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Eileen Wood of Amherst sent a postcard from Rajasthan, India. She wrote that she wandered among 26,000 camels for sale at the Puskar Fair. She also got to see them from above via a hot air balloon. Next on her visit: looking for a Royal Bengal tiger. The postcard featured a photo of lots of camels upright and seated. However, the card called the event a “cattle fair.”

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I was talking to Amherst Regional High School drama teacher John Bechtold at the recent Cabaret performance. He said rehearsals are now under way for the ARHS musical, which will be “Oklahoma!” It’s set for March 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and March 16 at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The snow date performance is March 17 at 2 p.m.

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I was surprised, but after all these years I shouldn’t be, to see Valentine candy set up in the supermarkets while the Christmas half-price sales are still going on. This means the St. Patrick’s Day items should be appearing in another week. Baseball’s opening day is just around the corner.

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Speaking of Valentine’s Day, the Amherst Club, of which I am a member, will hold its annual Love Notes concert Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. There were lots of requests for funds to the club’s Allocations Committee. Therefore, we will donate proceeds to 16 area groups, such as the Survival Center, that need help. Tickets are available from members or at A.J. Hastings, Inc.

There is a reception, for an additional charge, at Valentine Hall to meet the performers. The club will also hold a silent auction at the reception.

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