UP:More than 50 power and sailboats will...


December 04, 1992|By Karen Zeiler


More than 50 power and sailboats will generate a lot of heat -- and some light, too -- tomorrow night in the annual Parade of Lighted Boats between Fells Point and the Inner Harbor. Boats will set sail at 6 p.m. at the Canton shoreline and will motor through Fells Point and circle the Inner Harbor twice. A mini-fireworks display follows at 8 p.m. For a bird's eye view, go to the Top of the World Observation Level of the World Trade Center, where you'll be treated to hot chocolate, cider and cookies.

Step inside a winter wonderland for one of the city's newest holiday traditions, the Festival of Trees, where you'll find 100 7-foot silk trees and 75 silk wreaths. Area businesses have decorated the trees to a chosen theme.

"Frosted Fruit Fantasy," put together by the Becker Group, is adorned della Robbia-style with sugary fruit, pine cones, flowers and berries. "Something Old, Something New" is the creation of Gamberdella Inc., a Towson bridal shop. Its trimmings include angels and hearts fashioned from antique lace, tiny ring bearer pillows, pearls and "tuxedo balls" -- Christmas balls sporting black bow ties. There's more.

The festival, which opens Sundayat Festival Hall and continues through Dec. 13, is a fund-raiser for the Kennedy-Krieger Institute, a comprehensive resource center for children with neurological disabilities. Hours: noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.

GO BUGGY. . .:

at Insect Expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Baltimore Convention Center. The free, educational event is part of the Entomological Society of America's annual North American convention. Cheer on insects in cockroach and maggot races and take part in hands-on exhibits.


Take a break from the Christmas rush. Spend a day at the 1840 House, 800 E. Lombard St., where costumed staffers re-create Christmas of yore. Try your hand at marbleized-paper making and, tomorrow, employ the services of Mr. Fletcher (played by Dale Jones), a renowned 19th century Maryland phrenologist. By examining the shape of your head, he can read your personality. The event, which is free, takes place tomorrow, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 from noon to 4 p.m.


Stuck on what to get Dad for Christmas? How about tickets to an O's game? Or autographs? Or memorabilia? Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, tonight, 6 p.m. to midnight. Free admission. However, the Orioles are accepting toy donations to benefit Orioles Children's Charities and the WBAL Radio Kids Campaign. (For more, see today's Sports section.)

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