BIKERS' DELIGHT:What's newest in the world of motorcycles...


January 13, 1995|By Holton F. Brown


What's newest in the world of motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles and their stock and custom accessories will be on display this weekend at the International Motorcycle Show at the Baltimore Convention Center.

You can check out customized, antique and classic bikes -- road and off-road, as well. Trophies will be awarded in 13 classes in the custom bike show.

The show runs from 6 p.m. to midnight today, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission. Information: (301) 808-2233.


If you wonder where the dinosaurs went, and why, learn the answers from a new planetarium show that opens tomorrow at the Maryland Science Center. The show examines various theories on what happened, complete with strobe explosions and animated laser effects.

While you're there, learn all about ice and snowflakes and that wintery kind of thing from a new exhibit. The center is at 601 Light St. Admission. Information: 545-5964.


The Peale Museum, gearing up for a new exhibit opening in spring 1996, is asking folks to bring in Baltimore-vintage, well, junk. What the museum really wants are items that have some kind of Baltimore tie from 60 years ago or longer:

Photographs of city neighborhoods, old recipes and cookbooks, dress forms, trunks, report cards, grocery bills or advertisements, backyard furniture and any memorabilia from the Great Fire of 1904. Donations will be accepted from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the museum, 225 N. Holliday St. Information: 396-3523.


If you like to walk and want to explore the Inner Harbor area, here's a quiet way to combine both objectives for free (for a small fee, you can add an optional souvenir). Try a volksmarch. That's a noncompetitive walk, at your own pace, using easy-to-follow, printed directions.

You can choose from two trails almost anytime for the rest of 1995, except Mondays, starting at the City Life Museum, 800 E. Lombard St. Just ask for volksmarch information when you walk in.

The 6.2-mile-long "Baltimore Monument Walk" winds past and sometimes through numerous landmarks downtown. Or try the 7.4-mile "Fort McHenry Trail," which takes you through South Baltimore to Fort McHenry and back. Figure on two hours or less for the shorter trail (as long as you don't shop, although you're free to shop). Add another, oh, 25 minutes for the longer course.

Trails for these harbor-area walks, designed by the Star-Spangled Steppers volksmarch club in Baltimore, vary year-to-year. Information: 282-4953.


If your organization is sponsoring a public event anywhere in the vicinity of Baltimore's Inner Harbor -- downtown, Fells Point, Little Italy, Federal Hill, around Oriole Park at Camden Yards -- let us know ahead of time. Fax it: (410) 752-6049. Or mail it: Around the Inner Harbor, Metropolitan News Desk, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278-0001.

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