The New Albany Arts Council will hold a casting call this weekend for summer's junior musical.

The New Albany Arts Council will hold a casting call this weekend for summer's junior musical.

Children ages 8 to 15 are wanted for 25 speaking roles and chorus members for "The Music Man," slated for a three-day run in July.

Auditions will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Albany High School Mini Theatre, 7600 Fodor Road. Children auditioning must bring a completed audition form, available online at www.naarts.org.

"The Music Man" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. July 11 and 1, and at 3:30 p.m. July 13 at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts.

For more information, call the New Albany Arts Council at (614) 775-6222 or e-mail josh@naarts.org.

The New Albany-Plain Local School District's finance committee has added one more meeting to its schedule.

An additional meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, in the Jefferson Room at the high school, 7600 Fodor Road. Other meetings are slated for tonight (May 1), May 15 and June 5.

The finance committee is looking into funding options for an emergency levy and permanent improvement levy that expire in 2009, as well as a possible bond issue to address overcrowding in the school district.

The finance committee plans to make a recommendation on funding options to the school board in June. The school board will make the final decision on funding.

Tonight's meeting will include a report from the facilities committee and a presentation on state legislation.

-- Jennifer Noblit