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Music to fill Christian Women's Club

February 01, 2002|By DORA DEPAOLI, Staff Writer

Guests are in for a memorable evening of music and testimony at the annual "guest night" of the El Centro Christian Women's Club.

Arlane Hart, a musician and orator, will be the featured speaker at the CWC Valentine-themed musical and dinner at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort on Feb. 7.

Hart, of Corona, has taught hundreds of music students since she was 13. She tells of her unique conversion at a vacation Bible school and the sudden death of her 31-year-old daughter, Cindy, in 1984. The murder of her daughter pushed her and her husband into the responsibility of raising two grandsons, ages 5 and 11.

Hart also speaks about the anxiety and loneliness many women experience who are widowed, separated or divorced. Hart speaks of dating and falling in love after her husband died.


She will share from a book written by her oldest grandson. In this book her grandson shares his feelings during the tragic death of his mother and the forgiveness of his father. "What Daddy Did" has won numerous awards and is being considered for a television movie.

CWC president Charlie Sada said Hart is one of the "most precious, talented and wonderful, forgiving people" she has ever known.

"When her son-in-law came out of prison, she accommodated him in her home and stood up for him," Sada said.

Sada said the evening isn't just for spouses and people you care about, but for people who aren't able to attend luncheon meetings during the day.

Tickets for the dinner are $18. Door prizes will be given away throughout the evening. Tickets need to be purchased by Feb. 4. To make reservations call Linda at 353-9819 or e-mail her at; or call Charlie at 356-5424, or e-mail her at

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