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June 03, 1999|By Alyssa Bell

Special Olympics

The Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games open at the University of Maryland, College Park this weekend, bringing together 1,200 special athletes to compete in aquatics, bowling, equestrian, golf, softball and track and field. Support for the events include 1,000 volunteers, 2,000 family members and 400 coaches representing every county in Maryland. This year's Special Olympics also welcomes a contingency from England to compete in the track and field events. All events are free, so come to watch and to support.

Opening ceremonies run between 7:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. tomorrow. Competitions are Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Closing ceremonies are Sunday 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Call 410-290-7611 for specific race dates and times. The Web site is www.somd.org

Community Fair in Dundalk

More than 15 organizations involved in health care, public service, safety, even soccer, come together for Saturday's Community Appreciation Day in Dundalk. Head Start, Meals on Wheels and the Baltimore County Police Athletic League will be on hand, and members of the Baltimore Blast will offer advice during a free soccer clinic or simply to sign autographs and answer questions. Other children's activities include face painting and finger casts. Hot dogs and sodas are free. Norris Ford sponsors the event.

The fair will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at 901 Merritt Blvd. Lunch and entertainment are free, but bring money for baked goods. Call 410-435-1931.

Pub Date: 06/03/99

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