CSU Happenings Oct. 5-10

OCT. 5-8 - CSU THEATRE STAGING COMEDY COMMUNICATING DOORS
Columbus State Universitys Department of Theatre is staging Communicating Doors, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Fine Arts Hall auditorium. Written by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn, the production is billed as an intricate time-traveling comic thriller. Set in London, a time traveler from the future stumbles into a murder plot that sends her through a unique set of hotel doors back and forth in time in an attempt to prevent the murder of two women.

General admission prices are $15 per adult and $13 per person for senior citizens, children, military personnel and CSU alumni. CSU faculty, staff and students receive one free ticket per production. For tickets, call 706-568-3179. For information about the production, call the theatre department at 706-568-2048.

OCT. 7 - CSU HONORS PROGRAM TO HOST YARD SALE FUND-RAISER
The CSU Honors Program will host its annual yard sale fund-raiser from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Woodruff Gym. Proceeds will support CSU Honors Program activities, including community service activities. For more information, call 706-565-3677.

OCT. 7 - CSU STAFF COUNCIL TO STAGE FALL CRAFT FAIR
CSU Staff Council will stage a fall craft fair, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas Y. Whitley Clock Tower. The event will feature woodwork, pottery, handmade bags and jewelry, quilted items, homemade jams and jellies, and other items. Games for kids and and air brush tattoo artist also will be featured. For more information, call 706-569-3124.

OCT. 7 - CSU JAZZ CLINIC-WORKSHOP TO FEATURE COUNT BASIE MUSICIANS
Clarence Banks (trombone) and Butch Miles (drums, featured soloist) from the Count Basie Orchestra will collaborate with the CSU Jazz Band in a clinic and workshop from 4-5:30 p.m. Saturday in the RiverCenters Studio Theatre. The program is free as the public is welcome to observe. The workshop also precedes the 7:30 p.m. concert by the Count Basie Orchestra in the Bill Heard Theatre for which tickets can be purchased from the RiverCenter Box Office. For more information on the workshop, contact professor Shirantha Beddage, director of jazz studies for the Schwob School of Music, at 706-649-7291.

OCT. 8 OXBOW MEADOWS TO FEATURE BATS OF THE WORLD
Columbus State Universitys Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center will present Going Batty: Bats of the World, as its next Second Sunday Series program, at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. (repeat session) Sunday. Clayton State University biology professor Stephen Burnett will describe facts about various bat species and their roles as pollinators, seed dispersers and insect predators. Admission costs $2 per person and free for children under age 3. Oxbow Meadows is located at 3535 South Lumpkin Rd. Columbus. For more information, call 706-687-4090 or visit http://oxbow.colstate.edu.

OCT. 8 - CSU JAZZ BAND TO PERFORM
The 17-piece CSU Jazz Band will perform its first concert of 2006-07, at 4 p.m. Sunday in the RiverCenters Studio Theatre. The program will feature the music of Count Basie, Bill Holman, Thad Jones and others. General admission is $5 and free for faculty, staff and students with CSU ID. Tickets are available at the RiverCenter Box Office, call 706-256-3612.

OCT. 9-10 STUDENTS TO TARGET PROFESSORS IN PIE-TOSS FUND-RAISER
Students representing the CSU Honors Program will stage a pie-toss and hot dog sale fund-raiser from noon to 1 p.m. on both Monday and Tuesday at the Thomas Y. Whitley Clock Tower.

Participating students will target CSU professors with pies, in an effort to raise $600 for the global relief organization, Heifer International. Last year the same event in one day raised $300, from which the CSU students purchased a flock of geese, a clutch of chicks and a sheep. Heifer provided the livestock to impoverished families abroad to reproduce goods (eggs and wool) and offspring. For more information, contact CSU professor and Honors Program Director Danna Gibson at 706-565-3677 or e-mail Gibson_danna@ColumbusState.edu.

OCT. 10-15 - GUITAR FOUNDATION OF AMERICA CONVENTION AND COMPETITION
Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music will host the Guitar Foundation of Americas 2006 Convention and Competition, Tuesday through Sunday, Oct. 10-15 at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus. More than 15 top performers from around the world will be featured in Legacy Hall performances throughout the conference, in addition to the GFA International Solo Competitions semifinal and final rounds which will be free and open to the public.

Concert Schedule:
Tuesday - Opening Gala, 7:30 p.m., $27
Wednesday - Elliot Frank and Mary Akerman, 1 p.m., $17
Wednesday - Jeffrey McFadden and Patrick Kearney, 3:30 p.m., $17
Wednesday - Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, 7:30 p.m., $27
Thursday - Richard Todd and Duo Erato, 1 p.m., $17
Thursday - Steven Aron and Stephen Robinson, 3:30 p.m. $17
Thursday - Eduardo Fernandez, 7:30 p.m. $27
Friday - International Solo Competition semifinal rounds, 1-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-5 p.m., Free
Friday - Adam Holzman, 7:30 p.m., $17
Saturday - Jerome Ducharme and Arc Duo, 1 p.m., $17
Saturday - SoloDuo and Stones River Chamber Players, 3:30 p.m., $17
Saturday - David Russell, 7:30 p.m., $27
Sunday - International Solo Competition final round, 3:30-5 p.m., Free
Sunday - The Assads, 7:30 p.m., $27

Tickets for these shows can be purchased from the RiverCenter Box Office at 706-256-3612. Alternatively, $65 daily passes can be purchased on site, covering all master classes, lectures and performances. For more information, call CSU music professor Andrew Zohn, the conference director, at 706-649-7295 or the Schwob School of Music at 706-649-7287, or view a complete description and schedule for the entire conference at http://www.guitarfoundation.org/gfacompetition.htm.