Meet the voice of BART SIMPSON Don't have a cow, man...

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November 01, 2001|By Karin Remesch

Meet the voice of BART SIMPSON Don't have a cow, man, when you meet the voice of Bart Simpson -- the spike-headed, yellow-skinned 10-year-old on The Simpsons. It's not a boy who's been lending his voice to the television cartoon character, it's grown-up actress Nancy Cartwright. You can chat with her and hear her read excerpts from her book, My Life as a 10-Year-Old Boy, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Margaret Smith Gallery, 8090 Main St. in Ellicott City. She'll autograph her book and also sign original paintings used in making the cartoon. Admission is free. Call 410-461-0870.

Book Bash 2001

Meet more than 50 local and national authors and get their autographs, sample food created by chefs from 25 area restaurants, and bid on such items as vacation getaways, museum memberships and sports memorabilia from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Book Bash 2001 at the Atrium at Towson Circle, 1 E. Joppa Road in Towson. Among the authors at the ninth annual fund-raiser for Literacy Works, an organization that promotes adult literacy services, are James Bamford, Anne Garside, Tim Junkin, Laura Lippman and Jonathan Lowy. Admission is $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Call 410-887-2001.

'Seuss!' exhibit at Science Center

Beginning today at the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., you can step into the pages of a Dr. Seuss book and walk through life-size scenes from well-loved classics, including The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Visitors to the "Seuss!" exhibit, which runs through Jan. 31, can also explore the house where the Cat in the Hat visits, where Thing One and Thing Two look for rainy-day fun and where the Cat's clean-up machine makes cleaning up at least as much fun as making a mess. In addition to the creative play experiences, the exhibit's word and letter games will help children hone early reading skills. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Admission varies. Call 410-685-5225.

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'

The Vagabond Players continues its 86th season tomorrow through Dec. 2 with the award-winning comedy-drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The audience will follow the exploits of R.P. McMurphy, an energetic and charismatic con man, who contrives to serve his jail sentence in an insane asylum. Along the way, he leads the patients out of introversion and blind submission to authority, threatening the power of the dictatorial Nurse Ratched. The theater is at 806 S. Broadway. Show time is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Nov. 25. Tickets are $10 and $12. Call 410-563-9135.

'A Choral Tribute'

The Baltimore Choral Arts Society, under the direction of Tom Hall, opens its season Sunday with a concert that will honor the human spirit and resiliency in times of sorrow. The program for "A Choral Tribute: Musical Inspiration in a Troubled Time" includes Brahms' Nanie and Haydn's Mass in Time of War. Featuring the full chorus and orchestra, the concert starts at 3 p.m. at Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road in Towson. Tickets are $15-$25. Call 410-523-7070 or 800-750-0875.

Harley Toy Run

More than 300 bikers are expected to rev up their engines Sunday for the Ladies of Harley-Davidson's third annual Toy Run to benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute, a comprehensive resource for children with disabilities. The police-escorted ride starts at 10 a.m. at the Harley-Davidson Store, 8845 Pulaski Highway (U.S. 40 East) and proceeds to Kennedy Krieger, 1750 E. Fairmount Ave. Nonriders are encouraged to participate by donating and delivering a new, unwrapped, nonviolent toy (no stuffed animals), or by making a monetary donation to either location. Call 410-477-2097.

Annapolis by Candlelight

Explore Annapolis' architectural heritage by candlelight from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday when 10 private homes open their doors to visitors. Sponsored by the Historic Annapolis Foundation, the 10th annual self-guided Annapolis by Candlelight walking tour features 18th- to 20th-century homes along Acton Place and Southgate and Franklin streets. Tour participants can complete their evening with dinner or dessert at participating downtown restaurants -- wear your tour button and you'll receive a discount. Admission is $30. Tickets are available at the William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George St., the HAF Museum Store, 77 Main St., or by calling 410-267-7619.

Make-A-Wish run / walk

Run or walk Sunday to help raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that fulfills wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. While grown-ups can participate in a 10K run or 5K run / walk, children under 10 can join the Kids Kilometer. If parents aren't up to the more strenuous events, they can run with their kids. The 10K run starts at 8:30 a.m., the Kids Kilometer at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K events at 9:45 a.m. -- all at the Rusty Scupper restaurant on Key Highway. Registration is $5 and $25. Call 410-484-1232.

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