Family Fun, September 28–October 3

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Find your family fun September 28-October 3. From Kids Music Day, to a family night at the Maryland Zoo, there’s plenty to do!

Monday September 28

Mother Goose on the Loose Virtual Storytime
10:30 a.m., Facebook
MGOL is a fun-filled storytime that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. We use bells, shaker eggs, and scarves in our program. You will want to have some of these items during the program. Instruments can be anything that makes noise, and scarves can be spare bits of fabric or even a blanket or towel. This program is donation based. 

Kids Writers Live!
6–7 p.m., Facebook
Join children’s author and illustrator Lulu Delacre as she answers 10 questions with a story, anecdote, book reading, visual demonstration, and/or a look around her studio. The three-time Pura Belpré Award honoree Lulu Delacre has been writing and illustrating children’s books since 1980. The New York Times Bestselling artist was born and raised in Puerto Rico to Argentinean parents. Delacre says her Latino heritage and her life experiences inform her work. For more visit her at

Tuesday September 29

Bilingual Storytime
10:30–11 a.m., Facebook
Young children will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and activities while building ready to read skills in English and in Spanish / Los niños pequeños disfrutarán de historias, canciones, rimas y actividades mientras desarrollan habilidades de lectura en inglés y en español.

Wednesday, September 30

A Cookie + A Craft: Hedgehog String Art
12:30–2 p.m. $25.
Who doesn’t love a prickly hedgehog? Join us for a Zoom string art class to create your own who will be cute enough to name! After you finish your project, reward yourself with a yummy sugar cookie decorated like a hedgehog from local bakery Sugar Butter Love. We’ll provide the 3.5″x6″ reclaimed wood block, nails, template, string, beads, expert instruction, and tasty cookie treat. You will need a hammer, scissors, and needle-nose pliers, if you have some. Participants should be able to tie a knot and hammer a nail to do this project independently. Recommended for ages 8+ (adults even joined us last time!)
Materials packet pick-up will take place on Tuesday, September 29, from 5-6 p.m. at Picture the Good: Studio + Workshop, 1686 Village Green, Crofton.

Try it! Broadway Jazz  
This class is perfect for high energy students, it offers jazz technique and singing. Students will learn a dance found popular on broadway! (Jazz shoes recommended, comfortable clothing). $10. Students must pre-register. 1–2 p.m. Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park.

Thursday, October 1

Chesapeake Film Festival Virtual
1–4. Offering virtually 46 independent films, starting at 9am on Oct. 1 through Oct. 4 at midnight. Movies can be viewed for Free, though financial donations are appreciated.

Taste of the Chesapeake
Help raise money for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay during this virtual fundraiser. Keynote speaker, “insider” tours of projects, live raffle, silent auction and Chesapeake Bay inspired delicacies delivered to your door. Tickets: $30–$500. 7–8 p.m.

Friday, October 2

Kids Music Day
This October, Keep Music Alive will be celebrating its milestone 5th annual Kids Music Day by partnering with nearly 1,000 music schools, music stores and other music organizations to hold special events and promotions that benefit children playing music. 
Kids Music Day events typically include instrument petting zoos, student performances, ukulele/drum circles, instrument donation drives and more. This year, there will be a number of virtual musical experiences for parents and their children as an alternative in areas where necessary. And over a dozen celebrity artists are showing their support for Music Education by lending their name as Kids Music Day Ambassadors including: Julie Andrews, Jack Black, Sarah McLachlan, and Vanessa Williams.

Guava Jelly

BLYS October Fest
Fall is in the air! Kick off the season with outdoor yoga, live music by Guava Jelly, craft beer, dinner by Meat My Buns, and scrumptious desserts. $40. 5:30–7:30 p.m. Annapolis Sailing School.

Friday Night Market
Support and celebrate local vendors each Friday night, 6–9 p.m. Enjoy a drink while shopping for tasty treats, funky crafts, fresh local produce, and more! Running Hare Vineyards, Prince Frederick.

Twilight Family Stroll
Bring your friends, family, and flashlight for this guided tour of the Zoo as the sun goes down. Learn how to use your senses at night and how animals are adapted to life in the dark. Participants will tour the Zoo from a whole new perspective. You’ll get to visiting natural habitats in search of nocturnal creatures and explore animal senses through participatory games. $19. Ages 5 and up. 5–7 p.m. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Find more fun family events at our daily Calendar of Events!

And don’t miss our Fall seasonal events including Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes and Apple picking spots!