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PREAKNESS '91 10 DAYS OF CELEBRATION

THE BALTIMORE SUN

The 116th running of the Preakness Stakes is eight days away, but the fourth annual Maryland Preakness Celebration -- boasting more than 150 events throughout the state -- kicks off today and runs through May 19. Many events are free or offer reduced admission with a Preakness Pin (see note below).

The centerpiece of today's activities is the Preakness Celebration Parade, which begins at 6:45 p.m. (see map) in downtown Baltimore. The two-hour extravaganza will pay tribute Operation Desert Storm personnel and will feature scores of marching units and colorful floats, including giant helium balloon characters. WBAL-TV (Channel 11) will cover the event live beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Another focal point this weekend is a Hot Air Balloon Festival, with competitions tomorrow morning at Druid Hill Park and Sunday morning at Oregon Ridge Park. A Children's Festival, following Saturday's launch, will feature clowns, carnival games and more. In addition, the Crown Central BalloonGlow and Concert will be held tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Oregon Ridge. The balloons will be heated as night falls, creating an array of colors against the darkness. The Grammy-nominated country group the Forresters will perform. Admission is $10, with $2 off for those with a Preakness Pin.

Other festival highlights include the Concours D'Elegance "thoroughbred" automobile show -- featuring vintage and exotic race cars -- at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Inner Harbor's Rash Field, the AT&T; Great Schooner Race at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Inner Harbor, scores of horse shows and fairs throughout the state and block parties such as the "Michelob Nights" held nightly at the Water Street taverns in downtown Baltimore.

Preakness Pins available

A commemorative Preakness Pin will provide free or reduced admission to many events, as well as a chance to win more than $10,000 in prizes -- ranging from a $5,000 cash prize and trips to Amsterdam and Disney World to Orioles and Preakness tickets.

Proceeds from sale of the $2 pin will benefit the Campaign for Our Children, which seeks to prevent teen pregnancy. Pins are available at Crown gasoline stations, Rite Aid stores, Royal Farm stores and selected Preakness events. For information, call 837-3030.

Asterisk (*) denotes free or reduced admission for Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm service men and women with proper identification.

TODAY

Hot air balloon flight, Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville. 6:30 a.m. Free with pin.

YWCA Circle Promenade. Lawyers' Mall and State Circle. Annapolis. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Street festival. 268-5093. Free.

Paolo's Preakness Pasta Primavera Contest. Harborplace amphitheater. Noon. Baltimore celebrities compete to eat one pound of Paolo's pasta primavera. 332-4191. Free.

A day at Pimlico Race Course. 1 p.m. 542-9400. Free admission with pin coupon.

Baltimore African Violet Club Show and Sale. Towson Marketplace. 1 p.m.-9 p.m. 686-4667. Free.

National Junior College Lacrosse Tournament. Catonsville Community College. 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 455-4419. Admission.

True Vine Concert Series. Fine and Performing Arts Center Theatre, Catonsville Community College. 8 p.m. 455-4590. Admission.

Preakness Celebration Parade pays tribute to U.S. Armed Forces. 6:45 p.m. Live coverage by WBAL-TV and WBAL-AM Radio from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. South on Charles Street to Inner Harbor. 837-3030. Free.

Michelob Nights. Water Street taverns. 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Outdoor block party featuring dancing and live entertainment. 837-3030. Free with pin.

TOMORROW

Hot Air Balloon Competition and Children's Festival. Liftoff between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. Druid Hill Park. Children's Festival includes games, clowns, entertainment. 837-3030. The Baltimore Zoo opens at 9 a.m. Free food, prizes and $1 off admission to the zoo with Preakness Pin.

$750,000 Pimlico Special. Pimlico Race Course. Triple Crown alumni: Thoroughbred greats Unbridled and Summer Squall and promising newcomers Farma Way and Jolie's Halo expected to compete. Post time 12:30 p.m. 542-9400. Admission.

Balloonglow and concert. * Brightly lit helium balloons will light up the night sky. 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville. Forester Sisters perform at 6 p.m. with proceeds benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 837-3030. Admission ($1

off with pin).

Michelob Nights. Water Street taverns. 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Outdoor block party featuring dancing and live entertainment. 837-3030. Free with pin.

Concours d'Elegance Vintage Auto Show. * Rash Field, Inner Harbor. 10 a.m. Vintage, exotic race cars. 396-7931. Admission ($1 off with pin).

Tour Du Pont. Following a morning start from Newark, Del., more than 120 world-class cyclists race through Harford, Cecil, Carroll, Baltimore and Howard counties toward the finish line of stage two of America's premier cycling competition. (804) 649-0034. Free.

Antique Auto Show and Spring Fling. Cambridge. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Antique cars and special sidewalk sales. (301) 228-3575. Free.

Berwyn Heights Day community festival. Berwyn Heights Town Center, 5700 Berwyn Road. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (301) 345-2808. Free.

Cheverly Day. Kerley-Anderson (Cheverly) Community Center, 6401 Forest Road. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Parade, all day family fun and fireworks celebrate Cheverly's 60th birthday. (301) 445-4500. Free.

Rites of Spring rugby tournament. Lake Clifton/Eastern High School. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Rugby clubs from the East Coast and England compete in a fund-raising tournament for Children's Hospital. 576-1626. Free.

Annapolis Music Festival and Parade. St. John's Street to the City Dock, Annapolis. 9:30 a.m. High school bands from the East Coast participate. For information, call (301) 267-2884. Free.

Baltimore African Violet Club show and sale. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. See Friday.

Antique fire apparatus muster. Baker Park/Culler Lake, Frederick. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (301) 447-6627. Free.

Azalea show. * The Londontown Publick House, Annapolis. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (301) 222-1919. Admission.

Baltimore County Windsurfing and Volleyball Tournament. Rocky Point Public Beach, Essex. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 666-WIND. Free.

Charles County Charter Day Festival. Charles County Government Building. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (301) 934-9305. Free.

Marlborough Day. Main Street, Upper Marlboro. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (301) 292-9006. Free.

Scout Expo '91. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (301) 338-1700. Admission.*

White Marlin Boardwalk Band Parade and Crafts Festival. Ocean City boardwalk, North Division Street. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (301) 289-1413. Free.

YWCA Circle Promenade. See Friday.

Children's Spring Festival. The Montessori School, Lutherville. 11 p.m. 321-8555. Free.

Ellicott City May Arts Festival. * Ellicott City. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 313-2762. Admission.

May Day Celebration. Chesapeake City Historic District. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (301) 885-2475. Free.

National Junior College Lacrosse Tournament. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. See Friday.

Cinco de Mayo Festival/Mexican Independence Day. Stray Cat Cafe parking lot, Deep Creek Drive, McHenry. Noon-8 p.m. (301) 387-7440. Free.

Fells Point Preakness Festival/Run for Literacy. Market Square at the foot of Broadway. Noon-9 p.m. 276-2850. Free.

Preakness Piglet Stakes. Harborplace amphitheater. Noon-2 p.m. 332-4191. Free.

Joint Veterans Council Parade. Potomac Street, Hagerstown. 1:30 p.m. (301) 791-7151. Free.

Great Strides. Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville. 2 p.m. 1O-K walk benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 771-9000.

Maryland Bays home opener. Cedar Lane Park, Columbia. 7 p.m. Bays vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers. 880-0047. Admission.

Silks and Saddles. Baltimore Museum of Art. 9 p.m.-midnight. Dancing to Junior Cline and the Recliners. 396-6363. Admission.

Hoofbeat 4-H Saddle Club schooling show. Carroll County Agricultural Center, Westminster. 9 a.m. 848-3192. Free.

Open English horse show. Pittsville Lion Club, Hebron. 9 a.m. 835-8333. Free.

Open English horse show. St. James Academy, Monkton. 9 a.m. 771-4816. Free.

English horse show. Stoney Run Farm, North East. 9 a.m. 287-9343. Free.

Maryland Ponies of the Americas show. Harford County Equestrian Center, Bel Air. 9 a.m. (717) 993-6098. Free.

USCTA Horse Trials. Natural Resource Center, Fair Hills. 9 a.m. (301) 398-1246. Free.

McDonogh School English horse show. Owings Mill. 9 a.m. 581-4707. Free.

Trail Riders of Today Tackfest. 2177 Bollinger Mill Road, Finksburg. 6:30 p.m. 795-4262. Free.

SUNDAY

Hot air balloon competition. * Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville. Liftoff between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. 837-3030. Free with pin.

Potomac Hunt Races 39th annual steeplechase. 12:30 p.m. River and Partnership roads, Seneca. (301) 424-3600. Admission.

Belvedere Square antiques show. York Road and Belvedere Avenue. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 876-7421. Free.

Mother's Day Fair. Providence Center, Annapolis. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (301) 757-7800. Free.

Rites of Spring rugby tournament. See Saturday.

Charles Carroll House of Annapolis open house. 109 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (301) 263-2969. Donation.

Azalea show. Noon-4 p.m. See Saturday.

Preakness High School Cheerleading Contest. Harborplace amphitheater. Noon-2 p.m. 332-4191. Free.

Fells Point Race for Literacy. See Saturday.

A day at Pimlico. Post time 12:30 p.m. 542-9400. Free grandstand admission with pin coupon.

Picnic Sunday Cookout. Boordy Vineyards, Hydes. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (301) 592-5015. Reservations.

Preakness Polo Classic. Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, Monkton. 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Polo match with players from Argentina, Florida, Long Island and Maryland. (301) 557-6448. Free.

Bel Canto Singers of York. * Strathmore Hall Arts Center, North Bethesda. 7 p.m. (301) 530-0540. Admission.*

Preakness Celebration Summer Sunday concert. Harborplace amphitheater. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Baltimore Symphonic Band. 332-4191. Free.

Music in the Great Hall. St. John's College, Annapolis. 7 p.m. The Washington Camerata performs German instrumental and vocal music from the Renaissance. (301) 263-2371. Admission.

Open air concert featuring Big Cam and the Lifters. Duvall Field, College Park. 7:30 p.m. (301) 864-8877. Free.

Maryland Ponies of the Americas Show. See Saturday.

USCTA Horse Trials. See Saturday.

McDonogh School English Horse Show. See Saturday.

Maryland Combined Training Association horse trials. Hunting Ground Horse Farm, Whiteford. 9 a.m. (301) 879-4031. Free.

Maryland Pony Breeders yearling show. St. James Church, Monkton. 9 a.m. (301) 343-0468. Free.

English and Western horse show. Crystal Valley Equestrian Center, Romney, W.Va. 9 a.m. (304) 822-7444. Free.

Frederick County Schooling English and Western horse show. Frederick County Fairgrounds. 9 a.m. (301) 473-4804. Free.

Combined driving horse schooling show. Old Hope Farm, Earleville. 9 a.m. (301) 275-8318. Free.

St. Margaret's Pony Club horse show. Andover Equestrian Center, Linthicum. 9 a.m. 544-6076. Free.

Potomac Valley Dressage Association schooling show. Sugarloaf Equestrian Center, Barnesville. 9 a.m. (301) 997-3610. Free.

Howard County Pony Club Spring Fling horse trials. Howard County Hunt Club Grounds, Glenelg. 9 a.m. (301) 489-7412. Free.

Dressage and combined training tests. Annapolis Pony Club, Crystal Spring Farm. 9 a.m. (301) 268-3840. Free.

Mother's Day Breakfast Ride. Maryland Horse Center, Gaithersburg. 9 a.m. (301) 948-8585. Free.

MONDAY

Michelob Nights. Water Street taverns. 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Outdoor block party featuring dancing and live entertainment. 837-3030. Free with pin.

Preakness Celebration Banana Split Stakes. Harborplace amphitheater. Noon. Audience contestants devour ice cream in wacky eating contest. 332-4191. Free.

It's Horsing Around Lunchtime. W. Brokke's, Light Street Pavilion, Inner Harbor. Noon-3 p.m. WCAO's Brenda Bisset broadcasts live with celebrity interviews. (301) 332-4191. Free.

Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus. * Navy Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. (301) 260-6115. Admission.

TUESDAY

Michelob Nights. Water Street taverns. 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Outdoor block party featuring dancing and live entertainment. 837-3030. Free with pin.

Spring Juried Exhibition. Gallery on the Circle, Annapolis. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (301) 268-4566. Free.

Official Preakness Celebration Pie Bakeoff. Harborplace amphitheater. Noon. 332-4191. Free.

Preakness Celebration Block Party. Prince George's Equestrian Center, Upper Marlboro. 4 p.m. Rain date: May 15. (301)952-4740. Free.

It's Horsing Around Lunchtime. See Monday.

A day at Pimlico. Post time: 1 p.m. 542-9400. Free admission with pin.

Frog Frolic and Open House. National Center for the Blind, Braille and Technical Center, Baltimore. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. 659-9314. Free.

0 Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus. See Monday.

WEDNESDAY

AT&T; Great Schooner Race. 3 p.m. Inner Harbor. Tall ships compete. 837-3030. Free.

Pee-Wee Preakness. Rash Field, Inner Harbor. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Little tykes race on hobby horses as clowns and costumed mascots cheer on the jockeys. 837-4636. Free!

Horse Sports Through Time. Show Horse Arena, State Fairgrounds, Timonium. 3 p.m. Contests, drills and exhibits will depict how horses have been used over the centuries. 252-2100. Free.

Michelob Nights. Water Street taverns. 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Outdoor block party featuring dancing and live entertainment. 837-3030. Free with Pin.

Spring Juried Exhibition. See Tuesday.

Preakness Celebration Frog Hop. Fell's Point, Broadway Market Square. Noon-1 p.m. 396-9177. Free.

WQSR Maryland Preakness Celebration Oldies Lunch Hour. Harborplace amphitheater. Noon-2 p.m. Hula Hoop contests, yo-yo's and oldies. 322-4191. Free.

It's Horsing Around Lunchtime. See Monday.

Cardiac Arrest. Sheraton, Towson and Baltimore's Original Sports Bar, 34 Market Place. 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Many of Baltimore's prominent citizens are put "behind bars" as onlookers post bail to benefit the American Heart Association. 661-8000. Free.

Photo exhibit. Cecil Community College, North East. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. (301) 287-6060. Free.

THURSDAY

Triple Crown Ball. Hyatt Regency. 7 p.m. Black-tie extravaganza, benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, with Bob Hope as honorary chairman. $200 per person. 771-9000.

Michelob Nights. See Friday.

Bowling Brook Block Party. * The Westminster Inn Courtyard, Westminster. 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. (301) 857-4445. Free with pin.

Spring Juried Exhibition. See Tuesday.

Preakness Celebration Waiters Race. Harborplace amphitheater. Noon-1:30 p.m. 332-4191. Free.

It's Horsing Around Lunchtime. See Monday.

A day at Pimlico Race Course. Post time 1 p.m. 542-9400. Free admission with pin.

Preakness Mounted Relay Race. Carroll County Agricultural Center, Westminster. 9 a.m. (301) 374-9649. Free.

MAY 17 Early Times Dixie Handicap and Black Eyed Susan Stakes. Pimlico Race Course, post time 1 p.m. Two stakes races worth $400,000. 542-9400. Admission.

Michelob Nights. See last Friday.

Frederick Craft Fair. * Frederick Fairgrounds. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (717) 369-4810. Admission.

Senior Citizens Day. Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster. a.m.-3 p.m. Music, entertainment, wagon rides, crafts and food. (800) 654-4645. Admission.

U.S. Bagpiping Foundation Championship. * Fair Hill Race Track, Fair Hill. 10 a.m.-midnight. (302) 994-0134. Admission.

Spring Juried Exhibition. See Tuesday.

It's Horsing Around Lunchtime. See Monday.

Lunchtime With the Orioles. Harborplace amphitheater, Noon. Baltimore Orioles sign autographs and meet fans. 332-4191. Free.

Women's Match Racing Championship. Inner Harbor. Noon. Olympians and world-renowned sailors from the United States, Soviet Union and other European nations compete in J/22s. 752-1667. Free.

Bowling Brook Block Party. See Thursday.

Studio Artists Annual Exhibit. Howard County Center for the Arts. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 465-6700. Free.

Chorus concert. Fine and Performing Arts Center Theatre, Catonsville Community College. 8 p.m. 455-4590. Free.

4-H horseman's clinic. Queen Anne's 4-H Park, Centerville. 9 a.m. (301) 758-0166. Free.

MAY 18 116th running of the Preakness Stakes. Middle jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. Pimlico Race Course. Gates open at 8:30 a.m.; first post time 11:30 a.m. Daylong infield party with live music, prize giveaways. 542-9400. Admission.

New Windsor May Day. New Windsor carnival grounds. 6 a.m.-5 p.m. (301) 635-2408. Free.

Eighth annual bluefish tournament on the Chesapeake Bay. 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More than $225,000 in cash and prizes. (301) 768-8666. Entry fee.

Antique Aircraft Fly-In. Horns Point Aerodrome, Dorchester County. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (301) 228-1899. Free.

29th annual Colonial Highland Gathering. * Maryland Natural Resources Area, Fair Hill. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Scottish country dancing and games. (301) 994-0134. Admission.

350th Anniversary of St. Thomas Manor and St. Ignatius Church. Port Tobacco. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Festival celebrates anniversary of the oldest continuously active Catholic Church in the United States. (301) 934-8759. Free.

Frederick Craft Fair. See May 17.

Days in May. White Horse Park, Ocean Pines. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. House tours, crafts and entertainment. (301) 641-5306. Free.

2-for-1 Day at Hammond Harwood House. Annapolis. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 18th century historic house. (301) 369-1714. Pay one admission-get one free.

International Museum Day. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Films, tours and half-price museum membership opportunities. (301) 326-2042. Free.

Laurel's Main Street Festival and Parade. Laurel. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (301) 725-1234. Free.

National Pike Festival. Route 40 in Boonsboro, Hagerstown, Clearspring, Hancock. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (301) 791-3130. Free.

Tot 'Lympics. * Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington. 10 a.m.-noon. Children 5 and under will participate in contests and competitions. (301) 292-8333. Admission.*

Springfest. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (301) 745-9235. Admission.

Women's Match Racing Championship. 10 a.m. See May 17.

Chesapeake Hobie Cat Fleet 54 Sailboat Regatta. Gunpowder Falls State Park, Chase. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (301) 433-4042. Free.

Spring Juried Exhibition. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See May 14.

Calvert County Festival and Trade Fair. * Prince Frederick Fairgrounds. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (301) 535-2577. Admission.

Spring Festival. Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (301) 590-9638.

Free.

Columbia Park Kentland Community Spring Festival. Landover. Noon-5 p.m. (301) 386-2278. Free.

Dundalk-Eastfield Italian Festival. * Dundalk Heritage Park. Noon-10 p.m. 887-7155. Admission.

Kent Island Days. Stevensville. Noon. (301) 758-2300. Free.

Preakness Celebration Lunchtime Concert. Harborplace amphitheater. Noon-1 p.m. Gene Walker Orchestra featuring big band jazz and contemporary music. 332-4191. Free.

Preakness Fun Fly. Fifth Street and the beach, Ocean City. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Kite flying with prizes for kids. (301) 289-6852. Free.

Bowling Brook Block Party. See Thursday.

Preakness Semiformal Ballroom Dance. * Teamster's Union Hall, Erdman Ave. 10 p.m. (301) 764-3228. Admission.

CCHSA-Rated English horse show. St. Timothy's School, Stevenson. 8:30 a.m. For information, call (301) 486-5483. Free.

4-H horseman's clinic. See May 17.

Free State Riding Club English and Western horse show. Club Grounds, Bowie. 9 a.m. (301) 262-0164. Free.

Pleasure driving horse show. Stepping Stone Museum, Havre de Grace. 9 a.m. (301) 836-1754. Free.

English horse show. Hopewell Training Center, Port Deposit. 9 a.m. (301) 378-3839. Free.

Iron Bridge Pony Club horse trials. Iron Bridge Hunt Club Grounds, Sandy Spring. 9 a.m. (301) 490-2130. Free.

English Horse Show Oldefield Farm. Glenco Road, Sparks. 9 a.m. (301) 472-4596. Free.

Potomac Valley Dressage Association USDF and AHSA Show. Maryland Horse Center, Gaithersburg. 9 a.m. (301) 869-2504. Free.

Ride-A-Thon to benefit the Center for Equine Therapy. Dun Roman Stables, Towson. 9 a.m. (301) 433-6915. Free.

MAY 19 Geisha Handicap. $100,000 stakes race. Pimlico Race Course, post time 12:30 p.m. 542-9400. Admission.

MSSA eighth annual Bluefish Tournament. See May 18.

Carroll Kennel Club Dog Show. Carroll County Agricultural Center, Westminster. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (301) 875-2750. Admission.

Antique Aircraft Fly-In. See May 18.

Arbutus Arts Festival. East Drive, Arbutus. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Rain date: May 26). 247-2866. Free.

12th annual Hispanic Festival. Lane Manor Park, Adelphi. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (301) 445-4500. Free.

Fourth annual Preakness Auction and Brunch. Cross Keys Inn. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Silent and live auctions with items donated by "Baltimore's Best," to benefit Baltimore Association for Retarded Citizens. (301) 323-5600. Admission.

Days in May. See May 18.

May Day art show. Concord Point Lighthouse Grounds, Havre de Grace. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (301) 939-1498. Free.

Frederick Craft Fair. See May 17.

National Pike Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See May 18.

Spring Juried Exhibition. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See May 14.

Chesapeake Hobie Cat Fleet 54 sailboat regatta. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. See May 18.

Antique Vehicle Show and Founders' Day. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (301) 257-3892. Free.

Women's Match Racing Championship. 11 a.m. See May 17.

Beltsville Day. Beltsville Community Center, 3900 Sellman Road. Noon-5 p.m. (301) 937-6613. Free.

Calvert County Festival and Trade Fair. Noon-5 p.m. See May 18.

Dundalk-Eastfield Italian Festival. See May 18.

Ferndale Day. Broadview Boulevard, Ferndale. Noon-6 p.m. (301) Free.

Highlandtown Merchants Association's Preakness Fun Festival. Eastern Avenue and Conkling Street. Noon-7 p.m. (301) 276-4780. Free.

Kent Island Days. See May 18.

Rose Hill Day Festival. Rose Hill Manor Museum, Frederick. Noon-4 p.m. (301) 694-1648. $1 parking.

Mayflowers Garden Tour and Tea. * William Paca Gardens, Annapolis. 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (301) 267-6656. Admission.

Heart Cup Amateur Croquet Tournament and Lawn Party. Rash Field, Inner Harbor. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (301) 661-8000. Free for spectators.

Heritage Day. Belair Stables, Bowie. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (301) 262-6200. Free.

Picnic Sunday Cookout. See last Sunday.

Preakness Best Friends Walk for United Cerebral Palsy. Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Participants take their pets for a walk in the park. (301) 484-4540. Free.

Preakness Family Picnic. North of New Market. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. (301) 795-6432. Admission.

Learning Bank's Bowling for Scholars. Towson Fair Lanes. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. A bowling party to benefit the Learning Bank, an adult literacy center. (301) 659-5452.

Maryland Preakness Celebration Sunday Concert Series. Harborplace amphitheater. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Elkridge chapter of the Sweet Adelines. 332-4191. Free.

4-H horseman's clinic. See May 17.

Potomac Valley Dressage Association USDF and AHSA Show. See May 18.

Plantation Walking Horse Club of Maryland's Members Fun Horse Show. Dun Roman Stables, Towson. 9 a.m. (301) 296-5945. Free.

Rose Hill Carriage Society driving show. Rose Hill Manor, Frederick. 9 a.m. (301) 662-1909. Free.

Old-fashioned children's horse show. Stepping Stone Museum, Havre de Grace. 9 a.m. (301) 836-1754. Free.

Trail Riders of Today pleasure ride. Little Bennett Park, Montgomery County. 9 a.m. (301) 253-6268. Free.

Horsemaster's 4-H Club trail ride. Rosaryville State Park, Croom. 9 a.m. (301) 932-1258. Free.

Windy Knoll Horsemen open horse show. Club Grounds, Severn Chapel Road, Crownsville. 9 a.m. (301) 987-1896. Free.

Twin Rivers Riding Club English and Western horse show. St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Leonardtown. 9 a.m. (301) 862-2268. Free.

Maryland Western Horse Association horse show, Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship. 9 a.m. (301) 747-0363. Free.

Cherokee Raiders Western horse show. Harford County Equestrian Center, Bel Air. 9 a.m. (301) 668-0659. Free.

Fasig-Tipton 2-year-old thoroughbred sale. Timonium Sales Pavilion, State Fairgrounds, Timonium. 9 a.m. (215) 444-9000. (On May 19, [301] 252-5860.) Free.

Maryland Region Pony Club D dressage rally. Crystal Spring Farm, Annapolis. Hosted by the Annapolis Pony Club. 9 a.m. (301) 268-3840. Free.

Mountain Top Saddle Club open horse show. Garrett County Fairgrounds, McHenry. 10:30 a.m. (301) 387-4550. Free.

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