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Golf tournament


Anyone who grew up in the 1960s playing ball at Allen or Chafee parks or played golf at The Patch is invited to attend the inaugural Boys of Summer Golf Tournament.

The tournament will be played at 8 a.m. June 2 at Forest Hills Golf Club.

It will be captain’s choice. Registration is $55 and covers greens fee, lunch and range balls. “Lunch only” is available for $12. No prizes will be awarded. The game is for fellowship.

For more information, call Jimmy Cooper at (706) 414-1104, or e-mail or Beth Sheehan at


Art opening

An opening reception for Lenn Hopkins will be held at Sacred Heart Cultural Center from 5-7 p.m. May 8.

Her subjects range from farm relics to antique barns to countrysides. She explores and portrays their unique characteristics on canvas and gives them individuality using different media throughout the show.

She lives and works on her family’s farm in Waynesboro with her husband, Henry.

The exhibit will be on view through June 27.

For more information, visit


Book sale

The Friends of the Augusta Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10 in honor of Mother’s Day.

The sale will feature hardcover novels and mysteries by popular authors, craft books, cookbooks and more.

Durable bags for books or groceries, and cotton coverlets with Historic Augusta sites are also available for purchase.

For more information, call (706) 821-2600.


Yard sale

The Augusta South Rotary Club and Aquinas High School will hold a Community Yard Sale at the school from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17.

Booths are available for $25. The first 50 sellers to reserve space will get a location inside the gym.

Arts and crafts vendors are welcome. Large items such as washers, dryers and refrigerators will be available for sale. Concessions will be available.

Goodwill Industries will be available at closing for anyone wishing to donate unsold items.

For more information or to reserve a booth, call Pam Lightsey at (706) 840-2087, or Ed Enoch at (706) 738-4141, or e-mail


Slap Fives

SafeHomes of Augusta will hold a High 5-A-Thon at Augusta Mall from noon to 1 p.m. May 10.

The event is the organization’s annual Slap Fives Not Wives domestic violence awareness campaign.

Two media celebrities – Cher Best from Kiss 96.3-FM and Ashley Campbell from NBC 26 – will compete to see who can earn the most high-fives from patrons in one hour.

Those who attend will have the opportunity to win prizes from Augusta Mall, Kiss 96.3-FM and others.

Supporters can make pledges for their celebrity the day of the event or in advance at


Holiday concert

The Augusta Choral Society will perform its annual concert to remember the fallen at 7:30 p.m. May 24 at Sacred Heart Cultural Center.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and active duty military.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to