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Free Fun for the Family in May

7 Monday

Mother’s Day Sip and Paint
Come create your own masterpiece for your mom or other special person in your life. Supplies and instructions will be provided. Free. 6:30-8pm. Largo-Kettering Library. 301-336-4044, pgcmls.info

8 Tuesday

Public Archaeology Day
Join the pros in excavating test units, screening soils for artifacts, and mapping remains associated with an 18th-century plantation on the Park grounds. Free and open to the public; registration is required. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. 10am-4pm. Jefferson Patterson Park, Leonardtown. 410-586-8554; jefpat.org

9 Wednesday

Lunchtime Lawn Concert
Some of the area’s top musicians will perform. Bring your own brown bag lunch or picnic basket. Free. Noon-1:30pm. Darnall’s Chance House Museum, Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010, outdoors.pgparks.com

10 Thursday

Celebrate Mom
Celebrate the love of mother and child with a story, rhymes and songs. Free. 9:30am. Annapolis Library. aacpl.net

12 Saturday

big truck dayBig Trucks
Get a close look at work trucks, emergency vehicles, construction equipment, and other machines from the Baltimore City Department of Public Works. Free. 9am-1pm. Baltimore Museum of Industry. 410-727-4808, thebmi.org

World Migratory Bird Day
Family-friendly activities, games and demonstrations—all in the name of bird conservation. Free. 10am-2pm. Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 202-633-4888, nationalzoo.si.edu

Greenbelt Green Man Festival
May 12–13. Music, vendors, crafts, environmental awareness, food and fun to celebrate Greenbelt’s commitment to forest preservation. Free. Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt. greenbeltgreenmanfestival.org

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 12–13. Fine art by nation’s best artists, live entertainment and restaurants. Free. Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 10am-5pm. Woodmont Triangle, Bethesda. bethesda.org

Mother’s Day Story Time
A Mother’s Day story time featuring the book “I’ve Loved You Since Forever” and “Everything Is Mama.” Activities to follow. Free. 11am. Barnes and Noble, Annapolis. 410-573-1115. barnesandnoble.com

Kite Festival and Community Picnic
Bring a kite and a lunch for this fun family picnic. Free. Noon-4pm. Broadneck Park, Annapolis. friendsofbroadneckpark.com

13 Sunday

Mother’s Day Tea
Tea, gingerbread, live music, tours and more. Free. 1-4pm. Hancocks Resolution, Pasadena. 410-255-4048, historichancocksresolution.org

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