Worst school play billed as best entertainment

NEIGHBORS

November 29, 1993|By PHYLLIS FLOWERS AND PHYLLIS LUCAS

Looking for a night of dinner and fine entertainment? Don't leave town.

dTC This weekend, the North County Knight-Time Players of North County High School will present its dinner-theater production, "Ivanha -- The Worst High School Play in the World."

"Ivanha" opens in the Kingdom of Saxonia, where King Isador, departing for the Crusades, leaves behind Queen Nina (Amanda Gillis), Princess Corsicana (Wendy Bolly) and Ivanha (Ben Shanks), heir to the throne.

Isador's brother, Viscera (Matt Robey), yearning to be king, secretly plots along with the wizard Medulla (Rich Collins) to destroy Ivanha.

Nina, fearing for her son's life, leaves Ivanha in the forest with hopes that the squirrels will take care of him. Eventually, after seeing his reflection in water, Ivanha realizes that he is not a squirrel and is later taken to the abbey by Friar Fred (Brandon Owens). Lady Lenore (Megan Miller), unwillingly prepared to marry Viscera, finds him there and the two immediately fall in love. Ivanha must then battle Viscera for the throne and for Lady Lenore, his true love.

This show promises an exciting finish.

A spaghetti dinner with salad and dessert will be served.

The play will be performed twice. On Saturday, dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain goes up at 8 p.m. On Sunday, dinner begins at 1:30 p.m., with the show at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $9 per person, $5 for children 10 and under and may be purchased at the door. The production takes place at North County High School, 10 E. First Ave., Ferndale.

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Get into the holiday spirit this weekend by attending the annual Christmas concert, sponsored by the Arundel Singers at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave.

The concert will feature a variety of sacred music, such as "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly," plus familiar Christmas songs, such as "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas."

Everyone is invited to attend. A free will offering will be collected.

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The Northern District Police Community Relations Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Northern District Police Station, 939 Hammonds Lane.

The installation of officers for 1994 will take place. They are: Clayton Dennis, vice president; Elizabeth Hildt, secretary; and Nancy Wroten, treasurer. The office of president is still open.

The Northern District "Police Officer of the Year" will also be announced. Members are reminded to bring a covered dish with them for dinner.

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The Belle Grove Improvement Association will meet from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, in the Belle Grove Elementary School multipurpose room.

Come and enjoy a covered-dish Christmas party with Santa Claus. Plan to bring the children and grandchildren. Nomination of new officers for 1994 will also be taken.

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The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association needs coaches for the basketball season. If you enjoy working with children and like basketball, call Roger McGhee at 636-4561 for more information.

* Boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 who are interested in playing basketball may still register by calling Mr. McGhee at 636-4561.

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Harbor Hospital Center news: The hospital is offering Hepatitis B vaccinations through it's Employee Health Department. The federal law requires that employers offer this safe and effective vaccine at no charge to employees who are at risk of occupational exposure to Hepatitis B virus.

Risky occupations include: nurse, physician, laboratory technician, police officer, firefighter, dentist, dental hygienist, mortician, embalmer, hotel housekeeper and emergency medical service personnel. A simple schedule of three doses is required.

For more information, call 347-3549.

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The Brooklyn Park Public Library, 1 East 11th Ave., is seeking volunteers ages 12 and up to help repair books and other library materials, organize displays of community notices and pamphlets, and help with Storytime crafts.

Everyone who volunteers will be asked to work 1 1/2 - to 2-hour shifts. Days and time are flexible.

Information: 222-6260.

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Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church news: Anyone interested in becoming a member of the church is invited to a membership orientation from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

The orientation will give prospective members an opportunity to meet other prospective members and their sponsors and learn about the church. New members will be received Dec. 12.

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