B’More Social Dec. 6-9

Thursday 6

Monument Lighting

Family-oriented seasonal performances, music, refreshments and special winter-inspired kids’ art activities. The Walters Art Museum, 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. 410-547-9000, thewalters.org.

Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along

Dinosaurs, bears and more. Head to the Kids’ Room for a time of songs, rhymes and finger plays about all kinds of fun topics Thursdays, Maryland Science Center, 11 a.m., free with admission, mdsci.org

AV Lab

Work on a project of your own, get extra help from HiTech instructors, or see what activities are already in progress. Teens will have access to the sound booth and other recording and mixing equipment. Registration preferred. Ages 11-18. Other dates available. Howard County Public Library, Savage Branch, 4-6:30 p.m., hclibrary.org

Military Appreciation Night at Symphony of Lights

Thursday through Dec. 27, active duty, reserve and retired military can drive through the amazing display of more than 100 animated and stationary light creations for only $10/car. Thank you for your service. Merriweather Post at Symphony Woods, 6-10 p.m., $10/car with military ID, http://bit.ly/SoL2018DriveThroughs

Friday 7

December Family Planetarium Show

Bring the whole family for a morning of stars and learn about the coming lunar eclipse in January. Banneker Planetarium, CCBC Catonsville, 10 a.m., free, ccbcmd.edu

Half-Price Friday Nights

All the fun for half the price. Spend any or every Friday night with 20,000 plus amazing, aquatic animals at the National Aquarium. Sponsored by MandT Bank. Fridays, National Aquarium, 5-8 p.m., aqua.org

Midnight Madness

Shops and restaurants open late. Families can visit with Santa and sip hot treats. Plus, enjoy strolling carolers and period actors. Historic Ellicott City, 6 p.m.-midnight. visitellicottcity.com

Saturday 8

Dollar Days

For two days only, aquarium admission is only $1. Experience thousands of amazing sea creatures up close for a fraction of the usual cost of entrance. National Aquarium, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $1, aqua.org

World of Possibilities disAbilities Expo

Discover new products, services, technologies and resources available for those living with disabilities. Also enjoy workshops, networking, raffles and giveaways at this day overflowing with helpful information. Red Lion Hotel North Baltimore, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free, expo.caringcommunities.org

Saturday Fun: Holiday Traditions and Dollar Day

Enjoy holiday snacks while creating holiday cards using collage and watercolor. Plus, it’s Dollar Day, so admission to the museum is only $1. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $1, lewismuseum.org

Charm City College Classic

It’s a day of basketball with your hometown favorites. Watch Towson University battle it out against Morgan State followed by University of Maryland taking on Loyola University. Royal Farms Arena, 1:15 p.m. (Game 1) and 4 p.m. (Game 2), $21-$181,  royalfarmsarena.com

Zoo Snooze

Grab a sleeping bag and flashlight and head to the zoo for an overnight adventure. This educational sleepover in Penguin Coast will give you a behind the scenes view of the zoo you won’t soon forget. Registration required. Ages 6 and up. Maryland Zoo, 6 p.m.-9:30 a.m., $65/member, $75/nonmember, marylandzoo.org

Sunday 9

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

The hilarious farce is the perfect primer on Wilde’s trademark wordplay and the perfect way to finish your educational romp through the theater classics. Everyman Theatre, through Jan. 6. $25. everymantheatre.org

Reindeer Run

Lace up your sneakers and make sure you stretch before heading out for this fun and chilly community 5K. Part of the Baltimore City Rec and Parks $5 5K series. West Shore Park Inner Harbor, 8:30 a.m., $5, bcrp.baltimorecity.gov

Family Second Sundays: Penny Toys

Discover the world of tin toys that were sold for a mere cent in the late 1800s and early 1900s and make your own version to take home. Plus, second Sundays mean free admission for the whole family to the Maryland Historical Society. Maryland Historical Society, 1 p.m., free, mdhs.org

Scout Workshop: Ceramics

Explore the museum’s ceramics collection and try your hand at making your own pottery. Registration required. Scouts or non-scouts ages 7-9 are welcome. Registration required. The Walters Art Museum, 2-4 p.m., $10,  thewalters.org

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