The sky's the limitAerobatic acts, wing walkers, Warbirds...


June 20, 1996|By Judith De Vastey

The sky's the limit

Aerobatic acts, wing walkers, Warbirds, antique aircraft and rides in a hot air balloon, helicopter and airplane are just some of the events that you will find at the weekend's Jack B. Poage Air Show.

Performers will include Ned Surrat, who will fly his PA-18 "Midwing Special" in ground-level precision performance, Bill Finagin and his Pitts Special, Matt Chapman performing his aerobatics and Roger Lehnert, known for his car-top landing in his modified Piper J-3 Cub. The legendary Gee Bee, the icon of air racing, will also be one of the show's highlights.

In addition, there will be many display aircraft varying from a B-25, T-33 Thunderbird, Fairchild C-123 and a Martin 404.

The show will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Carroll County Regional Airport in Westminster. The grounds will be open both days from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Air Show will begin at 12: 30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children 5-12 and free for children under 5. Parking is free and spectators are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day. For further information, call (410) 876-7200 or (800) 272-1933. The traditional dance and music of Africa will be brought to Baltimore this weekend by the Sankofa Dance Theatre in its annual Sankofa Showcase Festival.

The festival begins on Saturday with an "African Style Marketplace" with vendors selling Afro-centric cloth and jewelry and free storytelling by Jamal Koram and Shindonna Cooper. Next, the annual Showcase Concert will feature Baltimore's Sankofa Dance Theater and combined youth ensembles and community classes.

On Sunday, the Sankofa Family will hold "Sister! Sister!" rejuvenation workshops and master dance and drum classes in traditional African styles.

The African Marketplace will be held on Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. at both Coppin State University, 2500 W. North Ave. and the Sankofa Studio, 4900 Wetheredsville Road. Admission is free. The Showcase Concert is Saturday at 3 p.m. at Coppin State and costs $8. The Sister Sister Women's Workshop is Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Sankofa Studio and is free. Master African dance and drum classes will be held on Sunday at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Sankofa Studio for $10. For more information, call (410) 448-2345 or (410) 516-5435

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