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Musician for a day

Ever want to be a musician? Here's your chance. In recognition of National Arts and Humanities Month, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will hold a free "Musical Open House" Saturday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Would-be musicians can learn to conduct the symphony, play an instrument, sing along with members of the BSO Chorus or join a musical petting zoo by trying out various instruments used by the orchestra.

There will also be guided tours of the BSO Music Library and an opportunity to meet members of the symphony and learn about life as an orchestra member.

Meyerhoff Hall is at 1212 Cathedral St. Call (410) 783-8000. As many as 200 sailboats will be on display at Annapolis City Dock for the 26th annual United States Sailboat Show Oct. today through Monday.

Considered the world's largest in-water sailboat show, this year's event will have the largest display of new catamarans and trimarans ever assembled. There are also one-design racers, dinghies, inflatables, yacht tenders, rowing shells and other small boats, plus equipment, accessories and many other items. Other features of the show are mini sailing lessons from the demonstration docks, seminars, a replica of the original America's Cup yacht, an appearance on Saturday by America's Cup skipper Dennis Connor and 90-minute cruises aboard the 74-foot schooner Woodwind for a fee of $15 for adults, $10 for 12 and under.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (VIP Day with limited number of tickets available to public); 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday. Show admission is $11 for adults; $5 for all children (12 and under including infants). VIP tickets for Thursday cost $25. Take U.S. Route 50 to Annapolis/Rowe Blvd. Exit 24 south and follow signs to nearby parking. Continuous shuttle service is available to the show. Call (410) 268-8828.

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