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Thursday, April 7, 2005; Page H02

Antiques and Collectibles

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival tomorrow through Sunday in Gaithersburg includes furniture, pottery, crafts, glass blowing, wood-turning, bowl-carving and papermaking. Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Route 355, Exit 11 off I-270, Gaithersburg. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fee: $7, kids under 12 free. 800-210- 9900 or 301-990-1400. www.sugarloafcrafts.com . . . Junior League of Washington's Tossed & Found Sale tomorrow through Sunday features furniture, designer accessories, toys, housewares, computer equipment and electronics. The sale is open Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 800 N. Henry Street (Route 1 South), Alexandria. Free, but donation requested. 202-337-2001 ext. 18. www.jlw.org . . . Deerfield Designs' open house this weekend in Ellicott City has hand-painted furniture and wall finishes displayed in a barnlike studio. See how artists use faux-finishing and other decorative painting techniques to update worn heirlooms and murals. 3625 Cameron Ct., Ellicott City. Open Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Free.

443-535-9000. www.deerfielddesignsonline.com . . .

A Weschler's auction of American and European fine art features a long-lost work by Barbizon master Jean-François Millet. The April 16 event includes works from artists such as Charles Ephraim Burchfield, William Aiken Walker and others. A selection of 20th-century decorative arts will also be on the block. Preview the items Sunday through Thursday at the downtown gallery. 909 E St. NW. Free. 202-628-1281. www.weschlers.com.

Exhibits

"Paint+Paper+Wood" at Delila Katzka Fine Art features abstract collage paintings by Joyce McCarten and boxes by Leslie Banta. The show runs through April 30. An opening reception will be held Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. 715 G St. SE. Open Wednesday to Friday, 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; and by appointment. 202-543-4247 or 571-278-1110. . . . Asian games and ceramics are examined in separate exhibits and programs at the Sackler Gallery. "Asian Games: The Art of Contest" continues through May 15. See game boards, pieces and other paraphernalia along with paintings, prints and decorative arts as social and cultural activities in the diverse societies of pre-modern Asia. "Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade, and Innovation" runs through July 17 at the Sackler Gallery. Independence Avenue and 12th Street SW. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free. 202-633-4880. www.asia.si.edu.

Lectures

"Potpourri: Carpets from the Middle East" is the theme of Saturday's rug- and textile-appreciation morning at the Textile Museum. At 10:30, join collector Gerald Thompson for an informal program. Visitors are invited to bring clean, well-vacuumed examples for discussion. 2320 S St. NW. Free, but seating is limited. 202-667-0441. www.textilemuseum.org.

Tours

A home-and-garden tour in Salisbury, Md.'s Newtown Historic District is slated for Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. See homes dating from 1790 and of historical significance to the Eastern Shore and the once-thriving port of Salisbury. 117 Elizabeth Street, Salisbury. Fee: $10 for both homes and gardens, $5 for gardens only. 240-422-9072.

J.J. McCoy


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