Holiday programs

July 05, 1996

July 4 weekend activities in Rose Haven begin at 3 p.m. tomorrow. The Chesapeake Cultural Arts and Herrington Harbour Marina Resort plan activities ranging from swimming-pool events to music by the 55-piece National Concert Band of America. The band will perform at 8: 25 p.m. Fireworks begin at sunset. A lobster buffet will be available at 6 p.m. and dancing with music provided by a disc jockey will last until 1 a.m. The dinner is $25.95, and $5 will be charged for admission to the pool. Food and beverages will be sold. An evening swim in the pool will take place at 7: 30 p.m. The concert and fireworks are free. Eastport poet laureate Jeff Holland and musician Kevin Brooks will perform songs and tell stories about Herring Bay and the Chesapeake aboard the Harbourville. The excursion boat will provide tours of the harbor as the duo performs. The 45-minute cruises run between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and the $10 fare includes DTC one beverage and a souvenir mug. A fireworks cruise sails at 9 p.m. The fare is $15. For directions to the Herrington Harbour Marina Resort, call Anna Chaney at (410) 741-5101, Barbara Lambert at (301) 855-8435, Tom Coleman at (410) 867-0888 or George Stringer at (301) 261-5613.

Fireworks,a carnival, talent show and auto and truck show are among the events at McGlachlin Field at Fort Meade during the annual MeadeFest from noon to 11 p.m. through tomorrow. Fireworks at McGlachlin Field on Cooper Avenue will begin at 9: 15 p.m. tomorrow. Local entertainment includes Tre-Peace, the Meade Senior High School jazz ensemble and several country, rhythm and blues, Top-40 and rockabilly bands. The Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon will perform Saturday at 7 p.m. before the fireworks finale. Admission is free to all events, including Saturday's Auto/Truck Show and Bazaar, but patrons must pay for rides, games, food and beverages. Ride tickets will cost 90 cents each, or $15 for 20 tickets. Information: 301-677-6323.

Fireworks will be launched from the Patapsco River as the Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Department sponsors its celebration of Independence Day. The display takes place today at Fort Smallwood Park in Pasadena. The 30-minute show begins at 9: 20 p.m., but the park opens to the public at 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Handicapped parking and viewing will be available. The rain date is tomorrow. Fort Smallwood is off Fort Smallwood Road. Information: 222-7317.

Tomorrow,a parade down Union Avenue in Havre de Grace will begin at 2 p.m. At 7 p.m., a concert at Tydings Park is planned, followed by fireworks at dusk.

Dinner, dancing and fireworks under the stars are the highlights of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Big Band Night tomorrowfrom 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The museum is in St. Michael's on the Eastern Shore. Music will be provided by the Rhythm Doctors, a 17-piece band. The dinner menu will include minicrab cakes, Oriental shrimp kebabs, grilled vegetable kebabs, pork tenderloin and grilled apricot ginger chicken -- or visitors can bring a picnic dinner. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Admission is $3 for members, $6 for nonmembers. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. Food is priced separately. Information: (410) 745-2916.

Pub Date: 7/05/96

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