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October 21, 2004|By Ashley Burrell

Halloween Toy Ride

Be a part of the spectacle during a police-escorted ride down Pulaski Highway with more than 1,000 toy-bearing bikers from across the Baltimore region. During the Kennedy Krieger Institute's sixth annual Halloween Toy Ride, children from the institute will put on a skit and proceed to dress in their best witch, goblin and ghost attire. Children and parents will flaunt their costumes while trick-or-treating and playing games with the bikers. Participants are encouraged to donate and deliver a new un-wrapped, nonviolent toy or contribution. The event will continue rain or shine.

The Kennedy Krieger Institute's sixth annual Halloween Toy Ride will take place on Sunday and will begin at 10 a.m. The parade will be leaving from the Harley-Davidson store at 8845 Pulaski Highway, Route 40 East, and arriving at Kennedy Krieger Institute, 3825 Greenspring Ave. Call 410-477-2097.

`Nemo' on ice

An underwater comical adventure is coming to the 1st Mariner Arena Wednesday and runs through Oct. 31. This ocean-sized adventure brings the characters from the movie Finding Nemo from the screen to the ice. Disney on Ice's "Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo" brings together all your ocean friends, from the curious clownfish Nemo, his overprotective father, Marlin, to their absent-minded, yet lovable pal Dory and Nemo's new friends, the Tank Gang. Help the gang plot its escape from the dentist's aquarium.

Disney On Ice presents "Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo" at the 1st Mariner Arena Wednesday to Oct. 31. Ticket prices are $45 reef side, $38 VIP, $23, $18 and $14. Call 410-547-7328. Visit www.dis

`Zap! Surgery'

The latest science in surgical procedures, focusing on five technologies - laser, endoscope, ultrasound, cryosurgery and the gamma knife - will be explored at an exhibit at the Maryland Science Center now through Jan. 2.

Zap! Surgery: Beyond the Cutting Edge compares the properties of laser light, explains the development of fiber optics and the use of sound waves in medical procedures. Zap! Surgery features ZapCam and Zap Jr. Zap Cam is a 15-person cabin simulator ride. Participants can witness the featured surgical technologies from inside the human body through a tiny, remote-controlled camera. Zap Jr., designed for children ages 5-8, encourages the exploration of human anatomy and medical technologies. Children's activities include role-playing as medical professionals, assembling a large, body-shaped magnetic puzzle and playing an oversized version of Hasbro's Operation game.

"Zap! Surgery: Beyond the Cutting Edge" at the Maryland Science Center will take place now through Jan. 2. Maryland Science Center hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Ticket prices vary. Maryland Science Center is at 601 Light St. Call 410-685-5225. Visit

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