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April 2013

Save the Bay Clean Up • free

  Plant gardens to control storm runoff and help clean up Lake Waterford Park with Comcast employees, their families, Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County and AA Co Recreation and Parks. 8am-1pm at the Park, 830 Pasadena Rd., Pasadena: 410-897-9207; www.volunteerannearundel.org.

BIG Book Sale

  Search thru piles of books at the Parole Rotary Books for International Goodwill Projects used book sale to benefit spreading literacy and books to underserved populations in the U.S. and abroad. 8am-2pm at The Capital, 2000 Capital Dr., Annapolis: 410-239-6865; www.big-books.org. 

Annual Spring Plant Sale

  Find rare and historic perennials, shrubs, trees, shade plants and heirloom vegetables at London Town & Gardens annual spring plant sale. 8am-noon at the gardens, Edgewater: 410-222-1919; www.historiclondontown.com. 

Nerves and Herbs

  Learn what herbs support our nervous system and help us deal with stress from herbalist/herb educator Leigh Glenn. 8-10am near Annapolis. $30; rsvp for details: 410-757-4070; www.artofearth.wordpress.com. 

Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering

  Over 50 Celtic clans perform on three stages with live music and dancing. Toe-tap to Scottish fiddling, hear storytellers weave tales, find crafts and eat traditional Celtic fare at the 35th annual Southern Maryland Celtic Festival. 10am-8pmat Jefferson Patterson Park, St. Leonard. $20 w/discounts: 443-975-0972; www.cssm.org. 

Earth Day 5K

  Take in spring as you run or walk to improve nature at Sierra Club’s Earth Day 5K. Leashed, friendly dogs welcome. Registration 7:30am; Race 8:30am at Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. $25; rsvp: 410-703-0847; www.maryland.sierraclub.org/annearundel.

Bike Ride to End Hunger

  Bikers pedal to benefit End Hunger’s work. Choose from 63, 45 or 38 miles. Beginners follow a 16-mile biker-led route (10am). Afterward, enjoy food and music. Start at 7am at Chesapeake Church, Huntingtown. $59; rsvp: 410-257-5672; www.endhungercalvert.org. 

AA County Farmers Market

Shop locally grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, homemade preserves and baked goods at AA County’s biggest farmers market. 7am-noon at Riva Rd. & Harry S Truman Pkwy., Annapolis: 410-349-0317; www.aaedc.org.

Sugarloaf Craft Festival

  Collectors, shoppers and browsers search tables filled with American-made art, jewelry, fashion, furniture and more at this three-day festival. FSa 10am-6pm; Su 10am-5pm at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium. $10 w/rsvp discounts: 800-210-9900; www.sugarloafcrafts.com. 

Spring Sailboat Show

  Ego Ally and surrounding docks fill with 70+ new and brokered sailboats, catamarans, mono hulls, inflatables, day sailors and paddle boards with 100 maritime exhibitors for the second annual Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show. Learn how to get your boat ready for a hurricane, plan a trip from the Bahamas to the Caribbean and more in workshops. FSa 10am-6pm; Su 10am-5pm at City Dock, Annapolis. $12/day w/age discounts: 410-268-8828; www.usboat.com.