The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

May 15, 2008|By NICHOLAS TESTA

PICNIC JAM

Known for its mellow but stirring sounds, the Bridge is a natural choice for a relaxing outdoor concert. The jam band incorporates elements of funk and blues and has performed at the All Good Music Festival. Temple Oheb Shalom hosts the band for its annual picnic and outdoor concert Sunday.

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The picnic starts at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The temple is at 7310 Park Heights Ave. Call 410-358-0108 or go to templeohebshalom .org.

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A SURE HIT

The Wiffle ball was introduced in 1953 as a new type of lightweight ball that could easily curve and sink. Saturday and Sunday, Reedbird Park will host the "Get Wiff It" Baltimore tournament and festival, two days of competition and celebration. Highlights include competitive Wiffle ball games, games of skill, food and music.

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The festival is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The park is at 201 Reedbird Ave. Call 410-962-7070 or go to getwiffit.com.

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ACRE OF ART

Since 1990, Studio 6001 has presented its Spring Opening. Sunday, founder Moris Wolk provides an acre of land for more than 20 seasoned and budding artists to display works in a variety of media. The artists have crafted paintings, sculptures, stained glass and even clothing for this public event.

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The show is noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The studio is at 6001 Pimlico Road, Mount Washington. Call 410-764-5611.

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CELEBRATING SPRING

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WHAT / / Mount Airy May Fest

WHEN / / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE / / 1 S. Main St., Mount Airy

WHY / / To celebrate spring with two days of festivities ranging from live music to obstacle courses. Vendors will be on hand with furniture, jewelry, pottery and a variety of food.

CONTACT / / Call 301-829-2112 or go to mountairymain street.org.

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SPEED READING

With its annual book festival and regular homages to Edgar Allan Poe, it's no surprise that Baltimore is home to many writers. Tonight five such writers and poets, Baltimore natives and new arrivals, come together for the rapid-fire Three-Legged-Dog Reading. This Minas Gallery event features both prose and poetry readings by Merrill Feitell, Matt Hart, Amanda Nadelberg, Paul Otremba and Adam Robinson.

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The reading is at 6:30 p.m. today. The gallery is at 815 W. 36th St. Call 410-732-4258 or go to minas galleryandboutique.com.

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SUNSET SPYING

WHAT / / Wednesday Evening Bird Walk

WHEN / / 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday

WHERE / / Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave.

WHY / / Explore Fort McHenry and the surrounding area with ornithologist Jim Peters, and spot some of the bay's birds as they settle down for the night.

CONTACT / / Call 410-962-4290 or go to nps.gov / fomc.

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