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Logan Visionary Conference 2019
Logan Visionary Conference: The Art of Parenting
Sunday, March 24 1pm-4pm • FREE

Save the date for AVAM's annual, free-to-all conference. Hear from a world-class array of inspirational experts and scientific researchers in the field of family wellbeing, child trauma, and positive parent and child attachment.

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Bearman Baltimore Best Parenting Retreat is exclusively targeted for the enrichment of the area's front-line, grassroots providers of child and whole family services
Bearman Baltimore Best Parenting Retreat
Monday, March 25, 9am-1pm FREE for child and whole family service providers

The Herbert Bearman Foundation is generously sponsoring a day of learning exclusively targeted for the enrichment of the area's front-line, grassroots providers of child and whole family services.

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Inspired by the Parenting Show, make a 3D sculpture of your family tree.
Weekend Walk-In: Family Tree in 3D
Saturday, April 6 • 1pm-4pm $5 plus museum admission

Inspired by our current exhibition PARENTING: An Art without a Manual , make a 3D sculpture of your family tree.

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Join us for hands-on, drop-in art making workshops, themed around our permanent collection
Spring Break Make & Take
Wednesday, April 17 – Friday, April 19, 2-4pm $5 plus museum admission

Drop by our classroom between 2-4pm each afternoon to MAKE your own original artwork and TAKE it with you!

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Be a part of the 21st annual Kinetic Sculpture Race!
Kinetic Sculpture Race Volunteer Meeting
Wednesday, April 17 6:30pm–8:30pm

WANTED: The Brave, The Talented, The Mediocre, The Unsuspecting Few...to help in the 20th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, for nothin' but the glory.

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Meet caterers, DJs, florists and more at AVAM's Special Events Happy Hour
AVAM's Special Events Happy Hour
Thursday, April 18 • 5:30pm–8pm Free • Jim Rouse Visionary Center Building, 3rd Floor

Meet some of Baltimore's BEST special events vendors at this intimate show!

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Be a part of the 21st annual Kinetic Sculpture Race!
Kinetic Sculpture Race Volunteer Meeting
Sunday, April 28 1pm – 3pm

WANTED: The Brave, The Talented, The Mediocre, The Unsuspecting Few...to help in the 20th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, for nothin' but the glory.

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AVAM's 21st Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race
21st Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race
Saturday, May 4 • All Day | Race starts 10am! • FREE • Begins & ends at AVAM (800 Key Hwy, Baltimore)

A race of wacky, imaginative, totally human-powered works of art, designed to travel on land, through mud, and over deep harbor waters.

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Weekend Walk-In: Mr. I's Bottlecap Snake
Saturday, May 11 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Artist Mr. Imagination aka Mr. "I" (born Gregory Warmack), was famous for his artwork created out of bottle caps. Come make your own bottle cap piece by stringing recycled materials into a slithery sculpture.

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Mosaics with Rick Shelley
Saturday, May 18 • 10am–4pm $110, $85 AVAM Members

A One-Day MOSAIC WORKSHOP with Rick Shelley! Come and learn the ancient art of mosaic. You will get a chance to learn about a variety of techniques and walk away with your own finished piece of art.

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Weekend Walk-In: Honey I Shrunk My Family Portrait
Saturday, June 1 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Illustrate & shrink your family portrait on Shrinky Dink plastic.

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Shiny Happy Things (and Neckties!) with Bob Benson
Saturday, June 8 • 11am–2pm $55, $40 Members

Join the creator of the Blinged-Out Universal Tree of Life (outside of AVAM's Main Entrance) in making your own flashies: dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors and marbles and such, plus a mirror necktie just in time for Father's Day.

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Flicks from the Hill: Sound of Music Sing-Along
Thursday, July 11 9pm • Free

Federal Hill is alive with the sound of music in this special screening of the movie classic Sound of Music subtitled for an audience sing-along. Costumes encouraged!

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