Calendar

THIS WEEK

FRAUD CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY THE CSRA CHAPTER OF THE INSTITUTE OF INTERNAL AUDITORS: 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, Jaguar Student Activities Center; hear from those who lead the fight against fraud; Dr. Sridhar Ramamoorti, keynote speaker; lunch included; five hours of Continuing Professional Education credit; reception and book signing by Dr. Ramamoorti follows; $45 IIA members, $60 others

AUGUSTA COIN CLUB SPRING SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown; dealers buy, sell and appraise any type of coins, medallions or numismatic items; free admission, free parking; (706) 829-5484, Dcchism@comcast.net

POLITICS ON THE ROCKS – AUGUSTA MIX N MINGLE: 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 9, Paine College HEAL Complex; socialize with candidates for upcoming elections; open to all candidates on the May 20 primary ballot; relaxed atmosphere, casual discussion of political matters and how each candidate plans to address them; cocktails, hors d’oeuvres; augustayup.org

MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND BIG BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library; benefits Augusta Library System

BLIND WILLIE MCTELL BLUES FESTIVAL: Noon Saturday, May 10, Stagecoach Road, 300 yards off Washington Highway, north of Thomson; gate open 11 a.m., music noon; Los Lobos, Jaimoe’s Jazzz Band, Campell Brothers, Sugar Ray Norcia and the Blue Tones, Tony Furtado, Broken Bones, more; no carry-in food or drink allowed; $30 advance, $40 festival day; ages 12 and younger free; blindwillie.com

VOLUNTEERS RECOGNITION AND AWARDS CELEBRATION: 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, Kroc Center; CSRA Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging, host; food, fun; Celebrating Our Volunteer Service, theme; performance by Christian comedian Tommy Ingram; Jay Jefferies, emcee; $15 for caregivers, retired people, students and volunteers; $20 for professionals, congregations, organizations and clergy; make check payable to CSRA Regional Commission, mail to Dina Conklin, 3023 Riverwatch Parkway Suite A, Augusta, GA 30907 (cash not accepted by mail); (706) 650-5693, wwhite@csrarc.ga.gov

UPCOMING

COLLEGE INFORMATION SEMINAR: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History; to provide students with valuable information on applying for college, applying for scholarships, what to expect during the college experience; informal atmosphere; open to high school students; free application submission during seminar; parents encouraged to attend; refreshments

IRISH FOLK SONGS & SEA SHANTIES OF ALICE PARKER: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, Covenant Presbyterian Church; Columbia County Choral Society brings the sound of the Emerald Isle alive; hear lyrical airs, plaintive ballads, defiant songs of rebellion and rollicking jigs that reveal the many sides of Irish music; guest artists include Avalon Celtic Ensemble and Carl Purdy; tickets at the door and online at www.ccchoralsociety.eventbrite.com; $15; $12 military, student, seniors, groups of 10 or more; (706) 868-7294

TASTER’S CHOICE: 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, New Life Worship Center; sample tasty culinary delights from local caterers and chefs; $5; for information or if a chef, caterer or restaurant interested in a $25 vendor table, call (706) 796-7880, newlife-worshipcenter.org

END OF THE YEAR FAMILY EVENT: 3-6 p.mm. Sunday, May 18, St. Paul’s Church; celebration of the end of the school year with food, fellowship and water games; bring the family; hot dogs, hamburgers, sides, drinks; bounce house, giant water slide and baby pools; held by St. Paul’s Children, Youth and Families Committee; free

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE OF AUGUSTA: Supper by Edgar’s $12 6 p.m., program 6:45 p.m. Monday, May 19, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; John L. Nau III, speaker; free, open to the public; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, civilwarroundtable
augustaga.com

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, GRADES 9-12, RICHMOND COUNTY: Thursday, May 22, Richmond County; information available online; follow the ‘Schools’ tab on the left of the Richmond County Board of Education site to find individual school’s Web pages; rcboe.org

SPOKEN WORD/OPEN MIC NIGHT: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 22, Jeff Maxwell Branch Library; branch manager/poet Jeff S. Stinson, host; open to the public; free; registration requested; (706) 793-2020, ecgrl.org

CREATED EQUAL: AMERICA’S CIVIL RIGHTS STRUGGLE: THE LOVING STORY: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 22, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library; free screenings and discussion forums; documentary of Richard and Mildred Loving; their interracial marriage led to their arrest and a Supreme Court case in Virginia in 1965; William R. Coleman Jr., facilitator; Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell, humanities scholar; neh.gov/created-equal

HISTORIC AUGUSTA COTTON BALL: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, May 22, home of Dr. and Mrs. Don Williamson, 2259 Cumming Road; dinner by Outback Steakhouse, cash bar, mint juleps, music by The Unmentionables; raffle for 4-night stay on Isle of Palms, S.C.; admission by current, new or renewing membership – $50 individual, $85 couple; open to all who are interested in preserving the city’s historic places; (706) 724-0436, historicaugusta.org

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, PRE-K-GRADE 8, RICHMOND COUNTY: Friday, May 23, Richmond County; information available online; follow the ‘Schools’ tab on the left of the Richmond County Board of Education site to find individual school’s Web pages; rcboe.org

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE OF AUGUSTA: Supper by Edgar’s $12 6 p.m., program 6:45 p.m. Monday, June 16, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; talk on the CSS Hunley, presented by South Carolina Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell; free program, open to the public; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, civilwarroundtable
augustaga.com

EVERYONE LOVES – AUGUSTA PRIDE 2014: June 26-29 – President’s Soiree, catered, live music, open bar, for VIP sponsors, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26; Beats on Broad 6 p.m. Friday, June 27, Augusta Common; Pride Parade 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, Broad Street; Pride Festival 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, Augusta Common;
prideaugusta.org

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE OF AUGUSTA: Supper by Edgar’s $12 6 p.m., program 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 21, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; The Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864, presented by National Park Service historian Jim Ogden; free program, open to the public; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, civilwarroundtable
augustaga.com

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE OF AUGUSTA: Supper by Edgar’s $12 6 p.m., program 6:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; Veils of the Civil War, a look at women spies and period mourning practices, presented by Kim Poovey; annual business meeting; free program, open to the public; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, civilwarroundtable
augustaga.com

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE OF AUGUSTA: Supper by Edgar’s $12 6 p.m., program 6:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; Gary W. Gallagher, speaker; free program, open to the public; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, civilwarroundtable
augustaga.com

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE OF AUGUSTA: Supper by Edgar’s $12 6 p.m., program 6:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; Reflections on a City at War, presented by Bill Kirby; free program, open to the public; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, civilwarroundtable
augustaga.com

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE OF AUGUSTA: Supper by Edgar’s $12 6 p.m., program 6:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; Tom Watson Brown Book Award by The Society of Civil War Historians, presented by Tad Brown, free program, open to the public; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, civilwarroundtable
augustaga.com

ONGOING

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: Day meeting noon, night meeting 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library; free; Clarence Kendrick (706) 589-4446; schedule online; augustaaa.org

ARC GROWERS MEETING: 7:30-9 a.m. fourth Tuesdays excluding December, Forest Hills Golf Course; augustaga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=200&month=5&year=2013&day=28&calType=0

AUGUSTA AREA NEWCOMERS CLUB COFFEE: 11 a.m. first Thursday of each month through May; free; for those new to the Augusta area; for more information, e-mail Hospitality@AugustaNewcomers.net

AUGUSTA COMMISSION MEETING: Augusta Commission formal meetings 2 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, commission chambers, eighth floor, municipal building, 530 Greene St.; Planning Commission meetings 3 p.m. first Mondays, room 803; committee meetings noon second and last Mondays, committee room, eighth floor

AUGUSTA LAND BANK AUTHORITY MONTHLY MEETING: Work sessions 9 a.m. first Thursdays, regular sessions 2 p.m. third Thursdays, Augusta Housing and Community Development Department, 925 Laney-Walker Blvd., second floor conference room

AUGUSTA PRIDE MEETING: 2-4 p.m. third Saturdays, Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer, 557 Greene St.; augustapride.com

AUGUSTA RECYCLING COLLECTION: Recycle up to five tires and home electronics; third Saturdays, call for site; free; (855) GOT-TIRES, augustasolidwaste.
com

AUGUSTA SOUTH ROTARY CLUB: Noon Tuesdays, Holiday Inn, Gordon Highway; to provide service to others, promote high ethical standards, advance world understanding; augustasouthrotary.org

CHARLIE NORWOOD VA MEDICAL CENTER TOASTMASTERS: 5-6:15 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center 7A Room 134, 950 15th St.; practice public speaking and leadership skills; free; (970) 581-7681

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE OF AUGUSTA: Supper by Edgar’s $12 6 p.m., program 6:45 p.m. third Mondays, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; open to anyone interested in exploring issues involved in the American Civil War; (706) 737-9115, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, civilwarroundtable
augustaga.com

CSRA HUMANE SOCIETY PET ADOPTIONS: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, CSRA Humane Society, 425 Wood St.; home with a fenced yard required for dog adoptions; home inspection may be required; adoption fees $125 cats, $125-$175 dogs; (706) 261-PETS, csrahumanesociety.org

DR. SKETCHY’S ANTI-ART SCHOOL: 7:30 p.m. last Wednesdays, Le Chat Noir; live-model drawing session; booze, prizes and art; bring your own supplies;
facebook.com/pages/Le-Chat-Noir/125913260810250

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St., Nicky McGarity, instructor, no registration required, free; 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Friedman Branch Library, free, (706) 736-6758

GED CLASSES: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays (except Nov. 28 and Dec. 31), Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; register in class; PINES library card required; free

GEORGIA-CAROLINA TOASTMASTERS CLUB MEETING: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays (except Christmas), The Cotton Patch; ages 21 and older; free, open to the public; tasty and reasonably priced menu available; members rotate
roles and enjoy a rotation of guided and evaluated assignments, all self-paced; (803) 593-6605, toastmasters.org

HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION: Social 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. third Mondays, through April, University Hospital dining rooms 1-3; (706) 737-0103, sites.google.com/site/hlaaugusta

HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS OF AUGUSTA: 1:30-3:15 p.m. Saturdays, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., Augusta; tickets available at Augusta Visitors Center; $12, includes museum admission; reservations required; (706) 724-4067, bit.ly/S1QyIJ

THE JOY OF SIGNING: Noon Thursdays, Jan. 16-30, Jeff Maxwell Branch Library; with Joyce Jones; (706)
793-2020, ecgrl.org

MOMS CLUB OF AUGUSTA: 10 a.m. first Wednesdays (except December); chapter includes Augusta, Martinez and North Augusta; e-mail for location; membership@momsclubofaugusta.org,
www.momsclubaugusta.org

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, Covenant Presbyterian Church; free; (907) 854-1509

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10 a.m. Tuesdays through May 20 (except Feb. 11 and March 4), Diamond Lakes Branch Library; stories, songs, games, short movies and crafts; for ages 3-5; free; registration required for groups of six or more; (706) 772-2432, ecgrl.org

RIVERWALK TOASTMASTERS: Public speaking and leadership club meeting 7 p.m. Mondays, University Hospital Education Wing, third floor, Room 3; (706) 855-1081, 7106.toastmastersclubs.org

SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM: International organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe; meets 7 p.m. second Mondays, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; free; Julie Decker (706) 312-6633, bvk.atlantia.sca.org

SPANISH CLASS – BEGINNER: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays, Friedman Branch Library; free, registration required; (706) 736-6758

SPANISH CLASS – INTERMEDIATE: 3:30-5 p.m. Mondays, Friedman Branch Library; free; (706) 736-6758

STORY TIME TUESDAYS: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Friedman Branch Library; best for ages 5 and under; registration required for groups of six or more; free; (706) 736-6758, ecgrl.org

TANGO LESSONS: 7 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 10, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library; taught by Steve Neely of the Augusta Tango Club; wear shoes that easily pivot on the floor; free; ecgrl.org

TOPS CLUB: Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 439 weigh-in 4:45-5:15 p.m., meeting 5:15-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Pineview Baptist Church, 117 Pleasant Home Road; Bob Peterson (706) 738-4474

USA DANCE GREATER AUGUSTA CHAPTER 6074: Social ballroom dancing 7:30 p.m. first Saturdays, American Legion Post 63; $8 members, $10 others, $5 military, $3 students; partner not needed; (803) 215-4010, augustadancing.org

YOGA: 3 p.m. Mondays through March 24, Jeff Maxwell Branch Library; Ame Johnson, instructor; simple postures and mudras; bring a towel, a yoga mat and wear a comfortable outfit; do not eat for at least two hours prior to class; free, reservations required; (706) 814-1129

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS (ADULT): 11 a.m. Saturdays, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library; free, registration required; sponsored by the CSRA Vegetarian Society; (706) 814-1129; (706) 814-1129, ecgrl.com

YOGA FOR KIDS: 10 a.m. Saturdays, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library; meditation, breathing techniques and yoga poses; benefit from increased mental concentration while having fun and learning how to be healthy; registration required; sponsored by the CSRA Vegetarian Society; free; (706) 814-1129,
ecgrl.com

YOUNG CHILDREN’S STORY TIME: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays except Feb. 11 and March 4, Diamond Lakes Branch Library; songs, finger plays and story readings; for up to age 3; registration required for groups of six or more; free; (706) 772-2432, ecgrl.org

 
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