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SafeHomes of Augusta will present Casino Night at 6:30 p.m. Saturdayat the Legends Club.


Proceeds will benefit SafeHomes of Augusta, a nonprofit organization that provides a haven for victims of domestic violence.

There will be a raffle, silent and live auctions, “high-roller” tables, blackjack, roulette, craps and poker, dinner and dancing, cash bar and live music by Tony Howard Entertainment. Tickets are $75 per person and $140 per couple. Dress is cocktail/black tie. Call (706) 736-2499 or visit

Pajama run

The Knology Augusta 5K Pajama Run will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Lake Olmstead Stadium.

Participants will run in pajamas to raise money and awareness for cancers below the waist, including prostate, colorectal, ovarian, testicular, bladder, cervical and uterine cancers.

Proceeds will benefit the Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Center.

The goal for each participant is at least $100 in online donations, which can be accomplished through
e-mails to friends and family.

Registration is $25 in advance and $25 the day of the event. Discounts are available for team registration.

To register, donate or for more information, visit

Butterfly McQueen

Local author and historian Don Rhodes will speak on the life of Butterfly McQueen, who played Scarlett O’Hara’s maid, Prissy, in Gone With the Wind at the Augusta Richmond County Library Sept. 28.

A 1989 interview with the actress by former library director Gary Swint on audiotape will be presented. Gone With the Wind will be shown in the auditorium of the library at 10 a.m. Sept. 29. The events are free. Call (706) 826-1511.

Annual Yard Sale

When Help Can’t Wait will hold its annual Fall yard sale Oct. 13 and needs donated items to sell.

Donated items are tax-deductible and will accepted 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Pick up available if necessary.

When Help Can’t Wait offers assistance to nursing home residents for their comfort or convenience needs that aren’t readily funded by their facility.

Visit www.whenhelp or call (706) 855-0715.

Reunion planned

A Harrisburg/Frog Hollow reunion will be held at the American Legion Post 63 Oct. 6

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per person at the door.

Call Faye McNair at (706) 729-9826.

Literacy Month

The Greater Augusta Partnership for Literacy will present readings at the Columbia and Richmond county libraries from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays through the end of September.

The Greater Augusta Partnership for Literacy offers a book every month to more than 800 children in Columbia and Richmond counties, with a goal to reach at least 5,000 by the end of 2013. The cost per child is $25.

As part of the project, local firefighters will read to children at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St., and the Columbia County Evans Town Center Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., on Saturday. Firetrucks will available for tours afterwards.

On Sept. 29, Ironman Chris Legh will read at the Augusta Public Library and Ryan Bowers of the NFL will read at Columbia County.


Norway Scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the Georgia Rotary Student Program Norway Scholarship to study June 22 through Aug. 2 at the University of Oslo.

Applicants must be between 20 and 24 years old, single, have completed sophomore year of college and be in excellent health.

Anyone interested in applying should contact Pam Lightsey, Georgia Rotary Student Program director, at or (706) 840-2087. The deadline to apply is Dec. 20.



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