BALTIMORE ON THE BAY:Keep the kids amused...



Keep the kids amused all day tomorrow at the fourth annual Kids on the Bay Festival at Rash Field. This is one in a series of events that constitutes a celebration of the city's maritime traditions called Baltimore on the Bay.

Kite flying, face-painting, storytelling, a nature exhibit and arts and crafts activities are featured from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Staffers from the Cloisters Children's Museum will help kids color and create windsocks, boats and more.

At 8 p.m., watch a new event, the city's From the Sea Parade. Gigantic illuminated balloon sea creatures -- including Chester, a 35-foot-tall sea monster, a starfish, a sea horse and tropical fish -- will be tethered to lighted yachts that will parade from the HarborView Marina and Yacht Club, 1225 Key Highway, to the Inner Harbor, to Fells Point and back.


"The Great Dinosaur Game," a life-size board game featuring six robotic dinosaurs, offers a new twist to the Maryland Science Center's popular dinosaur exhibit, which returns Oct. 15 for its fifth run. Information: 685-5225. You can see and hear some national champions crowned this weekend at the Baltimore Arena. The national convention of the Sweet Adelines -- female choruses and barbershop quartets -- culminates with chorus semifinals at 1 p.m. today and finals at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets for each show are $16 and can be purchased only at the Stouffer Harborplace Hotel. Information: 547-1200.


American industrial workers are the subject of a display at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway -- just a bit south on Key Highway from the Inner Harbor.

"Working People" features 90 black-and-white photographs of men and women employed in mining and heavy industry, many of them taken by award-winning documentary photographer Milton Rogovin.

Museum hours: Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission: Adults, $3, seniors and students, $2.

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