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July 21, 2005|By Sam Sessa

Caribbean sounds

Catch some of the city's hottest Caribbean sounds while touring the Inner Harbor Sunday when the St. Veronica's Youth Steel Orchestra plays at the Harborplace Amphitheatre for free. The six-year-old group is composed of about 20 young people playing Caribbean steel percussion instruments. The show is part of Harborplace's 25th anniversary concert series.

The St. Veronica's Youth Steel Orchestra plays 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the Harborplace Amphitheatre, between the Light Street Pavilion and the Pratt Street Pavilion. Free. Call 800-427-2671 or visit www.harborplace.com.

Nature adventures

If you feel like skipping out on the city this weekend, the Oregon Ridge Nature Center offers two inexpensive outdoor activities in three days.

Tomorrow, tour the park by moonlight on the Full Moon Night Hike. A naturalist will guide adults and children 8 and older through trails and prove that you don't have to fear those strange animal sounds in the night. Saturday and Sunday morning, parents can make good on that promise to take the kids fishing with Cane Pole Fishing at Springlake Park. The park supplies the worms, hooks and poles. If you're over 16, you need a fishing license.

The Full Moon Night Hike is 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Oregon Ridge Trail Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road in Cockeysville. Tickets are $2; call 410-887-1815 or visit www.oregonridge.org. Cane Pole Fishing is 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Springlake Park. Fishers over 16 must have a fishing license. Tickets are $3; call 410-887-1815 for directions or visit www .oregonridge.org.

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