Washington Antiques ShowBTCAn exquisite needlework exhibit...


January 08, 1998|By Karin Remesch

Washington Antiques Show


An exquisite needlework exhibit and a diverse selection of antiques that appeals to the new and experienced collector highlight the 43rd Washington Antiques Show today through Sunday at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

With the theme "A Celebration of Needlework: Patterns of Our Lives," the show offers rarely seen examples of fine applied needlework, many with a presidential provenance. And 44 prestigious antiques dealers offer their wares. Also featured are educational seminars, lectures and docent-guided show tours. The annual event is sponsored by Thrift Shop Charities and proceeds help to improve the health and lives of more than 100,000 children and families in the Washington metropolitan area.

The show is open from 11 a.m. to 8: 30 p.m. today through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The exhibit site is across from the Woodley Park-Zoo exit of the Metro's red line.

Admission is $8. Call 202-965-0640. There's still time to enjoy the annual Winterfest of Lights in Ocean City. The luminous displays throughout town and activities for the whole family continue through January.

Since mid-November, thousands have visited the resort to enjoy the view of more than 800,000 twinkling, glittering lights covering hundreds of animated and stationary displays. From the Inlet at the southern end of town to Northside Park at 125th Street, to bayside, elaborate displays light up the winter night sky.

At Northside Park take a weekend ride on the Winterfest Express, a 10-minute tour through a fantasy land of twinkling lights and glittering memories. Enjoy a mountain scene of skiers, Santa playing softball, a Jurassic Park display and more.

Also on weekends, don't miss taking a drive through the nautically themed inlet, where you'll get a glimpse of Santa fishing and other colorful displays along the beach.

Winterfest Express rides are $2 for ages 12 and over, $1 for 6-12 and free for 5 and under. Train rides start at 5: 30 p.m., the last ride departs at 9: 30 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Trains will also run Jan. 19. Call 800-OC-OCEAN.

Pub Date: 1/08/98

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