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5 things 2 do this weekend: 1/18-1/19

Posted: 8:30 AM, Jan 17, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-17 15:33:27-05

As you head into your weekend we wanted to provide you with some fun and exciting events going on across the state!

Not only will we provide you with some interesting events, but we will also provide a forecast (which can be watched above) surrounding them to ensure you have the best experience!


Be the Light – Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, January 18: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 19: Noon - 5 p.m.
Monday, January 20: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This event is an exciting one because it begins on Saturday, but runs all the way through Monday, so it gives you a good amount of time to go out and partake in the celebration!

Port Discovery in Baltimore will be celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy through Monday with interactive programs and performance each day!

Admission to this event is free with museum entry, which is $17.95 for individuals one and up. Members and children younger than one are admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased here.

13th Annual Winter Bead and Jewelry Show

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday you can head to the Howard County Fairgrounds and find a wide selection of jewelry and craft supplies and the 13th annual Winter Bead and Jewelry Show!

The event, which is the Baltimore Bead Society's biggest event of the year hosts many vendors and suppliers, offers workshops and displays examples of their members work at the event. There are a number of different classes you can take on both Saturday and Sunday and tickets are only $6!

For information on the classes, vendors and tickets, click here.

Edgar Allan Poe Celebration

Beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Westminster Hall in Baltimore there will be music, theatrical performances, Poe raffles, a Toast to Poe and the appearance of the mysterious Poe Toaster as we celebrate the 211th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe!

The celebration itself is free, but tickets ARE required and can be found here.

Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser for Special Olympics

Here's a great event that is also supporting a wonderful cause! The Laurel Police Department will be having a Tip-a-Cop event at the Longhorn Steakhouse in Laurel Saturday from noon until 10 p.m.

Officers will be waiting tables all day, with all of their tips being donated directly to Special Olympics Maryland.


Chronicles of the African American Journey through Fiber Arts

This Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can celebrate Black History Month at the Montpelier Arts Center with this exhibition!

You can witness the stories and experiences of African American lives while admiring the art.

This exhibition began last week and will be open through March 1.

If you would like to have your event featured in our segment, make sure to submit it on our Community Calendar! Each week we will select five events going on during the weekend and will give you the forecast surrounding them to ensure you have a great time!

Make sure to check back here as well as follow WMAR-2 News Meteorologist Patrick Pete on Twitter for any changes in the forecast!