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The Shiloh Community Center, 1635 15th St., will host the Senior Health and Fitness Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday. The fair will showcase the importance of senior centers. Vendors will include Georgia Health Sciences University’s gerontology students, the Area Agency on Aging and the Social Security Administration. Vendors can register for free, and the deadline is Friday. For more information, call (706) 738-0089 or e-mail ej.shilohcommunitycenter@gmail.com.

The Brothers of the Dove and The First Tee of Augusta will the CSRA Golf Challenge on May 19 at Goshen Plantation Golf Club, 1601 Goshen Clubhouse Drive. The challenge will include a full round of golf, which is open to the public. The four-person best ball competition will have male and female divisions. Each team will be assigned a current First Tee member. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The First Tee of Augusta’s School Golf Programs and the Cross Creek High School Football Program.

Entry fees, $100 per golfer, must be paid by Saturday. Sponsorships are also available. For more information, contact Al Ashford at (706) 364-4653 or aashford@thefirstteeaugusta.org, Brother Maxwell Smith at (706) 414-7390 or maxwell_smith@hotmail.com, or Brother Drexel Clark at (706) 664-4637 or dac723@msn.com.

Children with disabilities, their parents and others who help them are invited to attend the CSRA Transition Resource Fair, scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Westside High School, 1002 Patriots Way. Students can learn about their postsecondary options, such as work, technical school and college. Parents can get help preparing their children for life after K-12 school. A number of education, work and service providers will be available. For more information, call the Georgia Department of Labor’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program at (706) 650-5638 or East Central Georgia Learning Resources System at (706) 826-1128.

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 Monday. 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. Monday 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.


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