Audition for


– Gavilan College Theatre is holding auditions for


a theater-of-the-absurd parallel to Shakespeare’s


by Eugene Ionesco, today from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. No experience is
needed, there are roles for both men and women and all of the
characters are adults. Like Shakespeare’s original, it is a piece
about treachery and the overthrow of a government. The script deals
with war and politics in modern, accessible language.



Auntie Mame

which had originally been scheduled for spring production.
Actors may prepare two contrasting monologues or come prepared to
do improvisational material. Auditions will be held at the Gavilan
College Theatre: 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd. Director Jim Cave, can be
reached at [email protected]
Lessons learned in Little Rock

GILROY – Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the nine African-American students who gained national attention through the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., will speak at Gavilan College on Wednesday, Feb. 5 on the topic “Lessons from Little Rock.” He will discuss his personal experiences and the continuing problem of racism in America. The public is invited to join Gavilan College students at 10 a.m. at Gavilan College’s Gilroy campus in room SS214 or at noon in room SS214; at 5 p.m. at the Gilroy United Methodist Church for a reception; or 7:30 p.m. at the Gilroy Public Library for “Building Team Universe.” This event was organized in honor of Black History Month. Details:


Hands-on science

GILROY – Middle school students and their parents are invited to participate in a day of fun and learning on Saturday Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This academic enrichment, Saturday event introduces middle school students (grades 6-8) to math and science through fun, hands-on activities. Students will choose workshops among such topics as: Solving Rubik’s Cube, All about Worms, Polymers, Motorcycle Mania, A Cow’s Eye View, Fingerprint Collection, Building Your Own Electric Motor, and more! There will also be workshops for parents: Financial Aid: Funding for College, Preparation for High School and College – What Parents Should Know, and What’s After High School. All of the parent’s workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish. The registration fee is $10 per person. A limited number of reduced-fee scholarships are available for low-income students. Space is limited. Students are encouraged to register online at www.gavilan.edu/sciencealive. For more information, please call 848-4887.

Called to serve?

GILROY – Is one of your loved ones being deployed to the Persian Gulf in preparation for a possible war as tensions continue to rise between the United States and Iraq? The Dispatch would like to know. Call Jodi Engle at 842-6400 ext. 272.

NEWS ITEMS: Please fax local news items to City Editor Jodi Engle at 842-2206, e-mail to [email protected] or mail to 6400 Monterey St., Gilroy.