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Free family fun in the month of February

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Looking for some free winter fun in February? Here are 58 ideas for fun for the whole family in the Annapolis-Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area. Find everything from library story times to teen movie nights and plenty more to keep the kids busy.

Yoga teens W1 Wednesday

Pop and Popcorn for Teens
Enjoy snacks, games and different activities. For teens. Free. 3pm. Severn Library. 410-222-6280, aacpl.net/location/severn

Happy Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder
Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder's 150th birthday with pioneer games, a craft and snacks. Ages 6-9. Ticket required. Free. 7-7:45pm. Miller Library, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950, hclibrary.org/locations

2 Thursday

LED Light Up Valentine
Create an LED light-up Valentine's Day card for someone special. For teens. Free. 3pm. Mountain Road Library, Pasadena. 410-222-6699, aacpl.net/location/mountainroad

African-American History Treasure Hunt
Get an interactive look at African-American history with a fun- and prize-filled treasure hunt through the library. Free. 4-5pm. Largo-Kettering Library, Largo. 301-336-4044, pgcmls.info/website/event/33872#branch

Harry Potter Book Night
Celebrate J.K. Rowling’s series with reading, activities, crafts and more. Costumes encouraged. Free. 6pm. Severna Park Library. 410-222-6290, aacpl.net/location/severnapark

3 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

4 Saturday

Disney Reads Day
Read popular Disney stories, fun activities and giveaways. Free. 11am. Barnes & Noble, Annapolis. 410-573-1115, stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2866

Family Afternoon: Newspaper Fort Challenge
Construct a fort made of newspapers and tape. Learn about the triangle and create tetrahedral caverns small enough for one, or big enough for your family. Free. 11am-2pm. National Building Museum, Washington, D.C. 202-272-2448, nbm.org

Ice Fest
Ice sculptures, an ice skating rink, an ice playground and Baltimore Mobile Zoo's penguin. Free. 1-6pm. Sykesville Main Street. sykesvillemainstreet.com/event/icefest

6 Monday

​​Tiny Tots: Nature and Music​
Learn about wildlife at the refuge through fun and interactive songs and rhyming. Ages 16-42 months. Free. 10:30-11:15am. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel. 301-497-5887, fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent

7 Tuesday

Discovery Day
The book “Float” is a book without words that invites you to imagine in new ways. Make hats and other creative sculptures with newspaper and other recycled materials. Reservations required. Free. 9-10am. Indian Creek School, Evergreen Campus, Crownsville. 410-923-3660

Boys Read: Sports Edition
Boys read about sports, learn to work as a team and gain the skills to be successful in the classroom and in life. Led by a former NCAA Division I athlete. Free. 4-5:30pm. Glenarden Library. 301-772-5477, pgcmls.info/website/branch/location/Glenarden

8 Wednesday

Valentine's Day Story Time
Celebrate Valentine's Day with stories and songs, and make a card for someone you love. Free. 9:30am. Linthicum Library. 410-222-6265, aacpl.net/location/linthicum

Healthy Teeth and Healthy Me
Celebrate National Dental Health Week with stories, activities, crafts and a tooth healthy snack. Free. 10am. Annapolis Library. 410-222-1750, aacpl.net/location/annapolis

Colgate Dental Van
Visit the Colgate Dental Van to celebrate National Dental Month and to provide children with information to improve their oral health. Birth-5. Free. 10:30am-12:30pm. South Bowie Library. 301-850-0475, pgcmls.info/website/event/37893#branch

Nature Explorers Club
Investigate an aspect of the ecosystem through presentations, conversations and hands-on activities. Bring a magnifier. For ages 7-11. Free. 4pm. Crofton Library. 410-222-7915, aacpl.net/location/crofton

9 Thursday

The Columbia Orchestra Presents....
Listen to child-friendly music while learning about families of instruments and how different instruments produce their sound. Ticket required. Free. 11-11:30am. Miller Library, Ellicott City. 410-313-1950, hclibrary.org/locations

Valentine's Day Story Time
Celebrate Valentine's Day with stories and songs, and make a card for someone you love. Free. 6:30pm. Linthicum Library. 410-222-6265, aacpl.net/location/linthicum

Valentine Bingo
Play bingo with family and friends and win small prizes or books. Free. 6:30pm. Crofton Library. 410-222-7915, aacpl.net/location/crofton

Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder 100th Birthday
Learn about the American Pioneer experience and celebrate the birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder. For second grade and up. Free. 6:30-7:30pm. Prince Frederick Library. 410-535-0291, calvert.lib.md.us/pf.html

10 Friday

African-American STEAM: Portrait Workshop
Kids create portraits of famous African-Americans after learning about art concepts, the basic structure of the face and viewing portraits by famous artists. Registration is required. Limited spots. Free. 2-3pm. Laurel Library. 301-776-6790, pgcmls.info/website/event/29769#branch

11 Saturday

Tracks and Scat
Become trackers and discover what kind of animals live at the park with the clues you find. Free. 10-11:30am. Holt Park, Baltimore. 410-887-5307, overleafrc.com/programs/holtpark

Valentine's Day Story Time and Crafts
Featured titles are “The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story” and “Valentine's Day Is Cool.” Followed by Valentine's Day themed activities. Free. 11am. Barnes & Noble, Annapolis. 410-573-1115, barnesandnoble.com

Valentine Chocolate Bingo
Play bingo with tasty prizes awarded to the winners. Free. 2pm. Glen Burnie Library. 410-222-6270, aacpl.net/location/glenburnie

Valentine Shrinky-Dink Workshop
Make jewelry, key chains and more. Children will receive their first two sheets of blank Shrinky Dinks free; additional sheets available for 50 cents each. All ages. Free. 2-4pm. Brentwood Arts Center, Brentwood. 301-277-2863, arts.pgparks.com/page69520.aspx

Backyard Birds
Environmental educator will show the sights and sounds of the usual and the rare visitors to Maryland feeders during National Bird-Feeding Month. Then make a tasty toast treat for feathered friends. Ages 7 and up. Free. 2pm. Crofton Library. 410-222-7915, aacpl.net/location/crofton

12 Sunday

Skull Detectives
Learn more about animals by studying the features of their skulls in this hands-on program. Ages 8-10. Registration required. Free. 10:30am-noon. North Tract Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel. 301-497-5887, fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent

History Festival: Expressions of a People
Black History celebration featuring musical performances, children's activities, workshops, and entertainment. Free. 1-6pm. Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington. 301-203-6070, arts.pgparks.com/page69275.aspx

Valentine Craft Creations
Create Valentine's Day bracelets and keychains. Ages 9-12. Registration required. 2-3pm. Free. Central Branch Library, Columbia. 410-313-7800, hclibrary.org/locations

13 Monday

Valentine's Day Preschool Bingo
Come and win some sweets and treats in preschool age bingo. Ages 5 and under. Free. 3pm. Riviera Beach Library, Pasadena. 410-222-6285, aacpl.net/location/rivierabeach

​Pigment of Patuxent
Explore the colors of the natural world and learn how different animals use colors to survive. Ages 5-7. Free. 3-4pm. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel. 301-497-5887, fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent

Valentine Bingo
Play Bingo with heart-shaped candies as markers. Small prizes or books for the winners. Free. 6:30pm. Broadneck Library, Annapolis. 410-222-1905, aacpl.net/location/broadneck

Chocolate Creations for Teens
Teens will learn how to melt chocolate and pour it into molds to make delicious, homemade creations. Free. 6:30pm. Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library. 410-222-1770, aacpl.net/location/eastport

14 Tuesday

Valentine's Day Special
Valentine's Day program with stories, songs, crafts and more. Free. 10:30am. Annapolis Library. 410-222-1750, aacpl.net/location/annapolis

I <3 Animals
Drop in and create zoo animals using the shape of a Valentine heart. 1:30-2:30pm. Free. Savage Library, Laurel. 410-313-0760, hclibrary.org/locations

15 Wednesday

Dreams in Color
Black History Month Celebration featuring music and dance, games and educational activities. Free. 4-5pm. Oxon Hill Library. 301-839-2400, pgcmls.info/website/event/36335#branch

Anti-Valentine's Day Teen Party
Anti-Valentine's Day fun, food, and games. For teens. Free. 4-5:30pm. Crofton Community Library, Crofton. 410-222-7915, aacpl.net/location/crofton

After-School Yoga for Teens
Registered yoga instructor Jillian Amodio leads an after-school yoga and meditation class. For ages 13-18. Free. 4:30pm. Broadneck Library, Annapolis. 410-222-1905, aacpl.net/location/broadneck

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