ESPN displaySports fans, relive the cheers, glory, grunts...

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August 05, 1999|By Lori Sears

ESPN display

Sports fans, relive the cheers, glory, grunts and tumbles from the past 100 years in sports history at the interactive ESPN SportsCentury Tour this weekend at Marley Station Mall. Browse an extensive exhibit of vintage photos and a montage of classic sports moments; test your sports knowledge in a trivia quiz; see rare sports-related memorabilia; watch a sports retrospective of the past century; listen to a life-size animatronic replica of Lou Gehrig giving his famous 1939 "Luckiest Man" speech; and try to "make the call" on a classic sporting event in a telecast booth.

The interactive tour runs from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Marley Station Mall, 7900 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie. Free. Call 410-766-2033.

Sand sculpture

Are the kids a little bored with the backyard sandbox? Well, they won't know what to do first at the "Sand and Sculpt" event this weekend and Monday at Port Discovery. Children will assist Team Sandtastic -- Guinness Book record holders for the world's largest handmade sand castle -- in creating a giant sand sculpture using 20 tons of sand in the museum's atrium. Kids can attend clinics with Sandtastic members and will use their imaginations to create sculptures of their own and contribute ideas toward the giant sculpture.

The completed sculpture will remain on display through August.

Team Sandtastic conducts clinics Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Port Discovery's atrium, 35 Market Place. The team will complete the sculpture Tuesday. The finished sculpture remains on view through August. Activity is free. Museum admission is $10; $7.50 ages 3-12; free for ages under 3. Call 410-727-8120.

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