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February 21, 2002|By Lori Sears

`Black History Month Family Day' at BMA

There's just a week left in Black History Month. If you're looking for an engaging family event to round out the month, check out the Baltimore Museum of Art's "Black History Month Family Day" Sunday. You'll hear African-American folk music by Psalmeyene and the women's a cappella group Rafiki Na Dada. You'll see a theatrical performance by the Arena Players Youth Theatre, and you can participate in hands-on art activities. Also, all visitors can take a free tour of the exhibition Looking Forward/Looking Black, which runs through May 5.

"Black History Month Family Day" runs 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Free. Call 410-396-6314.

Two Purim events

Celebrate the festive Jewish holiday of Purim at two different events Sunday. The Jewish Museum of Maryland presents a theater workshop for children ages 6 to 10 with adults. The workshop - with singing, dancing, costume-making and set design - will be capped off with a performance of the Purim story by participants. Hands-on Purim activities for children of all ages will also be offered.

Visitors to the Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills can take part in "Purim Pandemonium." There will be carnival games, a costume parade, face-painting, singing, juggling and more for youngsters and the young at heart. For refreshment, Purim pastries (hamantaschen) will be available. Visitors are encouraged to bring travel-sized items for donation to Brown's Memorial Shelter.

The workshop at the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St., runs 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $15 per child. Registration required. Other activities run 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. $5-$8 per family. Call 410-732-6400. "Purim Pandemonium" at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., runs 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday. $4 per person; $12 per family. Call 410-356-5200, Ext. 371.

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