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FESTIVAL OF INDIA

Celebrate the Indian Festival of Chariots at Baltimore's fifth annual Hare Krishna Rathayatra Chariot Parade downtown Saturday. The parade and the Festival of India will celebrate Indian culture with live music, drama, art and a free vegetarian feast. Parade participants will pull a 30-foot-high chariot down Light Street by hand alongside musicians and dancers until they reach McKeldin Square, where the Festival of India will take place.

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The parade runs noon-2 p.m. Saturday, beginning at Key Highway and Light Street at the Inner Harbor, and proceeds to McKeldin Square at Pratt and Light streets. The Festival of India runs 2 p.m.-6 p.m. at McKeldin Square after the parade. Call 410-747-7134 or go to baltimore krishna.com / festival-of-chariots.htm.

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ARTS & FLOWERS

WHAT / / Reisterstown's Bloomin' ArtFest WHEN / / 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday WHERE / / Franklin Middle School grounds, 120 Main St., Reisterstown WHY / / Because there will be plenty of arts, crafts and flower vendors, fair-style food and plenty of live music, from Bedtime for Jack, Jeff Eline and Carl Filipiak (above), Karen Goldberg, Lyle Montanye, Maryland Sings and the Reisterstown Jazz Ensemble. CALL / / 410-356-2888

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BECKONING BUTTERFLIES

WHAT / / "Attracting Butterflies" lecture WHEN / / 11 a.m. Saturday WHERE / / Hereford Library, Baltimore County Public Library, 16940 York Road, Hereford WHY / / Because an Irvine Nature Center naturalist will be on hand to talk about butterflies' lives and tell how you can attract the winged insects to your garden. CALL / / 410- 887-1919 or go to bcpl.info

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CAN YOU SAY 'OM'?

Ease into summer at Annmarie Garden's fifth annual Mind Body Spirit Day Saturday. From back rubs and foot massages to yoga and Zen garden design, the day is designed to help guests find balance and inner peace. A drumming circle will relax and entertain guests as they learn about therapeutic activities and shop unique gifts.

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Mind Body Spirit Day runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons. Call 410-326-4640 or go to annmariegarden .org.

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PLAY ON SUNDAY

Actress Stephanie Satie stars in the one-woman play Refugees at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Sunday. Satie, known for her work on the television show The Wonder Years, wrote the play. It takes place in a classroom where English is taught as a second language. Satie plays a teacher and several students from around the world, all trying to adjust to American life. Refugees is also the inaugural Herbert H. & Irma B. Risch Memorial Program performance presented by the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

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The performance begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave. Tickets must be reserved in advance. Call 410-732-6400, ext. 14, or go to jewishmuseummd.org.

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HORSE SENSE

Wrap up Preakness weekend with Bowie Heritage Day at the Belair Stable Museum in Bowie. Pony rides, pony cart rides and live music will entertain guests at the one-time home of racehorses Gallant Fox and Omaha -- the Triple Crown's only father-son winning pair. Other Bowie museums, including the Belair Mansion, the Radio and Television Museum and the Bowie Train Station and Children's Heritage Center, will be open as usual on Heritage Day.

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Bowie Heritage Day runs noon-4 p.m. Sunday at the Belair Stable Museum, 2835 Belair Drive, Bowie. Call 301-809-3089 or go to www.cityof bowie.org.

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