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May 27, 2004|By Sarah Schaffer

Sail with Pride II

Sail aboard Maryland's tall ship Pride of Baltimore II during the holiday weekend.

On Saturday, Sunday or Memorial Day Monday, you can take a three-hour tour aboard the boat.

Trips leave the Inner Harbor at 9 a.m. and cost $45 per person.

Call 410-539-1151 or 888-55-PRIDE for reservations.

Make a bark basket

Learn how to make an Appalachian basket from tulip tree bark Sunday at Oregon Ridge Nature Center.

Participants must be at least 16 years old for this class, which costs $10 per person in advance and runs 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Skyline after dark

Gather the family Monday and check out Charm City's nighttime skyline at the Top of the World observation deck.

Starting Memorial Day, the 27th floor of the Baltimore World Trade Center will offer extended viewing opportunities, with daily hours running from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and military, and $2 for children ages 3-16.

The Top of the World observation deck is inside the Baltimore World Trade Center at 401 E. Pratt St. Call 410-837-VIEW or visit Goddard

BikeJam festival

Charm City's residents will be wheeling Saturday at the annual Baltimore BikeJam.

The 2004 festival, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in Patterson Park, will offerbike messenger races, kids' games, recreational rides, stunt demonstrations and other activities.

Patterson Park is on Eastern Avenue between Highlandtown and Fells Point. Call410-659-6429 or visit

Wine and herbs

Boordy Vineyards celebrates the holiday weekend with its annual Wine & Herb Festival.

On Saturday and Sunday, visitors can dance under the sun, taste wines and sample cheeses, grilled foods and organic breads while listening to local zydeco band the Crawdaddies (Saturday) and '50s/'60s act the Fabulettes (Sunday).

Hours are 1 p.m.-5 p.m both days. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 2-12. Children under 2 are free.

Boordy Vineyards is at 12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes. Call 410-592-5015 or visit www.

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