Earth Day-tona Festival
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Festivities include a tricycle race, live bands, environmental demonstrations and games, live raptors, and information from environmental groups. Food and beverages as well as Earth Day-tona T-shirts will be available for purchase. No alcohol or pets are permitted. Shepherd College midway. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 1-304-876-5184 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Used book sale
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - There will be books in all categories, and a specially-priced table of antique books. Sponsored by Friends of the Shepherdstown Library. War Memorial Building, corner of German and King streets. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help set up, cashier, and pack up after the sale. To volunteer, call the library at 1-304-876-2783, Winnie Bernat at 1-304-876-8444 or Mildred Smith, 1-304-876-2323.
Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28
Advance tickets on sale for garden tour
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The 47th annual House and Garden Tour will present homes and gardens in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. Tickets cost $12 in advance, $15 on the day of the tour. Children will be admitted for $5. For advance tickets, write to P.O. Box 998, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. For information, call 1-304-263-5529.
Used book sale
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -Sponsored by Friends of the Shepherdstown Library, the sale will feature hundreds of hard back and soft cover books in dozens of categories. Men's Club, German Street. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 1-304-876-1387.
LANCOPEX 2002 stamp show
LANCASTER, Pa. - More than 20 dealers will offer a wide range of stamps, covers and other philatelic material and supplies for purchase. The educational exhibit will feature more than 500 pages of award-winning United States and worldwide displays on the many aspects of stamp collecting. The Lancaster Post Office will provide a postal station to sell current stamps and apply the LANCOPEX 2002 cancellation. There will be a youth table for young collectors to talk with society members and select free stamps for their collections. Pennsylvania Postal Historical Society will hold its mid-year meeting Saturday at 2 p.m. Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free. For information, write to L.C.P.S., P.O. Box 982, Lancaster, Pa. 17608-0982. Commemorative covers also may be ordered at this address.
Sunday, April 28
Bay Bridge Walk
ANNAPOLIS - This year's walk will be on the east bound span of the bridge, which will be closed to all traffic. Two-way traffic will operate on the west bound span of the bridge from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists using the Bay Bridge will experience delays throughout the day and into the evening. The total distance of the walk is slightly over 4.5 miles, and most participants complete the event in about two hours. Walkers should wear comfortable clothing keeping in mind that it is always cooler and more breezy on the bridge than it is inland. The walk will be canceled if it rains or there are high winds. A decision to cancel the walk will be made by 6 a.m. on the day of the walk. Call the Bridge Information Line at 1-877-BAYSPAN from anywhere in Maryland to learn the status of the walk. Shuttle buses load beginning at 8:30 a.m., the walk starts at 9 a.m.
Pen and Ink Drawing taught by Michael Gouker, Watercolor Workshop taught by Bob Wantz, and The Art of Shibori taught by Susan Forscht will be offered to adults and teenagers at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown this spring. Registration is required for all classes. For dates, times and fees, call the museum, 301-739-5727, or the telecommunications device for the deaf, 301-739-5764.
Thursday, May 2