Parades, fireworks for Fourth

July 01, 1999

Fort Meade: The MeadeFest '99 Independence Day Celebration will be held Friday through Sunday at McGlachlin Field between Mapes Road and Llewellyn Avenue. It will feature carnival rides, games, food, vendors, magic shows, puppet shows, roaming clowns and music from area bands.

Friday: Carnival rides will be offered from noon to 11 p.m. for $7.75 with a military or Department of Defense identification.

Saturday: The fourth 5-kilometer Fun/Run, Walk, Bike or Trike for adults and children will begin at 8 a.m. Register at 301-677-5656. At noon, the fifth Auto, Truck and Military Vehicle Show begins. From noon to 5 p.m. Family Day "ride-all-day" carnival passes will be available to everyone for $9.95 per person.

Sunday: The Coast Guard Drill Team will perform at 2 p.m., and the Marine Silent Drill Team at 3 p.m. At 8: 30 p.m., the 389th Army Band from Aberdeen Proving Ground will perform a program before the fireworks, which will begin at 9: 30 p.m. Information: 800-662-4012.

Galesville: Annual parade down Main Street begins at 6 p.m. Sunday. Dixieland band and fireworks follow. This town of 600 grows to about 5,000 for this celebration. Park for $5 at the town entrance and take a shuttle. Information: 410-867-0403.

Pasadena: The Bayside Concert Series will feature the band Kaos from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. Information: 410-222-6230.

Shady Side: The Shady Side Rural Heritage Society will hold a July Fourth celebration at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. W. Shady Side Road. A parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the post office. The Bay Winds Band will present a free concert at 1 p.m. A flag-raising ceremony and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Boy Scout Troop 741 will open the program. A baking contest will precede the concert. Contestants are asked to bring their entries to the museum by noon when they will be judged by members of the General Assembly and county officials. Portions of the entries will be offered for sale. Information: 301-261-5234.

Annapolis: Remember Inc. will present the "Celebrate 350 Historic Pageant" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. Cost is $10. Produced by Shari Valerio, the pageant is a humorous, music-filled look at 350 years of Annapolis history in four 22-minute acts. Written by Jeff Holland of Annapolis and based loosely on a time line provided by the Historic Annapolis Foundation and other sources, the production will feature songs and stories of many of the famous and not-so-famous characters of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

A plaque commemorating the four signers of the Declaration of Independence who lived in Annapolis will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Anne's Episcopal Church. Information: 410-222- 1086.

Pub Date: 7/01/99

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