`Bugfest' They're creepy. They're crawly. And they're...

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September 20, 2001|By Lori Sears

`Bugfest'

They're creepy. They're crawly. And they're waiting for you. Encounter the world of insects Saturday as the Carrie Murray Nature Center presents "Bugfest." You can watch cockroach races and a tarantula feeding, take bug walks, make bug crafts and play bug games. Hungry? How about some insect cuisine? You can also see insect displays and demonstrations, touch creatures at the insect petting cart and hear lectures by bug experts.

"Bugfest" runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Carrie Murray Nature Center, Gwynns Falls Leakin Park, 1901 Ridgetop Road. Free. Call 410-396-0808.

`Farkle & Friends'

Explore the amusing world of Farkle McBride Saturday at a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra family concert. Actor/author/singer John Lithgow brings his tale of "Farkle & Friends" to the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Joined by the Children's Chorus of Maryland and a 60-piece swing orchestra of BSO musicians, Lithgow presents a stage version of his book, The Remarkable Farkle McBride. It's the story of a child prodigy who plays violin, flute, trombone and percussion but discovers his true passion is for conducting.

The "Farkle & Friends" concert will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. $15-$54. Call 410-783-8000.

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