The B&O Railroad Museum
, 901 West Pratt Street in Baltimore has completed restoration of one of America's rarest steam engines, the #545 "A.J. Cromwell. The historic locomotive was one of the twenty-two locomotives and railcars that were severely damaged by the roundhouse roof collapse during the President's Day blizzard of 2003.
The locomotive will be unveiled and commemorated by the museum's executive director, Courtney Wilson and chief curator, David Shackelford on Oct. 20th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To honor the efforts of the Museum's restoration team, public programs on the engine will take place throughout the day. Fore more information, call 410-752-2490.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
, 830 E. Pratt Street Baltimore, is featuring "Growing Up AFRO Day," from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday Oct. 28.
Spend the afternoon reminiscing about childhood memories with a variety of activities and programs including digital photo archive demonstrations, an introduction to oral history and a discussion about the desegregation of Baltimore's Gwynn Oak amusement park with author Amy Nathan.
Sign language interpretation services provided.
This free program is a part of Free Fall Baltimore. Fore more information visit
The Vagabond Players
will present the Baltimore City premiere of Next to Normal, on October 19, running weekends through November 25. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information visit
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
is hosting ZooBOOO! on Oct. 26-28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event will feature trick-or-treating, visits from the animal ambassadors, costume contests, carnival games and an elephant pumpkin smash. For more information visit
or call 410-366-LION (5466).
The Jewish Museum of Maryland,
15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, launches new, longer hours with GefilteFest. On Sunday, October 21, 2012, from 10-5 p.m., The Jewish Museum of Maryland presents a full day of cooking, crafts, music and storytelling for the whole family at GefilteFest. From 10-12, the National Aquarium's Conservation team will be here to tell us how to enjoy fish and keep our ecosystem healthy at the same time. Learn how Baltimore is tackling issues related to sustainable fishing, aquaponics and the Chesapeake Bay.
In the afternoon, meet Gefilteria, a Brooklyn-based food start up featuring "boutique gefilte and other old world Jewish foods", and sample their tasty new take on a traditional Jewish stuffed fish. The Gefilte Fish "Throwdown" starts at 2 p.m. as Gefilteria's Liz Alpern takes on Baltimore 's own Chef Dave Whaley, first cook at Wit and Wisdom, the new restaurant at Four Seasons Baltimore, and local Pikesville mom, Susan Silbiger, for the chance to be crowned Gefilte Maven.
The Third Annual KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile Walk
will take place Oct. 27 at 9 a.m.
All proceeds from the race benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland and Washington D.C.
Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m., the race kicks off at 9 a.m. and the fun walk starts at 9:05 a.m. It's $40 to register for the race, and $20 per family to walk. Foster families and foster children walk for free. A post-race party will follow the event.
for more info on registering for the event
. The first 400 registered runners will receive an UnderArmour race shirt.
For more information, to volunteer or to become a sponsor, contact Gina Seyfried at 410-964-9329 or