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March 18, 2004|By Sarah Schaffer and Greg Romano

Stars at Hood

Hood College welcomes stargazers to its Frederick campus this spring.

Each Wednesday evening through May 5, astronomy lecturer Ken Howard will answer guests' questions as they view stars and planets from the Williams Observatory's telescope.

Visiting hours for this event are 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Hood College is at 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. Call 301-696-3679 or visit www. hood.edu.

Tea from scratch

Brew your own tea Saturday and Sunday at the Marshy Point Nature Center.

After naturalist Terry Covington leads a lecture on sassafras tree identification, she'll show program participants how to brew a beverage from the plant.

The event runs 2 p.m.-4 p.m. both days.

The Marshy Point Nature Center is at 7130 Marshy Point Road, Chase. Call 410-887-2817 or visit www.co.ba.md.us.

Pruning at Cylburn

Get out of your house and welcome spring Saturday and Sunday at the Cylburn Arboretum.

Catch up on the basics of pruning with Jane Baldwin, who'll show you how to prepare your greenery for the season. If working with plants isn't your thing, then enjoy a walk through the arboretum's beautiful garden.

The pruning workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 for members and $17 for all others.

Each class is limited to 10 people and pre-registration is required.

The free garden walk is only on Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Cylburn Arboretum is at 4915 Greenspring Ave. Call 410-367-2217 or visit www.cyl burnassociation.org.

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