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Miracle Mile


The 12th Annual Miracle Mile Walk will be held Saturday at the Augusta Common.

The walk is a three-mile walk through downtown. Strollers are allowed. Each walker who raises $100 or more will receive one free T-shirt.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. A pre-walk program will kick off at 9 a.m. and the walk itself will begin at 9:30 p.m. A raffle will be held during the post-walk program, which starts at 11 a.m.

All proceeds will benefit University Health Care System’s Breast Health Center.

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Boshears Skyfest

The 20th annual Boshears Skyfest begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Daniel Field.

Gary Ward, the Trenton Flyers, and local pilot Greg Connell will perform aerobatics. Team RV will fly home-built planes in excess of 200 mph.

On the ground, the Flagship Detroit,w hich first flew with American Airlines in 1937, will be on display. The GasCar Antique Automobile Club will hold a car show on Saturday.

Tickets are $15 in advance at $18 at the gate.

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We Think Pink

The Augusta Chronicle’s We Think Pink Banquet honoring breast cancer survivors will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Augusta Mariott at the Convention Center.

This year’s guest speaker is Anita Renfroe, author, comedian and YouTube sensation. A silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $40 and are available at The Augusta Chronicle office, 725 Broad St., and at The Columbia County News-Times office, 4272 Washington Road.

Proceeds will benefit University Health Care’s Breast Health Center.

For more information, visit

Spook-tactular Halloween Carnival

The Christian Giles Scholarship Fund will play host to a Halloween carnival Oct. 27 at the Augusta Common.

The event will feature games, raffles, food, and arts and crafts vendors. Guests are also invited to participate in pumpkin carving and costume contests. Proceeds benefit the Christian Giles Scholarship Fund, which helps alleviate some of the personal financial burden on Richmond and Columbia county school teachers.

For more information, visit

Brooks Nightlife Fun Run/Walk

The second annual Brooks Nightlife Fun Run/Walk will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

The run will begin at Fleet Feet Augusta, 229 Furys Ferry Rd. Runners are invited to dress in Halloween costume or nightlife gear and participate in a best dressed contest. The event also features raffles, prizes and food.

It is limited to the first 50 participants. For more information, email

Hospice Volunteer Training

CareSouth will hold a hospice volunteer training class at 9 a.m. Oct. 23.

Hospice volunteers visit patients, comfort the bereaved and perform a variety of other services.

Volunteers complete eight hours of training, which is designed to explore your own attitudes about death, learn about hospice care and develop communication skills.

Bilingual and pet therapy volunteers are also needed.

Training is free. For more information, visit. or call (706) 550-9966.



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