Here's our list of family activities through the weekend. It starts with a county 4-H fair today:
Thursday (July 10):
Baltimore County 4-H Fair: The event, which includes a variety of agricultural exhibits, vendors and entertainment takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. Visit baltimorecounty4hfair.org. Free admission and parking.
Civil Rights: Taking a Stand: Actors play famous civil rights figures, such as Martin Luther King Jr., George Wallace, Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, describe their characters’ lives and answer audience questions at CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road. Call 410-685-0095 or go to mdhc.org. Free.
The Three Bees of Life: The White Marsh branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle, hosts interactive musical activities, storytelling and face painting, starting at 10:30 a.m. Children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 410-887-5097 or go to bcplonline.org. Free.
Friday (July 11):
148th Annual Outdoor Summer Concert Series: Baltimore’s Big Band performs from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Mayfield community, at Norman and Lake avenues. Call 410-396-7900. Free.
Caribbean Carnival Festival: Fire dancers, other live performances, a dj competition and traditional cuisine will be on hand at Druid Hill Park, 2600 Madison Ave., from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday and noon-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 410-396-6106 or go to bmorecarnival.com. Admission is free Friday and $5 on other days.
(Photo of judging at the 2006 county 4-H fair by Sun photgrapher Kim Hairston)