Kids can take part in Oscar fever this Saturday with a double feature of popular children's movies at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Kung Fu Panda will be shown at 1 p.m., followed by Wall-E at 3 p.m., in the central library's Wheeler Auditorium at 400 Cathedral St. For information, call 410-396-5464.

Here's more of our short list of things to do around Central Maryland. If we've missed something, please feel free to chime in in the comments:


Thursday, Feb. 19:

Magic Lessons with Turner, Dean of Magic: Part two in a three-part series of magic lessons at Kahler Hall, Harper's Choice, Columbia. For information: 410-730-0770.

Songs with Deborah "Spice" Kleinmann: Songs and stories for winter will be performed for kids under 6 (with an adult) at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Cockeysville branch of the Baltimore County Public Library.

Friday, Feb. 20:

Rainbow Theatre Puppet Show: See a show featuring Little Red Riding Hood at 10am at Slayton House in Wilde Lake, Columbia. $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Call 410-730-3987.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis. $33. Call 410-280-5640.

Saturday, Feb. 21:

Karma Dogs stop by the Rosedale branch of the Baltimore County Public Library to read with kids under 6 at 11 a.m.

Meet the (14-year-old) illustrator: Paul Cronan, a freshman at the Baltimore School for the Arts, will be at the Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Rd., to talk about the new book he illustrated, The Last Synapsid, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. The author, Timothy Mason, will be there, too. (Full disclosure: Paul is the son of a Baltimore Sun colleague. Still, your kids might like to find out how a 14-year-old got to illustrate a book.)

Rumplestiltskin Pumpkin Theatre has performances of this classic children's tale today and tomorrow at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. It's playing next weekend, too. $12 in advance, $13 at the door. 410-828-1814. 

Drop-in art at the Patterson: From noon-3 p.m., kids can drop in with an adult and make art projects linked to the exhibits at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. Hot chocolate, too.

Sunday, Feb. 22:

African-American celebration: The Maryland State Boychoir will hold a free concert at 4 p.m. during the celebration at Douglas Memorial Community Church, 1325 Madison Ave.

African-American artists is the theme of the family tour for this Free Family Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Activities start at 2 p.m.