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June 10, 1999|By Lori Sears

Fiddling around

Sit back and toe-tap all day long Sunday at the Fiddlers' Convention at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St. in Westminster. From 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., musicians and vocalists will perform old-time and bluegrass styles of American folk music while competing for prizes totaling more than $3,000. Admission is $8; $2 ages 7 to 18; free for ages 6 and under with a paying adult. Call 410-848-7775.

Waterfront Arts Festival

Dive right in to the Annapolis Waterfront Arts Festival this weekend on the banks of College Creek at the St. John's College campus, off Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis. Spend tomorrow and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. enjoying sailboat rides and bike rides; demonstrations by the Colonial Newfoundland Club's water-rescue dogs, the Annapolis Rowing Club and the Irish Rowing Club; a juried arts and crafts exhibit with demonstrations; a vintage car show; live music; dance performances; an old-fashioned carousel; storytelling; homemade foods; and more. Admission is $6; $3 ages 12 and under. Call 410-268-8828.

Wine and beer fest

This weekend, savor the flavors of Maryland wines and craft brews at the Chesapeake Wine & Beer Fest. Taste craft beers by 10 area craft brewers; enjoy specialty foods, including an array of seafood; attend wine, beer and food seminars; hear live music; watch cavalry displays led by costumed soldiers; and see an antique car show and more, from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Ballestone Manor, next to Rocky Point Golf Course, 1935 Back River Neck Road. Admission of $15 includes 10 samplings, a keepsake glass and program booklet; $5 for those under 21 includes keepsake glass and three nonalcoholic drinks; free for children under 5. Proceeds benefit the Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens. Call 410-296-BARC, Ext. 5221.

Paul Anka

He'll still make you swoon. Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Anka performs a show of Frank Sinatra hits at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Save-A-Heart Foundation's annual celebrity gala at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Also, Larry King will receive the 1999 Jerry Turner Award for Outstanding Broadcasting. Tickets range from $25 to $250. Call 410-653-3131.

Classical sounds

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concludes its season-long celebration of Beethoven at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. The BSO performs his masterpiece, Symphony No. 9 (including "Ode to Joy"), under the direction of conductor Gunther Herbig, at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Also on the program is Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4. Tickets are $21-$55. In addition, conductor Pinchas Zukerman (pictured) leads the BSO in the first Summer MusicFest performance of the season at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, with Mozart's Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments and a complete version of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons." There is pre-concert chamber music at 6:30 p.m. and an after-concert dance with the Jacques Johnson Band in the Meyerhoff Plaza. Tickets are $15-$37. Call 410-783-8000.

African art exhibition

Examine the rich culture of the Chokwe peoples of central and southern Africa through their artwork at the Baltimore Museum of Art's newest exhibition, "Chokwe! Art and Initiation Among Chokwe and Related Peoples." See sculptures of ancestral chiefs, thrones, decorated chairs, beaded crowns, masks and ceramics made during the 19th and 20th centuries by the Chokwe of Angola, Congo and Zambia, Sunday through Sept. 5 at the museum on Art Museum Drive. Hours are Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $6; $4 seniors and students; free for BMA members and ages 18 and under. It's free on Thursdays, and the museum has extended hours for Freestyle on the first Thursday of each month, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Call 410-396-6320.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Matchstick art

See a display of amazingly intricate art at the American Visionary Art Museum's latest exhibition, "Holy Fire: The Matchstick Artistry of Gerald Hawkes," opening tomorrow and running through Jan. 9. The exhibition features 40 of Hawkes' matchstick sculptures, furniture and utilitarian objects. Hawkes created more than 200 works, some composed of more than 1 million matches. AVAM is at 800 Key Highway. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $6; $4 seniors, students and children; free for ages 4 and under. Call 410-244-1900.

Flag Day

Where but at Fort McHenry could you best celebrate Flag Day? Honor our national symbol of freedom Monday evening at 6 p.m. with musical programs and a ceremony at Fort McHenry, off East Fort Avenue. Bring a picnic; watch a concert by the 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band, the Heart of Maryland Chorus, the Monumental City Ancient Fife and Drum Corps and Maryland Sings; see fly-overs by A-10 jets of the Maryland Air National Guard; and at 7 p.m., participate in the 20th annual national Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance. Free. Call 410-563-FLAG.

Pub Date: 06/10/99

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