The Hurtsboro variety show is scheduled for Saturday

The Hurtsboro Council for the Arts has been inactive for a few years, but it's back.

The first fundraiser is scheduled for 5 p.m. EDT Saturday with an exhibit in the Hardin Building, 402 Main St.

The exhibit will be public art projects by a group of Auburn University art students. Directed by art professor Suzanne Haygood, the students are coordinating their projects with the Cowikee-Talking Creek Community Variety Show.

The exhibit is 5-6:45 p.m. EDT and includes interviews with senior adults who live in Russell County, stained glass for a church that burned last year, an exterior mosaic mural that will be placed on the library's front wall and a laser tag event that will eventually become a kind of graffiti wall on the exterior of the Hurtsboro Volunteer Fire Department on Daniels and Main streets.

The Auburn students are using a grant from an anonymous donor who used to live in Russell County. The show will be exhibited at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University, 901 S. College St., for two weeks.

The Cowikee-Talking Creek Community Variety Show will start at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday at the Hurtsboro Volunteer Fire Department. The show will include historic vignettes about Hurtsboro and Russell County in between musical acts.

The emcee is Tag Williams, with his band providing the back-up orchestrations.

Joe Ann Lias will be reading stories from her recently published book, "Wood Rats Dragging Their Long Tails Behind" during the show.

Tickets for the show are $10. There is no admission fee for art exhibit.

For tickets and more information, call Cheryl Hardin at 334-667-7370.