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Mentors sought


The Boys & Girls Club of Augusta is seeking mentors to help enrich the lives of area children.

All mentors must attend a 90-minute training session and commit to serving one hour a week for one year. Mentors must also undergo a background check and a screening process before being placed with a child.

Trainings will be at noon and 6 p.m. today at the W.T. Johnson Center, 1610 Hunter St.

For more information, contact Kealya Terry at (706) 504-4071, ext. 17, or

Mystery dinner

The play Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror will be performed today, Friday and Saturday at the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, on the Army post.

Dinner is at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8. Tickets cost $37 for civilians; $35 for ages 65 and older, Department of the Army civilians and active duty E7 and above; $28 for active duty E6 and below; and $22 for the show only.

For reservations or more information, call (706) 793-8552 or visit

Candlelight Jazz

The Candlelight Jazz Concert series will be at 8 p.m. Sundays through August at the Eighth Street bulkhead at Riverwalk Augusta.

The band Jazz Collective will perform Sunday. Admission is $6.

For more information, visit or call (706) 821-1754.

Cans for Caps game

The Augusta GreenJackets and the Golden Harvest Food Bank will hold a Cans for Caps Food Drive Night on Friday, Aug. 7, during the GreenJackets game at Lake Olmstead Stadium, 78 Milledge Road.

The game against the Charleston RiverDogs begins at 7:05 p.m. Anyone who brings five or more cans of food or makes $5 or more in donations will receive an official GreenJackets baseball cap.

The first 1,000 fans to enter the gate will receive a free GreenJackets Auggie Bobblehead.

For tickets and more information, call the Augusta GreenJackets at (706) 736-7889 or visit

Museum special

The Dollar Dog Days of Summer will be held through August at the Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.

As part of the promotion, museum admission will be only $1 per person for the month.

For more information, call (706) 722-8454 or visit

Benefit auction

Perfectly Aged: Antiques and Wine, an auction to benefit Historic Augusta, will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, at the River Room at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.

The gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a wine-tasting, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres provided by Augusta restaurants and caterers.

There will be a silent auction of antiques and fine wines, and a raffle will be held for three luxury items. A live auction will begin at 8 p.m., with bidding on antiques, art, premium wines and entertainment packages.

Admission is $100 per person for age 36 and older and $50 for age 35 and younger.

For more information, call Historic Augusta at (706) 724-0436.

Taking up food

Golden Harvest Food Bank needs donations of canned meats, vegetables and nonperishable foods.

Take donations to 3310 Commerce Drive in Augusta or 13 Enterprise Ave. in Aiken. Call (706) 736-1199 or (803) 648-0752.

Visitors needed

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for people to be volunteer visitors in nursing homes.

To learn more about volunteering, call Angela Chavous at (706) 721-2327.


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