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Explore marine biology

Dive into the world of marine biology on Saturday at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences' Horn Point Laboratory. This year's open house theme is "Exploring Changes In Your Environment: From Microorganisms To Chesapeake Bay and Planet Earth." The laboratory welcomes visitors with self-guided tours, exhibits, presentations and hands-on activities. Scientists, students and staff will highlight current environmental changes. Children will enjoy activities and projects throughout the campus, including a touch tank filled with bay animals.

UMCES Horn Point Laboratory is located on the banks of the Choptank River near Cambridge. From Route 50 in Cambridge, take Route 343 west (Washington Street) for 3.5 miles to Horn Point Road and turn right. Proceed 1.5 miles to "Ram" gate; zTC follow parking attendant's instructions. Saturday's open house is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information call 410-228-9250 Ext 609. Admission is free.

Horses and horsepower

Cruise Ocean City today through Sunday and enjoy the Preakness with a retro appeal. Visitors can watch the Preakness broadcast live at Ocean Downs Saturday and still take part in "Cruisin' Ocean City," a four-day citywide event that brings back those classic cars and street rods with rock and roll and give horse racing a twist. Activities include a 600-car parade, automotive flea market, a car show and a concert featuring the Diamond Rio Band with guest Michael Hoover and his Memories of Elvis show.

"Cruisin' Ocean City" will be held on the Boardwalk in Ocean Downs in Ocean City. The Diamond Rio concert will be at Bally's at Ocean Downs at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $21 or $19 in advance and can be purchased through TicketMaster at 800-551-SEAT. For more information or a schedule of events, call 410-641-0600.

Gettysburg bluegrass

The 37th Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival begins today and runs through Sunday at Granite Hill Campground in Pennsylvania. The headline act will be Alison Krauss and Union Station, who will perform Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Other acts during the four-day festival include the Del McCoury Band, Ralph Stanley, Blue Daze, the Scott Brannon Band, the Isaacs and the Lewis Family. There will be beginner clog dance lessons, a jam session for beginning "pickers," food and crafts.

Granite Hill Campground is six miles west of Gettysburg, on Route 116. For a complete schedule of show times and ticket prices, which vary, call 800-642-8368.

Pub Date: 5/14/98

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