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October 20, 2005

All-night fencing

The lowdown -- Tomorrow night, the Chesapeake Fencing Club is holding its sixth All-Night-Long Fence-A-Thon. Watch demonstrations from members of the Mid-Atlantic Society for Historical Swordsmanship and the Society of Creative Anachronism. And the highlight of the night: Take part in as many foil face-offs as you can handle, with the chance to win trophies the following morning. No need to be a pro; fencers of all ages are invited. Proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Fencing Club and the House of Mercy, a charitable organization that provides after-school and out-of-school programming in the Poppleton/Hollins neighborhood.

If you go -- Registration is 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Fencing is from 9 p.m. tomorrow until 9 a.m. Saturday at the Ridgely Middle School gym at 121 Ridgely Road in Lutherville. $25 per person. Call 410-532-7445 or visit fence For more information on the House of Mercy, call 410-244-6223.

Go for a walk

The lowdown -- Walk for a good cause Saturday at the American Diabetes Association's Walk for Diabetes. In addition to raising awareness and money for a disease that affects more than 18 million Americans, you and your family can walk the streets of Baltimore and enjoy appearances by the Oriole Bird, Black Cherry Puppet Theatre, the Perry Hall Marching Band, Home Depot "Project Kids" and more.

If you go -- The Walk for Diabetes begins at 9 a.m. (check-in at 8 a.m.) at M&T Bank Stadium. Registration is free, but donations are accepted. Free parking in Lot B (Walk begins and ends in Lot C). Register by calling 888-DIABETES, ext. 4670, or visiting walk.

The Ukrainian way

The lowdown -- Browse craft and vendor booths, an international food store and a gift shop at the Ukrainian Food Festival on Sunday. Jewelry, pottery, hand-painted Easter eggs, embroidery and woodworking. Ukrainian food and beer will be available.

If you go -- The Ukrainian Food Festival is noon-6 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew Cathedral, at 15100 New Hampshire Ave. in Silver Spring. Call 301-593-5316.

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