Altrussa scholarship deadline is April 15
Altrusa International, Inc., of Oak Ridge is a civic organization of professional women involved in community service and literacy. Altrusans seek to encourage and support women in our community who are striving to complete their education, to search for jobs, and to become financially independent.

The scholarships also target non-traditional students, including re-entry students, who have returned to college or other training after interrupting studies for work or family, or students who are beginning their education after an interruption between high school and college.

As part of this interest, Altrusa is offering three scholarships of up to $1,000 each to deserving women to support their pursuit of education and/or training.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be admitted to an institution of higher education (4 year, 2 year, technical, or vocational) and enrolled in at least the minimum number of hours required by the institution.

Applicants must also show proof of post-secondary institution admittance and/or an official transcript of the institution. High school seniors must show proof of acceptance to an institution of higher education and a genuine financial need for the scholarship.

Scholarship monies will be given directly to the institution to be used for tuition, books and other academic fees. Applications are available at school counseling offices or by calling 276-1206. All applications must be submitted to the participating institution or mailed to:Altrusa International of Oak Ridge; Attn: Linda Kimmel; P.O. Box 5763; Oak Ridge, Tenn., 37831.

Applications must be turned in or postmarked no later than Friday, April 15, 2011.

‘Little Big Band’ will perform at center’s Spring Gala
The Little Big Band, a 13-piece swing band that plays hits made famous by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and other World War II era bands, will entertain April 2 at the annual Spring Gala benefiting Appalachian Arts Craft Center.

The event starts at 7 p.m. at Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Road.

The Little Big Band calls itself a swing band for the new millennium, playing for audiences from “the swing kids who love the fast dances like the jitterbug, the lindy and the shag, to the polished ballroom dancers who love the vintage dance music made famous by the big bands.” When available, the band uses original orchestrations from the bands that made numbers famous.

Also featured at the gala will be hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages prepared by craft center members. A silent auction will feature Charles Counts pottery, antique woven coverlets, handmade crafts from the center’s artisans, themed baskets and coupons for services.

Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door; to buy them, call the center at 494-9854 or stop by at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61, a mile east of Exit 122 on I-75.

For 40 years, the nonprofit center has provided craft classes and a gallery for handmade local crafts. For more information about the gala or the center, visit www.appalachianarts.net.

Anchor of Hope youth revival
Anchor of Hope Baptist Church, 115 Leach Street (behind Shoprite) is holding a youth revival April 3 – 8.

The first night will begin at 6 p.m., with a 7 p.m. start the rest of the week.

Bro. Jackson Freeman, Bro. Elijah Duncan, and Bro. Kevin Ward will be the speakers.

There will be special singing each night.

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