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August 05, 2004

Poe at Hampton

See how Edgar Allan Poe influenced the literary culture of 19th-century Baltimore from the poet himself. David Keltz will take on the personality of Poe during a one-hour program at the Hampton National Historic Site Sunday at 2 p.m. The event will also include readings from Poe's works.

The Hampton National Historic Site is at 535 Hampton Lane in Towson. Admission is free. Call 410-823-1309 or visit www.nps.gov/hamp.

Trinidad and Tobago

Explore the culture, history, government and attractions of Trinidad and Tobago at the 19th annual Trinidad and Tobago Days festival this weekend at the Clifton Park Bandshell. The festival, sponsored by the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Baltimore, coincides with the anniversary of the republic's independence.

The festival is Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 2 p.m. both days. Admission is $5 for Saturday and $7 for Sunday. Children under 10 are free. Clifton Park is on St. Lo Drive between Harford Road and Belair Road. Call 410-925-8876 or visit www.ttab.net.

Howard County Fair

Gear up for the 59th annual Howard County Fair, which begins this weekend. The weeklong event kicks off Saturday with 4-H events, exhibits and a performance by the Back Pages. Visit the fair throughout the week for more 4-H shows, competitions, the Farm Queen Contest, pie eating and pretty-animal contests. Each day will feature a farmer's market, pony rides, pig races, magicians and clowns, chainsaw carving, petting zoo and agriculture education center.

The Howard County Fair runs Saturday through Aug. 14 at 2210 Fairground Road in West Friendship. Fair hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for seniors; children 10 and under are free. Call 410-442-1022 or visit www.howard countyfair.com.- Sarah Breitenbach

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