Here's our short list of things to do the rest of this week and weekend. If we missed something good, please send it to Jennifer Choi, who compiles the list, or post it below:
Thursday (April 3):
Smuckers Stars on Ice: This event stars Olympian Sasha Cohen and more than a dozen other national and world champions, including Marylander Kimmie Meissner and Evan Lysacek. A portion of the ticket sales benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The show is at 7 p.m. at the 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. $23-$108. Call 410-547-7328 or go to starsonice.com.
Friday (April 4):
Art Blooms: All Mapped Out With Flowers: About 30 regional garden clubs interpret artworks and represent different nations through flower arrangements at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Exhibit is free and open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free tours noon-3 p.m. Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-2 p.m. Sunday. Free demonstrations and workshops 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Call 410-547-9000 or go to thewalters.org.
Cylburn's Nature Story Hour: Nature stories for preschoolers, followed by a nature walk (weather permitting) at Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore. 10 - 11:30 a.m. Ages 3-6. Free. Call 410-367-2217 or go to cylburnassociation.org.
"First Fridays Family Movie Night": Hear a lecture on bees from a naturalist and watch Bee Movie at 7 p.m. at Marshy Point Nature Center, 7130 Marshy Point Road, Chase. Popcorn and drinks provided. $2 for individuals and $5 for families. Call 410-887-2817 or go to marshypoint.org.
Read on for weekend events...
Saturday (April 5):
A Seussical of Musicals on Ice: Show features songs from Toy Story, Seussical the Musical, Cats, High School Musical 2, Willy Wonka, Hannah Montana and Hairspray. 2 p.m. $10. 3 years and younger free with adult. Columbia Ice Rink, 5876 Thunder Hill Road, Columbia. Tickets going fast! Call 410-730-0322.
Children's Discovery Fair: Our Living World: Free math and science activities, including interactive games, crafts, and stories at Howard County Library, East Columbia Branch, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 3 - 5 with adult. Call 410-313-7730 or go to hclibrary.org.
Drop-in Art Activities: Spot it, Plot it, Map it!: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. Free. Call 410-547-9000 or go to thewalters.org.
Fairy Tale Fling: Dress in royal clothing and get your picture taken on a throne. Activities include crown decorating, magic wand-making, and designing family crests. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Watch magic and puppets during Horn's Punch and Judy Show at 1 p.m. Southeast Anchor branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 3601 Eastern Ave. All ages. Call 410-396-1580 or go to prattlibrary.org.
Petting Zoo: Visit goats, sheep, calves, chicks, piglets, turkeys, bunnies, ponies, horses and more from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. today and tomorrow. Hay rides available to all and pony rides available for children. Admission $4.50 per person. $2 per ride. Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Route 108, Ellicott City. Call 410-730-4049 or go to clarklandfarm.com.
"The Berries": Chesapeake Childrens Museum, 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis hosts children's activities from the 1920s, including tinkertoys, hopscotch, marbles, hide-and-seek and music. Families encouraged to dress in the style of the 1920s. Program runs 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Admission to the museum is $3 for age 1 and older. Call 410-990-1993 or go to theccm.org. (Folks at the museum tell us "the berries" meant something was great, back in the '20s.)
Sunday (April 6):
A Seussical of Musicals on Ice: Show features songs from Toy Story, Seussical the Musical, Cats, High School Musical 2, Willy Wonka, Hannah Montana and Hairspray. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. $10. 3 years and younger free with adult. Columbia Ice Rink, 5876 Thunder Hill Road, Columbia. Tickets going fast! Call 410-730-0322.
Free Family Sundays: African Textiles: Interactive art workshops, gallery tours, and more startgin at 2 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr. Call 443-573-1700 or go to artbma.org.
Passover Fair: Children's activities from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the event, which has Seder plates, wine cups, childrens gifts, cookbooks, haggadahs and more for sale 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission free; kids' activities cost $1 per project. Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills. Call 410-356-5200, ext. 324 or go to jcc.org.