Thursday, March 18, 2004

'Forum' and 'Birdie' among musical choices

Several high schools are presenting musicals this weekend and next:

• Madeira High School presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 7 p.m. March 25 and 8 p.m. March 26 and 27, at Madeira's Medert Auditorium, 7465 Loannes Drive.

Tickets are $8, students $6.

A special performance free to Madeira's senior citizens begins 10 a.m. Wednesday with a free breakfast at 9 a.m.

Seniors can also stay after the performance for a noon lunch for $3.

• Indian Hill High School presents Cinderella, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, in the school auditorium, 6845 Drake Road. More than 92 students have been cast, Jay Apking is director and Heather Nestheide is music director.

Tickets: $4 at the door.

• Mariemont High School presents Bye Bye Birdie, 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday in the school auditorium, 3812 Pocahontas Ave.

Tickets: Adults $8, students and seniors $5.

• Turpin High School presents Cole Porter's Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. today through Sunday at the school auditorium, 2650 Bartels Road.

Tickets are $7 and can be purchased by calling 232-7770 x 5821.

Carnival can use volunteers, donations

FAIRFIELD - West Elementary School's parent-teacher group needs volunteers to help run the games, work in the kitchen or donate food items for the McWest Carnival, set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 27. Call 868-3021 to volunteer or donate items for the silent auction.

Annual carnival at Monfort Heights

MONFORT HEIGHTS - Monfort Heights Elementary School's PTA holds its annual carnival 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 27 in the gym, 3711 West Fork. Activities include games, prizes, lunch and a raffle.

Marching band headed to Orlando

DEER PARK - About 65 Deer Park High School Marching Wildcat members and 10 chaperones, along with teachers, are Disney-bound March 23-29.

While at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, band members will attend a music clinic and march in a parade.

In addition to helping with trip planning, the band sponsors organized fund-raising opportunities for parents and students wanting to go to Disney World.

Joe Vetter is the band director and Ruth Preston is band sponsor president.

Yearbook staff wins design award

WALNUT HILLS - Walnut Hills High School's yearbook staff received an award of excellence from Taylor Publishing Co. The adviser is Terrence Cheeseman.Walnut Hills' yearbook is featured in the 2004 Yearbook Yearbook.

Prince of Peace has open house

MADISONVILLE - Prince of Peace Catholic School, 4100 Simpson Ave., hosts an open house 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Known as the Home of the Peacemakers, staff is trained in peace education and teaching students the art of resolving conflicts. Prince of Peace is accepting enrollments for the 2004-05 school year. Information: 271-8288.

Karen Andrew

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