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April 05, 2007

REACH fundraiser tickets go on sale

REACH Caregivers is hosting Taste of the Town and Benefit Auction on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Hagerstown Community College's ARCC beginning at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $35 per person.

For information call the REACH office at 301-733-2371, ext. 101, or e-mail to

Mansion hosts teas

LEESBURG, Va. - Oatlands Plantation, U.S. 15 south of Leesburg, is accepting reservations for its 2007 Four Seasons Teas.

Four Seasons Teas will feature assorted delicate tea sandwiches, sweets, scones with preserves and cream, and Oatlands' tea blend.

Reservations are required. Mansion tours are available with teas at a discounted rate.

Reservations for all teas may be made by calling 703-777-3174 or by going to Proceeds benefit the continuing work at Oatlands Plantation.

'Manhunt' author will speak in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. - James L. Swanson, author of "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer," will discuss his book, his research, and the turbulent Civil War era on Wednesday, April 11, and Thursday, April 12.


A variety of related events take place in conjunction with Frederick Reads, which features Swanson's book this year. The Frederick County Public Libraries have copies of "Manhunt" available.

Saturday, April 7, through Sunday, April 22 - Lincoln in Life & Death, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. The exhibit features a replica Lincoln coffin, as well as an original lifemask and hand cast from the Gordon Damman collection. Regular museum admission rates apply.

Wednesday, April 11 - James L. Swanson will sign copies of his book, 2 p.m., Frederick Community College, Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick.

Wednesday, April 11 - James L. Swanson will sign copies of his book, 7:30 p.m., The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Gardiner Pavilion, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick.

Thursday, April 12 - James L. Swanson interview with Marc Steiner for future broadcast on WYPR 88.1 FM, 3 p.m., Hood College's Whitaker Center, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. Open to the public.

Thursday, April 12 - John Wilkes Booth: Dead or Alive?, 7 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 301 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, Md. Following Lincoln's assassination, conspiracy theories were widespread. Jeff Korman, director of the Maryland Department at Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, presents one of the more unusual theories surrounding Booth: Was he really killed 12 days after he assassinated Lincoln?

For more information, call Marcia Hall at 301-600-1382, e-mail, or go to www.frederick

Frederick artisans invited to sell work

In the Street is celebrating its 25th anniversary by inviting Frederick County artisans to come into the street and sell their handmade treasures from oil paintings and jewelry, to homemade soups and jams.

A jury process will determine which artisans will be invited to participate in this new element of In the Street. Selection will be based on the quality, originality, and diversity of the merchandise.

Applications will be sent Monday, April 16. Any Frederick County artisan interested in applying should call 301-600-2844.

Festival seeks artists, musicians, vendors

Art in the Park is looking for vendors and artists who are interested in participating in Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery's fundraiser.

The festival will be held from noon to dusk Saturday, June 16, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 17. The day will include live music. Vendors can set up a display, demonstrate or sell their art wares. Applications are available at or e-mail

The cost for artists is $25 for one day or $40 for two days; and, for vendors, $75 for one day or $125 for two days.

Bring applications to 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Contemporary School for the Arts and Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

To volunteer at the festival or discuss a talent that you would like to share, e-mail

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