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August 04, 2005|By Erica Kritt

How to keep score

On the giant board at Camden Yards, the score of the game isn't the only number in lights. There are numbers of runs, the percentages of outs to hits and lots of other statistics. But how do those numbers get there? Saturday, come find out what all those numbers mean at the "Scoring Made Official" program at the Sports Legends at Camden Yards museum.

The museum will host Jim Henneman, lead official scorer at Camden Yards and former president of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Henneman will discuss the scoring process and his past experiences in baseball.

"Scoring Made Official" begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sports Legends at Camden Yards, 301 W. Camden St. The event is free with admission to the museum, which is $10; $8 seniors; $6.50 ages 3-12. Call 410-727-1539.

Dolls and teddy bears

Unique, collectible and handmade teddy bears, dolls and toys will be on display Sunday at the annual Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale at Historic Savage Mill in Savage. Children, collectors and doll and teddy bear lovers will find rare and interesting items for purchase. There will also be bear-making supplies and jewelry items available.

The show and sale runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Historic Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry St., Savage. Free. Call 301-498-6871.

Howard County Fair

The county fair opens in Howard County Saturday and runs through Aug. 13. All the traditional fair elements will be there, from carnival rides and games to festival foods. The Howard County Fair also will feature judging of cattle, sheep, swine, rabbits and poultry. During the fair, many bands and local groups will entertain with square dancing, a tribute to Patsy Cline and more. Tomorrow night, kick off the fair's 60th anniversary with a musical celebration from the band Confederate Railroad. Gates open at 5 p.m.

The fair runs from Saturday to Aug. 13, with a pre-celebration concert tomorrow on the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road in West Friendship. General admission is $4; $2 for seniors 62 and older; free for children 10 and under. The fair is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Tomorrow's celebration is free for children 10 and under and $5 for everyone else. Gates open at 5 p.m. for this event. Call 410-442-1022 or visit www .howardcountyfair.com.

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