Jet ski tourney held todayThe second round...


Jet ski tourney held today

The second round of the Maryland State Jet Ski Championships starts today at 11 a.m. behind the Convention Center at 40th Street. Events include closed-course racing, slalom and freestyle competition.

Registration takes place from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Days Inn on 42nd Street and Coastal Highway and is open to all with jet skis. There's a spectator's fee of $3, with children under 12 admitted free with adult supervision.

The championships are sanctioned by the International Jet Ski Boating Association, which has more than 20,000 members in the United States. More than 130 riders took part in the first round, which was held May 5 in Middle River.

If you like to play golf and want to raise money for the American Lung Association of Maryland, the Great Ocean City Miniature Golf Marathon is for you. The event is Saturday (rain date is June 8) at the five Old Pro miniature golf courses along Coastal Highway from 23rd Street to 136th Street.

Registration and tee time is 11 a.m. at Old Pro's 28th Street course. For a $10 admission or a minimum of $25 in pledges, golfers can play an unlimited number of holes until 3 p.m. at any Old Pro location.

Participants who sign up in advance and collect pledges can compete for prizes that include shirts, CD's and Ocean City dinners. The person collecting the highest amount wins a two-day trip to King's Dominion.

To sign up, call 548-1613 from the Ocean City area or (800638-5363.

Berlin Village Fair offers arts, music

The Berlin Village Fair comes alive Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of the Calvin B. Taylor Museum on Main Street in Berlin.

Artisans will offer handmade clothes, pottery, baskets, stained glass and jewelry at the fair. The local garden club will sell herbs, flowers and used garden tools and equipment.

Kids can visit an Indian tepee and have their faces painted, with proceeds benefiting the preservation of Berlin's Stephen Decatur Park.

In addition to the Berlin history displayed at the museum, fairgoers can observe a collection of antique dolls.

Folk music by Bob Zentz and the Rattlin' Bog, blues from singer-songwriter Karen Goldberg and bluegrass by the band Country Grass will provide the village fair background sounds.

The fair will be highlighted by a concert at the nearby Berlin firehouse hall. The show starts at 8 p.m. with the electric folk music of the Eclectics. Headlining the evening is the blues-rock band Brother Lowdown. Concert tickets are $5. For details, call 641-0784.

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