THE BAVTOHN SUN Friday, Augu.t 81. 19*7 SUV ENTERTAINMENT At your leisure FOR CHILDREN • Films' to be shown for children on Aug. 26 at Sterling Municipal Library will be "Big Brown Eyes" (13 minutes) and "Bear Country" (33 minutes). "Big Brown Eyes" is about a little girl who meets a calf and discovers the fantasyland of farm life while she waits for her father to repair a flat tire on a country road. The film is recommended for ages 5 and older. "Bear Country" is a Disney film which presents remarkable photographic coverage of the American black bear and reveals the habits of bears —. in hibernation and in rearing their young. Channelview Branch Library's storytime for children 3-years-old to school age is held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday. •Crosby Branch Library holds storytime for 3- to 5-year- olds beginning at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday. Activities include stories, fingerplays, puppets, songs and films. • Stratford Branch Library, at 509 Stratford in Highlands, holds storytime for children beginning at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday. For more information call 4263521. FOR SINGLES * SOS Singles Outreach Service is a non-denominational support group open to single, divorced, widowed and separated men and women. Support is provided through meetings and social activities. No dues are charged. Regular meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of each month at Baytown's Community Building, 2407 Market. Social time begins at 7 p.m. with the program starting at 7:30.' Guest speakers talk about a variety of subjects of interest to singles. Planning meetings/covered dish suppers begin at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at homes of members. Share arid care, an informal time of sharing, is held the third and fifth Mondays at homes of members. Guests are welcome at all meetings and activities. For general information about SOS or information about specific activities, call Joe Tillery at 421-2811, Myra Badeaux at 427-6268, Sylvia Sherron at 427-1816, Jeanne Sapp at 420-1949, Diane Wicker at 4281968, Jill Rowlands at 422-7047 or Dee Mickelson at 420-3950. A six-mile bicycle ride beginning in the parking lot nearest Cedar Bayou in Roseland Park is scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 21. Call 422-8617 for more information. On Aug. 22 members will attend a PWP (Parents Without Partners) open dance at Sylvan Beach. For more information call Vera Campbell at 422-7946 for more information. Members will meet at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at Bay Plaza for a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts. Admission is $2. A stop at Zimm's Cafe for refreshments will follow. For more information call Joe Tillery at 421-2811. FOR SENIORS • Lee College sponsors a program of activities for seniors. Meetings are held from 10 to 11 a.m. each Tuesday at the Lee College Annex, 711 W. Texas Ave. Refreshments are served at 9:30 a.m. On Aug. 25 .a program will be presented by the American Cancer Society. For more information call 425-6311. •Baytown Senior Center, 1715 Market at First Presbyterian Church, also offers services for seniors. For more information call 427-2145. Activities for the week of Aug. 24 will include table games and arts and crafts Aug. 24 and table games, Bible study and exercise Aug. 25, Activities for Aug. 26 include table games, bookmobile visit and Spanish class. Table games will be played Aug. 27 and table games, blood pressure checks and a shopping trip will be scheduled Aug. 28. THEATER • Mary Moody Northen Amphitheater in Galveston continues performances of "Hello Dolly!" through Aug. 22. Marilyn Maye stars in the popular musical, showing for the last year at the outdoor theater. "Hello Dolly" shows Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, alternating with "The Lone Star," which plays on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Both shows begin at 8:30 p.m. Reserved tickets for adults are $8 or $9 with general admission seats priced at $7. Children's reserved seats are $4 and general admission $3. Call (409) 737-3440 or (713) 4868052 for reservations. AUDITIONS • Actors Theater of Houston. 2506 South Blvd. will hold auditions for the 1987-88 season from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 and Aug. 23. Requirements include resume, head shot and two memorized, contrasting monologues, total time three minutes. For appointment and more information call (713) 529-6606 or (713)520-1991. THERE'S A GREAT LITTLE SEAFOOD PLACE OPENING SOON. Good food. Honest value. That's what you'll get at Captain D's. Watch for the Grand Opening of Captain D's seafood restaurant Fish, shrimp, hamburgers, chicken with sweet 'n sour sauce and more—all at a very reasonable price. 4910 Garth Rd. Baytown ftCaptainDfe *& A great little seafood ptoce.. Karen Perry 'Nadine 7 one film with great characterizations "Nadine," the new film from that marvelous Texan Robert Benton, is a story rich in characterizations but with little plot substance. Kim Basinger stars as Nadine Hightower, a manicurist in the '50s in Austin. She is pregnant but in the process of divorcing her ne'er-do- well husband Vernon. Vernon devotes his nights and days to his bar and grill and Nadine objects to his fascination with the place. Namne's brash personality puts her in the position of witnessing a murder while trying to retrieve some "art studies" (nude photos) of her from a shady photographer. She inadvertently picks up some maps instead of the photos and the chase is on. Rip Torn chews up the scenery as the villain who's after the maps. There isn't a drop of good in his character and he doesn't intend to leave witnesses to his larceny, either. Kim Basinger is brilliant as the title character. Nadine is strong-willed but not a mental giant. She is so real that the viewer can name several acquaintances just like her. Basinger sashays around with just the right touch to bring her character to life. Vernon is Nadine's intellectual equal and willing accomplice. They try to capitalize on their discovery of the maps but are too dumb and trusting to bring it off. The supporting cast includes Glenne Headly as Yemen's girlfriend, Gwen Verdon as Vera, Nadine's boss at the beauty shop, and Jerry Stiller as the shady photographer. While "Nadine" lacks a strong plot, the characterizations of Basinger, Bridges and Torn are superb. It's a movie about the or-, dinary folks around us who we take for granted. "Nadine" is currently playing at Plitt Cinema 10 at San Jacinto Mall. Go see it, you'll like it. KIM BASINGER And Jeff Bridges are Nadine and Vernon Hightower, an estranged couple on the run from desperate killers, in the comedy "Nadine," now showing at Plitt Cinema 10 at San Jacinto Mall. Dee Michel son Experiences with aliens scary, thought provoking "Communion" by Whitley Strieber will probably scare you but il should also make you think. About aliens. And human guinea pigs. And whether or not the contact with aliens described by Strieber and claimed by thousands of other people Js physical or mental or spiritual reality or merely lies. Strieber describes his experiences and explores a number of options to explain them. He then leaves it to the reader to interpret the information. He says he has been taken by aliens several times and has been examined by them to the depths of his soul. He chose to undergo hypnosis to answer questions in liis own mind about whether or not his extraordinary experiences had actually happened, had been imagined or maybe just dreamed. He was afraid he already knew the answer but he wasn't ready to admit it. What he didn't expect from hypnosis was to find out that his contact with the "visitors" had started in his childhood. Under hypnosis, he was able to recall a number of incidents with the visitors that have occurred throughout his life. His wife and child have also experienced alien contact, though not as often or, it seems. as intense as Strieber's Strieber says he never believed in the concept of alien visitors or spaceships before his experiences, Now he has no choice. Since the publication of "Communion." thousands of people have written to Strieber. coauthor of books about nuclear war and the environment. "War- day" and "Nature's End." to describe their alien contact experiences. "Communion" doesn't try -to force non-believers to admit the existence of alien life forms and spaceships. Strieber tells his fantastic story, which has caused him much suffering and grief, and allows the reader to decide if it is true or not. It's a thought-provoking book that isn't easily forgotten. Indian reservation open until Sept. 7 INDIAN VILLAGE - Located between Livingston and Woodville, the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation tourist complex will continue to be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sundays until Sept. 7. Aboard a unique open-air bus, visitors may take a trip through the Big Thicket to see rare species of trees, plants, and even wild animals. A trip to the Indian Country is reminiscent of the early days of the pioneers. Original styles of Indian homes, campsites and hunting grounds can be seen. Visitors may walk through the Living Indian Village and see demonstrations of native arts and crafts including beadwork, baskets, weapon making and Indian cooking. Watch colorful authentic Tribal Indian Dances with their own music, color and ceremonies that are intrinsically blended together in the exciting performances of the Alabama- Coushatta Indian N'a-Ski-La Dancers. "Na-Ski-La" means Dogwood in English. The tribal dancers have adopted this name to honor the beautiful blossoms of t.he Dogwood tree. Also, visitors may have lunch at the Inn of the 12 Clans Restaurant then come inside to the gift shop which features handmade Indian crafts. For more information (713)563-4391. call HIS WEEK IN ENTERTAINMENT * r™». T« M u«. Aug. 17, 1%9 The Wotttetock Music and An Feettva* was in full swing as more than 400,000 Aquarians out I;) a 600-acre of mud I? upstate N«w York. Among the performers: Janto Jopttn, ttw Who and August 23,1926 Rudolph Valentino died of peritonitis in a Manhattan hospital at the age of 31 and set off waves of mass hysteria. 80,000 mourners lined up to view the body of "The Shiek." After his death, 200 women claimed he had fathered their children.
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