Entertainers, exotic animals to perform under the big top


The circus comes to Fort Meade tomorrow.

The Carson and Barnes 5-Ring Wild Animal Circus is one of the biggest under a tent, with more than 100 exotic animals and performers from Italy, Russia, Argentina, China and Peru.

The circus will begin setting up 8 a.m. at Smallwood Hall on Williams Road, using elephants to do the heavy lifting.

The circus midway will open at 4 p.m. with games, a snake show and elephant and camel rides. Saturday's midway show will begin at 1 p.m.

Performances are at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. tomorrow, and Saturday's shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Midway activities cost 25 cents to $3.

Tickets to the show are $8 in advance or $10.50 at the door for adults and $4 in advance and $6 at the door for children ages 2 to 11. Children under 2 are admitted free.

Tickets are available through TicketMaster, at the circus box office or at the McGill Recreation Center, on Zimborski Avenue at Fort Meade, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Area choruses to present concert to benefit needy

The Sons of the Severn a cappella chorus will present a concert of barbershop harmony Saturday at Archbishop Spalding High School on New Cut Road with choruses and ensembles from the metropolitan area.

Admission to the 7: 30 p.m. concert is a donation of canned or nonperishable food items for the North County Emergency Outreach Network, a coalition of area churches, service groups, businesses and the county department of Social Services that provide services to the needy and the homeless.

Monetary donations also will be accepted.

Sweet Adeline choruses from Dundalk and Elkridge, the Harbor City Chorus from Baltimore and ensembles from Glen Burnie, Chesapeake and Old Mill high schools will perform along with the host group.

Classic car show to aid impoverished families

Little red Corvettes, '57 Chevys, '65 Mustangs and more classic cars will be shined, buffed and ready for show this weekend at the greater Severna Park Spring Car Show.

The classic car show is a benefit for the needy. The admission -- canned foods or nonperishable food items -- will go to the Severna Park Assistance Network, providing service to impoverished families.

Owners of cars made in 1983 or earlier will line the lot of Park Plaza Mall from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and revel in music of the 1950s and 1960s. Park Plaza merchants will add to the car show ambience with a beach party theme. Chocolate trophies will be awarded to the owners of the best-looking cars.

Foreign and domestic cars are welcome. There is a $10 registration fee to enter the show. Information: Diane or Doug Nichols at 410-987-9255.

Magothy United Methodist sponsors auctions tomorrow

Vacations, gift certificates and Beanie Babies will be up for bid tomorrow at Magothy United Methodist Church on Mountain Road. Make your best offer for a one-week vacation to Ocean City, a guided whitewater rafting trip or a 12-foot sailboat at the silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. or the live auction that begins at 8 p.m.

The auction benefits two Pasadena youths who are raising money for a missionary trip to west Africa. Justin Clulow and Jeremiah Wentz, both 16, have worked for nearly a year to raise $8,000 for the two-month trip to Ghana.

Admission to the auction is $3. Information and directions: 410-255-0984.

Pub Date: 5/28/98

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