`Light the Night' Always wanted to ride on a camel...

June 22, 2000|By CRYSTAL WILLIAMS

`Light the Night'

Always wanted to ride on a camel? Well, now's your chance. The Baltimore Zoo is the place for the Maryland Society for Sight's "Light the Night for Sight" walkathon Saturday. The event, which benefits the society's sight-saving programs, includes camel rides, contests, a children's petting zoo, raffles, a light barbecue dinner and more. Walkers can also learn about the dangers of firework injuries to the eyes. Walkers raising $50 or more in pledges will receive a free event T-shirt.

The walkathon takes place at the Baltimore Zoo, Druid Hill Park, Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. To participate, walkers must raise or donate at least $25. Children under 15 must raise or donate at least $10. For information, call 410-243-2020.

Streetcar birthday

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Streetcar No. 264 Sunday at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum. No. 264 was constructed in 1900 by the Brownell Car Co. and worked until it was retired in 1919. Visitors to the museum can ride on the restored car throughout Sunday afternoon. At the same time, the museum will be celebrating its own 30th anniversary with birthday cake, vintage-equipment displays and a barbershop quartet. The Trolley Theatre will show videos on streetcar history all day.

The Streetcar Museum is located at 1901 Falls Road. The celebration will last from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday; the cake-cutting is at 2 p.m. Adults pay $5; seniors and ages 4-11 pay $2.50; maximum family cost is $15. For more information, call 410-547-0264.

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