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The Augusta Genea­logical Society will present a homecoming and seminar Aug. 10-11 titled “Voices Less Heard: Where are MY Ancestors?”

The event’s speaker will be professional genealogist Barbara Vines Little, former president of the National Genealogical Society and editor of the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy.

The seminar will be held at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Topics will include county records, migrating ancestors, chancery records and researching women in history.

The society’s Adamson Library will be open Aug. 9 and Aug. 11 from 1to 5 p.m. Also, the Reese Library at Georgia Regents University, Special Collections Room, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 9.

Registration by Aug. 1 guarantees a syllabus and reserves a seat and lunch. Fees are $40 for society members, $45 for nonmembers and those who register after Aug. 1.

For more information, call the Augusta Genealogical Society at (706) 722-4073.

The Department of Energy – Savannah River Site is looking for people interested in volunteering for a two-year term on the Citizens Advisory Board.

The board provides the Department of Energy with advice and recommendations on environmental activities from a community perspective. No special training or knowledge of SRS is required.

Applicants must be able to commit up to 20 hours a month to attend meetings and study issues.

Applications and more information can be found at cab.srs.gov. Applications are due by Aug. 16.

Enopion Theatre Company is conducting auditions for The Match Girl.

The musical, adapted from a story by Hans Christian Andersen, is about a family who try to keep a home for girls afloat by selling matches in 1823 England.

Parts are available for men, women and youths 9 and older.

The auditions are by appointment only and will be held on Thursdays, June 27 through July 18 (excluding July 4), at the Kroc Center.

Performance dates are Nov. 7-9, 16, and 21-23.

More information, including audition materials, is available at www.enopion.com. To schedule an audition, call (706) 771-7777.

Activities and information centered on kidney health will be presented at the Kroc Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29.

Kidney Action Day will include free kidney health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, food samples, interactive fitness demonstrations, entertainment, health screenings and children’s activities.

The event will be presented by the American Kidney Fund. For more information, visit www.kidneyfund.org.

Street and Trail of Augusta will hold a ride to benefit Kaleb Bo Miller on June 29.

Kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. The cost is a $20 donation, which includes three raffle tickets and lunch.

Kaleb, 14, has had kidney disease all of his life. He had a kidney transplant at 10 and suffered renal failure again at 13. Last year, he tested positive for leukemia and has experienced strokes and high blood pressure. Funds raised from the ride will help his family with medical bills and the cost of taking him to dialysis treatments.

For more information, call (706) 868-5050.


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