'Zoo Booo!'Have a frighteningly good time this weekend and...

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October 22, 1998|By Lori Sears

'Zoo Booo!'

Have a frighteningly good time this weekend and next at "Zoo Booo!" the Baltimore Zoo's Halloween event. Costume-clad visitors will enjoy trick-or-treating, creepy crafts, ghoulish games and a haunted barn. Younger visitors can ride the Booo Choo Train, explore the Straw Crawl and hop around the Booo Bounce. All visitors can learn about the zoo's wildest creatures in a Halloween-themed Keeper Encounters presentation each day. And all costumed kids can enter the Costume Contest each day at noon. Live children's entertainers Kinderman, the Kindersingers, Dana and Jim Hossick will perform on the Hippo Plaza stage. Live country music will be offered in the Village Green eating area.

'Zoo Booo!' takes place Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Baltimore Zoo, Druid Hill Park, Exit 7 off I-83. All events are included with regular admission: $8.50; $5 ages 2 to 15 and ages 62 and up; free for ages under 2. Call 410-366-5466.

Police car show

If you thought you'd never see the inside of a police car, think again. Saturday, visitors to the Top Cops Car Show in Catonsville can get an up-close look at an array of vintage and modern police cars. The event kicks off with a parade of police cars around the loop at the UMBC campus. The cars will then be on display at the Catonsville Courthouse. Watch as a Baltimore County K-9 Unit conducts a demonstration and as McGruff the Crime Prevention Dog makes his own plea for safety. Children can have their bikes registered with the Baltimore County Police Department and receive a free Emergency ID Card. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite police car in the vintage and modern categories. The Baltimore County Police, the Wilkens Precinct One Community Outreach Unit in conjunction with the Emergency Vehicle Owner Operator Association and the Wilkens Police Community Relations Council sponsor the event to commemorate October as Maryland's Crime Prevention Month.


The police car show takes place Saturday, at 9 a.m., at the loop at the UMBC campus, Wilkens Avenue, Catonsville, and then from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Catonsville Courthouse, 900 Walker Ave. Rain date Sunday. Free. Call 410-744-1584.

Pub Date: 10/22/98

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