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October 21, 2004|By Sam Sessa

Total eclipse

On Wednesday, watch a total eclipse of the moon with the staff at the Irvine Nature Center. The staff will talk about how eclipses occur and what they've meant throughout history. Dress warmly and bring a blanket for stargazing flat on your back.

Telescopes will be on hand to see the stars and planets. Hope for a clear night, because this will be the last chance to see a lunar eclipse until 2007.

It costs $5, and registration in required by Monday. It goes from 8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

The Irvine Nature Center is at 8400 Greenspring Ave. in Stevenson. Call 410-484-2413 or visit


Is it time Fluffy the Dog got some fresh air? Then put a leash on her Saturday and head to Threshold Services' Barkathon, a one-mile walk to benefit mental illness.

Part of the Fannie Mae Foundation's Help the Homeless program, the Barkathon also includes games, prizes and a Halloween dog costume contest. Participants will receive a Fannie Mae Foundation T-shirt and dog treats.

The Barkathon runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Ridge Road Recreational Park on Frederick Road in Germantown. Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for people younger than 25.

At the Holt Center

The Holt Center for the Arts plays host to a lesson in cat care Sunday.

Crazy About Cats teaches cat owners the best ways to care for and support their feline friends.

"Crazy About Cats" runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and costs $2 per person or $5 for a family. Call 410-887-5307.

- Sam Sessa

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