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December 05, 2000

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Movies


Opening this week

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> "Dungeons and Dragons" (PG-13) - A young thief is caught in political turmoil and struggles to restore the world to proper balance. Jeremy Irons, Justin Whalin, Zoe McLellan, Thora Birch and Marlon Wayans star.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> "Finding Forrester" (PG-13) - Sean Connery lives in self-exile as a legendary novelist whose reclusive ways are tested when he becomes a mentor to a talented high school basketball star, played by Robert Brown. The student must choose between his writing dreams and his hoop dreams. Also starring Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes and Lil' Zane.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> "Vertical Limit" (PG-13) - A high-adrenaline tale of a young climber who must launch a treacherous and extraordinary rescue effort up K-2, the world's second-highest peak, to save his sister and her summit team in a race against time. Starring Bill Paxton, Chris O'Donnell, Izabella Scorupco, Robin Tunney and Scott Glenn.

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Holiday skating parties

* Christmas skating party


Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Family Skating Center

17333 Virginia Ave.

Hagerstown

Admission is $6, plus $1 for regular skates or $2.50 for speed or inline skates.

There will be a snowball contest, glow skate and games. The event will be chaperoned and staffed by adults. Call 301-582-2020 or 1-866-SKATE-00.

* New Year's Eve Late-Night Skate


7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, to 2 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1

Family Skating Center

17333 Virginia Ave.

Hagerstown

Admission is $11, including regular skates or $6 plus the cost of skates; from 7 to 11 p.m.

Hats and noisemakers will be provided for skaters staying for the entire session. There will be contests, games and prizes. The event will be chaperoned and staffed by adults. Call 301-582-2020 or 1-866-SKATE-00.

* Financial aid workshop


Wednesday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m.

Kepler Theater

Hagerstown Community College

11400 Robinwood Drive

Hagerstown

Free

The workshop is open to college-bound high school students, their parents and college students of traditional and nontraditional ages. It will offer tips for completing financial aid applications.

The snow date is Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m.

Reservations are recommended. Call 301-790-2800, ext. 473.

- Compiled by Jean Baraclough, editorial assistant

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