Children's concert Introduce your children to classical...

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March 02, 2000|By Tom LoBianco

Children's concert

Introduce your children to classical music at the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra's Eighth Annual Concert for Children, Saturday at Shriver Concert Hall. The program will feature excerpts from "Mother Goose Suite" by Maurice Ravel, "Prelude" from "Hansel and Gretel" by Humperdinck and "Night on Bald Mountain" by Mussorgsky. After the concert there will be a children's tea party at the Baltimore Museum of Art, including hot cider, sandwiches and sweets.

The Concert for Children takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Shriver Concert Hall, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St. Free; tickets must be obtained in advance. Call 410-516-6542. The children's tea party will run 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Gertrude's restaurant, the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. $10; reservations required. Call 410-889-3399.

Maple Sugarin' Festival

Some people would argue that there is nothing better than a steaming stack of pancakes with real maple syrup. Find out for yourself Sunday at the Bear Branch Nature Center in Westminster. The 15th annual Maple Sugarin' Festival will include a pancake breakfast, maple sugar samplings, fresh baked bread with maple cream butter and other maple treats. Also, learn the different processes Native Americans and early American settlers used to turn maple sap into rich maple sugar. Wagon rides, doll-making and many other activities will be offered throughout the day.

The Maple Sugarin' Festival takes place 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster. $2 per vehicle. Call 410-848-9040.

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