BASIC HORTICULTURE CLASSES: HERBS: Mary Louise Hagler, speaker; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12, Aldersgate United Methodist Church; includes a tour of Golden Living Center Augusta greenhouse; $25, includes lunch and snacks; sponsored by the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs; open to the public; Ginny Allen (706) 736-6793,,


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO WORK AT THE WALL – VOLUNTEER MEETING: 6 p.m. May 15, Wildwood Christian Church, 2627 Tobacco Road, Hephzibah; traveling three-quarter scale replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial coming to Barton Field, Fort Gordon, May 24-28; volunteers needed; (706) 399-1347, (706) 421-2504

CANDLELIGHT JAZZ SERIES: 8 p.m. Sundays through August, Riverwalk Augusta; bring seating, picnic; $6; (706) 495-6238,

AUGUSTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE 2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Meetings held 8 a.m. third Wednesdays unless otherwise noted, Augusta Technical College, Building 100 conference room, Augusta campus; June 6 (combined May/June), July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Dec. 5 (combined November/December)

BASIC HORTICULTURE CLASSES: NEW CULTIVARS: Mike Sikes, speaker; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9, Aldersgate United Methodist Church; includes a tour of Research Center for Applied Nursery Research; $25, includes lunch and snacks; sponsored by the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs; open to the public; Ginny Allen, (706) 736-6793,,

NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY PROGRAM: Held by Angelic Community Resource Development Corp. to increase awareness of HIV and the importance of testing; 2-6 p.m. June 24, Julian Smith Casino; free, open to the public; vendor tables $50; tax deductible donations John Milton (706) 726-2711, or Ken Bonds Jr (706) 294-9414,


MOTHER’S DAY MAKE AND TAKE: Create floral designs in a silver plate bowl; 10 a.m. to noon May 10, Midtown Market; $65, includes all materials, supplies, snacks; Master Gardener Mary Louise Hagler, workshop leader; limited space, registration required;

GEORGIA PRINCE HALL SHRINERS GEORGIA DESERT CONFERENCE/GALA DAY: May 10-13, Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center; held by Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and its auxiliary; Barbara Peake (706) 790-5541

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON FIELD TRIP – NORTH AMERICAN MIGRATION COUNT: 7:30 a.m. May 12, Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary; meet at Kathwood Ponds; teams assigned and go out counting birds; counters needed, less experienced can spot birds;

CELEBRATION OF CHINESE COMMUNITY IN AUGUSTA: Noon-4 p.m. May 12, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; presentation of collection of oral histories from elders, library main auditorium; free; refreshments

THE AUGUSTA MARKET: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 27, Riverwalk Augusta; food, vendors;


APPROACHING PD WITH CONFIDENCE! – PARKINSON’S DISEASE PATIENT SEMINAR: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18, DoubleTree Hotel; free, open to the public; Drs. Alberto Espay, Shyamal Mehta and John Morgan, speakers; Amanda Stefanakos (706) 721-4895,

AUGUSTA PUBLIC LIBRARY SUMMER READING BLOCK PARTY: Noon-3:30 p.m. May 19, Ninth Street between Telfair and Greene streets; block party to kick off the start of summer reading; live bands, crafts, games, inflatables, book sale, popcorn, sno-cones, cotton candy, more; free; (706) 821-2604

LIGHT OF THE WORLD NEIGHBORHOOD & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING: 6 p.m. May 23, Mary Utley Center, Hyde Park, 2024 Golden Rod St.; monthly meeting; (706) 828-7736

THE DIGNITY MEMORIAL VIETNAM WALL: May 24-28, Barton Field, Fort Gordon; traveling replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.; (706) 399-1347

2012 HYDRANGEA CONFERENCE: 8:30 a.m. June 7, Savannah Rapids Pavilion; presented by CSRA Hydrangea Society; Vince Dooley, keynote speaker;

SPIRIT MARCH AND RALLY FOR NONVIOLENCE AND EDUCATION: 1 p.m. June 9, begins at Moses Baptist Church, 112 Walker St.; Judges John Flythe, Willie Saunders, Carlisle Overstreet, William Jennings, the Rev. K.B. Martin, Jabal Moss, speakers; (706) 399-1292, (706) 724-9502



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