Bottle show Serious and novice collectors can search...

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March 01, 2001|By Karin Remesch

Bottle show

Serious and novice collectors can search for rare bottles at the Baltimore Antique Bottle Club's 21st annual Bottle Show and Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Athletic Center, Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 7201 Rossville Blvd. In addition to antique bottles of all shapes and sizes, jugs, tins, jars, pottery and small antiques will be displayed by dealers from 20 states and two foreign countries. Educational exhibits and free bottle appraisals are also offered. Admission is $3. Call 410-531-9459.

'Remember Me'

During the Victorian age, people were fascinated with animal life -- wild and domestic. They stuffed their pets, created furniture from mounted wild animals and wore jewelry that incorporated critter teeth, tusks and claws. By retaining these keepsakes, they could always remember their beloved animals. Now you can examine a collection of animal jewelry and other decorative objects of this era (1837-1901) at a show called "Remember Me," now through April at the American Dime Museum, 1808 Maryland Ave. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $3 and $5. Call 410-230-0263.

'Art Blooms at the Walters'

The Walters Art Museum bursts into bloom with floral arrangements created by members of area garden clubs and inspired by the artwork of the museum's permanent collections -- from ancient Egyptian mummies to turn-of-the-century jewelry. Starting at 6:30 p.m. today with an opening reception and continuing through Sunday, the Women's Committee's 12th annual "Art Blooms at the Walters" also complements floral still lifes in the museum's current exhibition, "Manet: The Still-Life Paintings." View the creations while touring the museum (600 N. Charles St.) or participate in related activities, including lectures and book signings by London floral designer Paula Pryke, during morning and afternoon programs tomorrow. Regular admission is $1-$5; $5.50-$10 for timed Manet tickets. For "Art Blooms" program times and ticket prices, call 410-547-9000.

"LEGACY OF SWING'

Join singer-actress Chris Calloway in a tribute to her father, Cab Calloway, the legendary "King of Hi-De-Ho," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. "The Legacy of Swing" concert also features the Hi-De-Ho Orchestra and dancer Chester Whitmore. Expect to hear original arrangements of Cab Calloway's hits, including "Minnie the Moocher." Tickets are $18 to $40. Call 410-783-8000.

Atlantica Chamber Orchestra

Welcome the area's newest classical music group, the Atlantica Chamber Orchestra, at its premiere performance at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Pascal Theater at Anne Arundel Community College, College Parkway in Arnold. Founded and led by violinist and conductor Philip Spletzer, the new orchestra is composed of 21 string instrumentalists. The debut program includes works by Bach, Corelli and Dvorak and features Spletzer and violinist Tamara Seymour as soloists. The orchestra will also perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Avalon Theatre in Easton. Celebrate the group's beginning with a champagne reception after each concert. Tickets are $25 tomorrow, $25 and $35 Saturday. Call 410-385-3365.

'Indians' at Towson University

In Arthur Kopit's play "Indians," Buffalo Bill reviews the course of his life in an attempt to discover what happened to the heroic image he was once so proud of. The Towson University theater department presents the play beginning this weekend at its Mainstage Theatre, Osler and Cross Campus drives. The production, a combination of a Wild West show, vaudeville and circus, is the last to be directed by retiring Towson University professor of theater Dr. John Manlove. Curtain time is 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and Wednesday through March 10. Tickets are $5 and $10. Call 410-830-2787.

Janis Ian at Cellar Stage

Grammy Award winner Janis Ian has been singing and writing songs since her teen-age years in the mid-'60s. More than three decades and 17 albums later, she's still going strong. Her newest album, "god & the fbi," was released last spring. On Saturday at Cellar Stage, she'll perform some of her early hits, including "Jesse" and "At Seventeen," as well as recent songs. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Cellar Stage is at St. John's United Methodist Church, 5315 Harford Road. Tickets are $20. Call 888-843-0933.

Maryland Home & Flower Show

Annuals and perennials, waterfalls and ponds, arched trellises and meandering brick pathways -- the Maryland Home & Flower Show will be full of design ideas and signs of spring Friday through Sunday and March 9-11 at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Highlights include landscaped gardens, a plant marketplace, exhibitor booths, cooking shows and seminars on such subjects as floral design, garden care and home improvement. The show runs in conjunction with the Maryland Spring Craft Show, which features items ranging from ceramics to woodwork. Times vary. Admission is $2.50-$8.50 for the home and flower show; $2.50 and $4 for the craft show. Call 410-863-1180.

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