Health calendar

The Health Calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Fax to (706) 722-7403 or e-mail to Please include a contact name and a telephone number.



Childbirth tours: 7:30-8:30 p.m. first Tuesdays; 10:30-11:30 a.m. first Saturdays, Medical College of Georgia Hospital, seventh floor, Labor and Delivery, 1120 15th St.; registration required; free; (706) 721-9351

FAMILY FOCUSED CHILDBIRTH TOURS: 2-3 p.m. first Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. first Saturdays, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; (706) 481-7727


American Sign Language-Intermediate: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, first-floor conference room, 1446 Harper St.; $40, plus $35 for text materials; (706) 721-6929

BREAST-FEEDING CLASSES: 7-9 p.m. third Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Medical Office Building, 1446 Harper St., fifth floor Room 5306; free; registration required; (706) 721-9351

BREAST SELF-EXAM CLASSES: 4 p.m. second Mondays, University Hospital Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; free; registration required; (706) 774-4141

CAR-SEAT CLASS: 5:45-8 p.m. second Thursdays, Medical College of Georgia Building 1010C, 1225 Walton Way; $10 registration fee; (706) 721-7606

Heart and Vascular Education: 8:25 and 9:25 a.m., 1:55 p.m. Wednesdays, University Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, Classroom 2, 1350 Walton Way;

HOME CARE ASSESSMENT: In-home clinical care or personal aides provided by University Home Health Services; free; (706) 774-4160

JOINT EFFORTS: 11-11:45 a.m. Thursdays, Augusta Orthopaedic Clinic, 1521 Anthony Road; tips on knee and hip pain causes; (706) 481-7604

LYMPHEDEMA EDUCATION CLASS: 5 p.m. first Tuesdays, University Hospital, Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; registration required; (706) 774-4141

MY BROTHAZ HOME INC.: HIV-prevention education and risk-reduction counseling; weekly educational groups; call for times and locations; (706) 798-0244

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL HEALTH: 6 p.m. board meeting, 7 p.m. membership meeting, first Thursdays, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way; for those interested in mental health issues; volunteers and computer needed; (706) 733-8838

WEE WISDOM -- CARING FOR NEWBORNS: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, first floor, Family Resource Library, 1446 Harper St.; free; (706) 721-5437

WEEKENDER CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION CLASS: A complete childbirth preparation class designed for those with time constraints or fluctuating schedules; 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, University Hospital Women's Center classroom, third floor; registration required; (706) 774-2825



Hephzibah grad serving on Navy destroyer

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — A 1986 Hephzibah High School graduate and Augusta native is serving in the Navy aboard the guided-... Read more

4-H members collect pop tabs for local charity


Georgia 4-H members have collected aluminum pop tabs to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia for... Read more

For the Record



Miranda Whitaker Slick, 48, of the 2300 block... Read more

School menus




Oct. 27: Steak biscuit, cereal with breakfast cracker, frudel... Read more