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02/16/2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone:(410) 752-2490
Address: 901 W Pratt St, Baltimore, Maryland 21223

Date: February 16, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: B&O Railroad Museum
Details: In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the B&O offers a special day with a train ride at 12 noon. Plan to bring your family and friends for a round trip ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track laid in America, recognized as the birthplace of American railroading. With paid admission, First Class tickets are $10 adults, $6 children (ages 2 – 12), $4 B&O members; Coach Class tickets are $3 adults, $2 for children (ages 2 – 12) and FREE for B&O Members. Please note that rides are not guaranteed with your visit and that the Museum reserves the right to change or cancel rides without notice due to inclement weather or equipment malfunctions.
Event Type: Educational
Age Group: All Ages
Cost: Free with admission

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  • 10/20/2018 9:00 AM - 10/21/2018 7:00 PM

    Date: OPEN DAILY
    Time: ALL DAY
    Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: VARIES
    Registration: Drop-In

  • 10/20/2018 10:00 AM - 10/20/2018 7:00 PM


    Date: October 20 & 21, 2018

    Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Charles County Fair Grounds, La Plata MD 20646

    Details: Did you know that kids 12 & under are admitted free to #VikingsCon? We have a new Educational pass! This pass gets you access to the Viking village for an immersive experience in everyday viking life. Grab a pass, bring your kids and get lost in all things viking. Visit for more info.

  • 10/20/2018 10:00 AM - 10/20/2018 7:00 PM


    Date: August 25 , 26 September 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21

    Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Maryland Renaissance Festival - 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

    Details: Every one of the nine weekends of the Maryland Renaissance Festival is filled with more than 200 performers entertaining on ten stages, joust tournament field and streets of the 16th century English village. Seven weekends include additional performers or special guests to create additional themed Special Event Weekends. PLAYFUL PARENT RENN FEST GUIDE

    August 25th and 26th – Children’s Weekend:  One child aged 7 through 15 is admitted free with each adult ticket purchased.  Children 6 and under are always free!

    September 3rd, Monday – Seniors Day! All wise elders 62 and older are admitted free.

    September 8th and 9th – Romance Weekend - Saturday: various shows are ASL interpreted. Please visit Guest Services at the Festival for complete listings and a Singles Party for those 21 and older. Sunday: Renewal of Vows ceremony, all couples are welcome to reaffirm their troth to one another. Please visit the website for details

    September 15th and 16th – Celtic Celebration. In addition to the entertainment throughout the village additional music and merriment with a Celtic flare.

    September 22nd and 23rd – Special guests the  UK vocal ensemble Mediaeval Baebes perform throughout the weekend. The Baebes are currently featured on the Emmy nominated title track of the hit TV show Victoria.

    September 29th and 30th  - Pirate Weekend! Enjoy rousing special guests on stage and in taverns.  Show up as your favorite pirate.

    October 7th and 8th – Shakespeare Weekend. A tribute the the Bard, at various stages and path shows throughout each day. Also Sunday –  Various shows are ASL interpreted. Please visit Guest Services for complete listings.

    The first three weekends, in addition to the children and senior free dates, all tickets are reduced from August 25th through September 9th without any coupons or special purchases required.  Peak season pricing begins for the weekend of September 15th and continues through October 21st.  Visit for pricing, directions, full scheduling and event info.


  • 10/23/2018 6:30 PM - 10/23/2018 7:30 PM



    • Wade  401139-WA  Sep 26 6:30 PM
    • Somers 401139-SO  Oct 23 6:30 PM
    • Smallwood 401139-SM  Dec 19 6:30 PM

    Details: Give your toddler a chef’s hat and an apron and watch the fun begin! We will
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    Age Group: 3-5
    Resident Fee: $12 • Non-Resident Fee: $14

    Event Link

  • 10/24/2018 4:00 PM - 10/24/2018 8:00 PM


    Date: October 24, 2018

    Time: 4-8 PM

    Location: Sky Zone, White Plains, MD

    Details: See Flier

    Event Type: Family Fun

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $ Jump Admission

  • 10/25/2018 3:30 PM - 10/25/2018 4:00 PM

  • 10/26/2018 6:00 PM - 10/26/2018 9:00 PM


    Date: Friday's

    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Locations: Henson, Hanson, Somers

    Details: Come out and enjoy a wide variety of games! Dates and times subject to change. Contact the center for schedule.

    Ages: 6 and up

    Cost: $3 Drop -In Fee (REC PASS EVENT)


  • 10/27/2018 1:00 PM - 10/27/2018 6:00 PM


    Date: October 27, 2018

    Time: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Charles County Fair-  8440 Fairground Rd, La Plata, Maryland 20646

    Details: Southern Maryland House of Nerf LLC is hosting another nerf battle in 2018 and we want you to be there cause this one's going to be special (VIKINGS CON WILL BE THERE). So gather up your nerf blasters and bring the kids (7 years old and up) to fling some foam. Tickets are $8 at the door or you can order early online and save some money using our ticketing site. Also add $2 to any ticket and get access to Vikings Con after 4pm on Saturday.

    Event Type: Family Fun

    Age Group: Age 8 +

    Event Link

  • 11/02/2018 5:00 PM - 11/02/2018 7:00 PM


    Date: ( JAN. 5 – DEC. 7 )

    Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Leonardtown Square and Leonardtown Shopping Centers
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    Details: On the first Friday of every month, historic Leonardtown's art galleries, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, antique shops, bookstores, etc. open their doors to showcase local artists and/or serve specials at their establishments. You are invited to a fun evening of live entertainment, demos, receptions, hands-on activities, and seasonal promotions.



  • 11/02/2018 6:30 PM - 11/02/2018 8:30 PM


    Date: November 2, 2018

    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    Location: Wade

    Details: Join us for a fun night to remember celebrating the special relationship between mother (or mother figure) and son. Compete in relays, participate in minute to win it activities, play recreational sports, and design keepsakes. Casual clothing is recommended. Finish the evening with ice cream sundaes and toppings of your choice.

    Online Registration:

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  • 11/03/2018 9:00 AM - 11/03/2018 12:00 PM


    Date: First Saturday of the month
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Greenwell Foundation
    Details: Join us for Open Barn! This designated time serves as an opportunity for the community to come meet us and explore the programs we offer. Open Barn runs from 9:00 a.m. to noon and is open to the whole family!
    Event Type: Family Program
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: FREE
  • 11/03/2018 6:00 PM - 11/03/2018 8:00 PM


    Date: November 3, 2018

    Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM

    Location: Chancellor's Run Park

    Details: St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks will be hosting the 3rd Annual Mother Son Dance on November 3, 2018 at the Loffler Center from 6:00pm-8:30pm. The night will be a perfect getaway for moms, step-moms, aunts, or grandmothers to spend with their son. What better way to spend some quality time together than spending it by dancing the night away? We will have a DJ, decorations, light snacks, and a fun photo booth will be available.

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    Event Link

  • 11/10/2018 9:00 AM - 11/10/2018 10:00 AM


    Date: 2nd Saturday of Every Month

    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location: Skyzone, Waldorf, MD

    Details: Enjoy the freedom of jumping in quieter, relaxing environment for those of special needs.

    Cost: $13 Per Person

    Event Link

  • 11/16/2018 4:00 PM - 11/16/2018 8:00 PM


    Date: $2 Nights take place every 3rd Friday of the Month

    Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, MD

    Details: Check out Aquafina $2 Family Fun Nights at the Museum! Enjoy three floors of interactive exhibits along with fun and engaging programs for just $2 per person from 4-8PM! Also take part in drop-in programming including our interactive Circle Time featuring stories and songs, visit the SPCA and more!

    Event Link

  • 12/19/2018 6:30 PM - 12/19/2018 7:30 PM



    • Wade  401139-WA  Sep 26 6:30 PM
    • Somers 401139-SO  Oct 23 6:30 PM
    • Smallwood 401139-SM  Dec 19 6:30 PM

    Details: Give your toddler a chef’s hat and an apron and watch the fun begin! We will
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    Age Group: 3-5
    Resident Fee: $12 • Non-Resident Fee: $14

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