Classic fun

Enjoy beautiful water gardens and see classic cars at the Original British Car Day 2004 Sunday at Lilypons Water Gardens in Buckeystown. The event is sponsored by the Chesapeake Chapter of the New England MG "T" Register and will feature an array of classic British cars. Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Food and drink also will be available for purchase.


The event runs from 8 a.m. to around 3 p.m. Sunday at Lilypons Water Gardens, 6800 Lilypons Road, Buckeystown. Admission $5. Call 301-831-5300 or visit www.chesapeake

- Sarah Breitenbach


Circles of wonder

Are crop circles a natural phenomenon or a manmade creation? The jury may still be out. But Colin Andrews, a crop-circle researcher from England, has no doubt. They're real, he says. The researcher and adviser on the movie Signs will conduct two "Crop Circle Experience" presentations on the phenomenon Saturday at Maize Quest at Maple Lawn Farms in New Park, Pa.

Visitors can check out the Maize Quest cornfield adventures throughout the day. And at 2 p.m., children and families can attend a crop-circle presentation with Andrews. At 8:15 p.m., Andrews will present a similar program on the crop-circle phenomenon for adults. The program also includes a showing of the film Signs.

"The Crop Circle Experience" is Saturday at 2 p.m. for kids and families and at 8:15 p.m. for adults, at Maple Lawn Farms, 2885 New Park Road, New Park, Pa. Afternoon presentation is included in park admission of $8; $6 ages 4-12. The evening presentation and film showing for adults cost $12. Call 866-WE-LOSE-U for more information.

German festival

You don't have to be of German ancestry to enjoy the Kutztown Festival, running Saturday through July 4 at the Kutztown (Pa.) Fairgrounds. The annual celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch folk life includes live music from LEO, a folk-dialect band from Germany, dancing, kids' activities and historical re-enactments. A Fourth of July parade also will take place around the festival grounds.

The Kutztown Festival runs 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Saturday through July 4 at the Kutztown Fairgrounds, Route 222 in Kutztown, between Allentown and Reading, Pa. Admission $10; $9 seniors; free for ages 12 and under. Call 888-674-6136.- Lori Sears