Youth calendar for 2/8

February 04, 2000


Opening this week

"The Beach" (R) - Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a backpacker in Thailand on a quest for paradise after he inherits a map to an idyllic, unspoiled beach.

"Snow Day" (PG) - A day off in snowy Syracuse results in comedic bedlam. With Chevy Chase, Chris Elliott, Jean Smart, Pam Grier and Iggy Pop.


Red Hot Chili Peppers with Foo Fighters

A Cellar Door and I.M.P. event

Wednesday, May 10, 7 p.m.

Baltimore Arena

201 W. Baltimore St.



Tickets are $35 plus service charge, and are available at Baltimore Arena box office, 1-410-481-SEAT, TicketMaster outlets or online at

TicketMaster locations include:

* books 'n things at Long Meadow Shopping Center in Hagerstown. Tickets may be purchased with cash or credit card. For information, call 301-797-3399.

* Hecht's at Valley Mall in Hagerstown. Tickets may be purchased with cash or Hecht's charge. For concert information, call 301-582-0517, ext. 372.

* To charge by phone, call TicketMaster at 1-800-551-SEAT

Valentine Skate Night

Saturday, Feb. 12, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Family Skating Center

17333 Virginia Ave.


Admission is $6, plus skate rental. It is chaperoned by adults.

Call 301-582-2020 for information.

WV Scholars Academy

Sunday, June 18, to Monday, July 17

Application deadline is Saturday, April 1.

The Mountain Institute is accepting applications to the 2000 West Virginia Scholars Academy. The academy accepts outstanding West Virginia high school juniors with demonstrated leadership ability. The four-week program stresses writing skills, critical thinking and community leadership.

The Scholars Academy will be at Mountain Institute's Spruce Knob Mountain Center, a 400-acre woodland campus surrounded by Monongahela National Forest.

Students will write a reflective thesis for publication, tour the state, explore many natural areas and interview state leaders in government, history, science and the arts.

Students are accepted on merit. Fees are determined by a sliding scale. For an application or information, call The Mountain Institute at 1-800-874-3050 or 1-304-358-2401, write The Mountain Institute, West Virginia Scholars Academy, P.O. Box 907, Franklin, W.Va. 26807 or visit online at Applications also are available from 11th grade English teachers or high school guidance counselors.

- Compiled by Jean Baraclough, editorial assistant

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