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Youth Calendar

October 18, 2005

Movies



Opening this week

"Doom" (R) - Something has gone wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars. All research has ceased. Communication has failed. Messages that do get through are alarming. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars in the big-screen adaptation of the action game where well-armed soldiers on Mars take on blood-thirsty beasts. Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Ben Daniels and Razaaq Adoti also star.

"Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story" (PG) - Ben Crane (Kurt Russell) is a gifted horse trainer whose talents are being wasted on making other men's fortunes. Sonya was a great racehorse whose career was cut short when she suffered a broken leg. Sonya is given to Ben as severance pay, along with his walking papers. With faith and determination, Ben's daughter Cale (Dakota Fanning) tries to bring the two together toward a seemingly impossible goal - to win the Breeders' Cup Classic. Also starring Kris Kristofferson, Elisabeth Shue and Freddy Rodriguez.

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"North Country" (R) - Charlize Theron plays a single mom who organizes her fellow female mineworkers to file the first sexual harassment lawsuit. Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek, Woody Harrelson and Sean Bean also star.

"Stay" (R) - Leaning toward the far side of reality, this is a thriller about a psychologist whose suicidal client makes bizarre predictions that, to the doctor's mounting terror, begin to come true. The psychologist races against time to save everything he loves before it disappears. Starring Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Reaser, Ryan Gosling and Bob Hoskins.




Skateboarding



Tuesday, Oct. 18

Professional skate team

FREDERICK, Md. - The City of Frederick Recreation Department and PitCrew will present Toy Machine's professional skate team. 4 p.m. Hillstreet Skate Park. Free. Call 1-301-698-1813.

Wednesday Oct. 19

Skateboarding contest

FAIRPLAY - A skateboarding contest will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at New Covenant Fellowship Church, corner of Manor Church Road and Breathedsville Road. Registration and practice sessions will be held Wednesdays, Oct. 19 and 26 at 6 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 22, at 9 a.m.

First place prize is $200. Parents must sign registration

For more information, call Pastor Robert L. Martin at 1-717-597-5637 or the church office at 301-791-2848.




Christian college fair



Today, Oct. 18, 7 to 9 p.m.

Heritage Academy

12215 Walnut Point West

Hagerstown

Students who plan to enroll in college during the next few years are encouraged to attend the Heritage Academy Christian College Fair. Many of the top Christian colleges in America will be represented. A financial workshop also will be provided.

For information, call 301-582-2600; or go to www.naccap.org.




Ballroom dance classes



Beginning Oct. 31

Waynesboro YMCA

810 E. Main St.

The Waynesboro YMCA will offer ballroom dance starting Oct. 31.

Ballroom 1 meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Ballroom 2 meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. You must have completed Ballroom 1 to register for Ballroom 2.

Sign up at the YMCA courtesy desk. Call James Bailes with questions at 1-717-762-6012.




Student Experiment Module Satchel Integration Week at Kennedy Space Center



Application deadline is Dec. 23

Student-designed experiments to be flown aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are now being accepted. At least one of the spaces in this opportunity is being reserved for the informal education community. Museums, science centers, after school and community groups and all other informal educators are encouraged to apply.

The SEM Satchel carrier provides the opportunity to place student-developed experiments in the environment of the ISS.

Apply online at www.wff.nasa.gov/efpo/main/apply.html. Under the pull-down menu, select NESC-KSC Satchel Integration Workshop (Space Station).

Applications are due Dec. 23. Selections will be announced Jan. 23, 2006. Kennedy Space Center will host workshops for 10 teams (30 people) March 26 to 28, 2006. Experiments will launch to ISS, on European Automated Transfer Vehicle , on schedule for 2007. Return to earth three to six months after arriving at ISS.

- Compiled by Jean Baraclough, editorial assistant

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