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June 15, 2006|By SARAH MARSTON

Irish Festival

The lowdown -- Listen to live modern Irish music, marvel at Irish dancing and sample some Irish food Saturday at the Irish Festival in southern York County, Pa. Kids' activities and door prizes will be available, and vendors will offer Irish goods, jewelry, music, books, pottery and more. The sixth annual festival benefits the Penn-Mar Organization Inc., a nonprofit that supports families and individuals with disabilities or human service needs in southern York County and northern Baltimore County.

If you go -- The festival will be held rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Markets at Shrewsbury at 12025 Susquehanna Trail in York County. No pets are permitted. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and older and free for those 12 and younger. For more information, call 410-343-1069 or 717-235- 6611, or visit

Pride Parade

The lowdown -- The Pride Parade starts this weekend's Baltimore Pride festivities. The parade begins at 4 p.m. Saturday at Charles and Franklin streets and travels up to Chase Street. The Block Party starts at 6 p.m. on Eager Street between Charles and Cathedral streets. Tiffany and Ultra Nate headline the musical entertainment at the Block Party. Then Sunday, the Pride Festival in Druid Hill Park features karaoke, live drag and music performances from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

If you go -- All Baltimore Pride events are free. For more information, call 410-837-5445 or visit balti

Prowl for some owls

The lowdown -- Get in touch with your inner nature lover Saturday. Take a night hike to hear the sounds of Maryland owls, then meet owls up close and personal from the Maryland State Forest and Park Service's Scales & Tales program. Sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Owl Prowl will be at the Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, which has seven miles of hiking trails and includes rare plants, insects, rocks and minerals.

If you go -- The Owl Prowl is from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The Soldiers Delight N.E.A. is at 5100 Deer Park Road in Owings Mills. The cost is $5 per person, and pre-registration is required. Call 410-922-3044 for more details.

Family films

The lowdown -- Tomorrow night and every Friday night through July 28, bring the family to the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus for free outdoor showings of family-friendly films. Monty Python and the Holy Grail will be shown around 8:30 tomorrow night, with hot dogs, nachos, burgers, candy and drinks for sale starting at 7:30 p.m. Most nights will feature pre-movie entertainment as well.

If you go -- Screening is at the Keyser Quadrangle of the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus at 3400 N. Charles St. In case of rain, tomorrow night's show will be in the Shriver Auditorium at the same address. Other Fridays, the rain location will be Mudd Auditorium. No alcoholic beverages permitted. Call 410-516-4548 or visit for more information and future movie titles.

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