Around the block

FeedBack Session

Golden Harvest Food Bank will present FeedBack Session at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. The concert will be at Enterprise Mill and will feature Kristian Bush of the country music duo Sugarland, JTX and Patrick Davis. Admission includes parking and hors d’oeuvres, and there will be a cash bar.

Tickets cost $40 in advance, $50 the day of the show, and $75 per couple.

Proceeds will benefit the food bank.

Visit goldenharvest.org.

Book-signing

Arial Alexis will sign copies of her new book, Take the Breath Of Me, in the area this weekend.

She will be at the Fort Gordon Main Exchange from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Augusta-Richmond County Library. The book is about a woman who gets caught up in substance abuse, the assumed death of her first love and the organization pulling all the strings.

The book is available through Tate Publishing. Visit tatepublishing.com.

Bike for the Ballet

The third annual Bike for the Ballet will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, at Enterprise Mill.

The ride begins at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a celebration at noon.

Tutu-clad cyclists will use the Ironman Augusta cycling course to promote active living.

Registration is $35 and includes rider support at rest stops on the 60-mile Ironman route, the 36-mile route or the 22-mile route and a ticket for the celebration. Additional celebration tickets are available for non-cyclists for $10.

Tutu sponsorships are available for $50.

Visit augustaballet.org or call (706) 261-0555.

Brown in concert

Augusta native Russell Joel Brown will perform his first concert in eight years Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Maxwell Theatre at Georgia Regents University.

The concert will begin at 5 p.m. In addition to the concert, local artists will contribute artwork of Brown, which will be on display in the theater lobby. The pieces will be for sale in a silent auction before the concert and during intermission.

All proceeds will benefit the Jessye Norman School of the Arts.

Brown attended Episcopal Day School and Aquinas High School and went on to perform in a variety of Broadway plays.

Tickets for the show are $40, and $20 for students under 25 with an ID. Visit jessyenormanschool.org.

Helms open house

Helms College will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, and 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. The open house will give prospective students the opportunity to learn about the school’s culinary programs. Visitors will take tours of the campus and interact with the chef instructors and students. Academic advisors and financial aid representatives will be available to answer questions. Helms College is operated by Goodwill Industries to offer training to those who may not otherwise be able to attend college.

Visit www.helms.edu.

Poker run

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Department Wives Auxiliary will hold a poker run Saturday, Aug. 24, at Augusta Harley Davidson. The run will begin at 8 a.m. and will include vendors and live entertainment. Proceeds will be used to purchase level 3 vests in memory of Alton Creech, a deputy who died in May from injuries he received during an off-duty motorcycle accident.

Visit augustahd.com.

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