This week's events:
Auctions, talent show benefit performing arts magnet school
What: About 200 guests attended Dinner and the Arts at Center for Creative Arts performing arts magnet school. The event included live and silent auctions, dinner catered by Abuelo’s and a showcase of student talent.
Benefits: Center for Creative Arts’ technology needs, teacher training and school initiatives, said Principal Deborah Smith.
Soup-Off helps Ugandan orphans
What: Thirty-three clubs, organizations and individuals at Berry College in Rome, Ga., entered the annual Soup-Off contest sponsored by the college’s chapter of Sponsorship of Orphans in Uganda Project.
In conjunction with Soup-Off, Rome High School sophomore Becky Matthews organized The Rome Soup-Off.
Benefits: The college competition raised $2,418, the Matthews’ event raised $863. All proceeds will be sent to SOUP, an organization founded by Berry graduate Brin Enterkin in 2009, which provides basic necessities, education and health care for orphaned children in Uganda.