Children's FestivalBob McGrath and Big Bird from "Sesame...


September 21, 1995|By Dorothy Fleetwood

Children's Festival

Bob McGrath and Big Bird from "Sesame Street" will head the bill of international talent at the 1995 International Children's Festival Saturday and Sunday at Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Va. The festival features performances by students from all over the world as well as hands-on workshops where children can learn wall painting from Africa, lei making from Hawaii, Navajo sand painting and origami from Japan.

Young students from Finland will be performing native songs and dances. Joining the festival for the first time will be the Guselki Folk Dance Group, a troupe of Russian children. From Hawaii come children, ages 10 to 16, who express the art of Hawaiian dance. And a festival favorite, the Chinese Youth Folk Sport Presentation from Taiwan, will perform diabolo spinning, rope skipping and shuttlecock kicking techniques.

The events will take place both days from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets cost $10 for adults and teens; $8 for ages 3 to 12 and 65 and older; free for children under 3. Call (703) 642-0862. Ride in a hot-air balloon, watch sky diving by the Maryland Army National Guard or a medieval joust, or browse through the large selection of arts and crafts. These are some of the things you can do Sunday at "Sunday in the Park," a family fun day at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville. This event was postponed last Sunday due to inclement weather.

Kids will enjoy puppet shows, kiddie rides, a karate demonstration and face painting. Mom and Dad can take a break by listening to the sounds of Joey and the Jammers, the White Walls and the Heat. A classic car show, hayrides, a guided nature tour and food are other attractions.

The hours are noon to 6 p.m. The cost is $5 for ages 12 and over; free for under 12. Proceeds will benefit BARC (Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens). Call (410) 296-2272.

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