Fred Berry, the actor who played "Rerun" on the ABC-TV series "What's Happening," will make appearances at two anti-drug events in Annapolis next weekend.
The Planning Action Committees of Anne Arundel County are sponsoring the events. A dance will be conducted next Friday at Annapolis Senior High School from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tickets are $6 each for the event, titled "A Night of Fun with Rerun."
Berry will entertain the audience by presenting his "Master Plan Against Drugs."
People can have their photos taken with Berryfor a fee. They can dress up like Rerun and participate in a Rerun look-a-like contest.
Music will be provided by Chocolate City Disco, and refreshments will be sold at the event.
Tickets must be purchased in advance at the PAC office in the Stanton Community Center, 92 W. Washington St. The phone number is 263-7270.
Berry will make a second appearance next Saturday night at an event in the high school auditorium. Admission is free. The event will begin 7 p.m. Alfred Matthews, PAC's Volunteer Coordinator, said Berry will deliver a message of hope at the event.
"There is hope that we will get out of this situation," Matthews said. "The drug situation won't last forever, but we've all got to work together to get out of this."
PAC members William Reese II, Randy Rowel and Wendy Beavers will discuss statistics and solutions to the drug problem. The Golden Star Quintet, a gospel group, will provide music at the event. Titled "Reality," the event is billed as "an evening of facts, rejuvenation, entertainment and pure pleasure."
Planning Action Committees are community-basedanti-drug groups, made up of parents and volunteers. They spend timewith kids, and provide activities ranging from tutoring and field trips to sporting events and arts and crafts.
Eight communities in Annapolis and three in Anne Arundel County have PACs.