Good Things from my In-box

More things-to-do keep filling up my in-box. I wish I had time to do them all, but here are a few that sound particularly appealing. If you have a kid-friendly event, or favorite place to share, I  encourage you to post on the Kid Baltimore Facebook page. I love seeing how many people are posting events there and hope it becomes a good resource for what is happening around town.

On to my in-box...

Charm City Kids

Charm City Kids Club is a new children's enrichment center that recently opened in Lutherville. They not only have a play town area with miniature Whole Foods Market, diner, theater and soft play area for little ones, but they also offer classes — everything from yoga to cooking to handwriting.

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photos courtesy of Charm City Kids

New Friends at the Maryland Zoo

There are two new okapi at the Maryland Zoo. They are hanging out at the giraffe house (nice of the giraffes to share because they are the okapi's closest relatives) until their 30 days of quarantine are over. Okapi are that crazy mix of beautiful and weird that I can't help but love.

video courtesy of the Maryland Zoo

Dickens at the BSO

Every year I love to take the whole family to a holiday show. At the BSO, you can see a new version of "A Christmas Carol." This one has a twist. It's the first and only version of the classic Dickens tale performed as a concert with a full symphony orchestra, a rock/pop rhythm section, choir, a narrator and three soloists. Performances are December 16th and 17th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. More details are posted on their website.

Family fun day at the BMA

Inspired by the exhibition Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa, the BMA hosts its 15th annual Kwanzaa Family Day on Wednesday, December 28, 2012.  This year’s FREE celebration of community and family features a special performance by Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company and art-making projects inspired by the exhibition.  In addition, Baltimore actress and storyteller Maria Broom will be on hand to perform never-before-heard tales about the personal treasures in our lives. For more information, contact 443-573-1832 or visit

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photo courtesy of Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company