Bolton Hill festivalIt'll be a daylong block party...

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October 08, 1998|By Lori Sears

Bolton Hill festival

It'll be a daylong block party Saturday in Bolton Hill. Visitors will enjoy an afternoon of arts, crafts, music, walking tours, food and fun at the community's Festival on the Hill.

Children's activities will include face-painting, temporary tattoos, hands-on art activities, a Greyhound petting zoo and more. The music lineup features the Combinations at 10:30 a.m., the Ten Directions at 11:40 a.m., rising stars Love Riot at 1 p.m., and the Catonsville High School Steel Drum Band at 4 p.m.

The Bolton Hill festival takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 1300 block of Bolton Street. Free admission. Nominal fees for chess and checker games and some children's art activities. Call 410-669-0220.

Usher in the fall Saturday with seasonal activities around the area. At the Pumpkin Festival at Irvine Natural Science Center, decorate pumpkins, create your own scarecrow, see a cider press churn out cider, see local artisans' work, visit a large tepee with Native-American artifacts, take nature walks, tag butterflies and release them and see and pet a variety of animals.

At the Festifall at Cylburn Arboretum, partake in a family harvest festival, take horse-drawn hayrides, paint pumpkins, build scarecrows, play games, and enjoy square dancing, crafts, a petting zoo, live country music, food and more.

Both festivals take place Saturday. The Pumpkin Festival is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Irvine Natural Science Center, St. Timothy's School, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson; $5 per car. Call 410-484-2413. The Festifall is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore. Free; $1 for parking. Call 410-396-0180.

Pub Date: 10/08/98

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