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May Calendar of Events

May has arrived and with it, the Blue Angels, May Day, flower sales, farmer’s markets, Mother’s Day events, garden festivals and lots of other springtime family fun!

Ongoing May Events

North Beach Farmers’ Market
Saturdays. The new North Beach Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturday mornings from 8–11 a.m. in the parking lot of the North Beach Senior Center. The market will include local vendors with items such as plants, farm vegetables, baked goods, meats, cheeses, eggs and other fresh goods. The Town of North Beach will follow the State of Maryland’s masking order and physical distancing order for outdoor public areas that exist at the start of, and during, the Farmers’ Market season.

Spy Academy & The Lost Treasure of Atlantis
Through May 23. Calling all spy cadets: our madcap team of expert spies needs you to help save the day and find the lost treasure of Atlantis! Full of surprises, fun, and memorable characters, each performance of Spy Academy takes a small number of families through a series of puzzles, codes, and challenges on a quest to recover the stolen Heart of the Dragon. Part online escape room, part interactive game, this creative and immersive theatrical experience is a live virtual event perfect for ages 5–10. $25 per household. 

What Happened This week: News Quiz for Kids
Mondays. Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Mondays at 4 p.m. for a video quiz! There will be 5 multiple choice questions about current events, and kids can learn about good news, real news, even fake news, as well as cool online resources for knowledge and activities. Register to receive login details This program will be streamed on the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Facebook page and recordings will be saved for on demand viewing.

Storytime with the Chesapeake Children’s Museum
Join the CCM every Friday at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook, where they’ll introduce a new children’s book each week, occasionally incorporating songs or crafts to do at home. 

Field Work Fridays
Fridays, 9 a.m.–noon. Every Friday rain or shine, volunteers can join staff naturalists to tackle a stewardship project in need of support. Projects include invasive plant removals, trash clean-ups, gardening, citizen science monitoring, and more. No prior training or experience is necessary. Ages 8 and up. Registration required. g 

Half–Price Friday Nights
Enjoy access to the National Aquarium’s award–winning exhibits for half the price of general admission during Half-Price Friday Nights. The program runs year–round, allowing you to spend Friday evening after 5 p.m. with the sharks, fish, puffins and other amazing creatures that call the Aquarium home. Tickets are available online or Friday evenings on-site. National Aquarium, Baltimore. 

BMA – Free Family Sundays at Home
Get craft ideas and downloadable art projects for free art–making workshops. Headed to the Museum? Grab a free art–making kit complete with step-by-step guides and art supplies on Sundays 2–5 p.m., and at the BMA’s branch location, BMA Lexington Market, on Fridays 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 

Sunset Yoga at Navy Point
Tuesdays. Eastern Shore Yoga will lead participants in a mixed-level flow sunset yoga class on the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Navy Point. Participants are required to bring their own mats, props, and water. 5:30–6:30 p.m. $20 for a single session, $70 for the full series. Preregistration required. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St Michaels. 

BMI Farmers Market
Saturdays. Purchase fresh produce, oven-fresh bread and sweets, bright flowers, tasty ready-to-eat treats, artisan items, and more. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Baltimore Museum of Industry. 

Pop Up Playtime
Join Port Discovery’s Educators for Pop Up Play Time each Tuesday at 10 a.m. on the Port Discovery Children’s Museum Facebook Page. 

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Anne Arundel County Farmers Market
The 2021 market season is in full swing with seasonal fruits and vegetables, crafts, and lots of other food items from local farms and vendors. Farmer’s Market, Harry Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Saturdays 10 a.m.– noon. Sundays 10 a.m.–1 p.m. 

Facebook Live Babies in Bloom
Thursdays. 10:30 a.m. Join the Anne Arundel County Public Library online for a special Facebook Live event for babies ages birth to 18 months. Babies will enjoy songs and action rhymes while building early literacy skills. 

Saturday, May 1

51st Annual Flower and Plant Market
April 30–May 2. Browse the Tannery and Garden Wagons for the perfect additions to your garden. Visit the Gardener’s Corner for gently used books, pots, containers, and other garden-related bargains. Visit the booths of our specialty plant growers, craft and garden-related vendors. Union Mills Homestead, Westminster. 

May Day in Annapolis
View May Day flower baskets created by residents and business owners. Free. 10 a.m. Main Street, Annapolis. 

Virtual Kinetic Sculpture Race
May 1. The American Visionary Art Museum’s annual race of wacky, imaginative, human-powered works of art is model perfect this year. Watch as miniature model “Dream Machine” 3D artful sculptures made by members of the public, compete over miniature land, sea, through mud and sand obstacles. 11 a.m. Pre-register for a link. 

Colonial Mocktails: Syllabub & Raspberry Shrub
At Colonial Mocktails—the non-alcoholic version of the popular “Colonial Cocktails” program—you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture. 1–2 p.m. $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Age 18+. Preregistration required. Historic London Town & Gardens, Edgewater. 

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Garden Festival 
The 13th annual festival is a sale of rare plants, garden ornaments, and antiques, featuring an exclusive collection of 40 vendors from throughout the region. Plus, tour Ladew’s gardens, visit the historic home of Harvey S. Ladew, and stroll through the Nature Walk. Advance ticket purchase is required; tiered timed tickets. 8–9:45 a.m. ($50); 10 –11:45 a.m. ($30); Noon–1:45 p.m. ($20); 2–3:45 p.m. ($10). Ladew Gardens, Monkton. 

City Nature Challenge
The City Nature Challenge is a collaborative effort among cities across the globe, including Baltimore, to see which city can find and document the most plants and wildlife over a four-day period. Enjoy a day of exploration, learning, and citizen science to document the many forms of life that call the Carrie Murray Nature Center home. Binoculars, magnifying, and field guides will be available for use. If possible, download the free iNaturalist app before the program. 13 p.m. All ages welcome. Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore. 

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival Virtual
May 1–2. Celebrate all things sheep, with crafts and supplies, vendors, virtual demonstrations, and plenty of entertainment. $5. 

Sotterley Market and Day at the Farm
May 1–2. Food trucks, local talented vendors with home decor, personal and beauty items, treats & yummies, wine & spirits, live music, plus farm experiences for the whole family:  demos on making raised garden beds, blacksmithing, and more. $10 for adults (18 and up), kids are free. Bring chairs and blankets to spread out, but no coolers or pets. Masks required. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Historic Sotterley, Hollywood. 

Spring Walk in the Woods
Enjoy a walk in Banneker’s woods and orchard as they burst with activity. We will look for trees leafing out and migrant birds. Adults, children ages 10 and up. $2/person, $10/family. 10:30 a.m.–noon. Preregistration required. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Catonsville. 

The ART in eARTh: Cobweb Canvas Performance
Join the Port Discovery Children’s Museum staff to examine our world through the arts. Participate in an interactive “pop-up” performance that follows nature’s expert builder as he spins a cobweb or another where bird’s unique talents are on display. Explore the grounds and gather natural objects to create unique works of art or jewelry inspired by nature. 3–10 years. Free with general admission. Preregistration required. 2:30–3:30 p.m. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia. 

Solomons Maritime Festival
Taste traditional foods, learn how to pick crabs and shuck oysters, enjoy local gospel and old time music, see Chesapeake Bay retrievers in action, watch model boats skim the waters of the boat basin, talk with traditional crafts people as they demonstrate their skills. Free 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison. For the kids, there will be toy boat building and more. The event includes the Antique Boat and Marine Engine Show which features exhibits from over 30 collectors of antique and classic boats, and vintage marine outboard and inboard engines. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free admission. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 

Sunday, May 2

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May Day Wreath Making
Celebrate flowers, moms and May! Using natural materials and special floral touches, make a wreath to brighten a home. All materials will be provided. Adults and children, ages 7 and up. $5 perwreath. Preregistration required. 1–2:30 p.m. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Catonsville. 

Yoga on the Farm
Start your Sunday off with a morning yoga session among the wildflower fields! Annapolis local, YogiAllie, will teach one class a month in a series at Wildberry Farm + Market. Social distancing will be observed. 7:30–8:45 a.m. $25. Wildberry Farm, Crownsville. 

First Sunday Arts Festival
On the first Sunday of each month through November, enjoy strolling the first blocks of West Street for live entertainment, over 100 local and regional artists, food and fun. Free. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. West and Calvert Streets, Annapolis. 

Native Plant Palooza
Robinson Nature Center’s annual, outdoor native plant sale! Select from a large variety of shrubs, wildflowers, ground covers, trees, and edible native plants. All ages welcome. Free. 12–4 p.m. Call 410-313-0400 to reserve a timeslot to attend this event. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia. 

Ocean City Spring Restaurant Week
May 2–16. Restaurants create special, fixed-price menus designed to tempt your taste buds. No passes, tickets, or coupons are required. Simply choose a participating restaurant and dine out! 

Tuesday, May 4

Pet Loss Virtual Workshop
Sponsored by Perfect Pet Resort and held from 6–8 p.m. Adults who are mourning the loss of a beloved animal friend can participate in this interactive online workshop that includes a time to share individual stories, an introduction to the grief process, an art activity to honor your beloved pet, brainstorming and suggestions for healthy coping. Free. Preregistration required.

Wednesday, May 5

Celebrating Cinco
An invading foreign army, a local militia, a Native American president, and a stampede, what is happening? It’s Cinco de Mayo! Kids, learn the history of Cinco de Mayo and pick up a little Spanish too! Children ages 7–10. $3/child, $10/family. 1–2 p.m. Preregistration required. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Catonsville. 

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Planting for Pollinators
Learn the Top 20 native plants for pollinators to add to your garden to support native bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, etc. Kathy Jentz, Editor, Publisher and Founder of Washington Gardener Magazine, will share how to have something for every season in the garden to benefit native pollinators, as well as support the declining honeybee populations. Presented by Homestead Gardens via Zoom at 7 p.m. 

Thursday, May 6

Springfest
May 6–9. Kick off spring at the beach with food, lots of live entertainment, art, crafts and family-friendly fun. Free; headline acts require admission. Inlet Lot, Boardwalk, Ocean City.

Ladies Night
Get creative and get your pottery on! Ages 16 and up. Bring the beverages of your choice and receive 25% off your pottery project. 5–10 p.m. Reservations recommended. The Clay Bakers, Annapolis. 

Sea Squirts: Caterpillar to Butterfly
This program invites children 18 months–3 years, with an adult, to discover the museum together  through music, stories, and special activities.There will be story time and a carryout craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15–20 minutes throughout the day beginning at 10:15 a.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 

Friday, May 7

First Fridays in Leonardtown
Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, enjoy a drink from Social Coffeehouse or Antoinette’s Garden, explore Shepherd’s Old Field Market, shop at one of the many local shops and art galleries, and enjoy a sweet treat from Heritage Chocolates! 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Leonardtown. 

Friday Late Night Planetarium Show: Passport to the Universe
Discover top-notch astronomy and entertainment at the Robinson Nature Center. This program is held in the new, upgraded planetarium and features a full-dome movie preceded by an adult-level planetarium presentation about current happenings in our night sky. Ages 18 and up. $8 per ticket. Call 410-313-0400 to reserve your tickets. No online registration available. 8–9 p.m. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia. 

LEGO Engineering Challenge 
Calling all LEGO blocks fans! Each week watch a brief video to receive new challenges, then create and engineer designs with LEGO blocks. Register with an email address to receive a link to join the online class. Designed for ages 9 and up. 4 p.m. Hosted by Howard County Public Library. 

Mount Vernon Historic Plant and Garden Sale
May 7–8. Shop at Mount Vernon for plants, annuals, perennials, and heirlooms grown in the estate’s greenhouses. To allow for social distancing, reservations are required to shop. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Virginia. 

Saturday, May 8

Beginner Birding
Come out and enjoy some beginner birding in the park! Binoculars and ID books will be available during the program. 13 p.m. All ages welcome. $3 per person. Preregistration required. Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore. 

William Paca Garden Plant Sale
May 8–9. Take home a piece of history. Historic Annapolis volunteers personally raise over 8,000 plants—perennials, annuals, trees, vines, and vegetable starts—that represent the best of the old and the new. From heirloom tomatoes to Thomas Jefferson’s favorite snail vine, from native Blue Mist Flower to the newly developed coneflowers “Ruby Star.” Preregistration required. William Paca Garden, Annapolis. 

Yoga at the Zoo
Strike a yoga pose at Penguin Coast, home to more than 95 African penguins, or at the lion habitat under the watchful gaze of lions Zuri and Hassan. Each 60-minute Vinyasa-style yoga class is designed for both beginner and intermediate yoga lovers. The class is intended for those 15 years of age and older. $25 per session, which includes admission to the Zoo. 8 a.m. Preregistration is required. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. 

Mother’s Day Pop Up Event
Grab mom and bring her out for a day of shopping. Have lunch in the Tearoom and check out the offerings from local vendors. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The Cottage Boutique, Charlotte Hall. 

Clean Up the Odenton Library Grounds
Help your local environment by cleaning up trash near the Odenton Library! Safety equipment and trash bags will be provided thanks to Project Clean Stream; waivers must be signed. Any children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by their responsible adult at all times. 10–11:30 a.m. Odenton Library, Odenton. 

Free Family MakerSpace Workshop: Egg Carton Greenhouse
Make an upcycled greenhouse that will keep your seeds in the perfect condition for sprouting. All ages are welcome, but caregivers must be present. 10 a.m.–noon. Preregistration required. Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park. 

Mother’s Day: Caterpillar Cupcakes
Scrumptious mini vanilla cupcakes become cute caterpillars with rainbow glaze and simple candy decorations! You and your budding chef will love making and decorating your own hungry little caterpillar! This class is designed for kids and parents to cook together! $30. 11 a.m.–noon. Taste Buds Kitchen, Chester. 

Virtual ZOOmobile LIVE: Animal Myths Busted!
Join The Maryland Zoo for a live, Virtual ZOOmobile Program and learn the truth about some animal myths. During this 30-minute presentation which begins at 1:30 p.m., zoo educators will lead a program designed for children ages 5 to 10 years-old. 

Trash & Treasures Rummage Sale
This community-wide yard sale will be held in the “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center parking lot (outside) from 8 a.m.–noon. Register a table (Preregistration is required). One table and 2 chairs are provided for the table rate or bring your own table for a reduced cost. $15 bring your own table or $20 for a table. Contact Barry Booth at 410-263-7958 or blbooth@annapolis.gov to register.

Sunday, May 9

Happy Mother’s Day!

Family Workshop: Flower Arranging
Turn your child into a petal-powered Picasso with this fun, hour-long program on flower arranging. Taught by Meenal Harankhedkar, London Town’s Director of Horticulture, your children will have a blast learning the basics of flower arranging and will leave with their own handmade centerpiece for your table. $25 for member children or $30 for non-member children. For children ages 6–12. 10:30–11:30 a.m. Preregistration required. Historic London Town & Gardens, Edgewater.

Mums & Mimosas: Mother’s Day Flower Arranging Workshop
In this hour-long class taught by Meenal Harankhedkar, London Town’s Direct of Horticulture, you’ll enjoy mimosas and learn how to create beautiful arrangements for bouquets, centerpieces, wreaths, and more. $50 for members or $60 for non-member. Ages 21+. Preregistration required. 3–4 p.m. Historic London Town & Gardens, Edgewater. 

Mother’s Day Cruise in Annapolis
Treat mom to live music, charcuterie boxes by Vintage Views Bar, and a mimosa while cruising Annapolis on the Catherine Marie.To create a safe, socially distanced experience and to ensure you are seated with people you know, you must purchase all available seats at your table. Pricing is per table, $150–$450. Tables accommodate up to 2, 4, or 6 guests. 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Annapolis City Dock, Annapolis. 

Annual Mother’s Day Tea
Treat mom to a traditional tea. Seatings at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. All seatings for the Special Mother’s Day Tea will be inside our Dining Rooms. Seatings are for 90 Minutes. $27 per person which includes a gift for each Mom! Also available for curbside pick-up with advance order. Reynold’s Tavern, Annapolis.

Wednesday, May 12

Wine & Dine in the Garden
Experience a four-course dinner with a specially curated menu as you enjoy the beauty of the William Paca House’s picturesque English Garden. Extravagant food and wine, along with the unparalleled service of Ken’s Creative Kitchen, will create an unforgettable evening. Registration required by May 5. Limited seating available. Seatings will be available for parties up to 6 per table. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner service starts promptly at 6 p.m. Cost: $150 per person (all-inclusive). William Paca Garden, Annapolis. 

Learning at London Town: Pollination Exploration
Go searching for the pollinators both large and small that keep London Town’s garden beautiful. Along the way, learn about the importance and conservation of pollinators, and help enhance the garden’s pollinator habitat.1–2:30 p.m. $8 for member children, grades 1–4 or $10 for non-member children. Preregistration required. Also offered Saturday, May 15. Historic London Town & Gardens, Edgewater. 

Backyard Astronomy: Lunar Phases (online)
Have you ever wondered what that bright thing is in the sky? Is it a star or a planet? Tune in to the Maryland Science Center Facebook page at 1 p.m. for Backyard Astronomy to learn some basic constellations, planet identification, and other observational highlights to look for from your own backyard. 

Thursday, May 13

Sea Squirts: Caterpillar to Butterfly
This program invites children 18 months–3 years, with an adult, to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities.There will be story time and a carryout craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15–20 minutes throughout the day beginning at 10:15 a.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 

Watershed Moments: Dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay
Dr. Helen Bailey will present an engaging talk on the DolphinWatch project. This event is part of the Appalachian Laboratory’s Watershed Moments Community Learning Series. Registration required. 6:30–8 p.m. 

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Friday, May 14

Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine
May 14–16; 21–23. This fun-filled event provides children of all ages the opportunity to climb aboard and take a ride with Thomas, meet other characters and enjoy Thomas-themed activities. $26–$30. 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore. borail.org

Adult Flashlight Egg Hunt
Adults ages 21 and up embark on a nighttime egg hunt using flashlights and your wits to search for hundreds of eggs hidden on the grounds of the Robinson Nature Center. Collect as many as you can while competing against other participants for the chance to be crowned the winner. Turn in your eggs for chances to win raffled discounts/tickets to HCRP programs. $25 per person. Pre-register as space is limited. 8–10 p.m. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia. 

Virtual ZOOmobile LIVE: Waddle & Wiggle
Join The Maryland Zoo for a live, Virtual ZOOmobile Program. During this 30–minute presentation which begins at 11 a.m., zoo educators will lead an interactive activity designed for preschool–age children. Children will then have a chance to meet three of the Zoo’s Animal Ambassadors. 

Special Needs Night at the Calvert Marine Museum
The museum will be open exclusively for individuals with special needs and their families or caregivers. Enjoy the skates and rays, fish, fossils, maritime history, and have fun in a relaxed and supportive environment. Shop in the Museum Store, learn about river otters, and board the Wm. B. Tennison for a 30-minute cruise! 5–7 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 

Saturday, May 15

Learning at London Town: Pollination Exploration
Go searching for the pollinators both large and small that keep our garden beautiful. Along the way, we’ll discuss the importance and conservation of pollinators, and you’ll help us enhance our pollinator habitat.1–2:30 p.m. $8 for member children, grades 1–4 or $10 for non-member children. Preregistration required. Historic London Town & Gardens, Edgewater. 

May Day
Celebrate the arrival of spring colonial-style. Rally around the Maypole with the colonists, entertainment, art, garden crafts, and games with a 17th-century flair. $10 per adult, $6 per kid. Children under 5 are free.10 a.m.–4 p.m. Visitor Center, St. Mary’s City. 

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Earth Day Volunteer Day
Celebrate Earth Day on Banneker’s Farmstead. This year participants will roll up their sleeves to prepare the garden beds, plant trees, and put a dent in the invasive species of plants at the farmstead. Bring your work gloves and garden tools. 1–3 p.m. Free event for all ages. Preregistration required. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Catonsville. 

Is it magic or is it science?
Spend the day exploring the science behind some of our favorite magical tricks and demonstrations.The staff at the Maryland Science Center will teach you all about the physics, chemistry, and optical science of illusions. Noon–4 p.m. Included with paid admission. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 

Wednesday, May 19

Maryland Film Fest
May 19–22. Short films, feature films, documentary, narrative, animation, and more. Check website for hours, prices and a list of celebrity guest hosts. Various venues, Downtown Baltimore. 

Put the A in STEAM: Psychedelic Salt Art
Tune in to the Maryland Science Center Facebook page at noon to put your science skills to make masterpieces! Paint, sculpt, and create while learning the science behind art. Supplies needed: white paper, wax paper, a pen or pencil, glue, salt, food coloring, and water. 

Thursday, May 20

Cruisin’
May 20–23. One of the East Coast’s largest car shows, featuring 3,500-plus hot rods, customs, classics and trick trucks. $10 Thursday and Sunday, $15 Friday and Saturday. Children under 14 free. 9–5 p.m.. Inlet Parking Lot and Convention Center, Ocean City. 

Friday, May 21

Asian Street Foods
Cooks ages 21 and up can learn how to put a flavorful twist on some of Southeast Asia’s traditional dishes from tacos to fried rice. Menu is gluten-free and BYOB. Pay per table. Tables seat from 2 to 6 people. $120–$300. 6–8 p.m. Taste Buds Kitchen, Chester. 

Saturday, May 22

Guided Paddle & Tasting
Join CBMM staff in a guided paddle along Skipton and Mill creeks, followed by a tasting at the Triple Creek Winery. The creek is home to a plethora of wildlife and is lined with a variety of trees: live oaks, dogwoods, breech, and hickory. Participants are asked to provide their own PFDs if they are not renting one of CBMM’s kayaks. $45 for those not renting a kayak, $65 for those also renting a kayak. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Preregistration required. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. 

French Patisserie
Kids ages 9 to 17 years-old can learn to create beautiful, mouth-watering desserts just like the pros! Participants will work on their pastry skills by baking and decorating two fruit themed treats. $40 per person. 13 p.m. Taste Buds Kitchen, Chester. 

Cicada Craze
Learn about cicadas, their emergence, and role in our ecosystem. Afterward take a hike to observe them in the landscape! 13 p.m. All ages welcome. $3 per person. Preregistration required. Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore. 

Free Family MakerSpace Workshop: Tie Dye Tees
Get your summer look on with groovy retro tie dye patterns. 10 a.m.–noon. Preregistration is required and space is limited. Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park. 

World Biodiversity Day Down River Kayak Trip
Enjoy a day on the water with a guided down river kayaking excursion, and a lunch stop at a historical site (Mt. Calvert). Bring your lunch and be prepared to be on the water (bring plenty of water, food, sunscreen, and appropriate attire). 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. $25 Residents/ $33 Non-Residents. Ages 12 and up. Patuxent River Park, Upper Marlboro. 

The Viking Experience 
May 22–23. Spend the day with GreyBeard and enjoy re-enactors, ax-throwing, music, a kids corner, great food and drink, and end your night with an immersive ad-lib Viking dinner theater experience. $20–$60 (multi-day passes available). Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville. 

Sunday, May 23

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Yoga at the Zoo
Strike a yoga pose at Penguin Coast, home to more than 95 African penguins, or at the lion habitat under the watchful gaze of lions Zuri and Hassan. Each 60-minute Vinyasa-style yoga class is designed for both beginner and intermediate yoga lovers. The class is intended for those 15 years of age and older. $25 per session, which includes admission to the Zoo on the day of class. 8 a.m. Preregistration required. Maryland Zoo at Baltimore. 

Monday, May 24

Virtual Trivia Night
Put your knowledge to the test with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s trivia nights! Play on your own, team up with members of your household, or connect with friends virtually and join the game. Rounds are themed, and questions may cover anything from Chesapeake cuisine to landmarks to knot puns, and everything in between. Free for CBMM members, non-members are encouraged to pay what you can. 8–9 pm. 

Wednesday, May 26

Blue Angels Air Shows
May 26–28. The Blue Angels are in town to honor the graduating midshipmen during USNA Commissioning Week. Find a place along the waterfront to watch, or head to the Navy yard for a great view as well as fun activities and music. Check the USNA website for the complete schedule. Annapolis. 

Maryland Zoo: Maryland Native Species (online)
During this 30-minute presentation, teens and adults will learn about one of the Zoo’s Signature Animal Programs (SAPs) – Maryland Native Species. Discover how The Maryland Zoo ties exceptional in-house husbandry, medical care, research, and education programs to conservation action in the field. Appropriate for ages 11 to adult. 1:30 p.m. 

Thursday, May 27

Colonial Cocktails: Strawberry Julep & A Pleasant and Grateful Sort of Punch
Make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture. In this session, explore a punch with a wonderfully colonial name, “A Pleasant and Grateful Sort of Punch.” This lime variation on punch is sure to please. You will also try our hands at strawberry juleps, a sweeter variety of the more familiar mint julep. 6:30 p.m. $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Participants must be 21+. Limited seats available. Preregistration required. Historic London Town & Gardens, Edgewater. 

Saturday, May 29

Stream Search
Enjoy a stroll through the woods in search of wildlife and followed by a stream-searching adventure. Yes, you’ll get wet! 13 p.m. All ages welcome. $3 per person. Preregistration required. Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore. 

Jr. Naturalist Program: Bird ID
During this drop-off program, kids learn from Robinson Nature Center staff through experiments, demos and fun activities. Learn the basic features that can help you identify birds and practice along our trails! Participants take home a badge at the end of the program. Ages 6–10 years. $12 per person. 2:30–4 p.m. Must pre-register. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia. 

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