The Savannah River Winds will play patriotic music in honor of military veterans in a concert at North Augusta High School's auditorium Thursday.
"We have a lot of veterans in North Augusta. We want to recognize their contributions to this country," said Ken Smith, of the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council, which is sponsoring the event.
The Veterans Day concert is free but donations will be accepted. Some of the proceeds will be given to organizations that serve veterans.
"We can't do much (for veterans) but we can do this," Mr. Smith said.
The North Augusta Cultural Arts Council has several events planned in the coming months.
In February, in conjunction with the Friends of the Nancy Carson Library, the council will sponsor Mr. Poe's Nightmare. The Actors Theatre of South Carolina will present the show Thursday, Feb. 10.
The council will sponsor a March 3 concert with the Clemson University Glee Club and a concert with the Augusta Symphony on March 17 . North Augusta Idol will be held March 22.
The council also is working with area schools. It has distributed four grants and plans to present two more. The grants range from $200 to $400 and augment arts education in the schools.
A grant to Belvedere Elementary School will help fund a joint art and music program, and a grant to North Augusta Elementary School will help with a copper foil relief sculpture project.
For more information about the work of the council, call 442-7588.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: The Savannah River Winds concert
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: North Augusta High School, 2000 Knobcone Ave.
COST: Free, but donations accepted
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