See pros putt
Enjoy a day outdoors while watching well-known professional golfers, including Wayne Levi, Tom Watson, Peter Jacobsen and Raymond Floyd, as they compete in the Constellation Energy Classic today through Sunday. Proceeds will be distributed to charities that includeKennedy Krieger Institute, Living Classrooms Foundation and Maryland Special Olympics.
Activities for spectators include the Cal Ripken Putting Contest and Dennis Walters Golf Show on Saturday and the $10,000 Power Putt Challenge on Sunday.
The Constellation Energy Classic will take place at Hayfields Country Club, 700 Hayfields Road in Hunt Valley. Admission for children younger than 16 is free if accompanied by a ticketed adult. Day-pass tickets are $10 today and $15 for any one day tomorrow through Sunday. Gates open at 7 a.m. today and 30 minutes before the first tee time tomorrow through Sunday. Free parking, with a shuttle to the event, is available off the Shawan Road Exit of Interstate 83. Call 410-234-7225 or visit www. ceclassic.com for event and ticket information.
Irish eyes are smiling
Experience a day in Ireland by visiting the Tour of Ireland at the Fifth Regiment Armory tomorrow through Sunday. Previously known as the Baltimore Irish Festival, this event features music, dancing, history, food and drinks, all inspired by Irish culture. Tomorrow night, Mayor O'Malley is bringing his band out of retirement for a performance. Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul are scheduled to perform Saturday evening. While listening to the music, visitors can try traditional Irish food and drink.
New to the festival this year is the "Men in Kilts" 5K Race at 8 a.m. Saturday. Bagpipers will serenade the runners and spectators during this unique run that offers prizes to the fastest participants who cross the finish line wearing a kilt. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Irish Charities of Maryland.
Tour of Ireland will take place at the Fifth Regiment Armory, 29th Division Street, Howard and Pratt streets. The festival will run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults; $7 for those over age 65; $5 for young adults (ages 12 to 17); free for children younger than age 12.
Sample the finest wines from 15 Maryland wineries at the 22nd Maryland Wine Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Festivalgoers can attend seminars and share their opinions and learn about the wines. Winemaking demonstrations are held throughout the day.
Saturday's Maryland Wine Festival Bike Tour raises funds for asthma research.
The Maryland Wine Festival is at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St. in Westminster. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $20 for adults ages 21 and older with a valid ID; $5 for ages 7 to 20; free for children younger than 6. For more information, call 410-386-3880 or 800-654-4645; or go to ccgov.carr.org/farm.