Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 166
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June 20, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 166

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One." And one and all have a good time. Washington, D.C. Festival of Folklife The nation's largest, longest and most comprehensive Bicentennial festival will take place in the shadow of the Washington Monument and in view of the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials and the White House. An annual event, that usually lasts two weeks, the Festival of American Folklife will extend this year from June 16 to Sept. 6. About 5 000 persons from 50 countries will present their crafts, jobs, customs, and other facets of their culture. There is no admission to the fair or events. One of the seven major themes is "Old Ways in the New World." Americans tracing their ancestry to 29 countries and folk performers from those countries will take part. Many of the folk artists from abroad will tour other cities as well. "African Diaspora 1 ' will feature six African and six Latin American and Caribbean countries whose culture is linked to that of Black Americans. Using as settings a rural Black church, a Caribbean marketplace and an African house, part i c i p a n t s will p e r f o r m such representative music as gospel songs from the USA, gonje playing f r o m G h a n a a n d m e r e n g u e rhythms from Haiti. Travelers also will have an opportunity to taste variations of traditional African foods as prepared in the U.S.A. and in other nations. "Native Americans" is another theme area. Each week a different Indian tribe will demonstrate its traditions through music, dance, crafts, cooking; and sports. Events will include lacrosse games, a canoe race on the Reflecting Pool between the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, salmon bakes, and buffalo barbecues. "Regional America" highlights folk traditions from across the nation. Each region will have one week in which to show off its folk traditions. Among the special presentations will be crafts and cooking related to maritime life in New England, a timber carnival from the Northwest, string band music from Appalachia, and large cookouts of such regional foods as ' steamed clams and barbecued sides of beef. Travelers will have a chance to be part of the Festival at the "Family Folklife" Center. Anyone who wishes may recount the stories, legends and ways of celebrating that constitute his or her own folklore. Home movies, slides, and family albums will show some of the ways Americans preserve and remember their past. Bakers, builders, printers, and c l o t h i e r s w i l l b e a m o n g t h e hundreds demonstrating their job skills in the "Working Americans" section. Young travelers may want to go straight to the "Children's Area." In the Game Ring they will learn and teach games. In the Folk Swap Tent they may tell or listen to stories. Children also will be able to make craft items from odds and ends provided in three craft sections. The Festival will welcome all comers from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Concerts will be scheduled some evenings, and other special Bicentennial events will take place nearby. The Festival is presented by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Park Service and is sponsored by American Airlines and General Foods. ' ' [ i · Stble-Magazine, June 20, 1976 · Maryland Around the World in Eighty Days, Baltimore In Baltimore numerous ethnic groups are celebrating the Bicentennial with an all-year schedule of celebrations called Around the World in Eighty Days. The most active groups are the Greeks. Germans, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Poles, Italians, Irish, American Indians, Latin Americans, and Estonians. One of these groups will be sponsoring an event, usually a fair or festival featuring foods and folk music, each week during the summer months. The event expected to draw the most international participants is Estonian World Festival 1976 in which Estonians from around the world will salute the American Bicentennial. Activities begin Monday, July 5, with an opening ceremony at Fort McHenry, from which waved the flag inspiring the "Star-Spangled Banner," the U.S. national anthem. Music and dancing are offered each evening through Sunday, July 11. Events that day include a three- hour parade. Visitors may view the Estonian Art Exhibit Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Federal Office Building. A full calendar of ethnic events is available from the All N a t i o n s Foundation, Inc., 28 South Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202; telephone (301) 727-3692. Across the Nation Ethnic festivals are an integral part of Bicentennial celebrations. Many cities have weeks or months in which various groups are featured through special menus in restaurants, exhibits in museums, performances, lectures, and displays in shopping centers throughout the city. Whether a small town or large city, a weekend festival or a year- round series of events, participants and travelers share the pleasure of recalling the many nations that have made up one. MAISONS-SUR-MER THE MOST TALKED ABOUT ADDRESS IN THE CAROLINAS WILL BE FULLY OCCUPIED BY THE END OF THIS YEAR. SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD ·SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD If there's anything more amazing than how quickly people have begun _ talking about us, it's how quickly they ve also begun addressing themselves to us. Permanently. In fact, at the present rate of sales, Maisons will be completely sold out by the end of 1976. But in a way, it's understandable. Because never before in the history of the Carolinas has a concept so spectacular become such a dramatic reality. Rising 25 stories above the exclusive Arcadian Shores section of Myrtle Beach, Maisons overlooks a sweeping 836-foot stretch of the Atlantic, and encompasses superb personal amenities. (Two tennis courts, a fully equipped health club, an Olympic size swimming pool and a library, just to name a few.) Plus all homes feature unique asymmetrical floor plans and multiple bal- balconies which afford breathtaking pano- panoramas of the beach and mainland. . So if Maisons is beginning to sound like your place in the sun, you can address us now at Maisons-sur-Mer, Star Route 2, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577, and we'll send you more information. Or just call 803/449-7497. But if you're really serious, the thing to do is plan a special trip to our sales office located just off U.S. 17 adjacent to the Dunes Club and the Arcadian Shores Racquet and Golf Club. And do it quickly. Because, unfortunately, if you find yourself too occupied now, more than likely, you'll find us too occupied later. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C CHARLESTON, W.VA.27m

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