Dig up tulip bulbs this weekend at Cylburn Arboretum. The arboretum turns over its display gardens twice a year and needs to clear out the spring tulips for its summer flowers. The public is invited to show up with gardening tools (a shovel and a bag) and remove bulbs. The gardens are currently planted with roughly 30,000 tulips -- including the dazzling parrot tulips.
The cost is $1 for eight bulbs. Hours for the dig are 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Sunday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday. The Cylburn Arboretum is at 4915 Greenspring Ave. Call 410-367-2217.
Sample Northern Europe this weekend at the 33rd annual Lithuanian Festival in Catonsville. The tiny county is known for its abundant supplies of amber, and there will be plenty of it at the festival. Also expect crafts, linens, traditional music and costumes and, naturally, sausages and pastries.
The festival is 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Catonsville Armory, 130 Mellor Ave. in Catonsville. Admission is $2.
Anticipation for the Preakness continues to build with a set of events this week:
The Preakness Pavilion, a horse-themed carnival, will be at the Inner Harbor noon-7 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday.
The Preakness 5K takes place in and around Pimlico Race Course on Sunday. Race day registration is at 7:30 a.m. The race is at 9 a.m. Pimlico Race Course is at 5301 Park Heights Ave. Call 410-837-3030.
The Westside Preakness Parade starts marching at 11 a.m. Sunday. The parade starts at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Eutaw Street, goes south on Eutaw and ends at Pratt Street. It is expected to last two hours.
Visit www.preakness celebration.org.
-- Annie Linskey