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November 03, 2005|By NICK BROWN

Skate and bike contest

The lowdown -- Ever watched Tony Hawk do a flip in midair and thought, "Eh, I could do that"? Now's your chance to prove it. The Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks is holding the Turkey Trot Skate and Bike Contest this Sunday at Carroll Park. Choose between a skateboard competition or bike competition; each contestant gets two one-minute runs to show their skills to the judges. Winners receive medals and trophies.

If you go -- Carroll Park is on Bayard Street, off Washington Boulevard. $2 per contestant. Spectators welcome. Ages 7 and older welcome in competition. The event begins at noon Sunday. Call 410-396-7900.

Oysterfest 2005

The lowdown -- The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is holding its 18th Annual Oysterfest on Saturday in St. Michaels. Enjoy live music, boat rides, oystering and maritime demonstrations, and a great view of St. Michaels Harbor and the Miles River. Feast on raw, fried or steamed oysters. Take the kids, who can check out Kidstown, a tent filled with a plethora of activities for the younger crowd.

If you go -- Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for ages 6-17 (free for museum members and kids younger than 5). The event runs Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is at 213 North Talbot St., St. Michaels. Call 410-745-2916 or go to

Zoo Zoom '05

The lowdown -- Take a jog through the Maryland Zoo and the surrounding Druid Hill Park this Sunday at Zoo ZOOM '05. The five-mile race begins at 8 a.m. with a one-mile Fun Run for kids, starting at 9:30. All runners get free zoo admission passes.

If you go -- The race begins at 8 a.m. at the Maryland Zoo in Druid Hill Park. $30 for the five-mile race, ($25 for zoo members), $10 for the Kids' Fun Run. Register by midnight tonight. Call 410-396-6631 or visit

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