Dyess Symposium

The Augusta Museum of History will present the second annual Jimmie Dyess Symposium today at 5 p.m.

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 the 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 Richmond County Republican Party will hold its monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn, 2155 Gordon Highway.

Lynn Bailey, the director of the Richmond County Board of Elections, will be the guest speaker. For further information, contact Bob Finnegan at (706) 829-1296 or stampbob@comcast.net, or visit www.richmondcountygop.org.

The Sierra Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Ext.

Carol and Larry Eldridge will share their experiences as raptor rehabilitators, and will show a red tail hawk. The family-oriented program is open to the public.

Contact Judy Gordon for more information at
gordonjudith@att.net.

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 HopefulHoundsInc@gmail.com, or visit www.HopefulHounds.org.

The Eta Theta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. will host the Zetas Against Drugs workshops aimed at youths ages 9 and older.

The workshops will focus on fitness, music, the dangers of drugs and Internet safety. After the workshops, food and door prizes will be available.

The free event is Jan. 21 at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 623 Crawford Ave. It begins with registration at 9 a.m. and ends with lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Youth group advisers are asked to RSVP by Saturday to be included for lunch. To RSVP or for more information, contact Arvella Robinson at arvellar@yahoo.com or (706) 737-6148, or Liz Pounds at (706) 945-1874.

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.


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