Around town



COTTON BALL: 6:30-9:30 p.m., home of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Falcone, 3106 Walton Way; dinner (by Outback Steakhouse), full bar, bluegrass band The Carolina Rebels and raffle for a three-night stay at a four-bedroom mountain home in North Carolina; admission by membership in Historic Augusta Inc.; membership $50 for individuals, $75 for couples; (706) 724-0436,

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE AND MEDICINE: 1-2 p.m. today and May 20, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 1446 Harper St., first-floor classroom; medical signs to communicate with hearing-impaired; $40; limited space; (706) 721-6929.

TOPS MEETING: 5 p.m., Pine View Baptist Church, 117 Pleasant Home Road, Martinez; Chapter 439 of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS).

COLUMBIA COUNTY WEST ROTARY CLUB: 12:15 p.m., Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, Columbia Road at Lewiston Road; call Richard Swann at (706) 868-3559.

HOSPICE TRAINING: Daniel Village office of Regency Hospice of Augusta; 6-9 p.m.; (706) 729-6328.

TUESDAY NIGHTS TOGETHER (TNT): 7 p.m., the administration building of First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 625 Georgia Ave.; fellowship and Bible study for area single adults; Ty Lockridge at (803) 279-6370.

HARLEM'S LAUREL AND HARDY MUSEUM: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; (706) 556-0401.

HARLEM LIBRARY STORY TIME: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Harlem Library, 375 N. Louisville St.; free.


PRESCHOOL WALK: 10-11 a.m., Reed Creek Park; free preschool nature walk for children accompanied by an adult; (706) 210-4027.

GARDEN SERIES: 12:10-12:45 p.m., the Columbia County library; Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch series for 2008 continues with extension agent Charles Phillips giving a session on water conservation; (706) 868-3413.

MARVIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CLOTHES CLOSET: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., church at Wheeler and Belair Roads.

EUCHEE CREEK STORY TIME: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Euchee Creek Library, 5907 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown; free