Baltimore Remodeling Expo
If you’re an HGTV fan, then this expo is a must. Live out your inner Chip and Joanna Gaines at this event, featuring the latest innovations, offerings and ideas in home building and remodeling. Connect with the area’s leading remodelers, builders and design professionals while learning tips on maintenance, landscaping, and more.
Baltimore Convention Center, 2-7 p.m., tickets required but children under 18 are free.
As guests arrive at Repticon, they’re greeted by a giant inflatable cobra before they’ve even walked in the door … and things just get creepy-crawlier from there. The herpetological convention features live animal encounters, educational seminars from the experts and thousands of exotic frogs, snakes, lizards and turtles—most for sale.
Tickets: $10, $15 for a two-day pass. Jan. 21-22 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.
Theatre Skills and Drills
This fun weekend class will teach your little one the theater basics—how to move like an actor and create a character. Explore the inner workings of theater through movement exercise, exciting games and more.
Single Carrot Theatre, 10-11:15 a.m., (ages 5-11), fee required, singlecarrot.com
Observe and Create: Gallery Workshops
Explore the relationship between the creative process and the wonderful world of ceramic artwork. This workshop includes an interactive gallery tour of Baltimore ClayWorks along with studio experience where you and your child sketch and create your own clay masterpieces.
Baltimore Clay Works, 12-2 p.m., (ages 6-11 with adult), fee required, registration required, baltimoreclayworks.org
Celebrate the culture of Haiti and the newly established sister-city relationship between Columbia and Cap-Haitien. Enjoy art, food, music, dancing and more.
Free. 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Slayton House in Columbia.
Crafternoon: Cozy Coasters
Get your craft on and learn how to make personalized coasters out of canning jar lids. Materials will be provided! Open to all ages, but if your kiddo is under 8, make sure an adult is with them.
BCPL Parkville-Carney Branch, 2-3 p.m., registration required, bcpl.info
Running out of brunch ideas? Learn how to cook a hearty brunch at this class. Recipes include ‘Lazy Morning Sausage Pie’, Maple Butter Twists, Finnish Baked Pancakes with Apple Compote and Spicy Cheddar Potato Cakes. And if your kids love hot chocolate on a chilly morning, impress them with house-made marshmallows to go with their cocoa.
Schola, 11-1:30 p.m., tickets required, scholacooks.com