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November 08, 2001|By Karin Remesch

Easton's 31st annual Waterfowl Festival

Stroll the Colonial streets of Easton this weekend and take in the 31st annual Waterfowl Festival.

The three-day celebration of wildlife art features paintings, carvings, sculpture, decoys, crafts, children's activities, food and music throughout the historic Eastern Shore town. Sports fan, art aficionado or family looking for a weekend getaway - the festival's program includes activities to everyone's liking.

Visitors can get lessons in fly fishing, watch waterfowl-calling contests, attend shooting exhibitions, bid at a decoy auction and buy wildlife paintings by 19th- and 20th-century masters. More than 400 artists and craftspeople are participating in this year's event, which, as always, is timed to coincide with the arrival of the Canada geese that winter in the area.

Festival hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 for a one-day ticket and $24 for a weekend pass. Free for children 12 and under. Call 410-822-4567 or visit the Web site at www.waterfowlfestival.org.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Close to 200 national artists, selected from more than 1,500 applicants, will show and sell contemporary crafts this weekend at the 25th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. In addition, 20 craft artists from Japan will display their work, adding an international dimension to the annual exhibition. The 12 categories of works exhibited in this year's show embrace a variety of forms and functions - from wood crafts, furniture and fiber wearables to glass, jewelry, mixed media and clay.

Show hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today-tomorrow, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The Convention Center is at 12th and Arch streets. Admission $3-$15. Call 215-684-7930.

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