PORTThe SS Jeremiah O'Brien, a World War...

LIBERTY SHIP IN

August 19, 1994|By Holton F. Brown

LIBERTY SHIP IN PORT

The SS Jeremiah O'Brien, a World War II Liberty Ship, will be in port this weekend at Pier 5, Inner Harbor, adjacent to Harrison's Pier 5 Hotel and Restaurant.

With Baltimore's own SS John Brown, the O'Brien survives as an example of more than 2,700 ships built during the war to carry cargo for the war effort. The average construction time for each ship was 58 days.

The ship will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p. tomorrow, Sunday and Monday. The O'Brien will depart Tuesday at 8 a.m.

Tune in on a bit of history, as well as industrial excellence at work with a visit to the O'Brien.

CELEBRATE INDIA

The annual India Day will grace Hopkins Plaza from noon to 7 p.m. tomorrow. Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke will officially open the event at 1 p.m.

There will be a cultural program from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be ethnic music and dancing, along with crafts, books and plenty of Indian food.

WATCH CELEBRATE GERMANY, TOO

It's not Oktoberfest but it will do for now. The 94th Annual German Festival will be held from noon to 10 p.m. today, tomorrow and Sunday at Carroll Park, corner of Washington Boulevard and Bush Street.

Formal opening ceremonies will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Horn's Punch and Judy puppet show will held at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday.

There will other live entertainment and music throughout the festival. German food from bratwurst to schnitzel -- and cold German beer -- will be available.

Admission is free until 5 p.m. today and $2 for adults thereafter. Children under 12 will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult.

CRAFTS AND ANTIQUES

You need to go from one end to the other to take part in these events this weekend.

* The Baltimore Summer Antiques Fair will be held from noon to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.

* The Fells Point Craft Show will be at the Point from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. One hundred craftspersons from 15 states will display pottery, jewelry, paper, glass, clay and photographs. Admission is $3 with children under 12 admitted free if with a parent. For information, call 563-2606.

LAST TATTOO

John Armiger Jr., the president of Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, will be honored by this year's last Tattoo ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Fort McHenry. Mr. Armiger is being cited for his activities promoting the recognition of law enforcement officers, firefighters and veterans by sponsoring commemorative services each year on Memorial Day and Fallen Heroes Day.

The Tattoo is a ceremony to mark the end of the day. Volunteers from the Fort McHenry Guard, along with the Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment, will participate in the colorful event. The fort is located at the end of East Fort Avenue.

MORE FREE MUSIC

Jazz singer Saisa will perform at the next Saturday Sunsets at the Top from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow at the Top of the World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St.

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors and children 5 to 15 years old with children 4 and under admitted free.

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