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October 01, 1998|By Karin Remesch

State Parks Week

Go take a hike in celebration of Maryland State Parks Week, Saturday through Oct. 11. Most of Maryland's 47 state parks offer family activities, including canoe trips, hayrides, Pumpkin Appreciation Days, campfire stories, nature walks and bike rides. Among the fun: a moonlight canoe trip at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Days Cove Area in Gunpowder Falls State Park; a Fall Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 at North Point State Park, North Point Road; and a Full Moon Night Hike at 7 p.m. Monday at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area in Elkton. For a complete list, call 800-830-3974.

Greek Festival

Celebrate Greek heritage at the 25th annual Greek Festival, tomorrow through Sunday at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2504 Cub Hill Road. Dine on moussaka, stuffed grape leaves, spinach pies, fried calamaria and gyros, then wash it down with Ouzo and Greek wines. For dessert, sink your sweet tooth into baklava and honey puffs. You can also shop for handmade crafts, listen to music performed by Greek bands and applaud ethnic dance troupes in colorful costumes. Hours are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 410-661-1090.

A new 'Beauty'

"Beauty and the Beast," the classic French fairy tale, will be retold with inventive sets, masks, magic and music at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. The performance is presented by Landis & Company Theatre of Magic. Tickets are $12, $8 for children under 12. On Wednesday, also at the Gordon Center, the innovative Klezmatics mix Klezmer, folk, jazz and rock in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 410-356-SHOW or 410-481-SEAT.

Degas at the BMA

From a panorama of the stage to an intimate portrait of a dancer at rest, "Degas and the Little Dancer" captures French impressionist artist Edgar Degas' fascination with the world of ballet. The exhibition, opening Sunday and running through Jan. 3 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive at North Charles Street, features more than 40 of the artist's paintings, sculptures, pastels, prints and drawings. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, until 9 p.m. the first Thursday of the month, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $6, $4 for seniors and full-time students, free for museum members and ages 18 and under. Call 410-396-7100.

Salute to Gershwin at BSO

Conductor Marvin Hamlisch and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, along with harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler, "Strike Up the Band" in a salute to George Gershwin today through Sunday at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The program includes "Rhapsody in Blue," which Adler performed for the composer in 1934. Concert time is 2 p.m. today, 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20-$57. Call 410-783-8000.

Around the Harbor

'The Living Sea'

View rare jellyfish, brazen barracuda, giant clams, cuttlefish and coral; travel to the depth of the ocean to inspect underwater caves; and come face-to-face with life-size humpback whales in "The Living Sea," an IMAX film running tomorrow through Feb. 4 at the Maryland Science Center. Tickets included in admission price of $9.75 for ages 19 and older, $8 seniors and ages 13-19; $7 ages 4-12. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Call 410-685-2370.

Saturday Sunsets at the Top

For cool jazz by Az One and a fiery sunset, come to the Top of the World Observation Level at the World Trade Center from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The final Saturday Sunsets at the Top also includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Admission is $5, $3 for seniors and children. Call 410-837-VIEW.

Fells Point Fun Festival

Fells Point turns into an open-air market this weekend at the 32nd Annual Fells Point Fun Festival, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More than 200 vendors offer arts, crafts and food along cobblestone streets, and there will be entertainment on three stages. Proceeds benefit historic preservation. Admission is free. Call 410-675-6756.

Pub Date: 10/01/98

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