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July 13, 2000|By Karin Remesch

International Tennis at Druid Hill Park

Cheer on professional women's singles and doubles players from around the world, including Japan, South Africa, Germany, France, United Kingdom and Australia, when they compete for $10,000 Tuesday through July 23 at the second annual United States Tennis Association Satellite Tour in Druid Hill Park, 3001 East Drive. The USTA-sanctioned event is designed as a launching pad for young players trying to raise their rankings and move up the ladder to major tournaments. Last year's singles champion, Whitney Laiho, returns to Baltimore to defend her title. Matches begin at 10 a.m. daily. A variety of public events, beginning at 9 a.m., include a ladies clinic, Tuesday; seniors day, Wednesday; and children's clinic with Chanda Rubin, July 20. A tennis carnival starts at 10 a.m. July 21. Admission to events and matches is free. Call 410-396-6694.

Pow-Wow

Learn about Native American culture this weekend at a pow-wow at Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road. Indian dancers in native regalia, drumming, exhibitions and demonstrations highlight the two-day festival. Visit and explore a full-scale, decorated tipi and browse Native American arts and crafts. And there's plenty of food -- buffalo stew, Indian corn soup, fry bread and Navajo tacos. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7, $4 ages 3-12. Call 410-442-1022.

'The Wizard of Oz'

Follow the yellow brick road to the Maryland Arts Festival at Towson University for a stage production of "The Wizard of Oz." The classic tale of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto has a cast of more than 50, a full orchestra and technical wizardry including a flying witch. The magical journey through a fantasy land comes alive on stage Saturday through July 29 at Stephens Hall Theatre, 8000 York Road. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and July 27; 2 p.m. July 22-23 and July 29. Tickets are $21, $15 ages 12 and under. Call 410-830-2787.

AROUND THE HARBOR

BRIAN WILSON

AT PIER SIX

You'll have "Fun, Fun, Fun" when Brian Wilson performs classic Beach Boys songs and more recent solo hits tonight at Pier Six Concert Pavilion, President Street. And for a special treat, Wilson and his band are accompanied by a symphonic orchestra for a complete performance of the platinum "Pet Sounds" album. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $36.50 and $44 for pavilion seats and $24 for the lawn. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Rubber Duck Derby

Sporting fashionably dark sunglasses, 10,000 little rubber ducks will slide into the water at the Harbor View Marina and Yacht Club, Key Highway, and waddle to the finish line in Saturday's "Easter Seals Great Duck Derby and Cruise for Kids." The feathered swimmers will be cheered by children with disabilities and their families aboard boats cruising the harbor. And along Harbor View's promenade there'll be plenty of food, games and fun for spectators. Adopt a racing duck for $10. Proceeds help fund Easter Seals' programs. Festivities start at 10 a.m. Call 410-576-8343.

BSO summer concerts

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concludes its Summer MusicFest series with "Symphonic Voyages" at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The evening includes chamber music at 6:30 p.m. and dancing under the stars after the concert. The orchestra's outdoor summer concert series at Oregon Ridge Park, Shawan Road, continues at 8 p.m. Saturday with "Family Fun and Fireworks." Gates open at 4 p.m.; the rain date is Sunday. Tickets for tomorrow's performance are $10-$25; admission to Saturday's concert is $13 in advance, $15 at the gate, $7 under 12. Call 410-783-8000.

'The Mikado'

When the Young Victorian Theatre Company celebrates its 30th anniversary season with Gilbert and Sullivan's light-hearted operetta "The Mikado," tomorrow through July 23, the audience will be treated to a satire of democratic culture set in the mythical Japanese town Titipu. The tangled plot -- a friendly spoof of British manners, morals and politics -- features the Mikado of Japan, the Lord High Executioner who cannot kill anybody, a trio of maids and a young prince disguised as a minstrel. Show time is 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and July 20-22; 3 p.m. Sunday and July 23 at Bryn Mawr School's Centennial Hall, 109 W. Melrose Ave. Tickets are $25, $20 ages 12 and under. Call 410-323-3077.

Kids Fest

Kids can test their agility in an obstacle course, climb a 24-foot wall, participate in hands-on sports clinics and meet Ravens and Bayrunners players from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kids Fest at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Also featured are carnival and pony rides, skateboarding demonstrations, face painting and live entertainment by Bob the Vid Tech (pictured), the U.S. Martial Arts Academy, Barry Louis Polisar and Maryland Twisters Cheer & Dance. Admission $5, free for children 16 and under. Call 410-583-4700.

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