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Cedar Lakes is a year-round destination for craft and music lovers from across the country. The conference center is beginning to attract more local interest to the week-long and weekend workshops, according to Gloria Gregorich, craft coordinator.

"People in other states know about it," said Gregorich, who has directed the program for 18 years. "We like to see the locals take advantage of it. They are finding more about the program now."

Those who do not want to stay overnight can save on tuition by commuting. 

April's schedule is comprised of craft sessions on quilting, watercolors, stained glass, basketry, bread making, blacksmithing, woodcarving and steel knife making. Musicians can make and learn to play the dulcimer or participate in "The Story of the Celts" featuring nationally known entertainers.

Mick Moloney, who performs internationally, will be joined by Joey Abarta, a bagpipe player from Boston, and Billy McComiskey, an accordion player from Baltimore. The workshop is scheduled April 6-11.

"Mick is a big draw for us," she said. "We have 65 guests arriving from across the country."

Many of the guests are enrolled in the Road Scholar program, a non-profit group that promotes lifelong learning and travels.

Gregorich may be reached at 304-372-7873.