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More than 500 antique and classic cars -- all buffed and trimmed for being seen -- are featured in the Antique and Classic Car Show this weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center and Festival Hall. Organizers expect to attract 30,000 people to the two-day event, which includes an auction, an antique auto-parts mart and, courtesy of a vendor, giving away a 1955 Mercury Montclair. Also on display will be former basketball great's Wilt Chamberlain's custom-built 1971 Maserati Ghibli. Admission: $7 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12. A two-day ticket is $12 for adults, $6 for children. Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Information: (800) 227-3868.


Take the kids to an outdoor performance of "Peter and the Wolf." The Baltimore Symphonic Band plays the score, and homeless advocate Bea Gaddy narrates the tale at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater. Sponsored by Harborplace and the Bank of Baltimore, the concert -- which is free -- is the final event in the "Invest in Kids" children's series.


Hop on a train to a Civil War camp, complete with Union soldiers, tents and horses. The B&O; Railroad Museum and Mount Clare Mansion will sponsor a Civil War re-enactment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday at Carroll Park. More than 300 soldiers from regiments up and down the East Coast will perform artillery demonstrations and drill routines. The Lafayette, the train that will be transporting soldiers between the staging area at the museum and the camp, is a replica of the 1837 locomotive used during the war. And the William Mason, a Civil War-era original, also will be under steam. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children over 5. There are no additional charges for the encampment and train ride. Combination tickets are available. Jack Lenor Larsen, an international designer of textiles from New York, will be in town for the opening of "Jack Lenor Larsen: Designer/Collector -- A Retrospective" from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the National Museum of Ceramic Art, 250 W. Pratt St. The exhibit includes Mr. Larsen's textiles as well as his personal collection of ceramics and porcelain.


The two-masted schooner Bluenose II from Nova Scotia is scheduled to arrive in port at 2 p.m. Wednesday, docking at the Inner Harbor's Finger Piers. Details next week.

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