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Trips: road trips, regional events

July 08, 2004|By Sarah Breitenbach

It's `All Good'

Everything is "all good" this weekend in Masontown, W.Va., as fans gather for the eighth annual All Good Summer Festival and Campout. The festival, which begins tomorrow , boasts three days of music, workshops, crafts and kid's activities. Performers include Keller Williams, the Disco Biscuits, Medeski Martin and Wood, Dark Star Orchestra, North Mississippi Allstars and more. Jah Works and the Recipe will perform early-arrival sets tonight.

Family and handicap camping are available, and there will be ice, food and crafts from vendors, activities and a kids' play tent, but no babysitting will be provided.

The All Good Summer Festival and Campout is at Marvin's Mountaintop in Masontown, W.Va., 12 miles east of Morgantown. Gates open at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Tickets are $120 at the gate. Children under 12 are admitted free. Early arrival is permitted after 6 p.m. today . Early-arrival music and camping is $10. Call 919-563-4936.

Arts of Oaxaca

Get a taste of Mexico in South Jersey at the Native to Neo: Mexican Folk Arts From Oaxaca exhibit at Wheaton Village in Millville, N.J. The program opens Saturday and will examine Oaxacan woodcarving, poetry, weaving, embroidery, tinwork, jewelry, candles, baskets, toys, miniatures and masks. Many in New Jersey's Mexican community are descended from residents of the Oaxaca area of southern Mexico.

"Native to Neo: Mexican Folk Arts From Oaxaca" will be on display through Nov. 12 at multiple sites in Wheaton Village. Wheaton Village is at 1501 Glasstown Road in Millville, N.J. The exhibit is included in the general admission, which is $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, $7 for students and free for children under 5. Call 800-998-4552 or visit www.wheatonvillage.org.

Beach freebies

Venture to the shore all summer for free family entertainment at Ocean City's Northside Park. Enjoy the Sundaes in the Park family concert series that starts this Sunday with Jesse Garron's tribute to Elvis and an appearance by Lollipop the Clown. Families can make ice cream sundaes for a small fee.

Stick around for free concerts on Wednesday evenings at North Division Street near the boardwalk. This Wednesday don't miss Captain Quint for tropical rock 'n' roll and a Jimmy Buffet tribute. Concerts continue through Sept. 1.

On Thursdays, beachgoers can gather around the bonfire on the beach at North Division Street. Each week a guest speaker will be featured. Today, representatives from the Ocean City Police Department will speak.

All events are free. Northside Park is at 127th Street and the bay. Sundaes in the Park will be held each Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Aug. 29. Call 410-250-0125. Wednesday beach concerts will be held from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. through Sept. 1. Thursday evening bonfires will be held at 9 p.m. through Aug. 26. For more information about Thursday evening bonfires, call 410-289-2800. Visit www.ococean.com.

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