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The Richmond County Evening School Center will accept applications from 3:30 to 6 p.m. today and Friday.


A copy of your high school transcript and a $10 application fee are required at the time of registration. The evening school is in the Tubman Education Center, 1740 Walton Way. For more information, call (706) 796-4965, ext. 1303, or ext. 1311.

The CSRA African American Arts Alliance will hold a reception for its first poet laureate and artist-in-residence.

The reception takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Encore, 601 Broad St., second floor. Attendees are asked to donate $5.

The poet laureate will chronicle the year through prose, poetry and essays. The artist-in-residence will chronicle the year through visual images. The body of work will be showcased at the end of the cycle.

For more information, call (404) 786-3277, e-mail or visit

The Augusta Museum of History will present the second annual Jimmie Dyess Symposium on Thursday, Jan. 12.

D. Douglas Barnard Jr. and Maj. Bruce P. Crandall will receive the Symposium’s Distinguished American Award.

Barnard served in the Army during World War II and was a congressman from 1977 to 1993. He played a major role in the creation of the Community Foundation of the CSRA and Wounded Warrior Project of the CSRA, which is now known as the Augusta Warrior Project.

Crandall received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the 1965 battle of la Drang Valley during the Vietnam War. He was portrayed in the 2002 movie We Were Soldiers.

For more information, call the museum at (706) 722-8454.

The second annual Dog Gone Cold 5k Run/Walk is set for Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Julian Smith Barbeque Pit, 3 Milledge Road. There will be a 1-mile fun run at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 5k run/walk at 10 a.m. Participants can bring their dogs.

Proceeds benefit Hopeful Hounds Inc. and the American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue. For more information, contact Hopeful Hounds at (706) 294-6200 or, or visit

Friends of the Augusta Public Library will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m Monday, Jan. 23, in the downtown library, 823 Telfair St.

Guest speaker Brad Cunningham will answer the question, “Who lived at Appleby before the books lived at Appleby?”

For more information, call (706) 469-3356 or (706) 821-2605.

MACH Academy Inc. is seeking volunteers to mentor students one-on-one and in small-group settings and assist with homework and special school projects from 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays.

MACH Academy is a nonprofit community organization at Fleming Tennis Center in south Augusta.

Call Betty Jones at (706) 796-5046 or e-mail



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