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December 2012

KIDS Play with Puppets

  Elves ages 2 to 10 watch a puppet show, meet a live animal and make a craft. 2-3pm at Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. $2; rsvp: 301-218-6702.

Legopalooza

  Design and build creatures with Legos. You bring the imagination, the library supplies the Legos. 2pm at Crofton Library: 410-222-7915; www.aacpl.net.

KIDS Turtle Talks

  Meet turtles and touch a terrapin at Calvert Marine Museum. 1-4pm at the museum, Solomons. free with $7 admission: 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

KIDS Little Minnows

  Elaine Thompsen teaches 3- to 5-year-olds how do draw a turtle swimming in a marsh. Kids bring it to life with watercolor. 10-11am at the Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. free with rsvp: 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

KIDS Colonial Christmas • free

  Ages 4 to 10 enjoy holiday history at Belair Mansion, with a special tour, stories, games and a colonial snack. 10:30am-12:30pm at the Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie: 301-809-3089; www.museumevents@cityofbowie.org.

KIDS Colonial Christmas • free

  Ages 4 to 10 enjoy holiday history at Belair Mansion, with a special tour, stories, games and a colonial snack. 10:30am-12:30pm at the Mansion, 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie: 301-809-3089; www.museumevents@cityofbowie.org.

KIDS Afternoon at the Museum

  Ages 5 to 12 enjoy the holiday break with daily special programs and workshops at the Calvert Marine Museum. Call for a schedule. 1-4pm at the Museum, Solomons. $2/day: 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

KIDS Holiday Camp

  Kids ages 5 to 12 have winter break fun at the community center with crafts, games, movies, snacks and more. Pack a lunch each day. 8am-5pm at Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Ln., Lusby. $15/day; rsvp: 410-586-1101.

Oyster Anatomy

  Examine Rock E. Feller, the Calvert Marine Museum’s giant stuffed oyster, to learn about the anatomy and biology of oysters. 1-4pm at the Museum, Solomons. free with $7 admission: 410-326-2042; www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Happy Kwanzaa

  The weeklong Pan-African Festival begins tonight.