The Pawprints Foundation and Long Dog Rescue are holding a holiday pet food drive through this weekend.
Cat, dog, puppy and kitten food is being collected at several locations throughout the Augusta area, or you can arrange to have someone pick up your donation.
For more information, call (706) 863-2067.
The Richmond County Evening School Center will accept applications from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Jan. 6.
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, Jan. 6, 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. There will be a show at the end of the cycle showcasing the body of work.
The Augusta Museum of History will present the second annual Jimmie Dyess Symposium on Thursday, Jan. 12, to recognize the native Augustan’s courage as a citizen and soldier and identify others who have shown similar valor or made civic contributions above and beyond the call of duty.
The symposium will include remarks by Maj. Gen. Perry Smith, who served 30 years in the Air Force. He has been a military analyst for NBC and currently serves as secretary of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
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 during the Vietnam War for his actions as a helicopter pilot in the 1965 battle of la Drang Valley, the first major battle between the U.S. Army and North Vietnamese forces. He was portrayed in the 2002 movie We Were Soldiers.
Laurie Ott, the executive director of the University Hospital Foundation, will be the master of ceremonies. For more information, call the museum at (706) 722-8454.
Dog Gone Cold 5k
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.