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  • Wendy Bumgardner
    ============== Discovery Walk Festival April 19-21, Vancouver, WA USA Postmark today, March 1 for the discount. This great event includes 3 days of volkssport
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2002
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      Discovery Walk Festival April 19-21, Vancouver, WA USA
      Postmark today, March 1 for the discount.
      This great event includes 3 days of volkssport walking, plus biking and
      swimming.
      Rob Sweetgall presents his health and fitness seminars free on Saturday
      and Sunday.
      Meet walking friends old and new from around the world.
      http://www.discoverywalk.org

      Volks-Ware: Clothing and Gear for the Walker and Hiker
      Hiking sticks, Hydropel Blister Prevention, Volkssporting Shirts and
      more...
      http://volks-ware.com

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      Event Change Announcements:
      Check this URL for the latest
      http://www.mdvolks.org/event_status.htm

      Old Town Gaithersburg AT2002/327
      Saturday, March 9, 2002
      City, State, Country: Washington Grove, MD
      Host Club: Seneca Valley Sugarloafers
      Distance and Trail Rating: 10k trail with 5k option, rated 1+
      Start place address: Picnic Shelter to left and rear (facing front) of
      Gaithersburg City Hall
      Start times: 9 to 11:30 A.M. Finish by 2:30
      Event description: The trail is mostly on paved surfaces with only short
      stretches unpaved. The trail runs through residential and business
      districts passing commercial establishments for food and restrooms.
      Suitable for strollers, and dogs if kept leashed and cleaned up after.
      Only a few moderate hills
      Award and fees: Our walk is free. If you wish to receive IVV credit for
      the walk, you must pay $2.00. There is no specific award for this event.
      A variety of "B" awards will be available. IVV credit and "B" award is
      $4.00
      Directions: From I-270- Approach either From the north or south on
      I-270: Drive and turn east onto Montgomery Village Ave. (state route
      124) at Exit 11. Drive 0.3 mile to traffic light at intersection of 355
      (Frederick Avenue). Turn right onto 355. Travel south 1.3 miles on 355
      to North Summit Avenue and turn sharply left onto Summit. After one
      block you will pass City Hall on your right. Signs for the parking
      garage will tell you to turn left off Summit onto Old Towne Avenue.
      Follow the signs into the garage.
      From the east: From Midcounty Hwy turn west onto Washington Grove Lane.
      Go 0.8 mile and turn right at first traffic light onto West Diamond
      Avenue. Continue 0.1 mile to traffic light at corner of Diamond and
      Summit Avenues (railroad station and parking area on left). At that
      light turn left, cross railroad tracks, and turn right onto Old Towne
      Avenue.
      Contact: Bob or Rose Ann Nichols, (301)926-2952 or Ed Branges,
      (301)340-9418
      Email contact: DrRobtNich@... or ebran@...
      Comments: The purpose of this trail is to view Old Towne Gaithersburg,
      the oldest part of the city with many points of historic interest. Of
      special interest is the section through Washington Grove, founded afer
      the Civil War by Methodists who wanted to develop a suitable area for
      religious retreats and camp meetings. Many old buildings remain, and one
      of the walk check points will be in the Town Hall, a former chapel. Walk
      instructions will include historical explanations

      I regret to announce that the walk (AT 02-405) that the Gator
      Volksmarsch Club had scheduled for 9 Mar 02 for the Outback in
      Chesapeake, VA, has had to be cancelled. We ran into some difficulties
      beyond our control at that location which prevented us from using that
      site for a walk. We attempted to locate an alternate walk site, but we
      found nothing that would allow us to put on a quality event.
      Accordingly, we have decided to cancel the event.

      Atlantic Regional Conference
      Williamsburg, VA
      March 14-17, 2002
      http://ava-atlanticregion.tripod.com/conf/index.html
      Thursday, March 14 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.- Welcome Reception
      Friday, March 15 7:00 8:00 a.m. - Start Walk Jamestown
      12:00 1:50 p.m. General session
      2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Workshop 1 and 2
      3:15 4:15 p.m. Workshop 3 and 4
      Evening Optional dinner theatre
      Saturday, March 16 7:00 8:00 a.m. - Start Walk (Colonial Williamsburg)
      12:00 1:50 p.m. General session
      2:00 3:00 p.m. Workshop 5 and 6
      3:15 4:15 p.m. Workshop 7 and 8
      6:00 11:00 p.m. Dinner Buffet
      Sunday, March 17 9:00 1:00 p.m. - Start Walk
      (Camp Chickhominy)
      CONFERENCE REGISTRATION *Full Registration by February 15, 2002 -
      $100.00 (includes Conference registration, Welcome social, Dinner buffet
      and pre-registration for three events, plus conference award) *Full
      Registration February 16, through March 13 - $120.00 (includes all of
      above) Full Registration on site - $130.00 (includes all of above)
      *Registration for conference only-- $50.00 Welcome Social only $15.00
      (if registered by February 15, 2002) $20.00 (if registered by March 13,
      2002) $25.00 (registered upon arrival) Dinner Buffet $25.00 (if
      registered by February 15, 2000) $30.00 (if registered by March 13,
      2002) $35.00 (registered upon arrival) Registration for 3 walks and
      conference award $15.00
      CONFERENCE HOTEL
      Ramada Inn Historic Area
      500 Merrimac Trail
      Williamsburg, VA, 23185 US
      757-220-1410
      800/666-8888
      Look at these GREAT RATES!
      $69.00 plus tax for single/double occupancy, per night
      $79.00 plus tax for triple/quad occupancy, per night
      Reservations must be made at Ramada Inn by February 12, 2002 to receive
      the above rate. Identify
      yourself as attending the Atlantic Regional Conference.

      Atlantic Region Conference Walks
      Award: The award for each of the events will be a portion of a
      shamrock. If you pre-register for all three events, you will receive a
      complete shamrock award at Camp Chickahominy after walking all three
      events. Otherwise, you will receive the appropriate petal for the event
      you walk. Each participant paying the appropriate fee will receive an
      award and IVV credit in exchange for a completed start card. If
      necessary, the award will be reordered. The awards from the first order
      will go to the first people who register. Once the first order is spoken
      for, the others will be mailed their award. Fees: Preregistration is
      $6.00 for each event award and IVV credit. Registration, mailed after
      March 1, 2002, and at the event, is $7.00 for the award. Preregister for
      all three for only $15.00. There will be no credit only or walk free for
      these events. The full conference registration includes the fees for the
      walks. Preregistration: Mail preregistration to: Peninsula Pathfinders,
      3 Delmont Court, Hampton, VA 23666
      First of Three Walks Event No: AT 02-446
      Date(s): Friday, March 15, 2002 C
      ity, State: Picnic Area, Colonial National Historical Park, Jamestown
      Host Clubs: Peninsula Pathfinders, Gator Volksmarsch Club and Lee Lepus
      Volksverband
      Trail Distance - Rating - Description: 10 km; Rated 1+. An optional 5 km
      trail will be available. This trail is along the shoulder of roads in
      the park area and along dirt paths through the area where the town of
      Jamestown was located. Part of the trail is on dirt pathways and may be
      difficult for wheelchairs. Strollers may be used.
      Start/Finish Times: Start any time between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
      Finish the trail by 11:00 p.m. Award: The award for each of the events
      will be a portion of a shamrock. Jamestown will depict an early settler;
      Ramada Inn Historic, a colonial era resident; and Camp Chickahominy, an
      Indian.
      Directions: Take I-64 towards Williamsburg to Exit 242A, Rt 199 West.
      Drive about 3.4 miles to the second stoplight. At the second stoplight,
      turn right onto S. Henry Street (Rt 132). Immediately turn right again
      and at the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto the Colonial Parkway
      toward Jamestown. Continue on the parkway approxiately 7.4 miles until
      you come to the entrance station for the Jamestown portion of the
      Colonial National Historical Park. After paying the park entrance fee,
      proceed straight for approximately 1 mile. Turn left at the yield sign
      and park in the parking lot to the left by the picnic area.
      Contact: Annette @ (757) 766-3065 Email contact: ahtollett@...
      Comments: There is a $6.00 per person fee to enter Jamestown, unless you
      have a National Park Pass, Golden Age Pass, or the Jamestown annual
      pass, which will allow free entrance. The entrance fee allows you access
      to Jamestown for a total of seven consecutive days.
      Second of Three Walks Event No: AT 02-445
      Date(s): Saturday, March 16, 2002
      City, State: Ramada Inn Historic, 500 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg
      Host Clubs: Peninsula Pathfinders, Gator Volksmarsch Club and Lee Lepus
      Volksverband
      Trail Distance - Rating - Description: 10 km; Rated 1. An optional 6 km
      trail will be available. This trail is along the shoulder of roads
      primarily in the Colonial Williamsburg area. The trail is suitable for
      strollers and wheelchairs. Start/Finish Times: Start any time between
      7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Finish the trail by 11:00 p.m. Award: The award
      for each of the events will be a portion of a shamrock. Jamestown will
      depict an early settler; Ramada Inn Historic, a colonial era resident;
      and Camp Chickahominy, an Indian.
      Directions: From Richmond and points north, take I-64 East to Exit 238,
      Williamsburg, VA Rt 143. At the top of the ramp, turn right onto VA Rt
      143 East. Follow VA Rt 143 and turn left at the third traffic light
      (about 2.3 miles from the exit). Travel one block and turn right into
      the Ramada Inn Historic (George Washington Inn) parking lot, 500
      Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg, VA. From Hampton and Norfolk, take I-64
      to Exit 242A, Williamsburg, VA Rt 199 West. Drive about .8 miles and
      exit right onto VA Rt 143 West. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right
      onto VA Rt 143 West. After the second stop light (about 1.5 miles), turn
      left into the Ramada Inn Historic (George Washington Inn) parking lot,
      500 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg, VA. Contact: Annette @ (757)
      766-3065 Email contact: ahtollett@...
      Comments: Drinking water and restroom facilities are available at the
      Start/Finish. Water will be available at all control points. It is
      recommended that participants carry water in case of extreme weather
      conditions. Pets are welcome on a leash.
      Third of Three Walks Event No: AT 02-411
      Date(s): Sunday, March 17, 2002
      City, State: Camp Chickahominy, 1600 Jolly Pond Road, Williamsburg
      Host Clubs: Peninsula Pathfinders, Gator Volksmarsch Club and Lee Lepus
      Volksverband
      Trail Distance - Rating - Description: 11 km; Rated 2+. An optional 5 km
      trail will be available. This trail is on trails through wooded areas at
      the Boy Scout Camp Chickahominy. Trails are not suitable for strollers
      or wheelchairs.
      Start/Finish Times: Start any time between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
      Finish the trail by 4:00 p.m.
      The award for each of the events will be a portion of a shamrock.
      Jamestown will depict an early settler; Ramada Inn Historic, a colonial
      era resident; and Camp Chickahominy, an Indian.
      Directions: Take I-64 to Exit 234A (Rt 199/Lightfoot). Follow Rt 199
      South for approximately 1.7 miles to the second exit (Rt 60). Take the
      exit ramp and turn left onto Rt 60 West. Proceed for 0.1 miles and turn
      left at the traffic light onto Centerville Road (Rt 614). Travel about
      1.7 miles and turn right onto Jolly Pond Road. Travel about 0.5 miles on
      Jolly Pond Road, turn right into Camp Chickahominy. Drive to the parking
      lot. The start will be in the building at the end of the parking lot.
      Camp Phone Number: (757) 565-374 Contact: Annette @ (757) 766-3065
      Email contact: ahtollett@...
      Comments: Drinking water and restroom facilities are available at the
      Start/Finish. Water will be available at all control points. It is
      recommended that participants carry water in case of extreme weather
      conditions. Pets are welcome on a leash. Atlantic Region Conference:
      These events are being held in conjunction with the Atlantic Region
      Conference. Workshops and plenary sessions will be held on March 15 and
      16. A meet and greet will be held the evening of March 14 and a banquet
      will be held the evening of March 16. For more information on the
      conference contact: Joan Lampart, Atlantic Regional Director, (215)
      529-5686 or email jmlampart@...

      03/15/2002 - 03/15/2002 - SWIM
      Event Number: AT2002/0449
      Start: Ramada Inn Historic, Williamsburg, 300m
      Host Club: Penninsula Pathfinders of Virginia
      Write for more information to:
      PO BOX 7100
      HAMPTON, VA 23666-0000
      Contact: Annette Tollett 757-766-3065
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