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Applications are being accepted for the American Institute for Foreign Study’s Shakespeare’s Globe Education Theater Program


Three winners of the Fulbright Scholarship will spend three weeks at Shakespeare’s historic Globe Theater in London.

The scholarship covers the majority of the program’s cost, including round-trip airfare, tuition and fees, accommodations, insurance, social program and meals.

Deadline to apply is March 11. For more information, call David Mauro at (800) 727-2437 ext. 5163, email, or visit

Mardi Gras

St. Paul’s Church will hold its annual Mardi Gras celebration at 7 p.m. Feb. 9.

The event features a dinner, dance and an auction. Paul Roberts All Stars Band will perform.

Tickets are $40 per person and are available at the church office, online, and at the door. Group reservations are available.

For more information, call (706) 724-2485 or visit

AASU information

Armstrong Atlantic State University will hold an open house reception for high school seniors at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Doubletree Hotel Augusta, 2651 Perimeter Pkwy.

The event will give prospective students and their parents an opportunity to ask questions about the university, talk to representatives from admissions, financial aid, housing and athletics, and meet other future students to learn more about the college.

To register for the event, visit or call (912) 344-2503.

MLK parade

The Augusta Branch NAACP will present the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Saturday.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m at the Dyess Park Community Center. It will continue on James Brown Boulevard to Wrightsboro Road, Augusta Avenue, Laney-Walker Boulevard, 11th Street and D’Antignac Street. This year’s theme is Stop the Killings, Stop the Violence.

For more information, call (706) 821-1754, (706) 724-0390 or (706) 284-0275.

Book signing

Christopher Sullivan will sign copies of his book, The Noose on the Black Community at 6:30 p.m. today at the Augusta Public Library. The book uses the concept of a noose to explain how the black community is strangling itself.

A native of Augusta, he mentors youth through the Youth Challenge Program, and has served as a tutor and the head of the educational department at Waynesboro Deliverance Church.

For more information, call (706) 821-2600.

5K runs/walks

Two 5K run walks will take place Saturday.

Fight Obesity! Walk With Me! Walking 5K will begin at the Kroc Center at 9 a.m.

The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness of childhood obesity as a health epidemic.

For more information about this event, visit

The Dog Gone Cold 5K run/walk will begin at Julian Smith Barbecue Pit on Milledge Road at 9:30 a.m.

The walk is presented by Hopeful Hounds, Inc., and the American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue. A 1-mile fun-run begins at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 10 a.m.

Participants are encouraged to bring their dogs, but animals must be on a leash and up-to-date on vaccines.

Cost to participate is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the 1-mile fun run. Proceeds benefit the local animal rescue.





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