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February 1-3, 2008
Iceworm Festival
various venues,
Cordova, Alaska
Survival Suit Races, photo show, cake bake, parade, music, fireworks, variety show, pageant, arts and crafts, food, more.
Further Information: Call 907-424-5756

February 1-3, 2008
Everglades City Seafood Festival
Everglades, Florida
Seafood and Cajun festival foods, carnival rides, more than 150 arts and crafts booths, music. Please do not bring coolers and do leave pets safely at home when you come to enjoy the festival. There is no admission charge.
Get Details: Call 239-695-4100

February 1-3, 2008
Carolina Chocolate Festival
Crystal Coast Civic Center,
Morehead City, North Carolina
Now in its 58th year, this festival gives everyone the opportunity to indulge in the Champagne & Truffles Party, the Chocolate Sunday Brunch, Chocolate Spa Night and more. There will be cooking demos, a festival dinner, professional baking contests, bingo, festival merchandise, drawings for prizes and entertainment.
Find Out More: Call 877-848-4976

February 1-3, 2008
Hudson Hot Air Affair
various venues,
Hudson, Wisconsin
Pancake breakfast Sunday from 7:30am-noon, smoosh board competition, museum displays, dart tournament, pet costume contest, Mardi Gras Festival, horseshoe tournament, chili cookoff on Sunday from 2-4:30pm, art activities for kids, candlelight skiing and a hike, snow volleyball, karaoke, early morning balloon launches and night balloon glows (subject to weather conditions), dances, arts and crafts, torchlight parade, bingo, fireworks, geocaching info. It's the event's 19th year.
Questions? Call 715-381-2050 or 800-657-6775-

February 1-10, 2008
Carrot Festival
Holtville, California
Plans for this 61st year include a 5K/1-mile run, Carrot Festival Cookery Contests, a parade Feb. 9 at 10am, arts and crafts, carnival, pageant, golf tournament, classic car & tractor show, banquet, student art show, barbecue in Holt Park, food booths with plenty of opportunities to try new tastes with carrots.
Further Information: Call 760-356-2923

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February 1-10, 2008
Ely Winter Festival
various venues,
Ely, Minnesota
Pool tournament, Mukluk Ball, watercolor classes, community college open house, ArtWalk, ski race, ski jouring demo, radar snowmobile run, snow carving and snow sculptures, arts and crafts on Feb. 2, wolf howling contest, museum fundraising dinner and silent auction, snowshoe trips to the Hegman Pictograhs, spaghetti feed, reading fair, dog sled rides, wine tasting, music, Snowbear (rolled snow sculptures) Contest. Some events may have separate ticketing and/or require registration/reservations.
Additional Details: Call 218-365-6123 or 800-777-1281

February 2, 2008
Ice & Snow Festival
Keene, New Hampshire
Hot drinks and food, ice carvers, Snowman Central, snow sculpture, activities for the kids, entertainment, horse drawn wagon rides. Festival hours are 10am-4pm.
Learn More: Call 603-352-1303

February 2, 2008
Gilman, Wisconsin
This 8th year you can enjoy horse drawn sleigh rides, snow sculptures, a torchlight parade, scavenger hunt, blind snowmobile races, Polish sausages and similar treats, contests, ice bowling. Many events take place at Village Park.
Information: Call 715-447-8285

February 2, 2008
Groundhog Day Celebration
St. Albert the Great Catholic Parish at
2420 St. Albert the great Dr.,
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Community breakfast from 7:30-11am, games, vendors with groundhog memorabilia, birthday party for humans with a Feb. 2 birthday, entertainment. Jimmy, the local groundhog performs his yearly duty in forecasting the weather for locals and visitors to Sun Prairie.
Further Details: Call 608-837-4547 or 800-400-6162

February 2-3, 2008
Tent City Days
Wrangell, Alaska
Revisit the history of the Gold Rush Days with storytelling, a dress ball, contests, fashion show, theatre, golf tournament, arts and crafts.
Learn More: Call 907-874-3901 or 800-367-9745

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February 2-3, 2008
Frostbite Follies
various venues,
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Pancake breakfast on Feb. 3 from 8am-1pm at the YMCA, Better Living Show at Westridge Mall, pageant (held ahead of festival on Feb. 1), vaudeville show, chili cookoff, craft show at the Armory from 9am-3pm, snow-related events and more.
Questions? Call 218-736-6951

February 2-3, 2008
Chocolate Lovers Festival
various venues,
Fairfax, Virginia
Historic reenactments, chocolate vendors, child fingerprinting, pancake breakfast (with chocolate chip pancakes available) Feb. 2 from 8am-1pm, bake sale, arts and crafts, raffle, activities for kids, Taste of Chocolate at Old Town Hall, Chocolate Challenge of cake and chocolate art (plus a silent auction of donated cakes), Chocolate Caper mock trial, rainforest presentation, storytelling, circus acts festival merchandise for sale, historic houses open to the public.
Get The Facts: Call 703-385-1661

February 2-3, 2008
Iola Winter Carnival
Old car showgrounds on Jenson Dr.,
Iola, Wisconsin
Raffle, ski jumping, Badger State Winter Games, lutefish supper (with other Norwegian dishes), music, ice fishing derby, cross-country ski race, ice sculpting.
Find Out More: Call 715-445-4000

February 8-9, 2008
Chocolate Festival
Copper Village on E. Commercial,
Anaconda, Montana
This is a wee bit more commercial than some festivals, but the result is that you get free chocolates. The local merchants are under orders to give away chocolates that weekend and any merchant caught not doing so will have a fine levied on them by a good-humored constable. The fine goes to charity, so someone wins in the end, no matter what happens. But in the meantime, you'll get to taste and enjoy treats. There will also be merchant specials, a quilt exhibit, bake sale, children's Valentine Box Contest and more. Festival hours are 10am-4pm both days.
Questions? Call 406-563-2422

February 8-9, 2008
Deacon Mills Park,
Green Lake, Wisconsin
Volley tournament, entertainment, food and beverage vendors, basketball, ice fishing, pageant, activities for kids, ice bowling, ice golf, soup making contest, ice carving, carriage rides, medallion hunt.
Learn More: Call 920-294-3231 or 800-253-7354

February 8-9, 2008
Minocqua, Wisconsin
Raffle, lighted snowmobile parade Friday at 6:15pm, brat & chili feed, pancake breakfast Sat from 8-11am, rides on demo snowmobiles, plenty of hot food, bonfire, silent auction, snowmobile radar runs, arts and crafts, evening DJ and dancing. It's the festival's 8th season.
Get The Facts: Call 715-356-3375 or 715-727-4082

February 8-10, 2008
Homer Winter Carnival
various venues,
Homer, Alaska
This 52nd year plans include a parade, festival foods, prizes, entertainment and fireworks.
Additional Details: Call 907-235-7740

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February 8-10, 2008
Fish Creek Winter Festival
Clark Park (and other venues),
Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Door County Idol Contest, snow sculpture contest, games, cooking contests, minnow races, football toss, food, art, kite flying and more. It's the festival's 21st year.
Details: Call 920-868-2316 or 800-577-1880

February 9, 2008
Chocolate Festival
Community Center at 61 Water St.,
Fairfield, Maine
Clowns, face painting, entertainment from local talent, lots of chocolate treats.
Learn More: Call 207-453-6516 or 207-453-7911

February 9-10, 2008
Winterrest Festival
Upper McCullock Blvd,
Lake Havasu, Arizona
Festival foods, entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors, activities for kids, and more during this 23rd year.
Questions? Call 928-855-4115

February 9-10, 2008
Cabin Fever Festival
Frederick, Maryland
Juried artists show and sell their work in several heated buildings and heated tents from 10am-6pm on Friday and Saturday (10am-5pm on Sunday). Enjoy other fun such as decorating ideas, musical entertainment, demos and festival foods. This event has an admission charge.
Get The Facts: Call 301-896-5466

February 9-10, 2008
Community Center (and other venues),
Apple Valley, Minnesota
The festival celebrates its 31st year with music, volleyball, bingo, snow tube races, a senior center open house, jigsaw puzzle contest, table tennis tournament, games, a hayride, ice carving demos, indoor miniature golf, free throw contest, ice skating, marshmallow roast, checkers tournament, cribbage tournament, face painting, video arcade, chicken wing eating contest, drawings for prizes, medallion hunt, giant inflatable houses for the kids. Most events are accessible by buying and showing the festival button.
Further Details: Call 952-953-2300

February 9-10 2008
Winter Festival
various venues,
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
This 43th year the festival sports a pirate theme. Enjoy the Iceburg Open Golf Tournament, dog weight pulling contest, activities for kids, parade on Washington Street, art on display, hayrides, barrel racing, festival foods, bed races on ice, pancake breakfast Sun. at the Community Center from 8-11am, beer and gaming (sans kids) on Sat. night.
Info: Call 262-377-3981 or 262-377-5856

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February 15-17, 2008
Dexter Winter Festival
various venues,
Dexter, Maine
Two years ago Dexter struggled through a lack of snow, but last year's festival had plenty. So off they go again for 2008, with lots of snowmobile events and other snow-related fun. This year's theme is "Children's Storybook Characters".
Find Out More: Call 207-924-3057

February 15-17, 2008
Shanty Days
various venues downtown,
Caseville, Michigan
In its 16th year the festival offers music and dancing, high school alumni basketball, Cold Butt Euchre, pool tournament, magic show, snowman making contest in Township Park, Texas Hold-Em Tournament, Family Pet Fashion Parade, face painting, Potty Trotty (race of outhouses set on skis), drawings for prizes, warming site with hot chocolate and hot coffee, beer tent, food stand, ice fishing contest, chili cooking contest, broomball, kids' snow soccer, scavenger hunt.
Additional Details: Call 989-856-3818 or 800-606-1347

February 15-17, 2008
International Eelpout Festival
City Park and other venues,
Walker, Minnesota
Eelpout Peelout 5K Run, Polar Plunge, eelpout angling contest, fish dinners, other festival foods, festival merchandise, Eeelpout 500 On-Ice Auto Race, Eelpout Olympics, rugby match, possibly snowmobile events. Some events are held subject to weather conditions. It's the festival's 29th year.
Questions? Call 320-259-6010 or 800-833-1118

February 15-18, 2008
Cloverdale Citrus Fair
Citrus Fairgrounds,
Cloverdale, California
This 116th year carries a theme of "Salute to Agriculture". Enjoy entertainment, citrus exhibits, photography contests, pageant, arts and crafts, livestock displays, a carnival. You can also view sculptures made of limes, lemons and oranges.
Further Details: Call 707-894-3982

February 15-18, 2008
Whiskey Flat Days
various venues,
Kernville, California
Activities for kids, historical exhibits, carnival rides, rodeo events, festival merchandise, historic encampments and demonstrations, arts and crafts, food vendors, music, parade and more. The festival is celebrating its 53rd year in 2008.
Info: Call 760-376-2629 or 866-KERNVILLE

February 15-24, 2008
The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
County Fairgrounds,
Indio, California
Nightly Arabian Nights pageant, art (and other) activities for kids, grand parade on Feb. 18 at 10am, Bull-O-Rama, plenty of date treats, food concessions, monster trucks, blessing of the dates, Fiesta del Charro, livestock auctions, ostrich races, petting zoo, demolition derby, carnival and more.
More: Call 760-863-8247 or 800-811-FAIR

February 16-17, 2008
I.C.E. Festival
Lakeside Park,
Mayville, New York
Snowmobile rides, arts and crafts, fireworks, food concessions, activities for children, musical entertainment. Plus, you can enjoy (with Mother Nature's assistance) a castle of ice constructed with ice taken from Chautauqua Lake. It's the festival's 20th year of fun.
Get Details: Call 716-753-3113

February 16-17, 2008
Klondike Days
Eagle River High School area,
Eagle River, Wisconsin
Lumberjack competition, living history encounters, arts and crafts, chainsaw carving competition, horse weight pull, cultural expo, musical entertainment, food. Please leave pets safely at home when you come to enjoy this 18th year.
Further Information: Call 800-259-6315

February 16-18, 2008
Bryce Canyon Winter Festival
Ruby's Inn,
Bryce, Utah
Enjoy guided snowshoe tours and snowshoe races, cross-country ski racing and ski tours, snow sculpture contests, activities for kids, an archery clinic and competition, entertainment, kayaking demos, photo contest. Most events are free. The weather can change rapidly in Bryce Canyon, so remember to stay flexible in your choice of events.
Learn More: Call 435-834-5341 or 866-866-6616

February 21-24, 2008
Snow Rondi
various venues downtown,
Anchor Point, Alaska
Auction, activities for kids, parade, bazaar, snowmachine races, snowshoe softball, pool tournament.
Get The Facts: Call 907-235-2600

February 22-23, 2008
Grumpy Old Men Days
various venues,
Wabasha, Minnesota
If you remember the movie you'll appreciate this festival with its ice fishing contest, cribbage tournament, bingo, pet pageant, Raghetti's Spaghetti Feed, softball tournament, entertainment and a stretch raffle.
Find Out More: Call 651-565-4158

February 22-24, 2008
George Fest
Ferran Park,
Eustis, Florida
Drawings for prizes, Citrus Squeeze Contest, entertainment, bed races, celebrity hot dog eating contest, grand parade, Dog Jog, fireworks, canoe/kayak races, food booths, classic car cruise-in.
Further Information: Call 352-357-3434

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February 22-23, 2008
Land of Leather Days
Community Center,
Yoakum, Texas
BBQ hut, merchant specials, leather factory tours, arts and crafts, food booths, CASI Chili Cookoff, music and dance. The carnival opens one evening early.
Questions? Call 361-293-2309

February 22-24, 2008
Almond Blossom Festival
Community Center on W. 4th St.,
Ripon, California
Fashion show, bake sale, carnival (opens early), 4H pie sell, diaper derby, Blossom Fun Run at 8:30am on Saturday, parade down Main Street at 11am on Feb. 23, breakfast at the Grange Hall (827 Ripona) Feb. 23 from 6-10am, pancake breakfast at the VFW Hall (12544 W. Ripon Rd.) Feb. 24 from 8am-noon, golf tournament, dance, spaghetti dinner (comes a day before other events, on Feb. 21, at 5:30pm.) This is the festival's 46th year.
Get Details: Call 209-599-7519

February 22-24, 2008
Swamp Cabbage Festival
Barron Park,
LaBelle, Florida
Bike show, armadillo races, rodeo, lawnmower races, arts and crafts, parade on Feb. 23 at 10am, fishing tournament, entertainment, food.
Further Information: Call 863-675-2995

February 22-24, 2008
Maine Winterfest & Ice Derby
Point Sebago Resort on Rt. 302,
Caasco, Maine
Ice Cube Lounge, games, ice fishing derby, snow and ice carvings, entertainment, motorcyle ice racing, activities for kids, Ice Mall, food and more.
Find Out More: Call 207-655-3821br>

February 22-March 2, 2008
Anchorage Fur Rendezvous
various venues,
Anchorage, Alaska
This event is also called Fur Rondy. Enjoy helicopter rides, an oyster shucking contest, stamp show & sale, reindeer races, The Running of the Reindeer, ice bowling, dog weight pull, state fur and hide auctions, arts and crafts, multi-tribal gathering, pony rides, snowshoe softball, carnival, outhouse races, photo contest, dog sled info and demos, dog sled races, a melodrama, snow sculptures, parade Feb. 23 at 10:30am, pancake breakfasts.
Further Information: Call 907-274-1177

February 23-24, 2008
Grant Seafood Festival
Community Center,
Grant, Florida
This 42nd year of fun includes musical entertainment, more than 100 arts and crafts booths, radio personalities visiting and DJ broadcasts from the festival, seafood dishes and other festival treats, library book sale, civic displays, festival merchandise. There is no charge to park and no admission fee.
Get The Facts: Call 321-723-8687

February 24, 2008
Capay Valley Almond Festival
various venues,
Esparto, California
Pancake breakfast, arts and crafts, BBQ, petting zoo, farmer's market, entertainment, classic cars and more. The festival also holds events in other towns, including Rumsey, Capay, Brooks, Guidna and Madison.
Further Information: Call 530-787-3242

February 28-March 4, 2008
Dodge Arena,
Hidalgo, Texas
Many stages of entertainment, parade, cultural displays, drawings for prizes, pageants, arts and crafts, festival foods. The theme of this 31st celebration is a focus on China.
Details Call 956-843-2302 or 956-843-2734

February 29-March 9, 2008
Tahoe Snow Festival
various venues,
Tahoe City, California
Back for a 27th year, this festival brings events such as snow sculpture contests, a ski challenge, parades, an ice cream eating contest, sushi eating contest, poker, spaghetti feed, wine tasting, pancake breakfasts on March 1 and March 8, dog pull, tricycle races, school science expo, Bar Game Olympics, art activities for kids, Mardi Gras Party, a luau buffet and the Tahoe Tots Disco Dance.
Questions? Call 530-583-7167

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February Somethings!
Brief, bare-boned last-minute festival listings:

Feb. 1-3 Two Rivers Renaissance Faire, 10-6, West Wetland Park, Yuma, Arizona
Feb. 2 Mardi Gras Parade & Festival, 4:30pm, Main St., Jennings, Louisiana, 337-821-5532
Feb. 2 For the Love of Chocolate Festival, County Community Center on Lafayette Rd., Medina, Ohio, 330-723-4565
Feb. 2 Chocolate Lovers Fling, Grand Center at 182 N. 500 W., Moab, Utah, 435-259-23225
Feb. 2 Sno-Gypsies Winter Fest, N16243 Lakeshore Dr. on Butter Lake, Butternut, Wisconsin, 715-789-3001
Feb. 7-10 Seminole Tribal Fair (37th), Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida, 954-347-1838
Feb. 7-10 Winter Carnival, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
Feb. 7-20 SF Independent Film Festival, San Francisco, California, 415-820-3907
Feb. 8-10 Delray Beach Garlic Festival (9th), Downtown, Delray Beach, Florida, 561-279-0907
Feb. 8-10 Tulsa Indian Arts Festival, Tulsa Event Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 918-838-3875 or 918-388-5318
Feb. 9 Roaring Twenties (Arts & Crafts) Festival (25th), 9-4, Downtown, Lake City, Florida, 386-755-1097
Feb. 9 South Texas Ranching Heritage Days, grounds of John E. Conner Museum, Kingsville, Texas, 361-583-2810
Feb. 9-10 Speckled Perch Festival (40th), Okeechobee, Florida, 863-763-6464
Feb. 15-16 Olustee Battle Festival, Marion Street Downtown, Lake City, Florida, 386-755-1097
Feb. 15-17 Yuma Crossing River Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, Main St., Yuma, Arizona, 928-782-5712
Feb. 15-18 Water Fall Ice Festival (10th), Cody, Wyoming, 307-527-4326
Feb. 16-17 Oregon Asian Celebration, Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, Oregon, 541-687-9600 or 541-682-7332
Feb. 16-17 Penn's Wood West Folk & Art Festival (22nd), 10-4,
                   Mercer High School on W. Butler St., Mercer, Pennsylvania, 724-662-4185
Feb. 17 Winter Carnivale, 10-5, Downtown, Chester, Connecticut, 860-759-9494
Feb. 23 Heritage Arts Festival, 10-4, Old Courthouse, Monroeville, Alabama, 251-575-7433 or 2511-575-3359
Feb. 23-24 & March 1-2 Maple Syrup Festival, 321 Garrison Hollow Rd., Salem, Indiana, 812-967-4491 or 877-641-8851
Feb. 24-March 2 Charro Days (71st), various venues, Brownsville, Texas, 956-542-4245
Feb. 29-March 2 Danville Heritage Festival, High School, Danville, Kentucky, 859-238-6223 or 800-755-0076

Other February 2008 Events You Might Enjoy
Events in this section may also be called festivals but are generally less
multi-dimensional than events in the above category
Feb. 1 Duct Tape Ball, Marriott Downtown, Anchorage, Alaska, 907-646-8600
Feb. 2 Chocolate Fest (11th), 5-8pm, County Convention Center on College Ave., Bloomington, Indiana, 800-875-9615
Feb. 2 Lutefisk & Meatball Dinner, Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Westby, Wisconsin, 608-634-3415
Feb. 2-3 Arti Gras, Shopko Hall, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 920-435-5220
Feb. 2-3 Orchid Quest (21st), 10-5 & 10-4, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin, 608-238-1939
Feb. 2-3 Antique Sporting & Collectible Show, 9-4 & 9-2, Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 920-337-0113
Feb. 2-10 Southern California Boat Show, Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, 714-633-7581
Feb. 2-10 Philadelphia International Auto Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 215-418-4989
Feb. 3 Hearts & Art, 11-3, Library at 601 S. Bench, Galena, Illinois, 815-777-0200
Feb. 8-9 New Hampshire Farm & Forest Expo, Radisson Hotel on Elm St., Manchester, New Hampshire, 603-271-3788
Feb. 8-10 Hillsborough Antiques Show, San Mateo Expo Center, San Mateo, California, 650-574-3247
Feb. 9 Dummy Jump, Big Sky Resort on Hwy. 191, Big Sky, Montana, 406-995-5887 or 800-548-4486
Feb. 9-10 Craft Show, 9am-5pm, Town Hall, Julian, California, 760-765-1857
Feb. 9-10 Special Olympics Wisconsin State Winter Sports Tournament, Wausau, Wisconsin, 608-222-1324
Feb. 14-17 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, 10-6 & 10-5, Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona, 520-322-5773
Feb. 14-17 Milwaukee RV & Camping Trailer Show, State Fair Park, West Allis, Wisconsin, 414-463-7640
Feb. 15-17 California International Antiquarian Book Fair (41st),
                   Hyatt Regency (2025 Avenue of the Stars), Los Angeles, California, 310-277-2000 or 310-551-3355
Feb. 15-17 Creative Festival, San Mateo Expo Center, San Mateo, California, 775-856-3224
Feb. 15-17 Home & Garden Show, Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida, 850-432-0800
Feb. 15-17 Jewelry, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show,
                   Community Center at 111 S. Geyer, Kirkwood, Missouri, 618-830-8471 or 618-973-7222
Feb. 15-17 Show-Me Missouri International Film Festival, downtown, Springfield, Missouri, 417-862-2787 ext. 40
Feb. 16-17 Mad City Model Railroad Show & Sale (41st), 9-5, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin, 608-835-3148
Feb. 17 Spam Festival, 10-4, Isleton Joe's & Delta Daze Inn, Isleton, California, 916-777-5880
Feb. 18 Fairmont Fruitcake Follies, Municipal Airport, Fairmont, Minnesota, 507-235-5547 or 507-238-4573
Feb. 20-24 Utah Boat Show, Towne Expo Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb. 20-24 Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Convention Center at 7th & Pike, Seattle, Washington, 206-789-5333
Feb. 22-24 Arkansas Flower & Garden Show, Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, 501-821-4000
Feb. 22-24 Craft & Scrapbooking Fair, South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm, Florida, 386-860-0092
Feb. 22-24 Gem & Mineral Show, State Fairgrounds, Jackson, Mississippi, 601-956-9997
Feb. 22-28 WonderCon 2008, Moscone Center South, San Francisco, California, 6191-491-2475
Feb. 23 Annual Bar-b-que (33rd), 11-4, Volunteer Fire Dept. Station 9 at 2300 Longview Ct., Sebring, Florida, 863-471-5344
Feb. 23 Strasburg Fire Co. Mud Sale, 8am, 46 W. Main St., Strasburg, Pennsylvania, 717-687-7323
Feb. 23 Cotton Pickin' Quilt Show, 10-4, Munday Elementary School, Munday, Texas, 940-422-4540
Feb. 23-24 Depression Era Glass Show, 9-5 & 10-4, State Fairgrounds, Little Rock, Arkansas, 501-375-0435 or 501-868-4964
Feb. 23-24 Unique Animal Expo & Pet Fair (29th), County Fairgrounds, Hillsboro, Oregon, 503-717-8484
Feb. 24-27 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Winter Games, various venues, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 800-235-9058
Feb. 28-March 2 Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, State Fairgrounds, Nashville, Tennessee, 615-876-7680
Feb. 29-March 2 Gem Faire, Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, California, 760-747-9215
Feb. 29-March 2 Central Illinois Recreational Show, Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois, 309-692-6465
Feb. 29-March 2 Rhode Island RV, Camping Show, Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, 800-332-3976
Feb. 29, March 1-2 Hostlers Model Railroad Festival 2008, Union Station, Ogden, Utah, 801-394-4952

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Once upon a time there was a man with a gentle voice and quiet charm. He made several movies and worked in a TV show playing a character who rode a motorcycle from town to town, touching lives, and singing a little here and there. Then some of us didn't hear much of him for awhile.
We wondered if he would ever come to sing for us again.

Michael Parks is singing, and he recorded 17 songs for us to enjoy, including:

I'll Never Be Free
Basin Street Blues
Don't Go To Strangers
Easy Street

This CD was a long time
coming, but it was
worth waiting for.

Take a trip to
Listen Recordings
where you can order your copy.

Michael Parks - Coolin Soup' - Listen Recordings

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Above: Metallic Choker Necklace

Left: Feather Choker Necklace

Joan Garnand
creates from her home in Tennessee.
Her design styles range from simple elegance to whimsical fun. Joan does hand-painted stationery, uses spare moments at festivals to paint faces, and entertains children at private parties.
A sample of her work is illustrated online.
Talk to her about what you're looking for!

William Malmskog Ever since William Malmskog and I began a dialogue I've been impressed by his willingness to share openly the details of his life. Most of us hide a lot of our lives from others and present only the parts we can polish and make look acceptable. He isn't afraid to talk about how his difficulties, including physical challenges, have guided him to an increased sense of abilities and possibilities.

I have a special place in my heart for people who allow themselves to be vulnerable enough to show us their pain. But this isn't about being a victim. It's about using adversity as a stepping stone to new challenges and then helping the rest of us do the same. When he sends me welcome updates of what he's been doing I know he's going to bring me something I can bite into and use in my own daily challenges. Please take time to visit his web site and explore the man who calls himself the Crazy Viking.


A Little Browsing...
If you have been enjoying a particular frequent travel program and you'd like to give them kudos you might like to vote for them at the web site for The Freddie Awards.

A great public garden in Alaska? You bet. Georgeson Botanical Garden in Fairbanks offers self-guided tours, classes and specialty focus on growing peonies.

Yahoo! Groups you many not have heard of yet: Log Cabins
Online Garage Sales
Doing Home Work
With the high cost of heating, lots of us have been turning down the thermostat this winter. If you d\o this you can compensate a bit by layering your clothing and even wearing a hat. And do be careful about making your home too airtight in winter. You may be shutting in allergens, toxins or hot, dry air that can affect lung functionality.


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