First Things First
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Special Dates to Remember
May 14, 15, 16 and May 21, 22, 23 Nunsense at Other Voices Theatre
March 1-7 Frederick Restaurant Week
March 20 Neil Berg's 50 YEARS OF ROCK N' ROLL 2
Mar 20, 2021 Opening of Catoctin Wildlife Preserve
March 26 – April 5, 2021 The 14th Annual PEEPshow
3/27/2021, 3/28/2021, 4/3/2021 Bunny Train at Walkersville Southern Railroad 3/27/2022 Easter Eggstravagana
March 27-28, April 1-4, 2021 Easter Egg Hunts at Green Meadows Farm
TBD The Leprechaun Luau
Pick up a craft at the drive Thru https://www.facebook.com/WestminsterRec/
🏀Bounce out your kids’ energy, shoot some hoops, or ride scooters at The Fun n Fit Factory!
🤸🏽♂️A short drive will take you to other indoor play places at Bubula Playground in Pikesville or Youth Play in Mount Airy!
⛳️Mini-golf, laser tag, inflatables, bummer cars, and arcade games are all a few minutes away at the Players Fun Zone!
🏊🏼♀️Check out swim classes or family swim nights at the Kids First Swim School.
🥋Sign up for classes at TriStar Martial Arts to fight off the Winter blues or check out their events page for open activities!
💐Check out the displays, animals, exhibits, or take one of the Winter classes at nearby nature centers: Bear Branch Nature Center Piney Run Nature Center, Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center, or Irvine Nature Center!
📚Head to one of the SIX awesome libraries in Carroll County for free play or story time programs!
🎮Have your child grab a few friends and head to Battleground Lounge at the TownMall of Westminster for some gaming fun!
🛍Head to the Townmall of Westminster for a walk inside to check out the stores and grab your spare change to let your child ride the many coin-operated rides! (And don’t forget to enjoy some warm, fresh pretzels from Auntie Anne’s after).
🎥Check out a new movie in the new RC theatres in Westminster. You can cuddle up with your child in the comfy new recliner seats.
🤸🏽♂️Carroll Gymnastics offers classes for kids of all ages and they have open gym hours. Check their website for days and times!
🎳Strike up a new hobby at Thunderhead Bowling for a fun, family day!
🏺Firehouse Pottery in Taneytown is sure to help get your creative juices flowing while still keeping dry inside!
👨🏼🎨Meltdown DIY in Eldersburg is another great art option.
🎨Check out the Makerspace areas at local libraries! Many of them have a table with crafting materials or other activities that are regularly changed out.
🛠Look at the Kids Workshop Schedule at Home Depot for some little woodworking and painting crafts. This is free and the kids get an apron and a pin for every workshop that they complete!
🖌Michaels has programs for kids of various ages to flex their creative muscles.
💅🏼Pamper yourself at The Spa a west Main Spa
💐 Send flowers to brighten someone’s day from Cutting Garden Florist
🧘🏽♂️ Find your Zen at Downtown Yoga
⚾️Putt Putt, batting cage and more at Island Green Family Fun Center
Grab a Bite
🌮Nachos and Tacos are always a win at Cinco de Mayo Mexican Restaurant and Bar
🍗Voted best wings in 2020, you be the judge at Buffalo Wild Wings
🥐The menu at Lost Lion will you forgetting about your plans to cook at home
🍦Enjoy Thai rolled ice cream at J's Sweets
🦀Enjoy some authentic Chesapeake fare at RockSalt Grille Restaurant and Raw Bar
🍻Grab and beer and take it easy at Pub Dog Brewing
🍝Authentic Italian food from Paradiso Ristorante makes for a great family night
🍔Best BBQ in Frederick Black Hog BBQ
🍳Stop in for Breakfast at Molli's Cafe
🍪Support the Boys and Girls club by ordering cookies from JeannieBird Baking Company
🍣Get the family together for a Hibachi night at Katana Japanese Cuisine
🍽Make plans for St. Patrick’s Day now at O'Lordans Irish Pub & Restaurant
✈️Watch planes takeoff and land at the Carroll County Regional Airport
🏞Piney Run Park - Sykesville
The Big Slide at Rocky Ridge
🧺Have a picnic at a new park
📅Keep an eye on the calendar for County Happenings
🏃🏻♂️Visit one of the many Parks and Playgrounds in our area
🎨Stay at Home Activities
How To Make A Spring Flower Sensory Bottle
Spring Science for Kids
20 Plus Tree Crafts For Kids
Painting with Nature Activity
20 Spring Stem Activities
Spring Sensory Tub
45+ Spectacular Spring Art Projects for Kids
Peep Catapults STEM Activity
Easter Egg Rockets
25 Gardening Activities
10+ Water Sensory Tub Activities for Toddlers
Sensory Nature Cutting Tray
17 Spring Sensory Play Ideas
Make a Bobble Bee Paper Craft
🤝 Collection donations for the Heartly House. Follow them on Facebook for an updated list of needs.
🍽Donate traditional menu items or your time to the Frederick Rescue Mission, or send someone in need of a good meal.
🚒 Reach out to your first responders and find out what they need. Take up a neighborhood collection.
🎒Curate care packages for the homeless.
🌳Volunteer to help clean up a park
😊Smile. Offer a compliment. Tell someone you’re thinking of them. Call a friend or family member you haven’t spoken with in a while.🥣Volunteer with The Frederick Soup Kitchen Program, which provides a full evening meal, seven nights a week from 5:30 to 6:30 pm to anyone in need of a hot, nutritious meal.
🥰Perform a random act of kindness — it goes a long way anytime, but especially now.