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May 06, 2004|By Heather Goodard

Spring plant sale

Plant lovers will find the perfect Mother's Day gift this weekend at the Historic Annapolis Foundation's annual Spring Plant Sale at the William Paca House and Garden.

Thousands of plants will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Look for heirlooms such as the snail flower, a fragrant annual grown at the Paca Garden from seeds acquired from Monticello, as well as native plants including purple coneflower, wood aster and black-eyed Susan.

Admission is free, and no reservations are needed.

Entrance to the sale is on Martin Street in Annapolis. Call Mollie Ridout at 410- 990-4790 for more information.

Canton Boat Show

The Canton Boat Show and Fishing Expo returns to the Baltimore Marine Center at Lighthouse Point today through Sunday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Dozens of new boats will be presented, from 18-foot skiffs to yachts over 50 feet. Bring the whole family for the events and seminars, including a tour of Baltimore City's 106-foot fire boat and the new fire rescue boat.

Tropical steel drum player Orlando Phillips will perform on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults and free for kids under 10.

The Canton Boat Show will take place at the Baltimore Marine Center, 2701 Boston St. Call Marathon Productions at 410-238-0484.

Oregon Ridge excursion

Explore a local stream with an Oregon Ridge naturalist this weekend.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, participants can explore the streams of Sparks Park while learning about the ecosystem's health.

Reservations are required for this free event; groups are limited to 12 participants each day. Call 410-887-1815 to make reservations and to get directions.

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