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Civil War group

The Civil War Round Table will meet Oct. 21 at in the Goodwill Center on Washington Road.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at Edgar’s Grille. Richard McMurray will speak on A Georgian Looks at Sherman.

Membership will be open to anyone interested in the history of the Civil War. Dues are $25 per year for individuals and $40 for couple. For more information, call President Gwen Fulcher-Young at (706) 736-2909 or e-mail, or visit

Benefit concert

The CSRA Partnership for Community Health and the Richmond County Medical Society Project Access will present the 16th Annual Hallelujah for Health benefit concert at the Kroc Center beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 10.

Performers include the Harmony River Chorus, the Springhill Baptist Church Choir, the Beulah Grove Baptist Church Choir, Minister John Hobbs, the Golden Bells, Bright Stars, Marvin Cummings, Robert Reid and Vanessa Stanley.

The Partnership for Community Health was founded in 1993 to explore new ways to improve indigent care in Richmond County. Its membership includes hospitals, health departments, social service agencies, community organizations and religious communities.

For more information, call (706) 210-2024.

Readings planned

Award-winning authors A. Manette Ansay and poet William Garrett Wright will be giving readings of their most recent works as part of the 2013 Sand Hills Writers Series at Georgia Regents University on Oct. 22.

The series will begin at 1 p.m. with the readings, followed by a book signing and reception.

Ansay is the author of six novels and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has received the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Pushcart Prize, the Nelson Algren Award and two Great Lakes Book Awards.

Wright is the author of three poetry collections and is the winner of the 2005 Breakthrough Poetry Prize. He is the series editor of The Southern Poetry Anthology.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit

Survivor’s Walk

SafeHomes of Augusta will hold its annual Survivor’s Walk Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the Georgia Regents University quadrangle lawn.

The walk will be held in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It includes testimonies from domestic violence survivors, statements from local practitioners who work to end domestic violence and a candlelit walk to remember all who have experienced domestic violence.

For more information, call (706) 736-2499 or visit

Greek festival

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will bring a little bit of Greece to Augusta Oct. 10-13 on the church grounds.

The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. Friday with live music by A Night in Athens and recorded music spun by emcee Jimmy Economos. Dance and music presentations will be held all weekend.

Authentic food and handmade crafts will be available for purchase as well.

For more information, including menus and entertainment schedule, visit

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