The first eight teams to sign up will get in on the second annual Augusta Deliverance Evangelistic Church basketball tournament July 7-8.
Competition is open to church teams and para-ministries. Tournament play will be at the Augusta Deliverance Community Development Center, 2028 Roosevelt Drive. The entry fee is $100.
For more information, call Kerwin Myles, youth pastor, at 793-8153.
Columbia County Christian Academy, 4004 Prescott Drive in Martinez, will offer arts and crafts workshops for young fingers from 10 a.m. to noon June 6 through July 27.
Fees average $15 to $20 for one- and two-day sessions and generally include supplies. The workshops are for ages 9 through 12.
Puppetry, cooking, room plaques, tie-dyeing and a workshop in glitter and gems are among the offerings. For information, call 863-0535.
Southern gospel music fans will be heading out to the Harlem-Appling exit on Interstate 20 in time for an All-Day Gospel Sing at White Oak Campground in Appling starting at 11 a.m. today.
Some 25 groups and soloists will perform, and concessions will be available at the event, sponsored by the Central Savannah River Area Southern Gospel Music Association.
Dancing Into the Night, an evangelistic outreach at Crown Christian Center, 3730 Richland Ave. W. in Aiken, will feature the Spirit and Truth Praise Worshippers at 7 tonight.
Race and religion
Dr. Joyce Jones, dean of students at Augusta State University, will talk on race and religion at noon Tuesday at Sixth at Watkins Limited restaurant, 559 Watkins St.
The luncheon, sponsored by Roses and Rainbows Ministries Inc., is $12. For reservations, call 863-4116.
'Joan of Arc' film
A video release of a 1928 masterpiece, The Passion of Joan of Arc, will be shown at 6 p.m. Monday, May 29, at the Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 720 Telfair St.
St. Joan's annual Roman Catholic feast day is May 30.
Renee Falconetti starred in the title role in the film, directed by Carl Dreyer Dane. It is one of 45 films the Vatican has recognized as being a film of special merit and value, said Bill Harper of Holy Trinity.
Voices of Light, an oratorio in Latin and English by composer Richard Einhorn, accompanies the silent film. The Four Anonymous Singers perform on the soundtrack. The music is a good fit for the older movie, Mr. Harper said.
The masterpiece, shot in France, was echoed in cinema work by later directors, such as Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini and Alfred Hitchcock.
The presentation is not recommended for children age 12 and younger because of its intensity and graphic scenes.
"The story about finding the film is really interesting," Mr. Harper said.
Mr. Dreyer's movie was thought lost until a copy was found in a closet at a former insane asylum in Oslo, Norway, in 1981. The original movie was destroyed in a warehouse fire.
For more information, call 722-4944.
Dressing for success and effective communication will be the topics of a family conference at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 640 Broad St.
Dinner, door prizes and evangelistic services will follow the workshops, sponsored by Partners for Empowerment Ministries Inc. For more information, call 738-4751.
The Sister Austin Choir will have a reunion concert at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1223 Laney Walker Blvd., at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 10. The choir, organized in 1963, first performed as the radio station WTHB-AM Radio Choir of the Air.