Art scholarship

Two $1,500 Broad Street Artists Row Art Scholarships will be awarded this year, along with the chance to have an exhibition at Gallery on the Row.

To qualify, a student must be a senior in the Augusta area and pursue a fine arts degree at an accredited institution.

Deadline to apply is Friday. For more information, www.artistsrow
augusta.com.

The city will hold its first Augusta Living Green Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Augusta Common.

Plans include a rain barrel and compost bin sale, recycling, conservation education and sign-ups for various “green” activities. For more information, visit augustaga.gov or e-mail webadmin@augustaga.gov.

Paine College is participating in Home Depot’s third annual Retool Your School campus improvement grant program. This year’s program includes two new awards, the Campus Pride Grant and an additional Tier II Grant. The grant awards will total $185,000, with one $50,000 Tier I Grant, 11 $10,000 Tier II Grants and one $25,000 Campus Pride Grant for the school project proposal that receives the most online votes. Online voting will take place through April 10 at www.retoolyourschool.com. Each computer user can vote once per day.

Savannah River Remediation, the liquid waste contractor at Savannah River Site, is accepting applications for educational grants from area public elementary schools to support teachers in their work to educate their pupils in mathematics and science. The Student, Teachers Achieving Results, or STAR, grants will be awarded directly to public elementary schools to provide funding for science and mathematics instructional kits that are proven tools teachers can use to help students achieve next-level learning through the use of manipulatives and problem solving. By focusing on problem solving, these kits are designed to reinforce and expand learning.

Public elementary schools in Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Edgefield, and Orangeburg school districts in South Carolina, and Columbia and Richmond counties in Georgia are eligible to receive the funds. Interested teachers should contact their school principals for more information. Applications must be received by April 12.

United Way of the CSRA and United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta will collaborate to offer Augusta-area residents the Smart Start Early Education Substitute Teacher Program. The program is designed to recruit and instruct adults in the needs of young children, how children develop and learn and the needs of a child care program. It also includes Born Learning tools designed to help parents create early learning opportunities for young children. Graduates will provide children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years, with a caring and knowledgeable substitute teacher when their regular teacher is out. Twenty-four area residents completed the program last year.

The free, five-day program will be offered in Augusta from May 7 to 11. Applicants must pre-register online by April 23. For more information, contact Joan Stoddard at (706) 724-5544, ext. 8934, or visit www.ecegasubs.org.

The Richmond County school system’s Junior ROTC Evening Review will be held at 7 p.m. April 23 in the Glenn Hills High School stadium, 2840 Glenn Hills Drive. This is a military-style parade conducted by more than 1,000 cadets from the eight Richmond County high school Junior ROTC programs.

Glenn Hills Middle School’s Future Business Leaders of America, Chapter 14756, is teaming up with the Salvation Army to promote a clothing, food and toiletries drive through April 30. Community members are asked to help the FBLA collect these items: towels, washcloths, pillows, pillow cases/protectors, personal hygiene products for men and women, soap and nonperishable food.

Donations can be made at Glenn Hills Middle, 2941 Glenn Hills Drive, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call Laverne Frazier at (706) 796-4705, ext. 1169. All items collected will be given to the Salvation Army for use in its shelter programs for men and women.

MACH Academy Inc. is seeking volunteers to mentor students one-on-one and in small-group settings and assist with homework and special school projects from 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays.

MACH Academy is a nonprofit community organization at Fleming Tennis Center in south Augusta.

Call Betty Jones at (706) 796-5046 or e-mail mparks@37@comcast.net.


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