DINNER AND A MASK: On Thursday evening from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. complimentary shuttle service via private chartered coach will provide access to the downtown pubs and restaurants. The historic area of downtown Gainesville on Thursday night is one of the places to be. The busses will depart from the Holiday Inn West and from downtown on the half hour. The downtown eateries will give drinking and dining discounts. A list of the establishments participating in this "Dine Around" will be available at registration. After dinner, do not miss "The Mask":  at 8:00 p.m. in the McKenzie Hall of the Sweetwater Branch Inn, William Hall will present "Masks: Mystery, Power, and Revelation." In this unique workshop, William Hall will demonstrate the power and effect of masks in tragedy and comedy. Hall, founder of Bay Area Theater Sports, is an actor of stage, film, and improvisational theater. He has worked with masks for over 20 years. The workshop is free, but since space is limited to 100 participants, you must reserve a complimentary ticket on the conference registration form. Sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Center for Greek Studies, the Epsilon Iota Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, and the Rothman Fund..

THE LYSISTRATA: During CAMWS, on the evenings of April 7-8 at 8 p.m., the University of Florida School of Theater and Dance under the direction of Dr. Judith Williams will perform Aristophanes' Lysistrata. The play will be at the newly renovated Constans Theatre on the UF campus (box office: 352-392-1653; tickets usually are also available through TicketMaster). The advertised ticket price is $9.00. The Classics department has reserved a block of 50 seats for the Saturday evening performance (April 8th). If you wish to attend Saturday, please sign up on the CAMWS registration form. The first fifty registrants will have blocked tickets held for them. You may then pick up and pay for your ticket(s) at the call window at the box office at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.

Use the convention registration form to sign up for any of these special events, as well as the group-sponsored receptions or meals.

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