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Free family activities in March

Looking for some free fun for the family? Here are 46 events in March that won’t cost you a dime. From parades to story times to Maryland Day celebrations, you will find something to please every member of your brood.

St.Pats Parade 2w1 Wednesday

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday through stories and music. Ages 0-5. Free. 11-11:30am. South Bowie Library. 301-850-0475, pgcmls.info

2 Thursday

STEM-tastic: Crazy 8’s Math
An after-School Math Club for children in kindergarten-grade 2. Registration required. Free. 3-4pm. Laurel Library. 301-776-6790, pgcmls.info

Black Girls Unscripted
Program challenges misconceptions of black women and girls in media and popular culture by highlighting dynamic women through the power of sharing stories. Free. 7-9pm. South Bowie Library. 301-850-0475, pgcmls.info

3 Friday

Annapolis Irish Week
March 3-12. Parade, parties, Irish coffee competitions and more. Various venues, Annapolis. 443-822-5871, AnnapolisIrishWeek.com

4 Saturday

Maple Sugaring
Learn the process of making syrup from start to finish and enjoy a taste test. Free. 10-11:30am. Holt Park, Baltimore. 410-887-5307, overleafrc.com/programs/holtpark

Chesapeake Family Life Annapolis Camp Fair
Meet one-on-one with camp directors and staff. Find the perfect camp for your child to try something new, hone academic skills, practice favorite sports, be a counselor-in-training, meet new friends and more. Save 20 to 50 percent off select camps. Plenty of fun for kids from making snow to snap race cars. Free. 10am-2pm. Annapolis Area Christian School. chesapeakefamily.com/camp/camp-fair/camp-fair

5 Sunday

Science Sundays
Explore the natural world of science. Hands-on exhibits, outside hikes, crafts and more. All ages. Drop-in program. Free. 10am-noon. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. 443-738-9200, explorenature.org/center-event/science-sundays-5

Annapolis St. Patrick’s Parade
Floats, bands, performers and more. Free. 1pm. Downtown, Annapolis. 410-280-0445, visitannapolis.org, naptownevents.com/irish-week

6 Monday

Summer Camp Fair
Gather materials and explore summer options for your child. Over 30 local camp providers will be on hand representing a range of sports, academic, music and nature camps. Free. 6:30-8pm. Calvert Library, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291, calvert.lib.md.us/evanced.html

7 Tuesday

Wiz Kids
Activities in science, technology, art, engineering and math. Free. 6:30-7:30pm. Calvert Library, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291, calvert.lib.md.us/evanced.html

8 Wednesday

Sing, Sign and Play
Story time and social engagement with songs, books and signs to encourage interaction. Ages 0-3. Free. 10:30-11:30am. South Bowie Library. 301-850-0475, pgcmls.info

Nature Explorers Club
Get an up-close look at a piece of your planet. Investigate the ecosystem through presentations, conversations and hands-on activities. Ages 7-11. Free. 4pm. Crofton Community Library, 410-222-7915, aacpl.net

10 Friday

Tales & Tails
Fridays. Join Irvine Nature Center for animal stories followed by an animal meet & greet. Free. 10-11am. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. 443-738-9220, explorenature.org

11 Saturday

Going Green
Explore the park seeking clues and items that the leprechauns have left to find. Ages 6 and older. Free. 10-11:30am. Holt Park, Baltimore. 410-887-5307, overleafrc.com/programs/holtpark

Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Marching units, floats and local festivities. Festival at 11am; parade at noon. Coastal Highway, Ocean City. ococean.com

Hike and Bonfire
Learn about nature at night, followed by a bonfire and snacks. Free. 5:30-8pm. Holt Park, Baltimore. 410-887-5307, overleafrc.com/programs/holtpark

12 Sunday

Washington D.C. St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Mile-long, 2-hour celebration of Irish culture. Free. Noon. Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. dcstpatsparade.com

Full Steam Ahead
Visit the artLAB for hands-on investigations and challenges. Free. 1-4pm. Ann Marie Gardens, Solomons. 410-326-4640, annmariegarden.org

Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Celebration of Irish culture, music, song and dance. Route follows Charles Street from Washington Monument to Pratt St. and Market Place. Free. 2pm. Washington Monument, Baltimore. irishparade.net

13 Monday

Kids Achieve Club
Homework guidance and reading practice for students K through 6. Free. 6:30-7:30pm. Largo-Kettering Library, Largo. 301-336-4044, pgcmls.info

14 Tuesday

Discovery Day
Read the story “Dragons Love Tacos” and make a related craft. Ages 2-4. Registration required. Free. 9-10am. Indian Creek School, Crownsville. Indiancreekschool.org

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day
Wear green and celebrate the holiday with “Green Eggs and Ham” and other green stories. Free. 9:30am, for toddlers; 10:30am, for preschoolers. Annapolis Regional Library. 410- 222-1750, aacpl.net

15 Wednesday

Kidz Yoga
Provides techniques for self-health, relaxation and inner fulfillment. Ages 6-12. Free. 5:30-6:15pm. Annapolis Wellness House. 410-990-0941, annapoliswellnesshouse.org

Cherry Blossom Festival
March 15-April 16. Opening ceremony, kite festival, parade, fireworks festival and more. Some events may charge a fee. Check website for full schedule and prices. Various venues, Washington, D.C. nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

16 Thursday

Shamrock Shenanigans
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green, leprechauns, and shamrocks. Free. 9:30am. Annapolis Library. 410-222-1750, aacpl.net/location/annapolis

T.A.C.O.S Meeting
Help plan events, revamp the Teen Zone and more. Free. 5-6pm. Prince Frederick Library. 410-535-0291, calvert.lib.md.us/pf.html

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