The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

October 18, 2007|By ANDREA GROSSMAN

PATCH WORK

Pick from a large selection of pumpkins at the third annual Urban Pumpkin Patch on Saturday in downtown Baltimore. Also, choose from a variety of gourds, Indian corn and baked goods. Proceeds from pumpkin and other sales benefit Navajo Indian farmers in New Mexico, as well as the ministries of First and Franklin Presbyterian Church.

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The third annual Urban Pumpkin Patch will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Madison St. Call 410-728-5545.

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WORDS AND PICTURES

WHAT / / Lecture by landscape painter Paul Hotvedt

WHEN / / 5:30 p.m. Monday WHERE / / Room 101 in F. Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center, the Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St.

WHY / / Because you can see the Midwestern landscape painter present a digital slide presentation on his work.

CONTACT / / 410-516-6705

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PIANO CLASSICS

Classical piano soloist Elizabeth Borowsky performs a program of Corigliano, Mozart, Chopin, Ravel and d'Eau on Saturday at An die Musik. The Maryland native has studied with such pianists as Virginia Reinecke, Reynaldo Reyes and Leon Fleisher.

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Elizabeth Borowsky's performance is at 2 p.m. Saturday at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call 410-385-2638 or go to andiemusiklive.com.

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A TRIP IN TIME

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum at the Flag House Free Family Festival on Saturday. Travel back to early Baltimore history through music, storytelling, puppetry and more. Children ages 5 and younger can be among the first to visit the newest museum exhibit, Kidstown, where they can dress up in early-19th-century clothing or pretend to cook in a fireplace.

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The Flag House Free Family Festival takes place 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum, 844 E. Pratt St. Call 410-837-1812.

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SISTER ACT

Catch a performance tonight by the Bowmans, a folk duo from Brooklyn, N.Y., featuring Sarah Bowman from Rasputina and her twin sister, Claire. The concert is part of a series of acoustic shows at Baltimore Chop bookstore. The Bowmans started out in Davenport, Iowa, and moved to the Baltimore area after college before relocating to New York.

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The Bowmans concert is at 8 tonight at the Baltimore Chop bookstore, 625 Washington Blvd. Call 888-543-2467 or go to myspace.com / baltimore chop.

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BIRD'S- EYE VIEW

WHAT / / Saturday Monitoring Bird Walk WHEN / / 8 a.m.-noon Saturday WHERE / / Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine, 2400 E. Fort Ave. WHY / / Because you can take an autumn walk and look for birds along the way. Bring binoculars, wear weather-appropriate attire and be aware of insects. CONTACT / / 410-962-4290

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