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May 06, 1999|By Karin Remesch

Mother's Day poetry reading

Motherhood will be explored by Maryland poets during the third annual Mother's Day poetry reading at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bibelot Bookstore, 2400 Boston St. in Canton. Among the 15 award-winning poets scheduled to participate are Vonnie Crist, Gary Blankenburg, Marta Knobloch, David Beaudouin, Chester Wickwire (pictured) and Gloria Cruz. The poets' work will be collected and published as a chapbook, "Thy Mother's Glass." An open reading also is scheduled -- bring poems to share. Admission is free. Call 410-276-9700.

Balinese orchestra and dancers

For classical and contemporary music based on the ancient Hindu temple music of Indonesia, listen to Seka Genta Samara, a Baltimore-based gamelan orchestra, tomorrow evening at the Lodge, 244 S. Highland Ave. Musicians, playing instruments designed after 300-year-old models, are joined by dancers in native dress. A Balinese meal is served at 7:30 p.m.; the concert starts at 9 p.m. For the performance, tickets are $10 or $7 for members of the sponsoring Fells Point Creative Alliance. Dinner is $7. Call 410-276-1651.

In-Line Skate Festival

Have fun on wheels Saturday at the Maryland In-Line Skate Festival on Parking Lot B of Camden Yards. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can practice on an obstacle course or challenge others in speed races and three-on-three hockey competitions, rub skates with experts, attend instructional clinics, play musical chairs and participate in the "Tour de Stadiums," a fitness skate around Oriole Park and PSINet Stadium. The cost for a premium pass, including group instruction, equipment rental, access to all activities and a T-shirt, is $15 in advance, $18 at the gate; access to all activities is $8 and $11; non-skaters, $5; race registration, $20. Call 410-653-8288 or 888-226-7433.

Morgan State Choir

Listen to one of the greatest choral works when the Morgan State University Choir, under the direction of Nathan Carter, presents "A German Requiem" by Brahms during its 28th Annual Downtown Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, soprano Janice Chandler and bass-baritone Kevin Short also will participate. The concert by the more than 100-voice choir also includes spirituals, hymns and gospels. Tickets are $15-$40. Call 443-885-3286.

Decoy festival

Discover decorative and rare carvings ranging from antique and gunning decoys to handcrafted songbirds, fish and model boats this weekend at the 18th annual Decoy, Wildlife Art and Sportsman Festival in Havre de Grace. Show sites are the Havre de Grace Middle School on Lewis Lane; Havre de Grace High School, Congress Avenue; and the Decoy Museum, Market and Giles streets. Hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 or $8 for a weekend pass. There's free parking and shuttle bus transportation. Call 410-939-3739.

Flower Mart

For a profusion of spring flowers, music, entertainment, Maypole dances, a petting zoo and delectable food -- including traditional lemon-peppermint sticks -- attend the Women's Civic League's 82nd and final Flower Mart Wednesday at Mount Vernon Place. This year's theme, "Celebrating the End of an Era," marks the end of the official sponsorship of the event by the Women's Civic League. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is May 13. Call 410-837-5424.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Steamy history

Step back in time and see the only operating coal-fired steam tug boat on the East Coast when the Baltimore Museum of Industry presents living history programs on its 1906 vessel Baltimore. Volunteers, dressed in period costume, re-create the experience of an early 20th-century working boat to illustrate Baltimore's maritime heritage from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and again June 12, July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11. The museum is at 1415 Key Highway. Call 410-727-4808.

Happy birthday, Mr. Ellington!

Spend the evening "In A Sentimental Mood" when the Towson University Jazz Ensembles present "Happy 100th Birthday, Mr. Ellington!" at 8:15 p.m. today in the Concert Hall of the Center for the Arts, Osler and Cross Campus drives. The program features original arrangements from the Duke Ellington library and contemporary settings of music written by and for Ellington's orchestra, including "Caravan," "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" and "Take The 'A' Train." Return to the Concert Hall at 8:15 p.m. Saturday for contemporary classical music and more jazz by the university's Choral Society and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $4-$6 for each concert. Call 410-830-2787.

Pub Date: 05/06/99

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