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May 28, 1998|By Virginia Geckler

Tall ship visits

Discover what life at sea was like more than 200 years ago when the tall ship Endeavour docks at Baltimore's Inner Harbor Constellation Pier Friday through June 7 as part of a 16-port, seven-month North American tour. The vessel is a replica of the HM Bark Endeavour, the 18th century ship that Captain James Cook sailed around the world on one of history's most celebrated voyages of discovery.

The visiting museum ship can be toured from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, beginning Saturday. Tickets are $10, $8 seniors, $5 children, and $25 per family of two adults and three children. Call 410-837-4636.

Books for Kids Day

If you believe kids and books belong together, support Books for Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The goal of the Books for Kids campaign is to collect a minimum of 15,000 children's books to distribute to low-income children in Baltimore through the Baltimore Reads Book Bank.

Donate your favorite new or gently used children's books, organize a drive of your own or send a donation toward Baltimore literacy programs. Everyone who donates children's books or volunteers on Saturday is eligible to enter a drawing for great prizes, including a baseball and other sports memorabilia autographed by Cal Ripken Jr.

Drop off your books, rain or shine, at Poly-Western High School on Cold Spring Lane at Falls Road. (Exit 9E on I-83 South off the Beltway) For more information, call the Books For Kids Hotline at 410-725-3595, Ext. 142. Meet Jodi Benson, the voice of one of Disney's most beloved characters, Ariel, "The Little Mermaid," at St. Paul's Church, 3755 St. Paul St. in Ellicott City, Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Benson will be signing original and limited-edition Walt Disney animation art derived from the film and will perform songs from the Academy Award-winning score of "The Little Mermaid." Two artists from the original Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., will be on hand to discuss and demonstrate the art of animation. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.

For more information or to reserve your artwork, contact the Margaret Smith Gallery at 410-461-0870 or 888-227-8670.

Help the archaeologists

Now through the fall, the public is invited to help archaeologists uncover the original foundation of the 1760s orangery (greenhouse) of an iron plantation on the grounds of Carroll Park. Volunteers can help screen for artifacts and tour the excavation site and surrounding park grounds once owned by Charles Carroll. The scientists will be working Mondays through Saturdays, generally from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call in advance to determine hours for a specific day.

Call the Carroll Park Foundation field office at 410-685-0092. The excavation is at the Mount Clair Mansion, Carroll Park, Washington Boulevard and Monroe Street.

Pub Date: 5/28/98

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