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To market, to market

The lowdown -- Baltimore's Farmers' Market opens for the season this Sunday. Purchase freshly grown produce and brush up on your gardening with tips from local farmers. New this year is a bison and sprout vendor selling assorted cuts of meat plus sunflower, alfalfa and wheatgrass sprouts, to name a few. Also, peruse a showcase of murals created by local artists.

If you go -- The market opens for business at 8 a.m. and runs until sellout (around noon), situated between Holliday and Saratoga streets under the Jones Falls Expressway. Call 410-752-8632 or 877-BALTIMORE for more information or visit

Solomons festival

The lowdown -- The Solomons Maritime Folklife Festival, presented by the Calvert Marine Museum, takes place this Saturday on Solomons Island. The waterfront celebration will showcase Southern Maryland traditions. Highlights include the Antique Boat and Marine Engine Show, boat rides, lessons in crab picking and oyster shucking, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever trials, and a performance from the Navy's Country Current bluegrass band. Children can make ice cream and build toy boats.

If you go -- The festival is at Calvert Marine Museum, 14130 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $3. Call 410-326-2042 or go to for more information.

Bark at Park

The lowdown -- Bark at Park, a celebration for pet owners and their animals, will be held at the Park School on Saturday. Organized by the Park Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), festivities include contests, prizes and games. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds benefit local animal shelters.

If you go -- The Park School is at 2425 Old Court Road. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. Admission is $4, and children younger than 5 and pets are free. Call 410-339-4126 or e-mail PAWS@park for more information.

Federal Hill party

The lowdown -- Sunday, Federal Hill's Spring Block Party takes over a section of East Cross Street all day. There will be two stages of live regional and local bands, vendors, food and beer. No dogs are allowed.

If you go -- The Spring Block Party is 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday on East Cross Street between South Charles and Light streets. Admission is $3. Call 410-727-4500 or visit


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