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May 20, 1999|By Lori Sears

Arty afternoon

Let your creative side loose Saturday at Shamrock Park in Bel Air. The all-art event, ArtQuest: Exploring the Visual Arts, lets visitors try their hands at arts and crafts workshops; browse and buy works from more than 200 Harford County professional and amateur artists, including children; and enjoy free entertainment all afternoon. Performers include storyteller Beth Vaughn, the Bobby Griffin Band, guitarist Brad Newsome and the Harford County School's Jazz Ensemble, Jack Foraker's Puppet Theater, the Harford Dance Theater, a clown, a face-painter and others. Pack a picnic lunch or buy food on site.

ArtQuest runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Shamrock Park, behind the Bel Air Town Hall, Hickory Street and Lee Way in Bel Air. Free. Call 410-836-2460 or 410-734-4357.

Latin party

Savor some Latin flavor at the Mi Alma Latina (My Latin Soul) event in the courtyard on South Broadway Saturday. A party with free food, dancing, pinatas, Latin DJ Pedro Guilarte, face-painting and fun for all kicks off after a ribbon-cutting celebrating the completion of a clay tile project that brought together artist Angelica Pozo and Baltimore's Latino community, mostly children. Together, the group created colorful tree surrounds -- pavers reflective of Hispanic life and community -- which have been placed around four trees on the 200 block of S. Broadway. Baltimore Clayworks in partnership with Education Based Latino Outreach, Southeast Development Inc./Broadway Corridor Project and the Parks and People Foundation present the event.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony of Mi Alma Latina begins at noon Saturday in the courtyard at 225 S. Broadway. Free. Call 410-578-1919.

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