'Degas Family Day'Put your feet in first position for a...

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October 15, 1998|By Lori Sears

'Degas Family Day'

Put your feet in first position for a family day focusing on "Degas and the Little Dancer" Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

See the Ellicott City Ballet, Sankofa Dance Theater, Combined Youth Ensemble, the Kimberly Mackin Dance Company, Choregraphie Antique and students from the Peabody Preparatory perform. Keep your eye on the modeling ballerina and sketch her as she poses for budding artists. Hear period music from Degas' day and enjoy light refreshments. Ballet attire is encouraged, and dance troupes are welcome.

"Degas Family Day" will take place Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the BMA, Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st streets. Admission is free. Call 410-396-6314.

Ethnic festivals

Savor the food and enjoy the music, dance and rich cultural heritage of Russia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia at festivals this weekend.

At the Russian Festival at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, you'll see colorful costumes, live entertainment and vendors and sample lots of traditional Russian foods, such as dumplings, sweet breads, wines and tortes.

The Czech and Slovak Festival at the Baltimore 45 Association Hall offers authentic singing and dancing, costumes, gymnastics, historical and educational displays and an array of traditional foods, including veprove, knedliky, strudel, Czech and Slovak beer and much more.

The Russian Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, 1723 E. Fairmount Ave. $1. Call 410-276-6171. The Czech and Slovak Festival takes place Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Baltimore 45 Association Hall (formerly Tall Cedars Hall), 2501 Putty Hill Ave. $5. Call 410-668-9133.

Pub Date: 10/15/98

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