North County High Drama Club to produce 'The Mouse that Roared'


IMAGINE, A beautiful young duchess, a nuclear bomb, a weird scientist and a roaring mouse.

Want to know more? Then buy a ticket for the North County High School Drama Club presentation of "The Mouse that Roared" this weekend.

Shows will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The little country of Grand Fenwick is in serious economic trouble, until its young duchess (Teri Rich) decides to invade the United States. There is method to her madness, however, for a study of history assures her council that losing a war to the United States will mean foreign aid.

Count MountJoy (Matt Robey) suggests that they place someone simple in charge of the invasion, someone who couldn't possibly win a war against the United States -- Tully Bascom.

Bascom (Keith Jeffcoat), Grand Fenwick's National Forest Ranger, is placed in charge of the bowmen who will invade New York City.

The impossible happens -- Grand Fenwick wins the war.

Tickets are $4 and can be purchased at the door. Refreshments will be sold during intermission.

North County High School is at 10 E. First Ave. For more information, call 222-6970.

Harvest Festival

The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America of St. John Lutheran Church will sponsor a Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday in the church social hall.

Come see the tables of cakes, cookies, pies and candy, plus make your gift selections from crafts, Christmas decorations, books and religious and white elephant items.

The church is at 226 Washburn Ave. Information: 355-7295.

Visitation Day

Tuesday is Parent/Guardian Visitation Day at Belle Grove Elementary School, a chance for adults to travel down memory lane while they squeeze into those tiny desks.

The event, in conjunction with American Education Week, will

run from 8:10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., with time out for a lunch break with the youngsters.

Bag lunches may be brought from home, or a school lunch can be purchased for $2.30. A lunch form must be returned to school to reserve a school lunch.

Hearing, vision tests

Brooklyn Park Elementary School students in kindergarten and grade three will have their hearing and vision tested Wednesday and Thursday. All new students will also be tested.

* A skate party, sponsored by the Media Center, will take place from 6 p.m to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Skate City II in Crofton. Admission is $2.75 plus $1.25 for skate rental.

Orange, grapefruit sale

Looking for a healthy alternative for the holiday giving season? The North County High School band is selling Florida navel oranges and red grapefruit.

The cost of a 40-pound box of oranges is $17.75; grapefruit is $15.50 and a box half of oranges and half of grapefruit is $16.75.

Band members also are selling poinsettias for the holidays. Prices are: 6-inch single plant, $6; 6-inch double plant with six to 10 blooms, $10; 7-inch triple plant with eight to 15 blooms, $12; 10-inch potted plant, $20; and 10-inch hanging plant, $22.

All orders and money must be returned to the school by next Monday. Delivery of plants and fruit will be Dec. 11. Contact a band member to place your order or call the school at 222-6970.

Basketball registration

The Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association is conducting basketball registration.

Girls and boys ages 6 to 15 are invited to play. Sign-ups will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, today through Nov. 20, at the 10th Avenue ball fields. Information: Roger McGhee at 636-4561.

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