Insect ZooHave plans for lunch on Saturday? How about a...

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October 28, 1999|By Lori Sears

Insect Zoo

Have plans for lunch on Saturday? How about a bit of insect cuisine at Gwynns Falls Leakin Park? The grand opening of the Insect Zoo at Carrie Murray Outdoor Education Campus features creepy, crawly, tasty insect samples, as well as cooking demonstrations, cockroach races, insect crafts, bee-keeping events, a tarantula-feeding demonstration, preserved insect displays and a meeting with an entomologist from the Smithsonian Orkin Insect Zoo. Event is sponsored by the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks.

Opening events of the Insect Zoo take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Carrie Murray Outdoor Education Campus, Gwynns Falls Leakin Park, 1901 Ridgetop Road. Free. Call 410-396-0808.

Spooky sounds

How about a musical treat for Halloween? Children of all ages will enjoy the "Halloween Spooktacular Kids' Concert" with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Saturday. Conductor Daniel Hege leads the BSO in harrowing strains of ghostly music, as Rheda Becker narrates haunted tales at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Children and parents are encouraged to dress in their favorite creepy costumes, as BSO musicians will be in theirs. Concert is geared to children ages 3 and up.

The kids' concert begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets are $15-$20. Call 410-783-8000.

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