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October 09, 2003|By Meredith James | Meredith James,SUN STAFF


Don't miss the 34th Annual Maryland Oktoberfest at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore Saturday and Sunday.

Nonstop German entertainment, from oom-pah to brass, will take place from 1 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Doors open at noon on both days. Sample German food and beverage, and browse among the authentic crafts. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for children under 12.

The Fifth Regiment Armory is at 29th Division St. in Baltimore. Free parking is available. Call 410-522-4144.

Towson homecoming

Towson University's Blast from the Past Homecoming 2003 highlights include the Black Eyed Peas and GangStarr today at 7:30 p.m. in the Towson Activities Center. Admission is $10 for TU students and alumni with I.D. and $15 for others. Tickets available through the TU box office at 410-704-2244.

On Saturday, there with be the "Tiger Prowl" 5K run/walk at the Towson Town Center parking lot. The four entry categories are youth, adult, master and wheelchair. There is a 7 a.m. check-in and a 8 a.m. start.

Cost is $25, and proceeds benefit the TU American Red Cross.

Finally, there will be a football game at 1 p.m. featuring the Towson Tigers vs. the Holy Cross Crusaders. Join Gov. Bob Ehrlich and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley for the dedication of Johnny Unitas Stadium. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for alumni, senior citizens and children ages 3-17. Children under 3 are free. Advance tickets are available by calling the TU box office.

Towson University is at 8000 York Road in Towson. For more information about these and other homecoming activities, visit

Dinner and music

A night of dining and dancing will take place at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum for a bull and oyster roast on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The dinner will feature the Fabulous Hubcaps. Food, from oyster stew to iced decorated cakes, will be served from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $37, and overnight accommodations are available. A room for two includes 2 tickets for Hubcaps, dinner and breakfast for $140.

The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute is at 5700 Hammonds Ferry Road in Linthicum. Call 410-859-5700, Ext. 0.

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