Chamber singers offer 'Canticle of the Sun and the Moon'

Renowned for their musical refinement and stylistic versatility, the Piedmont College Chamber Singers, in their first full-length concert at Clayton State University's Spivey Hall, will present a program entitled "Canticle of the Sun and the Moon," on Friday, Nov. 7 at 8:15 p.m. Tickets to the program are $15.

The Atlanta Community ToolBank is a unique non-profit providing access to over $500,000 in tools and supplies to support service projects across Atlanta. The Tool Rush, an annual warehouse sale/signature fund-raiser, will be held Saturday Nov. 8, from 9 a.m., to 1 p.m. The ToolBank warehouse is located 3 blocks southeast of Turner Field, in the Peoplestown neighborhood. For directions ,visit www.atlanta.toolbank.org. For more information, contact Gina Chaves at (404) 880-0054, ext 11.

The Diabetes Association of Metro Atlanta is hosting Diabetes University Nov. 8 at the Apparel Mart , 230 Spring Street, in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.diabetesatlanta.org, or call (404) 527-7150, ext. 100.

The Clayton State Women's Forum Online Auction opens on Nov. 10 and concludes on Nov. 20. Auction items will be on display for final bidding and purchase in conjunction with the Women's Forum Chili Cook-Off on Thursday, Nov. 20 in the Baker Center. The Auction, Chili Cook-Off, and Quilt Raffle are an annual tradition supporting the Women's Forum Scholarship Fund. For information on donating items for the auction, visit the Women's Forum web site: http://adminservices.clayton.edu/wom_forum.

The Clayton State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is presenting a free seminar on "The Credit Crunch: Understanding and Protecting your Credit," on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The seminar will begin at 10 a.m., in room 272 of the James M. Baker University Center on the Clayton State campus and will run until noon. Attendees are asked to sign up in advance online at www.business.clayton.edu/sbdc, or call (678) 466-5100, for more information.

An Identity Theft Shred Day, co-sponsored by Anton Taylor of the Allstate Agency and McIntyre Recycling Service of Atlanta, will be held in the parking lot of Taylor's Allstate offices at 11336 Tara Boulevard, on Nov. 11. The event is open to individuals who want to shred personal information from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m. Members of the Allstate Insurance Company will be on hand to answer questions about protection from identity theft. For more information, visit www.allstate.com.

Clayton County Master Gardener Program applications are being accepted until Wednesday, Nov. 12, for the class of 2009, which begins in January and runs through mid-March. Classes are held at participating counties on Mondays, from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m. Applications are available by calling (770) 473-5434, or e-mailing hortpa@uga.edu.

The 16th Annual Holiday at Home Parade in Historic Downtown Jonesboro will be held on Nov. 22. Presented by Arts Clayton, Clayton County, the City of Jonesboro, with the annual sponsorship of Heritage Bank, the Holiday at Home Parade features floats, high school marching bands, ROTC units, community groups and civic organizations, fire trucks, vintage cars, police safety vehicles, Sparkey the Fire Dog, parade host Truett Cathy, and Santa Claus. This year's Holiday at Home Parade theme is "There's No Place Like Home." The parade steps off at 4:30 p.m., at the intersection of McDonough Street and Stockbridge Road, followed by the ceremonial lighting of the Grand Tree on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse. For those wanting to participate, applications are available online at www.artsclayton.org; in person at the Arts Clayton Gallery; by e-mail request to artline@artsclayton.org; or at (770) 473-5775.

Atlanta Festival Ballet's holiday favorite, the Nutcracker, will be performed at the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29 and 30, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, $6 children aged 5 and under. Tickets available at the Morrow Tourist Center, Moye's Pharmacies, and the Henry Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (770) 507-2775, or visit www.atlantafestivalballet.com.

The American Legion Post 147 and Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday night on Dec. 3, at Maritza and Frank's, 637 North Central Ave., Hapeville. Come and find out more information about the post and about the American Legion.

Celebrate Christmas with the Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, 2530 Mt. Zion Parkway, Jonesboro. Special guests: The Southern Crescent Chorale and dancers from Atlanta Festival Ballet. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors and students over 12, $5 children 6 - 12, under 6, free. For more information, call (770) 506-0785.

The Army Ground Forces Band will perform its 23rd annual Holiday Concert at the Georgia World Congress Center, 3 p.m., Dec. 14. The performance will include traditional holiday music, a sing-along and a special salute to the men and women of the Armed Forces far from home during this special time of year. To order free, general admission tickets, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Army Ground Forces Band, ATTN: Public Affairs - Holiday, 1294 Cobb Street, Fort McPherson, Ga. 30330-1071. For more information, visit www.us.army.mil/band

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