A blood drive for the Shepeard Blood Center will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Evans Government Center auditorium. Treats from Papa John's Pizza an free t-shirts will be given to donors. Blood is now needed because of a slump in donations since Sept. 11.
Terrorist attack seminar
Two seminars on "Community Planning for Terrorist Attacks" will be offered at 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 29 at University Hospital. Ther is no cost, but space is limited. To register, call 774-2888.
Radio licensing classes
The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta will be having licensing classes beginning Feb. 4 in the first classroom at Doctor's Hospital. The classes will take place at 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and will be offered for eight weeks. For more information, call John Crawford at 793-8819, Kevin Martin at 394-6881 or Allen Menges at 793-1625.
School council meetings
The Harlem High School Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the school media center on the following dates for the remainder of the 2002 school year: Feb. 7, March 7, April 11, May 2, June 6, July 11 and August 1.
Prayer site offered
First Baptist Church of Evans is offering its sanctuary as a place for prayer and meditation from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, call 863-1228. The church is located on the corner of Washington and Belair roads.
United Hospice of Augusta is looking for volunteers to help the area's terminally ill patients. Training will be conducted to fit volunteers' schedules. Office volunteers also are needed. For more information, call Kathy Gerstein at 481-9930.
The August Mini Theatre is now selling tickets for its revised play Pickin' at 430 8th St. The show, which details tolerance and violence in schools, will be presented at 8 p.m. Jan. 18; 3 and 8 p.m. Jan. 19; and 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at Augusta Technical College's Jack B. Patrick Technology Center. Cost is $8 or $7 per youth in a group of 10 or more. For more information, call 722-0598 or visit www.augustaminitheatre.org.
Senior programs offered
The CSRA Agency on Aging offers several programs for seniors throughout the Augusta area, including those detailing adult day care, home modifications, personal care aids, care in the home and others. For more information, call 210-2018 or toll free at (888) 922-4464.
Georgia forestry advice
The Georgia Forestry Commission is offering advice to residents on whether their homes are in the line of fire. The service is particularly aimed at rural residents. For more information, call Chief Ranger Steve Abbott at 556-3962.
Free mulch offered
The City of Thomson is offering free mulch to all interested farmers, businesses and residents. The city grinds all of its yard trimmings and collects the mulch on a quarterly basis. Loading assistance will be provided at a mulch pickup site on request. For more information, call (706) 595-1781.
The Georgia Podiatric Medical Association is running a shoe collection drive for the homeless in the Augusta area. The association will accept new and used shoes of any size, and donations can be brought to any local podiatrist's office through January. For more information, call Dr. Kent E. Kronowski at 724-0586.
The National Kidney Foundation of Georgia's is seeking donations of old vehicles to be sold as a fund-raiser.
The program offers free vehicle pickup. Cars, trucks, boats or motor homes donated might be tax deductible. To receive an informational packet to fill out and return, call (800) 488-CARS.
Foster parents needed
The Columbia County Department of Family and Children Services is looking for potential foster parents. All those interested in becoming foster parents or with questions are asked to call Cindy Taylor at 541-1640.
Community volunteers needed
Augusta Child Advocates is recruiting community volunteers to work with and on behalf of abused children in Richmond County. Training begins Jan. 3. Those interested should call 737-3006.
The Columbia County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends offers grief support for families suffering the loss of a child. They meet every second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 780 Old Louisville Road, Harlem.
For more information, call (706) 556-6966 or (706) 855-7906.
The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program is looking for volunteers age 21 and older to help advocate for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system.
Volunteers work alongside the Department of Family and Children Services and other agencies to protect children who have been placed in foster care. Volunteers need no experience and will be provided specialized training. For more information, call 737-4631.
A storytime for all ages is offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Euchee Creek Library.
Historical donations needed
The City of Grovetown Museum Board of Directors is seeking donations of military memorabilia with ties to Fort (Camp) Gordon for a special display depicting the historical relationship between the fort and Grovetown.
Photographs, documents, uniforms, personal military equipment, medals and copies of news article are needed. Donated items will be displayed in two glass cases which were purchased through a grant from the Fort Gordon Officers Wives Club. For more information or to donate, call Rosa Lee Owens at 863-1867 or Charles Lord at 863-3138.
The Augusta Newcomers Club of the CSRA meets on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call Debbie Negua at 860-6752.
Human resources meeting
The Augusta-Aiken Society for Human Resources Management will be meeting from 7:30-9:15 a.m. Friday at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel. A $15 guest fee will include breakfast. The topic will be recruiting in the Internet age. Reservations can be made by calling Regina Mobley at 739-1351.
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