Around the block

Hearing loss group meeting


The Augusta chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America meets on the third Monday of every month between September and April at University Hospital, 1350 Walton Way, in dining rooms 1-3.

A social is at 5:30 p.m., with the meeting from 6-7 p.m.

Closed captioning and a looping system for people with telecoils in their hearing aids are available for those who need them.

The meetings present educational information related to hearing loss.

For more information, visit


Business and corporate outreach

Walters & Associates will hold a Business and Corporate Outreach meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 17 at University Hospital Center, 3121 Peach Orchard Road.

The meeting will introduce Phase Two of the apprenticeship-internship project and seek placement assistance from local businesses and corporations.

For more information, call Louis A. Walters at (706) 386-3618.


Home Depot seeks contest entries

For Veterans Day, The Home Depot in Evans is holding a contest to help a veteran complete a home-improvement project.

A team of volunteers from The Home Depot will complete the project around Veteran’s Day.

To apply or nominate a veteran, submit an application to The Home Depot in Evans by Sept. 30. An essay describing why the veteran deserves to win the contest and what The Home Depot can do to help must be included. The winner will be announced by Oct. 7.

For more information, call Debby Connelly at (706) 854-7832.


Concerts with a Cause turns 10

Concert organist David Higgs will return to play at St. John United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Sept. 15 for the 10th annual Concerts with a Cause.

Higgs played the inaugural concert in 2003, after the church installed a new mechanical action pipe organ. The primary goal of the concert series was to bring great organists to Augusta and to raise money for local charities. Since its inception, Concerts with a Cause has raised more than $127,000 for local charities.

Lynn Dobson, the president and artistic director of Dobson Organs (the maker of the St. John organ), will attend the concert. A reception will follow the concert with a birthday cake and celebrations.

The concert is free. An offering will be taken for Child Enrichment, Inc.

For more information, visit


Online charity

For the second year, Augusta Mall is joining with to connect individual donors to public school classrooms to assist teachers with school supplies and funding.

Teachers post requests on, ranging from pencils to poetry writing units. Donors browse project requests and can donate any amount. Once the project reaches its funding goal, the materials to the school.

Augusta Mall’s parent company will give $25,000 to one school. Shoppers can nominate a school until Oct. 20 at the Club enrollment stations near the food court and J.C. Penney center court. The winner will be announced Nov. 30.

For more information, call (706) 731-8850 or visit



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