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Arts briefs

April 29, 2006

Museum celebrates 75 years

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a Festival for the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 16. Applications are being accepted from artists and crafts persons offering high-quality original art, folk art, fine furniture and traditional crafts. Booth fees range from $150 to $375.

For an application, call the museum at 301-739-5727 or e-mail Bwaltersdorf@myactv.net.

Spring cooking, festival

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - "Cooking with Tea" will be the featured presentation at the Spring Awareness Day program Wednesday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Kauffman Community Center, 7289 Ruritan Drive.

Debbie Hartman, a Lebanon County consultant, will speak about using tea as a flavoring ingredient and will conduct a food demonstration and provide samples to participants.

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The program also will include "Assistive Technology," a strong women demonstration, exhibits, crafts, door prizes and a baked chicken buffet luncheon.

The public is invited. Reservations are required. Call 1-717-263-9226.

Banners sought for festival

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Regional artists and crafts people are invited to create banners to be displayed in downtown Chambersburg during this summer's ChambersFest celebrations. Banners will hang from the light poles along Main Street, adding color and movement to the festivities downtown.

Designs for banners should be submitted to the Council for the Arts by Tuesday, May 2. Entry forms can be obtained by calling 1-717-264-6883.

Banners are due at the Council for the Arts by 1 p.m. Saturday, July 8. For more information, call or stop by the Council for the Arts.

Museum launches Web site

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum announces its new Web site, www.ruralheritagemuseum.org. The Web site includes the museum's event and exhibit schedule and news of interest.

The Rural Heritage Museum is at the Agricultural Education Center north of Sharpsburg, and features more than 2,500 artifacts and an old-fashioned country store exhibit, an early transportation exhibit featuring buggies, wagons and sleighs, a covered Conestoga wagon and more.

The museum is open weekends 1 to 4 p.m. April through mid-December.

Contact Leslie Hendrickson at 240-313-2839 or lhendrickson@washco-md.net.

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