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Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Sizzlin' Summer

Wet Hot American Fun

In Sizzlin Summer Intro

Summer sucks. At least in the city. At least in this city, where it's so smoggy and sticky and stinky. But don't just sit and sweat. Get out and make the best of it. City Paper's annual Sizzlin' Summer calendar can help. In these pages, we tell you what there is to do between now and Labor Day, and ... [MORE]


Sizzlin Summer Calendar: Summer makes some people so happy they want to sing, especially if they get paid to do it. Here are some folks who are singing, and playing too, for your amusement this summer.ALLEN POND PARK3330 Nort [5/22/2002]


Sizzlin Summer Calendar: Not all theaters are dark during the summer. The spotlights are shining at the following.ADVENTURE THEATRE7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, Md., (301) 320-5331.To June 2, Jack and the B [5/22/2002]

Baltimore City

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONAfrican-American Cultural Tours, 10 E. Lee St., suite 707, (410) 727-0755. Baltimore-Area Convention and Visitors Association, 100 Light St., (410) 659-7300, (800) 282-6632.Baltimore City A [5/22/2002]

Baltimore County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONBaltimore County Conference and Visitors Bureau, Towson Town Center, 825 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, (410) 296-4886, Maryland Mass Transit Administration, call for MTA t [5/22/2002]

Allegany County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONAllegany County Arts Council, (301) 777-2787.Allegany County Convention and Visitors Council, Western Maryland Railway Station, 13 Canal St., Cumberland, (800) 425-2067, www.mdmountainside. [5/22/2002]

Anne Arundel County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONAmanda's B&B Reservation Service, (800) 899-7533, www.amanda' Annapolis Accommodations, (800) 715-1000, and Anne Arundel County Conference and Vis [5/22/2002]

Calvert County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONCalvert County Department of Economic Development, Courthouse, Prince Frederick, (800) 331-9771, Garden on St. John, Solomons, (410) 326-4640, www. [5/22/2002]

Caroline County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONCaroline County Economic Development and Tourism, 16 N. Second St., Denton, (410) 479-4188.SPORTS & RECREATIONCaroline County Shooting Preserve, Denton, (410) 479-3004. Clay birds and such [5/22/2002]

Carroll County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONCarroll County Visitors Center, 210 E. Main St., Westminster, (800) 272-1933, County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, (410) 848-7775. Thi [5/22/2002]

Cecil County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONCecil County Tourism, 1 Seahawk Drive, suite 114, North East, (800) 232-4595, East Chamber of Commerce, 111 S. Main St., suite 210, North East, (410) 287-2659, [5/22/2002]

Charles County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONCharles County Visitors Bureau, La Plata, (800) 766-3386, Heritage Society Museum, 7485 Crain Highway, La Plata, (301) 843-0371. The l [5/22/2002]

Dorchester County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONDorchester County Chamber of Commerce, 528 Poplar St., Cambridge, (410) 288-3575, County Department of Tourism, 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge, (410) 228- [5/22/2002]

Frederick County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONCity of Frederick Office of Special Events, 4 W. Seventh St., Frederick, (301) 228-2844, Council of Frederick County, 19 E. Church St., Frederick, (800) 999- [5/22/2002]

Garrett County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONGarrett County Chamber of Commerce, (301) 387-4386, Forest Artisan Village, 177 Casselman Road, Grantsville, (301) 895-3332, T [5/22/2002]

Harford County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONDiscover Harford County Tourism Council, 3 W. Bel Air Ave., Aberdeen, (800) 597-2649, de Grace Tourism Commission, 224 N. Washington St., Havre de Grace, (410) 939-3 [5/22/2002]

Howard County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONAmanda's Bed and Breakfasts Reservation Service, 3538 Lakeway Drive, Ellicott City, (800) 899-7533 Columbia Association Welcome Center and Archives, 10221 Wincopin Cir [5/22/2002]

Kent County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONKent County Tourism Office, (410) 778-0416, St. Paul's Church, Chestertown, (410) 778-3180, (410) 778-1540. Old St. Paul's is the oldest continuously used [5/22/2002]

Montgomery County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONConference and Visitors Bureau of Montgomery County, 11820 Park Lawn Drive, Rockville, (301) 428-9702.ATTRACTIONSBrookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, (301) 949-8230, www.brooksi [5/22/2002]

Prince George's County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONPrince George's County Conference and Visitors Bureau, 9200 Basil Court, suite 101, Largo, (301) 925-8300, Space Flight Center Visitors Center, [5/22/2002]

Queen Anne's County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONQueen Anne's County Department of Business and Tourism, 425 Piney Narrows Road, Chester, (410) 604-2100.ATTRACTIONSKent Island, (410) 604-2100. The Kent Island Heritage Society's headquarte [5/22/2002]

St. Mary's County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONSt. Mary's County Division of Tourism, Leonardtown, (800) 327-9023. Visitor Information Center, St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce, 28290 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, (301) 884-5555 [5/22/2002]

Somerset County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONCrisfield Chamber of Commerce, Crisfield, (800) 782-3913, County Tourism, 11440 Ocean Highway, Princess Anne, (800) 521-9189.ATTRACTIONSCrisfield Cruises and Ferr [5/22/2002]

Talbot County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONTalbot County Chamber of Commerce, Easton Plaza, suite 53, 101 Marlboro Ave., Easton, (410) 822-4653, Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton, (410) 882-0455. B [5/22/2002]

Washington County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONHagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitor Bureau, 16 Public Square, Hagerstown, (301) 791-3246, National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, (301 [5/22/2002]

Wicomico County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONWicomico County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 8480 Ocean Highway, Delmar, (410) 548-4914, Zoological Park, City Park, Salisbury, (410) 546-344 [5/22/2002]

Worcester County

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONOcean City Convention and Visitors Bureau, 4001 Coastal Highway, (800) 626-2326, Worcester County Department of Tourism, (800) 852-0335.ATTRACTIONSAtlantic Hotel, 2 N. Main [5/22/2002]

Washington, D.C.

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONWashington, D.C., Accommodations, 2201 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., #C-110, (800) 554-2220, Washington, D.C., Convention and Visitors Center, 1212 New York Ave. N.W., #600, (202) [5/22/2002]


Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONArlington Convention and Visitors Service, 2100 Clarendon Ave., suite 318, Arlington, (703) 228-3988.Richmond County Museum and Visitor Center, Warsaw, (804) 333-3607. Virginia Tourism Corp [5/22/2002]

West Virginia

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONJefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Harpers Ferry, (800) 848-8687, Virginia Tourism, Charleston, (800) 225-5982, Au [5/22/2002]


Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONDelaware Chamber of Commerce, 1201 N. Orange St., suite 200, Wilmington, (800) 284-7483.Delaware Tourism Office, (800) 441-8846, Chamber of Commerce and Visitors [5/22/2002]


Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONPennsylvania Visitors Guide, (800) 847-4872, Wine Association, Sinking Spring, (877) 472-9463, Mountains Vacation Bureau, 1 [5/22/2002]

New Jersey

Sizzlin Summer Calendar: INFORMATIONAtlantic City Visitor Information Center, 2314 Pacific Ave., (800) 262-7395.Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cape May, (609) 884-5508.Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, (609) 399-2629, w [5/22/2002]

Eating Ocean City

Sizzlin Feature: A Highly Opinionated Culinary Tour of Maryland's Beloved Trailer Park by the Sea [5/22/2002] by Michelle Gienow

New Clay Rising

Sizzlin Feature: Or, Shooting for the Gun-Shy [5/22/2002] by Anna Ditkoff

Working Skiffs

Sizzlin Feature: Overlooked as a Kayaking Destination, Baltimore and the Bay Make for Excellent Native Paddling [5/22/2002] by Van Smith


Sizzlin Feature: Traversing the Waters of the Chesapeake With Those Who Keep it Safe [5/22/2002] by Bret McCabe

On Top of the World, Looking Down on Crustaceans

Sizzlin Feature: 360 Degrees of Baltimore From the Trade Center's Reopened Acme [5/22/2002] by Natalie Davis

Tricky Wickets

Sizzlin Feature: The Hard-hitting World of Six-Wicket Croquet [5/22/2002] by Brennen Jensen


Sizzlin Feature: Seeking an Enlightened Escape From the Blues at Bon Secours [5/22/2002] by Afefe Tyehimba

Get Your Drink On

Sizzlin Feature: A City Paper Sampler of Cool Summertime, Uh, Refreshment [5/22/2002]

Summer Rentals

Sizzlin Feature: Our Critics Pick Hot Blasts of Seasonal Cinema [5/22/2002]

Freon Flux

Sizzlin Feature: On the Lost Pleasures of a Grindhouse in Summer [5/22/2002] by Ian Grey

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