Thursday, September 9, 2010

Weekend Outlook

Posted every Thursday, featuring budget-conscious family activities for the upcoming weekend.

Friday, Sept 10:
Don't forget! Prices get slashed to $5 on Fridays after five p.m. starting this Friday through October at The Baltimore National Aquarium. See last week's post for all the details and discounted parking information.

Saturday, Sept. 11:
Start your day with Towson University's Saturday Morning Science Series, which kicks off its fall program with "The Life and Death of Stars: From the Sun to Supernovae and Blackholes." Designed for children of all ages and educational for parents, the FREE presentation will feature an astronomer from the Space Telescope Science Institute, who will teach about how stars are formed, how and why they age, and how some ultimately end their lives.

You know fall is in the air when the farms and pumpkin patches start re-opening for business. This Saturday evening is no exception with Forrest Hall Farm and Orchard's sneak peak of its Crazy Corn Maze. Located in Mechanicsville, the farm also offers a hay wagon slide, picnic area, farm animals, hayrides, an apple orchard and a pumpkin patch. The special preview night of the Crazy Corn Maze will take place from 6 p.m. until dusk for only $7 per person (children under 3 free). The maze doesn't officially open until Sunday, when regular hours of 11 a.m. to dusk begin.

All Weekend
Visit Fort McHenry for Defenders Day Weekend, a three-day extravaganza celebrated with over 100 War of 1812 reenactors, parades, military bands, fireworks, and a symbolic ship-to-shore bombardment! Events begin with a Friday evening ceremonial procession of War of 1812 "soldiers" from the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House to the Inner Harbor, followed by a ceremony at the amphitheater. Saturday and Sunday will feature canon and musket firings, as well as drum and fife concerts and other authentic war re-creations.


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