Children's Games Day

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July 08, 1999|By Lori Sears

How about a game of marbles? Perhaps a joust? Or a relaxing afternoon of watching some turtles race to the finish line? The Steppingstone Museum's annual Children's Games Day on Sunday will also include an ice cream-eating contest, frog-jumping contests, sack races, bean-bag tosses, Mr. Potato Head crafts, storytelling, face-painting, sand-art and even lawn -mower races. The Perry Hall Mibsters will be on hand to demonstrate the art of marble-shooting. And the Amateur Jousting Club of Maryland will conduct jousting competitions and present a Robin Hood skit. Food available in the pavilion.

The games begin Sunday at noon and run through 5 p.m. at the Steppingstone Museum, Susquehanna State Park, 461 Quaker Bottom Road in Havre de Grace. Bring your own pet for the competitions. Admission $3; free for ages 12 and under. $1 fee to participate in ice cream-eating contest. Call 410-939-2299.

4-H Fair

For a down-home time, stop by the Baltimore County 4-H Fair today through Sunday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Browse through exhibits of food, produce, flowers, clothing, photography, arts and crafts and educational materials. Watch cow, goat, dog, cat and horse shows. Tractor, bicycle and automobile contests are scheduled. A pet show for animals, stuffed animals and pet rocks is open to non-4-Hers. There will also be kids' games, live entertainment, food booths and more.

The fair runs today through Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, York Road in Timonium. Free. Call 410-666-1025.

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