Buzzz In Brief

Holistic scholarships

The Holistic Life Institute of Oakdale is offering scholarships to upcoming and recent high school graduates. Programs include holistic health studies, massage therapy and acupressure/reflexologist/Shiatsu therapy training. Call Jan Noble, director, at 848-8382 or go to

Home-schooling seminar

A seminar about home-schooling high school students will be held Aug. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene in Denair.

Parents and students can learn more about home-schooling high school students. Topics will include: making the most of junior high years, scheduling and lesson plans, course of study, honors courses, recordkeeping, planning for the future, grades and credits, accredited/nonaccredited, transcripts and GPA, state requirements and legality, diplomas, graduation requirements, testing, driver education and driver training, work permits, dual enrollment in high school and college, college prep, scholarships, special-needs students, and more.

The workshop is taught by Paulette Applegate, a "retired" home-school mom of four.

She and her husband, Jim, have owned and operated a home-school supply store, provided curriculum counseling, taught workshops for home-schooling parents, served as support group leaders and currently serve as administrators of Providence Christian Academy, a private school for home-schooling families.

Gaslight Theater, part one

The Denair Gaslight Theater is holding auditions for teens and adults for roles in the "The Importance of Being Earnest," by Oscar Wilde, on Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

The Denair Gaslight Theater is at 3908 N. Gratton Road in Denair. Performances will be held Oct. 3-19. For more information, contact the director, Amber Bradford, at 996-3477.

Gaslight Theater, part two

The Gaslight Community Conservatory's Starmites will be auditioning for their Fall semester's musical production of "A Christmas Carol" on Aug. 7-8 at 6 p.m. at the Denair Gaslight Theater.

Parts available for ages 4 to 18. All who audition will receive a part. Please bring a prepared song and a monologue each about a minute long. Classes/rehearsals will be on Thursday afternoons and performances will be held Nov. 20-23. Cost is $120 for the semester, which includes a T-shirt. For more information, contact director Christie Lundquist at 669-7989.


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