In Crofton, Anne Arundel County Councilman Bill Burlison is looking for a little political déjà vu. He announced this month that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Congress in the Third District, which Rep. Ben Cardin is vacating to run for retiring Paul Sarbanes U.S. Senate seat. Burlison was a congressman from Missouri for 12 years
In Riva, if youre into magic, you have an opportunity July 23 to see something unique (unless it disappears): the worlds first magicians yard sale. So says illusionist Wayne Alan (410-956-8132), who intends to sell tricks of his trade, books, posters and memorabilia but only to those who belong to magic organizations or who can demonstrate proof of a serious interest in his trade
In Solomons, the full-sized Viking ship Sae Hrafn (Sea Raven) will arrive from Inyokern, California, not by sea but by land. The 40-foot-long, classically styled, reconstructed Viking warship resembles boats used by Vikings for raids along the coasts and in European rivers. The ship should complete its land voyage to Calvert Marina, coordinated by Longship Company, this week
From Eastport to Ireland, fans will be following Them Eastport Oyster Boys, Chesapeake Countrys musical duo of Jefferson Holland and Kevin Brooks, for a six-day Halloween tour of the southwest coast, playing at pubs in Adare, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Mizen Head, Kinsale, Cashel, Bunratty and the original Baltimore. Theres a bit of room left on the bus: 410-280-3945; www.oysterboys.com
Our Creature Feature comes from Thailand, where two midget Brahman bovines are receiving a great deal of attention.
Nearly 3,000 people turned out when the tiny and rare cattle, which stand about 30 inches tall, were married with a traditional Thai wedding party of dancing and gong-beating. Its unclear whether theyll be able reproduce more of their strange kind, but owners believed the union would bring them luck, not to mention a fine party. The bridal dowry included a truckload of corn and hay, plus cash.