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Published: Saturday, 5/17/2008

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FROM BLADE STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES

A new exhibit at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus will show how 19th and 20th-century Ohio quilters used their art to tell stories about family, heroes, healing, celebrations, even political causes.

"Quilting Stories" opens June 1 and runs through Oct. 12. It will feature 22 of the more than 400 quilts in the Ohio Historical Society's collection. Ranging from traditional to contemporary, the quilts were selected for the exhibit because each has a message.

Information: 800-686-6124 or www.ohiohistory.org/quilts.

The Harley-Davidson Museum opens to the public on July 12 in downtown Milwaukee.

The 130,000-square-foot facility features exhibits on the products, history, and culture of Harley-Davidson. In addition to its collection of motorcycles, the museum will display photos, videos, apparel, rare documents, and other artifacts.

Admission will be $16 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $10 for children age 5 to 17, and free for children under 5.

Information: www.h-dmuseum.com.

Golf courses in the northwest corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula are offering deals for moms and juniors this summer during BOYNE Family Fundays.

This summer, every Sunday starting at 2 p.m., moms and up to two juniors, age 17 and under, can play golf free with a paying adult. Four courses at Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain offer Funday play: Alpine, Monument, Moor, and Crooked Tree. Other seasonal deals also are available.

Information: www.BOYNE.com.

The Bell Witch Cave, which has been the subject of ghost stories for two centuries, is among seven Tennessee sites added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Robertson County cave is tied to the legend of John Bell, a farmer in the Adams community, who died in 1820 - three years after the family reported they were being terrorized by a spirit they called Kate.

The legend has been the subject of numerous books and at least two movies - the most recent, in 2005, entitled Bell Witch: The Movie.

The cave can be toured by appointment; details at www.bellwitchcave.com.

Phish-heads and Parrot-heads, unite!

Trey Anastasio, the former Phish lead singer, has been added to the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I., joining Jimmy Buffett, the Black Crowes, and Levon Helm.

Other new additions include alt-country band Son Volt and 1960s folkster Richie Havens, who performed at Woodstock.

The festival is scheduled for Aug. 1-3 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport.

A few days later, the JVC Jazz Festival Newport takes place, Aug. 8-10, at Fort Adams State Park and at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Saxophonist Sonny Rollins will headline that event.



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