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July 14, 2005|By Erica Kritt


The Howard County Pow-Wow/American Indian Show and Festival is a gathering of dancers, singers, drummers and artists who hope to educate the public about American Indians. Traditional food will be served, including buffalo stew and Indian corn bread. Native American products available for purchase include moccasins, dreamcatchers and turquoise jewelry.

Festival-goers can view a tepee, listen to Native American flutist Tsa' ne Do'se and enjoy pony rides and face painting. They can also visit Tecumseh, a 1,500-pound buffalo.

The 12th annual festival is at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 22 Fairgrounds Road in Friendship, on Saturday and Sunday. The fairgrounds will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 for ages 3-12 and $7 for ages 13 and up. Call 410-442-1022.

County 4-H Fair

The country side of Maryland comes out for the Baltimore County 4-H Fair. Today through Sunday there will be goats, cows and even a camel at the state fairgrounds. Along with the animals, the fair will present entertainment and themed dinners. There will be a picnic supper, a cake auction, basket bingo and a pancake breakfast.

Patrons can country line dance and participate in contests from the homemade ice cream contest to the automotive contest. There will even be balloon artistry and magic for the kids.

The Baltimore County 4-H Fair will be at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today through Sunday. Free. Visit www.baltimorecounty4hfair .org.

International Day

Celebrate diversity at the Columbia Association's International Day. Visitors can meet students from Columbia's sister cities Cergy-Pontoise, France, and Tres Cantos, Spain. Vendors will sell food and cultural merchandise, and there will be live music from local and new artists throughout the day.

Children and adults are encouraged to bring an umbrella to decorate for the umbrella exhibition. The theme this year is music around the world, and children ages 5-17 will be judged by professional artists. Adults can also submit umbrellas.

International Day will be at the Columbia Town Center Lakefront at 10221 Wincopin Circle in Columbia. It runs from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday. Free. Call 410-715-3161.

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