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April 07, 2005|By Lori Sears

Thursdays at the BMA

Celebrate the first Thursday of April at the Baltimore Museum of Art's "Free First Thursday" event today. Enjoy free admission to the museum, tours, family-friendly activities, live music and more. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. with a talk on how to get inspired by landscape paintings and create your own work-of-art garden. Other events include tours of the exhibit SlideShow with a BMA docent, live music by the Jezic Ensemble, a textile make-and-take art workshop and a talk on the Cone sisters and their lace collection.

"Free First Thursday" runs 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Free. Call 410-396-6314 or visit www.art bma.org.

Point-to-point racing

Enjoy an afternoon of watching steeplechase races Saturday at Atlanta Hall Farm in Monkton. The "Elkridge-Harford Point-to-Point" features timber races, pony races, a relay race and more. Relays begin at 11:30 a.m., while races start at 1:30 p.m. Events take place rain or shine. Also, visitors can enjoy pit beef sandwiches and beverages.

The "Point-to-Point" takes place Saturday at Atlanta Hall Farm, Pocock Road, west of Jarrettsville Pike, in Monkton. Gates open at 11 a.m. Admission is $25 per car. Visit www.marylandsteeple chasing.com.

Slovakian fare

Young singers, dancers and instrumentalists from Slovakia will take the stage Sunday at McDonogh School. The Children's Folklore Ensemble Cecinka features 35 boys and girls, ages 14 to 16, from the School of the Arts of J. Kresanek in Bratislava. The concert, featuring original Slovak folklore through dance, voice and instrument-playing, marks the first visit by the group to Maryland. The concert is sponsored by the Czech and Slovak Heritage Association and McDonogh School.

Cecinka performs at 2 p.m. Sunday at McDonogh School, Ceres M. Horn Theatre, 8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills. Free, but donations of $5 to $10 are requested. Call 410-435-1317 or 410-998-3511.-- Lori Sears

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