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Chorus auditions this weekend

The 150-voice Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus will hold auditions for all voice parts this Saturday (Sept. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (Sept. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m.). The audition consists of scales, ear and pitch memory exercises, and sight-reading. Auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis, and take about 10 minutes. A prepared piece is not required.

This year’s repertoire includes Handel’s “Coronation Anthems”

and Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem.” Rehearsals will be held Monday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m.

For more information, visit, or contact Associate Conductor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Choruses Kevin Leong at (617) 495-0693 or

‘No End in Sight’ to screen at Kennedy School tonight

A screening of the new documentary “No End in Sight,” which chronicles American policy in Iraq, will be held today (Sept. 13) at the Kennedy School of Government. Free and open to the public, the program will begin at 6 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Samantha Power, Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, will introduce the film.

Watch the live Web stream at To view this and other events after their conclusion, visit the forum archive at

‘Stuff Sale’ for good cause to take over Science Center lawn

Harvard Habitat for Humanity’s upcoming multiday “Stuff Sale” will feature more than $80,000 of used furniture, electronics, appliances, storage containers, games, sports equipment, mirrors, vases, clothes, and more. All proceeds support Harvard Habitat for Humanity’s domestic and international home-building trips throughout the year.

The sale will be held on the Harvard Science Center lawn Sept. 15-16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Day of Service on Sept. 29 to celebrate civic engagement

Members of the Harvard community are invited to join in the first University-Wide Day of Service on Sept. 29. A student-led initiative, the Day of Service will foster collaboration across the University in a collective effort to promote civic engagement and social awareness through meaningful service. The event represents a new partnership between the Harvard Graduate Council (HGC), the Undergraduate Council (UC), and the Phillips Brooks House Association. All three student-run organizations share a common commitment to fostering social responsibility and civic engagement. The Day of Service will bring together Harvard undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, as well as faculty and staff, to volunteer at service agencies such as Habitat for Humanity and the Greater Boston Food Bank.

The day will begin with a kickoff breakfast for volunteers with Harvard University President Drew Faust in the morning. After completing community service projects, volunteers will be invited back to campus in the afternoon for a barbecue with Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and other invited guests. To learn more — and to sign up to volunteer — visit

Visit Ancient Egypt on lunch break

The Semitic Museum will sponsor a docent-led lunchtime tour of its “Ancient Egypt: Magic and the Afterlife” and “Cyprus, the Cesnola Collection” exhibits on Wednesday (Sept. 19). The free tour begins at 12:15 p.m. Call (617) 495-4631 for more information.

Reading and Study Strategy course to kick off next month

Beginning Oct. 10, Harvard’s Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) will begin offering its fall Reading and Study Strategy seminar. Through readings, films, and classroom exercises, students learn to read more purposively, selectively, and with greater speed and comprehension. Hour-long sessions will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (Oct. 10-Nov. 9) at 4 p.m. and Monday through Friday (Oct. 15-Nov. 1) at 8 a.m. The cost is $150.

To register, visit the Bureau at 5 Linden St., or call (617) 495-2581 for more information.

— Compiled by Andrew Brooks