCA will also be on hand to teach kids about animals.
Port Discovery, 4-8 p.m., $2, portdiscovery.org


Little Explorer’s Day: Explore Hispanic Heritage
Create maracas, decorate Dia de los Muertos skulls, learn about the Day of the Dead and more as you explore Hispanic Heritage.
Port Discovery, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free with admission, portdiscovery.org

Saturday Storytime – Colonial Style
Bring the whole family for stories and activities celebrating oral storytelling in the colonial tradition.
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, 10:30-11:30 a.m., free, facebook.com/BannekerMuseum

Engineering Industry: Future City Career Fair
Meet professionals working in city engineering such as urban planners and architects and be astounded at the work of middle school students during the Maryland Engineering Challenge “Future City” competition.
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free, thebmi.org

LaxCon Fan Fest
Lacrosse lovers will not want to miss this! Featuring demonstrations, exhibits, autographs with members of Team USA and more.
Baltimore Convention Center, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $10, uslacrosse.org

Black History Heroes, Soldiers, and Spies
Discover new things and be amazed as you hear about the heroic work of African Americans from history.
Baltimore County Public Library, Loch Raven Branch, 2 p.m., free, bcpl.info

Girl Power
Young ladies, ages 9-12, come together for a bonding time filled with STEM, art activities, working together and more. Limited spaced. Tickets available at the Children’s Desk 15 minutes before the program.
Howard County Public Library, Central Branch, 3-4:30 p.m., free, hclibrary.org

Ice Festival 
Head to Harbor Point for their first annual ice festival, featuring ice sculptures, live ice carving demonstrations, music from a DJ and “strolling a cappella singers,” stilt walkers, food and drinks and more.
6-9 p.m. at the Central Plaza of Harbor Point. 


Nuts about Squirrels
Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! Celebrate by learning more about these furry friends and creating a squirrel craft. Ages 7-12 with adult. Registration required.
Anita C Leight Estuary Center, 2-3:30 p.m., $3/child, otterpointcreek.org

Flash Fiction
If you could only use 750 words or less … could you create a story? Essayist and author Faye McCray will lead exercises in writing very short stories using prompts and feedback.
Howard County Public Library, Central Branch, 2-3:30 p.m., free, hclibrary.org

Aesop’s Fables
Bright Star Theater brings an entertaining, fast-paced show featuring many of Aesop’s famous, lesson teaching tales.
Baltimore County Public Library, Hereford Branch, 2-3 p.m., free, bcpl.info

Black History LIVE! With Culture Queen
Award-winning teaching artist Culture Queen brings you into the world of black history with engaging storytelling, music and more.
Baltimore County Public Library, Pikesville Branch, 2-3 p.m., free, bcpl.info

Laurie Berkner
Beloved children’s music star Laurie Berkner brings her unique style and sound to Baltimore for one day only. Making music that kids go crazy for and adults can find themselves humming the rest of the day, Berkner has been called “the Adele of the preschool crowd” by the New York Times. Superfans can also purchase a special VIP package to meet Laurie!
Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 11 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., $15/child & $25/adult (in advance), $20/child & $30/adult (at the door), jcc.org/gordon-center

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