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May 04, 2000|By Karin Remesch

Women's Show in Timonium

Women can view the latest in upscale but affordable fashion, hone their car-buying skills, receive health and fitness tips, attend cooking classes, enjoy a bridal show, learn about business and career opportunities and shop at the 6th annual Baltimore Women's Show this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. More than 500 exhibitors are offering their wares. After the show closes Saturday, stick around for a concert by Grammy Award-winning country singer Kathy Mattea (pictured) at 7 p.m. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $7 per day, $4 ages 3-12. Concert tickets are $25-$50. Call 800-830-3976 for show; 410-769-8223, Ext. 101, for concert tickets.

Havre de Grace decoy festival

Discover decorative and rare carvings, ranging from antique and gunning decoys to handcrafted songbirds and fish, this weekend at the 19th annual Decoy, Wildlife Art and Sportsman Festival in Havre de Grace. Show sites are Havre de Grace Middle School, Lewis Lane; Havre de Grace High School, Congress Avenue; and the Decoy Museum, Market and Giles streets. Also featured are a carving competition, head-whittling contest, retriever demonstrations and auctions. Hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 am. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5, $8 for a weekend pass. Children 12 and under free. Call 410-939-3739.

Fallen heroes honored

Pay tribute to three policemen and a volunteer firefighter who died in the line of duty during the past year at the 15th Annual Fallen Heroes Day Ceremony, 1 p.m. tomorrow at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road. Honored will be firefighter Roy Crago of the Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company, Sgt. Bruce Prothero of the Baltimore County Police Department, and patrolmen Jamie Roussey and Kevon M. Garvin of the Baltimore City Police Department. More than 25 honor-guard units from across the state and the Baltimore City mounted police will participate in the ceremony. Author David Simon is the keynote speaker. Free. Call 410-666-0490.

The Buddy Holly story

More than 40 years after "the day the music died," the life and times of the legendary rocker Buddy Holly come to life on stage in a musical that celebrates the singer's brief but spectacular career. "Buddy....The Buddy Holly Story" opens Tuesday and runs through May 14 at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Some of the artist's greatest hits, including "Peggy Sue," "Oh Boy" and "That'll Be the Day," are highlighted. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15-$49. Call 410-481-SEAT.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Migratory Bird Day

Discover the beauty and importance of migratory birds, and celebrate the homecoming of these amazing fliers from the tropics from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, 501 E. Pratt St. The aquarium's own yard bird, Ripken, a real Baltimore Oriole, will be on hand, while exhibitors answer questions about migratory birds. Visitors also can learn about rainforest habitats where migratory birds spend their winters, avian migration, birding in the Baltimore area and how to create bird-friendly yards. The Bird Day program fee is included in the aquarium admission price of $14, $10.50 seniors and $7.50 ages 3-11. Call 410-576-3800.

Great Baltimore Bike Tour

Put on your helmet, jump on your bike and pedal through Baltimore Sunday in the Kennedy Krieger Institute Great Baltimore Bike Tour, a benefit for children with disabilities. Ten-, 20- and 40-mile rides will take you past city landmarks and through many neighborhoods. Tours, which are designed for all skill levels, begin and end at the Camden Yards sports complex. Start times are 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Registration is $20, $12 children. Call 410-502-9460.

'Live, Gifted and Black' concert

Celebrate African-American composers and artists at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's ninth annual community concert, "Live, Gifted and Black," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The concert, featuring conductor Alexander Mickelthwate and cellist Desmond Neysmith (pictured), includes works by Chevalier De Saint-Georges, A. Jack Thomas and Duke Ellington. Free admission, but tickets required. Call 410-783-8000.

Towsontown Spring Festival

The heart of Towson, from Allegheny Avenue to Susquehanna Avenue and from York Road to Bosley Avenue, will be closed to traffic this weekend to make room for the annual Towsontown Spring Festival. More than 400 exhibitors will line the streets, selling crafts, jewelry and ethnic food. And more than 60 performers will offer continuous entertainment from six stages. Also featured will be arts and crafts, jugglers and dancers, pony rides, an antique auto show, and a rock-climbing wall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Call 410-583-7033.

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