Also in yesterday's editions, an incorrect date was given for the opening of a permanent exhibit on local pharmaceutical and drug industries at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The exhibit will open Dec. 2.
+ The Sun regrets the errors.
THANKSGIVING, THE PARADE:
Weather permitting, the city's annual Thanksgiving Parade will strut eastward across Pratt Street beginning at 11 a.m. tomorrow, starting near Eutaw Street and ending at Market Place.
Baltimore's own Vincent Pettway, who won the International Boxing Federation's junior middleweight boxing championship on Sept. 17, will be grand marshal.
More than 90 units are booked to participate, including marching bands from City College, Elkton and Dulaney high schools, equestrian units, drum-and-bugle corps, clowns and mascots. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, fresh from its triumphant Asian tour, will take part, too.
And finally, there will be Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.
Ever wonder how Noxzema, which had its humble origins in Baltimore, came to be? Check the Baltimore Museum of Industry, which opens of a new, permanent exhibit today on Baltimore's pharmaceutical and drugstore industry.
There, at 1415 Key Highway, you'll find the Bunting Drugstore, a replica of the Baltimore business where in 1914, Dr. George Bunting first mixed up what would become world-known as skin-cream Noxzema, the foundation for a profitable corporation named Noxell. Information: 727-4808, Ext. 105.
LOTS GOING ON:
Appearing simultaneously this weekend at the Convention Center are International Gem and the Suburban Baltimore Coin shows. Information on both: (800) 899-9940.
* Mayor Kurt Schmoke and his family are having their annual pre-holiday open house at City Hall from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. If you go, take an item of nonperishable food to help the needy.
* And finally, remember the colorful Festival of Trees fund-raiser for the Kennedy-Krieger Institute that thousands attended each holiday-time at Festival Hall? Well, Festival Hall's demolished for a larger Convention Center, but you can see the trees at a new venue this year, the Maryland State Fairgrounds on York Road in Timonium, starting Wednesday. It runs through Nov. 27. Information: 550-9460.