Easton celebrates waterfowl


November 13, 2003

Celebrate geese as they come south for the winter at the Waterfowl Festival in Easton this weekend. This Eastern Shore event runs tomorrow through Sunday. Guests can view, buy and participate in creating art. Media include paintings, jewelry, clothing, sculpture and wood-carving. There are also traditional outdoor events, such as fly-fishing, retriever demonstrations and goose- and duck-calling, as well as activities for younger visitors. In addition to the artwork and events, there will be plenty of food and music to put guests in the Eastern Shore mood. Proceeds will be donated to wildlife conservation.

The festival runs this weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $12 for a one-day pass and $24 for a multiday pass. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Events are in Easton and the surrounding towns of St. Michaels, Oxford and Tilghman. For more information, call 410-822-4567. Full event listings are online at www.waterfowlfestival.org.

Art in Bethesda

Bethesda comes alive with art tomorrow night as 12 galleries open their doors. Enjoy free refreshments and shop at the galleries as they showcase local, national and international artists' works. Patrons can walk the historic streets or take a free shuttle to each of the participating stops. Eclectic galleries are involved in the walk, and paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry and mixed-media works will be featured. The Washington School of Photography and the Washington Studio School will also teach art classes.

Taking part are Asian Accents, Creative Partners Gallery, Designers Art Gallery, Discovery Galleries, Frame Avenue, Fraser Gallery, Gallery Neptune, Ju-i Collections, Margaret Smith Gallery and St. Elmo's Fire Gallery, Washington School of Photography and Washington Studio School.

This event is tomorrow and Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, including addresses of participating galleries, call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.

`In the Mood'

Grab a dancing partner and get In the Mood Sunday at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick. In the Mood is a musical review featuring singers and dancers performing the beloved sounds of the 1940s. The 15-piece String of Pearls big-band orchestra will be showcasing music from the decade when swing dance was popular. The review strives for authenticity with costumes, choreography and arrangements re-created from a period when music united the nation.

The show is at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Weinberg Center is at 29 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Tickets are $20, $35 and $40 and are available by calling 301-228-2828 or at www.weinbergcenter.org.-- Meredith James

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