Places to go and people to see

Places to go and people to see

Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2011 8:01 pm

The ladies of the music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI), Epsilon Iota chapter, at the University of Tennessee at Martin, will present their annual fall musicale at 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Martin.
SAI members will present a variety of vocal performances, including solos, small groups and the SAI choir. Instrumental pieces are also on the program, including works for piano, clarinet quartet, vibraphone and the UT Martin clarinet choir.
The SAI choir will perform traditional works from the SAI songbook, including “The Prayer of SAI,” “Pan in Canon,” “Benediction” and the “SAI Chorale,” as well as “For the Beauty of the Earth” by John Rutter.
Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) is a fraternity for young women with a passion for music. The performance is free and open to the public.
Trinity Presbyterian Church is located at 145 Hannings Lane in Martin.
For more information, contact Dr. Elaine Harriss, chair of the Department of Music, at 881-7411.
Dec. 4
The University Singers and the New Pacer Singers will present their combined fall concert at 3 p.m. The concert will be in the Duncan Ballroom on the second floor of the Boling UniversityCenter on the University of Tennessee at Martin campus. The ensembles will perform a variety of works, including the “Christmas Motets” by Francis Poulenc. Faculty member Elwood Doss, of Martin, and three music students, Nick Gatlin, a junior from Hickman County; Eric Lipford, a senior from Alamo; and Darrius Dandridge, a senior from Hickory Valley, will serve as guest conductors. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Simmons at 731-881-7412.
Dec. 17
Sodexo Dining Services will be sponsoring “A Very Merry Martin Christmas” for We Care Ministries at 6:30 p.m. at the Duncan Ballroom in the UT Martin Boling University Center. Admission is $20 per person and there will be a Christmas dinner, fellowship and a live Christmas variety show featuring local talent.
Reserve-seat tickets may be purchased at all Martin banks.  
Jan 2-11, 2012
The Tennessee Department of Aeronautics, the Everett-Stewart Regional Airport and UT Martin are partnering to host an art competition for children and young adults from Obion and Weakley counties The deadline to enter is 4 p.m. Dec. 15.
There are three age categories for participation: 6-9, 10-13 and 14-17. All children in the two counties are eligible to participate. Winners in the three categories will be sent on to Nashville for the state competition.
The theme for the competition is “Silent Flight” and specific definitions and details can be found on the entry form.
To obtain an entry form, contact Jo Ann Speer at the Everett-Stewart Regional Airport at 885-1221 or An opening reception will be held Jan. 6, 2012 from 5-6:30 p.m. The exhibition will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

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