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Park planning


A public hearing about the Pendleton King Park master plan will begin at 6 p.m. today at Franke Pavilion in the park.

Davis Design Group has been selected to develop the master plan. Landscape architect Roger Davis has said that his company welcomes ideas and suggestions for park improvements and that he will present some preliminary ideas at the meeting.

Suggestions may be sent to the group to 120 Fifth St., Augusta, GA 30901 or to

Museum singing

Music at the Morris will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St. Singer Caroline Herring will perform; there will be refreshments and a conversation with the artist after the free performance.

For information call (706) 724-7501 or visit

Summer study

Beulah Grove Community Resource Center is offering summer classes to prepare young students for the coming academic year.

Open to rising kindergartners through eighth-graders, the program runs June 2 to July 11. There is a $40 registration fee and a $90 weekly fee.

The teachers are certified. An information meeting for parents will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Beulah Grove Baptist Church's Administrative Building banquet room.

For information, call (706) 722-4999.

Flowery fundraiser

CSRA Hydrangea Society is selling more than 40 varieties of hydrangea at a fundraising event for Pendleton King Park. Mopheads, Lacecaps, Oakleafs and Paniculatas are some of the plants for sale.

The plant sale and a tour of the Hydrangeas at Pendleton garden will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Franke Pavilion at the park.

Proceeds will be used for park improvements.For information, call (706) 738-4321.

Rummage sale

There will be a rummage sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at CSRA Humane Society Pet Center, 425 Wood St., on Milledge Road past Lake Olmstead Stadium. Proceeds will benefit the pets at the no-kill shelter. There will be housewares, books, furniture, clothes, linens, pet items, electronics. The sale will be held, rain or shine. Call (706) 261-PETS.

Art education

Registration is going on for Happy Habitat, an art education summer camp program offered by the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. The classes will teach the works of artists Henri Rousseau, Remedios Varo and Robert Rauschenberg.

Camps are open to ages 5 through 11 and are offered June 9 through 13, June 16 through 20 and June 23 through 27 at Quest Church, Columbia Square shopping center, 4020 Washington Road, Martinez; and July 7 through 11, July 14 through 18, and July 21 through 25 at Ware's Folly, 506 Telfair St.

For more information, contact (706) 722-5495.

Keep a student

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking host families for international high school kids. The students are 15 to 18 years old and are coming to the Augusta area for the upcoming semester or school year.

For more information, call (800) 473-0696.

Green pictures

Georgia ForestWatch is seeking submissions for its outdoor photo contest. Photos taken within Georgia's national forests will be accepted. Deadline for submission is June 1. Visit or call (706) 635-8733 for information.



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