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July 21, 2005|By Erica Kritt

I Spy

Keep abreast of recent history at the Spy Museum's program "Blindspot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism." The lecture will feature Timothy Naftali, a national security historian, recounting the roles America and the CIA had in various terrorism events, including the 1972 Munich Olympic games and the World Trade Center in 1993 and 2001. Naftali will also detail what was learned and what lessons have yet to be taken away from 9/11.

The International Spy Museum is located at 800 F St. N.W. in Washington. The lecture will be held today from noon to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the museum. Free. Call 202-393-7798.

County fair

The 52nd annual Cecil County Fair opens tomorrow and runs through July 30. The fair will feature rides, games, tractor pulls, free books from the library, musical performances, animal shows and many other activities. Some of the most exotic visitors include alligators and racing pigs, which will be featured throughout the fair. There will even be a truck show and demolition derby. Also at the fair will be several vendors offering food and products for sale.

The fair will be at the Fair Hill Fairgrounds in Elkton, just east of the intersection of Routes 213 and 273. Call 410-392-3440 or visit www.cecilcountyfair.org.

Scottish festival

You can bet you'll hear bagpipes at the Virginia Scottish Games and Festival tomorrow and Saturday. The festival will celebrate everything Scottish. Besides the competition and awards won between men in kilts, there will be numerous activities for the whole family. There will be children's games, various Scottish musicians on harps, fiddles and pipes. Adults can delight in the British car show, Highland and Scottish Country dancing and scotch-tasting.

The games take place at Episcopal High School at 3901 W. Braddock Road in Alexandria. On Saturday the festival is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 for each day or $20 for a two-day pass. Children ages 5-12 are admitted for $5. Call 703-912-1943 or visit www.vascottishgames.org.

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