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January 22, 1998|By Lori Sears

Food play

Come and play with your food at a creative arts workshop Sunday at Smith and Hawken. Children ages 5 and up are encouraged (for once!) to engage in the messy play. An artist will demonstrate how playing with food can produce creative and aesthetic results, as the new book, "Play With Your Food," by Joost Elffers, reveals. The book will serve as a guide as the artist shapes fruits and vegetables into animals and other creatures through simple modifications. Children will observe as a pineapple becomes a turtle, a banana becomes an agile octopus, a pear becomes a bear, a lemon becomes a pig, okra becomes pesky bugs and grasshoppers, cherries become crawly ants, green onions' roots become hair and scallions become singers. Kids can then create their own creatures with help from the artist and staff. "Play With Your Food" books will be available for purchase.

The workshop is Sunday at 11 a.m. at Smith and Hawken, 1340 Smith Ave. Free. Call 410-433-0119 to register.

Youth music festival

Hear talented, young musicians perform in concert Sunday as part of the "Gifted Baltimore Area Youth: Our Musical Future" festival at Second Presbyterian Church. The festival recognizes award-winning local student musicians who have earned top ratings in state competitions. Performers include the Glenelg Jazz Ensemble, the costumed Wilde Lake High School Madrigals, the Hereford High School Chamber Choir, the Gospel Choir of the Callaway Elementary School with more than 100 voices and soloists from the Baltimore School for the Performing Arts including violinist Ann Miller and the members of the String Quartet. Maryland Public Radio announcer Bruce Elliott will be master of ceremonies for the event.

The concert takes place at 3: 30 p.m. Sunday at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St. Free. Call 410-889-6819 for more information.

Pub Date: 1/22/98

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