Celebrate spring and Croydon Creek Nature Center’s 17th anniversary at its annual Spring Festival and Native Plant Sale. The free, family-friendly festival will be held 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 27.

Enjoy a live animal show from Reptile Wonders, face painting by Kids Party Face, games, crafts and other activities, including exhibits on local sustainability issues. Native plants will be available for purchase.

The nature center is located at 852 Avery Road. The center is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, and closed Mondays.

For more information on Croydon Creek Nature Center, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/croydoncreek, where you can sign up for the center’s newsletter, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/croydoncreek.