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Thursday, August 24, 2006

A Late Summer Tradition

Twenty-three women will compete to be named Miss Maryland Agriculture at the Cow Palace Show Ring at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, the start of the 11-day 2006 Maryland State Fair . The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow through Sept. 4 and includes a midway, 4-H competitions, cow-milking lessons, pig racing, horse and pony shows, honey extraction demonstrations, thoroughbred racing and concerts. The fairgrounds are at 2200 York Rd., Timonium, near Timonium Road. Entry is $6; children 11 and younger, free. Rides individually priced. 410-252-0200, Ext. 227, or .

Comedy at the Hyatt

Live stand-up, featuring local and national comedians, will be presented from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturdays at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda hotel, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. The cost is $5; no reservations needed. 301-657-1234 or .

Art Rock From New Orleans

The Society of Art Rockers, an organization that promotes progressive rock, presents the New Orleans-based instrumental band Woodenhead , performing a mix of rock, rhythm and blues, Celtic, jazz, blues and classical, at 8 p.m. next Thursday. East Coast Music Production Camp, 4819 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 301-913-5757 or .

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