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Christmas help


Serenity Charity Club, Inc., will begin accepting applications for Christmas assistance beginning in October.

Applications will be taken on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Henry Brigham Community Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road.

To apply, bring an ID for all adults in the household, Social Security cards or a printout from the Social Security office dated within 30 days, and a Georgia driver’s license or identification card; birth certificates or Social Security cards for all dependents in the home; current bills, including rent or mortgage and utility bills; and proof of income.

For more information, call (706) 306-0273, (706) 699-1071 or (706) 755-0357.


Children’s Week

The Augusta Partnership for Children will present Children’s Week Friday through Oct. 10. The theme is 25 Years of Empowering Children and Families.

The week will kick off Friday with a celebration at Jessye Norman Amphitheater from 10:15-11 a.m.

A Life Choices Teen Maze will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School. Registration is required.

A Family Festival will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Augusta Common.

For more information, including a full schedule of events, visit


Writers Series

Award-winning authors A. Manette Ansay and poet William Garrett Wright will be giving readings of their most recent works as part of the 2013 Sand Hills Writers Series at Georgia Regents University on Oct. 22.

The series will begin at 1 p.m. with the readings, followed by a book signing and reception.

Ansay is the author of six novels and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has received the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Pushcart Prize, the Nelson Algren Award and two Great Lakes Book Awards.

Wright is the author of three poetry collections and is the winner of the 2005 Breakthrough Poetry Prize. He is the series editor of The Southern Poetry Anthology.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit


PRC film series

The Progressive Religious Coalition will open its First Sunday Film Series Oct. 6 with a screening of The Hill, a 2013 documentary about urban planning and community voices left out.

The screening will be at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension.

New films will be shown on the first Sunday of each month and and there will be a discussion period with members of the PRC, community leaders and experts.

Admission is free, but a donation of $5 per person, $4 for seniors is suggested.

For more information, call the church office at (706) 733-7939.


Garden tour

The 2013 Peek-A-Boo Fall Tour of Gardens will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5.

The self-guided tour includes seven stops, including a cottage garden, a garden by the lake, a formal yet whimsical garden and a garden filled with surprises.

The Augusta Council of Garden Clubs sponsors the tour. Tickets are $10.

For more information, visit or e-mail


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