The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

April 05, 2007|By Ashlie Baylor

Find those eggs

Easter's just around the corner. So head to Cromwell Valley Park for a variety of Easter activities Saturday. Events are set to include egg hunts, bonnet contests, jelly bean-counting contests, 4-H Rabbit Club presentations and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. The egg hunts are divided by age. Ages 3-4 are the first to go in search of their eggs at 10:30 a.m., followed by ages 5-6 at 10:45 a.m., ages 7-8 at 11 a.m. and ages 9-10 at 11:15 a.m. All other festivities take place continuously.

The event takes place 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Cromwell Valley Park, Sherwood Farm, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road, Parkville. Call 410-887-2503.


Shroud of mystery

The Shroud of Turin is a 14-foot ancient linen that appears to bear the image of a crucified man. Some say it's a depiction of Jesus. Others remain skeptical. Listen as Walters Art Museum director Gary Vikan discusses the controversial linen in its historical context, while scientist Robert Morton explains how the Shroud of Turin could be re-created using chemicals.

The lecture starts at 12:15 p.m. and will last until about 1:45 p.m. tomorrow. It takes place in the museum's Graham Auditorium, 600 N. Charles St. Call 410-547-9000 or go to


History of racism

Delve into the tumultuous history of American racism as the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture hosts a "Generation Series" event. Listen to the contemporary jazz of Lafayette Gilchrist featuring the New Volcanoes, as they create a musical response to the 1920 silent film Within Our Gates. The film, written, directed and produced by Oscar Micheaux, combats the racial stereotypes of its day. Purposely paradoxical, the racially charged film Birth of a Nation will be shown to provide a full understanding of early 20th-century racism. Refreshments will be provided free of charge.

The event runs 5 p.m.-8 p.m. today at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Second Floor Theatre, 830 E. Pratt St. Call 443-263-1800 or go to


African dance, African drums

Hear the beat of the drum and learn the traditional dances of West African culture as Anansegromma of Ghana visits the Randallstown library on Wednesday. Kwame Ansah-Brew serves as master drummer, dancer and actor, while his partner, Kofi Dennis, is an artist and educator. The pair will share their African heritage through call-and-response songs, games, dance and drum rhythms.

The event begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Randallstown library, 8604 Liberty Road, Randallstown. Call 410-887-0770


Natural way of dyeing

What --Program on using natural dyes to color Easter eggs

When --2 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Where --Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville

Why --Because you can take your own hard-boiled eggs and learn how to color your egg without the use of harsh commercial dyes.

Contact --410-887-1815 or FREE

The string is out

What --The musical event "Strings in the Spring"

When --7 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday

Where --Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul St.

Why --Because you can hear the beautiful, symphonic sound of chamber music performed by the Castiglia String Quartet.

Contact --410-235-2210 FREE

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