The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

April 20, 2006|By ANNA EISENBERG AND LORI SEARS

POP AT THE TEMPLE

Doug Cotler, awarded a Grammy for writing the song "Manhunt" from Flashdance, will perform at Temple Oheb Shalom tomorrow. Cotler, who has recorded six Jewish musical albums, will present some of his favorite pieces, including "Standing on the Shoulders," at this service. The youth, teen and adult choirs will collaborate with Cotler, under the direction of Cantor Lisa Levine. The Shabbat Rocks Band will accompany the groups.

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This event is at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave. Call 410-358-0105.

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MORE MENCKEN

WHAT / / "Mencken: The American Iconoclast" WHEN / / 7:30 p.m.

today WHERE / / Haebler Memorial Chapel at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson WHY / / Because you still love H.L. Mencken, the Baron of Baltimore. And because author Marion Rodgers will discuss her biography Mencken: The American Iconoclast. CONTACT / / 410-337-6000

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GREAT OUTDOOR DAY

Celebrate nature Sunday at Outdoor Day at the Bear Branch Nature Center in Westminster. There will be guided hikes, fishing demonstrations, children's crafts, animal demonstrations, earth-friendly activities and more.

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Outdoor Day runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Bear Branch Nature Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster. Call 410-848-2517.

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ARTS ORCHESTRA

WHAT / / Baltimore School for the Arts Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert WHEN / / 7 p.m. Saturday WHERE / / Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University, 2201 Argonne Drive WHY / / Because Baltimore School for the Arts students will perform a variety of pieces by Dvorak, Persichetti, Mozart, Bernstein and Brahms. CONTACT / / 410-396-1185

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UNCIVIL TIMES

During Civil War times, many Baltimore County residents had divided loyalties. Saturday, at Hampton National Historic Site, visitors can meet a wealthy landowner, middle-class worker, Union soldier and Confederate cavalryman, among other re-enactors, from the time period. The event takes place outside the farmhouse, so visitors should bring a blanket or chair.

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This presentation is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Lane in Towson. For more information, call 410-823-1309 or visit nps.gov / hamp.

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SMOKE-FREE SMOKIN'

Catch some performances by young musicians Saturday at the Free to Breathe Jam Fest '06 at Towson University. The event, presented by the American Lung Association of Maryland, the Baltimore County Department of Health and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, was created to counter tobacco companies' marketing of popular musicians in cigarette ads and promotions. The Jam Fest competition showcases eight musical acts (local performer Jason McKay of Version Zero is pictured), all ages 14 to 24 and who live, work or study in Baltimore County. Performers have all pledged to remain tobacco-free or to quit smoking. Early visitors to Jam Fest can learn about quitting smoking and can hop aboard the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

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The second annual Free to Breathe Jam Fest '06 competition kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday at Towson University, Stephens Hall, 8000 York Road, Towson. Free. Call 410-560-2120, ext. 227 or visit bctobacco free.org.

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