Around the Block



Free HIV testing will be held by Angelic Community Resource Development Corp. to increase awareness of HIV and the importance of testing.

Tests will be given from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Julian Smith Casino.

For more, contact John Milton, (706) 726-2711, or Ken Bonds Jr., (706) 294-9414,


In celebration of the 25th birthday of Waldo, 20 local businesses are inviting customers to spot him.

To participate, pick up a Find Waldo in Augusta! search list with names of the participating businesses and collect an “I Found Waldo at ____” for each Waldo found. Collect 16 or more cards cards for a Waldo button and an entry into a drawing for larger prizes. The drawing will be held at a Waldo party July 31. The game lasts through July.

For more information, call The Book Tavern at (706) 826-1940.


The South Augusta Community Development Center is sponsoring a grant-writing workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 30 at the Barton Village Community Center, 3653 Rome Way.

The class costs $100, which includes materials, follow-up and a trip to Macon, Ga., for participants interested in searching the grant database.

For more information, e-mail


The Augusta Players Youth Theatre will hold auditions at 6 p.m. June 27 for an upcoming production of Seussical the Musical.

Ages 10 to 19 can participate. Auditions will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way.

For more information, go to


The Augusta Library will play host to a beginner’s digital photography class from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. today.

The class is free, but registration is required. For more information, call (706) 821-2600 or visit


The American Cancer Society will play host to the third annual Augusta Bachelor Auction at 8 p.m. June 22 at The Partridge Inn.

Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

For more information, call Rachel Winn at (706) 731-9900.


Friedman Branch Library will present See the Movie - Read the Book: Bridge to Terabithia at 2:30 p.m. June 23.

A copy of the book will be given to each child and young adult who attends. Admission is free. For more information, call (706) 821-2600.


Appleby Branch Library will present Evenings in the Appleby Garden at 8 p.m. June 26. The Signal Corps Band will perform patriotic music.

The concert is free. Bring chairs or a blanket. For more information, call (706) 736-6244.



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