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Sumter Players and the Rylander Theatre are partnering with the Food Pantry operated by Sumter Area Ministerial Association to help relieve the problem of hunger in the community. Everyone is invited to bring non-perishable items, canned goods and plastic bags to the Rylander Theatre on the days Blithe Spirit is being rehearsed and performed, Nov. 14-20. Monetary donations also will be accepted in cash or checks made payable to Sumter Area Ministerial Association. Donorsdo not have to attend a performance. The contribution center is located outside the main entrance to the theater on Lamar Street in downtown Americus from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Blithe Spirit will be performed at the Rylander Theatre at 8 p.m. Nov. 17-19 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Reserved seat tickets to all performances are available at the Rylander box office, 310 W. Lamar St., call 931-0001 or (tollfree) 1-877-662-2312, and online from rylander.org and sumterplayer.org. Groups of 10 or more receive discounted rates.
Chamber Concert Series
Georgia Southwestern State University has announced its 2011-2012 Chamber Concert Series: Jan. 19 - Alfonzo Lopez, violin and Michelle Tabor, piano, Feb. 9 - Ensemble Chaconne, "European Masters in 18th c. London," Feb. 27 - Roger Chase, viola and Michiko Otaki, piano. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at GSW's Jackson Performance Hall. Season tickets for all concerts are available: adults/$45, GSW faculty and staff/$40, senior citizens/$35 and Habitat for Humanity volunteers/$25. GSW students and children 15 and under are admitted free of charge. Tickets to individual performances are also available. For more information call 931-2204.