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DON'T MISS

August 03, 2006

Hydroplanes

The lowdown -- The 16th annual Thunder on the Narrows hydroplane races take place Saturday and Sunday at the Kent Island Yacht Club. Top speeds range from 85 mph to 150 mph. Part of the proceeds benefit the Hospice of Queen Anne's.

If you go -- Gates open at 10 a.m. and racing starts at noon. Admission is $5. Kids younger than 12 get in free. Take exit 41 off Route 50 and park under the Kent Narrows Bridge. Shuttle service will be provided. Call 410-725-6222 or visit kentnarrowsracing.com.

Christo's wall

The lowdown -- Tomorrow, the Evergreen House and Creative Alliance will offer an outdoor screening of Running Fence, the story of environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude building a 24-mile fence of fabric over the hills of Sonoma and Marin counties, Calif., beginning in 1972, and the film Powers of Ten.

If you go -- Evergreen's gates and main house open at 7 p.m. The screening starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children younger than 12 and free for infants. Free parking on site. The screening is in Evergreen's upper garden and will be moved to the Carriage House if it rains. Evergreen House is at 4545 N. Charles St. Call 410-516-0341 or visit missiontix.com.

Starstruck

The lowdown -- The Friends of Mount Vernon Place will offer a free screening of Barefoot in the Park in East Park on Wednesday.

If you go -- The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. East Park is on Monument Street between Charles and St. Paul streets. Call 443-524-2370 or visit teammetrix.com/fmvp.

[MARC SHAPIRO]

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