Sailing open houseDespite what you may think,...


Sailing open house

Despite what you may think, sailing is not just for the idle rich. Not at the Downtown Sailing Center, anyway. The nonprofit organization offers affordable sailing lessons, sailing camps and memberships to people of all ages and skill levels. And you don't even need to own your own boat. Saturday, the center holds an open house featuring free introductory sails, tours of the center and an opportunity for visitors to learn about the center's offerings. A second open house takes place June 3. The Downtown Sailing Center has more than 30 boats, including J/22s, JY 15s and Australian 10 Access Sailing Dinghies for disabled sailors.

The Downtown Sailing Center's open houses run from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and June 3 on the waterfront by the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway. Free. Call 410-727-2884.

Youth orchestra

Say "sayonara" to members of the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra Association. The two groups that make up the association - the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra and the Greater Baltimore Youth Concert Strings - present their final concert of the season Sunday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall before heading to Japan in June, as part of a cultural exchange. The season-finale concert features Jason Love directing the orchestra in an American-themed show of Daugherty's "Route 66," Ellington's "Three Black Kings" and Dvorak's "New World" Symphony. Mary Poling leads the concert strings in Bach's Double Concerto, Wagner's "Rienzi" Overture and Rossini's Overture to "The Barber of Seville."

The Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra Association's finale concert will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. $3-$12. Call 410-780-6914.

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