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April 24, 1994|By Kara Kenna

Have fun, but look out for the dinosaurs

Jurassic Park arrives in Florida. The Mesozoic swamp comes to life with animatronic sea monsters and towering dinosaurs. The latest exhibit at Florida's Sea World, "Monster Marsh" brings visitors nose-to-snout with creatures that roamed the Earth 65 million years ago.

The 19 reptiles in the 1.5 acre marsh are all extinct. Monster Marsh also includes a large tent where children can dig in a sandy pit that has been salted with dinosaur bones.

For more information about "Monster Marsh," write to Sea World of Florida, 7007 Sea World Dr., Orlando, Fla. 32821; phone: (407) 363-2280.

Saddle up for California

Themed "Cowboy Boots and Country Roots," the 56th Annual Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival runs Aug. 26-Sept. 5 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif. The 11-day event features carnival rides, headline concerts, horse shows, livestock competitions, rural Olympics and traditional fair contests. Admission is $5 for adults (age 13 and older), $3 for children age 6-12 and seniors age 65 and over. Children under 6 are admitted free daily. For more information, contact the 50th District Agricultural Association, 155 East Ave. "I," Lancaster, Calif. 93535; phone: (805) 948-6060.

Want to know a Secret?

Were you there? The Secret Harbour Beach Resort in St. Thomas is searching nationwide for guests who stayed there during the introductory years of 1969-1971. They will be eligible to win a free five-day stay at the all-suite beach resort. And all prior guests will get discount rates for returning to join the 25th anniversary year celebrations throughout September and October. For more information, call (800) 524-2250.

Ancient treasure on display in Israel

Visit Israel and see treasures recently discovered off Haifa Coast. A hoard of 4,000 ancient coins, weighing more than 40 kilograms, was found by a team of Antiquities Authorities underwater archaeologists. It is believed that many years ago the money was being transported from Egypt on a boat that sank in a storm off the coast.

For more information about travel to Israel, contact the Israel Ministry of Tourism at (212) 560-0600.

Cape May Music Festival features string of 24 concerts

Hear some of the world's most accomplished soloists and chamber musicians perform in a seaside setting. Taking place from May 15 to June 26, the fifth annual Cape May Music Festival features 24 concerts in Victorian Cape May, N.J. Music from the Renaissance to Vivaldi to the jazz era will be performed by distinguished and talented artists.

This year's festival provides larger orchestral programs, including two pops concerts (June 4 and 5), a concert opera (Copland's "The Tender Land" on May 27), a flamenco dance concert and expanded jazz offerings. Musicians making their debut include the Guild Trio on May 19 and the Carlota Santana Dance Company on June 12. There will be many other performers.

All concerts will be held at the Congress Hall Hotel, Beach Drive at Perry Street (except the May 28 and June 4 concerts at the Ocean City Music Pier and the June 18 concert at the Performing Arts Center in Middle Township). General admission is $12 per concert, $10 for seniors and $6 for students. Multi-concert flex passes are available: three concerts for $30; five concerts for $45; 10 concerts for $75.

For a 1994 Cape May Music Festival brochure, write to MAC at P.O. Box 340, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J. 08204-0340; phone: (609) 884-5404. For information on accommodations and restaurants, contact the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May at (609) 884-5508.

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