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May 20, 2004

Ahoy, matey

Explore a tall ship this weekend when Maryland's Pride of Baltimore II holds an open house.

Step aboard the 1812-era Clipper Saturday or Sunday and learn maritime history as costumed guides provide tours and information about the boat.

Admission is $2 per person.

Call 410-539-1151.

Rock and stroll

Go hiking with an Oregon Ridge naturalist and learn how to make a rock and mineral sample kit this weekend during the center's Treasure on the Trails program.

After hiking and learning about miners who searched local lands for iron ore, participants will create their own resource guide for future use.

The program will be offered Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are required for this free event.

The Oregon Ridge Nature Center is at 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville. Call 410-887-1815.

-- Heather Goddard

Ride and feast

Watch dozens of cyclists ride to a finish line Sunday at Patterson Park.

Participants in Moveable Feast's Ride for the Feast will complete their 140-mile bike ride in the green space shortly after the event's 1 p.m. closing celebration kicks off.

A beer garden and food vendors will be set up in the park for the duration of the three-hour party.

Patterson Park is located along Eastern Avenue, between the Highlandtown and Fells Point sections of the city.

For more information, call 410-327-3420 or visit www.mfeast.org.

--Sarah Schaffer

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