Don't Miss

DON'T MISS

May 25, 2006|By SAM SESSA

Unsigned melodies on Friday nights

The lowdown -- WTMD 89.7-FM recently teamed with Hunt Valley Towne Center to throw weekly free outdoor concerts. The Friday night performances (the next one is tomorrow) run through Aug. 26 and showcase local artists featured on the radio station's Baltimore Unsigned program. Tomorrow, the band is Naked Blue. Coming bands include Can't Hang, the Bridge and Stereopool.

If you go -- Hunt Valley Towne Center is on Shawan Road, exit 20A off I-83. For more information, call 410-785-3770.

Bike Jam

The lowdown -- Though Saturday's BikeJam has plenty of races, the main event is the Kelly Cup Men's Pro Race, where cyclists lap Patterson Park 40 times. There will also be recreational rides, a health expo, live music, a stunt show and helmet giveaways.

If you go -- BikeJam starts at 8 a.m. Saturday in Patterson Park. Race fees vary. For registration and more information, call 410-659-6429 or visit bikejam.org.

Beer, wine, beasts

The lowdown -- At the Brew at the Zoo and Wine Too on Saturday, you can taste some great local beers and wines, listen to live tunes and see some Maryland Zoo animals. The cost of admission includes 10 drink-sampling tickets.

If you go -- The Maryland Zoo holds Brew at the Zoo and Wine Too 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $17 for members and $5 for designated drivers or those younger than 21. The zoo is in Druid Hill Park. Call 443-552-5276 or visit marylandzoo.org.

Herbal activities

The lowdown -- Saturday, plant lovers will come together for the Baltimore Herb Festival in Leakin Park. The festival features plant sales, cooking demonstrations and educational talks. This year, the featured herb is the scented geranium.

If you go -- The Baltimore Herb Festival is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Leakin Park, off Windsor Mill Road. Parking is free. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

[SAM SESSA]

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