Fair tradeDon a mop cap or trades cap and apron for an...

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June 06, 1996|By Karin Remesch

Fair trade

Don a mop cap or trades cap and apron for an apprenticeship with an 18th-century artisan -- blacksmith, seamstress, spinner, brick-maker to name a few -- and learn a Colonial craft or trade at the 18th Century Trades Fair this weekend at the Charles Carroll House of Annapolis, 109 Duke of Gloucester St.

You can also take a chance and try life in a Colonial militia unit with musket-handling and drilling featuring the Maryland Militia and the 6th Maryland Regiment. The event additionally features Colonial children's activities and games and a Tavern Tent offering food, ale and drink, board games and entertainment.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for CCHA members and seniors and $2 for students, grades one through 12. Call (410) 269-1737.

Aidswalk

Families is the theme of "Aidswalk '96," a 5K pledge walk on Sunday.

Organizers want to increase awareness that HIV and AIDS infect not only individuals but the family as well. And they hope to raise $385,000 for HERO -- the private, nonprofit Health, Education and Resource Organization -- which was founded in 1983 to confront the growing epidemic of HIV. HERO provides educational programs to more than 100,000 Marylanders each year, as well as case management and counseling.

The walk Sunday begins with registration at 8 a.m. at Memorial Stadium on East 33rd Street. For pledge sheets and information, call (410) 685-1230.

Pub Date: 6/06/96

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