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June 02, 2005|By Brooke Snyder

Arts in Frederick

Visit Frederick's 12th annual Festival of the Arts Saturday and Sunday at its new location along East Church Street. This event features art, entertainment, food and activities for children. Attendees can talk to more than 100 artists and watch demonstrations such as glass-blowing, jewelry-making, metal-working and painting. There also will be live music and a puppet show.

The Frederick Festival of the Arts is Saturday and Sunday at 320 E. Church St. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $6. Call 301-694-9632 or visit www.frederickarts.org.

`Roman Days'

It'll be a blast from the past at Roman Days in Glenn Dale Saturday and Sunday. Re-enactors from Roman Legion XX will show what life was like in ancient Rome. Visitors can watch gladiators depict battle tactics and camp life, as well as a Roman fashion show. There will be games for children and exhibits of antiquities and medicinal herbs.

Roman Days are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of the Marietta House Museum at 5626 Bell Station Road in Glenn Dale, Prince George's County. $4; $2 for ages 4-18; free for children under 4. Call 301-464-5291 or visit www.pgparks.com.

Modern farming

Ever wanted to know how your milk is made? Learn about the modern farmer Saturday at Beltsville's Agricultural Research Center's Field Day. There will be more than 70 exhibits on agricultural research including interactive games and demonstrations on topics such as biotechnology and food safety. Tours will be given of the center's dairy section. A petting zoo, hay rides and the Beagle Brigade are available for children.

Beltsville's Agricultural Research Center's Field Day is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 10300 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville. Free. Call 301-504-9595 or visit www.ba.ars.usda.gov.

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