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February 12, 2004|By Jennifer Lehman

Motorcycle show

Strap on a helmet, hit the gas and ride over to the second annual Mid-Atlantic International Motorcycle Show tomorrow through Sunday at the Fairgrounds.

Custom and vintage bikes from North America, Europe and Asia will be on display. Motorcycle dealers including Harley-Davidson, American Ironhorse and Big Dog will showcase new cycles for 2004.

Not interested in cycles? Check out the semifinals for the Ms. Bikini Calendar Girl search or attend fashion shows displaying riding apparel. Listen to bike devotee G. Gordon Liddy broadcast his national radio program live tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bike enthusiasts may enter their motorcycle in the Custom and Antique Bike Show for a chance at cash prizes and awards. Bikes will be classified on arrival, age, style and cost of alterations.

The Mid-Atlantic International Motorcycle Show will be held 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. $15; free for children 15 or younger when accompanied by an adult. Call 410-561-7323 or visit www.cycleshow.net.

Finger-painting

In memory of "the Picasso of the primates," the American Dime Museum presents "Monkey Business," a finger-painting extravaganza for wannabe chimpanzees ages 3 to 6.

Saturday's event remembers Baltimore Zoo inhabitant Betsy the Chimp, a primate from the 1950s who became famous thanks to her finger-paintings. Betsy's popularity grew, attracting international attention and spots on various television shows. Her paintings, which generated $3,500, will be on display during Saturday's event.

The Dime Museum will provide all finger-painting material as well as chimp masks for participating children. The event is in conjunction with the Station North Arts and Entertainment District's second annual "Gotta Have Art" celebration.

Monkey Business will be held 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the American Dime Museum, 1808 Maryland Ave. Admission is $5; free for children 3-6. Call 410-230-0263 or visit www.dimemuseum.com.

Reptile show

Coldblooded and scale-covered creatures are taking over Havre de Grace Community Center Saturday in the All-Maryland Reptile Show.

Equipment, live lizards, turtles and other reptiles are available to buy, sell or trade. Vendors may not bring venomous reptiles or endangered species to the show. All animals are to be caged, and the community center is not responsible for injuries or damage.

The All-Maryland Reptile Show will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Havre de Grace Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane, Havre de Grace. $5; $3 for children ages 2 through 6. Call 410-526-4184 or 410-838-1578.

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