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May 10, 2001|By Karin Remesch

Annapolis Symphony is 40

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is 40, and you're invited to Saturday's anniversary celebration, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The evening of romantic guitar and Latin-inspired music features classical guitarist Christopher Parkening (pictured). Immediately after the concert, meet the soloist and toast the ASO's next 40 years with champagne, light fare and Latin dancing at a Tango and Tapas reception under the stars. Black tie is optional. Tickets, which must be bought in advance, are $40-$60 for the concert and $40 for the gala reception. Call 410-263-0907.

'Barney's Musical Castle'

Join Barney and his pals BJ and Baby Bop on a musical adventure to a faraway castle, and along the way meet a host of other characters. The purple dinosaur presents his third stage show, "Barney's Musical Castle," tomorrow through Sunday at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. The nonstop entertainment features 20 songs and rhymes, and it's perfectly OK to sing along. Show time is 7 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12.50-$25. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Fells Point house tour

Tour a mix of 18th-, 19th- and 20-century homes and gardens Sunday during the 30th annual Historic Harbor House Tour of Fells Point. More than a dozen homes, located on main streets, in alleys and on the waterfront in this historic maritime community, will open their doors to visitors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 the day of the tour. Proceeds benefit the Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fells Point Inc. Call 410-675-6750.


Mother's Day Poetry Reading

Relationships between mothers and daughters will be explored by Maryland poets during the fifth annual Mother's Day Poetry Reading at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at the Power Plant, 601 E. Pratt St. About 20 poets, including Barbara DeCaesare (pictured) and Jaki Terry, will read poems. The event also includes an open reading by poets from the community. Admission is free. Call 410-385-1709.


The Flower Mart blooms from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday along Mount Vernon Place. The annual event features a myriad of flowers, maypole dances, the traditional lemon-peppermint sticks, continuous musical entertainment, and food created by area restaurants and caterers. There will also be demonstrations of gardening and floral design, community booths, information on health issues, health screenings, children's activities and a pretty-hat contest. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., you can sip fine wines while listening to the 20-piece orchestra Sentimental Journey. The rain date is May 17. Admission is free. Call 410-323-0022.

'Godspell' at the Lyric

Young adults instead of clown children follow the lead of a charismatic messenger of love in the second coming of "Godspell." Though transported into the new millennium, the story of the hit musical of the '70s, based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, hasn't changed. And neither have the songs, including such favorites as "Prepare Ye," "Save the People" and "Day by Day." See the revised show Tuesday through May 20 at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Times vary. Tickets are $36-$46. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Smooth jazz at Merriweather

Relax to the sounds of smooth jazz at the Spring Jazz Concert beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Performing will be Boney James, Peter White (pictured), Roy Ayers, Kirk Whalum, Waymon Tisdale, Jaared Arosemena, Kombo, Jeffrey Gains and Pieces of a Dream. Gates open at 11 a.m. Concert-goers may bring a picnic, one unopened bottle of water and a small umbrella. But cameras and lawn chairs are not permitted. Tickets are $14.09 to $43; add $2 the day of the show. Call 410-481-SEAT or 800-551-SEAT.

Lithuanian Festival

Celebrate the sights, sounds and tastes of Lithuania this weekend at the 29th annual Lithuanian Festival at the Catonsville Armory, 130 Mellor Ave. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, you can taste desra, kopustai, kugelis and other ethnic delicacies, admire folk dancers in colorful costumes, and browse among exhibits of Baltic amber jewelry, woodcarvings, hand-woven linens, and Lithuanian books and stamps. Admission is $2; free under 12. Call 410-646-0261.

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