KICKOFFWalk by the Harborplace Am...

MARYLAND MILLION

September 24, 1993|By Karen Zeiler

MARYLAND MILLION KICKOFF

Walk by the Harborplace Am- phitheater at 12:30 p.m. today, and you'll think you've stumbled across a high-stakes winner's circle. Jockeys, trainers and others from Maryland's horse-racing industry join forces to promote the eighth annual Maryland Million, an event founded by ABC sportscaster and horse-racing enthusiast Jim McKay.

Some of the state's leading jockeys will hand out autographed Maryland Million posters, and Joe De Francis (president of the Maryland Jockey Club), King T. Leatherbury (one of the nation's top trainers with more than 5,000 wins) and J. William Boniface (trainer of 1983 Preakness winner Deputed Testamony), will be on hand.

Events leading up to Maryland Million Day -- 12 races on Oct. 9 at Laurel Race Course -- include a horse-country tour and all-star polo match on Sunday, a crab feast Thursday, and a celebrity golf tournament at Piney Branch Golf Course in Hampstead on Oct. 6.

& Information: 252-2100. Cruising into harbor waters this weekend is the HMCS Ojibwa, an Oberon-class Canadian submarine, the oldest of the three such vessels in the Canadian navy.

The 270-foot, diesel-electric sub arrives at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Harrison's Pier 5 and will be open for free public tours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The Ojibwa was commissioned in 1965. The vessel departs Friday.

CASTING CALL

Be on the silver screen instead of in front of it. Make your movie-making debut as an extra in "Major League II," starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Corbin Bernsen. Scenes will be filmed at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in the evening Oct. 8 and 9 and during the day on Oct. 16 and 17.

More than 450 organizations -- including charities, schools and city agencies -- have assembled groups of 150 people or more. Those groups receive a $1 donation for each person represented. You need not be part of a group to participate.

See the stars at work, watch professional bands and comedians during lulls in filming and get a chance to win prizes. To make reservations, call 889-STAR between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

ART, AND A VIEW

Take a ride, 27 stories up, to the Top of the World Observation Level of the World Trade Center, where you'll find pictures by folk artist Dong Kejun that highlight the customs of the Miao and Yi peoples, Chinese mountain dwellers. After you look at the colorful exhibit inside, direct your gaze to the panoramic view of the city. "The Graphic Art of Dong Kejun" runs through Dec. 31.

Admission: $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and children 5 to 15. Children under 5 are admitted free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: 837-4515.

CAJUN AND CALYPSO

Sway to the sounds of Sakina Thompson and the Pair O'Dice Playboys, who will play Cajun and zydeco music starting at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Fells Point's Music on the Square free concert series. Joining them with a set of calypso and Caribbean music will be the Trinidad and Tobago Steel Band. The two-hour show -- the last in this series -- is co-sponsored by the Baltimore Folk Music Society. Information: 327-8360.

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