Bring the little ones to hear a railroad story, play in the Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, make a craft and take a ride on the train carousel or Choo Choo Blueville Kiddie Train. Recommended for ages 2 to 5.
June 7 or 21, B&O Railroad Museum, 10:30 a.m. Free with admission. borail.org
3-D in the Summertime
3-D printing is all the rage. Find out how it works and what it can do, and then design your own 3-D object and print it. Registration required. Ages 8 to 12.
Baltimore County Public Library, Owings Mills Branch, 2-3 p.m. Free. bcpl.info
Amazon STEM Series: Kiddie Coders
You’re never too young to learn coding. Preschoolers will discover coding basics while participating in cooperative gaming. Ages 3 to 5.
Enoch Pratt Library, Forest Park Branch, 4-5 p.m. Free. prattlibrary.org
Drop off one of your stuffed animals for an overnight adventure at the library. What kind of fun and mischief will it get into? Photos will be posted on Facebook.
Enoch Pratt Library, Canton Branch, drop off by noon. Free. prattlibrary.org
The Waterfront Partnership’s weekly Summer Social series returns with music from Loose Ties, food trucks, kids activities and more.
West Shore Park. Free.
Baltimore High School Film Festival Screening
View the amazing film work created by high school students across our wonderful state.
The Charles Theatre, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. bsfa.org
Celebrate classic Baltimore at this festival of local life and flair. Beehives and bouffants will be everywhere, as the crowd waits to see who will be crowned Baltimore’s Best Hon!
June 8, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; June 9, noon-6 p.m., Hampden. Free. honfest.net
Weekend Walk-In: Planetary Pendant Shrinky Dink
Create the planet of your dreams and draw it on Shrinky-Dink plastic. Your shrunken final product will make a great pendant to wear with pride. All ages welcome.
American Visionary Art Museum, 1-4 p.m. $5. avam.org
Charm City Ballet Presents ‘The Little Mermaid’
Head under the sea with this classic tale told through the beauty of dance.
June 9-10, Gordon Center for Performing Arts, showtimes vary. $18-$26. charmcityballet.com
If you’ve long suspected you have mad crab picking skills, here’s the chance you have been waiting for. The St. Mary’s County Crab Festival doesn’t just offer a fine menu of steamed crabs, soft crabs, crab cakes, crab soup and more at its annual celebration of all things crustacean—festivalgoers have the chance to put their fingers to the test in a picking contest. Live music, classic cars and a pet-welcoming atmosphere round out this road trip destination.
June 9 at St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. $5.
Teens & Adults
Sunset Paddle at Days Cove
Experience the marshlands as the sun is setting with this 2.4-mile paddle through the Days Cove area. Canoes provided, registration required. Ages 12 and up.
Days Cove, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10. dnr.maryland.gov
Gain an expert’s perspective, as a National Aquarium naturalist leads you on a journey of discovery to explore exhibits while looking for animal tracks, listening for birdcalls and uncovering clues left behind by different creatures. Registration required. Designed for ages 5 to 10 (with adult), but open to all ages.
The National Aquarium, 10-11:30 a.m. $55. aqua.org
Family Fun Day at Hart-Miller Island
Enjoy the beauty of the island through hiking, biking tours, fish seining, insect identification, arts and crafts and more.
Hart-Miller Island State Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. dnr.maryland.gov
Music in the Park
The concert venue is iconic Baltimore: Patterson Park’s Hampstead Hill, right by the Pagoda. The event itself has become synonymous with city summers. Since 2002, Friends of Patterson Park have hosted their Music in the Park series, promising great sounds, sunsets and sometimes even a little salsa in the grass. This week: Caleb Stine and The Brakemen.
June 10-Aug. 12. Free.
Books in Bloom
Make your way to Columbia for this second annual book festival, featuring readings, panel discussions and presentations from major authors like Amanda Lucidon and Edwidge Danticat.
Free. 11-4 p.m. at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront.