Tag: weekend activities

Bring the Kids to the Charm City Carousel


Carousel for Kids

catch of the day fish (2)Few images evoke such nostalgia and delight as an old fashioned carousel. It’s the ride that no one needs to be afraid of, and that anyone, of any age can enjoy. And all the better if it’s located in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. A visit to the carousel can make for a gorgeous afternoon activity with the kids and an excuse to take in some sun down at the waterfront—whether you’re riding your own painted mare or standing on the sidelines waving at your little ones.

Breakfast with Polar Bears


Breakfast with Polar Bears at the Maryland Zoo

Hibernation season is coming. And it’s not just for bears, chipmunks and bats (yes, bats hibernate). Us humans also need to take a few months to slow down, curl up, and spend as much time as possible in fuzzy slippers and fluffy robes. It’s nature’s way. Some of us have no problem embracing our animal selves. We happily chow down on mashed potatoes and thick hot chocolate as stores for the coming winter. We fall asleep earlier and earlier—why not? It’s dark out. But some of us need a little re-education in the animal instinct department. And living in the city, it can be difficult to get your daily dose of animal behavior observation.

The Maryland Zoo understands. That’s why they’ve put together a special event for this Saturday. IT’s Breakfast with the polar bears! The event includes a hot, catered breakfast inside the zoo’s historic Mansion House, photo ops with animal ambassadors, and education stations where you can learn more about the polar bears! After breakfast, venture down to Polar Bear Watch (via tram), where you’ll hear a zookeeper chat.  Finally, you can ask the polar bears questions and watch as the bears receive their morning enrichment—a good study for those who’ve become too good at using forks and chewing with their mouths closed. Tickets are limited, and the event will sell out, so please make reservations early. Be sure to dress warmly. Tickets include zoo admission, so after breakfast you can spend the day touring the rest of zoo—or you just go home and practice what you’ve learned.

Breakfast with Polar Bears takes place at the Maryland Zoo on Saturday, November 10th from 8:30am-10am. Tickets are: $55/Members, $65/Non-members and FREE for Under 2 years old(*But still require a ticket). For more information, or to reserve tickets, visit www.marylandzoo.org

Art Show, Pumpkins, a Fashion Show and Wes Moore


More dates to add to your calendar! We’re expanding this week and including events beyond the weekend…

Art for Land’s Sake: The Valleys Planning Council hosts its annual art show tonight featuring pieces from over 40 local and national artists. Thiry-five percent of sales goes to the VPC. When: Preview Party, tonight, September 30, 5 – 9 p.m.  Weekend art show and sale, Saturday and Sunday, October 1 & 2, from noon – 4 p.m. Where:  Halcyon Farm, 11245 Greenspring Avenue, Lutherville. Attire: Business casual. Admission: Preview Party tickets, $125 and may be purchased at the door. Art show only, $5, purchased at the door.

Pumpkins on the Green: The Irvine Nature Center is putting on their annual “blue jean” fundraiser featuring live music, live and silent auctions, and seasonal tastes from a local “green” caterer.  Adding to the fun, the event’s honorary chair, recent Emmy-winner Julie Bowen is hosting in a meet-and-greet VIP cocktail reception before the event.  When: Fundraiser: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 7-11 p.m. VIP Cocktail Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 6 p.m.  Where: The Irvine Nature Center. Attire: Blue jean casual. Admission: $95 per ticket for the fundraiser, $500 for two tickets to the VIP reception and fundraiser. Tickets available through MissionTix

The Art of Giving: Ruth Shaw and Renaissance Fine Arts host a fashion show to benefit the Kennedy Krieger Institute & The Baltimore School for the Arts. When: Tuesday, October 4 at 11:30 a.m. Where: Renaissance Fine Arts, 1848 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville. Attire: Invitation doesn’t say, but we’re guessing it will be a pretty fashionable crowd…it’s a fashion show after all. Admission: $150 and includes light lunch. Tickets available online through Kennedy Krieger. 

Distinguished Speaker Luncheon Featuring Wes Moore: Advocates for Children and Youth hosts its eighth annual luncheon with bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore, Rhodes Scholar and Baltimore native Wes Moore. When: Wednesday, October 5, from 11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. Where: Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, 202 Pratt Street, Baltimore. Attire: Invitation doesn’t indicate but we’re guessing business? Then again, lots of teachers and non-profit types will be in attendance, so clean, cute and comfy is probably fine too. Admission: $150. Purchase tickets online at www.acy.org.

Have a good weekend!