Free events for the family in November


Fifty-six free events for kids of all ages in the Baltimore-Annapolis area in November. Find fun for the family without breaking the budget with everything from movies to nature events.

Kids vote W1 Tuesday

Thankful For
Families write on feathers what they are thankful for. Free. 9am-9pm. Riviera Beach Library, Pasadena. 410-222-6285,

3 Thursday

Explore Science
Learn about science with experiments and crafts. For grades 3-6. Free. 6:30-7:30pm. Twin Beaches Library, Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411,

4 Friday

Tales & Tails
Fridays weekly. Animal stories followed by an animal meet and greet. Free. 10-11am. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. 443-738-9220,

First Friday Chestertown
Live entertainment, shopping and more. Free. 5-8pm. Downtown Chestertown.

Baltimore Greek Festival
Nov. 4-6. Greek dancing, food and more. Free. Fri. and Sat., 11am-11pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation, Baltimore.

5 Saturday

Friends Wildlife Holiday Bazaar
Shop for new and gently used treasures. Free. 9am-3pm. National Wildlife Visitors Center, Laurel. 301-497-5789,

Maritime Republic of Eastport’s Tug o’ War
The tug-of-war over Spa Creek pits downtown Annapolitans against the rebels of Eastport with a 1700-foot rope, 450 tuggers and 1,000 spectators. 11am. Free. Eastport and Annapolis City Dock.

American Indian Heritage Day
Hands-on activities, storytelling, archery and more. Free. 11am-4pm. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard. 410-586-8501,

Take Flight
Learn about the history and science of flight through hands-on demonstrations, experiments and crafts to take home. Free. 2-4pm. College Park Aviation Museum. 301-699-2449,

TV and Radio Science
Discover the history of science and technology of radio and television. Free. 2pm. Edgewater Library. 410-222-1538,

The Science of Boating
The Annapolis Dragon Boat Racing Club will share its knowledge of the 2,500-year-old Chinese tradition. Free. 5pm. Annapolis Regional Library. 410-222-1750,

6 Sunday

Science Sundays
Explore the natural world of science. Hands-on exhibits, outside hikes, crafts and more. All ages. Free. 10am-noon. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. 443-738-9200,

Full STEAM Ahead
Learn about the arts and sciences in the 19th century with hands-on activities. Registration required. Free. Noon-3pm. Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420,

First Sunday Arts Festival
Live entertainment, over 100 local and regional artists, food and more. Free. Noon. Calvert and West streets, Annapolis. 410-263-4012,

Veterans’ Parade
Annual “Salute to Veterans” parade featuring music, floats and more. Free. 1pm. 305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata. 301-934-8421,

Owl Prowl
Explore the refuge at night while looking and listening for owls. Registration required. Ages 10 and older. Free. 4:30-6pm. Patuxent North Track, Laurel. 301-497-5887,

8 Tuesday

Election Day
Make election signs, and vote in the voting booth. For children. Free. 9am-9pm. Deale Library. 410-222-1925,

Collage Art
Make collage art. Free. 7pm. Severn Library. 410-222-6280,

9 Wednesday

Lego Chain Reaction Challenge
Build over 10 different LEGO machines that spin, swing, pivot, roll, lift and drop. Free. 5-7pm. Columbia Park Community Center, Landover. 301-699-2449,

10 Thursday

Veterans Day Activities
Celebrate veterans with stories, songs and a craft. Free. 6pm. Severn Library. 410-222-6280,

Star Wars Night
The galactic empire invades the library. Costumes welcome. Free. 6:30pm. Mountain Road Library, Pasadena. 410-222-6699,

11 Friday

Veterans Day Parade
Parade honors veterans and active duty military. Memorial wreath-laying ceremony follows. Free. 10am. Washington Street, Leonardtown. 301-475-9791,

12 Saturday

Trash to Treasure Green Craft Fair
Shop for handmade wares made from at least 50 percent recycled, organic, fair trade or sustainably harvested materials. Free. 10am-4pm. Watkins Nature Center, Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6702,

Maryland Alpacas and Fleece Festival
Nov. 12-13. Fall festival featuring live animals, yarn, demos and more. Free. 10am-4pm. Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship. 443-848-7201,

13 Sunday

Harvest of the Artist
Handmade artisans market. Home furnishings, baked goods, pottery, artwork and more. Free. 11am-4pm. The Key School, Annapolis. 443-433-7811,

National Harbor Tree Lighting Ceremony
Pictures with Santa, crafts, holiday movie and more. Free. Noon-7pm. National Harbor.

Wood Ducks
Learn about ducks through crafts, stories and more. Ages 5-7. Registration is required. Free. 1-2:30pm. Patuxent North Track, Laurel. 301-497-5887,

Harbor Holiday Movies
Showing of “Prancer,” rated PG. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Free. 2pm. National Harbor. 1-877-628-5427,

Free Family Sunday
Learn to print light and dark shadows. Free. 2-5pm. Baltimore Museum of Art. 443-573-1700,

14 Monday

Tiny Explorers
Read stories, make pinecone art, sing, dance and more. Free. 9-10am. Registration required. The Key School, Annapolis. 410-263-9231,

Music and Movement
Explore stories through singing and dancing. For preschoolers. Free. 10:30am. Annapolis Library. 410-222-1750,

15 Tuesday

Time Traveling Story Time
Story time transports children back in time and activities based around the story’s setting. Free. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard. 410-586-8501,

Smashbooks: Tween Craft Night
Lesson on paper marbling and book making. A smash book is a journal of your experiences on-the-go. Registration required. Free. 6:30-7:30pm. Calvert Library, Prince Frederick. 410-326-5289,

16 Wednesday

Leave it to Beavers
Discover the clever techniques beavers use to live in the wild in a hands-on program. Registration is required. Ages 5-7. Free. 10-11am. Patuxent Visitor Center, Laurel. 301-497-5887,

17 Thursday

Gobble Gobble
Celebrate Thanksgiving with songs, rhymes and stories. For preschoolers. Free. 9:30-10am. Crofton Library. 410-222-7915,

Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts Celebration
Make your own wand, sample Honeydukes treats, find out your American school house, play wizardry games and more. Costumes welcome. For teens. Free. 7-9pm. Calvert Library, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291,

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