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December 04, 1997|By Karin Remesch

Kris Kringle procession

Kris Kringle visits Frederick tomorrow evening to check on whether boys and girls have been naughty or nice. He's the guest of honor at a procession through the city's historic district and a ceremony at Baker Park.

A yule log and the Court of the Snow Queen leads the procession, accompanied by Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Gingerbread Man, the Nutcracker and Mouse King.

The ceremony at Baker Park includes a tree-lighting, holiday songs, brass band, seasonal greetings for one and all and a chat with Kris Kringle.

The procession begins at 6: 30 p.m. under the iron archway at Everedy Square on East Street. The event is produced by the Holidays in Historic Frederick Committee, coordinated through the Frederick Office of Special Events. Admission is free. Call 800-999-3613.

'A Maritime Album'

Like treasured mementos bound in a family's prized keepsake, the Newport News, Va., Mariners' Museum's latest exhibition, "A Maritime Album," breathes life into history, providing a rare, revealing photographic testament to man's devotion to the sea.

The exhibition of 100 photographs, which opens Saturday and continues through May 31, is slated to travel around the country through the year 2000. It showcases images of fishing, sailing, and whaling traditions off international shores; naval encounters and shipbuilding ventures; compelling, intimate views that span the invention of photography and the advent of the steamship more than a century ago to recent years.

The Mariners' Museum is located between Colonial Williamsburg and Hampton/Norfolk/Virginia Beach. From Interstate 64, take exit 258 A. Proceed 2.5 miles to the intersection of J. Clyde Morris and Warwick boulevards. The museum entrance is straight ahead. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and admission is $5 for adults, $3 students, and free for ages 5 and under. A family ticket for four is $13. Call 800-581-7245.

Pub Date: 12/04/97

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