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September 05, 1996

Reister's Towne

Reisterstown celebrates its history and resurrects some silly spelling with its Reister's Towne Festival this weekend. A full lineup of entertainment includes the Mohoney Brothers (5 p.m. Saturday), Nashville artist Holly Dunn (5 p.m. Sunday), the Van-Dells (3: 30 p.m. Sunday) and lots more, from jazz to country to rock.

A parade Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon gets the fun rolling. Also look for activities, entertainment and juggling in the children's area, food vendors, a beer garden for the grown-ups and arts and crafts.

The festival is Saturday and Sunday in Reisterstown. Saturday's activities begin with a parade at 9 a.m. from Franklin High School to Franklin Middle School, where activities are held. Entertainment begins at noon both days and goes until 7 p.m. Call (410) 356-0688. The Civil War didn't get too close to Ballestone Manor, but that doesn't mean it can't today. The historic house in Essex has Civil War Days this weekend with battle scenarios and drills, cavalry and medical demonstrations, field music, a Victorian Ladies Fashion Show on Saturday afternoon, bobbin lace demonstrations and an outdoor kitchen.

The festivities are sponsored by the Ballestone Preservation Society and the First Battalion Maryland Cavalry in conjunction with Baltimore County Recreation and Parks and the Back River Neck Council.

Ballestone Manor is on the Rocky Point Golf Course on Back River Neck Road in Essex. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, 50 cents for kids under age 14. For more information, call (410) 686-5821 before the event or the manor at (410) 887-0218 during the event.

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