The Free Sheet

A Roundup Of Regional Freebies

July 17, 2008|By JENNIFER CHOI

Got a milk mustache?

The Milk Mustache Mobile Tour continues to make stops in the area through Sunday to encourage healthy living and celebrate moms who create nutrition-conscious homes. Visitors can get mustache photos taken, sample low-fat and fat-free milk from local dairies, win prizes, get exercise advice from fitness experts and speak with a registered dietitian. Baltimore residents can also submit a 30-second video nominating a local mom for the inaugural Chief Health Officer Contest. The winning mom receives the title of America's Chief Health Officer and has the chance to appear in a milk mustache advertisement.

Events take place 11 a.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow at Sam's Club, 424 George Clauss Blvd., Severn; 5 p.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow at Greenbelt Consumer Co-op, 121 Center Way, Greenbelt; noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Lauer's Supermarket, 8095-A Edwin Raynor Blvd., Pasadena; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at Bi Rite Supermarket, 5950 Belair Road; and 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday at Shoppers, 6500 Eastern Ave. Go to


Artifacts from Arabia

Faces of Ancient Arabia: The Giraud and Carolyn Foster Collection of South Arabian Art, featuring items from South Arabia - now known as Yemen - dating from the sixth century B.C. to the fourth century A.D., paintings and drawings by contemporary Yemeni artists, and photographs of the nation's people, landscape and architecture, runs Sunday through Sept. 7 at the Walters Art Museum. Most of the ancient artifacts, which include about 100 statues, sculptures, relief carvings and inscribed blocks, consist of alabaster.

Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. The museum is at 600 N. Charles St. Call 410-547-9000 or go to


A night at Evergreen

The Summer Evening at Evergreen, taking place today, allows visitors to peruse the first floor of the Evergreen Museum and Library after hours, walk through the outdoor Sculpture at Evergreen exhibit and watch a performance of The Twelfth Night by the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival in the meadow. Guests can picnic during the performance.

Open-house events run 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. today. The performance starts at 8 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5. Call 410-516-0341 or go to


Latin music in park

On Sunday, Orquesta Son de Aqui, an 11-piece Latin music band, performs on Patterson Park's Pagoda Hill. The group, known for its classic salsa sound, has performed with well-known Puerto Rican artists, such as Yolanda Rivera, and at the Kennedy Center.

The concert runs 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday. The park is at West Lombard Street and South Patterson Park Avenue. The rain date is Wednesday. Call 410-276-3676 or go to


Civil War Encampment

What: Civil War Encampment

When: 9 p.m.-dusk Saturday and Sunday

Where: The Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster

Why: Watch Civil War re-enactments and listen to lectures, including one on Union Mill's role in the Battle at Gettysburg.

Contact: 410-848-2288 or


Sean Grace Band

What: The Sean Grace Band performs as part of the Traveling Bands Concert Series.

When: 7 p.m. tomorrow

Where: Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane, Ellicott City. Patrons can bring blankets, chairs, food and beverages, but alcohol is prohibited.

Why: Listen to a fusion of classical, celtic-folk, progressive rock and jazz music.

Contact: 410-313-7275


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