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February 10, 2005|By Ann McArthur

Black history festival

Explore the culture and history of Maryland's African- American community at the Maryland Historical Society's Family Festival Sunday. The festival, which highlights the nation's most noted African-Americans from Maryland, is in celebration of Black History Month.

The Family Festival runs 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St. $7-$8. Advance registration recommended. Call 410-685-3750, ext. 321 or visit www.mdhs.org.

Music at Strathmore

Grammy-nominated musical groups Trout Fishing in America and Dan Zanes & Friends perform Sunday at the Music Center at Strathmore. Audiences will hear two 45-minute sets of family-friendly music in the new 1,976-seat concert hall.

Aspiring musicians can attend a songwriting workshop, "How to Write Music for Families," Saturday led by Trout Fishing in America.

The groups perform at 2 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda. $10-$32. "How to Write Music for Families," runs Saturday 3 p.m.-6 p.m. $25. Call 301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

A new `Snow White'

The forecast calls for theatrical snow Saturday at the Baltimore Children's Theatre. An original musical adaptation of Snow White will be performed in the company's new downtown performance space through March. The production of the fairy tale includes falling snow with music and lyrics by local playwright Mark Andrew Beachy.

Baltimore Children's Theatre's "Snow White" runs 1 p.m. every Saturday through March 26, plus 2 p.m. March 13 and 3:30 p.m. March 26. at 410 Jasper St. $10. Call 443-864-1470 or visit www.baltimore theatre.org.

-- Ann McArthur

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