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July 11, 1996|By Karin Remesch

Wine festival

Fine wines from Maryland's vineyards, food from area restaurants, paintings by local artists, antiques and live music are among the highlights of "Fine Wine Time '96," the Baltimore County Wine Festival, from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Oregon Ridge Park in Hunt Valley. Festivalgoers will receive 10 one-ounce wine samples of their choice, along with a keepsake wine glass and a program booklet for recording wine tasting notes. There will be a preview wine festival, "Jazz Vines '96," from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, featuring jazz legend Charlie Byrd. Daily admission is $13 and $5 for those under 21. Call (410) 296-2272, Ext. 5221.

Dancing under the stars

For a celebration of movement under the stars, featuring Towson State University graduates and faculty members, including Dr. Alex Sidorowicz, dean of the college of fine arts and communications, attend "Headways II: The Fourth Annual Alumni/Faculty Dance Concert" Friday and Saturday at Plaza of the Arts, Fine Arts Center, on the TSU campus. The 8: 30 p.m. informal, open-air concert in a cabaret setting also features refreshments from the Plaza Grill. Tickets are $10. Call (410) 830-ARTS.

Festival in the park

For a weekend of family fun, go to Druid Hill Park Saturday and Sunday. The first "Festival in the Park," sponsored by the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, featuring entertainment by State of Affairz, the Jarrats, Tini Tunez and the Panama Band as well as food, arts and crafts and a variety of children's activities, including face painting, a moonwalk and pony rides. Admission is free, and there's plenty of parking. Call (410) 396-9177.

Polo fiesta

Pack a tailgate picnic and head out to the Maryland Polo Club fields at Ladew Gardens in Monkton Sunday for a "Fiesta del Sol." The afternoon's activities include polo matches, bluegrass music, exhibitions, carriage driving, a marketplace and children's entertainment. Gates open at noon and matches begin at 3 p.m. Admission is $5 a car. Call (410) 557-6448.

Pow-wow

Learn about Native American culture this weekend at a pow-wow at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Indian dancers in native regalia, led by head dancer Apasanahkwat (pictured), a Native American actor; exhibitions; and crafts demonstrations will highlight the two-day event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Also featured will be such delicacies as buffalo burgers, fried bread and Indian corn soup. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children and seniors. Call (410) 442-1022.

Renaissance at the BMA

Printmaking in Germany experienced a second renaissance in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and the Baltimore Museum of Art explores the revolutionary period in the history of art in "A Modern Renaissance: German Expressionist Prints and Drawings." The exhibit is on display through Sept. 29. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $5.50 for adults, $3.50 for seniors and students, $1.50 for children and free for museum members and children 6 and under. Call (410) 396-7100.

Around the Harbor

IMAX

Movie special effects will come alive on the giant five-story IMAX screen when the dazzling new film "Special Effects" makes its Baltimore debut at the Maryland Science Center today. An opening teaser features a 1990s update of the classic story of King Kong. Showings are scheduled hourly during Science Center hours -- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Admission, including the IMAX Theater, is $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, students and military personnel. Call (410) 685-5225.

Tall ship

The tall ship Esmeralda arrives at the Inner Harbor's west wall at 8 a.m. today. The naval training and ambassadorial ship from Chile -- with a crew of 333 -- will be open for free tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. The ship's band will perform at the Harborplace Amphitheater on Saturday. Call (410) 837-4636.

Pub Date: 7/11/96

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