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March 12, 1998|By Joe Grossberg

The cat's meow

Feline enthusiasts will enjoy watching more than 300 purebred cats compete in the annual Crab & Mallet Cat Club show. Spectators will have the opportunity to chat with owners and see pedigreed cats as they compete.

Many owners will be selling kittens, and vendors will be offering kitty toys and feline items for sale.

The Crab & Mallet Cat Club is a nonprofit affiliate of the Cat Fanciers' Association, the world's largest registry of pedigreed cats. A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated to feline disease research.

This year's Crab & Mallet Cat Show will be held at the 5th Regiment Armory, near the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Howard Street, easily accessed by the Light Rail. The facilities are handicap accessible and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and children. For more information, call 410-988-9329.

Nature at Night

Appreciate the beauty of nature in an evening adventure by a darkened pond. As part of its spring program, BioTrek Naturalists offers "On the First Warm Days: Amphibian Reproduction." Outdoor enthusiasts and amateur naturalists will have the opportunity to see and hear species missed by most.

BioTrek Naturalists is a new environmental organization based near the Gunpowder River. The group offers a variety of programs, classes and trips throughout the year. Charles Stine, BioTrek's founder, says it represents "an opportunity to share our appreciation of the environment with the community while enjoying outdoor activities."

The Amphibian Reproduction program will be offered from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. The event costs $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. For more information and a free brochure, call 410-225-7996.

Pub Date: 3/12/98

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