Flying high at Horn's Point
Next Saturday and Sunday, the Dorchester Heritage Museum and the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron will present an antique aircraft fly-in at the museum, on Horn's Point just outside Cambridge. More than 250 antique flying machines, fully restored and operational, will be flown to the site by hobbyists for display and competition.
Visitors can also tour the museum, housed in an airplane hangar on the former Frank Du Pont estate, and get a quick look at the history of aviation. Admission and parking are free, although donations are welcome. For more information, call Dale Price at 228-1899.
Ocean Pines' Days in May
Now that April showers are behind us, it's time to stop and smell the May flowers. The community of Ocean Pines, which will be featured in a new book called "The 99 Best Recreational and Residential Private Communities in America," is presenting its annual Days in May festival next Saturday and Sunday at White Horse Park. The festival features arts and crafts, a tour of homes and entertainment by Parker Playhouse and Tom Larsen's Blues Band. The festival goes on both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, call 641-5306. The Ocean City Beach Patrol is looking for 150 good men and women to be lifeguards for the 1991 summer season. Even if you don't think you have the right stuff, the beach patrol trials are impressive to watch. The first trials take place next Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Applicants will meet at 9:30 a.m. each day at Worcester Street and the boardwalk.
Capt. George Schoepf of the OCBP says applicants are required to "think clearly and react quickly while using strength, speed and endurance." They also have to be 17 or older.
During the trials, each applicant will be required to swim 1/4 mile in the ocean in less than 10 minutes without breaking stroke; complete a mini-triathlon made up of a 150-meter run, a 100-meter swim and a second 150-meter run; run 300 meters on the beach in less than 65 seconds; and demonstrate surf lifesaving skills. For information, contact the Ocean City Beach Patrol at 289-7556.