With January around the corner, we’re about to be in the thick of resolution season, but this year, we say ditch your list full of unrealistic expectations and embrace the best version of you. Start 2018 in confident style with activities in the open air, classes that ignite your creative side, and opportunities to learn something new.
FIRST DAY HIKE
1/1. Lake Roland, 1000 Lakeside Dr. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. Whether you danced all night or were tucked in before the ball dropped, start the year off right with a breezy hike.
NEW YEAR’S DAY RESOLUTION RUN
1/1. Patterson Park, 2638 E. Baltimore St. 2-5 p.m. $15-35. Shed those extra holiday pounds with a 5K run or walk while benefitting a transitional home.
NATURE QUEST WINTER HIKE
1/14. Cromwell Valley Park, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Rd., Parkville. 1-3 p.m. Free. Enjoy a guided tour along the park’s trails while participating in a scavenger hunt.
NEW YEAR’S DAY BAROQUE CELEBRATION
1/1. Zion Lutheran Church, 400 E. Lexington St. 4-6 p.m. $20-22. Hear local musicians perform Baroque classics by Bach, Telemann, Handel, and Vivald
OFF THE CUFF: IMPRESSIONIST MASTERWORKS
1/13. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. 7 p.m. $30-99. Get lost in dreamy melodies during the symphony’s depiction of the ocean’s winds and waves.
1/6. American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy. 1-4 p.m. $5-20.95. Craft your own mosaic animal with beads and sequins at this art-making workshop.
INTRO TO MACHINE SEWING
1/28. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $35-45. Learn how to use a sewing machine and make your own tote bag with quilting instructor Mary Wahl.
EXPLORE HISPANIC HERITAGE
1/20. Port Discovery, 35 Market Pl. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$15.95. Discover Hispanic history through art projects, stories, and a Mayan folktale performance.
FUTURE CITY CAREER FAIR
1/20. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Discover your inner engineer through conversations with forward-thinking urban planners, builders, architects, and preservationists.
GLOBAL GAME JAM
1/26-28. MICA Game Lab, 100 Dolphin St. 9 a.m. Free. Collaborate with artists and designers in making tabletop, VR, multiplayer, or single-player video games.