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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 …

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Turkey Trot Races

For many, this month is not just about giving thanks or having a great meal. It’s about running for a good cause. Here are a list of turkey trots and other races this month that support local organizations. SUNDAY, NOV. 18 Columbia Turkey Chase 10K Come run the 7th annual …

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Don’t Be Naive

Parents would be remiss to not take advantage of the teachable moments society has placed before us in recent weeks. I will admit it’s very tricky. The nation watched as our lawmakers were tasked with questioning a Supreme Court nominee after he was accused of the sexual assault of a …

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Best of DogFest 2018: Readers’ Pick

Here are the 2018 Readers’ Picks from the Baltimore Humane Society’s DogFest. Congrats to these super cute canines! Best Smile: Fender               Best Mutt: Rambo               Editor’s Choice: Gibson               And .. …

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These Bears Are Ready for Company!

Two new polar bears made their public debut at the Maryland Zoo today. The bears, Neva and Amelia Gray, are half-sisters and rather adorable additions to the zoo family. They arrived from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium last month and have finished their mandatory quarantine period. That means the bears, …

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B’More Social: Nov. 1-4

Thursday Midweek Concert – Symphony Space-tacular: Star Wars and Beyond. Prepare for an intergalactic experience featuring musical selections from “Star Wars,” “The Planets” and more while viewing images from outer space with narration by a NASA astronaut. Nov. 1-2, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 10 and 11:30 a.m., $6.50, bsomusic.org ‘Charlotte’s …

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Apple Picking Fun

There are still a few weeks of apple picking left. Here are five farms around the area to visit for these tree-grown goodies. Baugher’s Orchard, Westminster Pick some delicious, locally grown fruit and enjoy a wagon ride as you are transported to the orchard’s fields. Fruit picked is priced by …

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Violent Times … And How to Talk to Your Kids about Them

Last week started with a series of pipe bombs sent through the mail to various U.S. political figures and ended with a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead, most of them elderly. Authorities say the man arrested in this shooting posted anti-Semitic messages on a …

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Halloween Fears and Frights

If you’re reading this blog in late October, I commend you. With one of the biggest holidays of the year on the horizon, I expect that most reading will have to wait for Nov. 1, when sugar-induced highs have receded and your children are sleeping — soundly. From cowboy hats …

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Planning a party is no easy task! There are so many amazing options that today’s parents never dreamed of as kids. Our Party Guide is your one stop shop to finding everything you need to help your little ones feel extra special on their big day. Whether artsy or active, …

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February 17, 2020

Camp Tall Timbers Meet and Greet
at Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda

School is Out, History is In: Sewing!
at Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore

Little Leaders Book Club
at Central Library, Children’s Department in Baltimore

Monday Night Comedy Shows by Baltimore Improv Group
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

February 18, 2020

Lines of Sight: Signs and Signals of the Railroad
at B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore