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Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 10:04 am

Supercali-Stradivarius: Strings concert this Sunday. If you’re in the mood for some top-notch violin, you’re in luck.

St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church will host a concert on Sunday night by Levon Ambartsumian, the University of Georgia’s Franklin Professor of Violin and the founder and conductor or the ARCO Chamber Orchestra.

The critically acclaimed musician will perform a free concert (donations welcomed) at 4 p.m. at the church. Childcare will be provided.

A different kind of fiddler. The Tevye, Golde, matchmaker, “Sunrise, Sunset” kind returns to the stage this month by Company J at the Marcus Jewish Community Center.

A favorite theater event, Company J’s version opens Jan. 19 and runs through Feb. 3. Tickets range from $12 - $30. Call 678-812-4002 or visit atlantajcc.org/companyj for details.

Do you Kum Boo? Make it so for 2013: it’s a new course in the Spruill Center’s Winter course lineup.

An ancient Korean technique of fusing gold and silver to other metals, Kum Boo is a wonderful means for creating jewelry with the look of gold and silver for much less cost, and is just one of the many one-day and six- and eight-week classes available this quarter at the art center.

Another new class, “Sequential Art and Design,” is open to teenagers ages 13-17 and will teach the history and drawing styles of comic books. Students will create a page of comic book art as their final assignment.

See the full list of course offerings at spruillarts.org.

Clip and save. If saving money is your new year’s resolution, start with tips from Valerie Hoff of 11Alive.

Hoff will teach a grocery coupon workshop on Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. The two-hour class will cover techniques including strategic shopping, meal planning and means for saving more than 50 percent off your grocery costs with strategic couponing.

The course is open to the community for a $20 registration fee. (MJCCA member price is $15.) To register, call 678-812-3727.

Brownie donation drive aids homeless. Dunwoody Brownies form Troop 11549 collected clothing, canned goods, toys and household items to benefit local homeless families and individuals via the Albert T. Mills Enrichment Center.

Items from their holiday drive were distributed to those served via the center’s preschool and outreach program.

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