Wildlife system's 99th birthday
The National Wildlife Refuge System is celebrating its 99th birthday, and you're invited to the party this weekend at the Patuxent Research Refuge National Wildlife Visitor Center in Laurel. Activities include a presentation of wild animals (including hawks and owls) by the Scales and Tails group, interactive entertainment by the singing duo Magpie, and craft-making. Weather permitting, there will be tram tours and nature hikes. The tram tours will go through the different habitats at the center - forests, wetlands and meadows.
The celebration runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Patuxent Research Refuge National Wildlife Visitor Center, located off Powder Mill Road between the Baltimore/Washington Parkway and Route 197, Laurel. Free. Call 410-497-5760.
A comic version of `Cinderella'
A classic fairy tale gets a twist of comedy in a Pumpkin Theatre production this weekend. Cinderella is hanging out laundry when whom does she meet but a prince, in disguise as a woodsman. But fear not, traditionalists. A coach still takes Cinderella to the ball, and the story's theme is still "if the shoe fits."
The director of Cinderella is Miriam Bazensky, Kathryn Kelly stars as Cinderella, and Anne B. Mulligan plays the fairy godmother.
Cinderella will be performed at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and March 23-24, and 7:30 p.m. March 23 at Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School for Girls, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson. $10, $8 for groups over 15 and birthday parties. Call 410-8258-1814.