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April 07, 2005|By Annie Linskey

5-kilometer race

Before helping out with the community playground on Saturday (see above), would-be volunteers can bring sneakers and join in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg YMCA 5-kilometer race. The race starts at 8 a.m. at Stadium Place and ends there as well.

Registration is $26. The race starts at 33rd Street and Ellerslie Avenue. Visit www.active.com or call 410-377-8882.

It's a `Beautiful Day'

The Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks has declared Saturday "Make It Beautiful Day." The city is asking Baltimoreans to gather atlocal parks to pick up trash, and weed and plant. The department will drop off bulbs, wheelbarrows and tools. It wants you to just show up.

To get a list of participating parks, call 410-396-0339 or e-mail green@baltimorecity.gov. Volunteers will be working 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Get a green thumb

For those who've always relied on the gardens of strangers, check out Cylburn Arboretum's Gardening for Beginners class Saturday. The class will cover lawn and turf care, including seeding techniques, the right way to mow, and pest control.

Cylburn Arboretum is at 4915 Greenspring Ave. The class costs $12; registration is required. Call 410-367-2217.- Annie Linskey

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