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Youth calendar Feb. 15

February 12, 2000

Movies




Opening this week

"Hanging up" (PG-13) - Meg Ryan, Diane Keaton and Lisa Kudrow star as three very different sisters dealing with their aging father (Walter Matthau). Directed by Keaton.

"The Whole Nine Yards" (R) - Bruce Willis stars as a hit man hiding in suburban Montreal, where he and a neighbor (Matthew Perry) become the target of hired guns.

cont. from lifestyle

Concerts




Smash Mouth with Luscious Jackson and The Hippos

A Cellar Door event

Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

Nation

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1015 Half St. SE

Washington, D.C.

Tickets are $17.50 plus service charge and are available at TicketMaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com. A limited number of student tickets are available at $10, only at Garage box office.

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

Red Cross lifeguard course




Starts Monday, Feb. 21, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Oak Ridge pool

17970 Garden Lane

Hagerstown

The cost is $125. Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. To register, call the Red Cross at 301-739-0717.

Essay contest




Open to Maryland middle school students

Essays must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 15.

Cash prizes are $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.

Peace Action chapters in Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties and Maryland Peace Action Education Fund are sponsoring a peace essay contest open to Maryland seventh- and eighth-grade students in public or private schools or home-schooled students at the same grade levels.

Students may submit an essay of up to 1,200 words on the topic "Some middle schools use peer mediation to help resolve differences between students. Trained student mediators work with the parties in conflict to find a solution in which both sides win. What are ways in which peer mediation could benefit or has benefited your school?"

Entries should be double-spaced on a word processor or typewriter and must be accompanied by a cover sheet including the student's name, address, phone number or e-mail address; the school's name, address and phone number; and the name of the teacher sponsor, if applicable. Entries and accompanying material must be postmarked by March 15 and mailed to Peace Essay Contest, 310 Riverview Ave., Annapolis, Md. 21403-3328.

For information, call 1-410-263-7409.

- Compiled by Jean Baraclough, editorial assistant

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