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Goodwill Industries are seeking donations of more bicycles to be refurbished for impoverished children for Christmas.

Through Goodwill’s WORKing Solutions that serves homeless individuals, six trainees are gaining job skills and earning a paycheck refurbishing the bikes, which are then given to children who are selected to receive them through an application process. Many children who receive the bikes are enrolled in Goodwill’s programs.

Bikes can be dropped off at 6 p.m. today at Master Buick on Washington Road.

Financial seminar

The Cleveland Group CPAs will present a seminar, When Pennies Count and Education is Crucial, at 9 p.m. Saturday at 3740 Executive Center Drive.

Representatives from nonprofit organizations can learn how to improve their financial decision-making process. Experts will offer tips and guidelines to help nonprofits make the most of their budgets, marketing and management. Admission is free, but registration is required by Dec. 12.

Call (706) 288-2800 or e-mail

Holiday Concert

The U.S. Army Signal Corps Band will perform new Christmas music and holiday classics at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The concert will be at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way.

For ticket information, call (706) 791-3113.

Pops! at the Bell

Joe Gransden is the featured performer at this year’s Symphony Augusta Orchestra Holiday Pops! at the Bell.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14.

Gransden, known for his trumpet performances, has performed worldwide and released seven CDs.

Tickets are $15 to $40, and are available at

Bird Count

The Augusta-Aiken Audubon Society will conduct a bird count Dec. 15.

Participants will meet at Popeye’s on the corner of Walton Way and Gordon Highway at 7:30 a.m. and divide into teams to cover a 15-mile diameter in Georgia and South Carolina.

Bird spotters are also needed. No experience necessary. The morning session will be held from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Teams will reunite for lunch at Popeye’s. An afternoon session follows lunch.

For more information, call Anne Waters at (706) 793-2788 or e-mail

Winter Wonderland

Amerigroup will present a Winter Wonderland at the May Park Community Center at 10 a.m. Dec. 15.

The event will feature toys, inflatables, games and refreshments. Information booths will be available for parents.

Call (800) 600-4441.

Open House

The Harrisburg/West End Neighborhood Association will hold a holiday open house Dec. 20. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 63 on Milledge Road.

Festive dress is encouraged.

Tickets are $5. Proceeds benefit the Harrisburg/West End Neighborhood Association.

Family Night

The Kroc Center will present Family Night at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Families will build gingerbread houses together. Cost is $10 per family of four. Visit








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