Ravens, King day, inauguration...have we had enough excitement this week? The coming weekend seems pretty calm by comparison. But here are a few things you might want to do with the family:

Thursday, Jan. 22:


Baltimore Boat Show: The boat show continues through Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center. Children's activities will take place at KidsCove, including paddle boat rides and an appearance by SpongeBob Square Pants from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free for kids 12 and under; $5 for youths 13-15; $10 for adults. More details here.

Friday, Jan. 23:

The healthy convenience store: Port Discovery will debut a new permanent exhibit, the Royal Farms Convenience Store and Fill'er Up Station, today. The store will be a model of an actual Royal Farms store with kid-friendly features. Free with museum admission.

Saturday, Jan. 24:

City middle school fair: Trying to pick a middle school for your child in Baltimore city? Baltimore City Public Schools will hold a middle school choice fair this morning from 9 a.m.- noon at the Roland Patterson complex cafeteria, 4701 Greenspring Ave. For information: 410-396-1796.

Sunday, Jan. 25:

Dad documentary: Happy SAHDa documentary on local dads whose creator posted here the other day, premieres at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson at 4 p.m.

"Carnival of the Animals": Kinetics Dance Theatre will perform Carnival of the Animals at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City. The 35-minute performance features the music of Camille Saint-Saens and the poetry of Ogden Nash. Tickets are $5; reserve at 410-480-1686.