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April 19, 2001|By Parijat Didolkar

Ravens festival

Join the world-champion Baltimore Ravens at PSINet Stadium Saturday to watch the live ESPN broadcast of the 2001 NFL draft on big-screen TVs and SMARTVISION boards. The Baltimore Ravens Spring Football Festival will offer activities for all ages.

Play like the pros and test your football strengths with "NFL Experience." Tour the Ravens' locker room. Hang out in the beer garden with DJ Bobby Nyk. Attend a "Q&A Fan Forum" with Ravens players and cheerleaders. Check out "Gatorade's Play Football Clinics." And pose for photos on the 50-yard line with the 2000 Lombardi Trophy. There will also be face painting, caricature drawings and more.

The event takes place 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at PSINet Stadium, Russell Street, Gate A. Free parking. Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for kids. Call 410-261-RAVE.

Earth Day events

Following is a roundup of some Earth Day 2001 events that the whole family can take part in:

Bay nature cruise, 2 p.m. Saturday. Boat trip through the coastal bays behind Assateague Island with naturalists who will discuss bay ecology. Departs from dock at BJ's South restaurant on First Street, Ocean City. $15. Call 410-213-BAYS.

Urban festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow. Tree-planting, workshops, interactive exhibits, booths. Sponsored by Earth Seed. Collington Square Park, Collington Avenue and Preston Street. Free. Call 410-235-2573.

Farm fanfare, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Educational and fun activities relating to the Earth and organic farming. Horizon Organic Dairy and Farm, 100 Dairy Lane, Gambrills. Most activities free. Call 410-923-7600.

Planting event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Help create a wildlife habitat and learn how to make one in your own back yard. Patuxent Research Refuge, Powder Mill Road, Laurel. Free. Call 301-497-5565.

Howard County celebration, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Nature walks, educational activities, environmental games and exhibits. Mount Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock. $2. Call 410-730-4994.

Tree-planting, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Help plant more than 100 native trees along the Gwynns Falls. Meet at Hurley and Wilkens avenues. Free. Call 443-482-2156.

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