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October 04, 2001|By Karin Remesch

Honey Harvest Festival

Sweet honey treats are woven into a weekend full of activities during the 20th annual Honey Harvest Festival at Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road in Cockeysville. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, you can taste freshly made honey ice cream, indulge in sweets baked with honey, sip honey wine, watch beekeepers dip beeswax candles, and join a Colonial honey hunter in search of active bee hives. There also will be Early-American craft demonstrations, Civil War re-enactments and tours of the Peter Goff Archaeology Museum. Activities for children include puppet shows, a petting zoo and face painting. Admission is free. Call 410-887-1815.

'Amistad' at Inner Harbor

The "freedom" schooner Amistad will be docked along the Inner Harbor's west wall tomorrow through Oct. 18, and you are invited to tour the replica of the topsail vessel on which the Armistad Revolt (a slave uprising) occurred in 1839. Beginning Saturday, deck tours are scheduled daily at varying times through Oct. 17. And in a tent adjacent to the schooner, you can view exhibits that tell the story of the struggle for freedom by the Amistad captives. Admission is free. Call 888-BALTIMORE.

Many Moons Festival

Join the Asian Arts & Culture Center at Towson University in celebrating its 30th anniversary. The center is holding a Many Moons Festival Saturday in the Center for the Arts lobby, Osler and Cross Campus drives. From noon to 5 p.m., artisans from various Asian countries will demonstrate their native crafts, including kite-making, paper-folding, batik, dough sculpture and henna-painting. They'll even assist you in creating your own craft. You can also watch a performance by the Japanese Taiko Drum ensemble, listen to Indonesian / Balinese gamelan music, sample moon cakes and taste a variety of teas. Admission is $7. Call 410-704-2787.

Fell's Point Fun Festival

Fells Point turns into an open-air market this weekend during the 35th annual Fell's Point Fun Festival. More than 400 vendors will offer arts, crafts and food along the cobblestone streets of the historic waterfront neighborhood. Highlights include live entertainment on five stages, a La Plaza Hispana (featuring salsa, merengue and Latino jazz groups), carnival rides, puppet shows, an international bazaar and a microbrew and wine garden. Proceeds benefit the area's historic-preservation projects. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Call 410-675-6750.

Boat shows in Annapolis

Step aboard hundreds of new sailboats, including round-the-world cruising yachts, racing boats, performance cruisers, multihulls and motorsailers, at the 32nd annual United States Sailboat Show today through Monday at the City Dock and Harbor in Annapolis. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday. Return to Annapolis Oct. 11-14 for the 30th annual United States Powerboat Show, where you can explore the latest models and designs -- from outboard sport boats and motor yachts to small fishing boats and cruising trawlers. Hours vary. Admission to each show is $7 and $14; $25 on trade / VIP days, today and Oct. 11. Call 410-267-6711.

Dance company debuts

Strength will blend with free-flowing motion when Air Dance Bernasconi, an aerial dance company, debuts with performances at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday in Stephens Hall at Towson University, 8000 York Road. The six-member troupe will present five new works, incorporating a low-flying trapeze, aerial fabric and hoops with modern dance. Tickets are $10-$15. Call 410-704-2787.

Columbus Day Parade

Celebrate Christopher Columbus' discovery of America Sunday at Baltimore's 111th annual Columbus Day Parade. There'll be marching bands, the colorful pageantry of costumed groups such as the Philadelphia Mummers, decorated floats and appearances by members of Italian organizations. Making music in this year's parade will be, among others, the Uptown String Band (pictured) and marching bands from Dulaney, Randallstown, Aberdeen and Kenwood high schools. Also featured will be Ms. Little Italy 2001 and Christopher Columbus himself. The parade steps off at 2 p.m. at Key Highway and Covington Street, proceeds north on Light Street, east on Pratt Street and disbands near Market Place. Admission is free. Call 888-BALTIMORE.

'The Art of War and Peace'

Personal images, handmade clothing, shrines and illustrated diaries created by peace visionaries, utopians, soldiers, civilians and victims of hate crimes and genocide are featured in The Art of War and Peace, an exhibition that opens Saturday at the American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway. Among the 250 works by 65 self-taught artists are Alex Grey's Cosmic Christ, a 6-foot-by-10-foot painted altar piece, and Norman Irving's Teaching the Young, a 74-inch-by-40-inch oil on canvas (pictured). The exhibit runs through Sept. 1, 2002. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Admission is $4 and $6. Call 410-244-1900.

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