Holiday programs

July 06, 1996

Independence Day activities in Rose Haven begin at 3 p.m. today. The Chesapeake Cultural Arts and Herrington Harbour Marina Resort are planning activities ranging from swimming pool events to music by the 55-piece National Concert Band of America.

The National Concert Band will perform at 8: 25 p.m. Fireworks begin when the sun sets.

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 per person, and $5 will be charged for admission to the pool. Food and beverages will be available for sale. An evening swim in the pool will be at 7: 30 p.m. The concert and the 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. An excursion boat will give 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 one beverage and a souvenir mug. A fireworks cruise sails at 9 p.m. Its 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 on Fort Meade during the annual MeadeFest from noon to 11 p.m. today. Fireworks at McGlachlin Field on Cooper Avenue will begin at 9: 15 p.m. 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 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.

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