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December 11, 1997|By Karin Remesch

Candlelight house and walking tour

Seven homes in historic Chesapeake City will open their doors for candlelight tours Saturday, each featuring decorations in a different holiday theme. Visitors will admire a Santa Claus collection, needlepoint creations and ceramic replicas of houses the 19th century town along the C&D Canal. And you'll be entertained by minstrel singers strolling from site to site.

After touring the homes, take a walk through the beautifully decorated town or, for a treat, climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage decked in holiday splendor for a look at the city.

Tour hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Chesapeake City is on Route 213 at the C&D Canal in Cecil County. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Carriage rides are $5. The tour starts and ends at Franklin Hall on Bohemia Avenue, where refreshments will be served. Call 410-885-5377.

Science Fiction Expo

Science fiction fans will get a chance to meet Patrick Stewart, Captain Picard of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"; John de Lance, Picard's nemesis, the omnipotent "Q"; Claudia Christian, Commander Ivanova of "Babylon 5"; and many other stars of favorite sci-fi shows this weekend at the Visions' Holiday Science Fiction Exposition at the Capital Expo Center in Chantilly, Va.

Other weekend attractions include question and answer sessions with guest stars, autographs, the science-fiction shopping mall, a collectibles auction, stunt shows, a presentation by Hubble Space Telescope expert Inge Heyer, a costume contest and "Magic: The Gathering" tournament.

The Expo Center is at 4320 Chantilly Place, near Dulles Airport. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $20 per day for adults and $10 for ages 5-12; a weekend pass is $35. For tickets, call 703-573-SEAT or 202-432-SEAT. For show information, call 508-896-7448.

Pub Date: 12/11/97

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