Don't Miss

DON'T MISS

June 22, 2006|By MARC SHAPIRO

Wrestling events

The lowdown -- The Eastern Wrestling Alliance will be back in action this Saturday with a doubleheader event. A fan-appreciation event is at 1 p.m. in Glen Burnie, featuring World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer King Kong Bundy versus WWE star the Patriot and an every-man-for-himself tag match with the final four EWA heavyweight title competitors. The semifinals and finals for EWA heavyweight champion will take place Saturday evening at EWA Arena in Essex, where Bundy and the Patriot will also be in wrestling matches.

If you go -- The fan-appreciation event is free and takes place at 1 p.m. at JD Byriders, 8 Eighth Ave., Glen Burnie. Doors for the evening event open at 7 p.m. and bell time is 7:30 p.m.. EWA Arena is at 1510 Country Ridge Lane, Essex. Tickets are $10. For more information and to reserve tickets, call the EWA Hotline at 410-234-9720 or visit ewamaryland.com.

Annapolis rocks

The lowdown -- Saturday, rock out at the 10th Eastport-a-Rockin' Benefit Street Festival, featuring more than 25 bands on three stages. The streets and sidewalks will be filled with the wares of local artisans and craftspeople, and nonprofit organizations will offer information about their services. Food and drink will be for sale. The festival, which raises money for local charities, also will have a kids' area with a moon bounce, face-painting and sand art.

If you go -- Eastport-a-Rockin' takes place from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday on Second Street between Eastern Avenue and Back Creek, Annapolis. Tickets, which are $10, can be bought only at the gate. The event takes place rain or shine. For more information and a complete schedule of bands, visit eastportarockin.com.

HIT THE SAND

The lowdown -- Rash Field's Baltimore Beach, the East Coast's largest metropolitan volleyball venue, is reopening to the public for the summer. For $3, participants can play at one of the beach's seven nets. Open tournaments will be held throughout the summer. The Trapeze School of New York also will be offering classes there five days a week.

If you go -- The beach is at the Inner Harbor, adjacent to Light Street and Key Highway. All games, league or tournament play, are free for spectators. It is $3 to play in a pickup game. Leagues have already formed, but tournaments are open to anyone. Go to baltimorebeach.com or baltimore.trapezeschool.com. [MARC SHAPIRO]

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