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'Pathways to Our Past'Celebrate the history and...


'Pathways to Our Past'

Celebrate the history and heritage of Queen Anne's County Saturday and Sunday during the first "Pathways to Our Past," a countywide event that features tours of historic towns and 15 heritage sites. Costumed guides at each site will provide an entertaining look at the past. Also part of the weekend celebration are crafts, demonstrations, skits, plays, singing, a flea market, tractor pull, Colonial music, re-enactment skits, food and children's activities. Sites to be visited include the Wye Grist Mill in Wye Mills, the Church Hill Theatre, the Stevensville Train Depot and Old Post Office and the Queen Anne's Museum of Eastern Shore Life in Centreville.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Start your tour at the Chesapeake Exploration Center, 425 Piney Narrows Road in Chester. Admission is $2 per site or $15 for a 15-site pass, free for children under 12. Guided shuttle bus tours offered for $25 a person. Call 410-604-2100 or 888-400-RSVP.

Harley open house

Today through Saturday, you can watch the "hog" being assembled at the Harley-Davidson motorcycle plant in York, Pa., and tour the plant's museum. Then travel across town to the York Expo Center for demonstration rides on the 2001 Harley. Browse displays of Harley merchandise, parts and accessories and crafts. Also available are daily group riding tours into the Pennsylvania countryside, performances by the Marion County, Ind., Sheriff's Motorcycle Precision Drill Team, a Harley Motor Clothes Fashion Show, bike washes, live performances by 12 bands and plenty of food. And tomorrow evening, York's center city will be turned into a giant street party for Bike Night: a motorcycle parade, live entertainment and food.

Factory tours are offered 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Saturday at the plant, Route 30 and Eden Road. The Expo Center, Market Street and Carlisle Avenue, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. And hours for tomorrow's Bike Night are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Children under 12 aren't permitted to tour the plant but can visit the museum and take part in Fisher-Price Harley demonstration rides. Proceeds from a 2001 Heritage Softail raffle benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Admission is free. Call 717-852-1852.

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