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JOHN PAUL JONES DAY

Celebrate the father of the American Navy, John Paul Jones, and learn about his contributions during the American Revolution at a wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday at his crypt beneath the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel. Afterward, there will be a flag-raising ceremony accompanied by a musical presentation from the Fife and Drums of Prince William III and cannon demonstrations. There will also be children's activities such as a scavenger hunt, knot-tying and paper hat-making.

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John Paul Jones Day celebrations are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center at the U.S. Naval Academy, 52 King George St., Annapolis. Guided walking tours are $8; $7 for seniors; $6 for students in grades one through 12; free for preschool-age children. Call 410-293-8111.

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[DANA KINKER]

EXHIBIT

BASEBALL HISTORY

Explore the history of African-American baseball from the late 1800s to the 1960s at Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of the Negro Baseball Leagues, an exhibit at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. This exhibit features nearly 90 framed photographs divided into five sections: the Beginnings of Baseball, the Great Independents, a League of Their Own, Heyday and the Color Line Falls. This exhibit also includes tributes to black inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as displays of pennants, posters and lockers with replica uniforms.

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The "Negro Leagues Baseball" exhibit runs through July 15. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, 1601 E. North Ave. Museum admission is $6-$8 and is free for children ages 3 and younger. Call 410-563-7809 or go to ngbiwm.com.

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[DANA KINKER]

FESTIVAL

MUSIC AND ARTS

Experience the "common ground" of traditional arts at the 10th annual Roots Music and Arts Festival at the Carroll County Farm Museum on Saturday and Sunday. Headlining is guitar legend Doc Watson at 7 p.m. Saturday and Grammy-award winner Tom Chapin at 5 p.m. Sunday. This festival also offers music from various genres -- including folk, bluegrass, Celtic and blues -- on four different stages, as well as storytelling, ethnic foods and African drumming and dancing.

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Presented by Common Ground on the Hill, the music and arts festival runs 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Tickets are $40 for a weekend pass; $25 Saturday; $20 Sunday; discounts for seniors and children. Call 410-857-2771 or go to commonground onthehill.org.

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[DANA KINKER]

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