Community Interest



AUGUSTA COIN CLUB: 7 p.m. third Thursdays, America's Best Value Inn, 3023 Washington Road; (706) 829-5484,

AUGUSTA FENCING: 5-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, Augusta Fencers Club, 134 Ninth St.; (706) 722-8878

AUGUSTA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY: 3 p.m. first Thursdays, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; (706) 722-4073

AUGUSTA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY PRESERVATION SOCIETY: 11 a.m. first Saturdays, Diamond Lakes Community Center, 4335 Windsor Spring Road; free, open to public; (706) 793-5834

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON SOCIETY: 7 p.m. second Thursdays in January, March, May, July, September and November, North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Drive; public invited to all meetings, programs and field trips sponsored by Augusta-Aiken Audubon; Paul Koehler, (803) 471-0291,

AUGUSTA ROSE SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Augusta, Adult Building, 3500 Walton Way; free, open to the public; dinner before meeting 5:30 p.m. Village Deli; Paul Blankenship (803) 279-5502,

AUGUSTA WEST ROTARY CLUB: 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 402 Aumond Road; free; (706) 828-7544

CSRA HAPPY TAILS RESCUE ADOPTIONS: 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Tractor Supply Co., 596 Bobby Jones Expressway; (706) 955-0438,

CSRA HUMANE SOCIETY: Pet Center, 425 Wood St.; orientation for new volunteers 9 a.m. first and third Saturdays; volunteers younger than 18 must have parent or guardian at orientation; meeting, open to public, 10 a.m. second Saturdays; adoptions 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; (706) 261-7387

E. PORTER ALEXANDER CAMP 158, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: 7 p.m. second Thursdays, Sconyers Bar-B-Que, 2250 Sconyers Way; (706) 541-4169

GEORGIA-CAROLINA TOASTMASTERS: Noon Wednesdays, The Cotton Patch, 816 Cotton Lane; (803) 593-6605

GREATER AUGUSTA STAMP CLUB: 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, First Baptist Church of Augusta Activity Center, 3500 Walton Way Extension; free, open to the public; Alexander Loungeway, (706) 860-8898

HEPHZIBAH LIONS CLUB: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Jesse Carroll Community Center, 4335 Windsor Spring Road; (706) 592-2982

KIWANIS CLUB OF AUGUSTA: 2:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; www.kiwanis

LANEY-WALKER NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 p.m. third Mondays, Dyess Park, 902 Ninth St.; open to the public

THE MAHOGANY LOUNGE: 8 p.m. third Sundays, various locations; spoken work event presented by Black Kard media and Crown Holder events; Darrian Harris (404) 783-4485,

OUTNIGHT: Weekly night out for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people in the area and those who love and support them; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, various locations; visit group.php?gid=57646972499 for the location each week; Isaac Kelly, (706) 951-7163

PFLAG CSRA CHAPTER: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; free, open to the public; board meetings noon first Saturdays, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; chapter meetings 7 p.m. second Thursdays, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta;,

PRIDE AND PROGRESS OF AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY: 7-8 p.m. last Tuesdays, University Medical Center South, 3121 Peach Orchard Road; (706) 790-3111

RETIRED MILITARY POLICE ASSOCIATION: 9 a.m. second Saturdays, Ryan's Family Steakhouse, 3034 Peach Orchard Road; open to past and present law enforcement employees; Bob Mayes, (706) 793-5986

RICHMOND COUNTY ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, Richmond Lodge, 4391 Saxon Drive, Hephzibah; (706) 294-2128

RIVERWALK TOASTMASTERS: 7 p.m. Mondays, University Hospital main building, educational resources wing, third floor, Classroom 3; (803) 952-8243,

ROCKY CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, Ascension Lutheran Church, 2860 Wells Drive; (706) 833-7426

SAVANNAH RIVER GROUP, SIERRA CLUB: 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays except December, June and July, Unitarian Universalist Church meeting room, 3501 Walton Way; free, open to the public; Judy Gordon, or (706) 650-8314; April Wilson, or (414) 232-8871

THE ART FACTORY INC.: Board of directors meeting 6 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, call for location; (706) 731-0008

UNIVERSITY CLUB TOASTMASTERS MEETING: 5:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, University Hospital education classroom No. 3 (enter building by pharmacy), 1350 Walton Way; free; Lynette Brege (706) 533-4677

US COAST GUARD AUXILIARY: 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, El Valle Mexican Restaurant, 3830 Washington Road; (864) 391-2170

USA DANCE CHAPTER 6074 MONTHLY DANCE: Social ballroom and Latin dancing; free beginner's lesson before the dance from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; dance 7:30-11 p.m. first Saturdays, The Elks Lodge, 205 Elkdom Court, Martinez, this is in Richmond County; dance hosts, line dances, mixers; refreshments provided; call to verify day hasn't been altered; Norma Holder, (803) 270-5470; Bobbie Williams, (803) 278-2369; Melvis Lovett, (706) 733-3514

WOMEN'S VETERANS CLUB: 11 a.m. first Saturdays, Ryan's Family Steakhouse, 208 Bobby Jones Expressway; Carol, (706) 738-9698; April, (706) 868-5601


AMERICAN SINGLES GOLF ASSOCIATION: 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, call for location; (706) 790-7309 or (706) 733-0070

GA-LINA CHRISTIAN SINGLES: 7-11 p.m. Saturdays; dance lesson offered 7-8 p.m., The Social Inc., 3157 Washington Road; $8 members, $10 others; (706) 863-1214

SINGLES DANCE: 7 p.m. Saturdays; lessons 7-8 p.m., The Ballroom Dance Center, Evans; $8 members, $10 others; held by the Christian Social Organization for Single Adults;



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