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'Abilities Count'

The lowdown -- The "Abilities Count" Sports Expo will take place tomorrow at the Farring-Baybrook Recreation Center. Adults and children with disabilities have the chance to go kayaking and horseback riding, and play other sports.

If you go -- The recreation center is at 4501 Farring Court. All participants must pre-register. Call 410-396-7072.

Great Grapes

The lowdown -- Sample hundreds of wines from around the globe, listen to live music and see wine pairing demonstrations at the Great Grapes Wine, Arts and Food Festival this weekend. The Junkyard Saints, the Players Band, Deanna Bogart, David Bach, Annie Sidley and Dani Cortaza will perform.

If you go -- The festival runs noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, 1450 Generals Highway in Crownsville. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and access to wine-paring demos. Tickets are $20 at the gate, $17 in advance, $15 for groups of 20 or more and $10 for designated drivers. Admission for children younger than 12 is free. Call 800-830-3976 or visit un corkthefun.com.

Dig into history

The lowdown -- Explore history at Tidewater Archaeology Days on Saturday and Sunday in historic St. Mary's City. Visitors can take guided tours of the archaeology laboratory, learn

how researchers re-create the past and explore the dig site of one of the best-preserved Colonial sites in the country.

If you go -- The activities run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $3.50 for ages 3-12. The visitor's center is at Route 5 South and Rosecroft Road in St. Mary's City. Call 240-895- 4990 or visit stmaryscity.org.


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