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April 01, 2004

Welcome back, golfer

Welcome golf back into season tomorrow at Mount Washington Golf Driving Range.

Swing away in any one of the 18 available tee boxes while enjoying the neighborhood setting. If you need to work some kinks out of your game or are just looking to get started, sign up for a private lesson.

The range's weekday hours for April are 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Weekend hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Mount Washington Golf Driving Range is at 2101 W. Rogers Ave. at the University of Baltimore. For more information, call 410-664-2824.

Ducks tour Baltimore

Enjoy a land and water adventure once again starting this Saturday.

Ride the Ducks lets you hop on an amphibious World War II vessel and take a tour of Baltimore.

The land-to-water tour passes such sights as the Washington Monument, Edgar Allan Poe's grave, Camden Yards, the new Hippodrome Theatre and more. It also offers a view of the Inner Harbor from the water.

Tours depart at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. In mid-May, weekday tours will be added. Admission is $24 for adults, $14 for ages 3-12, free for ages 2 and younger and $23 for seniors and military.

The Ride the Ducks kiosk is next to the Baltimore Visitors Center on Light Street in the Inner Harbor. For more details, call 410-727-DUCK or visit www.baltimoreducks .com.

- Greg Romano

Stream cleaning

There's water, water everywhere in Maryland, but many area waterways suffer from litter and pollution. Volunteers of all ages can pitch in this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Project Clean Stream's annual effort to remove trash, tires and other discarded items from more than 100 sites in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford and Howard counties.

To find specific cleanup sites in your area, to suggest or offer to manage a site, or if you are able to provide a pickup truck to haul trash, call program assistant Kate Dowling at 410-377-6270 or visit www.acb-online.org.

- Elizabeth L. Piccirillo

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