Thursday, April 21, 2011

Weekend Outlook - April 22-24, 2011

Economoms' recommendations for the best budget-conscious family activities in the Maryland region for the weekend of April 22-24.

With Earth Day on Friday and Easter on Sunday, there's LOTS of FREE and inexpensive stuff going on! Not in a green or egg-hunting kind of mood? We've got stuff for you too!

Go Green!: Who knew that going green could save you some major green? Click to learn how you can get a $13.95 credit to thredUp, a FREE coffee or tea from Starbucks, a FREE tree from Lowe's, and other free goodies. Activities-wise, Baltimore Green Week goes through Saturday, entrance to all national parks is FREE through Saturday, Home Depot is offering a FREE planter/Easter basket craft for kids, and local moms can make history by participating in the Great Cloth Diaper Change.

Easter Excitement!: Events this weekend include Mary Sue Candies Bunny BonanZoo, Ride the Rails with the B&O Easter Bunny, Easter Eggstravaganza on Capitol Hill, Egg Hunt Weekend at Clark's Elioak Farm, The Puppet Company's Bunny Business puppet show, The Humane Society's Easter Eggstravaganza, and more!

FREE Medieval Family Festival at the Walters: Meet colorful characters, learn about medieval artists and guilds, create dazzling artwork, marvel at lively performers and feats of medieval might all day! Celebrate the debut of the new Medieval Art Family Guide, and visit the special exhibition Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe for FREE. Dress up as a medieval lord or lady, take your place in the court, and much more! Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Loyola Men's Lacrosse Family Fun Day: On Saturday at noon Loyola takes on Hobart for the last game of the season, and they've got lots of great family-friendly events planned to celebrate. Before the game enjoy poster making, temporary tattoos and interactive inflatables. After the game, join the team on the field for autographs and Throw Around with the Hounds! Tickets are $10 for general admission or kids wearing any team jersey get in FREE!


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