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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New Haven Happenings

NEW HAVEN — The Tony Blair Faith Foundation will play host to a Malaria Relief Concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Yale’s Woolsey Hall.
Performers include members of the Yale Alumni Chorus, St. Luke’s School’s a cappella groups, Take 9 and the Acafellas and Yale’s a cappella groups, Mixed Company and Proof of the Pudding. More than 500 million people contract malaria each year, and the concert aims to help prevent the spread of the disease.
Tickets are $10 per person, and each ticket is enough to protect a family from malaria through providing a bed net in endemic regions, organizers said. All proceeds go to malaria relief.
The concert is sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate and Yale Engineering. Tickets can be purchased online at, or in person in the box office located in the lobby of Sprague Hall at 470 College St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by phone at (203) 432-4158.

NEW HAVEN — People interested in learning more about magnet schools will have the chance at a series of open houses sponsored by the New Haven Public Schools. A pre-k through grade 12 Citywide Magnet Fair will be held from 6–8 p.m. Jan. 7 at the New Haven Field House, 480 Sherman Parkway. Representatives from all of the magnet schools will be there to answer questions. A pre-K through grade 12 Interdistrict Magnet Fair will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 10 at Hill Regional Career High School, 140 Legion Ave. Representatives from all interdistrict magnet schools will be there to provide information about their schools and programs. For more information, call the magnet schools office at 946-7415.