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Crossroad Quilt Guild Hosts Inaugural Quilt Show

Crossroads Quilt Guild will debut a quilt show at the Perry Arts Center in March.

90 quilts will be on display and for sale at the show.

The event will take place from Friday, March 11 through Monday, March 14.

Admission is $6 and children under 12 are free.

A quilt will be raffled off in a drawing.

Hours of the show will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday with hours from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, contact Lora Arledge at 478-987-3184.

Houston & Perry Arts Hosts 'Art of Chocolate"

The Houston Arts Alliance and Perry Arts Center host their annual event of art, food and an auction at Art of Chocolate Saturday, February 12.

The event takes place at Perry Arts Center from 7 to 11 p.m.

Sample chocolates, bid on items in the silent auction and dance to music by the Georgia Big Band.

Tickets are $25 per person.

For tickets or more information, call 478-218-5229.

Clean Air Campaign Hosts Student Art Contest

The Clean Air Campaign is hosting a kindergarten through twelfth grade art contest.

Elementary school students can compete in a comic strip contest. Middle and high school students can compete in a video contest.

Winning art or videos will be featured on the Clean Air Campaign's website, social media accounts as well as in the campaign's printed materials. Donations will also be made to each winner's school science, environmental or art program.

The art contest is open to all Georgia students.

Interested teachers, parents and students are encouraged to visit CleanAirCampaign.org to learn about entry requirements and submission details. Art contest submissions must be postmarked by April 15.

A panel of judges will select first, second and third place, along with any honorable mentions. Winners will be announced during Air Quality Awareness Week: May 2-6, 2011.


Education Board Member Publishes Book

Education Board Member Publishes Book

Houston County Board of Education Board member Dr. Toby Hill has published “Never Hug a Belly Dancer and 99 Other Meditations for Men.” 

A habitual journal writer, Hill decided to publish his writings in hopes they will be of benefit to others, a Houston County Board of Education news release says. 

When asked about the title, Dr. Hill said, “It basically means sometimes what you see and what you desire is not what you really want.” 

Amazon.com describes the book as:  “Devotionals for men who seek strength, encouragement and direction in life. Toby Hill shares his life-experiences with every man and how he has dealt with many conflicts, situations and decision-making. It takes a somewhat humorous look at life and gives one man's views of resolution and how to achieve the ultimate.”


Schools Plan Events for Black History Month

Schools in Houston County have activities planned in observation on Black History Month.  Miller Elementary and Eagle Springs Elementary have special events. 

Miller Elementary School will host the Ugandan Thunder Children’s Choir on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. 

The choir hails from the Royal School and Orphanage of Mityana, Uganda.  Consisting of 18 children - 13 girls and five boys, ages 8-11 - the choir is touring the southeastern United States through June. 

Concerts typically last 90 minutes and consist of Ugandan drum songs, track songs in the Lugandan language as well as songs in English, including songs familiar to Americans. 

Miller’s student body will experience the Ugandan sounds and culture through this program.

Rodeo Comes to Perry, Tickets on Sale

Tickets to the rodeo are on sale on the internet toda

The national rodeo will take place at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter from February 17 through February 19.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

Special family rates and internet discounts are available.

For more information, visit www.gnfa.com

The Art of Chocolate Scheduled for February

The Art of Chocolate, scheduled for Feb. 12, is a night of dancing, music, food and drink.

The event serves as a fundraiser for Houston Arts Alliance and Perry Arts Center.

Art of Chocolate will take place at the Perry Arts Center from 7 until 11 p.m.

The Perry Arts Center is located at 1121 Macon Road in Perry.

Tickets are $25. Call 478-218-5229 for reservations.