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Fun for preschoolers in November

November is full of events perfect for preschoolers. There is plenty to keep your preschooler busy from story times to movies to nature activities. Whether you live in Annapolis or Baltimore or anywhere in between, there is something just for you and your preschooler this month.

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1 Tuesday

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

2 Wednesday

Mr Paca’s Backyard Program
Hear the story of “Peter and the Wolf” and then listen to parts of the symphony created especially for the book. $7; members, $5. 10-11:15am. Ages 3-5. William Paca House and Garden, Annapolis. 410-990-4543, annapolis.org

3 Thursday

Creek Critters
Thursdays weekly. Learn about the local environment with indoor and outdoor activities. See what critters live in the woodlands and creek. Stories, songs, games and crafts. Ages 3-10. Free with $4 museum admission. 10:30am. Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Annapolis. 410-990-1993, theccm.org

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, explorenature.org

First Fridays
Museum admission discounted. $10. 5-8pm. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 410-685-2370, mdsci.org/event/first-fridays-8

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. facebook.com/BaltGreekFestival

5 Saturday

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

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, jefpat.org

6 Sunday

Pay What You Want Day
Donate an amount of your choice instead of paying normal admission prices. 9am-5pm. National Aquarium, Baltimore. 410-576-3800, aqua.org

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, explorenature.org/center-event/science-sundays-5

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, history.pgparks.com/sites_and_museums/Riversdale_House_Museum.htm

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, firstsundayarts.com

Veterans’ Parade
Annual “Salute to Veterans” parade featuring music, floats and more. Free. 1pm. 305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata. 301-934-8421, visitmaryland.org/event/veterans-parade#sthash.ds9suOrX.dpuf

8 Tuesday

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

Pilgrim History and Hayride
Pilgrim history educational program. Guides dressed in costume. Four stations — the Pilgrim’s home life, chores, the games they played and Native Americans and their relationship with the pilgrims. Hayride. $8; adults attending with children are free. 1-3pm. Sharp Farm, Brookeville. 410-489-2572, sharpfarm.com

Collage Art
Make collage art. Free. 7pm. Severn Library. 410-222-6280, aacpl.net/location/severn

10 Thursday

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

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

Super Hero’s Day
Nov. 10 and 12. Create a superhero mask, cuffs and shield; ride the superhero express; meet superheros; and enjoy stories, games and more. 10am-3:30pm. Train departs Thurs., 11:30am; Sat., 11:30am and 2pm. $18; $12 ages 2-12. Train rides $3 adults; $2 children. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore. 410-752-2490, borail.org/super-hero-day.aspx

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, visitstmarysmd.com/events-entertainment/veterans-day-parade

Owls and Oreos
Experience nature at night. Explore the trails at Irvine, meet a new animal friend and enjoy a snack. Free, members; $10, non-members. 7-8pm. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. 443-738-9200, explorenature.org

Maryland Irish Festival
Nov. 11-13. Irish music, Irish dancers, cultural exhibits and more. $10-50; free, ages 17 and under. Fri., 6-11pm; Sat., noon-11pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium. Irishfestival.com.s141542.gridserver.com

Waterfowl Festival
Nov. 11-13. Event includes Dock Dogs competition, artists, birds of prey demonstrations and more. $15, ages 11 and under, free. Check website for times. Various venues, Easton. waterfowlfestival.org

12 Saturday

Star, Stripes and Chow…Chili Edition
Fundraiser supports homeless veterans. Chili cook-off, live music, kids zone and more. $40; ages 10 and under, free. 1-5pm. Gameday Warehouse, Baltimore. baltimorestation.org/event/stars-stripes-chow-chili-edition

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, marylandalpacas.org

13 Sunday

National Harbor Tree Lighting Ceremony
Pictures with Santa, crafts, holiday movie and more. Free. Noon-7pm. National Harbor. nationalharbor.com/event/tree-lighting-ceremony

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, fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent

Harbor Holiday Movies
Showing of “Prancer,” rated PG. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Free. 2pm. National Harbor. 1-877-628-5427, nationalharbor.com/movies-on-the-potomac

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

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