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1. TAKE A RIDE WITH MISS DAISY: The Spanish Trail Playhouse will hold three performances this weekend of the play, "Driving Miss Daisy." Showtime is at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. Directed by Justin Conley and written by Alfred Uhry, the play takes place in the Deep South. The time is 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued, Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain. In a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other. Slowly and steadily, the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write. As the play ends, Hoke has a final visit with Miss Daisy, now ninety-seven and confined to a nursing home, and it is evident that a vestige of her fierce independence and sense of position still remains. The play is produced through special arrangements with Dramatist Play Service, Inc. Tickets for this show are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (65 or older) and for military (with active or retired ID). Tickets are on sale now at the Spanish Trail Playhouse Box Office, located at 689 Second Street in Chipley. The office is open this week from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 850-638-9113.
2. ENJOY THE LAST OF LIBRARY SUMMER PROGRAMS: Summertime is winding down, but there's still fun to be had at your local library. In Washington County, stop by for a "Make and Take" craft event. Dates and times are: Wednesday, July 19 - Sunny Hills, 10:30 a.m. and Wausau, 3:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 20 - Country Oaks, 3:30 p.m.; Friday - Chipley, 10 a.m. to noon and Monday - Sam Mitchell Branch in Vernon from 3 to 5 p.m. In Holmes County, stop by Wednesday, July 26 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for an entertaining, education, and inspiring presentation from "Animal Architects."
3. LEARN ABOUT WILDLIFE AT KIDS SAFETY EXPO: The Kid Safety Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chipley Walmart this Saturday, July 22. The expo is presented by H & H Wilderness and Florida Game and Fish Expo to help promote wildlife safety and education.