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Frozen (No, Not that One)

ice show

Holiday revelers should grab their cozy parkas for this fun and frozen ice show. ICE! is back at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center with an all-new theme featuring the 1957 Dr. Seuss classic “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” Inside the exhibit Enter a colorful wonderland of sculptures, scenes …

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Weekend Family Fun: Dec. 5-8

Weekend Family Fun

Seasonal lights, gingerbricks, a clay workshop and more are in store this weekend. Looking for some family fun and kid-friendly activities? Read on. Thursday Military Night at Symphony of Lights Every Thursday through Dec. 26, active duty, reserve and retired military can drive through the amazing display of more than …

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Gift Guide!

Gift guide

Got a kid to buy for and no clue what to get? Steven Aarons is your guy. As owner of Barstons Child’s Play, which has stores in Chevy Chase, Arlington, McLean and Rockville, Aarons gets as excited as any child about toys. “We believe in a lot of open-ended play,” …

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Weekend Family Fun: Nov. 27-Dec. 2

Weekend Family Fun: Drop-In Art

What’s happening this weekend? There is plenty of family fun to be had around Baltimore. Wednesday Families Thanksgiving Hike For our modern Thanksgiving, we eat stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. But back at that first Thanksgiving meal, the items on the menu were a little different. On this educational …

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Holiday on Main Street

Holiday on Main Street

The holidays are not holidays without shopping. But what awaits the shoppers who don’t want to go online, who don’t have time to navigate a large mall, or who don’t want to part with some cash without a hot chocolate and a chat with a shopkeeper? Plenty, as a matter …

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The Beautiful Story of ‘Aladdin’

Aladdin

Ever since “The Lion King” premiered on Broadway back in 1997, Disney has been recreating its beloved animated films for the stage, with successful runs of “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and now, the popular flick “Frozen.” The key to their success? They stay true to the original film while …

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B’More Social, Nov.21-24

Thursday  Towson Space Odyssey Adventure As part of the Maryland STEM Festival, the Towson library is transporting you to the final frontier. The whole family can explore space-themed technology and science experiments, from virtual reality equipment to mini drones. Baltimore County Public Library, Towson branch, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. bcpl.info Stoop …

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Holiday Happenings!

holiday happenings

There is no shortage of festive and family-friendly events this month. And our staff has put together this list of local favorites that are sure to put you and your family in the spirit. Before you go, be sure to check websites for weather or event updates. Here’s to a …

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Easy as Pie

easy as pie

Between Halloween and late December, internet food sites buzz with searches for two of the biggest food days of the year: Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s not all about turkey and sides, however. According to the American Pie Council, approximately $700 million in pies, or about 186 million units, are sold …

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Plan Your Best Party Now

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 16, 2020

Measure for Measure
at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in Baltimore

February 17, 2020

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

What's Cookin' Mr. Banneker?
at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville

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