Events Calendar

April 23, 2006

THURSDAY

TOWSON GARDENS DAY

Browse flowers, plants and crafts from 100 exhibitors and vendors at Towson Gardens Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Towson Court-house Fountain Plaza, West Pennsylvania and Baltimore avenues, Towson. There will also be guided tours of the courthouse gardens and self-guided tours of Towson's "Secret Garden" ($1), live music, food and more. Free admission. Rain date Friday. 410-357-0714.

FRIDAY THROUGH APRIL 30

SUGARLOAF FESTIVAL

This year's festival features works by more than 350 craft designers and fine artists, as well as craft demonstrations, children's events, food and more, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and April 30 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. $7 (good all three days); children younger than 12 free. 800-210-9900 or sugarloafcrafts.com.

SATURDAY AND APRIL 30

AZALEA SHOW

The show, presented by the Brookside Gardens Chapter of the Azalea Society, features an exhibit and information on growing azaleas in your garden, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 30 at Brookside Gardens Visitor Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400 or brooksidegardens.org.

THROUGH APRIL 30

FRENCH ART SHOW, SALE

See 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century French oil paintings, watercolor paintings, engravings, pastels and hand-woven tapestries -- many still in their original Louis XV, Louis XVI and Regency gilded frames -- at Gaines McHale, 700 S. Caroline St., through April 30. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 410-625-1900 or gainesmchale.com.

THROUGH MAY 28

SPRING SHOW

The Potters Guild of Baltimore, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, will welcome spring with a display of seasonally inspired pottery works and sculptures through May 28. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 410-235-4884.

THROUGH JUNE 4

OUTDOOR FURNITURE EXHIBIT

See a display of decorative outdoor furnishings by Baltimore native John Danzer's company, Munder-Skiles, through June 4 at Ladew Topiary Gardens, Barn Gallery, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. Also on display in the gallery will be Siebert & Rice pottery. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Admission to the gallery is included with regular garden admission: $10; $8 seniors and students; $2 children. 410-557-9466 or www.ladewgardens.com.

THROUGH OCT. 22

WILLIAM FARIS EXHIBIT

The Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., presents the new exhibit A Gardener's Tale: The 18th-Century World of Annapolis Silversmith William Faris, on display through Oct. 22. The exhibit, based on the book The Diary of William Faris: The Daily Life of an Annapolis Silversmith, features silver pieces produced in Faris' shop, 18th-century American silversmith shop drawings, Faris' diary and account books, period botanicals like those cultivated by Faris and various other artifacts. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission $8; $6 seniors and ages 13-17; $4 ages 3-12. 410-685-3750 or www.mdhs.org.

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