Around the block

Adults and children are invited to audition for film, theater and television acting and talent classes. The next audition is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Encore 601, 601 Broad St., second floor.


Those auditioning are asked to bring two photos, professional or nonprofessional, and contact information.

For more information, call (706) 631-1981 or e-mail

Easter Seals East Georgia is teaming up with the Professional Disc Golf Association to host the Easter Seals Disc Golf Classic on Saturday at the PDGA International Disc Golf Center at Wildwood Park in Appling. The all-day event will have rounds of disc golf for teams and individuals. The cost is $40 for individuals and $150 for teams of four.

Proceeds will go toward direct services for people with disabilities. Awards will be given to the top five winners of each of the four divisions, and lunch and dinner will be provided to participants, with tickets available for the public. Late registration, with a $10 fee, is available through Saturday. For more information, contact Jillian Fritz at or (706) 667-9695.

Glenn Hills Middle School’s Future Business Leaders of America, Chapter 14756, is teaming up with the Salvation Army to promote a clothing, food and toiletries drive through Monday. Community members are asked to donate towels, washcloths, pillows, pillow cases/protectors, personal hygiene products, soap and nonperishable food.

Donations can be made at Glenn Hills Middle, 2941 Glenn Hills Drive, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call Laverne Frazier at (706) 796-4705, ext. 1169. All items collected will be given to the Salvation Army for use in its shelter programs.

The Senior Citizens Council will hold a fundraising dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road. The event, called Ribs, Bibs and Dibs, features a meal catered by Shane’s Rib Shack and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 each and must be purcahsed in advance. For more information, call the council at (706) 868-0120 or stop by the office at 218 Oak St. N. in Augusta.

The East Central Public Health District will hold Adolescent Health Awareness Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14 at the Richmond County health department, 950 Laney-Walker Blvd. Topics are adolescent reproductive health rights, evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs, sexual violence prevention and gang violence prevention. Registration is required by Wednesday. Contact Mary Stacy, the health district’s youth development coordinator, at (706) 667-4283 or

First Thursday will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. May 3 at Midtown Market, 2113 Kings Way. Annemarie Kipar of Bali, Indonesia, is Artist of the Month. Kipar, a native of Konigsberg, Germany, embroiders and embellishes Ikat fabrics, European chintz and Tibetan double brocades to make wall hangings.

The event is free, but donations are accepted and will be given to Friends of the Augusta Public Library. For more information, call (706) 364-8479.



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