The Free Sheet

THE FREE SHEET

April 24, 2008|By NICHOLAS TESTA

Planet party

The planet is cause for festivities at Goucher College on Saturday. Goucher's second annual Earth Day Festival aims to raise awareness of environmental issues while celebrating Earth with live music, food, activities and games. Highlights include a 5K run to raise funds for combating climate change and a rummage sale with local artists and vendors.

The festival begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on the residential quad of Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road. Call 410-337-6000 or go to goucher.edu.

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`Remembering Ruby'

Last year, the Baltimore jazz community lost singer Ruby Glover to a stroke at age 77. In honor of the accomplished singer, the American Heart Association hosts "Remembering Ruby" on Saturday. This jazz brunch at St. Francis Academy Community Center offers live jazz, food, healthful cooking demonstrations, free health screenings, games and prizes.

The brunch is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. St. Francis is at 501 E. Chase St. Call 410-637-4534 or go to americanheart.org. FREE

Safari zone

The Village of Cross Keys invites the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore to turn its shops into a safari zone. Saturday, the Cross Keys Village Square welcomes animals and their keepers to educate and offer a chance to meet the zoo's residents up close. d.

The celebration is noon-2 p.m. Saturday. The Village of Cross Keys is at 5100 Falls Road. Call 410-323-1000 or go to villageofcrosskeys.com.

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Take the cake

If you love Maryland and cupcakes, you're in luck. Saturday, the 10th annual Maryland Day at the University of Maryland, College Park includes more than 400 activities, and the first 50,000 attendees receive a cupcake. Events across campus include dancing, live music, workshops and lectures.

The events are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, at the University of Maryland, 7600 Baltimore Ave., College Park. Call 301-405-1000 or go to marylandday.umd.edu.

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Army band

What -- U.S. Army Field Band Chamber Performance

When -- 4 p.m. Sunday

Where -- St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City

Why -- Referred to as the "musical ambassadors of the Army," the decorated musicians of the U.S. Army Field Band bring their tour regimen to this intimate setting.

Contact -- Call 410-461-7793 or go to www.stjohnsec.org

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Garden show

What -- Flower and Garden Show

When -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Where -- Mount Washington Village, 5700 Smith Ave.

Why -- Spring means gardening season. This show features vendors, gardening clinics and outdoor activities.

Contact -- Call 410-561-0065 or go to mtwashingtonvillage.com FREE

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