Hopkins Spring FairFood, fun and games are on the agenda...

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April 15, 1999|By Lori Sears

Hopkins Spring Fair

Food, fun and games are on the agenda all weekend as the Johns Hopkins Spring Fair takes over the Homewood Campus. Browse an array of arts and crafts, sample traditional fair fare, sip beers at the beer garden, peruse the information at nonprofit booths, listen to live bands and entertainment, play games and hop on carnival rides for a giddy good time. The fair, this year dubbed "Jackpot '99," is in its 28th year and is run entirely by Hopkins undergraduate students.

The fair runs tomorrow from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Upper, Lower and Freshman Quads at Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Saturday evening features casino games in the Great Hall and Glass Pavilion. Fair admission and parking are free during daytime fair hours. Call 410-516-7692.

'MindFest'

Feed your mind and challenge your wits at "MindFest" all day Saturday at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery. Watch chess matches and learn strategic new moves, listen to storytelling from UMBC's children's literature classes, participate in percussion and movement workshops where sound and motion and music and dance are explored, test your trivia knowledge against the UMBC Quiz Bowl team, learn about the history of animation, learn how to design a Web page, see art exhibitions, watch a performance by Maurice the Dancing Robot and much more.

"MindFest" runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the UMBC Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, 1000 Hilltop Circle. Free. Call 410-455-2902.

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