AWAY:Downtown this morning? Look up, between 9...


January 15, 1993|By Karen Zeiler


Downtown this morning? Look up, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Weather permitting, you're apt to see what its promoters claim is the world's largest balloon.

It'll look like a telephone, an unabashed promotion for the Motorola "Pocketphone" -- a massive replica of the Motorola MicroTAC Digital Personal Communicator telephone.

Workers toiled 800 hours to sew together the 763 panels that make up the balloon, which is 155 feet tall. A three-member British crew is piloting the balloon.


Here are a couple options, if you're looking for something to do with the kids this weekend.

* Dianna Diatz will be telling French fairy tales from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Top of the World Observation Level of the World Trade Center. The event is part of the World Trade Center's winter series, "Saturday Stories at the Top," which runs through March 27. Admission: $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and children 5 to 15. Children under 5, free.

* Or, take the kids to the Babe Ruth Museum any Saturday or Sunday through Jan. 31 for a birthday card contest. Winners will receive awards and an invitation to attend Babe's birthday TTC celebration on Feb. 6. Children ages 3 to 12 can compete. Prizes include a youth membership to the museum, a free children's birthday party, books, T-shirts and posters.

The museum, two blocks northwest of Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 216 Emory St., is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



You don't have to break the bank to tie the knot in style.

Brides-to-be and grooms, too, are invited to the fifth annual Baltimore Bridal Show from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in Hall E at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St.

More than 70 local businesses, including hotels, photographers, jewelers, limousine companies, florists, travel agents, bridal shops and video companies will be offering discounts. Admission: $5 (grooms free.) Information: (800) 274-3352.

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