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    This fall, Arts Place will expanding its MusicWorks program to include a handbell choir.

    The Arts Place Ringers is open for registration at this time. The ensemble is open to those who enjoy playing handbells as well as those interested in learning a new skill.

    The choir will meet for rehearsals on Tuesdays from Sept. 4 through Nov. 13.

    A public performance will be held on Nov. 13 at Arts Place Portland Center, 131 E. Walnut St. in Portland.

    The Arts Place Ringers will be divided into two sections. Middle school students in grades six through eight will meet 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Adults and high school students will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday. The choir will be directed by Carol Smith, who also directs the Asbury United Methodist Handbell Choir.

     Those interested may register by calling (260) 726-4809 or visiting the Portland Center of Arts Place.