Keys' Opening Night There's nothing like Opening Day...


April 04, 2002|By Lori Sears

Keys' Opening Night

There's nothing like Opening Day. It's that affirmation of spring, that anticipation and hope for a winning baseball season and those tempting smells of ballpark fare. It's a joyous day. Unless, of course, you don't have tickets. The Orioles, however, are not the only game in town. So while Opening Day is over, Opening Night for the Frederick Keys is tomorrow, and tickets are still available. The Single-A affiliate for the Orioles, the Keys are stationed at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick.

Tomorrow's game pits the team against the Lynchburg Hillcats, the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate, and features an array of giveaways and family entertainment. Players will sign autographs before the game. The first 1,000 fans will receive a miniature American flag, and all fans will receive a Keys 2002 magnet schedule. A moment of silence and then a playing of Taps will precede the Hood College Choir performing the national anthem. Frederick Mayor Jennifer Dougherty will toss out the first pitch. Circus clowns and face painters will entertain as they roam the stadium before and during the game. And after the game, all fans can watch a fireworks extravaganza.

The Frederick Keys' Opening Night game begins at 7:05 p.m. tomorrow at Harry Grove Stadium, 6201 New Design Road, Frederick. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. $5-$11. Call 877-8-GOKEYS or 301-662-0013.

`Musical Open House'

Ever wanted to try out a variety of musical instruments? You can do just that - with no pressure to buy - at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Saturday. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its annual "Musical Open House," which offers workshops, games, tours, performances and more. BSO musicians and local musicians will assist children in playing orchestral instruments at the "Musical Petting Zoo." BSO associate conductor Lara Webber hands the baton over to children for "Learn to Conduct Like a Maestro" workshop. Creatively inclined kids can construct their own handmade instruments. There will also be musical detective games, backstage tours and live music from glass harpist Jamey Turner and BSO father-and-son violinists Greg and Stephen Mulligan.

The "Musical Open House" runs 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Free. Call 410-783-8000.

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