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76 free events in July for the family

More free family events in July

Teens swimming W15 Friday

July 15-17. Art festival featuring visual art exhibits, live concerts, performing arts, hands-on projects, competitions, food and more. Free. Fri. and Sat., 11am-9pm; Sun., 11am-8pm. Venues throughout Baltimore. Artscape.org

16 Saturday

Music and Movement
Stories through dance and movement. Play instruments, explore sounds, rhythms and patterns that make up our language. Ages 6 and younger. Free. 10:30am. Glen Burnie LIbrary. 410-222-6270, aacpl.com/location/glenburnie

Touch a Truck
Learn about and explore a variety of big trucks, emergency response vehicles, construction vehicles and more. Free. Noon-3pm. Parking lot behind Warehouse Shoes, Bowie. 301-860-1401, bowietowncenter.com

Lore Oyster House Day
Activities in the oyster house and on the dock. Oyster tonging and more. Learn how oysters get from the ocean to the table. Free. 1-4pm. Lore Oyster House, Solomons. 410-326-2042, calvertmarinemuseum.com

17 Sunday

Children’s Music Program: Rainforest Air
Music and magical tales from the heart of the rainforest. Cantare delivers messages about protecting the rainforest and the plants, animals and people that live there thru song, dance and stories. Free. Showtimes at 1:30 and 3:15pm. US Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C., 202-225-1116, usbg.gov

18 Monday

Books & Toys
“Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. Book club for mom, playtime for kids. Free. 10-11am. Calvert Library, Southern Branch. 410-326-5289, calvertlibrary.info

Science in the Summer: Simple Machines
July 18-21. Discover machines that can do amazing things. Learn about the six kinds of simple machines. Grades 2-6. Registration required. Free. Sessions at 1 and 3 pm. Annapolis Library. 410-222-1750, aacpl.net/location/annapolis

19 Tuesday

Scaly skins: Baltimore Zoo ZooMobile
Spend time with cold-blooded zoo animals and compare reptiles and amphibians. Free. 2:30-3:30pm. Queen Anne’s County Library, Centreville. 410-758-0980, qaclibrary.org

Naval Academy Band Concert
The Superintendents Combo, the Naval Academy Band’s jazz combo performs. Free. 7pm. City Dock, Annapolis. 410-293-1262, usna.edu/USNABand

20 Wednesday

Summer Fun
Join the Living the American Indian Experience team in song, dance and education. Free. 2-3pm. Calvert Library, Southern Branch. 410-326-5289, calvertlibrary.info

21 Thursday

Martial Arts for Kids
Martial arts demonstration with Xtreme Impact Family Martial Arts. Free. 2pm. Odenton Library. 410-222-6277, aacpl.net/location/odenton

22 Friday

Lakefront Summer Movie
“The Hunger Games, Part Two” Rated PG-13. Free. Dusk, around 8:30. Downtown Columbia Lakefront. 410-715-3000, columbiaassociation.org/events

23 Saturday

STEM in the Summer: Bristlebot Challenge
Bot Construction and races. Free. 11am. Glen Burnie Library. 410-222-6270, aacpl.net/location/glenburnie

Come watch the duo that has been on Nick Jr., and PBS Kids. Free. Noon. Annapolis Towne Centre. 410-222-1750, aacpl.net/src/milkshake

Seussical Story Time
Music filled story time with the cast of “Seussical, Jr.” Free. 2pm. Odenton Library. 410-222-6277, aacpl.net/location/odenton

24 Sunday

‘Eastport Oyster Boys’
Part of the London Town and Gardens Summer Concert Series on Sundays. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase. Dog-friendly. Rain or shine. Free, donations appreciated. 5-7pm. Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. 410-222-1919, historiclondontown.com

Blacksmith Shop Workday
Sundays weekly. Stop by the Blacksmith Shop and meet resident blacksmiths. Free. 1-4pm. Kinder Farm Park, Millersville. 410-222-6115. Kinderfarmpark.org

Family Movies on the Potomac
“Brave.” Rated PG. Shown on the Plaza screen. Bring chairs. Free. 6 p.m. National Harbor. Nationalharbor.com

25 Monday

Monday Morning Fun
Dancing, stories, movies and fun. Free. 10-11am. Calvert Library, Prince Frederick Branch. 410-535-0291, calvertlibrary.info

26 Tuesday

Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are In a Play!’
Theatrical performance by some of Calvert Library’s staff. Based on the books by Mo Willems. Free. 10-11am. Calvert Library, Twin Beaches. 410-257-2411, calvertlibrary.info

Live Action Pac Man
Play a life size version of Pac Man. Grades 6-12. Free. 2:30-3:30pm. Centreville Library. 410-758-0980, qaclibrary.org

USNA Alumni Concert
Naval Academy Band annual alumni concert. Free. 7-8:30pm. City Dock, Annapolis. 410-293-1262, usna.edu/USNABand

27 Wednesday

Medieval Storytime
Princess and knight read stories to children. Free. 10:30am. Odenton Library. 410-222-6277, aacpl.net/location/odenton

28 Thursday

Crazy Days
Annual Sidewalk Sale including books, clothing, jewelry, art, art supplies, crafts, home decor and more. Face painting, street food and more. 9am-5pm. Free. Downtown Chestertown. 443-480-1987, downtownchestertown.org

Downward Facing Puppies
Special yoga story time. Free. 9:30 and 10:30am. Edgewater Library. 410-222-1538, aacpl.net/location/edgewater

Quidditch for Muggles
Learn to play Harry Potter’s favorite sport. Registration required. Free. 7-8pm. Severna Park Library. 410-222-6290, aacpl.net/location/severnapark

Vox Pop
The A Cappella group Vox Pop performs soulful melodies and tight harmonies. Free. Maryland Hall, Annapolis. 410-280-5640, marylandhall.org

29 Friday

Summer Reading Wrap Up Party
Snacks, crafts, lego building, sidewalk chalk, bubbles and prize books to celebrate reading success. Free. 10:30am-noon. Centreville Library. 410-758-0980, qaclibrary.org

Friday Night Splash
Open swim, games and music. Ages 12 and older. Free. 10pm-midnight. Theresa Banks Complex, Glenarden. 301-772-3151, pgxtremeteens.com

30 Saturday

Happy Helpers Preparation
Saturdays weekly. Volunteers as young as 6 are needed for preparation of items and bagged lunches for distribution to the homeless. Free. 11am-1:30pm. 7-Eleven, Quarterfield Road, Glen Burnie. 443-433-2416, happyhelpersforthehomeless.com

Hands on art workshop for families. Free. 2-5pm. Baltimore Museum of Art. 443-573-1700, artbma.org/events

Quiet Waters Park Concert
Naval Academy Electric Brigade Band Performs. Bring a blanket or lawnchair. Free. 6-7:30pm. Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. 410-222-1777, aacounty.org/RecParks/concerts.cfm

Summer Movie
“Adventures of Robin Hood.” Rated PG-13. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Bring a blanket or chair. Free. 9pm. The Wine Bin, Ellicott City. 410-465-7802, winebinec.com/summer-movies.php

31 Sunday

Drop in Art
Create art projects related to exhibitions. Free. 11am-4pm. The Art Walters Museum, Baltimore. 410-547-9000, thewalters.org

Family Movies on the Potomac
Movie determined by an online movie poll. Shown on the Plaza screen. Bring chairs. Free. 6 p.m. National Harbor. Nationalharbor.com

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