Around the block

Book Sale


The Friends of the Augusta Library Book Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 8 in the lobby of the Augusta-Richmond County Library, 823 Telfair St.

The sale will include books on gardening, photography and art, crafts, cooking, children’s books, fiction and nonfiction.

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


Choral concert

The Augusta Choral Society will present Pipes, Brass & Drums at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at St. Paul’s Church.

The concert features a chorus, organ, brass, drums, cymbals and a timpani.

Tickets are $25, and $10 for students and active duty military.

For more information, call (706) 826-4713 or visit


A wild taste

The Augusta West Rotary will hold the 13th annual A Taste of Something Wild from 5-8 p.m. March 8 at the Julian Smith Casino Barbecue Pit.

Guests can sample venison, duck, wild pig, quail, fish and other exotic meats. Eryn Eubanks and the Family Fold will perform.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.

For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (706) 860-4599.


Handbag auction

The Jessye Norman School of the Arts will hold Purses for a Purpose at 7 p.m. March 13 at The Richmond on Greene, 725 Greene St.

Last year’s auction raised more than $9,000 and donated about 150 purses to the Salvation Army’s Center for Hope for women entering or re-entering the workforce.

Purses for a Purpose will feature a live celebrity auction and silent auction. Proceeds support the Jessye Norman School of the Arts, an after-school program that offers arts instruction, academic tutoring and exposure to the arts.

Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased at International Formal Wear, Pyramid Music or through the Friends of the Jessye Norman School of the Arts president Lula Wright Williams. Call (706)
836-3058, or e-mail


Opening reception

Sacred Heart Cultural Center will hold an opening reception for Mary Houston from 5-7 p.m. March 13.

Houston donates art to charitable organizations throughout the South and currently exhibits paintings in Beaufort, S.C.

For more information, visit www.sacredheart



Cher Best’s Sisters Only Club will hold Prom-A-Palooza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at May Park Community Center.

Girls can choose from over 100 prom gowns to wear to prom or an ROTC military ball. Club members will be available to help girls pick dresses, shoes and accessories.

Mary Kay Director Daveda Malone will also help girls learn how to do their own makeup.

The event is for girls who are being raised by their grandparents, have been recommended by the Independent Living Program or by their schools, or are in foster care.

Girls must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Appointments are recommended. Girls will not be turned away if they do not have an appointment, but those with them will be served first.

Donations of dresses, shoes and accessories are being accepted. Call (706) 589-3983 to donate or make an appointment.




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