Here are the best family friendly activities happening in Maryland for the week of January 24-27. There are great preschool events at local libraries, a virtual origami class, and a vaccine clinic. As always, please check websites for up-to-date information about cancellations and COVID policies. Priority was given to in-person, family friendly events that are not excessively expensive. More events are listed on the Calendar.
Play & Create
Drop-in/noninstructional program. Enjoy free play with balls, cones, hula hoops, building blocks, tunnels, Imagination Playground blocks and more on your own. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Southern Community Center, Lusby. co.cal.md.us.
Stencil Art Paint Party
Ages 6 – 10. Create a masterpiece using stencils and paint. All supplies provided. Free. 6-6 p.m. Odenton Regional Library, Odenton. aacpl.net.
Club Crabtowne – Outdoor Activities and Cultural Events
Come to our Club Crabtowne meetings at the Fleet Reserve Club and meet new friends! Free. 6-8 p.m. Fleet Reserve Club, Annapolis. clubcrabtowne.org.
GB: Pub Quiz 7:30pm (register 7pm)
Charity Pub Quiz is back! Every Tuesday in the pub and dining room. Register beginning at 7pm, quiz begins at 7:30pm. Two rounds of quizzing with gift certificate prizes. Galway Bay Irish Restaurant and Pub, Annapolis. galwaybaymd.com.
NESTED Childbirth Education Boot Camp (IN PERSON)
Nested’s In-Person Childbirth Education (CBE) Boot Camp is a comprehensive class that will prepare you for your journey through labor, delivery, and the postpartum period! Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC, Washington. edcjcc.org.
Come together and learn how to fold papers into works of art. Already a pro? Then share your tips and tricks with others. 7-8 p.m. Virtual Event, Reston. librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov.
Profs & Pints Annapolis: The Tale of Sea Shanties
Profs and Pints Annapolis presents: “The Tale of Sea Shanties,” with Jessica M. Floyd, scholar of sea shanties during the Great Age of Sail. $12.00 – $15.00. 5:30-8 p.m. Graduate Annapolis, Annapolis. profsandpints.ticketleap.com.
Jan. 25-27. It’s storytime, online! Join your children’s librarians virtually for fun & learning as we read stories, sing and dance together, and play games. 10-10:30 a.m. Leonardtown. stmalib.org.
Fairy Tale Fun
Join us at Belair Mansion as we read a story and enjoy a hands-on craft. Ages 3—8 years with accompanying guardian. Free. Space limited. Free. 10-11 a.m. Belair Mansion, Bowie. cityofbowie.org.
Outdoor Nature Club – Acorns
Spending time in nature builds resilience, self-confidence, and creativity. We’ll form a nature exploration pod and spend the hour outdoors investigating and learning about nature. 4-5 p.m. Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville. rockvillemd.gov.
PS4 Game Tournament
Compete in a weekly video game tournament! 3:30-5 p.m. Waldorf West Branch, La Plata. ccplonline.libnet.info.
Preschool Winter Games
Children will enjoy shooting hockey pucks, ice skating (on plates) around the room, curling and a biathlon to name a few. Pre-regist ration required. Activity #330431A, ages 2-5. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Southern Community Center, Lusby. co.cal.md.us.
Community Vaccine & Booster Clinic
Keswick Wise and Well Center, in partnership with Baltimore Medical Systems, is hosting a Community Vaccine & Booster Clinic for anyone interested in getting vaccinated. Free. 1-6 p.m. Keswick Wise and Well Center, Baltimore. choosekeswick.org.
Little Minnows: Lighthouses
For preschoolers ages 3 – 5, with an adult. This program focuses on one of the museum’s three themes. Join us for story time and a take away craft, available while supplies last. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. calvertmarinemuseum.com/130/Little-Minnows
Public Reception: Icons of American Animation
The public is invited to view this major exhibition that emphasizes the artistic and cultural significance of American animation spanning the 20th century with a broad range of art from more than 30 Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall, McDaniel College, Westminster. iconsofanimation.com.
Sea Turtles with Black in Marine Science
Jump into learning about sea turtles with expert Alexis Cooper from Black in Marine Science. Learn how to identify parts of a sea turtle and different species. Create a sea turtle craft. Free. 4 p.m. Discoveries: The Library at the Mall, Annapolis. aacpl.net.