Go, do, learn

February 24, 2000

Armory to host circus

Royal Palace Circus will perform at National Guard Armory on Roxbury Road in Hagerstown Friday, March 3, at 5:30 and 7:45 p.m.

The show features animals, trapeze artists, handbalancers, clowns and alligators.

Before the show, children can meet clowns, have their faces painted or try the moonwalk, games, pony rides and cotton candy.

In this year's lineup, Alex Gomez of Argentina "wrestles" alligators by placing his hands and even his face inside the 6-foot reptile's snapping jaws. Also featured is animal lover and presenter Mary Ruth Herriott and her black-and-white miniature horses. Herriott trained these equines to do various waltzes, highlighted by "Einstein," who performs the capriole.


Tally-Ho, a group of small animals, including a pony, terrier dogs and a pygmy goat, will perform. The canines demonstrate their intelligence and agility as "jockey dogs" riding on the horses.

The Galambos Duo will perform a revolving pole act, in which centrifugal force keeps the couple spinning in continuous action.

Clowns, Rolla Bolla, aerialists and giant Burmese pythons round out the show.

Adult tickets are $8 and are available one hour before each show at the entrance to the circus. Free children's tickets, while they last, are available at area merchants and participating McDonald's, Food Lion and Wal-Mart stores.


Free program in Frederick is designed for stepparents

FREDERICK, Md. - Patrick Hammett of Harper and Associates will lead a program, "Yours, Mine and Ours: Stepparenting," sponsored by Families Plus!, Wednesday, March 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Families Plus!, 35 E. Church St. in Frederick.

This is a free program.

For information and to register, call Families Plus! at 1-301-694-9002.


YoungLife sets fund-raising banquet for March 4

YoungLife of Washington County will hold its annual fund-raising banquet, "A Cruise with YoungLife," Saturday, March 4, at Tri-State Fellowship Church in Hagerstown. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a program and dessert.

This year, YoungLife of Washington County celebrates its 20th anniversary of operation in Washington County. YoungLife is a national, nonprofit Christian organization that mentors high school-aged boys and girls.

For information on YoungLife of Washington County or to RSVP to the banquet, call the YoungLife office at 301-842-0094 or contact Brian Jensen, area director, at 301-733-2889.

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