The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

March 09, 2006|By ANNA EISENBERG

THE ELEPHANTS' LUNCH

Know anyone who'd like to feast on 1,000 apples, 1,100 oranges, 500 heads of lettuce, 700 bananas, 500 carrots and 20 loaves of Italian bread? No? Neither do we. But the public is invited to watch as 10 elephants devour this gargantuan vegetarian treat on Wednesday. This time each year, Lexington Market invites the elephants of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to lunch. In addition to seeing the elephants chow down, visitors can enjoy circus clowns and Dixieland music by Carl Radcliff and Friends.

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The circus is at 1st Mariner Arena through March 19. Lunch with the Elephants is Wednesday at noon. It takes place at Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St., in the South parking lot. For details, call 410-685-6169.

GHANA CULTURE

FREE

WHAT / / Anansegromma of Ghana performance

WHEN / / Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE / / In the Gildenhorn Recital Hall at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, near the intersection of Route 193 and Stadium Drive in College Park

WHY / / Because Ghanaians will tell traditional stories and perform music and dance that reflect their West African culture.

CONTACT / / Call 301-405-ARTS or visit claricesmith center.umd.edu

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ADULT SPECIAL OLYMPICS

WHAT / / Special Olympics Adult Basketball Citywide Tournament

WHEN / / Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE / / Coppin State University Athletic Center Gym, 2500 W. North Ave.

WHY / / Because adults with developmental disabilities can practice their basketball skills and compete in a citywide tournament.

CONTACT / / Call 410-396-7072

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GHOST STORIES FOR BIG KIDS

John Kilsavage of Washington Street Books and Antiques in Havre de Grace will host a spooky evening in the Steppingstone Farm House on Tuesday. Kilsavage will tell ghost stories, show haunted objects and discuss local lore. Because the show could spook children, it is recommended that only high-schoolers and older youths attend.

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"Haunted Objects, Ghosts and Local Lore" is at the Steppingstone Farm House, 461 Quaker Bottom Road in Havre de Grace. It takes place Tuesday at 7 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Call 410-939-2299 or 888-419-1762 to register.

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'MR. BOH'S BREWERY'

Watch a new documentary titled Mr. Boh's Brewery (inset) at the Creative Alliance on Saturday. The film features interviews with National Brewery owners, workers and neighbors. Look at Natty Boh memorabilia and hear brewery old-timers tell their stories. Complimentary Natty Boh and popcorn will be served. Reservations are required.

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This event is Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. For more information, call 410-276-1651 or visit creativealliance.org.

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OH, SAY CAN YOU SING?

Do you wish you had auditioned to be on American Idol? Reach vocal stardom a different way by singing the national anthem at Prince George's Stadium, home of the Bowie Baysox. The Baysox present a live performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before each home game and are looking for new solo and small-group vocalists from the area. No reservations are necessary, but the auditions are conducted on a first-come, first-audition basis.

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The audition is Saturday at 9 a.m. at Prince George's Stadium, 4101 N.E. Crain Highway, Route 301 just south of Route 50 in Bowie. Call 301-805-6000 or visit baysox.com for details.

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