BC Staff

A Whale of a Deal

By Joyce Heid There is something fishy going on at the Enoch Pratt Free Library System. ItΓÇÖs a new partnership with the National Aquarium to launch the Read to Reef Book Club. The reading program offers free admission to the National Aquarium for any child up to fifth grade with …

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Let the kids have the floor please!

By Kay Wicker For Black History Month here on the BaltimoreΓÇÖs ChildΓÇÖs website, we have highlighted important events happening around the city, showed you great new titles for any age and even shined a light on Maryland-native Frederick Douglass. We thought weΓÇÖd end the month this year with a post …

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Bull Roast to Support Local Scholarship Fund

The Kamryn Lambert Foundation is a local non-profit created by friends and family of Kamryn Lambert, who passed away on September 3, 2007, just short of her 9th birthday. The Kamryn Lambert Memorial Fund supports local families facing adversity, as well as provides a scholarship to a Maryland student pursuing …

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Frederick Douglass Week Starts Sunday

By Kay Wicker Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey), the celebrated writer, speaker and abolitionist, was born into slavery in Talbot County in 1818. Historians have debated the when and where of his birth, but it is known that Douglass started celebrating his birthday on Feb. 14. So, it …

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Valentine’s Day Crafts

By Kay Wicker ValentineΓÇÖs Day is the perfect opportunity for the DIY-lover and the DIY-lover-in-training. Between cards for classmates, gifts for friends and yummy heartfelt treats, thereΓÇÖs a plethora of crafts to create. WeΓÇÖve rounded up the cutest crafts we could find that could be great if your little crafter …

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New Blend Brews in Baltimore

By Kay Wicker Despite moving to the city with her family the same week of the Freddie Gray unrest, Elizabeth MountΓÇÖs desires to be a part of Baltimore, if anything, increased. ΓÇ£I didnΓÇÖt like what the media was broadcasting. It wasnΓÇÖt the truth,ΓÇ¥ says the Ohio native. ΓÇ£We moved in …

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Celebrate Black History in Baltimore

By Kay Wicker During February, Baltimore offers many opportunities to celebrate Black History. Museum exhibitions, special film screenings, plays and more are happening around the city. HereΓÇÖs our roundup of whoΓÇÖs celebrating and how. ┬á Baltimore Theatre Project The experimental theater company is presenting ΓÇ£The Meeting,ΓÇ¥ a drama chronicling the …

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2016 Camp and Summer Programs Directory

Compiled by Joyce Heid Yes, itΓÇÖs only February, but you can bet local camps and summer programs are already making their plans for summer 2016ΓÇöand you should be, too! Below is a listing of scores of area programs that are looking forward to keeping your children happily engaged and occupied …

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Let’s Eat – February 2016

┬á By Kit Waskom Pollard ┬á Kate Halushka had a really sweet summer last year. Literally. Kate, a Lutherville 14-year-old, spent a week at Kids Cook! dessert camp in Pikesville, where she learned to make everything from doughnuts to hand pies to ice cream, all under the tutelage of the …

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Learning to Fly

&nbsp by Amy Souza &nbsp Bill and Suzanne Mannion watched their older daughter, Emma, struggle during first grade. Other students made fun of her for having trouble with simple addition, and the Mannions could see their daughter’s self-esteem drop. They feared she might get held back a grade and worried …

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