Don't Miss

DON'T MISS

November 30, 2006|By [KRISTIN GRAY]

Go to the mat

The lowdown -- There is more to wrestling than intense head bashing and body slams. The Eastern Wrestling Alliance will sponsor a Toys for Tots drive at its Cold Fury event Saturday. The EWA asks all fans to bring an unopened toy for the campaign. In addition to the community outreach, attendees see burly wrestlers duke it out in the ring. The event features a heavyweight and cruiserweight bout and a ladder match.

If you go -- The event starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eastern Wrestling Alliance Arena on 1510 Country Ridge Lane in Essex. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for ringside seats. Call 443-252-2755 or go to ewamaryland.com.

Swinging time

The lowdown -- From Grand Slam winner Lindsay Davenport to twin phenoms Bob and Mike Bryan, Baltimore will be in full swing with some of tennis' top competitors Wednesday. The Mercantile Tennis Challenge features a singles match between Robby Ginepri and Mardy Fish and a mixed-doubles competition between Bob Bryan/Martina Navratilova and Lindsay Davenport/Mike Bryan. Several other matches will take place between these competitors, all of them with world-ranked tennis players. This year's challenge benefits the nonprofit Baltimore Community Foundation, which provides aid to local children's charities.

If you go -- Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. Tickets are $22-$102. Call 410-547- SEAT (7328) or go to ten nischallenge.org for tickets.

Hello holidays

The lowdown -- Enjoy the spirit of the season at the Cromwell Valley Park's Sherwood House during

the Holiday Open House on Saturday. You can help decorate the historic mansion and enjoy craft making, music, a $2 hayride and a visit from Santa Claus. The Sherwood House has 27 rooms, five bedroom suites, eight bathrooms and five fireplaces.

If you go -- The event runs 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at 2002 Cromwell Bridge Drive. All attendants younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required and tickets are $2 per person. Call 410-887-2503.

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