Upcoming Calendar



ELDER RIGHTS CONFERENCE: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 15, Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church, 1330 Monte Sano Ave.; theme, There is No Excuse for Elder Abuse; in conjunction with World Elder Abuse Day; held by CSRA Area Agency on Aging; (706) 650-5693

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON FIELD TRIP – WINGS & THINGS: 8 a.m. June 16, Aiken State Park, meet at park entrance; looking for birds, butterflies and dragonflies; $2 charge to get into the park; open to the public; augustaaikenaudubon.org/fieldtrips.html

FAMILY SUMMER READING CHALLENGE MOVIE – CHARLOTTE’S WEB: 2 p.m. June 16, Wallace Branch Library; families attending receive free copy of book

CLUB STAR GAZE: 7:30 p.m. June 16, Nine Mile Range Dark Skies Observatory, Windsor; held by Astronomy Club of Augusta for the CSRA; registration required for telescope help session 6:30 p.m.; bring planisphere, binoculars, telescope; wear socks and shoes; free, open to the public; angelfire.com/ga/astronomyclubaugusta

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


FATHER DAUGHTER DINNER AND DANCE GALA: 4 p.m. June 17, DoubleTree Hotel; $65 adults, $35 daughters ages 12 and younger; benefits area nonprofit organizations; (706) 790-4600, facebook.com/fdgala

CSRA WRITERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m. June 18, Georgia Military College, 115 Davis Road; writers needing a support group invited to attend and bring 10 copies of a manuscript to be critiqued; Steve Fox (706) 836-7315

EVENINGS IN THE APPLEBY GARDEN: 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Appleby Branch Library, 2260 Walton Way; free; bring chairs or blanket; June 19; Savannah River Brass Works, big brass sound; June 26 Signal Corps Band, patriotic music

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; July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Dec. 5 (combined November/December)

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


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, bigjay1927@yahoo.com, or Ken Bonds Jr., (706) 294-9414, kbondsjr@gmail.com

FIRST TIME INVESTORS EVENT: 1-4 p.m. June 23, Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham Augusta; free; (706) 496-8767

NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 27, Walgreens, 3204 Peach Orchard Road; free rapid HIV testing provided by Ryan White Outreach Team of Georgia Health Sciences University, displays by area agencies, North Augusta Bruster’s Ice Cream; (706) 721-4463, csrasafetynet.org

AUGUSTA-AIKEN AUDUBON FIELD TRIP – WINGS & THINGS: 8-11 a.m. June 30, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park; looking for birds, butterflies, dragonflies and other winged creatures; free, open to the public; augustaaikenaudubon.org/fieldtrips.html

FIRECRACKER FULL MOON HIKE: 9-11 p.m. July 3, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park; guided tour to experience the night sounds of the park; $8 members, $12 others; reservations required; (706) 828-2109, naturalsciencesacademy.org

LADIES DAY OUT AT LCLM: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 28, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St.; women ages 21 and older; museum tour, arts and crafts, panel discussion, dance classes; registration required; $25 in advance, $35 at door; lucycraftlaneymuseum.com

OLP POLAR BEAR SCRAMBLE: Benefits Our Lady of Peace School; registration 11:30-12:30 p.m., tee-off 1 p.m. Nov. 3, Goshen Plantation Golf Club; $55 per golfer or $200 per team, includes cart, lunch; golf attire required; olpschool.us




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



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School menus




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