The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

May 08, 2008|By JENNIFER CHOI AND NICHOLAS TESTA

ON THE WATERFRONT

Middle River's Wilson Point Park hosts a wide variety of family activities, including water-taxi tours, arts and crafts shows and live music, for the fourth annual Baltimore County Waterfront Festival on Saturday. Through the event, the local government celebrates and directs attention toward the county's 175 miles of waterfront. The program also includes nature and environmental displays, local food vendors, water rescue demonstrations and more.

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The festival runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Wilson Point Park, 1101 block of Wilson Point Road, Middle River. Call 410-887-3871 or go to baltimore countymd.gov.

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FLOWERS AND ART

Local DJ Jerry Thrasher provides the music while you peruse the floral and fine-art items for sale at the Sykesville Flower and Artisans Festival on Saturday. Many local flower vendors and artists will fill Main Street for the event, which includes children's activities such as face painting and balloon art. All shops along the street will stay open during the event.

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The event runs 9 a.m.-3 p.m. along Main Street in Sykesville. Call 410-549-3095 or go to sykesvillebizassoc.com.

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A DAY WITH THE PHILHARMONIC

On Sunday, Ronald J. Gretz directs the Maryland Philharmonic Orchestra for an afternoon concert at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium. The program features Richard Wagner's Prelude to Lohengrin Act III, Giuseppe Verdi's Sempre libera from La Traviata, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F minor and more. Soprano Colleen Daly also performs.

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The performance begins at 3 p.m. The auditorium is at 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. Call 410-337-6333 or go to gouch er.edu.

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AMOS AND AMOS

Mike and Brooke Amos, the local father-daughter duo that goes by Amos and Amos, perform an eclectic range of Christian-themed music. They mix jazz, country, rock, folk, bluegrass and gospel. The songs of Amos and Amos, inspired by personal tragedies and triumphs, aim to spread positive messages of faith, love, hope and justice. The group shares its music Saturday at Perry Hall United Methodist Church's open-mike Folk Music Night.

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The event runs 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. The church is at 9515 Belair Road. Call 410-529-7176 or go to perryhallumc.org / folkmusicnight.

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PORTRAIT OF A MOM

WHAT / / Mother's Day in the Museum

WHEN / / 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE / / Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive

WHY / / The museum provides materials for an afternoon of art as guests create portraits of their mothers.

CONTACT / / Call 443-573-1700 or go to artbma.org.

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SHORT FILMS

WHAT / / Lightstruck 2008

WHEN / / 8 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE / / Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave.

WHY / / UMBC's Filmmakers Anonymous presents short films in a variety of genres, including narrative, experimental, documentary and surreal.

CONTACT / / Call 410-276-1651 or go to creativealliance.org.

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