Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The South Georgia String Project at VSU

The South Georgia String Project at Valdosta State University
Lauren Burns, Lecturer in Viola The South Georgia String Project, led by Director and Master Teacher Lauren Burns, is a joint venture of the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and the Department of Music at Valdosta State University. The South Georgia String Project serves a dual purpose: first to provide an after-school music program where children can easily access low-cost stringed instrument instruction, and second to provide valuable, mentored teaching experience for music students at Valdosta State University.
We offer carefully structured techniques classes, private lessons, and four levels of group classes. Exemplary music students from the university, supervised by experienced teachers, assist in instruction at all levels. Our beginning students use a modified Suzuki approach incorporating the Essential Elements for Strings method book. The Concert Strings and Allegro Strings group classes offer opportunities for intermediate levels. Our most advanced level is the Valdosta Symphony Youth Orchestra, a full orchestra that includes musicians from the community as well as Valdosta State University music students.
The South Georgia String Project encourages the enjoyment of music and self-expression through the study of a musical instrument, and actively seeks to provide opportunities for student leadership, parental participation, and involvement with the greater community. We give several performances each year, including two end-of-semester concerts, outreach performances at local schools and libraries, and the annual Tunes for Tots event with the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra.
Our Mission
  • Providing public school-age children opportunities to learn to play stringed instruments
  • Supporting music-making opportunities for string students and teachers in order to facilitate the growth of area public school string and orchestra programs
  • Offering undergraduate and graduate music students vital teaching, administrative, and leadership positions in a supervised environment as they continue with their professional training

SGSP is a low-cost after-school string music program for children ages (8 to adult) that incorporates both group and private lessons taught by VSU music faculty and students, as well as mentoring by VSU music students

See website for more information including registration and financial aid forms.

Curtain Call Consignment Sale

Now accepting/selling Children's Clothing!/CurtianCallAnUpscaleConsignmentSale

Strictly for Kids Sale

Azalea City Church of God

247 N. St Augustine Road – 2 miles East of I-75

Receiving Dates:

Friday, August 30th 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, August 31st 9:00am – 4:00 pm

Selling Dates:

Wednesday, September 4th…….. 9:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday, September 5th ………..9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday, September 6th……………9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, September 7th…………8:00 am – 12 noon (1/2 Price Day)

Pre Sale:

Tuesday, September 3rd 6:00pm – 8pm. CONSIGNORS ONLY.
Please no children at Pre-Sale
The Strictly for Kids Sale is a huge well organized Children’s Consignment Sale. It has high quality gently used Tots to Teens clothing, Children’s Furniture, Baby Equipment, Toys and so much more!!

Meet the Blazers! Soccer Clinic

Valdosta, Ga. - The 2013 Meet the Blazers event for Valdosta State soccer has been scheduled for Monday, September 2, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the VSU Soccer Complex. The event will include games, clinics, free t-shirts, free food, and an opportunity to meet and score autographs from Blazer coaches and student-athletes.

Registration for the clinic will begin at 5:00 p.m. and is open for all children from kindergarten up to eighth grade. A printable registration form is available via the link below. Please fill out the form and bring it with you to the check-in table at the stadium for quick registration.

Free Sunset Farm Foods smoked sausages will be served along with a free drink. Free t-shirts will also be available, and there is no charge for admission. Special thanks to the following sponsors who make this annual event possible: Southeastern Federal Credit Union, Sunset Farm Foods, 99.5 Kix Country, 95.7 The Mix, Hot 102.7, and WJEM The Jock 1150.

Registration form and more information:

Copied from website below:

Meet the Blazers! Football, Cheerleader & Dance Team Clinics

Meet the Blazers!  Football, Cheerleader & Dance Team Clinics

Saturday, August 31st

Bazemore-Hyder Stadium

Clinic 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Grades Kindergarten - 8th Grade

Registration Begins at 8:00 am

See website below for more information and registration/waiver.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Lowes Build and Grow, this weekend

El Chupacabra
Saturday, August 24 (10:00 AM)
Sunday, August 25 (02:00 PM)
The fun continues this weekend at Lowe’s! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build El Chupacabra from Disney’s Planes- In Theaters in 3D August 9th. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lunch and a Plane Ride, August 17

Lunch & A Plane Ride $20
Come join Valdosta Flying Service fora  plane ride and lunch for just $20 per person.
When:  Saturday, August 17, 2013

Plane rides from 10 am til 2 pm
Where: Valdosta Flying Service
2626 Madison Hwy
Valdosta, GA 31601

At the Valdosta Regional Airport under the Control Tower
Slots are limited.  Call 229-242-3175 for reservations.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Chevy Dealership Free Soccer Clinics, September 24

The Tallahassee-Panama City area Chevy Dealerships will again present FREE soccer clinics to boys and girls in the area, ages 6-14!  

To sign up, please just visit

LMA Name: Tallahassee-Panama City

Password: kickit



5:30PM – 8:30PM

Vallotton Park

700 Woodlawn Dr.

Valdosta, GA 31602

Manny's Customer Appreciation Days!

Come join us for Manny’s Customer Appreciation Days! This Friday August 16th 3:00-6:00 and Saturday the 17th 11:00-2:00. Drive thru or walk up and get any sub or sandwich just $3!


We will have live radio remotes, games and giveaways. Bring the kids and come meet VSU coaches and players. Enjoy some great food and good times at Valdosta’s only original sub shop. And don’t forget,  4 lucky people will win  “Free Subs For A Year” !!!


Come out, bring the family and show us How You Manny?

ST John's Road Race, October 26

Get ready for a colorful experience!!! This year’s race is a color run. Participants will be doused in color from head to toe along the course that begins and ends on the St. John Catholic School Campus. The route winds its way through adjacent neighborhoods and is well supported with race volunteers and spectators – water station provided. Halloween Carnival immediately following event.
Early Registration Until October 15, 2013
5K - $20.00 - After 10/15 - $25.00
Monster Mile - $10.00 - After 10/15 - $15.00
Family (parents and Children) / Team Discount up to 5 people - $75.00 or $100.00 after 10/15/2013
$20.00 GHOST RUNNER T-SHIRT - This is a donation. All ghost runners receive a long sleeved t-shirt

Registration Time: 7:00 am
Color Me Wicked 5K Run/Walk: 8:00 am
Monster Mile: 9:00 am
Tot Trot: 9:15 am
Register online or make checks payable to St. John Road Race and mail with entry form to: 800 Gornto Road, Valdosta, GA 31602
If registered before 10/15 for the Wicked 5K and Monster Mile, you are guaranteed a race t-shirt. T-shirts will be distributed until supplies run out for those that sign up on race day.
Pre-Ordered Ghost Runner shirts can be picked up on race day at the t-shirt table OR at Packet Pickup on October 25, 2013 from 3pm-6pm at St. John School.
Race numbers will be available to pick up on Friday October 25, 2013, at St. John School from 3pm – 6pm.
5K - Overall M & F / Top 2 M & F in 15 age groups.
1 Mile - Overall M & F Under Age 13 / Top 2 M & F in 4 age groups.
Tot Trot - Participation Ribbon