THERE WERE PLENTY of stars at the recent premiere of the adventure film "Wild America."
There were also stars in the eyes of Krista Schultz, an 8-year-old Eldersburg resident.
Krista attended the June 30 premiere with her father, Lee Schultz, and her sister, Marika Stoll.
"Wild America" is the true adventure story of three teen-age brothers who set out to film some of the most dangerous carnivores in North America in 1967. The brothers eventually become well-known wildlife documentarians.
Krista's adventure began on June 29 when she and Marika flew to Bel Air, Calif., to meet their dad. There they stayed with some of Schultz's business acquaintances.
Through his construction business, Schultz has done work for the owner of Morgan Creek Productions, producers of "Wild America" and several other films.
The movie premiere took place at Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood and left quite an impression.
"There were a lot of television cameras," Krista said. "We even got to walk on the red carpet. It was very exciting."
Krista proclaimed the movie a hit.
"I really liked it," she said.
A post-screening party at the Century City nightclub gave Krista the opportunity to see one of the film's stars in person, although she was unable to get Devon Sawa's autograph.
Krista brought back exciting memories from her tour of Warner Brothers studio. She enjoyed seeing where the cartoon "Taz" and the television series "Friends" are made.
Concert in the park
Sykesville Parks and Recreation will present the first concert in its summer series at 6: 30 p.m. Friday in Millard Cooper Park.
Sounds of acoustic and folk rock from No Outlet will be heard from 6: 30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Columbia-based band offers progressive folk music with tight harmonies and driving percussion.
Iapetus will take the stage at 8 p.m. and will present a variety of musical styles, including jazz, rock, blues, funk and folk. This group brings more than just the basic instruments, adding flute, saxophone, harmonica, banjo and electric violin.
Listeners are welcome to picnic at Cooper Park, but alcohol is prohibited. Millard Cooper Park is on Cooper Drive off Route 32, near Sykesville Middle School.
It seems as though everyone is looking for ways to slow the fast pace of life these days.
Three Treasures Health Services in Sykesville is offering ways to help do just that.
Owner Frances Gander is taking registration for an intensive course in the ancient Chinese art of Qi Gong. The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 9: 15 a.m. on five consecutive mornings, beginning July 28, at 7606 Main St.
Gander has been a student of Chinese internal arts for 20 years.
The cost of this intensive Qi Gong course is $75.
Call Three Treasures at 410-549-0156.
Pub Date: 7/08/97