Kids' convention Gavel-to-gavel fun is first order of business


The second annual Maryland Kids Convention will be held today and tomorrow at Towson State University. Sponsored by the Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families and the Maryland State Department of Education, the Kids Convention will feature live entertainment, art activities, storytelling, a hands-on science arcade and many other activities.

The event will be held in the Towson Center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Admission is $2.50 per person. Family tickets are available for $7. Children younger than 3 are admitted free. Group rates are available. Proceeds from the convention support the prevention of child abuse and neglect of the Maryland Children's Trust Fund. For more information, call (410) 832-1200 and enter code 9205.

Schedule of events SATURDAY 10:15-10:45 a.m.: Maryland Sings

11 a.m.-noon: Maryland Science Center, "What's the Matter -- Chemistry with Fizz, Foam and Flash"

1-2 p.m.: Kinderman

2:15-2:45 p.m.: Susan Ina Dance Group

3:30-4:30 p.m.: Next Door Neighbors

4:30-5:30 p.m.: Kinderman

SUNDAY 11 a.m.-noon: Maryland Science Center, "Science to Amaze and Intrigue"

1-1:45 p.m.: Kinderman

2-2:45 p.m.: Niccolo Whimsey

3-3:30 p.m.: Frank Cappelli

3:30-4:15 p.m.: Spinny Johnson

4:30-5:30 p.m.: Kinderman

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