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Corks and Canvas 


Corks and Canvas meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday.

Presented by The Psalmist’s Studio, the art class is designed for young adults. Bring your own wine and painting clothes. Other materials are provided.

Depending on class size and experience of the group, each class will last two to three hours. Experience is not necessary. Paintings are done step by step, so no one is left behind.

Classes are $30, and preregistration is required. For more information, visit or call (706) 868-0990.


Turkey trot

WJBF-TV and the Salvation Army will sponsor the Turkey Trot 10K Saturday.

A 1-mile fun run begins at 9 a.m., a wheelchair race will begin at 10 a.m. and the 10K begins at 10:15 a.m.

The race will begin at the Old Richmond Academy building, 540 Telfair St.

Packet pickup will be held at Fleet Feet Sports, 229 Furys Ferry Road,
4-7 p.m. Nov. 23.

Prizes will be given for the best ’80s-dressed runners.

Registration is $40 through tomorrow (T-shirt not guaranteed) and $45 the day of the race.

The fun run is $10 per person with a $30 maximum per family.

All proceeds benefit the Salvation Army of Augusta. For more information, visit the Turkey Trot’s Facebook page,


Book signing

Local authors will sign copies of their books at the Book Tavern for Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24.

Charmain Zimmerman Brackett, Nathaniel Perry, KJ Eldridge, Debi Toporroff, Lincoln Crisler, Sam Beasley and David Hanks will sign from noon to 4 p.m.

Gene Jennings and Bill Baab will join them from 2-4 p.m.

For more information, call (706) 826-1940.



Dance Augusta will present the holiday classic The Nutcracker at the Imperial Theatre Nov. 23-25.

The Christmas fairy tale follows young Clara and her friend the Nutcracker Prince and a surreal battle between mice and gingerbread men.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Nov. 23 and 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 24-25.

Tickets are $17-$40.

For more information, visit


Oil recycling

Residents of Richmond and Columbia counties can take their used cooking oil to their local wastewater treatment plants for disposal from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 and 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 1.

Richmond County residents should take their oil to the James B. Messerly Waste Water Treatment Plant, 1820 Doug Barnard Parkway. Columbia County residents should take their oil to the Columbia County Water Utility, 4325 Evans to Locks Road.

Oil should be free of water, soap suds and food scraps, and should be transported in a clean, non-breakable, leak-proof container with a tight lid.


Holiday jamboree

Local musician Tara Scheyer will present a holiday concert beginning at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Morris Museum of Art. Afterward, guests can create holiday cards and decorations. The event is free for members and regular museum price for nonmembers. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 13-17 and free for ages 12 and younger.

For more information, visit or call (706) 724-7501.


Annual Toy Tun

The Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America will sponsor the 13th Annual Augusta Toy Run will be held Dec. 2 to assist military families at Fort Gordon with gifts, cash and food at Christmas.

Motorcyclists will begin staging at the Augusta Museum of History at 12:30 p.m. The ride begins at 1:30 p.m. and will end at the Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America headquarters at 4010 Deans Bridge Road. Cost to participate is at least one unwrapped toy or $10 per rider. Please remember gifts for boys and girls, ages infant to early teens.

For more information, call Larry Dodson at (803) 634-0785.



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