The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

March 23, 2006|By ANNA EISENBERG

THE 'BARAKA' BOYS

The documentary The Boys of Baraka follows 20 Baltimore City school pupils' experiences at a school in Kenya. Loyola College will screen this documentary Wednesday as part of its Putting Justice in Education series, which aims for equality in education. Visitors can meet some of the boys from the documentary and question them about the year they spent in Kenya.

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This event is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Loyola College's McGuire Hall West, 4501 N. Charles St. Call 410-617-2000 or visit loyola.edu / education / justice.

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STUDENTS ARE MAKIN' MUSIC

Student musicians step into the spotlight Sunday at Makin' Music. Enjoy performances by nine student groups including the Baltimore School for the Arts Orchestra, the Gilman Traveling Men a cappella ensemble and the Peabody Prep Violin Choir.

Hands-on activities for children ages 5-8 include a musical instrument petting zoo, drum making and musical face painting. There will be exhibitors and free food in the first-floor lobby.

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The Makin' Music Community Day is from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Call 410-625-0403 or visit shrivercon certs.org for details.

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BASEBALL FUNFEST

Celebrate the unofficial beginning of the baseball season with the Bowie Baysox at Free Family Funfest Saturday. Kids can enjoy carnival games, face painting, a giant slide and baseball-themed events. Also meet Louie, the Baysox mascot. Children younger than 12 can sign up for free membership to Louie's Kids Club. Members receive a membership card and activities book at Baysox games.

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Free Family Funfest is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Prince George's Stadium, 4101 N.E. Crain Highway in Bowie. Rain or shine. For more information, call 301-805-6000 or visit baysox.com.

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PIANO CONCERT

WHAT / / Concert by pianist Ernest Ragogini

WHEN / / Saturday at 7 p.m.

WHERE / / The LeClerc Auditorium at College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 N. Charles St.

WHY / / Because Ragogini will be performing pieces by Brahms, Mozart, Reyes and Schumann.

CONTACT / / Call 410-532-5386 or visit www.ndm.edu

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GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Honor the 185th anniversary of Greek independence at one of the nation's largest parades of its kind. The parade will take place in Greektown and will feature marching bands, floats, ethnic costumes and appearances by Mayor Martin O'Malley and Miss Greek Independence Day Angela Scagliola. More than 10,000 spectators are expected.

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The parade is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday It begins on Eastern Avenue at Haven Street in Highlandtown and continues east on Eastern Avenue, turns right on Ponca Street and ends near St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 520 South Ponca St. For more information, call 410-563-4735 or visit greekparade.com.

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CANINE FROLIC

WHAT / / "March Mayhem" Canine Disc-Catching Competition

WHEN / / Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

WHERE / / Carroll County Agriculture Center, 706 Agriculture Center Drive in Westminster

WHY / / Because dogs of all breeds will compete in disc-catching events, including contests testing distance, accuracy, speed and style.

CONTACT / / Call 410-596-9153

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