Mini-golf, music, minnows, and merry fun with Buddy the Elf! This week is packed with something for everyone June 14 to 18 in and around Annapolis, Baltimore and D.C.
Monday June 14
Supercool Just For You Storytime!
Join Discoveries! The Library at the Mall for a super cool, small sized pre-school story time inside the library programming room. To keep groups small, this event is registration only! Hosted by the Anne Arundel County Public Library at Discoveries! The Library at the Mall in Annapolis.
Summer Tails & Tales
An open-air family class for young learners with songs, stories, and activities. 10:15 a.m. Outdoor class. Geared for infants and toddlers. Ticket required, tickets available 20 minutes prior to class. Elkridge Children’s Patio, Howard County Library, Elkridge.
Mini Golf Monday!
Gather a team together for a fun evening of mini golf to benefit CASA. Tee time starts 6:30 p.m. with each team starting at a different pre-assigned hold. Children welcome to play. Food from the concession stand includes hot dogs, chips, beverage, beer and wine–included with your ticket purchase, and available starting at 6 p.m., with service continuing throughout the event. $100 for up to 5 golfers. Price includes golf and dinner (featuring hot dogs, chips and drinks). Proceeds benefit Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc. Severna Park Golf Center.
A Conversation with Frederick Douglass: The Significance of Juneteenth
Celebrate Juneteenth virtually with this engaging, inspiring, interactive conversation with Frederick Douglas, portrayed by Nathan Richardson. A question and answer session will follow. There will also be a celebration of the talents of local youth. 7–8:30 p.m. Free. Pre-register for link. Hosted by the The Havre de Grace Arts Collective.
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. Pre-registration required. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St Michaels.
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.
Hello Summer Little Explorers
Spend the morning learning and making discoveries through stories, play, art, music, science, and nature. For pre-school children ages 3-5 years old and an accompanying adult. 10–11 a.m. $4 per child General / $3 Members one accompanying adult free. Full-day admission included. Check-in at Godiah Spray Plantation. (GPS address: 47621 Old Cove Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653) Historic St. Mary’s City.
Dinner Under the Stars
West Street closes and is filled with café tables reminiscent of the open-air cafes in Paris and the piazzas of Rome. Live music, special art exhibits and canopy lights. Free to attend; dining prices vary. Reservations at participating restaurants are strongly recommended. Wednesdays to Saturdays through Sept. 15. 6–10 p.m. West Street, Annapolis.
Little Minnows: Who’s Your Momma?
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. Capacity limited to 10 people per session. There is no pre-registration. Sign up at the Admissions Desk when you arrive. Sessions are 15–20 minutes throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.
Sip and Stroll at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore: Animal Sex and Mating
Discover the secrets, scandals, and shockingly true facts about animal courtship. Go inside the rarely discussed world of wildlife matchmaking at zoos and the behind-the-scenes work that takes place. Adults ages 21 and up. $65 per person. Includes 3 drinks (beer or wine), food truck meal from Triple J or B’More Greek, tour, and after hours visit to the exhibits. 5–8 p.m. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
Finger Paint Fun-Outdoors!
Get creative with the Deale Library. Staff will provide the paint and paper and you provide the creativity. Pre-register. Families only need to register once, but please put the number attending in the notes section of the registration form. Geared for preschool to elementary ages. Dress for messy fun. Weather contingent. 10 a.m. Pre Call the Deale Library with any questions at 410-222-1925. Deale Library, Deale.
B&O Farmers Market
Through Sept. 30. The B&O Farmers Market in partnership with the Fells Point Farmers Market returns! Every Thursday from 4–7 p.m. head to the parking lot of the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore for fresh produce, eggs, and more from local farmers.
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.
Sweet Leda Tides and Tunes Concert
Get your summer jams on listening to the music of Sweet Leda. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating. Admission is free but $10 donation is appreciated. Beverages are available for purchase and food trucks on site. No outside food or drinks. Beverage sales support the Museum’s education programs. 7–9 p.m. Concerts are located at the Annapolis Maritime Museum Campus, 723 Second Street.
Friday Bot Party
Head to Discoveries at the Mall for a fun story time and meet Cubetto, the friendly wooden robot. Learn about robots and the cool things they can do. One registration per group, please note how many in your party. Everyone over the age of 2 please wear their mask for the event. 9:30–10 a.m. Discoveries at the Mall, Annapolis.
Elf The Musical
June 18–Aug. 22. Enjoy the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. $49.50–$65. Includes dinner. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, Columbia.
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. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian.