And they're off! Preakness '93

May 15, 1993

Preakness festivities continue throughout the weekend, celebrating today's 118th running at Pimlico Race Course for the second jewel in Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. Here's what's happening today and tomorrow:

TODAY

* 118th Preakness Stakes, at Pimlico Race Course. Gates to the infield open at 8:30 a.m., with post time approximately 5:30 p.m. Infield admission $18. (410) 542-9400.

* Championship Rodeo, 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. tomorrow, Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville. Admission $8. (410) 757-6387.

* New Windsor May Day, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Windsor Fireman's Carnival Grounds, Carroll County. (410) 775-2585.

* 10th Annual Bluefish Tournament, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow on the Chesapeake Bay. Admission. (410) 768-8666.

* Fort Detrick Armed Forces Day, 8 a.m. to midnight, Fort Detrick in Frederick, including 9:15 p.m. fireworks. (301) 619-2018.

* Fort Detrick Juried Art Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fort Detrick in Frederick. (301) 619-2018.

* Colonial Highland Gathering, Fair Hill Grounds in Fair Hill, Cecil County. Admission. (302) 475-8499.

* National Pike Festival, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow along U.S. Route 40 in Clear Spring, Funkstown and Boonsboro, in Washington and Frederick counties. (301) 791-3130.

* Johnsville Ruritan Club Antique Engine and Tractor Show, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow in Johnsville Ruritan Park on Route 75, Frederick County. (301) 898-7419.

* Cecil Days in May, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow, Old Mills, Cecil County. (301) 994-1510.

* Civil War Living History Demonstrations, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow at Jonathon Hager House and Museum, Hagerstown. (301) 739-8393.

* Days in May Festival Parade, 10 a.m. on Ocean Pines Parkway, Ocean Pines, Worcester County. (410) 641-5306.

* Heart of the Shore Ethnic and Folklife Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Spring Valley, Cambridge, Dorchester County. (410) 267-7619.

* Springfest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Talbot County. Admission. (410) 745-2916.

* Wine in the Woods . . . A Celebration of Tastes, 11 a.m. to 5 today and tomorrow in Symphony Woods, Columbia. Admission. (410) 313-2762.

* Cinco de Mayo Festival, noon at the Stray Cat Cafe, McHenry, Garrett County. (301) 387-7440.

* 11th annual Italian Festival, noon to 9:30 p.m. in Heritage Park, Dundalk. (410) 282-4414.

* Old-Fashioned May Festival and Carriage Driving Show, noon to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, Steppingstone Museum, Havre de Grace. Admission. (410) 939-2299.

* St. James Jazzfest, 7 p.m., Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, featuring Shirley Horn. Admission. (410) 462-4438.

TOMORROW

* Walk for the Animals, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. (410) 268-4388.

* 1993 Spring Heat, 9 a.m. at University of Maryland Baltimore County, a bike ride to benefit Maryland Special Olympics. Admission. (410) 931-4100.

* Post Preakness Party 5K, 9 a.m. to noon, a foot race from the Bennett Institute at Children's Hospital, Greenspring Avenue in Baltimore, to benefit handicapped children. Admission. (410) 669-2015.

* Arbutus Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on East Drive, Arbutus. (410) 719-0064.

* 1993 Great Strides Walk to Cure Cystic Fibrosis, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville. Admission. (410) 771-9000.

* 6th annual Preakness Auction and Champagne Luncheon, noon at Harbor Court Hotel, Baltimore, to benefit Baltimore Association of Retarded Citizens. Admission $35. (410) 323-5600.

* Baltimore Public Works Museum Open House, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, on the Inner Harbor. (410) 396-5565.

* A Tasting at the Station, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Greenspring Station, Lutherville, a wine-tasting event. Admission. (410) 837-7150.

* Sunday in the Park at Saks, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Saks Fifth Avenue, Owings Mills Mall, a western theme event. Admission. (410) 363-7200.

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