School celebrates St. Patrick with bazaar


March 17, 2000|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SHAMROCKS, leprechauns and all things green are being celebrated today at St. Jane Frances School's annual St. Patrick's bazaar at the school hall, 8413 St. Jane Drive in Riviera Beach.

The day hours, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., focus on the younger set with games, crafts, face painting, a duck pond, sand art, a basketball throw and a country cupboard stocked with beautiful hand-crafted items for sale.

Evening hours, from 5 to 10, will feature games, food and drink, including Irish coffee, for the older set.

While you are there, pick up a few tickets for the Winning of the Green raffle that features two $1,000 cash prizes or try your luck at winning the oversized "basket of cheer" to be carted home by the lucky winner.

Proceeds from the bazaar benefit St. Jane Frances School. Information: 410-255-4750.

Musical departure

Forget your workweek worries, relax and enjoy a lighthearted evening of musical comedy as Chesapeake High School Theatre Group presents Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" at 7 p.m. today, tomorrow and March 24 and 25 in the school auditorium. Matinees are scheduled for 1 p.m. tomorrow and March 25.

The musical opens with Reno Sweeney, an evangelist turned bar hostess, who has a crush on hero Billy Crocker. Billy's true love Hope Harcourt has left on a Europe-bound liner to marry the very proper Sir Evelyn Oakleigh. Billy stows away on the ocean liner, hoping to convince his lady love that her heart belongs to him, not Oakleigh.

With a little help from Reno and the Rev. Dr. Moon, the evening ends with no less than three couples celebrating wedded bliss.

The cast includes Ashly Margenthaler as Reno; Ron Young as Billy; Katie Bowerman as Harcourt; Clyde Johnson as Oakleigh; Steve Gibbons as Moon; and Erin Coleman as Bonnie.

The production is directed by Tim Simmons, with Karen Simmons as music director. Dance is choreographed by Rose Mullikan.

Tim Margenthaler, Ashly's father, said this year's production would rival a professional production, with fantastic costumes and an elaborate, two-tiered re-creation of the S.S. America on the high school stage. "We really believe that between the parental guidance and the incredible talent that the students of Chesapeake display, people who attend our production will be pleasantly surprised and delighted," he said.

Information: 410-255-5234 during school hours.

Church events

Jenkins Memorial Church in Riviera Beach will present two events tomorrow at the church, at 133 Riviera Drive.

From 5: 30 to 7 p.m., the church will have a ham and cabbage dinner, served with potatoes, green beans, bread, dessert and beverage. Tickets for the dinner are $10 and must be purchased in advance.

Starting at 7 p.m., an adult coffeehouse will feature an assortment of local entertainers in concert. Performers scheduled to appear are Louis Redd, Covenent, Raymond & Sparks, and Debbie Smith.

Admission to the coffeehouse is free. Snacks and beverages will be sold. Both events are handicapped-accessible. Proceeds will benefit the church building fund.

Information: 410-255-3819 or 410-360-1818.

Fruit sale extended

The semiannual Florida fruit sale sponsored by Mountain Road Kiwanis Club has been extended. Fresh red grapefruit and Valencia oranges will be sold from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at Angel's Market parking lot, on Mountain Road.

Fruit is available by the whole, half or quarter case. Mixed cases are available.

Democratic Club bingo

Stoney Creek Democratic Club, 8123 Fort Smallwood Road, will have its monthly club dinner bingo Sunday. The doors will open at noon, with early-bird games starting at 1 p.m.

A hot platter will be served after the conclusion of the early-bird games. Regular bingo games will be played after dinner.

Tickets are $20 and include a hot platter and 20 games of regular bingo. Information: 410-255-4611.

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