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Campbell Center Campbell Center is an indoor arena in Houston, Texas. It is primarily used for basketball and other indoor sports. It is owned by the Aldine Independent School District. The arena has a capacity of 5,000 seats.  tastes

a little bit of Mardi Gras Mardi Gras (mär`dē grä), last day before the fasting season of Lent. It is the French name for Shrove Tuesday. Literally translated, the term means "fat Tuesday" and was so called because it represented the last opportunity for  

The Campbell Senior Center will discover the flavor of New Orleans New Orleans (ôr`lēənz –lənz, ôrlēnz`), city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water from the river mouth; founded  on Tuesday with a Mardi Gras celebration.

The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the center, 155 High St. Admission is $8 and will include dinner.

Costumes are encouraged, and participants will join in an umbrella parade, mask-making and dancing to traditional New Orleans jazz New Orleans Jazz can refer to:
  • Utah Jazz - a professional National Basketball Association franchise that used to exist in New Orleans as the New Orleans Jazz.
  • Dixieland - a style of jazz music.
. For information, call 682-5318.

Workshop will help make

Ice Age hunting weapon

Long before the invention of the bow and arrow bow and arrow, weapon consisting of two parts; the bow is made of a strip of flexible material, such as wood, with a cord linking the two ends of the strip to form a tension from which is propelled the arrow; the arrow is a straight shaft with a sharp point on one , Ice Age hunters used an atlatl atlatl (ät`lätəl) [Nahuatl], device used to throw a spear with greater propulsion. Atlatls began to be used in the Americas in the post-Pleistocene period and were eventually replaced by the bow and arrow. , a weapon so forceful hunters could take on a critter as large as a woolly mammoth.

Willamalane Park and Recreation District invites the modern-day mammoth slayer to learn how to make an atlatl - a hooked dart-thrower - at a workshop on Saturday at the Dorris Ranch Barn, off South Second and Dorris streets, Springfield.

The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required; call 736-4544.

United Way chairman

to undego benefit roast

Gerry Gaydos, a local attorney and recent United Way campaign chairman, and Kathy Wiltz of the Cappelli Miles Wiltz advertising agency will be brunt of many jokes during a celebrity roast on Wednesday.

The roast will benefit Direction Services, an organization that helps adults and children with disabilities or other special needs. The roasters will include Geoff Gaydos, Dave Hauser, Duncan McDonald, Rod Miles, Jack Roberts, Michael Roberts and Dick Wiltz.

The festivities fes·tiv·i·ty  
n. pl. fes·tiv·i·ties
1. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.

2. The pleasure, joy, and gaiety of a festival or celebration.

3.
 will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Drive, and will include a reception, silent auction, dinner and roast. Admission is $50 a person or $600 a table.

For tickets, call 686-5060 or visit the Web site www .directionservices.org.

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Title Annotation:Entertainment; WILD CARD SIDESHOW
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Feb 4, 2005
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