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Things to do with the kids this weekend February 14-16

Happy Valentine’s Day! This weekend is filled with over a dozen family friendly options for fun, from making Valentine’s enrichment for the animals at the Maryland Zoo to hot chocolate with ponies and making some fresh from the tap maple syrup at Ladew Gardens. Here are our top picks for February 14 to 16.

Friday, February 14

Feb. 14–15. This multiple Tony Award-winner is one of the most beloved musicals ever written. A wonderful cast, the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, and the Annapolis Chorale combine to present this classic tale celebrating love, friendship, and belief in a dream. $18–$58. 8 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. 

Kids Night Out: Toy Story 4
Paint a canvas dish while parents enjoy a few hours out. Pizza and drinks provided. $35. 6–9 p.m. Clay Bakers, Annapolis. 

Great Backyard Bird Count
Feb. 14–17. nt! 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

GettyImages 144289767Saturday, February 15

Maple Magic
Feb. 15–16. Experience the magic of maple sugaring. You will walk to identify trees, observe tapped maple trees, and help collect sap. You will also learn how to boil down the sap to make edible brown syrup. $12 adults; $10 students; $6 children 3–6. Tours at either noon or 2 p.m. Ladew Gardens, Monkton. 

Peabody Preparatory Academy Concerto
This special concert will feature performances by the Young People’s String Program, Performance Academy for Strings and Pre-Conservatory Violin Program. Free. 1 p.m. Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Baltimore. 

Engineering 101
What is an engineer? Engineers design and build things to solve specific problems. Learn the basics of engineering through an interactive, hands-on challenge. Construct your own design from plans to prototype and learn something new while having fun. Free with admission ($5). 11 a.m. College Park Aviation Museum. 

The Hobbit
Feb. 14-16. Bilbo the hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It’s the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth $15. Fri. 7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Children’s Theatre of Annapolis.

Sunday, February 16

African-American Heritage Tour
This family-friendly tour explores the history and culture of Maryland’s African-American community. Reservations required. $20 adults; $10 children ages 3–11. 1–3 p.m. City Dock, Annapolis. 

NSO Family Concert: Girl Power! Celebrating Women in Music
This special showcase features female composers, conductors, and performers to mark 100 years since the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. The program is to include works by Florence Price, Joan Tower, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Jessie Montgomery. Plus, one hour before the 2 & 4 p.m. performances on Sun., Feb. 16, hands-on activities let children get up close with the instruments they’ll see played on the stage. $15–$18. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, D.C. 

Destination Discovery (All) Who Ya Gonna Call?
Who ya gonna call? GiGi’s Germ Busters! Come play large muscle games at the “GROSS” motor station, create a wearable craft, munch on delicious sliders after clearing the glowing goo, and much more! Join friends and have fun with the Storm Chasers Field Hockey Team! Destination Discovery is for all ages, siblings, and peers.
Destination Discovery supports the development of motor skills, social skills and language through purposeful play and peer to peer interaction in a casual and fun setting. Free. All ages are welcome. 2-3:30 p.m. Please RSVP. GiGi’s Playhouse, Annapolis.GettyImages 646559176

Horses & Hot Chocolate
Horses and Hot Chocolate is our second open event of 2020. We will enjoy the horses, ride (conditions permitting), groom and do another horse activity. All are welcome whether part of our farm family for a long time now or just a member of the community that would like to get up and close to horses. Of course, there will be hot chocolates and snacks! All are welcome! Cost $25. Recommended for age 7 and up. $25. Follow link to pre-register. Dun-Pikin Farm, Pasadena.

For more Valentine’s Day weekend fun, be sure to check our full Calendar of Events!


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