August Calendar of Events

AUGUST 1
Dental School Summer recess begins for Classes of 2003 and 2004 and postgraduate students. Boston campus.

Magic Circle Theater "The Frog Prince" by Cleve Haubold puts a delightful spin on an inept magician, a king with financial troubles, a handsome prince who longs for his carefree frog days, a dragon who just wants to get back to his crossword puzzle and a beautiful princess—all of whom populate this irreverent take on the classic Grimm fairy tale. Balch Arena Theater, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for all performances are $6. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted, and group rates are available. For reservations and information, call (617) 627-3493.

AUGUST 2
Dental School Faculty Recognition Day; school closed.

50 Years of Children's Theater Magic Circle Theater, New England's oldest theater by and for children, celebrates its 50th season with a special performance of "Sleeping Beauty," the show that opened Magic Circle's first season in 1952. Tickets for the show and the reception that follows are $10, and all proceeds will benefit the Tufts Children's Theater Scholarship Fund. Balch Arena Theater, 7 p.m. For more information, call the theater box office at (617) 627-3493.

AUGUST 6
Magic Circle Theater "Sleeping Beauty" by Brian Way is the age-old tale of a young girl cursed by a vengeful witch on her birthday. In this updated version, a boy must grow into a prince and the girl must learn to see her own beauty to defeat the curse and live happily ever after. Balch Arena Theater, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets for all performances are $6. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted, and group rates are available. For reservations and information, call (617) 627-3493.

AUGUST 7
Magic Circle Theater "Sleeping Beauty" by Brian Way is the age-old tale of a young girl cursed by a vengeful witch on her birthday. In this updated version, a boy must grow into a prince and the girl must learn to see her own beauty to defeat the curse and live happily ever after. Balch Arena Theater, 10:30 a.m. Tickets for all performances are $6. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted, and group rates are available. For reservations and information, call (617) 627-3493.

AUGUST 8
Summer School Second session classes end.

Magic Circle Theater "James and the Giant Peach," Roald Dahl's heartwarming tale, comes to Magic Circle as an original musical. The magical odyssey follows James Henry Trotter, the loneliest boy in the world, who escapes from his sad life when he encounters a giant peach inhabited by magically transformed insects. Balch Arena Theater, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for all performances are $6. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted, and group rates are available. For reservations and information, call (617) 627-3493.

AUGUST 19
Veterinary School Classes begin for third-year veterinary students. Grafton campus.

AUGUST 22
Boston Tufts Alliance Join the Boston Tufts Alliance for its second "BTA at Fenway" event of the summer and watch the Boston Red Sox take on the Texas Rangers. Cost is $18 per ticket. For tickets and more information, call Craig LeMoult, A98, at (617) 627-4317 or e-mail craig.lemoult@tufts.edu

AUGUST 26
Dental School Registration and orientation for the Class of 2006, through August 29. Boston campus.

Veterinary School Orientation for first-year veterinary students. Grafton campus.

AUGUST 27
Veterinary School Classes begin; orientation for second-year veterinary students. Grafton campus.

AUGUST 28
Matriculation For members of the undergraduate Class of 2006. Academic Quad between Ballou and Bendetson halls, 1:45 p.m.

Housing Residence halls open for new Arts, Sciences and Engineering undergraduates. Medford/Somerville campus.

New Student Orientation Medford/Somerville campus, through August 31.

AUGUST 30
Dental School End of scheduled program for third-year pediatric dentistry and periodontology students. Boston campus.

AUGUST 31
Registration for new Arts, Sciences and Engineering undergraduates.

Editor's note: The deadline for Calendar submissions for the September issue of the Tufts Journal is Monday, August 29. Submissions may be e-mailed to barbara.lewis@tufts.edu or you may send Calendar announcements to Barbara Lewis, Office of Publications, 200 Boston Ave., Medford campus.