BON VOYAGEThe Lady Maryland, a 104-foot pungy schooner...

AROUND THE INNER HARBOR

June 03, 1994|By Holton F. Brown

BON VOYAGE

The Lady Maryland, a 104-foot pungy schooner used as a training boat for many state students, will leave the Inner Harbor at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow for a three-month voyage to Toronto and nine other ports along the Great Lakes.

The sleek, two-masted sailing ship, like many that used to ply Chesapeake Bay, will leave with a crew of Naval Academy midshipmen, although other crews of students from Maryland and elsewhere will travel to the ship for subsequent legs of its journey.

For its stop in Toronto, the ship will fly the flags of the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore CFL Colts. Both teams have games

scheduled in Toronto around the time of the Lady Maryland's visit. The ship will be in Toronto from June 29 to July 4 for a sail festival celebrating the 20th anniversary of the city's Harbourfront Center.

The voyage is sponsored by Sail Toronto 1994. The Lady Maryland is owned by the Living Classrooms Foundation, which uses the boat as a centerpiece for teaching young people about Chesapeake Bay, ships and themselves. Youngsters selected for the programs spend as many as 10 days on sailing trips. The foundation says more than 100,000 youngsters have taken trips aboard the Lady Maryland since it was launched in 1986. The 15th annual Latino Festival will run from noon until 10 p.m. tomorrow, and from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hopkins Plaza at southwest corner of Charles and Redwood streets.

You can hear live Latin music, try Hispanic cuisine, explore crafts and experience a touch of Latin American culture. The East Baltimore Latino Organization sponsors the festival; proceeds will help its programs in Baltimore's Hispanic community.

SEEKING A JOB

The Maryland Legislative Black Caucus is conducting its free, 1994 Employment Conference and Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday at Omni Inner Harbor Hotel, 101 W. Fayette St. Tomorrow's schedule focuses on seminars -- "nuts-and-bolts" conferences on how to look for a job and what employers are looking for. On Sunday, recruiting agencies, personnel department representatives and prospective employers will be present.

FREE CONCERTS

Saxophonist Kim Waters will appear from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday in the second in a series of free Thursday concerts through June at Center Plaza, West Fayette Street, between Charles and Liberty Streets. The Maryland-born musician will present a mix of pop, jazz and rhythm and blues. Bring lawn chairs.

The "Beefeater Smooth Sounds" free concert series will run at the Harborplace Amphitheatre from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Saturday through July 30. Spur of the Moment, a five-man band from Washington, D.C., has the opening show tomorrow night, playing blues, be-bop, rhythm and blues, pop rock, Latin and African music.

Other performers for the Beefeater concerts:

* June 11 -- The Gary Thomas Quartet, led by jazz saxophonist Gary Thomas.

* June 18 -- Gerald Veasley, jazz bassist.

* June 25 -- Gary Bartz Quartet. Baltimorean Mr. Bartz and his group reunite.

* July 2 -- Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens, a South African group known for a jazz form they call mbaqanga music.

* July 9 -- Dan Moretti, a saxophonist known for his mainstream jazz, influenced by blues and Latin.

* July 16 -- Cabo Frio, a regional group known for its blend of jazz, rock, Latin and funk delivered on sax, keyboard, guitar, drums and bass.

* July 23 -- Joe McBride. This Dallas-based pianist has just released his first recording, "Grace." His music is blend of jazz, R&B and soul.

L * July 30 -- Moon August, a regional progressive jazz group.

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