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March 02, 2000|By Tom LoBianco

Philadelphia Flower Show

The Pennsylvania Convention Center becomes a giant garden March 5 as the famed Philadelphia Flower Show opens for a one-week run. Billed as the "world's largest indoor flower show," this year's event has 10 acres of blooming gardens, thousands of specimen plants, topiary, floral arrangements and miniature garden scenes by horticulturalists and designers. A marketplace will offer gardening tools, plants, bulbs, seeds and more.

The flower show runs March 5-12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Arch and 12th streets, Philadelphia. Hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-9: 30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for adults are $18 on weekends, $16 weekdays; children 12 and under $8 at all times. Call 215-988-8899.

Craft and folk art festival

The 16th Virginia Craft & Folk Art Festival, Saturday and Sunday at the Community Cultural Center in Annandale, will feature the work of 100 craftspeople and artists from across the nation. Items for sale includes paintings, contemporary jewelry, rugs, functional pottery, furniture, folk carvings, blown glasswork and much more.

The Virginia Craft & Folk Art Festival takes place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Va. Tickets are $7. Call 703-883-4760.

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