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Quilty pleasures


Log cabin quilts by artist Glenda King will be on display through August at the Reese Library, second-floor gallery, at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way.

Library hours are 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Call (706) 737-1876.

Fashionable event

Evolution: A New Sense of Style Fashion Extravaganza will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Paul Simon Theater in Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. There will be a $100 cash prize freestyle poetry reading contest (no profanity; three-minute limit; must sign up the day before show).

There will be refreshments served and vendors are welcome.

A portion of proceeds will be donated to HIV and AIDS research.

Call (706) 220-2555 or (706) 495-6050 or visit

Ties That Bind

The Ties That Bind will be held 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Augusta Common.

There will be screenings of the films The Augusta Commons and Augusta Remembers , music by My Instant Lunch, Electric Voodoo and Jim Perkins, and exhibits from downtown businesses and nonprofit and charitable organizations.

The free event is held by the Downtown Augusta Alliance. Call Britton Bagwell; The Book Tavern, (706) 826-1940.

Study exchange

Applications are being sought by the Rotary Club for group study exchange team members to go to New Zealand.

The team is tentatively scheduled to leave between April 1 and May 10. Interviews will be held in late September.

Team members must be between ages 25 and 40; not be a Rotarian, honorary Rotarian, ex-Rotarian or the lineal descendant of a Rotarian, ex-Rotarian or a spouse of a Rotarian; and not a spouse of another team member.

Contact Pam Lightsey at or (706) 840-2087.

Boule on Bayou

Boule on the Bayou will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Call (706) 731-9900 or visit

United Way kickoff

A kickoff campaign will be held by the United Way from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. Call (706) 724-5544 or visit

Walkers wanted

The Alzheimer's Association is recruiting teams and individuals to participate in the 20th annual Memory Walk, to be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 6 at Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.

Call (706) 731-9060 or visit

Hospice volunteers

Regency Hospice is seeking volunteers to help families in the care of hospice. Training is provided individually or for groups.

Call Nancy Browning at (706) 868-4422.

Mentors needed

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta is seeking volunteers and mentors. Applications are available at the main office, 206 Milledge Road, 440 Greene St., and at 1903 Division St., 747 15th Ave. and 1610 Hunter St.

Call (706) 504-4071, ext. 16.



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