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April 22, 2004|By Elizabeth Piccirillo

Sugarloaf Festival

It'll be a craft lover's paradise all this weekend at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. More than 350 artists and craft designers will show and sell their wares at the 26th annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Contemporary crafts include pottery, jewelry, clothing, fine art, leather, glassworks, photography, sculpture and woodworks. Renowned lithograph artist John DeAmicis, photographer Pat Vojtech and textile artist Denise Karbassi will be among the participating crafters.

The show will also feature demonstrations of metal-spinning, woodturning, printmaking, papermaking and wheel-thrown pottery. Live entertainment will include musicians Debra Martin and Scott Preston performing on the didjeridoo and flute, Australian Aboriginal instruments they've handcrafted. Pianist Mbandi, a Cameroon native now living in Washington, D.C., will also perform. An array of foods will be available at the show.

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. $7; free for ages under 12. Call 800-210-9900.- Lori Sears

`Tom Sawyer' musical

Broadway meets the Mississippi River banks with Pumpkin Theatre's premiere of the 2002 Broadway musical version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer on Saturday and Sunday and May 1 and May 2. Follow Tom, Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher in this singing and dancing show based on the classic book by Mark Twain and adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig. Music and lyrics are by Don Schlitz.

Show times for all dates are 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Hannah More Arts Center at St. Timothy's School, 8400 Greenspring Ave., Stevenson. Tickets are $10. Call 410-828-1814 or visit www.pumpkintheatre.com.

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