Convention to combine entertainment, education


MARYLANDERS are invited to celebrate children and families this weekend at the state's first Kids' Convention at Towson State University.

With a flourish of entertainment, activities for children and programs for parents, the convention hopes to promote education, spotlight services for families and present a forum for the exchange of ideas on family issues. The convention is sponsored by the Governor's Office of Children, Youth and Families and area businesses.

Children's activities include a variety of art projects, displays by the Baltimore Zoo and the National Aquarium and hands-on exhibits from the Maryland Science Center. There will be entertainment -- musicians, jugglers, magicians -- from 12:15 to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. A local rock band, the Lost Angels, will play from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and Merry-Go-Round will give away a $1,000 back-to-school wardrobe during the concert.

Convention hours will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. For a recorded message with more information, call 832-1200 and press code 9222.

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