Around the Nation: Maryland

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Ruby-tongued eagles and swordbearing women adorn many of the oyster boats on the Chesapeake Bay. A new exhibition opening June 5 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels examines the role of decorative boat carving in the folklore and daily lives of the people who make their living from the bay.

The post-performance discussion for the Olney Theater production of Racing Demon will be May 20 at the theater. The pre-opera lecture series continues with talks on Wagner's Der fliegende Hollander on May 2, 3, 6, 8, and 10 in the Langsdale Auditorium at the University of Baltimore.

A walking trail that takes visitors through three centuries of Maryland Tidewater history has opened at the Sotterley Plantation. Signs and brochures highlight the grounds, outbuildings, slave cabins, and manor house and describe archaeological research, colonial trade practices, African-American history at Sotterley, and agriculture and education on the plantation.

The seventeenth century saw the founding, growth, and eventual abandonment of the capitals of colonial Maryland and Virginia. "Colonial Capitals" traces and compares the evolution of St. Mary's City and Jamestown to show their impact on the politics and economics of their time. The exhibition will be open in St. Mary's City through 2000.

The seventeenth annual festival of children's literature at Frostburg State University will be held May 1 and 2. …