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March 31, 2005|By Lori Sears

Baysox Family FunFest

The wait is nearly over, baseball fans. The Orioles start their season on Monday. And the Baysox will be starting theirs on April 7, although their first home game won't be until April 14. If you need your baseball fix now, visit the Bowie Baysox Free Family FunFest Saturday at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie.

The sixth annual event has an array of baseball activities and games for fans of all ages, visits with the Baysox mascot Louie, ballpark food and more. The event officially kicks off the Baysox's 2005 season.

The Bowie Baysox Free Family FunFest runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Prince George's Stadium, 4101 N.E. Crain Highway, Bowie. Free. Call 301-805-6000.

`Invention Convention'

Pretty inventive, are you? Then test your invention skills at the "Invention Convention" this weekend at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Kids can take part in designing a model building made of recyclable parts, making a paper glider and taking apart and exploring old machines. Kids' musical group Milkshake performs at noon Saturday at the museum.

The "Invention Convention" takes place 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway. Admission is $10; $6 children and seniors. Call 410-727-4808 or visit www.thebmi.org.

Kid reporters

Think you can get the scoop? Try your hand at becoming a "Recorder-Reporter" at the kids' workshop, running in three parts, Sunday and April 10 and April 17 at the Maryland Historical Society. Budding reporters play detective through interviews with their family, in order to get a record of their family's history. Kids will listen to oral histories from the museum's collection to learn how to conduct interviews. Kids' final interview will be taped and taken home with them. Event is geared to children in grades five and older.

The three-part "Recorder-Reporter" program runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday and April 10 and April 17 at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St. $60 per child; $50 for a MHS-member child. Registration required. Call 410-685-3750, ext. 338 or visit www.mdhs.org.- Lori Sears

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