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'Tales From Down Under'

Hey, "Survivor" fan: Still need your fix of the Australian outback? This weekend, Pumpkin Theatre is showcasing the Barefoot Puppets in a production of "Tales From Down Under," a collection of Australian fairy tales and folk tales. Puppeteer Heidi Rugg brings a dozen or so of her puppets alive to help her tell several of the tales she's written, all adapted from Australian folklore. Rugg is a member of the National Capital Puppetry Guild and Puppeteers of America.

See "Tales From Down Under" at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Hannah More Arts Center, St. Timothy's School for Girls, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson. $10 at the door; $8 in advance. Call 410-828-1814.

'Excellence Concert'

Oh, to be young, gifted and talented. On Saturday, outstanding students from Towson University's preparatory divisions will perform as part of an "Excellence Concert." Young talent from the Children's Dance Division will perform Karen Muccioli's "Boogaboo," Maureen Berry's "Firedance" and other pieces. Students from the Music Preparatory, including pianists Anabelinda de Castro, 13, of Perry Hall Middle School, and Stanton Zacker, 14, a Towson University physics major, will perform classical pieces. And students from the Community Art Center Spring Program will display their art. The program ends with a collaborative effort by music and dance students.

The "Excellence Concert" takes place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Towson University, Stephens Hall Theatre, 8000 York Road. Free; but tickets required. Call 410-704-2787.

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