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August 12, 1999|By KARIN REMESCH

Antiques by the sea

Examine American and English fine furniture, jewelry, dolls, china and linens tomorrow through Monday at the Antiques By-The-Sea Show & Sale at the Convention Center in Ocean City. Sponsored by St. Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, the 55th annual event opens with a Champagne Preview Night this evening that includes appetizers, assorted pasta and chamber music by the Antares Trio from Salisbury State University.

The Convention Center is at Coastal Highway and 40th Street. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow-Sunday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Admission is $3. Tonight's Champagne Preview runs from 7 to 9 o'clock at the Convention Center. Tickets are $25; reservations are required. Call 310-213-8207 or 410-289-3453.

Augustoberfest

Sample a wiener schnitzel and frothy lager, listen to Bavarian music, watch lively dancers dressed in colorful costumes and experience "gemuetlichkeit" -- an authentic German atmosphere -- when Hagerstown celebrates its German heritage tomorrow and Saturday with Augustoberfest. Combining the tradition of fall Oktoberfest with summer fun, the two-day celebration focuses on family-oriented activities.

The Augustoberfest Hospitality Bier Tent, across from the downtown parking deck, seats 900 people and opens at 5 p.m. tomorrow. An Oldies Night Concert starts at 6 p.m. at North Potomac Street Parking Lot Pavilion. Saturday's events run from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 for tomorrow and $10 for Saturday events; two-day pass is $20; children under 12 get in free. For complete schedule, call 301-739-8577, Ext. 116, or visit the Web site at www.augustoberfest.org.

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