Good times and bad, war and peace, advancing technology, the generation gap, overcrowding, crime, recession, depression, the ills of "modern" society. New problems in our kinder and gentler world?
You won't think so after attending Thornton Wilder's play, "The Skin of OurTeeth," presented by the drama department of Chesapeake High School at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow evening in the school auditorium.
Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and children.
According to director Dan Ortmeyer, Wilder's comedy-fantasy centers on the trials and triumphs of the Antrobus family confronting "modern" problems.
Members of cast include Brandon Reichert, Karin Necessary, Stephanie McBee, Scott Taylor, Alyson Chorba, Philip Clifford, Brian Klein, David Whewell, Debbie Hamilton, Carrie Williar, Bill Homberg, Samantha Sheffield, Holly Taylor, Christin Sheffield, Joe Crespo, KimBrabowski, Jean Tomaszewski, Kellie
Prive, Carrie Wareheim, Lori Heisterhagen and Amie McIntyre.
Mount Carmel United MethodistChurch, 4760 Mountain Road, invites you to attend Triple Treat Tuesdays, each Tuesday evening in February, at 7 p.m.
The four-week program is designed so that every member of the family can participate. Adults can chose one of three activities while their youngsters are involved in a guided activity time. Free child care is provided. A supervised study hall for older children will be available.
Activities for adults include an unemployment seminar, low-impact coed aerobics or an introduction to Bible class.
The unemployment seminar willfocus on a different topic each week and feature guest speakers. Thetopics will include coping with stress, stretching your dollars, available support resources and what to do next.
The coed aerobics class will be lead by a trained instructor and help you get rid of someof those unwanted pounds accumulated over the holidays.
The Rev. David Cooney will lead the introductory Bible class that will investigate basic biblical ideas. Cooney said that this is an excellent way for someone not used to Bible studies to get started or a great way for more advanced students to increase their insight.
All activities will run concurrently from 7 to 8 p.m. with refreshment, fellowshipand closing time to follow.
Registration forms are available fromthe church office. A donation of $5 is recommended to help defray the cost of materials and speakers.
For more details, call the church office at 255-8887.
Bop and stroll the night away at the Leap Back to the Fifties Dance, sponsored by VFW Post 2462 Ladies Auxiliary, from 8 p.m. to midnight, Feb. 29, at the post home, 1720 Bayside Beach Road.
Tickets are $10 and include snacks platter, beer andsetups. Music for dancing will be provided by the Sugar Beats. Fifties dress is optional.
To order tickets, call Sarah Hugel at 544-2109 or the post home at 437-5629.
Ron Wagner, guidance department chairman at Chesapeake High School will present the next program in the Parent-Student Evening Speaker Series at 7 p.m., Feb. 5, in the CHS cafeteria.
The topic will be "How to Narrow Your College Selection." Wagner will be giving students and parents tips on how to make the selection process easier, said Edie Picken, CHS counselor. "Itis especially important for students to attend with their parents since the student may have different concerns as to college selection,"she said.
All parents and students in high school are encouraged to attend. "Whether or not your student is seriously considering college, is in the application stage or may possibly be thinking about college in their future, we urge you to attend," Picken added.
For more details about the series, call Picken at 255-9600.
The world may wait with bated breath for the forecast of Puxatawney Phil onSunday. Unfortunately, we don't have a groundhog to call our own, but that hasn't stopped Ranger Dave DeVault from coming up with an event that may just put Pasadena and Downs Park on the map -- A Whistle Pig Walk.
Just what is a whistle pig? A porker on parade? An attractive but overweight jogger? No, whistle pig is a nickname for woodchucks and groundhogs, or so Ranger Dave told me recently.
But can they predict the weather? Who knows? Who cares?
We may not have groundhogs, but we sure have loads of whistle pigs. Dave will lead a moderate hike at 1 p.m. Sunday searching for them.
Another interestingevent at the park will feature Dennis Jorde, a wildlife biologist from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service leading a duck walk at 10 a.m.,Feb. 8.
Jorde will lead this waddle . . . er, walk, and talk about the waterfowl that call Downs Park their home. Bring field glasses and bird guides if you have them.
Preregistration is a must. To register and for more details about the park event, call 222-6230.