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Youth calendar for 4/24

April 20, 2001

Youth calendar for 4/24


Opening this week

"The Dish" (PG-13) - In the days before the infamous July 19, 1969, space mission that marked humankind's first steps on the moon, NASA was working with a group of Australian technicians who had agreed to rig up a satellite interface. That the Aussies placed the satellite dish smack dab in the middle of an Australian sheep farm in the boondocks town of Parkes was just one of the reasons that NASA was concerned. Starring Bille Brown, Roy Billing, Taylor Kane, Genevieve Mooy and Kevin Harrington.

"Driven" (PG-13) - Based on the CART open-wheel racing circuit, a semi-retired driver agrees to coach a young racing prodigy who's pitted against a champion driver. Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Kip Pardue, Gina Gershon and Til Schweiger star.


Universities at Shady Grove open house

Wednesday, April 25, 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, June 7, 4 to 7 p.m.

University System of Maryland


Shady Grove Center

9630 Gudelsky Drive, room 1422

Rockville, Md.

Free and open to the public.

Students interested in completing the last two years of a bachelor's degree from one of the University System of Maryland's universities can meet with representatives to discuss available programs, admission requirements and financial aid.

For information, call 1-301-738-6023 or visit on the Web.

CASHS information evening

Monday, April 30, 7 p.m.

Chambersburg Area Senior High School auditorium

511 S. Sixth St.

Chambersburg, Pa.

The counseling department of CASHS invites families of 11th-grade students to this event during which a variety of areas will be covered, including planning for the senior year and post-high school options.

Junior volunteer orientation

Saturday, May 5, 9 to 11 a.m.

Jefferson Memorial Hospital

First-floor conference room

300 S. Preston St.

Ranson, W.Va.

Area youth between the ages of 14 and 18 interested in pursuing a health career are invited to a general orientation for the hospital's junior volunteer program. Participants must be 14 by June 1 and provide a record of a current TB test. The program is limited to 25 participants.

For information, call Gail Mickey, junior volunteer coordinator, at 1-304-725-7825.

ACT Assessment

The American College Testing assessment exam will be administered nationwide Saturday, June 9.

The test fee is $23.

College-bound high school students must register of the college admissions and placement exam by Friday, May 4 - the deadline for having your registration postmarked. A late registration postmark deadline of May 18 will include an extra fee.

ACT scores are accepted by many U.S. colleges and universities, including all Ivy League schools.

Students can register by getting information from high school counselors or online at ACT's Web site at The Web site also has sample tests, information, and an opportunity to order test preparation materials, including an interactive CD-ROM, ACTive Prep, which contains actual timed tests and helps students build a study plan.

- Compiled by Jean Baraclough, editorial assistant

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