'Dog's Day in the Park' Collect pledges to help...


September 27, 2001|By KARIN REMESCH

'Dog's Day in the Park'

Collect pledges to help homeless pets, then take your pooch for a walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Oregon Ridge Park, Beaver Dam Road in Cockeysville. Don't have a four-legged friend? You can rent a dog to walk at the dogathon site. The annual "Dog's Day in the Park" also features dog games, toe-nail clipping, doggy treats, a veggie-burger cookout and much more. You can even adopt a pet. All proceeds benefit Animal Rescue Inc. Admission is free. Call 410-876-9879.

Canton Home & Garden Tour

Explore Canton's historic waterfront neighborhood during the second annual self-guided Home & Garden Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Twelve homes and four gardens, featuring new and historic renovations, will be open to visitors. Along the way, learn about the area's history and architecture and enjoy afternoon tea at Canton Square. Historic area churches and the Reading Garden at the Canton Branch Library will also be open during the tour, which starts at the Can Company on Boston Street. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the tour. Call 410-342-0900.

Sesame Street Live

Everyone Makes Music -- Elmo, the Count, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Bert & Ernie and all their furry friends -- at Sesame Street Live's newest production, today through Sunday at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. In the show, the Sesame Street gang discovers instruments they never knew existed -- rubber duckies, trash-can lids and even their own laps. Hours are 7 p.m. today, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow, 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. All tickets for tonight's show are $10; admission to the other shows is $11 and $14. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Legacy Cup at Shawan Downs

Shawan Downs, a new equestrian center and steeplechase course at 1401 Shawan Road in Cockeysville, presents the inaugural running of the Legacy Cup on Saturday. In addition to the feature race on former farmland, there will be six races in half-hour increments for a purse totaling more than $100,000. Food and drinks will be available. Tickets are $50 to $300. Call 410-666-3676.

Taste of Baltimore

Sample food, wines and microbrews offered by more than 70 vendors from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the fifth annual Taste of Baltimore at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Also, grab plenty of napkins and try your skills at the Wing Bowl, a chicken-wing-eating contest. And you can learn how to eat healthily and get in shape. Entertainment on five stages includes performances by Rich and the Roadrunners, Angela Taylor and Plunge. For children, there will be magicians, mascots and interactive games. Proceeds benefit the Children's Cancer Foundation. Admission is $5, free for ages 12 and under. Call 410-576-8343.

Folk MusicFest

Guitar pickin', melodic ballads, storytelling, strolling musicians and children's activities are all part of Sunday's Folk MusicFest at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., you can listen to performances by bluegrass great Peter Rowan (pictured), traditional and classical folk duos Kim & Reggie Harris and Magpie, the klezmer ensemble Tummelers, reggae musicians Mama Jama and others. You can also attend workshops on klezmer music, banjo-playing and the struggles and victories of African-Americans (told through music, poetry and stories). Arts and crafts will be on display, and a variety of food will be available. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door, free ages 12 and younger. Call 410-836-4211.

Walk for charities

This weekend, take steps to help millions of Americans with Alzheimer's disease; walk to help find a cure for diabetes; and run or walk for the Kennedy Krieger Institute and children with Down's syndrome.

* Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk: Saturday in Anne Arundel, Cecil / Harford and Howard counties; Oct. 6, Carroll County; Oct. 14, Baltimore City / County. For pledge sheets, call 800-443-2273.

* Walk for Diabetes: Saturday in Annapolis and Baltimore; Sunday, Frederick; Oct. 21, Harford County. Call 888-DIABETES.

* Kennedy Krieger 1-mile fun run / walk: registration 8 a.m., walk 9 a.m. Sunday ssy Suites, 1300 Concourse Drive, Linthicum. Registration fee $8-$20. Call 410-993-RUNN.

Salute to jazz legends

Herbie Hancock is known for such jazz standards as "Dolphin Dance" and "Maiden Voyage." Tenor saxophonist and seven-time Grammy Award-winner Michael Brecker is an iconic figure in contemporary instrumental music. And although trumpeter Roy Hargrove says he prefers romantic ballads with a pure blues sound, he's best known for his bop-oriented style. Together the three jazz artists will present a musical tribute Sunday to Miles Davis and John Coltrane -- in honor of the 75th anniversary of the birth of the two jazz legends. The celebration, which benefits the Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter, starts at 8 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets are $19.50-$50. Call 410-481-SEAT.

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