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Dueling Pianos returns March 10th

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The Guild is pleased to present “Dueling Pianos International” on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This exciting event will take place at the Columbia Banquet and Conference Center, located at 3501 Rattle Run Road, just west of St. Clair.

Proceeds will benefit the John & Avis Cobb Fine Arts Scholarship Fund.

Tickets available are available now at the St. Clair Art Center and Sue’s Coffee House in St. Clair and Riviera Restaurant in Marine City. Tickets may also be reserved online and paid for at the door. Tickets are $25.00 per person, or a table of ten can be reserved at only $200.00.

A cash bar will be available. You must be at least 18 years old to attend this event.

Cobb Memorial Arts Scholarship applications being accepted

Applications for the 2018 John and Avis Cobb Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship are now being accepted. One or more scholarships are given each year to persons who will be pursuing arts-related education or training.

To qualify, you must be a current student in the East China School District or at Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School, or be a homeschooled student within the East China Schools boundaries. You may also be a graduate of Marine City, St. Clair, or Cardinal Mooney high schools, or an adult living in the school district. Alternatively, Guild members who are residents of other school districts in the area are also eligible.

Applications are available on the Cobb Scholarships page. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2018.

Santa Parade was great fun!

The Guild would like to thank our members and friends who helped to make this year’s Santa Parade Float, “S. Claus Toy Co.” We received help from several folks: Ray and Dorothy Govaere (truck and trailer), Fred Dunlap (sound), Bob Swain (refreshments). The float construction crew included Pat Simons, Mike Slamka, Holly Cross, and a surprise guest, Judy Avison. Kim LaDuke and Brian Moss cooperatively spearheaded the project.

We did not win a prize, but had a great time singing for and handing out gifts to the attendees, which brings us to our Elves: Holly Cross, Pat Simons, Kat Huffmaster, Heather Wilkins, Joanne Smith and Joan Hortman.

This year’s parade was the largest so far and the weather cooperated. Thanks to all and apologies to anyone we missed.

Annual Guild Christmas caroling December 11th

Our annual gathering to visit our local seniors and bring some holiday cheer through caroling will be Monday, December 11. Kim LaDuke will accompany us on the piano. No rehearsals necessary (you know these songs!), so come out and be part of the fun.

We’ll meet at Medilodge behind River District Hospital at 6:30 p.m., then move on to Mallard’s Landing at 7:30. The traditional afterglow at Tony and Janelle Cavis’s house will follow.

Hope to see you there! Remember: Sing everyday whether you can carry a tune or not!