Newman students show off talents

Community members are invited to attend the Spring Visual and Performing Arts Forum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the West Side Theatre, 1221 Main St., in Newman.

Presented by the Stanislaus County Office of Education in collaboration with the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District, students' drawings, paintings, sculpture and ceramics will be displayed.

There also will be performances by elementary, middle and high school bands, choirs, drama clubs and color guards. The event will serve as a celebration of the donation of instruments worth $18,000 to the district from Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian's Foundation for the Arts.

Channing and Kullijian are expected to attend.