Starting Monday 6/7 and running for a couple weeks, check out the Columbia Festival of the Arts - Virtual Arts and Crafts Show - Visit and shop galleries from over 25 juried artists representing a range of mediums.
Sun 5/2 - First Sunday Arts Festival is back! And it looks like they’ll be back in their full glory, once again. Last year things were a mix of virtual and the first block of West Street, but this year it looks like they’ll be back at Whitemore Park and the second and third block of West Street as well! Local artists could use a boost, after this last year… be sure to get out and support them! But also, wear a mask where it’s crowded and be safe in the process.
Knits and Pieces, behind the Wawa on Bestgate Rd has a couple knitting classes..
Registration is open for is the second in their Technique Classes series called “A Series Of Hats”. On June 5th and 12th there will be Lace classes and July has two Short Rows and Mosaic Knitting classes.
There’s a Learn to Knit class coming up on Sunday 6/6. These semi-private sessions are held after hours and are limited to 4 individuals, safely distanced.
Also, if you need some help, check out their Knit Coaching sessions Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at various times of day to best fit your schedule
Tomorrow/Sat 6/4-6/5 - Books for International Goodwill BIG Book Sale - 6/4-6/5 next The Parole Rotary Club’s fundraiser. They have thousands of books at great prices AND well organized! It’s just up Defense Highway and well worth checking out.
Whole Foods - Annapolis
Today Thu 6/3 - Half Pint Kids Club: Graham Cracker Chocolate Banana Cake
Tue 6/8 - Half Pint Kids Club: Strawberry Pretzel Parfait
Art Farm - Annapolis
Sun 6/6 - First Exposure: On The Move (in Annapolis) - Grab your camera and a comfortable pair of shoes as they’re taking their digital photography class on the road!
.. and their spring semester is wrapping up with...
Sat 5/29 - Doodle Mania with Charlies Lawrence of FinArt, for ages 8-12
Registration is open for their Summer semester which starts in June. There are classes for kids as young as 8 going all the way up to adult classes. Classes include Installation Art, Musical Play Production and Prop Building, Textile Art, Kids Art School, Beatmaking + Music Inspired Art, Nature Art, and Oil Painting.
In addition to their summer semester, check out upcoming camps and workshops such as Outdoor Sketch Nights, Outdoor Marbling Workshops, Ukranian Egg Decorating, Introduction to Batik, MAKE IT: Mosaic Tiles and more.
Also check out Art Farm’s Student Union Open Studio - for small groups of kids to use ArtFarm Studios space to create their own work and socialize with other young artists.
Benjamin Banneker Museum & Park - Ellicott City
Tomorrow night - 6/4 - Follow the Arc to Arcturus - Watch the stars come out with George Ellicott, or a George Ellicott re-enactor. He’ll point out the the brightest stars and asterisms as signposts for picking out the the cardinal directions, noting the Big Dipper and constellations Bootes, Virgo and others.
Sat 6/5 - Family Fun: A Wooly Good Time - Find out how sheep’s fleece gets turned into fabric and how clothes were made in colonial times.
Sat 6/5 - Late Spring Tonics Wild Herbs for Food & Medicine - In the 1700’s, wild herbs were used as both medicine and sources of nutrients. Learn how to safely harvest and prepare wild plants and finish with some tree blossom beverages.
Wed 6/9 - Banneker BioBlitz Orientation with the Natural History Society of Maryland’s Herp Club. A BioBlitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within an area. In April, they explored the Banneker Park pond in search for reptiles and they’ll be doing it again in a few weeks, on June 26th.
...has a bunch of programs going on online if you head over to aacpl.net and click on Watch Online - Virtual Programming
Sat 6/5 - Pizza Party with Tiny Chefs - For children ages 6 and up.
Tues 6/8 - Virtual Instant Pot Cooking: Vegetarian & Vegan Meals
Wed 6/9 - Virtual Cookbook Club: Farmers Market Challenge
Also check out their various book clubs, story times, trivia nights, and specialty programs like the Decorate Windows for the Summer at Maryland City library, Trails & Tales, Sing Along, Great Movies discussion, Paws to Read, Virtual Animal Yoga for Children, Teen Book Bags, How to Be an LGBTQ+ Ally and more!
Pongos Learning Lab/Coder Kids Club - Crofton
Registration is open for Pongos summer camps, starting in June. With lots of different camp options… for gamers, wannabe youtubers, young inventors, game design, gross/messy/fun science, escape rooms, robotics, cosplay and more.
Also their various Clubs like Coder Kids Club, Minecraft Club, Robotics Club, YouTube Stars Clubs.
Patuxent Lapidary Guild
The Patuxent Lapidary Guild’s shop is open once again. No classes on the schedule, currently, but we’ll keep an eye out for all the rock cutting, gem faceting and jewelry making goodness the might offer in the future.