Carnegie Arts Center Needs You

Share your talents at the Carnegie! The Carnegie Arts Center is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of roles. Since the grand opening in September 2011, volunteers have greeted more than 15,000 visitors and docents have led tours for more than 3,500 school children. Events staffed by volunteers have also included lectures, poetry, music, dance, theater, films, and family programs. As a private, non-profit organization, the Carnegie Arts Center Foundation relies on volunteers for essential help in every aspect of operating the Center. Training for new volunteers at the Carnegie begins with an orientation session on Saturday, April 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway in Downtown Turlock. Opportunities for volunteers include working in customer service, special events, clerical, and exhibitions. Docents to give tours and lead programs are also needed. All volunteers will receive training specific to their duties. Volunteers should be at least 15 years of age and willing to commit to at least four hours per month. Whether you are interested in working as a docent, in the office, or at special events don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity for arts education and community involvement. Volunteer sign up forms will be available at the meeting or can be downloaded from the website (www.CarnegieArtsTurlock.org). For more information call 632-5761.

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.