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Trips: Road Trips, Regional Events

August 19, 2004|By Vera Eidelman

Chesapeake living

Party with the family from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Rock Hall's 16th annual Celebration of Life on the Chesapeake. Enjoy live music and Eastern Shore food on the bay.

Make crafts, play games and compete in the crab-picking contest. Watch a blue crab race and take your kids to the play area.

Admission is free. Events will take place in Rock Hall, Kent County on the Eastern Shore, at the Rock Hall bulkhead and marina. Visit www.rockhallmd.com or call 410-778-1342.

Art show

Visit Mount Gretna, a small mountain resort community in Pennsylvania, and view its 30th annual Art Show Saturday and Sunday. Look at works by more than 280 exhibitors as well as those in the Children's Art Show. Watch comedians and jugglers and listen to jazz, folk and doo-wop. Crowd around street performers. Go into town for some ice cream and mini-golf or hike up the mountain to an observation tower. Take a break at the gourmet food court.

The Mount Gretna Art Show will be held, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Mount Gretna, in southern Lebanon County, Pa. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12. The fee includes parking and shuttle service. No pets allowed. Visit www.mtgretnaarts.com or call 717-964-3270.

Colonial fair

Experience a Colonial-era street fair Saturday and Sunday in Leesburg, Va., during August Court Days. Mingle with more than 200 re-enactors and hear their views on the king and the rebels as they conduct mock trials based on historical records.

Visit the Maryland militia and the Scottish army at their camps in Leesburg's historic district. See them show off their dress, camps, weapons and political views. Listen to live folk and country music and browse through the crafts and food offered by street vendors. Take your kids to puppet shows and teach them to dance and fence.

The festival will take place in downtown Leesburg, Va., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free for children under 5, $2 for children ages 5 to 10 and $5 for anyone over 10. Call 800-752-6118.- Vera Eidelman

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