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Cherry Blossom events

Wednesday, April 10

Spirit of Washington Cherry Blossom Lunch Cruises. Buffet dinners, live performances and a DJ playing top-40 hits. Spirit Cruises, Pier 4, Sixth and Water streets SW. $43.90. Metro: Waterfront.

Beyond the Tidal Basin: Introducing Other Great Flowering Cherry Trees. A self-guided tour of more than 20 species and cultivars of flowering cherries, including three introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum and a clone of the tree that first lady Helen Taft planted at the Tidal Basin in 1912. National Arboretum, 24th and R streets NE, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Petal Pass. The limited-edition pass provides exclusive offers when presented at participating locations and businesses. Available for free at 225 Capital One Bank branches throughout the region.

The Cherry Blossom hotline is 877-44BLOOM (442-5666). And find The Washington Post’s D.C. Cherry Blossom Guide 2013 iPhone app free at the App Store.


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