The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

September 29, 2005|By ANNA EISENBERG

FUN IN FELLS POINT

Fells Point will be hopping this weekend, thanks to the Fells Point Fun Festival. The annual event, presented by the Fells Point Preservation Society, offers an array of entertainment, exhibits, kids' activities and food. More than 100 arts and craft vendors will sell their wares, and there will be an Arts on the Pier fine-art display, an International Bazaar, a Fun Fest Flea Market and La Plaza Hispana. There will be five stages of entertainment, carnival rides and games, 50 food vendors and more.

The festival runs 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the heart of Fells Point, on Broadway and Fleet Street. Call 410-675-6756 or visit preservationsociety.com.

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SWEET CELEBRATION

Oregon Ridge's 24th annual Honey Harvest Festival welcomes autumn with a number of unique activities for the family. Visitors can sip homemade apple cider as they learn about the lives of bees and beekeepers by watching hive demonstrations and honey-extraction procedures.

The festival is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road in Cockeysville. Call 410-887-1815.

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LIFE AT HAMPTON MANSION

Experience what it was like to live in the Hampton Mansion. Mid-19th-century music will be playing on Sunday as Shindana Cooper shares stories and games relating to the history of the Towson mansion. Replicas of the toys children played with during this era will be available for younger guests. Visitors can explore the farm on their own or participate in the 45-minute walking tour at 2 p.m. The tour will detail the lives of the many people -- indentured servants, African-American slaves and estate owners -- that were needed to keep the estate in order.

The event takes place Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the farm at the Hampton National Historic Site, across the street from 535 Hampton Lane, Towson. Call 410-823-1309 or visit nps. gov / hamp.

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GETTING SHIP IN SHAPE FALL FESTIVAL

WHAT / / Middle River Skipjack Celebration

WHERE / / Chesapeake Bay Memorial on Dark Head Cove, 1000 Beech Drive off Wilson Point Road, Middle River

WHEN / / Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHY / / To listen to live music, enjoy food, craft demonstrations and a silent auction, while viewing the 1911 skipjack Nellie L. Byrd and raising money for its restoration.

CONTACT / / 410-391-8884

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FALL FESTIVAL

This Sunday, visit the Fall Festival held by the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Friends. Festivalgoers can enjoy rides, games, food and crafts. Live music by the kids' rock band Milkshake (right) and appearances by the Oriole Bird and the Johns Hopkins University men's lacrosse team are also scheduled. Proceeds benefit oncology research at Johns Hopkins' Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. The Pediatric Oncology Friends have raised more than $1 million for childhood cancer research.

Rain or shine, the festivities are Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Road in Cockeysville. Call 410-963-8125.

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A DAY OF CRAFTS

WHAT / / Fall Craft Show

WHERE / / Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway, Route 178 in Crownsville

WHEN / / Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHY / / Crafts by more than 100 vendors.

CONTACT / / 410-923-3400 or aacounty fair.org.

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