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September 04, 1997|By Lori Sears

Belair-Edison festival

Take a stroll through the Belair-Edison community Saturday as its Marketplace Festival fills the area. Performers will include the Rumba Club and the Garden Village Community Association Steppers. There will be children's activities, including face painting, poster painting and sand art, a flea market, sidewalk sales and food vendors. Seventh District Rep. Elijah Cummings and local officials will start the festivities at 10 a.m.

Bring your pet by 10 a.m. to enter the pet competition at 10:45 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in categories of owner and pet who look most alike, largest and smallest pet and best pet trick. Pet show will end at 11:30 a.m.

The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the 3300 block of Bel-air Road at Erdman Avenue. Free admission. Call 410-485-8422. Round up the kids and head on over to the annual Reister's Towne Festival for a down-home time this weekend. See live entertainment from the Mahoney Brothers, the Reisterstown Jazz Ensemble, Bob Brotto, the Kinderman and many others. Catch rising country music star Kenny Chesney (pictured) ("She's Got It All" and "Me and You") as he performs 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday. Browse the stands of arts and crafts, tables of civic organizations and stalls of food vendors from noon to 6 p.m. both days. Watch a parade of floats, marching bands, antique cars and fire engines move from Franklin High School, 12000 Reisterstown Road, to Franklin Middle School, 10 Cockeys Mill Road, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Festival will take place on the grounds of Franklin Middle School Saturday and Sunday. Free parking at Franklin High School with a continuous shuttle to the middle school. Free admission to all events. Call 410-356-0688. They're all fired up at the Fire Museum of Maryland in celebration of Founder's Day on Sunday. The museum just turned 26, and to mark the occasion, a day of festivities including a display of miniature fire apparatus, an antique car show, games, a moon bounce and complimentary birthday cake are on tap. While at the Fire Museum, you'll want to check out the 42 fire engines dating from 1806 to 1957.

The museum is at 1301 York Road in Lutherville. Festivities run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 per person; free for ages under 4. Call 410-321-7500.

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