The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

August 24, 2006|By LORI SEARS

A DAY AT HARBOR EAST

For an afternoon filled with music and art, visit the Harbor East Fine Arts and Music Festival Saturday. The free outdoor festival showcases local and regional musical talent, including the Duhks, the Pale Stars, Judd and Maggie, and Rob Thorworth, as well as artists displaying and selling their works. Festival-goers can also watch street performers, visit the kids' arts and crafts area featuring activities from the Baltimore Museum of Art and Port Discovery, purchase food and more.

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The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Aliceanna and Exeter streets. Call 410-752-9331.

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MUSICAL LIBRARIANS

WHAT / / "Folk Impressions" concert

WHEN / / Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE / / Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, Main Hall, 400 Cathedral St.

WHY / / Because you'll get to see how multitalented librarians can be. Andrea Snyder, a librarian in the Pratt's social science and history department, will play violin along with Erin Kelly, a librarian in the Pratt's information services department, who will play guitar and concertina.

CONTACT / / 410-396-5430

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MUSIC AT THE PAGODA

Catch the final "Music in Patterson Park" concert of the season Sunday with the Blue Rhythm Boys. The blues-and-swing guitar trio of Tom Mitchell, Jim Stephanson and Ralph Gordon will be joined by harmonica player Phil Wiggins for a concert on the lawn of Patterson Park's Pagoda Hill.

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The concert will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Patterson Park, Pagoda Hill. Enter the park at East Lombard Street and South Patterson Park Avenue. Call 410-276-3676 or visit patter sonpark.com.

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MEET HASIM RAHMAN

It's not every day that you get to meet a former heavyweight champion of the world. But Saturday, you'll have that chance when Baltimore native Hasim "The Rock" Rahman visits Security Square Mall in Woodlawn. The boxer won't be pulling any punches when he speaks about his life and career. Afterward, Rahman will sign autographs for fans.

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Hasim Rahman will speak from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., then sign autographs from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Security Square Mall, Center Court, 6901 Security Blvd., Woodlawn. Call 410-265-6000.

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'Iron Girl'

WHAT / / "Iron Girl Columbia Women's Triathlon"

WHEN / / 7:30 a.m.-noon Sunday

WHERE / / Centennial Lake and Park, off Ten Mills Road in Ellicott City. Park off Centennial Lane and walk into the west park area

WHY / / Because you can cheer on the many participants in this women's-only triathlon. The event includes a 1K swim, 30K bike ride and 5K run.

CONTACT / / 410-964-1246 or tri columbia.org

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NEGRO LEAGUES MUSEUM

If you're a baseball fan, you're sure to enjoy tours of the Roadway Express mobile museum on Negro Leagues Baseball. The museum -- a 53-foot mobile trailer -- is pulling into Oriole Park at Camden Yards tomorrow and Saturday and letting fans climb aboard and explore the history of the Negro Leagues. The Times of Greatness exhibit includes historic video footage and photos, authentic uniforms, equipment and artifacts from the league. Fans will learn about the league and its players, including Satchel Paige, Buck O'Neil, Josh Gibson and James "Cool Papa" Bell. There will also be a display on the league in Baltimore and the Northeast.

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The mobile museum will be open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow and from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on Lot C at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, off Conway Street. Visit roadway.com / baseball.

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