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November 01, 2001|By Karin Remesch

14th annual OysterFest in St. Michaels

Celebrate the historical, commercial and culinary lure of the oyster at the 14th annual OysterFest Saturday at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. Throughout the day, you can enjoy musical performances, watch as watermen demonstrate traditional oyster-tonging techniques, go on scavenger hunts and find out how those delicious bivalves make it to the table by touring the museum's "Oystering on the Chesapeake" exhibit. And don't miss the Oyster Soup Challenge (to be judged by chef and television cooking celebrity John Shields), oyster-shell-skipping contests and shucking demonstrations. You can also take a cruise on the museum's buyboat, Mister Jim, or the skipjack The Nathan of Dorchester. And, of course, you can feast all day on oysters -- raw, roasted, fried and in a stew.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is on Mill Street. The festival is included in regular museum admission of $7.50, $6.50 seniors, $3 ages 6-17, free for kids under 6. Food is priced separately. Call 410-745-2916.

Art Studio Tour in Pennsylvania

Ever wonder what goes on inside the studio of an artist? Find out this weekend when 21 artists open their studios and galleries to visitors for the third annual Art Studio Tour throughout Lancaster, Dauphin and Lebanon counties in southern Pennsylvania. Award-winning painters, ceramic artists, sculptors, potters, basket-weavers, woodworkers, jewelry-makers and other artists will demonstrate their work in studios located in Annville, Campbelltown, Elizabethtown, Hershey, Lebanon, Mount Gretna and Schaefferstown.

The tour includes 16 stops. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For brochures with maps and directions, call 717-867-4383 or visit the Web site at www.art-studio-tour.com.

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