Grab & Go: Family-Friendly Activities

A Patch guide to family fun in the greater Arbutus area.


Where/When: Lost Lake at 5120 South St. in Arbutus on Saturday, May 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Why Go: Spend a beautiful spring day outdoors and let those creative juices flow at this painting class. Create your own landscape scene! This class is for those 10 years old and older. Be sure to register in advance.

Pricing: $2

Where/When: Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center at 320 E Patapsco Ave. in Baltimore on Saturday, May 28, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Why Go: There will be snacks and a take-home craft, all centered around environmental and patriotic themes!

Pricing: Free


Where/When: on Saturday, May 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Why Go: Register in advance for this weekly class for infants. Simple movement, music and story time are featured.

Pricing: Free

Where/When: Opie's at 1603 Edmondson Ave. in Catonsville on Friday, May 27, from 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Why Go: Take your family out for a frozen treat and enter to win everything you and your family need to host a crab feast this summer: the bushel of crabs is included too! The drawing will take place on Saturday, June 11, at the Catonsville Cornhole Challenge.

Pricing: $5 each or 6 for $25


Where/When: on Saturday, May 28, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Why Go: You and your whole family can come out and enjoy some contemporary folk rock by two talented musicians.

Pricing: Free

Where/When: Oakland Mills Village Center Parking Lot at 5851 Robert Oliver Pl. in Columbia on Sunday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Why Go: Local farmers and merchants will be selling fresh fruit, vegetables and other items. Come out and support your community! Spend some quality time in the fresh air too!

Pricing: Free to browse


Where/When: on Saturday, May 28, at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Why Go: Spend some time bonding with your baby; there will be songs, stories and movement that is great for infants (birth through 23 months). Please register in advance!

Pricing: Free

Where/When: River Hill High School at 12101 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville on Saturday, May 28, at 6 p.m.

Why Go: Celebrate a successful theater season at this fun event! Excerpts of 12 high school productions will be performed, plus a performance by The All County Improvisational Acting Troupe (ACI) and a special salute to the critic teams. Tickets need to be reserved in advance.

Pricing: $10

Ellicott City:

Where/When: on Friday, May 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Go: You and your family can come out and see this brand new adult community and munch on some delicious barbecue. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Pricing: Free

Where/When: on Friday, May 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Why Go: Ninth through twelfth graders can stay in tip-top shape this summer by signing up to play in these fun, casual basketball games. Each game will be played weekly, and players of all skill levels are welcome. Be sure to register soon: the games will start on Friday, June 17 (and will run till Friday, August 5).

Pricing: $80


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