Come see the world celebrate The University Museum offers a bright package of story and song, dance, crafts, and more.

Posted: December 06, 2002

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology will present its seventh annual Peace Around the World celebration on Sunday.

"It's our holiday gift to the community," said the museum's Pam Kosty. "It's really a nice, warm, fun day for the whole family."

The multicultural event will feature children's choir music, dances from three continents, pageantry inspired by artifacts in the museum's collection, puppetry, holiday storytelling, international crafts, games, face-painting, the Middle Eastern art of henna body-painting, and holiday treats.

The museum's exhibits also will be open.

Seventh Annual Peace Around the World Family Celebration, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Free. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South St. Information: 215-898-4890 or www.museum.upenn.edu.

Wrestling for toys. Burlington County College and the United Wrestling Coalition (UWC) will team up again to present the fifth annual Pro Wrestling Toy Drive and Show on Saturday night.

A new, unwrapped toy is good for admission to the show, said Lois Thomas, promoter for the UWC. "Toys are suggested to be around $10 in value, but in these hard times everything is appreciated."

There will be eight matches, and wrestlers will sign autographs.

Fifth Annual Pro Wrestling Toys for Tots Show at the Burlington County College gymnasium, Route 530 at Pemberton Parkway, Pemberton,

7 p.m. Saturday (doors open at 6 p.m.). Admission: free with donation of a new, unwrapped toy. Information: 609-723-0931 or www.uwcwrestling.com.

Railroad treasures. The GATSME Model Railroad Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an open house this weekend.

"We are opening our location to show people that we have museum-quality trains and scenery," said Ed Wilson, publicity chairman for the club.

The club's layout measures 40 feet by 40 feet and features HO/HOn3 scale trains based on Pennsylvania routes of 1953. Members will be operating up to six mainline trains as well as local branch lines.

GATSME Model Railroad Club's Open House, 7 to 9 tonight, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free, but donations will be accepted. GATSME Clubhouse (basement of the Montessori school), Prospect and Madison Avenues, Fort Washington. Information: 215-646-2033 or www.gatsme.org.

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