New office hours
The operating hours of the Fort Gordon ID card office will change beginning Thursday. The new hours will be Monday-Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 791-2914.
Mistletoe State Park, at 3723 Mistletoe Road in Appling, will hold a Makin' Maple class from 1:30-3p.m. Saturday at the Nature Center. Park Superintendent Bill Tinley will demonstrate how to tap maple trees for syrup. On Jan. 15-16, the park will hold a Mountain Dulcimer Jam from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Group Shelter. For more information, call 541-0321.
Donations for soldiers
Grovetown City Councilwoman Marjorie Adams is seeking items for soldiers serving in the Middle East. Especially needed are blankets; brown T-shirts, cotton underwear and boot-length socks; toiletries; and magazines. Donations may be dropped off during office hours at Grovetown City Hall, 103 Robinson Ave., and after hours at the Public Safety Department; For information more, call 863-4576.
Adoptions for retired greyhound racers will be held at PetSmart in Augusta from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For information, visit www.greyhoundlifesavers.org or call 796-1708.
Episcopal Day School will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Church of the Good Shepherd Parish Hall, 2240 Walton Way, in Augusta. All prospective parents of children age 3 to rising eighth-graders are invited to learn about the educational opportunities. For information, visit www.eduaugusta.com or call Susan Everitt at 733-1192, ext. 28.
First Baptist Church, 3500 Walton Way in Augusta, will hold its 2005-06 open house session for preschool and kindergarten programs 7 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Walton Building, Room 101. Participants will learn general information and the registration process and visit classrooms for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. For more information, call Patti Fowler at 731-5366.
Tickets are available for chances to win a 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster in a raffle sponsored by the American Red Cross. One thousand tickets will be sold at $20 for one or $50 for three, and are available at the Red Cross office on Ellis Street in Augusta; Augusta Harley-Davidson on Frontage Road; Georgia Bank and Trust on Furys Ferry Road; and Jim Hudson Lexus on Washington Road in Martinez. The winner will be announced Feb. 5. For information, call 724-8481.
Augusta Preparatory Day School is accepting applications for the Goizueta Scholarship, to be awarded to a Latino/Hispanic student entering the Augusta Prep Upper School as a new student for the 2005-06 school year.
The scholarship will cover the expenses of tuition and books for all four years of high school. Students applying for the scholarship must be an A or A/B honor roll student and ready to accept the challenges of a rigorous college preparatory program. For more information, write admissions@augusta prep.org or call Rosie Herrmann, the director of admissions, at 863-6858, ext. 201.
Fort Gordon will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at the Gordon Club. Karen Freeman-Wilson, the chief executive officer of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and the executive director of the National Drug Court Institute in Alexandria, Va., will be the guest speaker. Tickets for the luncheon must be purchased by noon Jan. 11. For information, call 791-2014.
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