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February 24, 2005|By Claire Wang

Engineering fun

Kids can learn to make objects that don't float or sink with Baltimore civil engineers on Saturday at Port Discovery's "Zoom Into Engineering." Sponsored by the American Society for Civil Engineers, this event will feature a series of games that test an object's properties while illustrating important concepts in physics. Other activities include building a newspaper tower sturdy enough to support a golf ball and creating gliders out of paper and straw.

"Zoom Into Engineering" runs 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Port Discovery, 35 Market Place. Free with museum admission $8.50-$11. Call 410-864-2681 for information.

`Paradise on Ice'

Get away to a cool tropical paradise Saturday at the Baltimore Ice Rink at Harbor Point. Enjoy the Baltimore Islanders steel drum band in the glow of tiki torches and colorful decorations. Complimentary leis, tropical punch and beach snacks await each guest, and kids can make beach bracelets.

Paradise on Ice runs 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at the Baltimore Ice Rink on South Caroline Street at Harbor Point. Admission is $5, skate rental is $3. Visit www.promotion andarts.com or call 410-522-3213 to confirm skating conditions.

`Sketch Slam'

Join people of all ages and abilities for a Sketch Slam on Saturday at the Baltimore Museum of Art. This week's Sketch Slam, dubbed "In Living Color," lets visitors experiment with color in drawings and maybe earn a prize. The hands-on workshop is taught by a professional art instructor in the Ellis A. Gimbel Classroom.

Sketch Slam runs 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Free with museum admission. Call 410-396-7100.

-- Claire Wang

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