October 25, 2005

Movies opening this week

"The Legend of Zorro" (PG) - Antonio Banderas dons the mask of Zorro again, with Catherine Zeta-Jones as his sword-fighting wife Elena. Set several years after the previous adventure, he and Elena are now the parents of a 10-year-old son. He soon runs headlong into a crisis that threatens his life and the safety of his family. Rufus Sewell, Nick Chinlund and Julio Oscar Mechoso also star.

"The Weather Man" (R) - Popular Chicago weatherman, Dave Spirtz, has a shot at the big time when a national morning television show calls him for an audition. While his career is on the upswing, his personal life is in complete disarray. He is discovering that life, like the weather, is completely unpredictable. Starring Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Hope Davis, Gemmenne de la Pea and Nicholas Hoult.

Learn something new

Ballroom dance classes

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro YMCA will offer ballroom dance beginning Monday, Oct. 31, at Waynesboro YMCA, 810 E. Main St. 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.


Try something new

Student-designed experiments

Proposals for student-designed experiments to be flown aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in 2007 are now being accepted. Application deadline is Dec. 23.

Apply online at Under the pull-down menu, select NESC-KSC Satchel Integration Workshop (Space Station).

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.

Other activities

Game on for flag football

SMITHSBURG - Western Maryland Fellowship of Christian Athletes, in partnership with Youth for Christ and Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church, welcomes high school, club or youth group teams to compete with in Turkey Bowl, a flag football tournament, Saturday, Nov. 5, at Smithsburg High School.

There will be food, prizes and a concert by Jakob's Night. A speaker will make a presentation after the games.

Teams must have at least seven players - no more than 14. It must be a co-ed team, with one girl on the field at all times. Each player on a team must attend the same high school (if school team) or register with a club or other youth group (if a club or other youth group team - must be high school age).

Each player must sign the FCA Competitor's Creed at Sign up online at or call 301-662-1077 for a registration form.

Each team needs to have reasonably matching uniforms (same color T-shirts are OK). Registration fee is $40 per team.

- Compiled by Jean Baraclough,editorial assistant

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