It’s the last week of April, and looking great for a week of fun stuff to do!
Monday, April 26
What Happened This week: News Quiz for Kids
Mondays. Join the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Mondays at 4 p.m. for a video quiz! There will be 5 multiple choice questions about current events, and kids can learn about good news, real news, even fake news, as well as cool online resources for knowledge and activities. Register to receive login details This program will be streamed on the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Facebook page and recordings will be saved for on demand viewing.
STEAM Lab at CAC
Drop-in for a STEAM class at the Chesapeake Arts Center! Students ages 7–12 can Classes are 4–5 p.m. Each workshop is $10. Students must pre-register and follow all Covid-19 safety protocols. Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park.
Coding Club for Kids
8–9 p.m., virtual with the Baltimore County Public Library.
Learn computer science basics with friends! Use block coding to solve puzzles and create fun projects. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required for this event.
Tuesday, April 27
Half Pint Kids Club Tuesday: Ducks in a Boat
11–11:45 a.m. We welcome you to join us for a fun filled culinary or craft workshop every Tuesday, followed by a store tour and samples. In this class kids will learn how to make a fun craft or a delicious snack using all-natural ingredients. Ages 3–5. $5.
Whole Foods, Annapolis
Brood X Cicadas: Fun, Fear, and Fascination
6:30 p.m. Virtual with the Anne Arundel County Public Library.
The only place periodical Cicadas occur in the world is the eastern U.S. Brood X will emerge this spring by the millions! This talk will discuss the amazing and intriguing biology and ecology of cicadas, in addition to how they might affect people and plants in your landscape.
Dr. Paula Shrewsbury is a Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Maryland and has worked with the green industries for over 25 years. She also serves on the Cicada Crew, a team of entomologists from the University of Maryland working to spread knowledge and awareness of periodical cicadas.
Set against the historic backdrop of D.C.’s oldest neighborhood, GLOW in Georgetown is the region’s only free curated outdoor public light art experience. Established in 2014, the innovative exhibition is one of DC’s annual traditions. The 7th edition of GLOW has shifted to Spring and Summer 2021—an extended, two-part series featuring a total of eight artworks by a majority of DC artists. Five artworks will be exhibited beginning April 9 through June 27—viewable by day, and even brighter by night. Each artwork location will allow for social distancing to ensure a safer and more comfortable visitor experience.
Wednesday, April 28
Storytime in the Sunshine
4–5 p.m. Discoveries at the Mall
Share stories, songs, and family fun outside on the Green Garage Parking deck here at Westfield Annapolis Mall. Only 1 registration per family group necessary. Dress for the weather and bring what your family requires to be comfortable outside. Weather permitting. We ask that everyone over the age of 2 please wear their mask for the event.
Dinner Under the Stars
April 21. Dinner Under the Stars is back! Dinner Under the Stars is starting outdoor dining and live music events on Wednesday, April 21st from 5–10 p.m. with socially distanced dining and live music by local musicians from 6 pm to 9 pm. Diners can choose from the five traditional participating restaurants on the first block of West Street including 49 West Coffeehouse Winebar & Gallery, Luna Blu Ristorante Italiano, Rams Head Tavern, Stan and Joe’s Saloon, and Tsunami. Diners can also eat outdoors close to the original area at Level – A Small Plates Lounge, Reynolds Tavern, or take a stroll to Curate for coffee and dessert. While you are here, take in the arts at Gallery 57 West, Annapolis Collection Gallery, 49 West, or Wine and Design or experience an escape room and Mission Escape Rooms.
Thursday, April 29
Colonial Cocktails: Gin & Tonic and Shrub
From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. At Colonial Cocktails, you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture. $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Participants must be 21+. Limited seats available. 6:30 p.m. Preregistration required. Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater.
Friday, April 30
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.
Half–Price Friday Nights
Enjoy access to the National Aquarium’s award–winning exhibits for half the price of general admission during Half-Price Friday Nights. The program runs year–round, allowing you to spend Friday evening after 5 p.m. with the sharks, fish, puffins and other amazing creatures that call the Aquarium home. Tickets are available online or Friday evenings on-site. National Aquarium, Baltimore.
Take a culinary trip to the island of Cuba to explore authentic Cuban flavors! Learn the art of folding corn husks and whipping up an irresistibly fresh salsa, the secret behind making a perfect choux pastry, and what makes Cuban rice and beans so special. Grab a friend and learn to create delicious Cuban dishes entirely from scratch! Ages 18 and older welcome. BYOB. 6-8 p.m. Taste Buds Kitchen, Chester.