Summer lingers at Sandy Point

September 10, 1998|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

Hold up on that diet this weekend -- the Maryland Seafood Festival opens tomorrow at Sandy Point State Park.

The smells seafood will mingle on the beach as visitors peruse dozens of dishes for sale. When not chewing they can buy arts and crafts, play or watch a beach volleyball tournament, cheer contestants in a crab soup cook-off, see Clydesdale horses and hear nonstop music.

Admission will be $6 for adults and children older than 12. Younger children will be admitted free with a paying adult. Senior citizens will be admitted for half price tomorrow. Discount coupons are available at Safeway stores. The festival ends Sunday.

Information: 410-268-7682.

Come to the fair

The Anne Arundel County Fair opens Wednesday with fine arts, crafts, flowers, vegetables and animals. Everyone is welcome to exhibit their goods. The fair will run until Sept. 20 at the county fairgrounds in Crownsville.

Admission Wednesday through Sept. 18 will be $4 for adults and children older than 16. Sept. 19 and 20 adults will pay $5; children ages 6 through 15 will be admitted for $2, and children younger than 6 for free. Adults 55 and older will be admitted free from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 17.

Poetry and prose

Participate Monday in the Banneker-Douglass Museum's "Second Mundy" poetry and stories. Bring your own story or poem, share someone else's or enjoy the stories as told by poet, performing artist and host Mythbuster.

Second Mundy is free and open to the public. It is held at 6: 45 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the museum on Franklin Street.

Youngsters with a flair for words can enter the Banneker-Douglass Museum rap contest. The best rap about a famous African-American or event in black history can be worth $75.

Entries are limited to three minutes and must be submitted on cassette this month.

Information: 410-974-2893.

Opening steps

The South County Concert Association starts its season tomorrow with a performance by Footworks, the Annapolis dance troupe specializing in step dancing and Appalachian clogging.

The show begins at 8 p.m. in the Southern Senior High School auditorium in Harwood.

With a $35 membership in the concert association, participants receive tickets for five events in the 1989-1999 season and passes to five events sponsored by the Anne Arundel Community Association in Severna Park. Another $10 buys passes for all students in a family.

Without a season pass, tickets bought at the door for the five concert association events would cost a total of $20. Information: Dick Smith, 410-867-4740, or Wallace Treiber, 410-867-2029.

Cartoon lessons

Kids can learn about cartooning Saturday when local artist Steven Fischer visits the Chesapeake Children's Museum.

Fischer, creator of the cartoon Steve and Bluey, is celebrating the release of "In a Minute," a Steve and Bluey television show. He'll be at the museum at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Free music

Downs Park continues to provide free music for those who come to the bay side. Gumbo Junkyard will bring zydeco to the park at the end of Mountain Road at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Pub Date: 9/10/98

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