October 7, 2007
FREE FALL SHE NEVER LOST A PASSENGER / / 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. Free. 410-727-6000 or baltimoreopera.com. ....................... Vikki Jones stars as Harriet Tubman in this one-act Baltimore Opera Company production directed by James Harp and featuring a 25-child chorus. The opera, honoring Tubman, explores her travails in guiding 300 fugitive slaves to safety and freedom in the North.
March 17, 2007
Anne Arundel County will seek to turn the former Naval Academy Dairy Farm into a park that maintains an organic farm and adds community gardens, a botanical garden and education programs, County Executive John R. Leopold announced yesterday. He plans to submit a bid to the Navy by its deadline Monday for a long-term lease of the Gambrills site, which until this week was where the state had hoped to build an equestrian park. The Maryland Horse Industry Board abandoned its effort in the face of local opposition, particularly Leopold's.
December 31, 2006
TODAY POINSETTIA SHOW See a display of more than 1,000 poinsettias at the Holiday Poinsettia Show at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore, 3100 Swan Drive, Druid Hill Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today. Free; $2 donation requested. 410-396-0180. WEDNESDAY HOUSEPLANT LECTURE Hear a lecture, "Houseplant Care - Lessons From the Jungle," and tour the conservatory at the U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Registration required.
October 3, 2006
It has been more than two decades in the planting, but the new National Garden, which can trace its roots to the rose, opened to the public this week in Washington. At the foot of the nation's Capitol, it is actually four separate gardens on 3 acres behind the U.S. Botanic Garden's glass-domed conservatory. It includes a rose garden to honor the national flower, a regional garden featuring the variety of plants that thrive in the Mid-Atlantic climate, a mosaic fountain to honor the nation's first ladies and a butterfly garden, paid for with more than a half-million fundraising dollars from the nation's garden clubs.
July 16, 2006
NEW YORK What's being billed as the first major exhibit in New York City of Dale Chihuly's colorful glass sculptures is on view at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. THE RUBY SLIPPERS, MADONNA'S BRA, AND EINSTEIN'S BRAIN: THE LOCATIONS OF AMERICA'S POP CULTURE ARTIFACTS Santa Monica Press / $16.95 Some people are just suckers for the kind of material that fills the pages of this quirky and entertaining guide. It is full of curiosities of the historical, criminal, musical, sporty and other kind.
February 5, 2006
SPLURGE OF THE WEEK RADKO CRYSTAL HEART Don't even think about calling these ashtrays. They are heart-shaped objets d'art, made of porcelain, hand-painted by English artist Mary Rose Young, signed on the back, and edged with a real gold glaze. We found them at Nouveau Contemporary Goods, 2400 Boston St., Canton, just in time for Valentine's Day. [Elizabeth Large] RETAIL PRICE: $49.95 each VALENTINE'S EVENTS SATURDAY HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE Visitors can learn about the history of chocolate -- from ancient Mexico to present day -- along with chef Andreas Fleckenstein, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington.