Bring the little sluggers for a day at the park for the...

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June 08, 2000|By CRYSTAL WILLIAMS

Bring the little sluggers for a day at the park for the official opening of the Leon DayPark Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until dusk. The Leon Day Park is built in memory of Leon Day, a Baltimore resident who pitched in baseball's Negro Leagues for 22 years and is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The events begin at 8:30 a.m. with a parade starting at Alexander Hamilton Elementary School. After the opening ceremonies and ribbon cutting the fun begins. The day's events include meeting Negro League ball players, children's games, baseball games, baseball exhibits and hiking through the park.

The Leon Day Park is at 1200 N. Franklintown Road. The events are until dusk, and food is available. Admission is free. For information, call 410-783-5469.

Scottish Festival

Steppingstone Museum is presenting its 14th annual Scottish Festival at Susquehanna State Park from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Traditional Scottish events including sheep-shearing and sheep-herding demonstrations, and pipe-playing will take place throughout the day. Tours of the Steppingstone Museum will be offered all day. At 1:30 p.m. the festival's Grand March will begin with the John F. NicollPipe Band. Scottish food will be sold from vendors. Grab your kilt and bring the kids.

The festival's admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. The park is in Susquehanna Park near Havre de Grace. For information, call 410-939-2299.

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