October 20, 2000
by Berenice Cisneros
Gifted children in grades two through eight are invited to join the 2001 Johns Hopkins Talent Search. The Talent Search is open to students who have scored at the 97th percentile or above on current standardized tests. Participating students take above-grade level tests at locations near their home. The application fee is $29. Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins, provides families with information about a child's academic talent and connects families to a national resource for gifted children. Forms can be obtained through your child's school office or by calling CTY at 410-516-0278. Deadlines are in mid-November. Visit www.jhu.edu/gifted for more information.
San Diego Civic Youth Ballet will sponsor their 11th Annual Fall Craft Fair October 21st at the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park from 9 AM to 5 PM. No admission charge. Nearly 50 crafters will showcase their handmade crafts including soaps, candles, jewelry, pottery and much more. This is an annual fund raiser for the ballet that will highlight many holiday gifts. For additional information please call SDCYB at (619) 233-3060.
Area residents are invited to journey across the untamed North American continent with Sarah Royce - one of the few women Forty-niners on the California Trail in the early days of the Gold Rush. Royce tomes to life and shares recollections of her arduous trek in a special "History Alive! Chautauqua" program.
The theatrical performance, followed by an audience question and answer period, will be presented at the Civic Center Branch of the Chula Vista Public Library, 365 F Street. on October 21 at 2 PM. Admission is free.
Classic Speed Festival
The ear-shattering roar of Naval jets will once again give away to the angry snarls from an impressive field of vintage cars as a tarmac and runway become a challenging road course for the fourth annual Chrysler-Jeep Classic Speed Festival at the Naval Air Station, North Island in Coronado, on October 21st and 22nd.
More than 225 revving historic cars spanning every significant racing era will compete in eight groups. Among the annual crowd favorites are the Trans-Am cars featuring powerful Boss Mustangs, Shelbys and Corvettes and the newest group of FIA Championship Cars consisting of Porsches, BMWs and Chevrons.
Away from the racing excitement, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the wide open Venture Quest Business Yacht Club Garage and Tours, take a look at 700 cars which comprise an impressive car club corral or explore the expansive SAIC vendor village offering a wide variety of automobilia and services. Day of the event tickets are $15 daily or $22 for a weekend pass. Children under 13 are free with an adult. Gates open at 8 a.m. on both days. For more information, call 619-283-5808.
A new exhibition about bears at the San Diego Natural History Museum challenges visitors to develop an informed perspective on the relationship between bears and people. Bears: Imagination and Reality brings one of the most potent symbols of the wilderness - Bears - from the outdoors indoors from October 21 through January 2, 2001.
Visitors will explore the myths, legends, folklore, and art surrounding bears. Visitors will also see taxidermy mounts of young and adult grizzlies and black bears in displays on bear habitat, food habits, behavior and life history. They'll learn about bears' winter dormancy, examine and touch bear hides, skulls, teeth, and paws, and they'll learn about their biology. People will also find out how to avoid attracting bears to backyards or campsites and learn what to do if they encounter one of these intelligent creatures. Admission to the exhibition is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors, active military, college students; $3 children ages 3 to 17.
"All in the Timing"
Southwestern College is premiering its production of David Ives' play All in the Timing, October 25 at 8 p.m., in the Mayan Hall theatre. This twilight zone comedy is set in the 1940s, but applies to today's modern sensibilities. It is hilarious and brilliantly calculated. Runs through October 28. Ticket prices are $10 general admission, $7 students and senior citizens, and $5 for groups of 20 or more. For more information, call 482-6404.
Designed for the entertainment of elementary-school aged children, they'll see a graveyard of lost souls rising from their graves to tell the spookiest and ghouliest stories they'll ever want to hear. `Fright Night' promises to be a very scary Halloween story time. Scheduled on Oct. 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Chula Vista Public Library, Civic Center Branch, 365 F Street. For more information, call 585-5755.
The SDSY Visiting Artist Series at SDSU presents Zasha, performing music and dance of South Africa, Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall in the Music Bldg. Tickets are $15 general, $10 seniors and students. For further information, please call 594-6060.
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Coronado School of the Arts Musical Theatre Department is proud to present Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 28 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Coronado High School Theatre located at 650 "D" Avenue, Coronado. Ticket prices are $9.00 for adults and $6.00 for children, senior citizens, and students with ASB cards. For ticket purchases and further information, call 522-8969.
Phantom Bodies / Phantom Limbs
Explore the power of mem-ory and dreams experienced through ghosts, strange shadows, eerie echoes and true tales, dancer/choreographers Patricia Rincon and Jean Isaacs will present the imaginative premiere, Phantom Bodies / Phantom Limbs, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28 in Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD.
Using multiple art forms, Rincon explores the iconography of dreams, death, and the subconscious, and the subsequent subjective and universal experiences - intuition, creation and human imagination. Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 for UCSD faculty, staff and senior citizens, $12 for students. For further information call the University Events Office at (858) 534-4090.