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February 27, 1997|By Karin Remesch

Philadelphia flowers

For a showcase of aromatic gardens, lush landscapes and dramatic displays of colorful flowers from around the world, visit the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's 1997 Philadelphia Flower Show, Sunday through March 9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

With the theme of "The Great Exchange - People, Places & Plants," the show explores the exchange of international horticultural techniques, cultural styles, plants and more via phone, fax and computers. Stroll among 10 acres of enchanting exhibits from the United States, Japan, England, Holland, Italy and Belgium. For in-depth information, attend seminars and lectures. And more than 50 related activities are offered throughout the city.

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is at 12th and Arch streets. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $14.50 for adults and $7.50 for children under 12. Call (215) 988-8899.

Visit 'Francis Scott Key'

Echo the words of Francis Scott Key as he puts pen to paper Monday morning at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. Baltimore museum educator Alan Gephardt will take visitors back to the days of the Chesapeake's most famous poet, patriot and lawyer during his living history presentation, "A Visit with Francis Scott Key."

The program kicks off a lecture series at the museum.

As a kickoff to the spring lecture series, admission to the 10:30 a.m. presentation on Monday and the rest of the museum's nine exhibits is free. The museum is on Mill Street. Call (410) 745-2916 for information on this and other lectures.

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