The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers hits stores in a two-disc set with the movie and a few other extras. But hold out until November, and you'll get the extended theatrical version with documentaries, commentaries and even more goodies. Depends on your level of patience, we presume. page 8t.
The softer side of Georgetown, particularly along the C&O; Canal towpath, is marked by quaint shops, cozy cafes and waterfront walking areas. page 16t.
At this weekend's Ukrainian Festival on Linwood Avenue, try a perogi, check out traditional arts and crafts and toast the country at the beer garden. page 31t.
Challenge your sense of direction at two corn mazes, including the Bald Eagle USA Corn Maze, which opens this weekend at North Run Farm. page 32t.
Lily's Southwestern Grill in Columbia features a menu that's all over the map -- offering tastes from Mexico, Argentina, New Orleans and Santa Fe. page 11t.
PICK OF THE WEEK
What: Fall Maryland RV Show
When: Saturday and Sunday and Sept. 12-14; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays
Where: Timonium Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium
Why: Since so many folks are keen on having fun and staying out of the sky, RVs are rapidly becoming a popular family mode of travel. More than 85 brand names will be displaying motor homes, conversion vans, camping accessories and more. Dealers will be available to answer all questions.
Information: Call 410-561-7323 or visit www.mdrv.com
-- Brian Meltzer