The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

October 04, 2007|By BRAD SCHLEICHER

PARADE TIME

Drop by Key Highway on Sunday for the Columbus Day Parade, which features a float competition, mounted police, Marine and high school bands, mini-cars, an antique firetruck, scooters, unicyclists, jugglers, clowns, stilt walkers, dancers and color guards. Miss Little Italy and Christopher Columbus impersonator Don Castronova will also participate.

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Catch the 117th annual Columbus Day Parade from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The parade starts at Key Highway and Light Street, turns right onto Light Street, right onto Pratt Street, right onto Exeter Street, left onto Bank Street and ends at Central Avenue in Little Italy, where there will be an Italian Festival the rest of the afternoon. The spectator seating will be on Exeter Street, next to St. Leo's Church. Call 410-274-9279.

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BEL AIR ROCKS

WHAT / / First Friday live music by variety / rock cover band Wherez Dave WHEN / / 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

WHERE / / Along Office Street in downtown Bel Air WHY / / Hear live covers of pop songs from the past 40 years, visit local shops and enjoy a variety of food and beverages available for purchase. CONTACT / / Call 410-638-1023. ....................

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PEABODY PERFORMS

Catch a free performance by the Peabody Concert Orchestra this weekend. The orchestra, led by music director Hajime Teri Murai and featuring piano soloist Hee Youne Choue, will perform pieces by John Corigliano, Frederic Chopin and Edward Elgar.

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The Peabody Concert Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Miriam A Friedberg Concert Hall, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place. Go to www.peabody.jhu.edu /

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FRUITFUL FESTIVAL

WHAT / / Baltimore Apple Festival WHEN / / 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today

WHERE / / War Memorial Plaza, 100 N. Holliday St. WHY / / Tour City Hall, bid in a silent auction, listen to music and enjoy all kinds of apple goodies. CONTACT / / Call 410-396-7900. ....................

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TAKE 'EM TO THE RIVER

Make your way to Solomons this weekend for the 30th annual Patuxent River Appreciation Days celebration, a family festival that aims to highlight how the Patuxent River has influenced the quality of life in the surrounding area. The festival will offer educational- and entertainment-based activities, such as a children's puppet theater, a "green village" workshop, a reptile exhibit, music, crafts, local and ethnic food and free tours of the Calvert Marine Museum.

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The Patuxent River Appreciation Days celebration is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of the Calvert Marine Museum, 14150 Solomons Island Road, Solomons. Call 410-326-2042 or go to pradinc.org.

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HUNTER RIDER FINAL

Head to Upper Marlboro tomorrow for the Professional World Champion-ship Hunter Rider Final. In hunter riding, horses are judged based on their beauty and form when jumping fences and other obstacles. As part of the Capital Challenge Horse Show, this event features six hunter rider finalists competing for one of the most sought-after prizes in professional hunter riding.

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The Professional World Championship Hunter Rider Finals take place at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow at the Prince George's Equestrian Center, 14955 Pennsylvania Ave. in Upper Marlboro. Call 301-952-7900 or go to showplacearena.com.

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