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APRIL 29

Spring Tour of Homes today

Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. is your chance to peek inside three homes in City View Estates during the Decatur Women’s Chamber of Commerce Spring Pilgrimage Tour of Homes. Tickets with maps are $15 at the City View Estates pool house, which can be reached from Auburn Drive Southwest or Old Moulton Road.

MAY 3

‘Musical Salute’ to the U.S.

The Decatur Civic Chorus will sing a musical tribute to the states during its annual pops concert Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts.

“Georgia on My Mind” will feature soloist Tommy Ray, while other songs include “Stars Fell on Alabama,” “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Oklahoma” and “God Bless the USA.”

The Hartselle High School Show Choir and The Rocketeers barbershop quartet will be guest performers.

Tickets are $15, available at the door. Call 301-9620 for information.

MAY 6

Army Materiel Command Band

The 389th U.S. Army Materiel Command Band will play a free public concert in Decatur on May 6.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are available at the Princess box office.

This 40-piece group is stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland but will be transferred to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville as part of the Base Realignment and Closure plan.

MAY 11

‘High School Musical’ auditions

DreamWeavers will hold auditions for “Disney’s High School Musical” on May 11 at 6 p.m. and May 12 at 10 a.m. at Austin High School’s auditorium.

Susan Godwin Thompson will direct this story of a high school basketball captain and a shy math standout who try out for lead parts in their school musical.

Roles are available for students who have completed the eighth grade and up, said Thompson. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing at least 16 measures. An accompanist will be available, and a CD player and tape player will be provided, but auditioners may not sing with a voice on a recording, and no a cappella auditions are allowed.

They will be asked to read from the script and will be taught a short dance segment. “Dress appropriately and come prepared to move,” Thompson said.

Show dates are July 13-14 at the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts. For information, e-mail Thompson at susan.thompson@dcs.edu or call DreamWeavers president Barry Sublett at 318-5945 between 3 and 6 p.m. weekdays.

MAY 13

Albany, Old Decatur garden tour

Plan to savor the beauty in the gardens of Old Decatur and Albany historic districts May 13 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Residents will open nearly 20 gardens for the public to wander through on this annual free tour. Entertainment, refreshments and maps will be available in the Delano Park Rose Garden.

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