Don't Miss

DON'T MISS

August 10, 2006|By SARAH MARSTON

The new Cylburn

The lowdown -- Check out the foliage at the newly renovated 19th-century Cylburn Mansion this weekend. Guides will be available to share the history of the estate. On Saturday, a naturalist will lead a tour of the arboretum, which includes more than three miles of nature trails and several seasonal gardens.

If you go -- The mansion is open 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The arboretum tour starts at 12:15 p.m. Saturday. The Cylburn estate is at 4915 Greenspring Ave., and all events are free. For more information, call 410-367-2217 or visit cylburnassocia tion.org.

Bayou Blues

The lowdown -- Hear some blues, eat some Cajun food and drink some mighty fine wine at the Bayou Blues Festival in Mount Airy this weekend. The Dixie Power Trio and Zydeco Crayz will play a musical melting pot of Creole, Cajun, soul, Afro-Caribbean, blues, soul, funk, New Orleans jazz, rock, street parade, waltzes, swing, Louisiana swing, swamp pop, second line, and rhythm and blues. Linganore Winecellars and Berrywine Plantations will provide 19 different wines to taste, wine recipe ideas and a guided winery tour. Food, handcrafted goods and a dance floor will round out the festivities, and guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets.

If you go -- The festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Linganore Winecellars and Berrywine Plantations, 13601 Glissons Mill Road in Mount Airy, rain or shine. Admission is $10 for those 21 and older (includes engraved commemorative wine glass), $5 for ages 18-20, and free for those younger than 18 accompanied by an adult. ID required. No pets or outside alcohol allowed. For more information, call 410-795-6432 or visit linganorewines.com

Druid Hill jazz

The lowdown -- Head out to Druid Hill Park on Sunday and enjoy Jazzy Sunday, part of the city's free 2006 Music in the Parks and Communities Summer Concert Series. Take some lawn chairs and a picnic, or choose from the food vendors, and relax to some smooth jazz. You can also tour the park's highlights, such as its conservatory and reservoir. The park pool is available for a fee.

If you go -- The jazz plays from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Sunday in front of the Festival Bowl at East and Hanlon drives in Druid Hill Park. The event is free. For more information, call 410-396-7900.

[SARAH MARSTON]

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