Monday, May 17, 1999
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Gems by Jerry: Professional photographer and advice-giver Jerry Blanken offers The Six Fundamentals of Successful Marriage 7:30 p.m. today at United Church of Christ Oakley, 4100 Taylor Avenue. It's free. For several years, Mr. Blanken has published a newsletter, The Art of a Happy Marriage, gleaned from his success (43 years of marriage) and insightful observations that come from shutterbugging all those brides and grooms. Reservations: 321-2300.
Hit the road: If you hurry after work, you can catch the 7:30 p.m. Shania Twain concert at Deer Creek Music Center in Indianapolis. With Irish dancers/musicians Leahy. $25. 562-4949.
Critic's picks: What a Dilley of a movie: ABC's Half a Dozen Babies dramatizes the life of Keith and Becki Dilley, the Indiana parents of sextuplets (8-10 p.m., Channels 9, 2). TV Critic John Kiesewetter also recommends PBS' two-part documentary about Gen. Douglas MacArthur on The American Experience (9 p.m. today and Tuesday, Channels 48, 54, 16).
Web site of the day: www.insweb.com by InsWeb is an online service for getting insurance quotes and information from major insurers. If you're planning a wedding, having a baby, buying a car or divorcing, now's the time to shop for insurance.
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Early space: It's a little old-fashioned considering this week's BIG SPACE EVENT, but Sculpt Art Creations, a Scotish company, has introduced the millennium table, inspired by the first real moon landing July 20, 1969. It's bronze and glass, 20 inches high and has a 45-inch diameter top engraved with One small step... and the rest of it. In the base is space for a time capsule, where you can store mementos or the loan papers you signed to buy the $5,000 table. Quick. Only 500 destined for the United States: (011) 44-1292-443103 (Scotland); www.sculptart.co.uk
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. today for Barry Manilow at Riverbend 8 p.m. Sept. 3. $12.50-$77.50. At Ticketmaster locations. 562-4949.
A day away: Maybe it's no free lunch, but it is free lunch-time music by Hello Oscar! 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Piatt Park at Garfield Place, downtown. 352-4080.
48 hours out: Employers beware: You may be hit with the most widespread planned absenteeism in U.S. history, possibly causing nearly $300 millionin lost wages for a single day, according to government data. The cause? Wednesday's opening of the new Star Wars movie, Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Estimates have 2.2 million full-time employees skipping work to see the movie on opening day.
72 hours 'til Thursday: It will be oldies-but-goodies night Thursday when guitarist Gregg Clark plays Doc's Smoke Shoppe and Tavern in Lebanon. No cover. (513) 932-9939.
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