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Things to do with kids this weekend: November 8 – 11

Celebrate your Irish heritage at the Maryland Irish Festival, make a furry friend at the Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival or start getting ready for the holidays with Buddy the Elf!  Here are our top picks for family fun November 8 – 11! 

Thursday, November 8

STEM Challenge Thursdays
Drop in for a new STEM challenge every Thursday during the month of November. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library. aacpl.net

Mini Monet
Preschoolers explore simple elements of fine art – creating their own masterpieces for display at the library. Please call 410-222-6270 or visit the branch to register as space is limited. 6:30 p.m. Glen Burnie Regional Library. aacpl.net

Artists’ Boutique
November 8-12. Handcrafted ornaments displayed on sparkling holiday trees, and other unique gifts, all made by local artists. Free. Montpelier Mansion, Laurel. pgparks.com.

Friday, November 9

ElfMaryland Irish Festival
Nov. 9–11. Celebrate all things Irish with music, Irish dancers, cultural exhibits and traditional Irish cuisine. $15–20; ages 17 and younger free. Fri. 6–11 p.m.; Sat. noon–11 p.m.; Sun. noon–6 p.m. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium. irishfestival.com

Kids Night Out: Nightmare Before Christmas
Kids can paint, chow down on pizza and watch “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” $35. 6–8 p.m. Clay Bakers, Annapolis. theclaybakers.com

Elf the Musical
Nov. 9–Jan. 6. Buddy the Elf is headed to Olney Theatre for a live performance of Elf the Musical! Wed.–Sat. 8 p.m.; Matinees Wed., Sat.–Sun. 2 p.m. $59 and up. Olney Theatre, Olney. Olneytheatre.org

Saturday, November 10

Huff & Puff 5K & 1M
A 5K, 1-mile fun run/walk to support Paul’s Place, which helps individuals, families and communities in southwest Baltimore. After-party includes food, music and more. $40. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Carroll Park Golf Course, Baltimore. paulsplaceoutreach.org

Girl Power
STEM and Art Activities + Working Together = Meaningful Connections. Ages 9–12. Free. 3–4 p.m. Central Branch Library, Columbia. hclibrary.org

Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival
Nov. 10–11. This fuzzy fall festival features live animals, fiber, demos, seminars, live animals, yarn, and one-of-a-kind craft supplies. Free. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship. marylandalpacas.org

Paws for Reading
Read to a furry friend from Caring Canines. 10 a.m. to Noon. Please register by calling 410.222.1538. Edgewater Community Library. aacpl.net

Sunday, November 11

christmas storyVeterans Day Parade
St. Mary’s County honors veterans and active duty military in one of the largest Veteran’s Day Parades in Maryland. A memorial wreath-laying ceremony follows the parade. Free. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Leonardtown Square, Leonardtown. visitstmarysmd.com/events/veterans-day-parade

STEAMuseum Day
Families can learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math 19th century-style with hands-on activities throughout the house. Registration required by Nov. 2. Free. Noon–4 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park. history.pgparks.com

A Christmas Story, The Musical presented by Charm City Players
November 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18. Musical based on the 1983 movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas giftsan Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All seats $15. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium at Mercy High School, Baltimore. charmcityplayers.com


For more weekend fun and also the weekday fun, be sure to visit our full Calendar of Events!


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