Kwanzaa celebrationTap your feet to the sounds of African...


December 25, 1997|By Lori Sears

Kwanzaa celebration

Tap your feet to the sounds of African rhythm Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art's Kwanzaa Family Celebration. Explore with the Joshua Johnson Council the ancient African influences found in today's African-American art.

Join in the spirit of "kuumba" (creativity), and learn about quilting with Barbara Pietila, immerse yourself in the storytelling of dramatist Lois Wiley, put your hands together with the drum and dance circle led by Olufunmilayo Jomo and enjoy the soulful sounds of youth jazz bands from around the city.

The event runs from 2 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. Sunday at the BMA, N. Charles and 31st streets. Free with museum admission of $6 for ages 19 and over; $4 for seniors and full-time students and free for ages 18 and under and members. Call 410-396-6320.

Walking club

Lace up the sneakers and join an outdoor walk through Columbia New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. The family event, sponsored by the Freestate Happy Wanderers Walking Club, is geared toward promoting an awareness of physical fitness and recreation, and is in no way a contest of speed or endurance. This noncompetitive walk allows all walkers to proceed at their own pace. Two trails -- a 6-kilometer walk and a 10-kilometer walk -- both begin at the Owen Brown Community Center, Cradlerock Way in Columbia.

The walk begins anytime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and ends by 4 p.m. Free. For those interested in logging their progress and mileage with the club, there is a $2 registration fee. Call 410-437-2164.

Winter Carnival

After the hubbub of the holidays, kids can enjoy the Walters Art Gallery's Winter Carnival with puppet shows, interactive tours, face painting and creative workshops Tuesday.

Kathleen Jacobs and Puppets present "Creatures Great and Small," which allows audience members to play starring roles. After the show, kids can create hand puppets and dragons and perform with them in theaters throughout the Renaissance Sculpture Court.

This event kicks off the resumption of Tuesday operations at the Walters, as well as free admission on Saturday mornings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., which will be reinstated as of Jan. 3.

The carnival takes place Tuesday from 1: 30 p.m. to 4: 30 p.m. at the Walters Art Gallery, 600 N. Charles St. Free with museum admission of $6; $4 for seniors; $2 for ages 6-17 and free for ages under 6 and members. Call 410-547-9000, Ext. 237.

Pub Date: 12/25/97

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