Dig it! Try your hand at uncovering the past during...

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July 22, 1999|By Karin Remesch

Dig it!

Try your hand at uncovering the past during the Tidewater Archaeology Dig this weekend at Historic St. Mary's City, an outdoor living history museum. Maryland's 17th-century capital at St. Mary's City survived 60 years and then disappeared from view for more than two centuries. Researchers are looking for a store and house that were used by William and Dinah Nuthead, who operated the first printing press in the South. Trained archaeologists will help you identify any artifacts uncovered by sifting through the dirt.

Throughout the weekend, there will also be guided tours of other excavated sites and the archaeology laboratory.

Hours for the dig are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Historic St. Mary's City is in southern Maryland. Admission is $7.50, $6 seniors and students, $3.50 ages 6-12. Call 800-762-1634.

BSO at Wolf Trap

The Baltimore Symphony's new music director, Yuri Temirkanov, leads the orchestra in an all-Russian program Tuesday at Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts in Vienna, Va. Pianist Horatio Gutierrez is the featured soloist in Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3. Also on the program is Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5.

Temirkanov, who begins his tenure as the BSO's 11th music director in the 1999-2000 concert season, also is music director of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Russia and the principal guest conductor of the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The concert starts at 8:15 p.m., and gates open at 6:45 p.m. Wolf Trap is at 1551 Trap Road. Tickets are $15-$29. Call 410-481-6500.

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