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October 28, 2004|By Ashley Burrell

Craft, folk and art fest

One-of-a-kind pieces of artwork will be on sale at the 24th Virginia Fine Craft, Folk and Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Jewelry and clothing also will be available.

The Annandale festival includes wearable art by 90 artists and craftsmen, some of whom will be in attendance. The work includes found-object assemblages, mosaics, iron sculptures, contemporary jewelry, eclectic and naive paintings, hooked and woven rugs, whimsical and functional pottery, painted and reproduction furniture, designer clothing and folk carvings.

The 24th Virginia Fine Craft, Folk and Art Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Northern Virginia Community College Community Cultural Center at 8333 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, Va. Weekend admission is $7. Parking is free. Call 717- 337-3060.

Haunted penitentiary

Brace yourself against the ghosts inside Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary where insane prisoners and sadistic guards once walked the 174-year-old rec yard. Visitors who spend 30 minutes inside can expect surprises lurking behind every turn.

The newly renovated Penitentiary Complex has four haunted houses (Maximum Security, 13 Rooms, The Experiment: In 3D and Tunnel Escape). Children under 7 are not permitted.

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary will be open until Tuesday and is at 2124 Fairmont Ave. at 22nd Street in Philadelphia. The haunted house operates from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. weeknights and Sundays, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturdays. Tickets are $10-$25. Call 215-236-3300 or visit www. easternstate.org.

The new world

A 10-foot globe with the latest satellite imagery of the world will be on display at the National Geographic Museum starting today in celebration of maps and mapmaking.

The interactive exhibit at Explorers Hall will be open through Feb. 13 and will feature an Antarctic map signed by explorer Richard Byrd and two 1831 globes made by James Wilson, the first commercial globe maker in the United States; a map of Mount Everest signed by Sir Edmund Hillary; and models of Mount St. Helens before and after the 1980 eruption.

Visitors can use an interactive ESRI station to fly over Mount Everest and to move up and down the mountain range; in the Washington section, they will be able to zoom in on landmarks, streets and buildings - even their own homes.

The National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall, 1600 M St. N.W. in Washington, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. It is closed Dec. 25. Admission is free. Call 202- 857-7588.

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