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April 02, 1993|By Karen Zeiler

MARYLAND IN MINIATURE

Take your next vacation right here in the Land of Pleasant Living. You can make all the arrangements this weekend at the "Maryland on Display" Tour and Travel Showcase at Festival Hall.

Representatives from county tourism offices, hotels and motels, KOA campgrounds, Phillips Seafood, Plumpton Park Zoo, Smith Island Cruises, Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, the National Aquarium and the Annapolis Dinner Theater are among the 200 exhibitors. Highlights inside the hall include minstrels, magicians, comedians, authentic Maryland seafood and a children's activity area. Outside (on the Pratt Street side of Festival Hall) you'll be able to talk with park rangers and see the Department of Natural Resources' "Scales and Tails" exhibit -- featuring snakes, owls, birds and other wildlife.

Hours: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $3 for adults, free for children under 12. Senior citizens: $1 off.

Spend an evening hobnobbing with some Baltimore baseball greats. Frank Robinson, Boog Powell, Paul Blair and Billy O'Dell are among the guests at the Babe Ruth Museum's third annual baseball gala. The party starts at 8 p.m. tomorrow with music by Tony Berry and New Money and a gourmet buffet. Tickets are $125 each and can be reserved by calling (410) 727-1539. Proceeds go to the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation and the Orioles Children's Charities.

HIGH SCHOOL PICTURES

Baltimore photographer Michela S. Caudill recorded the life ,, and times of the Federal Hill-area school's students -- now part of a photography exhibit at the Top of the World Observation Level of the World Trade Center.

FREE, FOR FOOD

On Sunday, one canned good is good for a free tour -- aboard the submarine Torsk, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roger B. Taney or the Lightship Chesapeake. But you must be 12 or

under. Kids who bring a can of food to the Baltimore Maritime Museum's ticket booth on Pier III tour free, courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Submarine Veterans of World War II. Donated food will go to the Maryland Food Bank. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Tours begin at 9:30 a.m. with a final tour at 4:30 p.m. Information: 396-3453.

EXTENDED PLAY

The Maryland Science Center is extending its hours this week and next to coincide with the city schools' spring vacation. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, the center will follow its weekend schedule, which means more shows at IMAX and the Davis Planetarium. For show times: 685-5225.

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