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There she is

The Miss Augusta Scholarship Pageant events will be held the next two weekends. The deadline for contestants to apply has passed.

The Miss Augusta/Miss Savannah River and Outstanding Teen pageants will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Greenbrier High School auditorium. Tickets are $15. These pageants are preliminaries to the Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen competitions being held in June. The other pageants – Wee, Miss, Tiny, Little, Pre-Teen, Jr. Teen and Teen Miss – will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Greenbrier.

For information, visit www.MissAugusta.org.

District 5 breakfast

State Rep. Quincy Murphy, D-Augusta, and Augusta Commissioner Bill Locket and Richmond County school board member Patsy Scott will host the District 5 Neighborhood Quarterly Breakfast on Saturday.

The event takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. at Henry Brigham Community Center, 2456 Golden Camp Road.

Free breakfast

Subway restaurants will offer free breakfasts from Monday through Feb. 4. Online reservations can be made at www.myfreebreakfast.com to try one of six Mornin’ Flatbreads and a cup of coffee for free.

College reception

Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga., will hold an introductory reception at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the DoubleTree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway. The event is free.

For more information, visit armstrong.edu or call (912) 344-2503.

Gardening talk

Joe Lamp’l, a nationally known gardening and nature expert, will speak at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, as part of the Nola Falcone Speaker Series and Sacred Heart Garden Festival.

He writes a syndicated column and is host of Fresh from the Garden on DIY and GardenSMART on PBS.

Tickets are $35 and reservations are required for the event, which will be held at the Augusta Country Club, 655 Milledge Road. Proceeds benefit the Sacred Heart Cultural Center. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (706) 826-4700 or visit www.sacredheartaugusta.org.

Big scholarships

The Watson-Brown Foundation Inc. is accepting scholarship applications for 2012-13 awards.

The foundation will award 200 scholarships to high school seniors and college undergraduate students. Scholarship awards are $3,000 or $5,000 per year for the student’s first four years of undergraduate studies.

The application deadline is Feb. 15. Details, including the application, may be found at www.watson-brown.org/scholarship. For more information, contact Sarah Katherine Drury at skdrury@watson-brown.org or (706) 872-6972.

Senior Expo

If you are a senior, soon-to-be senior or senior caregiver, you are encouraged to attend Senior Expo 2012. This event is a chance to gather information from organizations that provide programs and benefits to senior citizens.

Reservations are required. The event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 16. at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Kelly Chambliss at (706) 210-7676, ext. 9, or kchambliss@csra.bbb.org.


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