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May 06, 2004|By Lori Sears

`Once Upon a Shoe'

The Children's Playhouse of Maryland presents its own spin on the Mother Goose classic "There Was an Old Woman" Saturday through May 16 at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center in Towson.

The group presents Once Upon a Shoe, a musical based on the classic rhyme. The show revolves around Mother Goose, played by Nicolette Argyros, and her children, including young actors Max Massa and Garrett Glaeser, who try to save their home from becoming a condominium. The show features numerous poems and rhymes from the Mother Goose collection, as well as various songs.

The cast includes local children ages 4 to 15. Liz Boyer Hunnicutt directs the show, and Jerry Smith serves as musical director.

Once Upon a Shoe will be performed at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and May 15 and 16, with an additional 3 p.m. show May 15, at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, 6501 N. Charles St., Towson. Optional lunch before the 1 p.m. shows. Tickets are $10 for the show only or $14 for the show and lunch. Call 410-321-6595 for reservations.

Wildlife Art Festival

If you love wildlife art and carvings, make your way to the Havre de Grace Decoy and Wildlife Art Festival this weekend.

See decorative carvings, photography, art works, sculptures, and antique and contemporary gunning decoys from more than 140 artists from around the country at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, Havre de Grace High School and Havre de Grace Middle School. There will also be carving competitions, retriever demonstrations, silent and live auctions, raffles and more.

The art festival runs 6 p.m.-9 p.m. tomorrow, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, 215 Giles St., and Havre de Grace High School and Havre de Grace Middle School. A shuttle bus will take visitors from location to location. $6 per day or $10 for a weekend pass. Free for ages under 12 with adult. Call 410-939-3739.

Towering Termite Tour

Termites are pretty small insects. That is, unless you're staring down the one that's taken up temporary residence at the Baltimore Zoo this weekend. The Towering Termite Tour has invaded the zoo (just in time for termite swarm season, by the way), and features a gargantuan, inflatable termite structure. The 20-foot high, 60-foot long termite-shaped outdoor exhibit offers displays, games, educational information and other interactive adventures on the mighty and hungry termite.

Step up to the Appetite for Destruction display and see everyday items, including piano keys and books, that have been eaten away by termites. See the All in the Colony display for lessons on termite biology. Watch a colony of termites attack a paper house before your very eyes. Learn about protecting your own home from termite damage and more.

Towering Termite Tour will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday at the Baltimore Zoo, Druid Hill Park. Free with paid admission to the zoo, which is $12; $10 seniors; $8 ages 2-11; free for ages under 2. Call 410-366-LION.

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