Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten!
Enjoy a special story time for those headed to kindergarten in the fall while Mom and Dad receive information on registering for school and tips for success. Ages 4-5.
Carroll County Public Library, North Carroll Branch, 1 p.m., free, library.carr.org
Thursday Night Gallery Drawing: Medieval Concepts
Sharpen your drawing skills and explore your creative side as you are guided by a museum educator and artist. Registration required. Ages teen and up.
The Walters Art Museum, 6-8 p.m., free (members), $5 (non-members), thewalters.org
Coding with Sphero
Your new robot friend Sphero wants you to learn coding and then use that knowledge to navigate him thru a maze. Up for the challenge? Registration required. Ages 11-17.
Carroll County Public Library, Finksburg Branch, 6:30 p.m., free, library.carr.org
Arts on Stage: Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad
Experience the true story of the brave woman who fought against slavery and freed hundreds from its bondage. Recommended for 3rd grade and up.
Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 10:15 a.m. and 12 p.m., $9, artsonstage.org
Sleepover with the Sharks
A shark lover’s dream! Go behind the scenes and see the aquarium in a way you will never forget. Registration required. Ages 8 and up.
National Aquarium, 5:30 p.m.-9 a.m., $120/person, aqua.org
Come for story time, an encounter with one of Irvine’s beloved owls, and a hike to call for owls in the wild. Registration required. Ages 8 and up.
Irvine Nature Center, 6-7:30 p.m., $10, explorenature.org
Maker Workshop for Kids: St. Patrick’s Day
This month’s festive crafts include designing a leprechaun trap, concocting shamrock slime and making a homemade spectroscope as you learn about rainbows. Registration required. Ages 6-12.
Baltimore County Public Library, Rosedale Branch, 2-3:30 p.m., free, bcpl.info
Intro to Improv Workshop
Funny kids needed! This intro class is designed to explore basic concepts of improv in a fun and safe environment and concludes with a special performance to show off your new skills. Registration required. Ages 7-12.
The BIG Theater, 10-11:30 a.m., $20, bigimprov.org
Lil’ Stars: Stellar Stretching
Enjoy the nighttime sky during the day! Discover constellations, planets and more thru stories, crafts, and music. Registration required. Ages 3-8 with parent.
Mar. 10 and 24, Robinson Nature Center, 10-11:30 a.m., howardcountymd.gov/Robinson
St. Patrick’s Celebration
A variety of talented performers present song and dance from the Emerald Isle. Bring the whole family and stay for the post-concert lunch (additional $18/adult, $11/child). Reservations required.
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 11 a.m., $15-20, bsomusic.org
Family Day: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!
Come for a fun day filled with photographs of famous African Americans, a scavenger hunt, art activity, story reading and a puppet show!
Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 12-4 p.m., free, lewismuseum.org
Under Armour KELLY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5K
Get your green on and head downtown for one of Baltimore’s largest and most spirited 5K races.
Charles and Mulberry Streets, 1:15 p.m. $40(by 1/31/18), $45 (after), irishparade.net/shamrock-5k/
Games Day at the Branch
Stop in and get your game on playing an assortment of board games. Bring your own competitors or join in with those you meet.
Baltimore County Public Library, Parkville Branch, 1-5 p.m., free, bcpl.info
Readers needed! Head to the library and read a story to a sweet, canine companion. Ages 4-12.
Carroll County Public Library, Mount Airy Branch, 2 p.m., free, library.carr.org