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February 03, 2005|By Ann McArthur

The Babe's 110th

Celebrate the 110th birthday of hometown legend Babe Ruth on Sunday at the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Visitors will be the first to view a bat handled by Ruth in one of his last appearances. Expect to toast the occasion with champagne and cake, along with a rendition of "Happy Birthday" led by WBAL Radio's Doug Roberts, all followed by an update of the museum's new site at Camden Yards. Also, Sun columnist Michael Olesker will appear at noon to talk about Ruth.

The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum is at 216 Emory St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This Sunday, admission is free all day. Call 410-727-1539, ext. 3011, or visit www.baberuth

Year of the rooster

Mark the year of the rooster at Port Discovery's Chinese New Year Saturday. Visitors can indulge in the international cooking of Whole Food Chef Jason, while watching dragon dancers from the Tai Yim Kung Fu School. Children can dabble in origami and make their own paper snakes and dragons. The event is geared toward children ages 2 and older.

The Chinese New Year celebration runs 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Port Discovery Children's Museum, 35 Market Place. Call 410-727-8120 or visit

Flip a coin

Learn more about collecting rare coins, tokens, medals and paper money at a coin show at the Holiday Inn in Towson on Sunday. You'll find 40 tables of U.S. and foreign items. The event is presented by the Baltimore Area Numismatic Coalition.

The coin show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn, 1100 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson. Free admission. Call 410-284-8382 or 410-265-6462.

-- Ann McArthur

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