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May 13, 1999|By Karin Remesch

Maritime festival

Celebrate the majesty of the ocean and the Chesapeake Bay this weekend during the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Arts Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. Throughout the three-day nautical event, you can board the Pride of Baltimore II and chat with the crew, take a cruise on a 76-foot, two-masted, gaff-rigged schooner, browse through arts and crafts exhibits, listen to music and sample regional food. Also, try your hand at saltwater fly-fishing, test-sail a radio-controlled skipjack and watch the festival's annual boat-building contest.

The festival site is on Mill Street. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.50, $3 ages 6-17. Call 410-820-8606.

African-American Community Day

Learn about local and regional African-American culture and history Saturday at the fourth annual African-American Family Community Day Celebration at Jefferson Patterson Park in St. Leonard. Under the theme "A Patchwork of Culture," you can enjoy a variety of activities, including gospel singing, African drummers and dancers, storytelling, ox-cart rides and wagon tours, a quilt display and bike rodeo contests. And there's plenty of food.

Jefferson Patterson Park is on Mackall Road. Activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free. Call 410-586-8502 or 410-535-2730.

Pub Date: 05/13/99

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