BRAZILIAN BEAUTYSee a ship with a sleek, modern air. The...

AROUND THE INNER HARBOR

June 18, 1993|By Karen Zeiler

BRAZILIAN BEAUTY

See a ship with a sleek, modern air. The Brasil, which is one-third again as long as a football field, is visiting Baltimore for the third consecutive year. A naval vessel that trains Brazilian midshipmen in navigation, armament, communication, naval operations and supply services, the ship is staffed by 30 officers, NTC 198 enlisted crew and 147 cadets. When and where: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday and Monday at the Inner Harbor's West Wall.

Celebrate summer by the water's edge at the third annual Fells Point Maritime Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Here's some of what you'll find:

* A Parade of Sail kicks off the festivities late this afternoon. The barkentine Gazela of Philadelphia -- the oldest square-rigged ship in operation -- and the topsail-schooner Alexandria will be joined by 10 Class B tall ships, several Chesapeake Bay workboats and the schooner Nighthawk. The 22 vessels set sail at 5:30 p.m. from Fort McHenry, proceed to the Inner Harbor and dock about 7 p.m. in Fells Point.

* See a historical re-enactment by the South River Sutlers, an 18th-century family of traveling merchants who will sell their wares and talk about days of yore. Also in period costume will be the 6th Maryland Regiment of 1777 and the John F. Nicoll Pipe Band.

* Sample some Greek and Polish sausage, fried dough and homemade ice cream. Go to town on a pile of steamed crabs. Tickets for the crab feast from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow at Henderson's Wharf are $26 each and can be purchased at participating Maryland National Bank branches. Information: 563-3900.

* Watch a "Quick and Dirty Boat Race," at 2 p.m. Sunday, featuring 14 teams of amateur sailors in crude vessels that will sail from Henderson's Wharf to Broadway Pier.

POLISH HERITAGE

Sink your teeth into some kielbasa (Polish sausage) and golumki (stuffed cabbage rolls) and dance the polka at the 20th annual Polish Festival this weekend at Patterson Park (hey, hon, it's not that far from the harbor.) Hours: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and noon to 10 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Admission: $2, free for children under 12 with an adult. Information: 276-1001.

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

The Maryland Science Center and the Baltimore Museum of Industry are giving sports fans something to cheer about.

* The Science Center's "All Sorts of Sports" exhibit lets you ride simulated waves on a mechanical surfboard, feel a mannequin's knee for torn ligaments and shoot baskets from a wheelchair. Learn more about sports medicine, sports-related human physiology and the physics of sports, too. Admission: $8.50 for ,, adults, $6.50 for seniors, military and children 4 to 17. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

* At the Museum of Industry (less than a mile south of the Inner Harbor at 1415 Key Highway), learn about places such as Dundalk's Faball Enterprises, (makers of "Hammer" bowling balls), Baltimore's STX Inc. (lacrosse sticks), and Timonium's Vordemberge Saddlery Inc. (equestrian equipment). This new exhibit, "Making the Play: Sports Equipment Manufacturing in Maryland," opens today. Admission: $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for students and seniors. Museum hours: noon to 5 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Closed Mondays. (See the exhibit Sunday and save -- dads and granddads will be honored with free admission on Father's Day.) Information: 727-4808.

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