A Family Simcha'The Maryland Historical Society presents...

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March 19, 1998|By Joe Grossberg

A Family Simcha'

The Maryland Historical Society presents "A Family Simcha: A Celebration of Jewish Life," a daylong program in celebration of its "Facing the New World: Jewish Portraits and Decorative Arts in Colonial and Federal America" exhibition. Featured are

cooking demonstrations, singing with Cantor Sharon Wallach, Israeli folk dance and a living history theater with "Rebecca Novitsky," a 19th century Polish emigre. Visitors can also view the exhibition's collection of 18th and 19th century paintings.

This family event will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 201 West Monument St. Admission is $5. For more information, call the Maryland Historical Society's box office at 410-685-3750, Ext. 372.

Come see Debi Wynn's musical version of the family favorite "Beauty and the Beast" in this Pumpkin Theater production. Wynn has written and directed an original score for this take on the classic fairy tale about a girl who looks beyond the Beast's gruesome appearance to find the loveliness inside his heart. Pumpkin Theater, celebrating its 30th anniversary, is a nonprofit theater organization.

The Hannah More Arts Center will offer performances of "Beauty and the Beast" Saturday, Sunday and March 28 and March 29, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The center is at St. Timothy's School, 1 mile north of Beltway 695, Exit 22 on Greenspring Avenue. Tickets are $8 in advance and $9 at the door. Discounts are available for birthdays and special groups. A three-play subscription is available for $23. For more information or to make reservations, call 410-323-9316.

The USCGC Thunderbolt, a 170-foot Coast Guard patrol craft, will visit the Inner Harbor this weekend as part of the 1998 Sail Baltimore program. Sail Baltimore is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating cultural and educational experiences for both visitors and Baltimoreans by attracting a variety of international and domestic ships to the city.

The Thunderbolt will be docked at the West Wall of the Inner Harbor tomorrow through Sunday. The Thunderbolt will be open for tours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Call 410-837-4636 for more information.

Pub Date: 3/19/98

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