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Preview a new documentary about baseball legend Babe Ruth at the museum that bears his name, 216 Emory St. See snippets of a film produced by Arts and Entertainment producer Peter Tarshis, who will conduct lectures at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Before the viewing, Mr. Tarshis will discuss how topics are selected for the cable network's "Biography" series. The presentation is free with museum admission, which is $4.50 for adults, $2 for children 5 to 16 and $3 for seniors. Museum members free. Reservations required. Call 727-1539.

The folks at the Inner Harbor Ice Rink at Rash Field want you to squeeze in a little more winter fun before the holidays wind down. Extra skating sessions have been added for those looking for a playful way to spend the last week of the year.

From Dec. 26 through Dec. 30, the rink will be open from 10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Show up for a round of skating today and you'll be treated to live music by the Infinity Brass Quintet and the T-Bone Five. Enjoy free cookies and candy canes between skates.

Today's hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

On New Year's Eve, the rink will be open from noon to 2 p.m., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission: $3.75. Children 4 and under skate free. Skate rental is $1.75. Information: 385-0675.


The National Aquarium is looking for volunteers to fill such positions as exhibit guide, receptionist, gift shop clerk, office assistant, horticulture assistant and mascot. Staffers hope to fill more than 150 spots.

You must be a high school graduate, at least 18, and willing to work 3 1/2 hours a week. Training for exhibit guides will be done from Feb. 5 to March 26. All other volunteers attend an orientation on Feb. 5 with three days of on-the-job training. The deadline for applications is Jan. 28. Information: 576-3886.


Party animals take note. A New Year's Eve bash at the Baltimore Convention Center will feature country bands, comedians, kids' activities, a jazz singer and more -- all under one roof. Not to mention the annual fireworks at the Inner Harbor. Details next week.

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