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Georgia Health Sciences University and Health System needs volunteers.


The GHSU Volunteer Services adult program is open to anyone 18 or older. Seniors and anyone retired are encouraged to apply. For more information, call (706) 721-3596 or visit the Volunteer Services office on the second floor of the Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center, Room BT-2611. Information is also available at

Registration is now being accepted for the Girls on the Run of the CSRA, a nonprofit youth development program for girls in the third through fifth grades. The curriculum focuses on various aspects of girls’ development, including physical, mental, emotional and social well-being.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

For more information, visit, or e-mail

The 11th annual Walkathon will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Riverwalk Augusta Ninth Street Plaza.

The walk is presented by the Paul F. Milner Sickle Cell Support and Advocacy Group. Registration is $10. For more information, call (706) 798-2526.

The Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy will present a volunteer-led nature hike through Phinizy Swamp. The free hike will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. It will cover about 2.5 miles and will take about an hour and a half.

For more information, call (706) 828-2109.

The Augusta Museum of History is offering visitors a chance to see how artifacts are collected, prepared, cataloged and preserved. At 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 22 groups of 10 will be escorted through the collection-preparation area on a first come, first served basis.

The tours are free. For more information, call the museum at (706) 722-8454.

The Fleming Tennis Center at 1850 Chester Ave. will present a Back To School Play Tennis Day Sept. 7. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., guests will participate in games, drills, match play, USTA-sanctioned Quickstart Tennis, and other formats. The event is sponsored by the USTA, MACH Academy and Augusta Recreation and Parks.

For more information, call (706) 796-5046.

The Augusta Area Rotary Clubs and the Augusta State University Rotaract Club will hold a food-packaging event at Christenberry Fieldhouse from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 8.

The goal is to package 100,000 meals as an international project. A food drive through August and all additional proceeds benefit the Golden Harvest Food Bank’s area backpack program, which sends snacks home on weekends for underprivileged students.

For more information or to register to participate, visit or call (706) 840-2087.

The Big Kids Accordion Band will perform at the Augusta Museum of History rotunda at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 in honor of Grandparents Day.

The concert is free. For more information, call (706) 798-1831.

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History will play host to a senior luncheon at 11:30 Sept. 12.

Admission to the luncheon is $10. J. Randolph Frails will talk about estate planning.

Reservations are required by Wednesday. For more information, visit or call (706) 724-3576.



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