It’s the last week in February. Celebrate Black History through to the end, and make a plan to continue all year long! Plus, get your car seats checked, hone in on some parenting skills, and let the kids learn all about birds at the Maryland Science Center.
Monday, February 22
What Happened This Week? News Quiz for Kids
Join us on Mondays at 3:30pm for a video quiz! We’ll have 5 multiple choice questions about current events. Learn about good news, real news, even fake news, as well as cool online resources for knowledge and activities. With the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
Virtual Car Seat Check Appointments
Feb. 22–26, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician via Zoom to learn how to correctly use and install your car seat(s). Your assigned technician will : Walk you through how to correctly install your car seat, step-by-step Review how to correctly harness your child into their car seat Answer specific questions that you have about child passenger safety.
Tuesday, February 23
Is your Child Ready for Middle School?
Join Summit School’s next Community Talk, ‘Is My Child Ready for Middle School?’ on February 23 to find out how to prepare your child for middle middle school, understanding common middle school fears, and how to transition for a child with a learning difference.
Tuesday Tunes: Charles Sullivan
In celebration of Black History Month, Charles Sullivan presents The Hit Parade: Music Focusing on Social Activism. Listen to some of the biggest hits of the 20th Century made by African American artists and their social influence. With the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 2–3 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24
From Slavery to Civil Rights Tour
The B&O Railroad Museum is honoring African American History Month with our “From Slavery to Civil Rights” tour. The kid-friendly version (Feb. 24) of our “From Slavery to Civil Rights” tour is designed to engage kids’ in their understanding of the history of African Americans on the railroad, and includes an activity to reflect on what they have learned. 1 p.m. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore.
Maryland Hall/BLM Exhibit: The Art of Activism
Through February 27. Wednesdays and Fridays 3:30–6:30 p.m. See the work of Maryland–based Black artists who created Black Lives Matter banners that encapsulate activism and social justice. The banners can be seen on the steps of Maryland Hall the exterior of Banneker–Douglass Museum. Maryland Hall, Annapolis.
Making It Up As We Go Along: Parenting School-aged Kids in 2021 and Beyond
Join Annapolis Pediatrics’ Dr. Parmele for an honest conversation about parenting school-aged children in 2021 and beyond. During this live, virtual event, Dr. Parmele will discuss and work through real parenting issues during this unprecedented year of virtual/hybrid school, social distancing and beyond. This event will focus on school-aged kids, age 5-12 years. 8:30–10 p.m.
Thursday, February 25
For preschoolers ages 3–5, with an adult. This program focuses on one of the museum’s three themes. There will be story time and a carryout craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15–20 minutes. Capacity is limited to 10 people per session. This month’s theme is Jellyfish. This program is now offered at various times throughout the day, to accommodate guests during all sessions. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.
Friday, February 26
Beaks and Feathers
With over 9,000 species of birds around the globe, discover the similarities and differences between them. Take a look at their habitats while weaving a bird’s nest. Children ages 5 to 7 will work together during this in–person STEM workshops and learn with other students in a hands–on classroom setting with educators at the Maryland Science Center. The 45 minute session begins at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $19.95 per participant and includes admission to the science center’s exhibit halls. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore.
Grab a friend or two and learn some of Julia Child’s classic and comforting dishes. Featuring Beef Bourguignon as the star of the show with slow-cooked and savory seared beef, fork-tender vegetables and a rich full-flavored sauce and concluding with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffles. Together you will perfect the delicious flavors that make her food so memorable to create a hearty and comforting menu, Ages 18 and up. 6–8 p.m. $120 and up, depending on your group size (accommodating from 2 to 6 per table.) Taste Buds Kitchen, Chester.