Community Events

Our intention is to maintain a running list of upcoming community events for the many families and individuals in our network.  We plan to highlight those that provide additional accommodations for those with disabilities.

Upcoming Events

BALTIMORE AREA RECS & PARKS
Looking for free or low-cost activities for the family? Check out your local Baltimore City and Baltimore County Recreation and Parks website and guide. During the month of September, enjoy fun activities like fishing, nature walks, Frisbee and golf at Druid hill Park, gardening, etc. Please visit https://parkreservations.maryland.gov/ for more information.

CHUCK E CHEESE SENSORY FRIENDLY SUNDAY
1st Sunday of every month
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
6637 Governor Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
They lower the lights and reduce the sound so your little ones can enjoy a visit without all of the distractions. Bring your whole family for a sensory friendly time.

SENSORY FRIENDLY GROCERY SHOPPING
Third Wednesday of the month
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Owings Mills Giant, 9934 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills
You and your family can enjoy music-free and intercom-free shopping, extra staffing for bagging, aisle assistance and curb assistance, candy-free checkout lanes, free fresh fruit for snacking while shopping.

TARGET $2 FAMILY FUN NIGHT
The third Friday of the month
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum, 35 Market Place, Baltimore
Enjoy Port Discovery for less! Get more than $12 off regular admission and pay only $2 from 4-8 PM thanks to our generous sponsor, Target! Enjoy our signature Circle Time, create a special project at the Family Activity Table, learn about animal safety with the MD SPCA, and enjoy a special visit from the Maryland Book Mobile.

TEEN ROCK IN JUMP DANCE PARTY
Friday Nights
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Rock in Jump, 8855 Orchard Lane, Towson MD
Looking for a safe and fun place for your teens to mingle and have fun? Towson presents: Rockin Jump Dance Party. All pre-teens and teens (11-17) are welcome to come hang out or rock out to the latest popular music on Friday nights. Price $14. Dress code enforced.

RESPITE WEEKENDS AT CAMP FAIRLEE
Camp Fairlee is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and is owned and operated by Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The respite weekend program provides outdoor recreation, fun and friendship in addition to community inclusive activities for children and adults with disabilities. The weekend allows parents and caregivers a short interval of rest and relief from the 24-hour responsibility of direct care or service. Program activities vary by group, but may include arts and crafts, music, adventure activities and field trips. For more information visit http://www.easterseals.com/de/our-programs/camping-recreation/

HUSSMAN CENTER FOR AUTISM INFORMATION SESSIONS
If you are looking for enrichment classes for your loved one with Autism; the Hussman Center for Autism offers interesting and fun classes and programs. If you interested in registering for one or more programs this fall or would like more information please register for one their free information sessions at https://www.towson.edu/iwb/centers/hussman/.

AMERICAN LEGION YOUTH PROGRAMS: EXPERIENCE THE ADVENTURE
Osprey Composite Squadron
Mondays, 7 – 9:00 pm
The American Legion Post 38, 3300 Dundalk Avenue
More information: https://www.facebook.com/ospreycap/
Are you 12 – 18 years old and interested in flight training, leadership development, summer activities, academic scholarships, the International Air Cadet Exchange, opportunities to make new friends, and more? Join us for an introduction to Civil Air Patrol.

FREE FAMILY SUNDAY AT THE WALTERS
Sundays 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Walter’s Art Museum
Enjoy free family fun while creating masterpieces.

Sunset Paddle
Fridays, Jun-Sept, 7-9 PM
Middle Branch Park, 3301 Waterview Ave. 21230
The Recreation and Parks Department has 10 canoes and 10 kayaks available. We provide staff and guided tours. Depending on the participants comfort level there is self-guided paddling and tips/ group lessons available at this time. PLEASE ARRIVE PROMPTLY. Please RSVP early to reserve your spot in a boat. $10 for City residents $20 for Non- residents provides everything for paddling the Middle Branch. Pre- registration is required to reserve your spot. http://tinyurl.com/BCRPfindyourparkbywater 

Bookworm Storytime
First Friday of every month
11:00 – 11:45 AM
Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville
Enjoy a nature story with the storyteller’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft, in partnership with the Reisterstown Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. Dress for a brief outdoor experience. Toddler to age 6 – FREE No registration required. 

Inner Harbor Spirit Sightseeing Tours
Now through – October 27, 2018
Weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12:30 to 5:30 PM
Inner Harbor Spirit, 561 Light Street, Baltimore
Join us Friday-Sunday and other select dates, March through October (Wednesdays and Thursdays as well – May to August), for a 60-minute interactive tour and sightseeing cruise from the Inner Harbor! Kick back and relax as you take in the sites and enjoy an animated narration of Baltimore’s rich history. There is a well-stocked cash bar – and new rooftop bar! – and light concessions from our onboard snack bar. 

Teen Gaming & Fun at Baltimore County Public Library
Ages: 12 to 19 years
Thursdays and Fridays
2:30 PM-4:00 PM
A space for you and your friends to hang out, relax and be yourself after school. Snacks, movies and games provided.
Library: Rosedale Branch
Location: * Rosedale Meeting Room

Harbor Waterfront Kayak Tours
June 01, 2018 – October 31, 2018
Weekly on Sunday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join BCRP and the Healthy Harbor Initiative for a Sunday of paddling. Departing from the Science Center, we explore the Inner Harbor. 15 slots available. Participant restrictions are determined by life vest size and boat space. Not recommended for beginner kayakers. PLEASE ARRIVE PROMPTLY. Pre- registration is required. www.kayakbaltimore.com

Pints in the Park
Second Fridays, July – Oct, 5-8PM
This popular outdoor happy hour features live music, corn hole, ping pong, and more. Local beer and wine will be sold for stellar happy hour prices – $3 each, or 2 for $5, plus cocktails from the Tiki Bar. No cover charge *Bring cash for beer, wine, and Tiki Bar cocktails Center Plaza is located off the Purple Circulator route at N. Charles & Fayette Street. Parking is available in the garage under the plaza, or along Liberty Street. The plaza is bike, stroller, and pet friendly, and has free WiFi. There is a Baltimore Bike Share stop in the plaza for easy accessibility. www.GoDowntownBaltimore.com

Rhythms & Reels
July 1, 2018 – October 28, 2018
6:00 to 9:00 PM
Join Baltimore City Recreation & Parks Department for the third season of Rhythms & Reels, a free series of music & movies in the parks! Rhythms & Reels inspires Baltimoreans to celebrate community, culture and diversity through free, family friendly programming in city parks and spaces. Created in 2016, the Rhythms & Reels series began and continues to be a true collaborative community effort showcasing FREE movies & concerts in city parks and facilities. Please visit www.baltimorecity.gov for locations and dates.

Summer Socials at West Shore Park 2018
July 01, 2018 – September 14, 2018
Monthly on the second Friday of the month, 5:00 to 9:00 PM
West Shore Park, 501 Light Street
Bring a blanket and enjoy a fun, family-friendly evening at West Shore Park every second Friday from May through September. Summer Socials feature live music by a local band, kids activities, food trucks, bar service, and the Walter Sondheim Interactive Fountain. Summer Socials are always free and fun to attend! Band Lineup and Special Appearances.

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