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18 Baltimore Family Events That Will Banish the Winter Blues

Little girl stretches her hand to catch falling snowflakes.

Brush off the car and find that missing mitten, because we’ve got 18 ways to get out of the house and entertain the kids this winter. There are crafts, volunteer opportunities, story times, concerts, and lots of other ways to keep the whole family happy and busy when it’s cold outside. Need a night out? Book a babysitter and start planning, because we’ve got a whole list of things for grown-ups too.

January

CRAFTS Room – Recycled Materials
Bring the family and get creative using recycled materials.
The Macks Center for Jewish Education, 5708 Park Heights Ave
Sunday, January 15, 10 a.m. – Noon
Tuesday, February 7, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

MLK Day of Service
Join volunteers nationwide and give back to the Baltimore community. Choose from opportunities at multiple locations for a variety of age groups. Click here to learn more.
Monday, January 16

Dream with PJ Library & Myerberg Senior Center 
An intergenerational exploration of dreams through crafts and storytelling followed by a kosher, nut-free snack. For grandparents, grandkids, and everyone else. Advance registration requested.
Myerberg Senior Center, 3101 Fallstaff Rd
Monday, January 16, 10 a.m. – Noon

MLK Day Mitzvah Room
Volunteer as a family and make bagged meals and winter care packages for the homeless. Advance registration requested, all ages.
Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Monday, January 16,10 a.m. – Noon

Jewish Superstars
Go on a scavenger hunt, learn about Jewish activities and good deeds like helping the poor, and collect badges along the way. For families with kids ages 6 and under.
JTown, Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Monday, January 16, 2:30 p.m.

Around the World
Take a virtual trip to Ethiopia and learn about the Jewish community there through stories, maps, and snacks.
JTown, Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Tuesday, January 17, 4 p.m.

PJ Our Way Havdalah 
Kids ages 8 – 12 are invited to say goodbye to Shabbat with a musical havdalah service, dinner, and a candle making craft. RSVP requested.
Beth Israel Congregation, 3706 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills
Saturday, January 21, 7 – 8 p.m.

Summer in the Snow with Noah’s Ark Camp
Enjoy a taste of summer with summer-themed crafts, games, and face painting with the staff from Noah’s Ark Camp.
Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills
Sunday, January 29, 10:30 a.m.

February

Hands on Holidays- Tu Bishvat
Learn about the Jewish environmental holiday of Tu Bishvat with stories, songs, and crafts. For children ages 5 and under, three different dates and locations. Sponsored by the JCC, Ivy Bookshop, and Enoch Pratt Library.
Enoch Pratt Library – Canton, 1030 S. Ellwood Ave
Wednesday, February 1, 11 a.m.
Enoch Pratt Library – Roland Park, 5108 Roland Ave
Tuesday, February 7, 10:30 a.m.
Enoch Pratt Library – Light St, 1251 Light St
Wednesday, February 8, 11:15 a.m.

“Jurassic Park Heights” Family Shabbat
A family-friendly Shabbat evening service followed by dinner and dinosaur-themed crafts, games, and activities for kids.
Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave
Friday, February 3, 6:15 – 8 p.m.

Babies, Books & Bagels
Meet other families with babies ages 18 months and under, and enjoy story time, a Tu Bishvat-related activity, and snacks.
Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills
Sunday, February 5, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
 

Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast” @ Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School
Beth Tfiloh high school’s production of Disney classic Beauty & the Beast. Buy tickets online or at the door.
Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, 3300 Old Court Rd
Sunday, February 5, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, February 7, 7 p.m.
Thursday, February 9, 7 p.m.

Pearlstone Family Farm Day
Have some family fun on the farm while learning about Judaism and the environment.
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd, Reisterstown
Sunday, February 5, 2 – 4 p.m.

The Amazing Max
Be amazed and amused by the magic and comedy of Max Darwin. Best for families with children ages 3 – 11.
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave
Sunday, February 5, 12 – 4 p.m.

Karma Dogs
Kids ages 5- 12 can practice reading aloud to the Karma Dogs from H.E.A.R.T.S. (Help Encourage All Readers to Succeed). Adult supervision required.
The Macks Center for Jewish Education, 5708 Park Heights Ave
Tuesday, February 7, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Tot Havdalah with Dan Nichols
Join visiting Jewish musician Dan Nichols for a short, musical Tot havdalah for families with young children.
Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave
Saturday, February 11, 5 p.m.

PJ Library Story Time 
Listen to the book Estie the Mensch and participate in activities related to Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month.
JTown, Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Wednesday, February 8, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, February 14, 4 p.m.

PJ Library Pop-Up Downtown 
Join PJ Library at Amuse Toys in Fells Point for story time, crafts, and songs related to Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month.
Amuse Toys-Fells Point, 1623 Thames St
Thursday, February 16, 10 a.m.
 

Just for Grown-ups

Creative Art Hour: Zentangling
Learn the meditative art of Zentangling and create your own original piece of art. Led by DJ Jensen, RSVP requested, all ages. $10 per person, $15 per household
Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore
Sunday, January 15, 4 – 5 p.m.

Habibi
English and Hebrew interpretations of Israeli songs and international music performed by renowned Israeli vocal group, Habibi. Buy tickets in advance or at the door.
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave
Thursday, January 19, 7:30 p.m.
 

Theory of Mind: How Our Children Develop the Ability to Think About the Thoughts of Others
The first of three free parenting sessions focused on helping children develop empathy and resilience. Limited seating available, register online to guarantee a seat, free, and open to the public.
Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, 3300 Old Court Road, 21208 (use West Entrance)
Friday, January 20, 8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
A bluegrass concert featuring the stylings of Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen.
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave
Saturday, January 21, 8 p.m.

Shalom Baby
A childbirth prep class with a Jewish twist that covers everything from birth to bris and baby naming ceremonies. Advance registration required.
The Macks Center for Jewish Education, 5708 Park Heights Ave
Sunday, January 22, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

School Choice Fair
Explore all of your options at a school information fair featuring representatives from Baltimore city schools, charter schools and private schools. Home schooling resources, info on Pre-K, and Hebrew School too.
The Macks Center for Jewish Education, 5708 Park Heights Ave
Sunday, January 22, 1 – 3 p.m.

Women’s Tu Bishvat Seder
Celebrate the new Jewish month and the upcoming Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat.
Kol Halev Reconstructionist Synagogue, 6200 N. Charles St
Saturday, January 28, 5 p.m.

Havdalah Bonfire @ Pearlstone
Say farewell to Shabbat with a musical havdalah under the stars.
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mount Gilead Rd, Reisterstown
Saturday, January 28, 7 p.m.

A Night of Magic, Mystery & Illusion
A performance by magician and mentalist Steven Brundag–the Rubik’s Cube whiz from America’s Got Talent.
The Lyric, 140 West Mt. Royal Ave
Saturday, January 28, 8:30 p.m.

Ariel Rivka Dance in “The Book of Esther”
Themes from the Book of Esther interpreted through contemporary dance.
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave
Sunday, February 12, 4 p.m.

ASL Meetup
Practice your sign language skills and play fun, Jewish learning games–a Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month event.
Eden Café, Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave
Monday, February 13, 6 p.m.

 


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