It's National Pie Day this weekend! Celebrate at the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library on Friday. And there's more on tap for families this weekend:

Thursday, Jan. 21:


Nature Storytime: Listen to a story and make a craft about nature at 11 a.m. at Eden Mill Nature Center. Free, but a donation toward the craft is requested. Reservation required; call 410-836-3050.

Starry, Starry Night Kids 7-11 can learn about what Galileo saw in the sky and what we can see today through stories and activities at the Glenwood branch of the Howard County Library. At 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 22:

Celebrate National Pie Day by hearing pie stories, making a craft, and -- oh yes -- eating "a tasty treat" (what would that be?) at 1 p.m. at the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library. For all ages; under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Books Are a Blast: Beowulf T. Wonderbunny and Tom Lilly do magic, juggling and balloon tricks at 10:30 a.m. at the Rosedale branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. Plus, meet bookworms Pinky and Floyd, and see Beowulf's bookmobile.Saturday, Jan. 23:

Orioles Fanfest 2010: It's officially time to switch your local sports fanaticism from the Ravens to the Orioles, and the best place to get in the spirit is at FanFest at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St. Current and former Orioles players and coaches will be on hand to sign autographs and lead discussions. The day-long baseball celebration also includes clinics, exhibits and interactive games. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 to $10. Go to ticketmaster.com.

Baltimore Dance Crews Project holds a free community dance workshop from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Baltimore Freedom Academy, 1601 E. Lombard St. Check-in starts at 1:50 p.m. The workshop is limited to students from four local schools, who must register onlie and return a parent/guardian permission form; details here. Participants should dress in sweats or gym shorts, t-shirt, and sneakers.

Teen Night at the Walters:Teens can submit entries to a touchable art exhibit, learn about artists from the past who "broke the rules," and participate in some "rule breaking" art activities from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. a the Walters Art Museum. There will also be music and food. Free.

Sunday, Jan. 24:

Shira Kline at Bolton Street Synagogue: Kline and her band Shirlala will perform "outrageously hip Jewish kiddie rock" at 3 p.m. at the Bolton Street Synagogue. $5; tickets can be purchased online.

The Festival of Trees: Celebrate Tu B'Shevat (the Festival of Trees) with crafts, a mitzvah project, playtime, stories and a sing-a long at 10 a.m. at the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Jewish Community Center of Baltimore. $10 per family.

(Photo by Baltimore Sun photographer Lloyd Fox)