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September 24, 1998|By Lori Sears

Peabody Open House

Add a little music to your life Sunday at the Peabody Institute's Open House, with performances, demonstrations, tours and activities for the family. The Peabody Symphony Orchestra, the Peabody Concert Orchestra and the Peabody Wind Ensemble will perform. Attend the "Instrument Petting Zoo" and get acquainted with some brass, woodwinds, percussions, guitars, strings and harps. See piano and dance demonstrations and learn about offered classes. Tour the facilities, including the George Peabody Library, and see the newly renovated Griswold Hall with its Holtkamp organ and the 16th-century Flemish tapestry celebrating the triumphs of the Roman General Scipio. Visit the current Gershwin Centenary exhibit, "Kickin' the Clouds Away," in the Galleria Piccola of the Peabody Archives.

The open house runs Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Peabody Institute, 609 N. Charles St. entrance. Free admission. Call 410-659-8124.

Welcome the fall season with foods, crafts and activities all weekend at Steppingstone Museum. The "Fall Harvest Festival and Craft Show" presents craft booths, scarecrow-making, hay rides, pony rides, apple butter-making, pumpkin painting, apple-bobbing, apple cider-pressing, storytelling, a petting zoo

and live entertainment. The Silver Eagle Cloggers and the Susquehanna Swingers will offer dance performances, with Dave Hooper, the Lone Starlet Band and Musica Antiqua providing musical entertainment.

The festival runs Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Steppingstone Museum in Susquehanna State Park, Quaker Bottom Road, near Havre de Grace. $5; free for children 12 and under. Call 410-939-2299 or 888-419-1762.

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