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April 18, 1996|By Laura Barnhardt

McEntire in concert

Reba McEntire, 1995 Academy of Country Music's Top Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year, brings her 1996 tour to the Baltimore Arena on April 19. McEntire's tour has been the top-grossing country tour for the past two years and in the top 10 of all genres of music. Country singer Billy Dean opens the 8 p.m. concert. Tickets to the show, which features a round 200-foot stage, are available through the Baltimore Arena Box Office and all TicketMaster locations or by calling (410) 481-SEAT. For more information, call (410) 347-2010.

It's "All Aboard Days -- Live Steam Weekend" at the B&O

Railroad Museum on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit features working steam locomotives, cranes and equipment. Children can ride the famous Tom Thumb, the Lafayette and a miniature steam train. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Children 4 and under are admitted free. Tickets for rides may be purchased in the gift shop with paid admission to the museum. For more information, call (410) 752-2490.

The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University holds a family community day on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to performances by various string, brass and wind ensembles, the Peabody Singers and Peabody Chorus will perform Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle," conducted by Edward Polochick, and students of Leon Fleisher will play

Brahms' piano music. Guests may also chat with musicians, try a musical instrument, join an impromptu chorus and tour the Peabody. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (410) 659-8124.

Folk singer John Gorka will perform tomorrow at the CoffeeHouse at Mays Chapel on Jenifer Road in Timonium. The baritone -- sometimes poet -- has recently released his fourth album, "Out of the Valley," on High Street Records. Lucy Kaplansky, a newcomer to the acoustic world, opens the 8: 30 p.m. show. Tickets are $15, available at Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe in Catonsville, Images Cafe on St. Paul Street in Charles Village, Recordmasters in Kenilworth Plaza and at the door. For more information, call (410) 922-5210.

The Maryland Orchid Society is sponsoring an orchid show and sale Friday through Sunday at the Owings Mills Town Center. More than 20 award-winning orchid arrangements will be on display. And six orchid sellers will be on hand with a wide range of orchids and orchid supplies. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (410) 335-3522.

Johns Hopkins University hosts its 25th annual spring fair this weekend. The alpine-theme weekend of events, appropriately DTC titled "Yodel-Ay-He-Hu," features yodeling by regional ethnic clubs, Tyrolean cowbell ringing and Swiss flag-throwing. The fair -- which runs Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- also features "just-for-kids" activities, arts, crafts, carnival rides, an antique car show and a beer garden. To kick off the fair, the Violent Femmes will perform tonight at 8 p.m. at Shriver Hall. Tickets, which are $17.50, are available through TicketMaster at (410) 481-SEAT. On Friday night at 8 p.m., the university presents a Comedy Showcase, featuring national comedian Jake Johannsen, at Levering Hall. On Saturday, the Toasters, Yo La Tengo and other acts will perform at Levering Hall, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets to Levering Hall events are $3 for students, $5 for the public and are available at the door. Admission to all other events and parking is free.

Around the Harbor

Seeing stars

Celebrate International Astronomy Day by exploring the galaxies and the Hubble Space Telescope's latest photographs

of Pluto in the Davis Planetarium at the Maryland Science Center on Saturday. The Baltimore Astronomical Society will also be on hand to answer questions and share stargazing equipment. The event, from noon to 4 p.m., is free with admission to the science center. For more information, call (410) 685-5225. The Babe Ruth Museum, a short walk from the harbor, opens an exhibit Friday celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Major League Orioles' first World Championship. The exhibit, which runs through Oct. 31, includes films, photos and memorabilia of the championship, life in Baltimore in the mid-'60s and a daily chronicle of the series. Admission to the museum, located two blocks from Camden Yards at 216 Emory St., is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children ages 5 to 16. Children under 5 and members are admitted free. For more information, call (410) 727-1539.

Pub Date: 4/18/96

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