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May 13, 1999|By Karin Remesch

Preakness and more

Cheer for your favorite thoroughbred at the 124th running of the Preakness Stakes -- the middle jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown -- Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Post time for the first of the day's races is 10:45 a.m. Tickets are limited, and prices vary. You also have two more days to enjoy pre-Preakness celebrations, including the Preakness Crab Derby at noon at Lexington Market (410-685-6169) today, the Great Schooner Race from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Inner Harbor today, the ninth annual Phillips Preakness Celebrity Crab Picking Contest from noon to 1 p.m. at the Harborplace Amphitheatre tomorrow, the Budweiser Clydesdales (pictured) noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Harborplace, and Miller Lite Party Nites (410-837-3030) at 5 p.m. today and tomorrow at Water Street. Call 410-542-9400 for Preakness race information, 800-HARBOR-1 for harbor events.

Wine in the Woods

Sip Maryland's finest wines from souvenir glasses, sample gourmet cuisine offered by area restaurants, tap your toes to live music and browse through arts and crafts booths this weekend during "Wine in the Woods -- A Celebration of Tastes" at Symphony Woods, off Broken Land Parkway in Columbia. Saturday, you can even witness a wedding and celebrate the occasion with a piece of wedding cake. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; $14 in advance, $15 at the gate. Call 410-313-PARK.

Great Baltimore Bike Tour

Put on your helmet and pedal through Baltimore Sunday in Kennedy Krieger Institute's second Great Baltimore Bike Tour. The tour's four routes take cyclists past many of the city's landmarks and through many neighborhoods including the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Canton, Edgar Allan Poe's grave, Charles Village, Druid Hill Park, Washington Monument and Peabody Institute. The tour begins and ends at the Camden Yards sports complex, where riders and spectators can enjoy music and food. Registration is at 7 a.m., and starting times are staggered -- 7:30 a.m., 40-mile ride; 7:45 a.m., 28 and 20 miles; and 8 a.m., 10 miles. The fee is $20, $12 for ages 4-18, under 3 free. Helmets are required. Call 410-502-9460.

Air show at Andrews

Learn about today's U.S. Armed Forces during the annual Department of Defense Joint Services Open House this weekend at Andrews Air Force Base. A B-2 Stealth Bomber fly-by is scheduled for Saturday, and the sky is filled both days with 450 soldiers during a mass drop-off by the U.S. Army's Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, and the 42nd Airborne Division. Civilian aerial acrobatic teams include the Red Barons and the Skytypers (pictured). Open-house hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The base is accessible from the Capital Beltway, Maryland exits 7, 9 or 11. Call 301-568-5995.

A hot time

Blacksmiths set up forges and demonstrate their skills this weekend during Blacksmith Days at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Also featured are tailgate sales of new and used tools and equipment and an auction of hand-forged items. Food is available, and guided tours are offered through the museum. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 before noon. After noon, general admission applies -- $3; $2 ages 7-18 and seniors; ages 6 and under free. Call 410-876-2667.

Breakfast with the dolphins

Join the marine mammal trainers for a private morning session with the dolphins from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt St. After a continental breakfast, watch the trainers interact with the dolphins and demonstrate daily health care procedures, exercise and playtime. Then enjoy the first scheduled dolphin presentation of the day. Tickets are $12 for aquarium members, $20 non-members. Call 410-727-FISH.

Rodgers and Hammerstein revisited

Celebrate the legacy of the songwriting team Rodgers and Hammerstein when the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Edward Polochick (pictured), performs a medley of show tunes at 2 p.m. today and 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Joining the musical celebration are the Baltimore Symphony Chorus, soprano Laurie Gayle Stephenson, mezzo-soprano Alice Rigley, tenor Kip Wilborne and baritone Ron Raines. The program includes favorites from "The King and I," "South Pacific," "The Sound of Music" and "Oklahoma!" Tickets are $20-$57.

Call 410-783-8000.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Amazon adventure

Discover the habits and habitats of the critters of the Amazon during "Amazon Adventure" from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St. The hands-on day with colorful creatures includes birds and reptiles from the Baltimore Zoo and demonstrations related to the rain forest. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $9.75, $8 seniors and ages 13-18, $7 ages 4-12, free for kids under 4. Call 410-685-5225.

Pub Date: 05/13/99

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