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August 31, 2006|By SAM SESSA

Bid on boats

The lowdown -- Bid on a variety of vessels at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Boat Auction on Saturday. The boats range in size from dinghies to cabin cruisers. You can also browse and purchase boating gear such as rope, chain, tackle, motors and ladders from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The auction starts at 1 p.m.

If you go -- The museum is at 213 N. Talbot St. in St. Michaels. Call 410-745-2916 ext. 112 or visit

Park Rock Fest

The lowdown -- This weekend, more than 100 bands will perform 30-45 minute sets on four stages as part of the Park Rock Fest in St. Mary's County. The groups include Dropout Year, Spur, Odd Girl Out, Space Lumberjacks, the Apathy Eulogy, Sam Grow and Third Complaint.

If you go -- Park Rock Fest takes place at Chancellor's Run Regional Park, 21905 Chancellor's Run Road in Great Mills. Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Tickets are $10 in advance per person per day or $15 at the gate. Call 240-925-8659 or visit

Koi and wine

The lowdown -- There's plenty to see and do at Lilypons Water Gardens' Koi and Wine Festival on Saturday and Sunday. There's food, arts and craft vendors and koi exhibits, wines from Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, free boat rides and live music from the Star Spangled Big Band. There will also be water gardening lectures.

If you go -- This year's Koi and Wine festival runs 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lilypons Water Gardens, 6800 Lily Pons Road in Adamstown, Frederick County. Free. Call 800-999-5459 or visit [SAM SESSA]

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