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Things to do with kids this weekend: August 9-15

This week take the kids to the county fair, a learn to fish program, Beach Bound Rail Adventures and more. Find all kinds of fun things to do and activities for kids and families in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Here are our top picks for the week of August 9-15

 9 Thursday

Taste the Rainbow
Learn about healthy eating and taste colorful fruits and vegetables in this special class with Laura Norton from Annapolis Pediatrics. Free. 9:30am. Crofton Library. 410-222-7915, aacpl.net

Learn to Fish
Learn the proper techniques of fishing and the types of species you may find on the refuge while having fun. Equipment provided. Ages 5-12. Please register. Free. 2-2:30pm. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel. fws.gov

Lil Margaret’s Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival
Aug. 9–11. Family style music festival with live music and food. $30–$55. Children 12 and under, free. The Goddard Farm, Leonardtown. 301-475-8191, lilmargaretsbluegrass.com

Rock the Dock
Annapolis Art in Public Places Commission’s 2018 Summer Concert Series. If inclement weather, cancellations are made by 3 p.m. the day of the event. Jazlette Jazz will perform. 7pm. Susan Campbell Park in downtown Annapolis. 410-263-7958, annapolis.gov/summerconcerts

10 Friday

Family Fun: Feathered Friends
Aug. 10–11. Learn more about our feathered friends and what makes them special through hands-on activities, games and crafts for all ages. Meet a live owl at 10:30, 11:30 and 12:15. Please register. Free. 10am-1pm. National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel. fws.gov

Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
Aug. 10–18. Food, entertainment, farm animals, rides, demolition derby, monster trucks and more. $10. Children 11 and under free. 10am-midnight. Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg. mcagfair.com

Maryland Hall Summer Concert Series: Encore Rocks!
Free concerts; wine and beer will be for sale. Check website for showtimes. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. marylandhall.org

Kids’ Night Out at The Clay Bakers
Kids can paint a canvas dish and watch “The Nut Job,” while parents enjoy a few hours out. Pizza and drinks provided. Reservations required. Ages 6+. $35. 6-9pm. The Clay Bakers, Annapolis. theclaybakers.com

Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend
Aug. 10–12. The whole family can unleash its inner pirate at this swashbuckling weekend full of pirate-themed kid’s games, crafts, storytelling, live music, a boat decorating contest and parade, and more. See website for event hours and details. Rock Hall. rockhallpirates.com

11 Saturdayrsz ww

Stroller Run/Walk 5K
A fun 5K dedicated to runners and their kids that benefit local children’s charities. Decorate your stroller, dress up the kids and run like a mom or dad. Afterward, drop your kids off at the Stroller Run Kid’s Camp and enjoy some shopping and a beverage at the Mom Expo. $45. 10am. National Harbor. thestrollerrun.com

Nature’s Crayons
Let’s get creative and make masterpieces from materials that we gather from nature—berries, flowers, and seeds. No registration required. 10:30am-noon. $9–$18. Ladew Gardens, Monkton. 410-557-9570, ladewgardens.com

Multicultural Festival
Listen to music, learn to say hello in many languages, play games and enjoy making crafts as you fill out your special library passport. Food, music, crafts and more. Free. 11am-3pm. Glen Burnie Library. 410-222-6270, aacpl.net

Battle of Bladensburg Encampment
The encampment returns with a bang this year as War of 1812 troops ready the cannon and prepare for battle. Step back into 1814 with an afternoon of hands-on demos, and children’s activities. Free. Noon-4pm. Riversdale Historical Society. riversdale.org

Revolutionary Tea for Kids
Learn about what it was like to be a child during the American Revolution. Lemonade, tea, and cookies and make a historic craft inspired by the 1700s. $10. 1-3pm. Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore. 410-837-3262, mountclare.org

12 Sunday

Science Sunday
Join Irvine naturalists to explore the natural world of science with activities focused on a new and exciting science theme. Hands-on exhibits, outside hikes, crafts and more. Free for members. 10am-noon. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. 443­-738-9200, explorenature.org

Watermen’s Appreciation Day
Boat docking contest, family activities, live music, steamed crabs and Bay-themed fun for the whole family. $8–$18. 10am-5pm. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. 410-745-2916, cbmm.org

Family Movie Nights
Watch “The Little Mermaid” on the Plaza screen. Rated PG. Bring chairs. Free. 6pm. National Harbor. nationalharbor.com

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