Originally created 04/01/97

Senior calendar



The Senior Calendar is a listing of activities and groups of interest to senior citizens. Please call the service agencies for information. To have your activity listed, write to Senior Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person.

Out and about

AIKEN CONCERT BAND: Spring concert; 8 tonight, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina-Aiken; adults $3, students $1.

HEPHZIBAH SPRING FAIR: Through Saturday; corner of Georgia Highway 88 and Windsor Spring Road, rides open 6 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays; featuring the Liebel Circus, 7 and 9 p.m. weekdays, 2, 6 and 9 p.m. weekends.

MAGNOLIA SPRINGS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Magnolia Springs State Park, five miles north of Millen, Ga., on U.S. Highway 25; free, $2 vehicle fee.

TUESDAY MUSIC LIVE: Concert and lunch series at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; international music by Elise Witt and lunch by the Boll Weevil, noon today; lunch after the performance $6, reservations required; call 722-3463.

THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST: Thursday through Saturday; Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre; dinner-theater tickets $22-$25, cabaret tickets $15; call 793-8552 for ticket information.

AUGUSTA INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE CLUB: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, no partners required; call Joan Cameron, 736-5713.

DANCES: 8-11 p.m. second Saturdays; YWCA, 3532 Wheeler Road; $6 per person, $5 for members of Regional Council on Aging, $10 per person if band is performing; 854-8888.

DAYS OF JOY: Celebration for senior adults featuring Dr. Dennis Swanberg, Christian humorist pastor, and Dr. Glen Adkins, choral director soloist; 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, through Wednesday, May 7, First Baptist Church of Augusta; May 6, lunch, $3.50; reservations, 733-2236; Special Family Gathering at 7 p.m. May 6.

Senior classes

Senior health

OPERATION INDEPENDENCE: Program designed to help disabled older adults access services and support; for more information, call 667-4695 or, toll-free, (888) 922-4464.

INFORMATION BOOTHS: Information about home- and community-based services available; 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Kroger, 3128 Deans Bridge Road.

RESOURCES FAIR ON HOME- AND COMMUNITY-BASED CARE: Presented by Agency on Aging and Warren Baptist Church's Adult Daycare Center; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, Warren Baptist Church.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, helps residents who live in long-term care facilities; 826-4480.

MEALS-ON-WHEELS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10:30-11:30 a.m. weekdays to deliver meals to elderly; 826-4480.

PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP: 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays, 2803 Wrightsboro Road, Suite 51.

Grief support

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS: For bereaved parents; Augusta group meets 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 3185 Wheeler Road; Aiken group meets 7:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Millbrook Baptist Church, 176 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken; (803) 279-8179.

ST. JOSEPH HOSPICE-AIKEN: 7:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, 681 Silver Bluff Road; (803) 641-8219.

WIDOW/WIDOWER: Informal supper group; 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays; Augusta group meets at local restaurant; 481-7490; Aiken group meets at Ryan's Steak House, 1928 Whiskey Road, (800) 381-2273.

Senior Friends

Below is a calendar of activities offered by Senior Friends. All activities held at Augusta Professional Building, 3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle, unless otherwise noted. Membership is open to anyone 50 or older for $15 a year. Reservations required for events. Call 651-6716.

TAI CHI CLASSES: 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; $15 a month.

CHAIR EXERCISES: 8:30-9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, except Monday, April 21.

LINE DANCE LESSONS: Beginners, 7 tonight; intermediate, 2:45 p.m. Wednesday; advanced, 1 p.m. Wednesday; $9 for six lessons.

ORIENTATION COFFEE: 10 a.m. Monday, April 14; 651-6716 for reservations.

BRIDGE, PINOCHLE/CANASTA: 1 p.m. Mondays, April 14 and 28.

COUPLE'S BALLROOM DANCING: 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 14; $36 per couple for six lessons.

BODY FAT SEMINAR: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, Columbia Augusta Medical Center; certificates for body fat composition test will be given at this program.

AARP 55 ALIVE DRIVING COURSE: 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 15, and Thursday, April 17; $8.

LINE DANCE PARTY: 7 p.m. Friday, April 18; members, $3; nonmembers, $7.

DUTCH TREAT: 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 18, Formosa II Chinese Restaurant.

COVERED DISH LUNCH: Noon Monday, April 21, Savannah Rapids Pavilion; Singer Tata Kitchings will perform.

MAKE MOTHER'S DAY FAVORS: 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 23.

CARING FOR YOUR HEART: 2 p.m. Thursday, April 24.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Includes colo-rectal cancer and blood sugar screening, cholesterol, blood-sugar and blood-pressure checks; 8:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, Columbia Augusta Regional Medical Center; $5.

BINGO: 1 p.m. Friday, April 25; members only.

Resource Center

on Aging

The Resource Center on Aging offers a variety of activities. Reservations required for events. Call 733-7262 or (800) 413-6652.

GOOD LIFE: Exercise club for people 55 and older; 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; $1; 481-7604.

JUMP FOR JOY EXERCISE: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; First Baptist Church, Activity Center, 3500 Walton Way; $1.50 per class (paid quarterly); present RCOA card and waive the $10 registration fee.

MALL WALKERS: 8-10 a.m. Monday through Saturday; Augusta Mall.

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS: 8:30 a.m. to noon second and fourth Wednesdays.

PINOCHLE: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Augusta Mall, Food Court.

SKIPBO: 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays in April, Daniel Village Activity Room, 2803 Wrightsboro Road.

GOOD LIFE EXERCISE: 4-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; St. Joseph Hospital; $1 per class.

BRIDGE/CANASTA: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Daniel Village.

WOMEN AND FINANCES: Eight-week session includes book, educational seminar and group discussions; 1-3 p.m. each Monday through March 31; Daniel Village; $15.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: 2 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Daniel Village.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE: 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Daniel Village.

KNOW YOUR PHARMACIST AND KNOW YOUR MEDICINE: 10-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, University Hospital Conference Room, 1350 Walton Way; free brunch.

AARP TAX COUNSELING: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 9; Daniel Village; bring tax forms and supporting documents.

SABRINA FAIR: Leave 10 a.m. and return 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, Abbeville Opera House, Abbeville, S.C.; $45 (includes movie and bus trip).

CRAFTY LADIES GROUP: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Daniel Village.

BINGO: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, April 14, St. Joseph Hospital, Sister Mary Louise Conference Room.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Blood-pressure, blood-sugar and hearing screenings; 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 15, Daniel Village.

HISTORIC AUGUSTA TOUR: Includes dessert and coffee at Boll Weevil Cafe and Morris Museum of Art; bus departs Daniel Village, 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, and returns 4:30 p.m.; $15.

BLUE CHIP INVESTMENT CLUB: Learn about stocks and investment issues; 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, Daniel village Activity Room.

BIRTHDAY LUNCH BUNCH: 11:30 a.m. to 1L30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, Harriett's Kitchen.

DECOUPAGE: 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, April 18, Daniel Village; $13.

SAVANNAH RIVER SITE TOUR: Includes nature walk to Carolina Bay; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, bus departs Daniel Village; $5.

MOVIE DAY: Dances With Wolves; 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, University Hospital auditorium, 1350 Walton Way.

VISION SCREENING: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 21, Daniel Village.

PREVENTING CARE-GIVER BURNOUT: 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22; St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road.

WHAT'S NEW IN THE NEWS: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 22, Daniel Village.

ASTHMA SEMINAR: Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, University Hospital, third-floor education classroom No. 8; free lunch.

FINANCIAL SEMINAR: 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, Daniel Village.

ADVANCED DIRECTIVES: 1-3 p.m. Friday, April 25, St. Joseph Hospital, Sister Mary Louise Conference Room.

BONSAI BASICS: Noon-2 p.m. Friday, April 25, Daniel Village; $16.

CAKE DECORATING: 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 25, Daniel Village.

FOOT CARE SEMINAR: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, Columbia County Medical Center; free dinner.

Senior Center

Leisure activities, classes and seminars and exercise sessions are offered weekdays at the Senior Center, 535 15th St. Call 826-4480 for more information.

HEALTH SCREENING: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today; blood-sugar test, $1; proceeds benefit Senior Center; blood-pressure test free.

PICTURE I.D. CARDS: Issued 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday; $6.

HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING: 1-3 p.m. weekdays, Senior Center, 535 15th St.; 826-4480.

LINE DANCING CLASSES: Advanced and intermediate classes; 2:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays.

LOW-IMPACT DANCE AEROBICS CLASS: 9:25-9:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

LOW-IMPACT AEROBICS CLASS: 9-9:20 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

SUN STYLE TAI CHI GROUP: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays.

INTRODUCTORY GERMAN CLASS: 9:15-10:15 a.m. Tuesday.

INTRODUCTORY RUSSIAN CLASS: 2-3:30 p.m. Friday.

INTRODUCTORY FRENCH CLASS: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday.

INVESTING FOR BEGINNERS: Six-week course; 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday; $22.50.

SCRIBBLERS LITERACY GROUP MEETING: 1-3 p.m. Monday, April 14.

BUS TRIP TO HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.: Includes Shelter Cove Harbor and the Mall at Shelter Cove and Low Country Factory Outlet Village; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22; $28 (does not include lunch and shopping); deadline to sign up is Monday, April 14.

INVESTMENT CLUB MEETING: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24.

SPRING POOL PARTY AND LUNCHEON: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 25; call for directions.