Around the block

Cookbook sale

The MOMS Club of Evans is selling cookbooks for $15, with all proceeds being donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Augusta.

The cookbook features recipes in traditional categories such as appetizers, main dishes and desserts, and also has sections such as Kids in the Kitchen, reflecting the mission of the organization: to provide support to mothers and children.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta is launching its capital campaign to raise $6 million for a new, larger facility to be built in the heart of the medical district.

MOMS Club of Evans chapter members will sell cookbooks at several local events.

For more information on how to purchase a cookbook, go to the MOMS Club’s Web site at www.moms-clubofevans.com or contact club Vice President Cori Daniels at annual preschoolfair@gmail.com.

ASU Conservatory

The Augusta State University Conservatory will host the Conservatory Sand Hills String Band, performing under the direction of Carl Purdy, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Jaguar Student Activity Center Ballroom at Augusta State.

It is free and open to the public.

Call the Maxwell Theatre box office at (706) 667-4100 for ticket information.

Angel Tree

While out shopping this holiday season, why not buy a gift or two for a less fortunate child. The Salvation Army of Augusta’s Angel Tree program provides an opportunity for shoppers to buy specifically requested Christmas gifts for local needy children.

These children are called angels, and their Christmas wishes are available on Christmas trees set up in Walmart, Augusta Mall, CSRA Credit Union, The Kroc Center, and all three Salvation Army of Augusta Family Thrift Stores.

You can adopt an angel by removing their tag from a tree, purchasing the items requested, and then returning the items to the store where you adopted the angel.

Angels are available for adoption until Dec. 9. Gifts purchased by angel adopters will be distributed on Dec. 20 to the parents and guardians of the angels. For more information, call (706) 364-4086.

Polar Express

The Augusta Museum of History will host performances of the Polar Express story at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, in the museum’s transportation exhibit area.

The cost is $2 per child and $4 for adults (free for museum members). Only children who wear pajamas and have a “golden ticket” can board the train; no adults will be allowed on board.

Space is limited to 36 children per performance. Golden Tickets are on sale now at the museum. No more than two tickets per adult can be purchased. Tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

After each performance children and their parents will be treated to hot chocolate and cookies in the museum’s Rotunda, courtesy of Tastefully Yours LLC, with an appearance by a special Christmas guest.

The museum is at 560 Reynolds St.

For more information, call (706) 722-8454 or visit www.augustamuseum.org.


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