Meet Mr. Lincoln How would you like to meet Abraham...

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April 29, 1999|By Joe Capista

Meet Mr. Lincoln

How would you like to meet Abraham Lincoln this weekend? Sunday, the Steppingstone Museum in Susquehanna State Park will hold a Civil War Living History Day, commemorating Lincoln's visit to the troops. Features include a Civil War encampment with uniforms, talks, drills and artillery demonstrations, and the opportunity to meet and talk to a Lincoln re-enactor. Period music will fill the air, and there will be dance by the Victorian Dance Ensemble and the Gilmore Light Ensemble and an ice cream social. Visitors also can learn how the Underground Railroad operated in Harford County.

Civil War Living History Day is at the Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road in Susquehanna State Park near Havre de Grace, and runs noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults, free for children under 12 and museum members. Free parking. Call 410-939-2299 or 888-419-1762.

It's a ZOOfari

Get ready for wild adventure Saturday as the Baltimore Zoo celebrates the opening of its new ZOOfari exhibit. The exhibit is slated to display more than 2,000 exotic animals such as giraffes, penguins and elephants. Kids can romp through the Exploration Stations for hands-on fun and learning or talk to zookeepers and discover what goes on behind the scenes at Keeper Encounters.

ZOOfari Sunsets take place every Saturday, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., featuring a live band, dancing and food. Fun on Sunday includes live entertainment, crafts and two half-hour presentations by Martin and Chris Kratt, hosts of "Kratts' Creatures," at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Zoo hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 5:30 p.m. on Sundays. ZOOfari Saturdays run May 1 to Sept. 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $9, $5.50 for children ages 2-15 and adults 62 and over. Children under 2 admitted free; all children admitted free between 10 a.m. and noon the first Saturday of every month. Call 410-366-LION.

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