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Christmas Bazaar
The Dance for Europe
Hash run on November 14

Christmas Bazaar

* Hourly tombolas, a super raffle with grand prizes, airline tickets to Ibiza and Moscow and many other prizes can be won at the 8th annual Christmas Bazaar sponsored by the International Women's Club of Bratislava. The bazaar will be held on November 15 between 11:00 and 16:00 at Hotel Danube.Twenty-one international tables representing almost 30 countries will offer international craft items, Christmas decorations, homemade treats from many kitchens, and other special goodies. Christmas cards, used clothing and household items and books will also be sold. In addition, Slovak celebrities from the entertainment world will be present to open the bazaar and pick the winning tickets in the draws. Admission to the bazaar is 30 Sk, but children under 12 will be admitted free. All money earned goes to Slovak charities.

IWCB is a well-known organization of women living in Slovakia and wanting to have contact with the international community or to pursue new activities and interests. IWCB supports cultural activities, financially assists selected charity groups and encourages members to engage in charitable activities. Its various activities include trips to cultural and historic sites both in Slovakia and in neighbouring countries, charity bazaars and newcomers' coffee mornings held every Tuesday at Hotel Danube from 10:30 to 13:00 with discounted prices, pre-school playgroups and musical groups. The club also stages evening social events for members and friends, language conversation groups, and organises a bridge club, a cooking club, a wine club, as well as tennis and general meetings which are scheduled the third Monday of each month from September through July at 19:00 at the Hotel Danube. For further information, please call Ann Johnson, Public Relations Manager, at 07-5441-2284.

The Dance for Europe

For the first time, Bratislava will host a common project titled The Dance for Europe, which is a presentation of three ballet schools - the Dance School from Bratislava, the ballet department of the Ballet School of Vienna and the Ballet School of Györ Ballet, Hungary.

The idea of a ballet performance with international participation became a reality in July this year at a three-week workshop held in Györ, a Hungarian town situated 60 km from Bratislava. 30 young people aged from 16 to 18 and the school's directors and teachers will put their best feet forward in front of a Bratislava audience on November 14 at Nová scéna at 19:00. The style of the performance is modern, with choreography by Otto Demcsák, a soloist in the Györ Ballet. The project is organised with the support of the Austrian Cultural Centre in Bratislava along with the European Union's PHARE programme in Brussels, the Austrian Embassy in Bratislava and Peter Kresanek, the mayor of Bratislava . For further information call the Austrian Cultural Centre in Bratislava, Tel.: 07-5443-2985. Tickets are available at Nová scéna theatre, Kollárovo námestie 20, Tel.: 07-321-139

Hash run on November 14

The next Hash Run is being held in Modra, a small cosy town located 25 km fro the Bratislava district of Rača. The basic idea of the Hash is a non-competitive run through local countryside in order to encourage thirst for beer.

Anyone interested should come with their family to Modra, where the meeting point is in front of the statue of Ludovit Štúr on the main square at 13:30. As usual, T-shirts will be on sale. For further information contact Jim Gladstone at Tel.. 07-352-702, or Erika Jasečková at Tel.: 07-5441-1617 or try gladstone@computel.sk or www.geocities.comcolloseum/track/5991.

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