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August 05, 1999|By Karin Remesch

Maritime Maryland

Learn more about Maryland's maritime heritage and the role the Navy has played in the state's maritime history from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center of the U.S. Naval Academy, inside Gate 1, 52 King George St., Annapolis. "Maritime Maryland" features exhibits, demonstrations, costumed interpreters, face-painting and entertainment. Admission is free, but there is a charge for guided walking tours of the academy (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.): $5.50, $4.50 seniors, $3.50 students grades 1 through 12. Call 410-263-6933.

Trinidad and Tobago Days

Travel to the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago this weekend without leaving town. The 14th annual Trinidad and Tobago Days at the band shell in Clifton Park, on St. Lo Drive, feature music, folk dancing, authentic food and cultural exhibits. Events include a Brass-O-Rama competition tomorrow, a Calypso contest Saturday and a Soca music extravaganza on Sunday. Hours are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission is $3 tomorrow-Saturday and $5 Sunday. Call 410-323-8533 or 410-435-7414.

Jonathan Edwards

For an evening of folk music, mixed with gospel and a bit of doo-wop, listen to Jonathan Edwards at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Baldwin's Station & Pub, 7618 Main St. in Sykesville. Expect to hear such hits as "Sunshine," "Don't Cry Blue," "Shanty" and "Chesapeake." Tickets are $22.50. Call 410-795-1041.

Howard County Fair

Come to the fair Saturday through Aug. 14 at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairground Road in West Friendship, and enjoy agricultural and commercial exhibits, musical entertainment, contests, midway rides and grand parades. Daily hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and the midway opens at 1 p.m. Admission is $3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday; $4 all other times; $2 seniors, except between 9 a.m. and noon Tuesday, when they are admitted free; children under 10 free. Special ride days are also scheduled. Call 410-442-1022.

'NewsCapade'

AROUND THE HARBOR

See how news is made when the Newseum, the world's only interactive museum of news, brings its mobile exhibit of artifacts, videos and displays to Rash Field today through Sunday. Step before a camera and experience the excitement and challenge of being a television reporter. View exhibits that include unforgettable news photos, historic newspaper front pages, a time line of 20th-century news, a keyboard used by Bill Gates and more. And young visitors can learn how newspapers are produced and delivered by playing "Get the Scoop," an interactive computer match game. Hours for "NewsCapade with Al Neuharth" are noon to 8 p.m. each day. Neuharth, founder of USA Today, will appear today with Sun editor John Carroll at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Call 877-NEWSEUM.

First Thursday fun

Today, unwind at the Walters Art Gallery for free from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., listening to live jazz by the Barry Dove Trio and enjoying free refreshments. While at the museum, 600 N. Charles St., don't miss "An Eye For Detail: 17th-Century Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Collection of Henry H. Weldon" and other exhibits. The event is part of First Thursdays, a Charles Street celebration that starts with a lunchtime concert from noon to 2 p.m. at Center Plaza and continues with live entertainment at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Vernon's West Park, free or discounted admission to Charles Street and Mount Vernon attractions, restaurant specials and extended shopping hours. For activities at the Walters, call 410-547-9000; for First Thursdays, 410-342-SHOW.

Righteous Brothers at Pier Six

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens with an evening of classic hits with the original Righteous Brothers -- Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield -- beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion at the Inner Harbor. Expect to hear such legendary songs as "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," "Ebb Tide" and "Unchained Melody." Available tickets are $15-$40. A limited number of premium tickets, which include a reception with the artists, are available for $100. Call 410-481-SEAT; for premium tickets, 410-296-2272, Ext. 5220.

Street Cars of Desire

View classic cars and listen to music by Joey C when the Street Cars of Desire Car Club presents a car show to benefit students of John Archer School from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Big M Restaurant, Route 22 in Churchville. The admission for cars is $5; free for spectators. Call 410-335-2800, Ext. 201.

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