The lowdown -- Watch top state high school lacrosse teams battle Monday at the Maryland High School Lacrosse Showdown. Boys and girls teams from private and public schools will face off in this annual one-day event. Proceeds will benefit the Aikens Children Trust Fund.
If you go -- Competition begins at 11 a.m. at the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Field, University Parkway. General admission tickets are $6. Call 410-363-8610 or go to md lacrosseshowdown.com.
The lowdown -- One of the surest signs of spring is the return of the Bel Air Farmers' Market. Local farmers will bring their harvests to town this weekend. Visitors can shop Saturdays and Tuesdays for fresh beef, cheese, flowers and produce.
If you go -- The market runs 7 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through the fall on the District Courthouse Parking Lot, Mary E. Risteau State Office Building, 2 S. Bond St., Bel Air. Go to belairfarmersmarket.org.
The lowdown -- "Ye Haunted History of Olde Ellicott City" ghost tours are back. Join the spirits for an evening stroll in this historic Howard County town starting tomorrow. You'll learn about the historic downtown area and hear stories based on accounts of people who knew the undead stars of the show.
If you go -- Tours begin at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 30 at the Main Street Visitor Information Center, Side Entrance of Post Office, 8267 Main St., Ellicott City. Tickets are $6-$8. Reservations recommended. Call 800-288-TRIP (8747) or go to visithowardcounty.com. [GENA CHATTIN]