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July 05, 1998

The 134th Commemoration of the Battle of Monocacy will be Saturday and Sunday in Frederick, Md.

Discover what life was like during the 1860s through living history encampments and interpretive presentations.

The schedule includes:




SATURDAY:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 10 a.m. - Bicycle tour - bring safety gear and water

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 11 a.m. - "The Monocacy Regiment" in 1862 and 1864

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Noon - Civil War music

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 1 p.m. - The Women and Children of Frederick

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 2 p.m. - Infantry drill and musket-firing demonstration

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 3 p.m. - The Confederates "invade" Frederick

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HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 4 p.m. - Rounders, 19th-century baseball. Everyone can play.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 5 p.m. - Flag-lowering

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 5:30 p.m. - Gates close

SUNDAY:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 10 a.m. - Bicycle tour - bring safety gear and water

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 11 a.m. - "Monocacy Regiment" in 1862 and 1864

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Noon - The Confederates "invade" Frederick

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 1 p.m. - The Women and Children of Frederick

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 2 p.m. - Infantry drill and musket-firing demonstration

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 3 p.m. - Civil War music

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 4 p.m. - Fifes, drums and voices

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 5 p.m. - Flag-lowering ceremony

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> 5:30 p.m. - Gates close

The Worthington Farm also will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. For information, call 1-301-662-3515.




The Beatty-Cramer House Celebration will be Saturday and Sunday at Beatty-Cramer House Architectural Museum on Md. 26 at Israel's Creek bridge, Frederick, Md.

The event will celebrate the life and experiences of Susannah Beatty, a widow, mother of 10 and grandmother who brought her family to frontier Frederick County from the Hudson Valley of New York in 1732.

The celebration will include pipe bands, dancers, singers, Scottish re-enactors and crafts. A Frederick County Landmarks Association Plaque will be presented to the Loy Wolf Covered Bridge Association.

On Sunday, the day begins with a church service, "Kirking of the Tartans." The Scottish fair will continue throughout the day.

Beatty-Cramer House sits on the north side of Md. 26, just east of Israel's Creek. This is east of Ceresville and west of Mount Pleasant. For information, call 1-301-293-2215.




Coolfont Resort, Health Spa and Conference Center in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., will offer a series of birding hikes at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and at 7 a.m. Saturday.

There is no charge for the hikes, which are scheduled to last an hour each on Coolfont property. Meet at the Coolfont main lobby.

This is a gentle half-mile walk. Bring binoculars and bird identification books. For information, call Gary Halperin at 1-304-258-4500, Ext. 222.

This series of birding hikes will be led by David E. Blockstein, a senior scientist with the Committee for the National Institute for the Environment.

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