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February 10, 2000|By Tom LoBianco

Cherries & Chill Festival

Spruce Forest Artisan Village will celebrate the birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln with its first Cherries & Chill Festival, Friday and Saturday. Artisans will talk about their crafts and sell items from pots and soap to baskets and teddy bears. There will be a Cherry Desserts contest, with the public invited to enter free of charge; winning desserts will be auctioned. Visitors can also take photos with Abraham Lincoln and hear "Legends of the Cherry Tree" by storyteller Jack Carruthers.

The Cherries & Chill Festival takes place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Spruce Forest Artisan Village, 177 Casselman Road, Grantsville. Free. Call 410-895-3332.

Washington Wine Festival

The Washington, D.C., International Wine Festival debuts Saturday and Sunday at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The festival is centered on the Grand Tasting, a collection of samplings from more than 200 wineries around the world. Other events and activities include educational seminars and cooking demonstrations. Mark Phillips, Washington's "Wine Guy," will hold a seminar on the art of wine tasting titled "Swirl, Sniff and Sip." And WineToday.com will sponsor the first interactive Cyber "Wine" Cafe.

The Washington, D.C., International Wine Festival takes place 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington. $45 one-day ticket; $65 two-day ticket. Seminar fees vary. Call 800-343-1174.

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