Toot! Toot!They're really steaming at the B&O Railroad...

BEST BETS

April 22, 1999|By Lori Sears

Toot! Toot!

They're really steaming at the B&O Railroad Museum. With All Aboard Days: Live Steam Weekend in full gear, visitors can catch train films, museum tours and Civil War re-enactments, enjoy children's activities and hop rides on America's most famous Civil War locomotive, the William Mason, which will offer trips to Mount Clare Mansion. B&O visitors will hear Civil War-era music by the Gilmore Ensemble. Kids can take miniature steam train rides on the Chesapeake and Allegheny Live Steamers. Free admission to Mount Clare to train riders.

All Aboard Days: Live Steam Weekend runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St. Free with museum admission of $6.50 for ages 13 and up; $5.50 for ages 60 and up; $4 for ages 3 to 12 ;and free for ages 2 and under. Train rides on the William Mason are $9. Call 410-752-2490.

Kids' concerts

Music and dance converge gracefully this weekend with two area children's concerts. Kids will get a kick out of the dance moves and interactive program put on Sunday by the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and Kimberly Mackin Dance Company at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts. The lighthearted show explores the relationship between sound and creative movement through energetic performances. And kids will be amazed at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's range Saturday, as they present their Musical Adventures Series concert at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, featuring their biggest and smallest, highest and lowest and loudest and softest instruments. The performance will include a musical version of "The Tortoise and the Hare," narrated by Rheda Becker and enacted by the Baltimore School for the Arts Dancers. The BSO concert is geared to ages 3 to 6.

The Baltimore Choral Arts Society performance is Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. in Owings Mills. $10. Call 410-523-7070. The BSO performance is Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. $9. Call 410-783-8000.

Pub Date: 04/22/99

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