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B’More Social: Nov. 15-18

Thursday

Thanksgiving Storytime and Parade

Enjoy holiday stories and a craft before joining in a very special parade around the library. Ages 2-5. Baltimore County Public Library, North Point Branch, 10:30 a.m. free. bcpl.info

Colonial STEAM-Simple Machines and More

What was science and engineering like in colonial times? Try out simple machines and work to solve challenges that colonial Marylanders would have encountered. Registration required. Ages 6-10. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 1-2:30 p.m., $3/person or $10/family, facebook.com/BannekerMuseum

Kaleidoscope of Cultures

Celebrate the beauty and diversity of our world with performances and workshops by artists of different cultures. Chesapeake Center, Harford Community College, 6 p.m., $3/adults, free/17 and younger, harford.edu

Friday

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers

Experience traditional Native American culture, as dancers perform and share customs, instruments and clothing of different tribes. Recommended for grades PreK-6. Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 10:15 a.m. and noon, $9, artsonstage.org.

21st Annual Tree Lighting and Skate with Santa

Celebrate the coming holiday season with music, giveaways, ice skating and Santa. Santa will arrive at 7 p.m.to light the tree and skate with the children. The Avenue at White Marsh, 6-10 p.m., free (skating/rental additional), theavenueatwhitemarsh.com

Saturday

Together at the Table: ‘King of the Yees’

Spend a day at the theatre with your family and reconnect through the sharing of a pre-show meal with actors and attending a matinee. Center Stage, noon (lunch), 2 p.m. (matinee), $10/person, centerstage.org

Storm the Castle

Test your catapult making skills as you discover what bends, what breaks and what withstands it all. Go head to head against your fellow knights, and see whose catapult rises to the top. Registration required. Ages 8 and up. Irvine Nature Center, 1-2 p.m., free/members, $10/nonmembers, explorenature.org.

Kids Night Out

No need to get a sitter. Every third Saturday of the month, kids will have a blast with obstacle courses, trampolines, movies, gymnastics, crafts and pizza. Registration required.

KidsTime Live at Emilia’s Gymnastics, 6-10 p.m., $35/child, $15/sibling, kidstime.live

Saturday Morning Tunes: Jumpin Jamie

WTMD presents kid music that won’t make parents crazy. This month’s featured artist, Jumpin’ Jamie, will bring listeners on a musical adventure inspired by pop punk music. WTMD Studio, 9-11 a.m., $15/adults, $10/children, free/under 2, wtmd.org.

Parents’ Day Out Respite Program

Take time to rest and recharge yourself while your children with disabilities and their siblings are cared for. Trained and caring volunteers will entertain and encourage your kids while you take a well-deserved break. Registration required. Ages 3-13. Siblings welcome. St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free, thearcbaltimore.org

Sunday  

Walking Tour: Mount Vernon Place and Monument Climb

Learn the history of the Washington Monument and its surrounding area and strengthen your legs by climbing the 227 steps to experience an amazing birds-eye view of our great city. Registration required. Mount Vernon Place, 10-11 a.m., $10, mvpconservancy.org

Fantastic Beasts Break Out

Tagging onto the popular escape room craze, this themed breakout challenge will have you and your teammates solving clues and attempting to unlock locks. Will you beat the clock and break free? Registration required. Harford County Public Library, Jarrettsville Branch, 2-4 p.m., free, hcponline.org

Where Do the Wild Things Go?

As seasons change and the cold of winter is quickly coming, where do the animals go? Find out as you learn all about migration. Registration required. Anita C Leight Estuary Center, noon-1:30 p.m., free, otterpointcreek.org

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