Fairs 4-H, FFA compete Want to see what some young...


July 25, 2002|By Helen B. Jones and Carly Forsht


4-H, FFA compete

Want to see what some young folks are doing down on the farm? Take in the Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair, Saturday through Aug. 2 at the Agricultural Center in Westminster. Members of the two organizations will compete, exhibit and sell their yearlong projects. Activities, events and displays include livestock judging, a tractor pull, a grandparents contest, a cake auction, pig races, a reptile exhibit, a small-pet show and live music. The center is located at 700 Agricultural Center. Fair hours vary. Admission is free. Call 410-848-FAIR or visit www.carrollcountyfair.com on the Web.

Acres of activities

The Harford County Farm Fair offers acres of activities this weekend. Events include truck, tractor and horse pulls, lawn-mower races, a rodeo, live entertainment, 4-H and FFA competitions and lots more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The location is the Harford County Equestrian Center, 608 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for children 7-12, and free for children 6 and under. Call 410-838-8663 or visit www.farmfair.org.

Wild and crazy in Essex

She's one wild and crazy dame, that Mame. Cockpit in Court ends its 30th-anniversary season with Mame, the story of a singing, dancing, fun-loving woman (Shannon Wollman, left) who's raising her orphaned nephew in the 1920s. The curtain rises tomorrow at 8 p.m.; shows continue through Aug. 4. Show times vary. Tickets are $13 and $15. The theater is located on the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 7201 Rossville Blvd. Call 410-780-6369.


Blondie at Merriweather

New-wave pioneer Blondie is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. The group formed in 1974, released its first album, Blondie, in 1976, and had its first U.S. hit, "Heart of Glass," in 1979. Many hits followed, but so, eventually, did a long breakup. The quartet reunited in the late 1990s, released the album No Exit in 1999, and began touring again. Another group of rock veterans, the B-52's, opens the show. Tickets are $23.50-$41. Call 410-481-SEAT.

Judas Priest in Towson

Their latest CD has them Live in London, and now you can see them live in Towson. The men of Brit heavy-metal group Judas Priest are due to play tonight at 8 at the Recher Theatre, 512 York Road. If you haven't already done so, check out the vocals of Ripper Owens, who previously sang with a Judas Priest tribute band. Tickets are $27.50. Call 410-337-7178.

Run with the Ravens

Meet your favorite Ravens players on opening day of the Baltimore football team's training camp, tomorrow at McDaniel College in Westminster. The Ravens invite fans of all ages to come out and watch the first practice game at Bair Stadium, interact with players and coaches, and test their athletic skills. Players will greet visitors and sign autographs (after the practice). In addition, fans can run through some football drills in the Pepsi Fan Zone, while children can challenge themselves in the Gatorade Junior Training Camp. Opening-day practices are 8:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. Camp continues through Aug. 21. McDaniel College, formerly Western Maryland College, is located just off Main Street in Westminster. Admission and parking are free. Call 410-261-3267 or visit the Ravens' Web site at www.baltimoreravens.com.

Free flicks, alfresco

Just the summer ticket: Free movies in the great outdoors. Join Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield and Chevy Chase for dinner at 9 p.m. Tuesday at Power Plant Live! Enjoy $10 dinner specials at Mondo Bondo, Bill Bateman's Bistro, McFadden's or Babalu Grill and watch the actors in Caddyshack for free on an 18-by-15-foot screen on the wall of Port Discovery, 34 Market Place. Not in the mood for dinner? Bring your own chair and sit on the plaza. The popcorn's free if you eat at Bill Bateman's; it's a nominal fee if you don't. Call 410-727-LIVE.

In Cockeysville, BGE, Fox 45 and WB 54 present Free Friday Flicks at Oregon Ridge Park off Shawan Road. Tomorrow's movie is Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (pictured, left). Gates open at 6 p.m.; the show starts at dusk. Pre-screening events include carnival games, safety demonstrations and face painting. Call 410-467-4545.

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