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October 12, 2006|By KRISTIN GRAY

Martial arts

The lowdown -- Kung fu and tae kwon do are only two of the martial arts featured at the National Sport Karate Association's 24th annual Battle of Baltimore Martial Arts World Championship on Sunday. Adults and children will compete for prizes, and 170 first-place winners will receive world title belts. Competitions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wushu, Kenpo, Shorin-ryu karate and Shotokan will also take place.

If you go -- The tournament takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. Spectator tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event. Call 410-676-1776 or go to

Day at the races

The lowdown -- Maryland's horseracing community will display some of its finest competitors at the 21st annual Maryland Million on Saturday. Thoroughbreds will compete for more than $1.5 million awarded in 12 races. The event also provides music, face-painting and clowns for a family's day at the races.

If you go -- Post time is 12:35 p.m. at Laurel Park, and general admission is $3. For more information, call 410-792-7775 or go to marylandthoroughbred. com.

Scottish games

The lowdown -- Savor the sounds, smells and sights of Scottish culture at the 15th annual Anne Arundel Scottish Festival and Highland Games this Saturday. The Homespun Ceilidh Band and Bonnie Rideout will perform. Competitors will demonstrate their talents in dance, fiddling, heavy athletics and pipe major. Also featured are Scottish food vendors and "Avenue of the Clans," with more than 40 Scottish subcultures.

If you go -- The event takes place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Route 178 in Crownsville. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $4 for children 12-18. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. Call 410-849- 2849 or go to

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