The cat's meowThe Cat Collectors '98 Convention of...

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June 18, 1998|By Randi Kest

The cat's meow

The Cat Collectors '98 Convention of cat-memorabilia collectors invites cat lovers to gather tomorrow through Sunday in Herndon, Va., to share collections, exchange cat photos and stories, learn more about cat collectibles and buy things for their collections.

Activities for this year's gathering include a flea market, book sale, merchandise vendors, artwork sale, a speaker and exhibit on Socks, the White House Cat, and an exhibit of cat dolls.

The convention, at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel, 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd., in Herndon, Va., is for members only, but the vendors' room is open to the public Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Convention hours for members are Friday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For members to participate in the weekend there is a $95 fee. Cat Collectors is offering nonmembers the option to participate in all weekend events, along with receiving a year's membership, for $30. Those interested should attend the 9 a.m. morning meeting Saturday or Sunday. To become a member, contact Cat Collectors at 33161 Wendy Drive, Sterling Heights, Mich. 48310, or call 810-264-0285.

MX Championship

What do some fathers wish they could do on Father's Day? Check out the 9th Annual National Motocross Championship, held Sunday at Budds Creek Motocross Park in Budds Creek. Reaching speeds of 60 mph, the riders fly as high as four stories from the hills and natural valleys of the track.

Activities begin at 9 a.m. Sunday with practice. At 10:30 a.m. there are pro qualifying races and at 1 p.m., pro nationals. The park is on Route 234, seven miles east of Route 301. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 6-12. Children under 6 get in free. Call 301-475-2000.

Pub Date: 6/18/98

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