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March 1, 2008
Blossom Days Festival
7th & N Streets,
Sanger, California
This area boasts orchards that burst with almond, apple, nectarine and peach blossoms this time of year. Come and celebrate with a bike ride, entertainment, activities for kids, food booths, arts and crafts and the Annual Blossom Trail 10K Run (along with several shorter runs/walks).
Further Information: Call 559-875-4575

March 1-2, 2008
Floral City Strawberry Festival
Floral Park on US Hwy. 41,
Floral City, Florida
Historic home tours, more than 150 arts and crafts vendors, pageants, car shows, activities for kids, festival foods, plenty of strawberries for sale by the flat, plus chocolate-covered strawberries and other treats.
Get Details: Call 352-726-2801 or 352-795-3149

March 1-2, 2008
Gulf Coast Renaissance Faire
Interstate Fairgrounds,
Pensacola, Florida
Medieval foods, games, crafts, plenty of jousting and play swordfighting, drawings for prizes. Period weapons must be peace-tied. There will be medieval-style merchants and entertainers such as fire-breathers. You are invited to come in period costume if you like, but please leave pets safely at home and please refrain from bringing in outside food or beverages.
Find Out More: Call 877-429-8462 or 850-470-8420

March 5-9, 2008
Festival of Flowers
Providence Hospital campus,
Mobile, Alabama
Photo contest, Designer Tablescapes, Floral Design Showcase, Everything But Flowers (landscape and gardening equipment) exhibit, Garden Cafe, amateur horticultural exxhibit, World of Flowers landscaped gardens, activities for kids, artworks, seminars. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.
Get The Facts: Call 251-639-2050 or 877-777-0529

March 6-9, 2008
Navigation Park,
Fulton, Texas
Vendors, entertainment, carnival games and rides, oyster eating contest, oyster shucking contest, arts and crafts. If you don't eat oysters there will still be plenty of other festival foods for you to indulge in. It's the event's 29th year of fun.
Questions? Call 361-729-5533

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March 7-8, 2008
Camden Daffodil Festival
various venues,
Camden, Arkansas
Plans for this 15th year include historic home tours, daffodil garden tours, Confederate Cemetery Walk, art show & sale, antiques, quilt show, Civil War Reenactors, 5K run/walk, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at the Camden Fairview Middle School, Steak Cook-off, rock climbing competition, musical entertainment, arts and crafts, martial arts demonstrations, coffee & cookies at the United First Methodist Church (and info on the festival will be available there also). The fun runs from 9am-6pm. Some events/tours may require separate ticketing and/or reservations.
Further Information: Call 870-836-0023

March 7-9, 2008
Ostrich Festival
Tumbleweed Park,
Chandler, Arizona
5K run/walk, Ostrich Festival Parade on Sat. at 10am, musical entertainment, Ostrich Alley with feather products and foods, live ostriches and emus on display, activities for kids and more.
Additional Details: Call 480-963-4571

March 7-9, 2008
Rattlesnake Roundup
Evans County Wildlife Club Facility,
Claxton, Georgia
Rattlesnake Run, rattlesnake and wildlife information, pageant, music, food vendors, arts and crafts, activities for kids, festival merchandise, parade at 10am on Sat., turkey calling contest.
Learn More: Call 912-739-3820

March 7-9, 2008
Forsythia Festival
Courthouse Square,
Forsyth, Georgia
Chili cooking contest, pancake breakfast Sat. from 7-10am at the United Methodist Church, 5K run, community and non-profit booths, arts and crafts, classic cars, horseshoe tournament, entertainment, activities for kids, street dance, golf tournament, artist demonstrations.
Information: Call 478-994-9239

March 8, 2008
Redbud Festival
Buna School on Hwy. 62,
Buna, Texas
Pageant, games and rides, parade on Main Street at 10am, entertainment, activities for kids, vendors, arts and crafts booths, festival foods. There is no admission charge.
Further Details: Call 409-994-5586

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March 14-15, 2008 (Note: Corrected dates!)
Chatanika Days
Chatanika Lodge,
Chatanika, Alaska
Revisit the history of the gold mining days with wacky outhouse races, a snowmobile tug-of-war and other snow-centric events.
Learn More: Call 907-389-2154

March 8-9, 2008
Irish Fair & Music Festival
Pomona, California
For a 6th year you can enjoy storytelling, Irish clan gatherings, Irish sporting competitions and games, sheepherding demonstrations, genealogical information, Irish dog demonstrations, Irish music and dance, an appearance by an Irish elephant and plenty of food (including corned beef sandwiches, corned beef and cabbage and Irish stew). The fun goes from 10am-6pm both days.
Tickets: Call 310-537-4240

March 8-9, 2008
Almond Blossom Festival
George Lane Park,
Quartz Hill, California
Parade at 10am on Saturday, games and rides, pancake breakfast in the community room, arts and crafts, raffle, festival foods. Hours are 9am-5pm for this 59th year.
Find Out More: Call 661-722-4811

March 8-9, 2008
Hebron Maple Festival
various venues,
Hebron, Connecticut
Greyhound adoption info, face painting, silent auction, gymnastics demos, woodworking demos, brownies sale, art activities for kids, drawings for prize baskets, pancake breakfasts, bounce houses, dog sled competition, self-guided tours of the sugar houses, ice cream eating contest, bake sale, blacksmith demonstrations, rescue/search dog demos, maple cotton candy and other maple treats, festival merchandise, arts and crafts, sales of Girl Scouts Cookies, library book sale, quilt appraisals and exhibition, exhibit on climate changes, sight screening, birds of prey exhibit. It's the festival's 18th year.
Questions? Call 860-228-93117

March 8-9 & 15-16, 2008
Highland Maple Festival
various venues,
Monterey (and McDowell), Virginia
More than 50,000 people attended last year, so take a turn through this event and enjoy maple syrup making demonstrations and exhibits, music and other entertainment, pancake breakfasts with tasty maple syrup, sugar camp tours, arts and crafts, dinners, maple doughnuts and other maple treats for sale. There is an admission charge.
Learn More: Call 540-468-2550

March 10-16, 2008
Nederland Heritage Festival
Boston Avenue at 17th,
Nederland, Texas
Characters in the park, zoo dynamics display, pool tournament, motorcyle show, arts and crafts, blood drive, treasure hunt, art and photography shows, carnival, pageants, washer tournament, parade at 10am on Satruday, Cuisine Walk, golf tournament, collectibles.
Get The Facts: Call 409-724-2269

March 13-15, 2008
Ocean Arts Festival
Banyan Tree Park (and Campbell Park),
Lahaina, Hawaii
There is no admission charge to this festival. Enjoy ocean-themed art, Creature Feature touch pool exhibit, whale photo displays, Kids Ocean Art Contest, hula demonstrations, marine biologist presentations and more.
Additional Details: Call 808-667-9193

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March 13-16, 2008
Catfish Festival
Washington, Louisiana
Enjoy this 9th year with arts and crafts, Cajun (and other) food booths, pageant, games and rides, activities for kids, catfish cooking contest, Cajun and Zydeco music.
Info: Call 337-319-1635

March 14-16, 2008
Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival
Downtown streets,
Fairhope, Alabama
In its 56th year the festival will feature more than 245 arts and crafts vendors, festival foods, entertainment, model train show (Sat-Sun at the Kindergarten Center in Fairhope at 100 S. Church St.), festival merchandise, art activities for kids. There is no admission charge. Shuttles are available at nearby shopping centers.
Learn More: Call 251-621-8222

March 14-16, 2008
Jonquil Festival
Washington Historic State Park,
Washington, Arkansas
Arts and crafts, festival foods, entertainment and thousands of yellow jonquils in bloom. Outside activities are free but there is a charge to tour buildings in the park. Hours are 9am-5pm.
Get The Facts: Call 870-983-2684

March 14-16, 2008
Amite Oyster Festival
Tangipahoa Parish Fairgrounds,
Amite, Louisiana
Lions Club Brunch, oyster eating contest, arts and crafts, chili cookoff, parade, music and dancing, carnival, Scavenger Hunt at Spitale's Restaurant (preceeding the festival). Some activities may require separate ticketing and/or reservations.
Questions? Call 985-746-7156

March 14-16, 2008
Rabbit Festival
Lawrence Toups Jr. Memorial Park,
Iowa, Louisiana
Petting zoo, motorcycle rally, arts and crafts, festival foods, pageant, parade on Sat. at 10am, rabbit cooking competition, carnival, Cajun and other music. There is an admission charge for those age 7 and older. Festival hours are 5pm-midnight on Friday, 10am-12am Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. It's the festival's 23rd.
Details: Call 337-582-3044 or 800-456-7952

March 14-16, 2008
Creole Festival
City Park on Tarleton St.,
Jeanerette, Louisiana
Cajun food, rides and games, cabbage ball tournament, music, fais dodo, arts and crafts.
Get The Facts: Call 337-276-3615 or 888-9-IBERIA

March 14-16, 2008
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
various venues,
Shamrock, Texas
The festival celebrates its 62nd year with rodeo events, a pageant, Donegal Beard Growing Contest, classic cars (and other vehicles), banquet, parade, arts and crafts, Irish stew and other festival foods.
Learn More: Call 806-256-2501

March 14-16 2008
Irish Spring Festival
Community Building,
Ireland, West Virginia
This 27th year the festival celebrates all things Irish with a Greenery Stroll (parade), car show, Irish road bowling, snake chase, Irish jig and Irish harp workshops, arts and crafts, games and plenty of festival foods.
Info: Call 304-452-8962

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March 15, 2008
Egg Celebration
City Hall,
West Covina, California
Entertainment, arts and crafts, egg hunts for kids by age group (bring your own basket!). You can also enjoy photos with the Easter Bunny, craft activities for kids, vendors, food booths and a pancake breakfast from 8-11am. (For Four dollars you get pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice or coffee.)
Get Details: Call 626-939-6430

March 15, 2008
Azalea Festival
Courthouse Square,
Jasper, Texas
From 9am-4pm enjoy games for the kids, arts and crafts, car show, entertainment, food and the Annual Azalea Trail tour of blooms. Hours are 9am-4pm.
Find Out More: Call 409-384-2762 or 409-384-4651

March 15-16, 2008
Dandelion Days
Jackson, California
Held from 8am-5pm, the festival celebrates its 36th year with street entertainers, Bunsen to Beaker Dandelion Days 5K Fun Run, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts and lots of food.
Get The Facts: Call 209-223-1706

March 15-16, 2008
St. Patrick's Day Festival
Civic Center,
Dublin, California
Sand art, pancake breakfast 7-10am on Sat. at Fire Station No. 16 on Donohue Drive, arts and crafts, music and dance, parade Sat. at 9:30am, roaming entertainers, stories, 5K Fun Run/Walk, Green & White Gala, carnival games and rides. If you get hungry you can partake of such treats as Teriyaki bowls, burritos, lumpia, Irish bangers, mango on a stick, baklava and Shamrock Shakes.
Additional Information: Call 925-556-4500

March 15-16, 2008
Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival
Drexel Park,
Valdosta, Georgia
Century Bike Ride, arts and crafts, azalea displays, Kid Zone, 5K road race/1-mile walk/run, storytelling, festival foods, folk fair. There is no admission charge to this festival, which drew more than 35,000 people last year.
Questions? Call 229-333-1861 or 229-259-3500

March 15-16, 2008
Potomac Highlands Maplefest
New Creek Elementary School on Route 972,
New Creek, West Virginia
Maple syrup making, buckwheat pancakes and sausage breakfast (with maple syrup, of course), music, arts and crafts and more. The fun goes from 9am-4pm.
Further Details: Call 304-788-1831

March 15-16, 2008
West Virginia Maple Syrup Festival
Main Street,
Pickens, West Virginia
Art and photo show, artist demonstrations, puppet show, dances, crafts, festival foods, quilt show and sale, tours of a maple syrup camp, 5K run/1-mile fun run, pancakes and maple syrup available all day, maple syrup products for sale, activities for kids, camera club exhibit, muzzle loading contest, festival merchandise, basket sale, music, antiques, soapmaking demonstrations.
Info: Call 304-924-6288

March 16, 2008
Calle Ocho Festival
Southwest 8th Street,
Miami, Florida
Between 4th and 27th Avenue the area known as Little Havana celebrates with Latin music and dance, costumed entertainers, activities for kids, food and more. The event is also called Carnaval Miami and is basically a big block party that takes up more like 23 blocks!
More: Call 305-644-8888

March 21-22, 2008
Fire Ant Festival
Heritage Park,
Ashburn, Georgia
Art show, fly-in, pageant, giant fire ant maze Fire Ant 5K Run, lip sync contest, car show, entertainment, carnival (opens Wed. before festival), arts and crafts, Fire Ant Calling Contest, food vendors, strawberry cooking contest, Fire Ant Fling. It's the festival's 13th year of fun.
Get Details: Call 229-567-9696

March 27-April 6, 2008
Chasco Fiesta
various venues,
New Port Richey, Florida
Coronation ball, boat parade on April 5, kayak races, golf tournament, BBQ, 5k & 10K runs, parade on Mar. 29, Lions Club breakfast 8am-noon Mar. 29-30 & Apr. 5-6, blood drive, musical concerts, flea market, Native American arts & crafts, Noche Latina, softball tournament, Children's Village, Dancing Under the Stars, talent search, half-marathon, 25K (plus 50K & 100K) bike tours and a vehicle show.
Further Information: Call 727-842-7651 or 877-4CHASCO

March 28-April 6, 2008
International Cherry Blossom Festival
Central City Park and other downtown venues,
Macon, Georgia
Celebrate this 26th year with Picnic & Pops, Paws for a Cause, lantern tours of Ocmulgee National Monument, festival merchandise, international food fair, Cherry Blossom Gala Ball, more than 100 motorcycles on display, children's parade, pet fashion show, Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, pink pancakes, cherry market, Dixie Disco Dog Championships, more than 200 arts and crafts booths, Balloon Fest & Air Show, lawnmower races, Tigers of Bengal family show, candy sculpting, patriotic concert and fireworks, Gospel music, Motown music, show decorating contest, Apron decorating contest, organ & brass concert, Kaleidoscope of Cultures, lantern lighting ceremony, Pink in the Park, Southern Lunch, Twins Day, fashion show and luncheon, Cherry Blossom 15K and 5K Run, home tours, children's sidewalk chalk art, ice cream eating contest for kids age 12 and younger, Grandparents Day in the Park, free cherries and ice cream at The Third Street Festivities (may be only select days), Mustang and Ford show and more.
Learn More: Call 478-751-7429

March 28-29, 2008
Liberty Jubilee
On the Square,
LIberty, Texas
Antiques, clowns, activities for kids, children's parade, entertainment on 3 stages, Liberty book sale, parade, BBQ Cookoff, arts and crafts, bake sale, old-fashioned crafts demonstrated, fireworks, food.
Get The Facts: Call 936-336-3654

March 29, 2008
German Sausage Festival
Town Park,
Elberta, Alabama
Rides and games for the kids, German foods such as sausages and sauerkraut, arts and crafts vendors, polka and other German music and dancing. The festival runs from 8am-5pm but the sausages often sell out by mid-afternoon!
Find Out Details: Call 251-986-5805

March 29-30, 2008
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival
Georgia International Horse Park,
Conyers, Georgia
It's the 27th year for this one. Enjoy entertainment on 3 stages, festival merchandise, activities for kids, sports tournaments, arts and crafts, food (including cherry pie), non-profit displays and more. Festival hours are 10am-5pm.
Further Information: Call 770-929-4270

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March 29-30, 2008
Wild Hog Festival
City Park,
Sabinal, Texas
Now in its 17th year, the festival offers fun such as musical entertainment, BBQ, helicopter rides, arts and crafts, games and rides, wild hog catching, 3-on-3 basketball, quilt raffle, charity auction and lots of festival foods including Creole battered chicken, fajitas, nachos, hotdogs, cinnamon roasted nuts and fruit smoothies.
Get The Facts: Call 830-988-2709 (3-9pm CST)

March 29-30 and April 2-6, 2008
Pennsylvania Maple Festival
various venues,
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
In its 61st year the festival offers fun such as home arts displays, agricultural displays, arts and crafts, storytelling, quilt show, model railroad display, street rod and classic car show, pageants, pancake breakfasts, maple syrup making and demonstrations, historical drama, Maple Run on Apr. 5, parade on Apr. 5 at 3pm, horse pulling contest, living historical village with demonstrations and displays. Some activities may have separate ticketing and/or may require reservations.
Questions? Call 814-634-0213

March 29-April 13, 2008
National Cherry Blossom Festival
various venues,
Washington, D.C.
Charity golf tournament, Japanese opera and theatre, grand ball, parade down Constitution Avenue, cultural fair, Kite Festival, Family Day, soccer, anime presentations, music, cherry tree lantern tours, paddleboat photo excursions, Junior Ranger programs Blossoms by Bike, walking tours, lantern lighting ceremony, Blossom Secrets Stroll, rugby tournament, festival merchandise, origami exhibit, arts and crafts, Cherry Blossom River Teas, sushi and sake tasting, sailing regatta, Cherry Chit-Chat Runs, Freedom Walk, 10-mile run, fireworks.
Further Details: Call 202-661-7584

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

Mar. 1 Rosenberg Railroad Festival, 11am-9pm, Rosenberg, Texas, 281-633-2848
Mar. 6-9 World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup,
                   Newman Park & Nolan County Coliseum, Sweetwater, Texas, 325-235-8938 or 325-235-5488
Mar. 7-9 Oregon Chocolate Festival (4th), Ashland Springs Hotel, Ashland, Oregon, 541-488-1700
Mar. 8-9 Apollo Beach Manatee Arts Festival (16th), 10-5 & 10-4, Hwy. 41, Apollo Beach, Florida, 813-645-1366
Mar. 8-9 Winthrop Hot Air Balloon Festival, Winthrop, Washington, 888-463-6469
Mar. 9 Maple Sugaring Festival, 11-3, Maple Hill Farm, Hollis, New Hampshire, 603-465-7787
Mar. 13-16 Louisiana Catfish Festival, Washington, Louisiana, 337-826-3626
Mar. 14-16 Arts & Crafts Festival (56th), Downtown, Fairhope, Alabama, 251-621-8222 or 251-926-6387
Mar. 14-16 Taste of Solvang, Downtown, Solvang, California, 800-468-6765
Mar. 14-16 Wild Hog Explosion, Mansfield Park, Bandera, Texas, 830-796-4447
Mar. 15 Festival of Live Oaks, 9-5, City Park, New Iberia, Louisiana, 337-369-2337
Mar. 15-16 Fort Bragg Whale Festival, Fort Bragg, California, 707-961-6300
Mar. 15-16 Maple Sugar Festival, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 269-381-1574
Mar. 26-30 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana, 504-581-1144
Mar. 28-29 South Texas Polka & Sausage Festival, KofC Hall, Hallettsville, Texas, 361-798-2311
Mar. 28-30 Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Connecticut Expo Center, Hartford, Connecticut, 301-990-1400
Mar. 28-30 German Heritage Festival (8th), downtown, Tomball, Texas, 281-379-6844
Mar. 29 Daffodil Festival, Main Street, Fremont, North Carolina, 919-242-6011 or 919-242-2149
Mar. 29-30 Art in the Pass Festival, War Memorial Park, Pass Christian, Mississippi, 228-452-2360
Mar. 29-30 Maple Harvest Festival,
                   10-4, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg, Pennsylvania, 814-667-3424 or 814-863-2000
Mar. 29-30 Whitingham Maple Festival (10th),
                   Whitingham School on Rt. 100 S., Whitington, Vermont, moehog@msn.com
Mar. 30 Wistaria Festival, 9-5, Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, California 626-355-5111 or 626-355-7135

Other March 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
Mar. 1 Arizona State Open chili Championship (30th), 10-6, Ed Hooper Park, Casa Grande, Arizona, 520-792-0005
Mar. 1 Staple! Independent Media Expo, Monarch Event Center, Austin, Texas, info@staple-austin.org
Mar. 1-2 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show (45th), 400 Staton-Christiana Rd., Newark, Delaware, 302-234-4488
Mar. 1-2 Meet Me Arts & Crafts Festival (2nd),
                   10-5, Royal Palm Palace, Boca Raton, Florida, 561-999-1997
Mar. 1-2 Woodcarvers Show,
                   12:30pm-5pm, Christ United Methodist Church at 700 S. Marshall Rd., Middletown, Ohio, 513-423-0822
Mar. 1-2 Mid-State Gun & Knife Show, Ag Complex, Sparta, Tennessee, 931-738-8675
Mar. 1-2 Buffalo Gun Show, Civic Center, Buffalo, Texas, 903-322-4298
Mar. 1-4 Skinny Tire Festival, Archway Inn, Moab, Utah, 435-259-2598
Mar. 1-9 Home & Garden Show, Convention Center, Buffalo, New York, 716-631-2266
Mar. 2 Winter Antiques Show (5th),
                   10-5, John Jay High School at 60 N. Salem Rd. (Rt. 121), Cross River, New York, 914-273-4667
, Mar. 2-9 Philadelphia Flower Show,
                   Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th & Arch, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 215-988-8899
Mar. 6-8 Book Bazaar (32nd), LSU Campus, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 225-578-5925
Mar. 6-9 Colorado RV, Sports, Boat & Travel Show, National Western Complex, Denver, Colorado, 800-457-2434
Mar. 6-9 Everett Boat Show, Comcast Arena, Everett, Washington, 206-634-0911
Mar. 7-8 Washington Antiquarian Book Fair, Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, Arlington, Virginia, 703-807-2000
Mar. 7-9 Storytelling Festival (21st), Mariposa High School & Yosemite National Park, Mariposa, California, 800-903-9936
Mar. 7-9 Megacon, Orange County Convention Center Hall SB, Orlando, Florida info@megaconvention.com
Mar. 7-9 Reno Boat Show, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, 777-852-SHOW
Mar. 7-9 Campers World RV Show, Expo Center, York, Pennsylvania
Mar. 7-9 Dallas All-Con 2008, North Crowne Plaza Hotel on Midway Rd., Addison, Texas, 817-472-6368 or info@all-con.org
Mar. 7-9 Fear Fest (2nd), Westin Park Central, Dallas, Texas, 866-520-3327
Mar. 8 Conch Shell Blowing Contest, 1:30pm, Key West, Florida, 305-294-9501
Mar. 8-9 Antiques & Vintage Collectibles Show, The Centre, Evansville, Indiana, 8121-471-9419
Mar. 8-April 13 Dallas Blooms, 9-5, Arboretum, Dallas, Texas, 214-515-6500
Mar. 9 Chocolate & Coffee Festival,
                   10-4, Adirondack Community College Auditorium, Queensbury, New York, 518-743-1348
Mar. 9 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist, 10:30-noon, Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, Texas, 830-606-1601
Mar. 9-12 Rockhound Roundup 9-5, Fairgrounds, Deming, New Mexico, 505-544-8231
Mar. 11-12 Gem & Mineral Show, 10-5 & 10-4, Armory, Sussex, Wisconsin, 262-246-6684
Mar. 13-14 Community Garage Sale, Magnolia Park, Kirbyville, Texas, 409-423-6500
Mar. 13-16 California Capital Airshow, Airport, Mather, California, 916-875-7077
Mar. 13-16 Friends of Jefferson Public Library Book Sale
                   Ponchartrain Center on Williams Blvd., Kenner, Louisiana, 504-455-2665 or 800-884-3247
Mar. 13-16 Chattanooga Antiques Show (34th), Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 423-267-7175
Mar. 14-15 Siouxland Garden Show, Marina Center, Sioux City, Iowa, 712-276-2157
Mar. 14-15 Deep South Con 46, Radisson on S. Main, High Point, North Carolina, info@stellarcon.org
Mar. 14-16 OmegaCon, Sheraton Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, 205-324-5000
Mar. 14-16 Wizard World, Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, conventions@wizarduniverse.com
Mar. 14-16 Sidewalk Art Festival (49th), Central Park, Winter Park, Florida, 407-672-6390
Mar. 14-16 Antiques & Garden Show, Keene Barn, Lexington, Kentucky, 859-253-0362
Mar. 15 Daffodil Day, 10-2, Town Hall, Bell Buckle, Tennessee, 931-389-9653
Mar. 15-16 Thunder in the Valley Air Show, Metropolitan Airport, Columbus, Georgia
Mar. 15-16 Calico Arts & Crafts Show, 9-5, Sunbelt Expo (Spence Field), Moultrie, Georgia, 229-985-1968
Mar. 15-16 Home & Garden Show, Riverfront Convention Center, New Bern, North Carolina, 252-637-1551
Mar. 16 Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 8-noon, Moosup Valley Fire Station, Foster, Rhode Island, 401-641-2660
Mar. 22 Arizona Burn Center Chili Cookoff, 16130 Arrowhead Fountain Center Dr., Peoria, Arizona, 623-388-9748
Mar. 22-23 Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair (13th),
                   County Fair Bldg. in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, info@bayareaanarchistbookfair.org
Mar. 26-30 Bryn Mawr-Wellesley Book Sale (77th), Princeton Day School, Princeton, New Jersey, 609-921-7479
Mar. 27-29 Kona Chocolate Festival (7th),
                   Sheraton Keahou Bay Resort & Spa, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 808-324-4606 or 808-640-5500
Mar. 27-30 Aggie Con, Texas A&M U, College Station, Texas, lissa12333@tamu.edu
Mar. 29 Public Bake Day, 10-5, Fort Gibson Historic Site, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, 918-478-4088
Mar. 29-30 Spring Into Wings, Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 269-349-1185
Mar. 29-30 Steel City Con (Toy Show), Pittsburgh Expo Mart, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 814-262-0503

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Look at this guy!

This is Scott L. Schwartz.
If you ever get into trouble, you'll want him on your side.

This guy means business.
And his business is playing big and bad.
Big may come easy, because he's 6'10" and weighs about 300 pounds.
I'm not sure how he pulls off the bad part though, because he actually seems to be very...

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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...
Sunday brunch in unexpected places:

Sunsets in Wayzata, Minnesota.
Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens in San Diego, California
(enjoy a koi pond while you munch)

Tower Deli and Diner at 2315 S. University Drive, in Davie, Florida.
(hidden in a strip shopping center)

New England Culinary Institute (Butler's) in Essex Junction, Vermont.

After the recent news involoving the handling of cattle in slaughterhouses, you might find it interesting to read about Dr. Temple Grandin, who has been influential in the basic design for most of today's slaughterhouses.

How many parks are there in New York? Find out the answer to this question and many more at FaQs on New York City Parks.
Two of the famous tasty products made in Tennessee are Moonpies and Little Debbie Snacks.


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