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October 07, 2004|By Ashley Burrell and Sarah Kickler Kelber

Columbus Day fest

Where can you see a bocce tournament, a grape-stomping competition and former Saturday Night Live star Joe Piscopo? Try the 114th annual Columbus Day Parade, which takes place Sunday along with other festivities.

The parade includes a Christopher Columbus impersonator, a float competition, unicyclists, antique cars and performances from Marine and high school bands. The route begins at Mount Vernon Place and ends at Central Avenue. A post-parade concert will pay tribute to Frank Sinatra, and former Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro III is scheduled to appear.

Also, a Columbus Day Parade Festival will take place on President Street in Little Italy and feature Italian food, wine, music and games.

The Columbus Day festivities take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in Little Italy between Lloyd Street and Central Avenue. Call 410-529-6354. Visit www.columbuscelebra

Jazz, wine, cheese

Eat cheese, drink wine and listen to jazz when the Mount Washington Village Association plays host to its fourth annual festival.

Nuts and Bolts and Carl Filipiak will provide the tunes, performing on the Beazer Homes main stage. In addition, visitors can check out a display of antique cars, more than 60 craft vendors' tables and food vendor booths.

Wine samples will be provided by vineyards including Linganore Winery, Basignani Winery and Woodhall Vineyards. Proceeds benefit the Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital.

The Mount Washington Village Association's fourth annual wine, jazz and cheese festival will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Mount Washington Village between Sulgrave Avenue and Newbury Street. Admission is free. Call 410-561-0065.

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