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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Deanna Staffo

Feelin' Hot Hot Hot

City Paper's 2005 Sizzliní Summer Guide

In Introduction

Calendar Introduction

Sizzlin Calendar: Getting Started With Your Summer Sizzle [5/24/2006]

Recreation

Sizzlin Calendar: Places Beartown State Park, near Hillsboro, W. Va., (304) 653-4254, website, free. Ogle the huge rock formations and map-like network of crevasses in this essentially untouched 107-acre park, ato [5/24/2006]

Gardens Etc.

Sizzlin Calendar: Places Dumbarton Oaks, 1703 32nd St. NW, Washington, (202) 339-6401, website, $7, seniors and kids $5. Beginning in 1920, landscape designer Beatrix Farrand completely transformed a farm in disre [5/24/2006]

Ocean City Alternatives

Sizzlin Calendar: Blame the traffic, the crowds, the prices, our embarrassing obsession with old-time photos, but we just donít always have the energy to haul it all the way down to the Atlantic. Plus, according to M [5/24/2006]

Festivals

Sizzlin Calendar: Baltimore Fests Artscape, noon-10 p.m. July 21-22, noon-8 p.m. July 23, Mount Royal Avenue between Lanvale and Cathedral streets, (410) 396-4575, website, free. The largest arts festival in the M [5/24/2006]

Sports

Sizzlin Calendar: Events Every Step Counts, June 3, Bello Machre, 7765 Freetown Road, Glen Burnie, (410) 255-3805, website. You choose: Walk, bike, or rollerblade across the finish line to benefit individuals with d [5/24/2006]

Fourth Of July

Sizzlin Calendar: No one can agree on what constitutes the truest, realest celebration of Easter, or New Yearís, or Presidentsí Day, but there is really just one unarguable model for Fourth of July parties: cold beer [5/24/2006]

Art And Stuff

Sizzlin Calendar: Events Afternoon Tea at Historic Oakland, 4:30-6:30 p.m. last Thursday of every month, Historic Oakland Manor, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, (410) 730-4801, website, $18.90. Civilization in [5/24/2006]

Historical

Sizzlin Calendar: Events African-American Heritage Tour, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays through September, Watermark Cruises at Annapolis City Dock, Annapolis, (410) 268-7601, website. Learn how free and enslaved blacks hel [5/24/2006]

Theater

Sizzlin Calendar: All The Great Books (Abridged), July 11-30, Shakespeare, Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, New Hampshire Avenue and F Street NW, Washington, (800) 444-1324, website, $40. Annie, July 1-2, musical, [5/24/2006]

Food

Sizzlin Calendar: Sundaes in the Park, 6-8 p.m. Sundays through the summer, Northside Park, 127th Street and bay, Ocean City, website, free. Music, ice cream, and a cool ocean breeze to wind down after a weekend at t [5/24/2006]

Drink

Sizzlin Calendar: Events Brew at the Zoo, 2-6 p.m. May 27, Maryland Zoo, (410) 396-7102, website, $5-$20. This year the geniuses behind this affair are promising live music by Half Nasty and Crash Nelson, 10 drink t [5/24/2006]

Kids

Sizzlin Calendar: Events College for Kids, July 24-28, Towson University, Towson, (410) 704-5437, website. The little smartypants in your household can learn a thing or two from professionals, public and private sch [5/24/2006]

Shore Lines

Feature: Racial Disparity In An Eastern Shore Town, Then and Now [5/24/2006] by Christina Royster-Hemby

Riding High

Feature: A Baltimore Body Shop Has Been Trickiní Out Cars For 100 Years [5/24/2006] by Jess Harvell

Wish You Weren't Here

Feature: A Guided Tour Of The Wire's East Baltimore [5/24/2006] by Gadi Dechter

Slow Ride

Feature: Taking It Easy On The Gunpowder Falls [5/24/2006] by Michelle Gienow

Words Worth

Feature: An Alternative Summer Reading List [5/24/2006] by Bret Mccabe and R. Darryl Foxworth

Guerrilla Gardening

Feature: An Adventure In Urban Gardening [5/24/2006] by Shannon Dunn

Pit Stops

Feature: The Unpleasantest Places to Do Your Business on a Roadtrip [5/24/2006] by Emily Flake

Did Somebody Say Sizzle?

Comics Feature: by Tom Chalkley

Skin Deep

Feature: Dealing With the Dangers Of Basking in the Sun [5/24/2006] by Kate Leventhal

Freezy Freaky

Feature: City Paperís Fourth Annual Search for the Coldest Beer in Baltimore [5/24/2006]

Summer Concerts

Sizzlin Calendar: All Summer Long Every Sunday 6-8 p.m. through August Summer Concerts (Ladew Gardens) First Thursday each month throug [5/24/2006]

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