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July 11, 2002|By Compiled from staff reports

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Rock stars are supposed to be tough, rebellious and weathered. And many are. But perhaps no group has been as resilient as Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd. Having seen their share of tragedy, from a plane crash that killed lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and three others to a car crash years later that paralyzed guitarist Allen Collins, they've endured, matured and continued to be a group to be reckoned with. Saturday, Lynyrd Skynyrd performs at Pier Six Concert Pavilion, President Street and Eastern Avenue. Their hit songs include "Sweet Home Alabama," "Saturday Night Special," "What's Your Name" and "Freebird." Show time is 7:30 p.m. $23.50-$46.50. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Music and art in Carroll County

Experience the excitement of music and art as Common Ground on the Hill presents the fifth annual American Music & Arts Festival at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St, Westminster. The festival takes place 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. More than 80 performers will participate in storytelling, dancing and making music on four stages. Concerts performers include Odetta and Tom Chapin (pictured). Tickets range from $8 to 34; children under 12 are free if accompanied by an adult. Call 410-857-2771.

Railroads on track

America's railroads are commemorating their 175th anniversary with a 16-month celebration, and Baltimore's B&O Railroad Museum is host of the festivities. The museum marks the 150th birthday of the Western Maryland Railway this weekend with a coming-out jubilee for the newly restored WM 236 F-7A, a locomotive that will haul visitors along the nation's first mile of commercial track. An exhibit will show off Maryland rail artifacts and other restored rolling stock with paint schemes like "Circus," "Speed Lettering" and "Fireball." The events run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the museum, 901 W. Pratt St. Free parking. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children ages 2 to 12 and for Western Maryland Historical Society members and retired Western Maryland Railway employees with IDs. Free for children 1 year and younger. Call 410-752-2490, or log on to www.borail.org. Events for "175 Years: America on Track" will take place at the museum through July 2003.

Gilbert and Sullivan at Bryn Mawr school

If you like comedy-infused opera, then head on over to Roland Park for Saturday's opening night of the Young Victorian Theatre Company's version of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe. The comic-operetta tells the story of half-man, half-fairy Strephon, the product of a fairy woman's illegitimate relationship with a mortal man. Follow Strephon's quest to prove himself to the woman he loves, Phyllis, a mortal who has no idea of his true nature. Performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and July 18-20 and at 3 p.m. Sunday and July 21 at the Bryn Mawr School's Centennial Hall, 109 W. Melrose Ave. in Roland Park. Admission is $27 for adults; $20 for children under 12. Group rates are available for 15 or more people at $24 per ticket. For tickets or more information, call 410-323-3077.

Love is in the air

Amour, romance, the perfect partner. If this sounds appealing, then spend an evening in an open-air theater watching the oh-so-romantic love story Cyrano de Bergerac, playing today through July 28. Cyrano is the enormously nosed hopeless romantic who is in love with his cousin, Roxanne. Unfortunately, Roxanne is in love with Christian, a rather handsome fellow.

Enjoy a picnic on the grounds at Evergreen House, which open two hours before curtain. Be sure to take a blanket or chair. The Meadows at Evergreen House is at 4545 N. Charles St.

Cyrano de Bergerac is being performed by the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 5 p.m. Sundays in July except July 26 and 27. General admission is $15; seniors and students $10; children under 12 free. Free parking. Call 410-837-4143.

THE NEXT TENNIS STARS

Watch 48 of the nation's brightest tennis stars and up-and-coming talents (Chanda Rubin is pictured) in the fourth annual Holabird / USTA Women's Satellite Tour. The tournament starts Saturday and runs through July 21 at the new Tennis Stadium Complex in Druid Hill Park. Matches start at 10 a.m. Spectators can also brush up on their own tennis game at a series of clinics with tennis pro Lilia Osterloh. Senior Day is July 16; Ladies Day July 17; Marc Clarke from 92Q's Big Phat Morning Show will team up for the Kids Tennis Clinic on July 18; and the Wheelchair Clinic will be held July 19. All clinics start at 9 a.m. and end at noon. On July 20, local celebrities will compete in the Celebrity Pro-Am. All matches and clinics are free. Call 410-396-7458 or log on to www.usta.com / midatlantic.

'Summer Fun day'

For some, the thought of mowing the lawn in the summer heat is dreadful. But for many of those same people, the thought of lawnmower racing is actually quite appealing. Why? We're not sure. But folks can participate in lawnmower races and other summer activities and contests from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Steppingstone Museum, Susquehanna State Park, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. The "Summer Fun Day" will also feature an ice cream-eating contest, turtle races, frog-jumping contest, sack races, face painting, other children's activities and lots of summer food. Bring your own pet for the competitions. Admission $3; free for ages 12 and under. $1 fee to participate in ice cream-eating contest. Call 410-939-2299.

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