Mysteries of EgyptExperience the magnificence of Egypt...


May 20, 1999|By Karin Remesch

Mysteries of Egypt

Experience the magnificence of Egypt -- the Nile river, the great pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the chambers of the tomb of King Tutankhamen -- when the IMAX film "Mysteries of Egypt" opens tomorrow and runs through Sept. 30 at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St. The National Geographic large-format film features Omar Sharif and Kate Maberly. Tickets are included in the Science Center admission price of $9.75, $8 seniors and ages 13-18, $7 ages 4-12. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Call 410-685-5225.

Spanish tall ship

The Spanish navy training ship, Juan Sebastian de Elcano, sails into the Inner Harbor tomorrow, docking at the West Wall until Wednesday. The 306-foot, four-masted schooner, based in Cadiz, Spain, is rigged with 20 sails. Join Sail Baltimore, the official committee for visiting ships, at a welcoming ceremony at 11 a.m. tomorrow alongside the vessel. The tall ship is open for free tours from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday. Call 410-837-4636.

'The Creation'

Explore the world's first days and the bliss of the Garden of Eden when the Choral Arts Society's full chorus and orchestra, under the direction of Tom Hall (pictured), presents Haydn's classic masterpiece "The Creation" at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Guest soloists include soprano Linda Mabbs, baritone David Evitts and tenor Richard Crawley. Tickets are $12-$38. Call 410-783-8000.

Nature Study Day

Take guided nature walks, see live hawks, owls and reptiles and learn about natural history and nature conservation from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at a Nature Study Day at Oregon Ridge Park, Beaver Dam Road. Sponsored by the Natural History Society of Maryland and the Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council, the event includes activities on plants, birds, reptiles, fish, fossils and astronomy. Educational booths and food will be available. Admission is $5, $3 seniors and students 13 and older, free under 13. Call 410-235-6116.

Benefit for Kosovo refugees

Art, music, entertainment and generosity are featured at a fund-raiser for the women and children of Kosovo from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Bohager's, 515 S. Eden St. View and buy works donated by more than 50 area artists, listen to a concert by members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, swing to the tunes of the New York-based Ned Goold Jazz Trio and enjoy refreshments. All proceeds benefit the refugees through the nonprofit organization Doctors of the World. Tickets are $25. Call 410-563-7220.

B&O Railroad Station Museum reopening

Celebrate the grand reopening of the Ellicott City B&O Railroad Station Museum, the oldest train station in America, during an outdoor ceremony at 10 a.m. today at the station, Main Street and Maryland Avenue. And starting tomorrow, visitors may tour the station, constructed in 1830, and view the new living-history exhibit, "Roads to Rails," which chronicles the birth and early development of America's first railroad, the Baltimore & Ohio. Part of the exhibit is the replica of the 149-year-old Pioneer, the first train operated on the B&O line. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday-Monday through Memorial Day, then daily except Tuesday. Admission is $4, $3 for students and seniors, free under 12. Call 410-461-1944.

Sesame Street at Port Discovery

Step into one of the world's most famous television neighborhoods and experience firsthand the activities that until now you could only watch on television when the exhibition "Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street" opens its national tour Saturday at Port Discovery: The Kid-Powered Museum, 35 Market Place. The first-ever three-dimensional exhibition on the children's revolutionary television program, on view through Sept. 19, features dozens of engaging interactives that invite children to explore letters, words, numbers and issues of diversity. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Admission is $10, $7.50 ages 3-12, free under 3. Call 410-727-8120 or TicketMaster, 800-551-SEAT.


Take a scenic 3.1-mile walk through downtown Baltimore Saturday and help raise money for HERO (Health Education Resource Organization), Maryland's largest provider of HIV/AIDS services. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., and the walk starts at 9 a.m. at Rash Field in the Inner Harbor. HERO was founded in 1983 to confront the growing epidemic of HIV/AIDS. For pledge sheets, call 410-685-1180.

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