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November 04, 1999|By Lori Sears

Essex, Hopkins festivals

Celebrate cultural diversity at festivals this weekend at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, and today through Nov. 13 at the Johns Hopkins University. At the Ethnic Heritage Festival at Essex, see displays from more than 24 ethnic communities, gifts and handcrafted items and egg-decorating; enjoy cooking demonstrations, dance instruction and live entertainment; try authentic foods and an international beer garden; and more. At CultureFest at Hopkins, catch a film festival, ballroom dancing, art exhibits, a variety of cuisines, dance troupes, poetry readings, music and more.

The festival at the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 7201 Rossville Blvd., runs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $4; free for ages under 12. Call 410-780-6572. The festival at Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., runs today through Nov. 13. Call 410-516-5435 for list of events, times and prices.

Architectural workshop

Unleash some of your creativity at an architectural workshop Sunday at the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Along with architects, create your own building replica of the historic Jewish neighborhood in East Baltimore, which is the current home of the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Using a variety of materials, from plastic to rubber, children will construct the synagogue, schools, shops and homes of the neighborhood. Along with the museum, Kids in Design co-sponsors the event, which is geared to ages 6 to 13. The workshop is offered in conjunction with the museum's current exhibit, "Cornerstones of Community: The Historic Synagogues of Maryland," which runs through the fall of 2000.

The workshop runs from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St. $10 per child; $7.50 for museum member children; free for parents. Call 410-732-6400 to register.

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