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Mural event explains `parachute painting'

The lowdown -- While driving around the city, it's hard not to notice the many murals that brighten and enrich the cityscape. Get an inside look on how these murals are put together and learn the technique called parachute painting that allows muralists to compose their work offsite.

If you go -- The Mural Arts Seminar and Workshop will take place at the Maryland Institute College of Art's Fox Building, in Room 220, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (Participants need not attend both days.) Admission is $15 for the general public and free to MICA students. Participants must RSVP to Shawn James by calling 443-263-4318 or at sjames@promotionand For more information, call 410-752-8632 or visit promotionandarts .com.


The lowdown -- Run, walk or bike to raise money for cancer support programs at the Columbia's Cure event. The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults provides education and resources for those affected by cancer. Columbia's Cure includes a 5K run/walk, a 25K bike course and a one-mile kids' run. There will be post-race refreshments and a Health, Fitness and Nutrition Expo. Awards will be distributed to race winners.

If you go -- The sixth annual Columbia's Cure Run & Ride is 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at Centennial Park, 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City. Registration is $25. For more information or to register, visit ulmancancerfund .org or call 410-964-0202.

Build a boat model at maritime museum

The lowdown -- St. Michaels Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will hold a workshop for beginning model boat-builders Saturday and Sunday. The workshop will instruct participants on how to carve a half-hull model of The Pride of Baltimore II.

If you go -- The workshop is Saturday and Sunday at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Navy Point, St. Michaels. (Participants need only attend one day.) Cost is $90 for the general public, and $80 for museum members. Participants must be 12 years old or older. For more information or to register, contact Bob Mason by calling 410-745-3266.


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