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November 25, 1999|By Karin Remesch

Festival of wreaths

Looking for a unique door decoration this holiday season? How about a Pokemon wreath, or a "Lion King" wreath with three orchestra seats to the hit Broadway musical, or, if you prefer, a wreath from the Baltimore Orioles that includes a pair of tickets to a 2000 game. Whatever your fancy, starting Tuesday and running through Dec. 4, you can place your silent bid on one of more than 100 uniquely decorated theme wreaths at the Carroll County Arts Council's "Festival of Wreaths." The wreaths are on view and bidding is accepted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and until 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Winchester Exchange Building, 15 E. Main St., in Westminster. Call 410-848-7272 or 410-876-8550.

Santa Express at B&O Museum

Santa arrives by train at 11: 30 a.m. tomorrow at the B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., to kick off "Holiday Train Tracks and the Santa Express," a weekend holiday p. Train tickets are $2; museum admission is $7, $6 seniors, $5 under age 12, free age 2 and younger. Call 410-752-2388.

Maureen McGovern; Klezmer Mania! at the Meyerhoff

For a showcase of movie music, listen to vocalist Maureen McGovern when she joins the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a SuperPops concert at 8 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets are $25-$59. Return to the Meyerhoff at 7: 30 p.m. Monday for an evening with Klezmer Mania!, a group of singers and musicians reveling to the sinuous melodies and infectious rhythms of klezmer -- the ancient celebratory music created in the shtetls of Eastern Europe. Tickets are $20-$40. Call 410-783-8000.

ZooLights

Light sculptures of animals and illuminated winter scenes brighten the nights when "ZooLights" opens tomorrow and runs through Jan. 2 at the Baltimore Zoo in Druid Hill Park. The walk-through light show features more than 750,000 lights, holiday music, a train garden, North Pole workshop, an Elves' Holiday Hideout, real reindeer and, of course, Santa Claus. You'll also meet your favorite zoo animals. Hours are 5: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Dec. 16, then nightly (closed Christmas Day). Admission is $4.50, $2.50 ages 2-15 and seniors. Call 410-366-LION.

Around the Harbor

Santa at the U.S.S. Constellation

The Patriotic Civil War Santa Claus, dressed in red, white and blue, arrives on deck of the Constellation at 10 a.m. tomorrow to dispense holiday cheer and sweets until 4 p.m. to all good little sailors, young and old. If you miss Santa tomorrow, he returns to the Constellation from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 17. Also enjoy daily holiday exhibits and ship tours. Admission is $6, $4.75 seniors, $3.50 ages 6-14, free under 6. Call 410-539-1797.

`Bizarre Bazaar'

For a soup-to-nuts, something-for-everyone eclectic happening, attend the "Bizarre Bazaar," American Visionary Art Museum's birthday bash. The event kicks off at 1 p.m. tomorrow at ts museum shop presents unusual gifts from celebrated artists in the Tall Sculpture Barn. Other weekend programs include a sacred presentation by Tibetan Monks, a kinetic sculpture race 2000 pep rally, and an appearance by visionary artist DeVon Smith, creator of "The World's First Robot Family." The trash workshop is $5; other programs free with museum admission of $6, $4 seniors, students and children. Call 410-244-1900.

Pub Date: 11/25/99

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