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The deadline to submit audition videos for Relay’s Got Talent, a talent show benefiting cancer research, is Friday before 5 p.m.

“We’re looking for talented singers, dancers, actors, musicians and more to perform,” said Relay for Life organizer and UNG-Oconee president Cyndee Perdue Moore.

To apply, performers should complete the application found on the Relay for Life of Oconee-Clarke website, which can be found by Goolging “Relay for Life of Oconee-Clarke.” People can also apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/2SuDErVand then emailing RFLOCsGotTalent@gmail.com.

Relay for Life organizers will notify acts by Feb. 21 if they will be performing at Relay’s Got Talent on the Oconee Civic Center stage Thursday, Feb. 27. Tickets for spectators will be $5 at the door.

The top winners in each category will then perform on May 1 at Relay for Life Oconee-Clarke. The big event will be held at Oconee County Middle School from 6-11 p.m.

First place will receive a trophy and a $75 gift card. Second place will take home a trophy and a $50 gift card and third place will also be given a trophy and a $25 gift card. The gift cards will provided by Oconee State Bank, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

The winner overall for Relay’s Got Talent Award will earn an additional $100.

The Relay For Life movement is American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser dedicated to helping communities attack cancer. This year Oconee and Athens teams are partnering for one bi-county event. 

 Virus epidemics discussed

Dr. Meng Zhang, a professor at the University of North Georgia who lived in Guangzhou, China, during the SARS outbreak, will be joined by molecular biologist Jordan Utley to talk about virus epidemics at the UNG Oconee Campus on Feb. 17 from 3-4 p.m. The lecture will be held at Student Resource  Room 522. 

 Golf for charity

Walton EMC will hold its annual Charity Golf Classic Wednesday, April 15 at The Georgia Club, located at 1060 Chancellors Drive in Statham. Registration and breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. and tee time is at 9 a.m. Lunch and awards will take place after the tournament. Proceeds benefit the Walton County Boys & Girls Club. For registration and sponsorship, contact Kathy Ivie at (770) 266-2332.

Learn about eBooks

The Bogart Library will hold a class on RBDigital, an app that offers access to thousands of free e-books, audiobooks and e-magazines, on Thursday, Feb.20 from 5-6 p.m. Registration is required. The following Bogart Library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (770) 725-9443 or visit athenslibrary.org/bogart.

Preschool story time Monday, Feb. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

One-on-one computer class Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 12-3 p.m. 

Read to a dog Thursday, Feb. 20 from 4-5 p.m. Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed environment that helps children develop their reading skills and builds confidence.  

Knitting groupThursday, Feb. 20 from 6-8 p.m. Beginning knitters are encouraged to attend. 

For more on this story, see the Feb. 13 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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