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May 03, 2001|By Karin Remesch

Fallen heroes honored

Pay tribute to 11 policemen and firefighters who died in the line of duty during the past year at the 16th Annual Fallen Heroes Day ceremony, 1 p.m. tomorrow at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road. Honored will be Michael Cowdery Jr., Baltimore City Police Department; Brian Heller, Worcester County deputy sheriff; Bob Humphrey, Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Co.; Kilonzo Masembwa, Prince George's County Police Department; Kevin McCarthy, Baltimore Police Department; Michael Nickerson, Centreville Police; John Platt, Baltimore City Police Department; Jason Schwenz, Queen Anne's County deputy sheriff; John Stem Sr., Baltimore County Police Department; Butch Stitley, Citizen's Truck Co. No. 4; and Edward Toatley, Maryland State Police. More than 25 honor-guard units from across the state and the Baltimore City mounted police will participate in the ceremony. Free. Call 410-666-0490.

Baltimore Women's Show

Ladies, it's time to spoil yourself. View the latest in upscale fashion, hone your car-buying skills, receive health-and-fitness tips, discover new makeup and hair techniques, attend cooking classes, learn about business and career opportunities and shop till you drop at the seventh annual Baltimore Women's Show tomorrow through Sunday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Hundreds of exhibitors will offer their wares. On Saturday, don't miss Christopher Lowell(pictured), the Discovery Channel's do-it-yourself decorating guru. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission is $4 and $7. Call 410-863-1180.

Blue Collar Comedy Tour

You'll be chuckling all evening at the rantings offered by Jeff Foxworthy (left), Bill Engvall (right), Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy. When the four comedians bring their hilarious show, the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, to the Baltimore Arena, 201W. Baltimore St., at 8 p.m. tomorrow, they'll share humorous observations on people, work, wives, kids, food, drunkenness, rednecks and more. Tickets are $35 and $42.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Towsontown Spring Festival

This weekend, the heart of Towson, from Allegheny Avenue to Susquehanna Avenue and from York Road to Bosley Avenue, will be closed to traffic to make room for the annual Towsontown Spring Festival. More than 400 exhibitors will sell arts, crafts, ethnic food and microbrews. And more than 70 performers will offer continuous entertainment from five stages. Other offerings include juggling and dancing, clowns, pony rides and an antique auto show. Festival 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.

AROUND THE HARBOR

Vintage Transportation Weekend

Vehicles used to transport products to market places during the 20th century are on display during Vintage Transportation Weekend at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway. Headliners on Saturday include the museum's 1917 Esskay Mack Truck and the 1906 Steam Tug Baltimore. Also that day, you can follow the evolution of bicycle technology from the 1880s through 1999, take a look at vintage fire engines and meet members of the Baltimore City Police Bicycle Patrol. On Sunday, trucks move out to make room for the Chesapeake Regional Car Club's annual Antique Car Show. Food will be served both days. Admission is $3 and $5. Call 410-727-4808.

Bay Bridge Walk

Thousands of walkers are expected to make their way across the 4.3-mile eastbound span of the Bay Bridge on Sunday. The 27th annual Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk begins at 9 a.m., but shuttle buses start taking walkers from designated parking areas to the Eastern Shore starting point at 8:30 a.m. A $1 donation for ages 6 and older is requested. Authorized parking areas are the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium on Rowe Boulevard in Annapolis, Anne Arundel Community College, College Parkway in Arnold, and the Chesapeake Bay Business Park, Routes 8 and 18 in Stevensville. In case of rain or high winds, the walk will be canceled. Call 877-BAYSPAN. For information about the Governor's Bay Bridge Run, which precedes the walk, call 410-268-1165.

Peabody

Ragtime Ensemble

The Peabody Ragtime Ensemble is 25 and you're invited to the silver-anniversary bash -- a benefit concert for the Peabody Scholarship Fund at 8 p.m. Saturday in Friedberg Concert Hall, 1 E. Mount Vernon Place. Led by music director Ed Goldstein since its inauguration, the ensemble has played at more than 4,000 concerts and has appeared among others with Hal Linden, Roberta Flack, the Smothers Brothers and Phyllis Diller. Along with Goldstein, Saturday's concert features the current lineup of performers -- Matthew Belzer, Joseph Rinaldi, Chris Royal, William Taylor, Gregory Pascuzzi and Robert LaForce. Tickets are $5-$16. Call 410-659-8124.

David Copperfield's 'Portal,' 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' at Lyric

Thirteen members of the audience, chosen at random, will vanish in midair when David Copperfield presents his stage show "Portal" tomorrow through Sunday at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. You'll also experience the magic when Copperfield involves the audience and the moon in an act of intergalactic, interactive illusion. Tickets are $18.50-$46. Return to the Lyric Tuesday or any day through May 13 when Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gladys Knight stars in the award-winning musical "Smokey Joe's Cafe," featuring the songs of Lieber and Stoller. Tickets are $36-$56. Times vary for both shows. Call 410-481-SEAT

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