`Wizards' Weekend' It's all about Harry this weekend at...

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November 08, 2001|By Lori Sears

`Wizards' Weekend'

It's all about Harry this weekend at Port Discovery's atrium. The second annual "Harry Potter Wizards' Weekend" features activities, games and contests all relating to the young magician and the books about him. Upon entrance to the atrium, visitors will receive a Hogwarts' Student Handbook, which lists the schedule of weekend activities and additional activities to do at home. All kids will receive their own Hogwarts' ID card. They also can have their picture taken while on a "flying" broomstick, participate in the "Gnome Toss," create an "Owl Post" (write a message and fold it into owl-shaped origami) and more.

Kid magician Nathan Hyman will entertain all weekend, and on Saturday only, kids can participate in a "Potions Class," featuring wacky chemistry demonstrations. There will be additional activities within the museum (requiring an admission fee), including a Harry Potter scavenger hunt and a "Make Your Own Magnetic Quidditch Field" activity. The event is sponsored by the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

"Wizards' Weekend" runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Port Discovery, 35 Market Place. Atrium events are free; museum events require paid admission of $11 for adults and $8.50 for ages 3-12. Call 410-727-8120.

`Family Fun Day'

The Jewish Book Fair is under way at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills Jewish Community Center. As part of the fair, a "Family Fun Day" takes place Sunday. Geared to families with children ages 3-8, the event features free craft activities and book-related activities. Also, Chai the Rock 'n Roll Guy presents a show full of music, jokes and storytelling. The Jewish Book Fair, running through Nov. 18, offers sale books for all ages and features appearances by Jewish authors.

"Family Fun Day" runs 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave. Activities are free; tickets to see Chai are $3 per adult, $2 per child, free for ages under 2. Call 410-356-5200, Ext. 324.

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