The week ahead



HARLEM'S HANDS UP OUTREACH MINISTRIES THRIFT SHOP: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday at 110 S. Hicks St.; free bread available; donations of clothing, housewares, school supplies and other items welcome; (706) 556-2259.

GROVETOWN CITY COUNCIL SEMI-MONTHLY MEETING: 6 p.m. , Grovetown City Hall on Old Wrightsboro Road.

AIKEN CITY COUNCIL: work session, 6:30 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.; city hall, Park Avenue

CLEANUP DAY: 8 a.m., Evans Middle School and The Home Depot are seeking volunteers to assist in a campus improvement project; lunch is provided; call Melanie Taylor at (706) 863-2275, ext. 3185 or e-mail

AUGUSTA COMMISSION COMMITTEES: Public Services, 12:30 p.m.; Administrative Serv-ices, 12:50 p.m.; Engineering Services, 1 p.m.; Finance, 1:15 p.m.; eighth floor, Municipal Building, 530 Greene St.


MAYOR'S PRAYER BREAKFAST: 8 a.m., Greater Faith Missionary Baptist; with Matt Aitken, Mayor Deke Copenhaver; breakfast afterward at Moses Missionary Baptist Church; (706) 821-1833.

CAREGIVER SEMINAR: "Communication & Behaviors" 4:30-5:30 p.m., Jud C. Hickey Adult Day Center (across from Alzheimer's Association); 1901 Central Ave.; presented by the Alzheimer's Association-Augusta Regional Office; speaker, Kathy Tuckey; limited seating; to register, call (706) 731-9060.