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March 20, 1997|By John Coffren

Greek Independence Day

Celebrate 176 years of freedom at the Greek Independence Day parade Sunday at 3 p.m. Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend join the vanguard as the route follows Haven Street, winds up Eastern Avenue, turns on Ponca Street and ends beyond St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. See dancers in traditional Greek dress, children's groups and the U.S. Naval Academy Band. For more information, call (410) 633-5020.

Remembering Rosa

Star of film and stage Irene Worth will emcee a free Showcase Concert at Goucher College's Kraushaar Theater, Dulaney Valley Road, Saturday at 8 p.m. to celebrate the 100th birthday of opera diva Rosa Ponselle. The concert features Bolshoi Opera star Irina Arkhipova, Kirov Opera soprano Marina Shaguch, guest artist Victoria Livengood and former winners in the "All Marylanders," "Young New Yorkers" and International Competitions for the Vocal Arts contests, accompanied by concert pianist William Lewis. Enjoy a piece of birthday cake during the intermission of events, sponsored by the Rosa Ponselle Foundation. Call (410) 486-4616.

A day at the races

Get close enough to feel the ground shake and see horses fly over fences at the 1997 Howard County-Iron Bridge Hounds steeplechase event at Meriwether Farm on Roxbury Road near Glenelg on Saturday. Gates open at 11 a.m.; post time is 1 p.m. Pack a picnic lunch for seven races, an annual tailgate contest at noon and children's pony races. Admission is $20 per car. Call (410) 489-7829.

Heavenly sounds

Enjoy the Boys Choir of Harlem on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., during the Meet Us series. Musical selections range from gospel to contemporary, classical to jazz. The choir has recorded award-winning soundtracks for the movies "Glory" and "Malcolm X" and has taken its music all the way to the White House. Tickets range from $18 to $40. Call (410) 783-8000.

Lyle Lovett and Alison Krauss

Enjoy a night of Grammy Award-winning country and western music from Lyle Lovett and his Large Band and Alison Krauss and her band, Union Station, tomorrow at 7: 30 p.m. at the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Hall, Annapolis. Doors open at 6: 30 p.m. Expect cuts from Lovett's Country Album of the Year "The Road to Ensenada" and Krauss' "High Lonesome Sound." Tickets cost $26. Phone orders accepted until 2 p.m. tomorrow; tickets are also available at the door. Call 1-800-US4-NAVY.

Get your dishes' worth

Bring your porcelain or ceramic object and find out its worth at Discovery Day at the Merrick Barn Theater, adjacent to Homewood House Museum, 3400 N. Charles St., Tuesday from 10 to 11: 30 a.m. Letitia Roberts, senior vice president and head of the Porcelain Department of Sotheby's, will appraise one object for the $10 price of admission, $10 per every additional item. Call (410) 516-5589.

AROUND THE HARBOR

'Star Wars' and comets

Darth Vader and Imperial Storm Troopers will take over the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., during "Star Wars" Day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Take pictures of the characters, get your face painted, create your own alien race and peruse collectibles. Admission is $9; $7 for children, military personnel and seniors. On Sunday, look to the skies through a telescope outside the Maryland Science Center by the harbor from 7 p.m. to midnight and get an eyeful of Comet Hale-Bopp and a partial lunar eclipse during the free event. For more information, call (410) 685-5225.

Ready for inspection

Inspect all 224 feet, from stem to stern, of the U.S. Merchant Marine training vessel Kings Pointer, docked at the west wall of the Inner Harbor from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The ocean surveillance ship carries a crew of 30 and has a cruising speed of 10 knots. Admission is free. Call (410) 837-4636.

Pub Date: 3/20/97

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