Around the block




Cookbook sale

The MOMS Club of Evans is selling cookbooks for $15, with all proceeds being donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Augusta.

The cookbook features recipes in traditional categories such as appetizers, main dishes and desserts, and also has sections such as Kids in the Kitchen, reflecting the mission of the organization: to provide support to mothers and children.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta is launching its capital campaign to raise $6 million for a new, larger facility to be built in the heart of the medical district.

MOMS Club of Evans chapter members will sell cookbooks at several local events. For more information on how to purchase a cookbook, go to the club’s Web site at or contact club Vice President Cori Daniels at


Charity gala

An evening of fine dining, music by Christian N. Ndeti and Nicholas “Nik P” Pettye, paintings by visual artists and a silent auction will benefit Cycle for Freedom Inc. and Michelle’s Kids. The gala begins at 5 p.m. Sunday at the DoubleTree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway. Tickets are $50. Cycle for Freedom and Michelle’s Kids are committed to providing advocacy, education and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Tickets may be purchased online at


Holiday village

The Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St., opens its annual Holiday Gingerbread Village today in the Rotunda.

Each historic-themed gingerbread creation will be available for purchase through silent auction, with proceeds benefiting museum programs and exhibitions. The display and opportunity to bid on the houses are free to the public during regular museum hours.

The gingerbread village will be on display through Sunday, Nov. 27.

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


ASU Conservatory

Augusta State University’s Conservatory Program has a full slate of performances at the Maxwell Theatre in the upcoming week.

The ASU Orchestra performs 7:30 p.m. today. Tickets are $5, and anyone with a valid JagCard is admitted free.

The Conservatory Jazz Band takes the Maxwell Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a free show. The Conservatory Greater Augusta Youth Orchestra performs for free, open to the public, at 7 p.m. Monday.

The Conservatory Middle School Wind Symphony puts on a free, public performance at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Following that, at 7:30 p.m., the ASU Wind Ensemble takes the stage.

Tickets for the wind ensemble show are $5, with free admission for anyone with a JagCard.

Call the Maxwell Theatre box office at (706) 667-4100 for ticket information.


Go Baroque

Tuesday’s Music Live Inc. presents the Columbia Baroque Soloists in a free concert at noon Tuesday. Tuesday’s Music Live concerts are held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets in downtown Augusta. Lunch following the concert is $10 per person and is catered by Crum’s on Central.

Advance reservations may be made online at or at the Box Office, (706)




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