Mother's Day poetry
The CSRA Poetry Society will hold a Mother's Day poetry reading today at 3 p.m. at Borders Book Music & Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway in the Augusta Exchange shopping center.
The meeting will be devoted to reading mom-inspired poetry, lyrics, odes and anecdotes. Door prizes will be handed out to all mothers at the reading, which is free and open to the public.
The American Breast Cancer Association will hold a tribute to mothers' food festival 7-10 p.m. Friday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion with food and desserts from area restaurants, music, dancing and silent auction. For information, call 860-8127.
The Young Artists Repertory Theatre Company will hold auditions for The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, a musical, starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Augusta Preparatory Day School lower school cafetorium.
Auditions are open to all pupils from elementary through college age. Those wanting to be considered for a singing role should provide a prepared song. An accompanist will be provided.
The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle will be Aug. 5-7 for four performances.
Christian musician Steve Darmody will be in concert at 7 p.m. Monday at Augusta First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4301 Wheeler Road, between Flowing Wells and Bel Air roads. For more information, call 651-0412.
Harlem High School Drama will present the musical comedy Babes in Arms at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday , and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 15 at the school. For information, call 556-5980.
The Neighborhood Improvement Project Inc. will hold asthma screening tests and education for children, teens and adults 1-5 p.m. Thursday at the Harlem Library, 375 N. Louisville St. Tests are free but reservations are needed. For information call Yvonne Rivers, 790-4440, ext. 115.
Gardening at lunch
The Columbia County Extension Service's monthly Gardening at Lunch seminar will be 12:10 p.m. Wednesday. Extension Agent Charles Phillips will discuss perennials. For information, call 868-3413.
The Columbia County Choral Society will present "Favorite Jewels: Hymns, Anthems and Spirituals," 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Evans. For information, call 650-8901.
The Augusta Jewish Community Center's Israel Experience will be 1-4 p.m. May 16 at the AJCC, 898 Weinberger Way off Furys Ferry Road near Riverside Middle School. The event provides games, activities and information about Israel. For information, call 228-3636.
The Augusta Children's Chorale, which recently performed in Washington, D.C., will perform a complimentary community concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Augusta. For information, call 733-9373.
The Signal Corps Regimental Association will hold its 12th annual Spring Challenge 10k run 8 a.m. Saturday . A 1-mile fun run/walk for children will be at 7:30 a.m. For information call 791-4063.
Vendor spaces are available for the country bazaar to be presented by the North Columbia Fire and Rescue Ladies Auxiliary on June 12, at the fire station on Columbia Road next to the quarry in Appling. For information, call 541-0268, or 541-1580.
The Asian Pacific American Heritage Command Program at Fort Gordon will be 1:30 p.m. May 17 in Alexander Hall on Chamberlain Avenue. Guest speaker is Dr. Madhavi Martin, a research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. For information, call 791-6001.
Senior Friends auxiliary of Doctors Hospital is sponsoring Fashion Extravaganza 2 p.m. May 25 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Members of Senior Friends will model beachwear, casual clothes and dressy clothes for women and men. Reservations are required, and costs $5. For information, call 651-6716.
Feathered Friends Forever Rescue/Refuge Inc. will hold its annual open house and fund-raising barbecue 1 p.m. May 29 and throughout the Memorial Day weekend at the tropical parrot refuge, 2547 Misty Road in Appling. The event includes barbecue, live music, horseback riding, fishing, child and adult games, tropical bird feeding, a silent auction and raffle.
Tickets are a $10 donation, which includes barbecue and raffle ticket. For more information, call 541-9316.
Registration is available for the Columbia County Arts Inc. Summer Arts Camp, to be held June 7-11 at Lewiston Elementary School. For information, call 228-1666.
Wee Can Ski
The Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center will hold a Wee Can Ski program for children with special needs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 5 at the Fort Gordon Recreation Area.
The program is offered free to children from ages 5 to 18 who are physically and medically challenged. To donate time, share resources or register a child for the event, call 721-1188.
Girl Scout camps
Girl Scouts' summer camps at Camp Tanglewood will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7-11 and June 28-July 2. There are also other summer programs taking place during the summer at Camp Tanglewood, including overnight camps for girls age 6-17. For information, call 774-0505.
Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services offers group counseling to victims of rape, sexual assault and childhood abuse. All services are free. For information, call 724-5200.
Rotary District 6910, which covers most of north Georgia, is interviewing youths interested in attending high school overseas for a year as part of an international exchange program. Local families also are being sought to house incoming students. For information, call Jim Heaney at (706) 495-7601.
A music camp is being offered during the summer in coordination with the Augusta Children's Ringers, for children entering 3rd-7th grades.
The camp will be held at the Westside Baptist Church's Educational Building at 261 Flowing Wells Road during four different sessions June 14 through July 29. The camp involves singing, ringing of handchimes and handbells and musical games. Enrollment is limited. Call 306-5247 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a brochure.
Free diabetic retinopathy screenings will be offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 at the Harlem/Grovetown Health Department, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 25 at the Evans Health Department. The screenings will be conducted by MCG Health System, Emory Eye Center and the Georgia Department of Human Resources.
A family reunion is being planned for June 11-13 in Macon for descendants of James M. and Frances Rumney Royal of Athens. For information, write S.W. Jackson, 6937 Goodall Mill Road, Macon, GA, 31216, or e-mail email@example.com.
Church yard sale
Table rentals are available for the Martinez United Methodist Church yard sale, which will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 22 at the church, 3614 Washington Road. For information, call 863-6541.
Six Flags tickets
Half-price Six Flags coupons are available from the Columbia County 4H office in the Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 B Evans to Locks Road, Martinez. For information, call 868-3413.
The Harlem Relay for Life traveling toilet is available, and can be placed in a yard for a donation of $10; recipients then pay $10 to have it removed, and all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For information, call 556-0401.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will sponsor a Basic Peace Officer course through the East Georgia Regional Police Academy for anyone interested in becoming a reserve deputy. The cost of the training is $2,850, and the HOPE grant may be available.
Participants must meet all qualifications required to be a law enforcement officer in Georgia, including being at least 18 years of age, having a high school diploma or equivalent, and no prior criminal record. Participants are subject to an extensive background investigation.
Classes begin June 1. For more information, contact the Columbia County Sheriff's Office at 541-2856 or the East Georgia Regional Police Academy at (706) 592-1518.
The Richmond Academy classes of 1963 and 1964 will hold their reunion May 14 and 15. For information, call 860-2110 or 667-8591.
The 7th Annual CSRA Gospelfest will be 5 p.m. May 22 at the Jesse Norman Amphitheater. Booth spaces are available for organizations. For information, call 951-4479.
The Junior League of Augusta is accepting applications for the 2004-05 ACE Awards, which support and enrich classroom curriculum. Each recipient receives up to $500 for his or her project. The deadline is June 11. For information, call 736-0033.
Hot Southern Night
The American Red Cross Hot Southern Night concert will be June 19 at Lake Olmstead Stadium, featuring Gary Allan and special guest the Marshall Tucker Band. For information, call 278-4849.
Augusta Technical College will hold GED/adult literacy classes at Marvin United Methodist Church, Wheeler Road at Belair Road. For information, call 860-8581.
The Harlem High School Drama Department continues to seek donations to fund its trip to the Scotland Fringe Festival in August. For information, contact Roy Lewis at 556-5980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are being sought for 2004 graduates seeking scholarships to attend Georgia's military colleges. Students are nominated from each of Georgia's U.S. congressional districts, and are nominated by state senators in those districts. For more information, call the state Senate office at (800) 282-5803.
Riverfront Marine Detachment 1132 of the Marine Corps League is seeking donations of items to be handed out to Iraqi schoolchildren by Marine Corps units. For information, call Paul Brewer, 849-6632.
Hephzibah High School's class of 1984 is seeking class members for a 20-year reunion this fall. For information, contact Thomas Self at 592-4634, or Kim Edgar Stripling at 278-1001.
The Court Appointed Special Advocate program of Child Enrichment Inc. is seeking volunteers at least 21 years old to advocate for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system.
Volunteers need no experience, and will be provided with specialized training. For more information, call 737-4631.
Foster and adoptive parents are being sought for Columbia and Richmond County children. For more information on the program, call Christina Ruetz in Columbia County at 541-1640, or Rosalyn Boyd in Richmond County, 721-7171.
Happy Tails adoption
Happy Tails Rescue will hold pet adoptions each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 4-6 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., at Superpetz on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez. For more information, call 863-5310.
Mosaic United Methodist Church, a new Evans congregation, holds services each Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Evans High School theater. Services are informal and the worship leadership is casual. For information, call 877-6468.
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