The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

August 02, 2007|By LORI SEARS

SEASHORE TALES

Young visitors to Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park can enjoy stories about the beach at the Nature Story Hour tomorrow, Aug. 17 and 31. Children ages 3 to 6 can hear beach-themed tales at the program "At the Seashore," then take a short nature walk around the conservatory. Story hours are organized by Cylburn Arboretum Association.

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Stories run 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Fridays of the month at Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens (while Cylburn Arboretum's new garden center is under construction). Rawlings Conservatory is at 3100 Swan Drive. Call 410-367-2217 or go to cylburnassociation.org.

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GARDEN NOTES

Catch a free classical music concert at Strathmore on Wednesday. Soprano Laura Heimes and members of the Bach Sinfonia perform as part of the concert "Pleasure Garden Music." Conductor Daniel Abraham leads the program of vocal and instrumental music that would have been heard in 18th-century London gardens.

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The concert begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Strathmore's Gudelsky Outdoor Concert Gazebo, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. Call 301-581-5100 or go to strathmore.org.

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DRAWING WITHIN THE LINES

Budding young artists can learn tips from a professional at two art workshops tomorrow at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown. Artist Kent Roberts will demonstrate his craft and offer lessons to children ages 6 to 12 at the hands-on workshops "Drawing Caricatures" and "Drawing Cartoon Animals."

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The caricature workshop runs 10 a.m.-noon, and the cartoon-animal workshop runs 1 p.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 91 Key St., Hagerstown. Call 301-739-5727.

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MUSICAL MONTAGE

WHAT / / "Music Through the Ages" program WHEN / / 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday WHERE / / Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul St. WHY / / Because local singer-songwriter Woody Lissauer discusses and plays music from a variety of styles and eras. CONTACT / / 410-235-2210 or villagelearn ingplace.org ....................

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WATCH THE BIRDIES

WHAT / / Bird walk WHEN / / 7 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday WHERE / / Willow Grove Farm at Cromwell Valley Park, 2002 Cromwell Bridge Road, Parkville WHY / / Because bird-watching is cool. Visitors ages 13 and older can join a naturalist on an easy walk through the park and see an array of interesting birds. CONTACT / / 410-887-2503 to register ....................

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TAKING TO THE STREETS

In celebration of Tuesday's National Night Out, the annual drug- and crime-prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, a Kick-Off Parade will take place in Waverly on Saturday. The parade, featuring Mayor Sheila Dixon, City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke and numerous community bands, will stroll down Greenmount Avenue from 35th to 29th streets. There will also be sidewalk sales and other activities along the parade route.

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The parade begins at noon Saturday at Greenmount Avenue and 35th Street and proceeds to Greenmount Avenue and 29th Street. Sidewalk sales run 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 410-261-3500.

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