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August 05, 2004

Towson festival

Head to Towson this weekend for a taste of Italian heritage. The 2004 Towson Italian Festival will have food, crafts and musical entertainment Saturday and Sunday in the heart of Towson. The Back Pages, Yesterday's News, Charm City Players, Marc DeSimone, Mickey Light, Monaldi Brothers, Ponded and the Clarks are some highlights of the entertainment schedule.

The 2004 Towson Italian Festival will be at the Towson Courthouse Square and surrounding streets 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday. Free parking is available at the Baltimore County Revenue Authority high-rise garages. Call 410-296-6591.

-- Sarah Breitenbach

On the waterfront

If you'd prefer to drink and munch by the water -- stop by the "Blues, Brews and Wine on the Waterfront" in Middle River. There will be eight wines and four beers to choose from, and, best of all, food to accompany each drink: chocolate for the sweet wines, grilled meats for the red wines and fresh fruit, cheeses and sausages for other beverages.

"Nobody should be hungry," assured Penny Soteria, an event organizer. A blues band will be playing on the bow of a boat.

The wine and beer tasting is on Saturday and will take place rain or shine (they've got tents) at 1000 Beech Drive in Middle River. Tickets cost $20. All proceeds go to the Chesapeake Bay Memories Charities. Call 410-918-2225 for tickets and information.

Antique Market

This weekend, Fells Point plays host to the monthly Second Sunday Antique Market. Wares for sale include vintage jewelry, glassware, toys, purses, perfume bottles, furniture and stained glass. Roughly 40 vendors from all over the eastern seaboard participate.

The market will be on Sunday. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. It is in the 800 block of South Broadway and will be open rain or shine. Call 410-675-6756 for more information or visit

-- Annie Linskey

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