INThor Heyerdahl is back. The 164-foot...


April 09, 1993|By Karen Zeiler


Thor Heyerdahl is back. The 164-foot three-masted topsail schooner named for the Norwegian explorer returns for its second visit to Baltimore Wednesday, docking at the Inner Harbor between the Light Street Pavilion and the Science


The crew of this German ship just completed winter training in the Caribbean. Welcome them next week, when the ship will be open for public tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The ship sails Sunday.

Hop on the Mount Clare Bunny "Express" Sunday at the B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., where the Easter Bunny will play conductor, handing out Tootsie Roll Pops to passengers. Excursions to Carroll Park and Carroll Mansion leave at 11:30 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 1:35 p.m., 2:25 p.m. and 3:20 p.m. Every weekend the Mount Clare Express carries riders over the oldest railroad line in the United States.

Rides are $1 for children and $2 for adults with paid admission to the museum. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Free parking.


In Ukraine, decorated Easter eggs, or "Pysanky," are taken to church on Easter morning to be blessed, then are given as gifts or kept as mementos. About 100 such eggs from the personal collection of artist/photographer Wasyl Palijczuk, an art professor at Western Maryland College, are on display at the Top of the World Observation Level of the World Trade Center. "Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Eggs" runs through April 30. Information: 837-4515.


Help out during the busy tourism season -- be a volunteer tour guide at the Top of the World Observation Level of the World Trade Center. Volunteers will lead tours, discuss visitor services, accommodations and other attractions. Applicants must be at least 18 and willing to work a minimum of one four-hour shift per week. Call 837-4515.


See rubies, sapphires, diamonds and other precious stones at the International Gem Show this weekend at Festival Hall. Can't afford the real thing? Then opt for a necklace or bracelet for a lot less. If you just want to look, jewelry once belonging to Cher, Liberace and Peter Sellers will be on display. Hours: noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5.

PLAN AHEAD: Dreaming of your next vacation? You can start planning it next weekend -- aboard a 400-foot cruise ship. Details next week.

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