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News from around the Baltimore region

August 29, 2005

TODAY

Rodeo at the State Fair

The 124th Maryland State Fair will present Battle of the Beast, a professional bullriding rodeo, at 7 p.m. in the Horse Show Ring at the fairgrounds, York and Timonium roads, Timonium. Admission to the rodeo is included in admission to the fair, which is $6, and free for children under 12. The fair will continue through Sept. 5. 410-252-0200, Ext. 227, or www.maryland statefair.com.

TOMORROW

Summer music

Aberdeen's free summer concert series will feature music from the 1950s to the present performed by Aberdeen Councilman Mike Hiob and Mark Boyle from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Festival Park. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be moved to Aberdeen Middle School. 410-939-6767.

WEDNESDAY

Lunchtime concerts

Columbia Association will conclude its free lunchtime concert series at Lake Kittamaqundi with a performance by Harmony of the Sol from noon to 2 p.m. 410-715-3120.

Wetlands by canoe

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center will hold a Wetlands by Canoe program from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville. The guided tours focus on the wetlands habitat's plants and animals. Registration is required. 410-827-6694.

THURSDAY

Concerts in the park

Mount Vernon Place will be the location of Opera in the Park from noon to 2 p.m. and Concerts in the Park from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The performances, part of the free First Thursdays Concert in the Park, will feature Opera Vivente at noon and the groups Assembly of Dust and Judd and Maggie in the evening. 410-244-1030 or www.godowntownbaltimore.com.

FRIDAY

Balpex stamp show

Balpex 2004, an annual stamp show sponsored by the Baltimore Philatelic Society, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley. It will continue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 for a three-day pass; free for seniors, those under 18 and disabled people. 410-252-1551.

SATURDAY

Railroad museum celebration

Labor Day Weekend at the B&O will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St. The event, which also will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, will feature train rides, entertainment, interpretive programs and exhibit tours. Admission is $14, $10 for age 60 and older, and $8 for ages 2 to 12. 410-752-2490 or www.borail.org.

Douglass walking tour

A one-hour walking tour celebrating Frederick Douglass' escape from slavery 167 years ago will be conducted in Fells Point beginning at 9:45 a.m. at Broadway and Thames Street. A discussion on Douglass' life will follow at 11 a.m. The tour fee is $10, and $5 for children under 12. To register for the walk, call 410-783-5469 or www.bbhtours.com.

Symphony pops concert

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will present a Summer Pops concert at 6 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis. Admission is free. 410-269-1132.

Autumn flower hike

A naturalist will conduct a "Flowers of Autumn" hike from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center The afternoon hike also will be conducted Sunday. The center is at 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville. Admission is free, but reservations are required. 410-887-1815.

SUNDAY

Victims of violence remembered

A memorial service honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other victims of violence will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Enon Baptist Church, 601 N. Schroeder St. The Rev. Willie Ray will be the keynote speaker.

Salsa in the Street

Salsa in the Street, featuring Hispanic food, music and dancing, will take place from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Iguana Cantina, 124 Market Place. The event will benefit the Education Based Latino Outreach.

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