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October 14, 2004|By Sam Sessa

Russian Festival

Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church celebrates its cultural heritage with the Russian Festival this weekend.

Held at the church on East Fairmount Avenue, the festival offers traditional Russian food, music and dancing. Patrons of the church will dress in Russian costumes and speak fluent Russian to visitors. Tour the Byzantine-style church, watch demonstrations of Russian lace-making and Easter-egg-making.

Live entertainment includes the Lyman Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, the Washington Slavic Chorus and the Balkanto Band.

The Russian Festival runs from noon to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in East Baltimore at 1723 E. Fairmount Ave. Admission is $2 on Saturday and Sunday; parking is free. Call 410-276-6171 or visit www.russianfestival.

Peter Pan

Actor and magician Arnie Kolodner pairs with Alice Bergmann in the Arnie Kolodner Magic Theater's "The Magic Land of Peter Pan" at the Gordon Center on Sunday. Geared toward children ages 3-10, the show features plenty of pixie dust, happy thoughts and second stars to the left.

"The Magic Land of Peter Pan," plays at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Gordon Center, 3605 Gwynnbrook Ave. in Owings Mills. Tickets are $6 for children and $8 for adults. Call 410-356-7469 or visit www.

Cylburn celebration

The Cylburn Arboretum and Mansion open their doors Saturday for the Cylburn FestiFall.

Paint pumpkins, build scarecrows, take a hay ride, tour the arboretum and mansion and browse the flea market, pansy sale and pumpkin patch. Participate in a variety of games and contests, ranging in price from free to $4. Food and drinks are also available.

The FestiFall runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 4915 Greenspring Ave. There is a $4 donation for parking. Call 410-367-2217 or visit www.

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