Thursday, October 10, 2002

Get to it


A guide to help make your day

Going out

John Major: The former British prime minister is at Miami University speaking about “Global Terrorism — The Enemy of Our Time,” 7 p.m. today, Millett Hall, Oxford. Free and open to public. (513) 529-3631.

Fantasy author: Terry Brooks, the best-selling author of the Shannara series, introduces his latest title, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Morgawr, 7 p.m. today, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood. 396-8960.

War memorial: Arlington Memorial Gardens in Mount Healthy hosts The Wall That Heals, a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, today-Sunday, 2145 Compton Road. Open 24 hours. Free and open to public. 521-7003.

CKY: The ultimate skater band takes over Top Cat's with supporting acts Leisure and All-American Reject, 9 p.m. today, 2820 Vine St., Corryville. $8-$10. 562-4949.

Staying in

TV pick: A drug addict pulls a gun on doctors in County General Hospital's overcrowded ER, prompting Dr. John Carter (Noah Wyle) to lead a staff insurrection over delayed security improvements (10 p.m., Channels 5, 22).

TV critic John Kiesewetter also says Melissa Joan Hart hosts Fighting For Our Future, a documentary about young breast cancer survivors (7 p.m., Lifetime).

The goods

Get lit: Well, here's an idea whose time has come: Ice cubes that light up. Made of an FDA-approved plastic and filled with a re-freezable gel, the cubes flick on when you tap them on a hard surface, then flicker off when you tap them a second time. And they let your guests' drinks get lit right along with the guests. Cost: $2.95 for a single to $32.95 for a 12-pack, at www.litecubes.com.

Planning ahead

24 hours out: The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra celebrates 10 years of performances by revisiting its first program, featuring works by Gliere, Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov with guest pianist Michael Chertock, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights. $18-$22. (859) 431-6216.

48 hours out: The Mount Airy Forest Festival celebrates fall with lumberjack shows, clogging, hayrides, dulcimer music and more, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oak Ridge Lodge. 352-4080.

72 hours 'til Sunday: The Lettermen perform '50s favorites, 7 p.m., South Dearborn High School Auditorium, Ind. 350, Aurora. $10-$15. (812) 926-1778.

E-mail jknippenberg@enquirer.com; phone: 768- 8513; fax: 768-8330.



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