In yesterday's editions of The Sun, the location of the...


October 09, 1992

In yesterday's editions of The Sun, the location of the Sweet Adelines convention was listed incorrectly in Around the Inner Harbor. The convention will take place next week at the Baltimore Arena.


Mark a piece of history by watching the city's 102nd annual Christopher Columbus Parade in the Inner Harbor area Sunday starting at 1 p.m.

Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio will be grand marshal, greeting spectators from a float devoted to baseball.

Besides floats, parade highlights will include marching bands, military units, and local dancers, musicians and, of course, politicians. A word to the wise: If you're driving in the harbor area early Sunday afternoon, expect delays and some street closings.


On Monday, when Columbus Day is observed -- ground will be broken at 8:45 a.m. for the Christopher Columbus Center of Marine Research and Exploration. Visitors will be treated to a free continental breakfast at 8 a.m. The $164 million facility is expected to open at Piers 5 and 6 -- near the National Aquarium off Pratt Street -- in 1994.

Remember the barbershop quartets of years ago? That tradition is alive and well and in Baltimore next week. The Sweet Adelines national convention opens Tuesday at the Convention Center. This is a big one -- with about 8,000 people attending -- and includes competition among 47 quartets and 26 choruses singing for international titles.

The world's largest singing organization for women, the Adelines promote the art of barbershop harmony.

Admission to individual shows and competition range from $9 to $16. Shows are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday with quarter- and semi-finals, as well as title competition starting Wednesday and running through Saturday. Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Monday at the Stouffer Harborplace Hotel. Information: 547-1200.

The Pride of Baltimore II competes with 10 other schooners Thursday in the third annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race from Baltimore to Norfolk.

Before the race, the schooners will participate in a "Parade of Sail" that will leave Fell's Point at 9:30 a.m. and wind up at the Bay Bridge for the official start of the race. Proceeds will benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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