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April 28, 2005|By Claire Wang

Early America

Ever wanted to be a witness of early American history? This Sunday, you can journey back to the days of the French and Indian War with portrayals of Gen. Edward Braddock and his aide, Lt. Col. George Washington. A parade in Braddock Heights by the 3rd U.S. Infantry (Old Guard) Fife and Drum Corps will proceed at 2 p.m. from the Braddock Fire Station down Schley Avenue to the park for a re-enactment of Braddock and Washington as they prepare to move their men to defend Fort Duquesne (present-day Pittsburgh) against attacks from the French. These living historians will be available for demonstrations and to answer questions about the time period and military life.

The event runs 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Braddock Heights Park, on Schley Avenue in Braddock Heights, Frederick County. Free. 301-371-9621 or www.braddockhistory.org

Fairie Festival

A day of fun and fantasy awaits children tomorrow at the May Day Fairie Festival's Children's Day at Sproutwood Farm in Glen Rock, Pa. Explore the realms of nature spirits and woodland creatures through craft activities, live music, dancing, fairie tea parties and Woodland Gnome and Elf Tours - all geared toward children. Let your imagination run wild at this May Day festival, whose themes are rooted in ancient cultures' celebrations of the bounty of spring and unseen woodland creatures.

Children's Day runs 11 a.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow at Sproutwood Farm, on Pierceville Road in Glen Rock, Pa. $5-$10 admission. Regular festival activities resume on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 717-235-6610 or visit www.fairiefestival.net

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