The following is information about business events in and around the Augusta area:
Monday: Home-Based Business course; 6:30 p.m.; cost is $59; call Augusta State University Continuing Education at 737-1636 for information.
Monday: Bookkeeping for Small Business workshop; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Georgia Tech Conference Room, 1054 Claussen Road, Augusta; cost, $30; call 737-1790 to register.
Tuesday:Starting Your Own Business; University of Georgia Business Outreach Services/Small Business Development Center; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; cost, $30 includes workbook and materials.
Tuesday: The Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce Richmond County Pride and Progress Meeting; 7 p.m.; University Hospital Medical Center-South Richmond County, 3121 Peach Orchard Road next to First Union; speaker, Tom Beck, executive director of the Augusta-Richmond County Recreation Department; call 821-1300 for more information.
Tuesday: Job Fair for veterans and active-duty soldiers who will be released; Southeast Paralyzed Veterans Association, U.S. Highway 1 South near Gate 5, Fort Gordon; for more information, call the Augusta office of the Georgia Department of Labor at 721-3131.
Wednesday: The Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Meeting; 7:30 a.m.; North Augusta Community Center; speaker, Tom Lawhead, vice president of private banking at Wachovia; topic: Networking; cost, $5; call 279-2323 for reservations.
Thursday: Greater Augusta Advertising Club luncheon meeting; Partridge Inn; noon; topic: Elements of a Good Web Site; guests, $15, students, $5; for reservations, call Sherry Lorenz at 481-7700 by Tuesday.
May 4: Open House at The Gardens Personal Care Home; 550 Gibbs Road, Evans; 1 to 5 p.m.; The Gardens is a new assisted living facility offering residents 24hour assistance with medication, daily tasks, transportation and other activities; for more information, call 855-0931.
May 6:Open House for Walton Place Apartments for people with physical disabilities; 4:30 to 6 p.m.; 3005 Lee Street; RSVP at 823-8791.
May 7: Effective Board Management; 7 p.m.; call Augusta State University Continuing Education at 737-1636 for information.
May 8: Managing Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Time; 7 p.m.; cost, $29; call Augusta State University Continuing Education at 737-1636 for information.
May 12-16: Five-day Slurry Course; sponsored by GIW Industries and Augusta State University; course will be held in Grovetown; registration fee is $1,800, includes all lectures; three continuing education units are awarded upon completion; for more information call Anne Davis at (706) 863-1011, ext. 289.
May 14:Intermediate Investing; 7 p.m.; cost, $49; call Augusta State University Continuing Education at 737-1636 for information.
May 15: 1997 Merchandise and Media Auction; sponsored by the Greater Augusta Ad Club and the Better Business Bureau; Julian Smith Casino; 6 p.m.; $10 at door or in advance; call Grace Belangia at (706) 823-6600, or Beth Frits at (706) 736-3900 for more information.
May 17:Introduction to the Internet Seminar sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants; 8 a.m. to noon; Markert Hall Computer Lab, Augusta State University; cost, $25 per person, pay in advance, space is limited; call Felix Robinson at (803) 663-2308 to register.
Today: Georgia Baptist Convention 1997 Student Workshop; 1,000 delegates; all area hotels.
Today through Tuesday: Georgia Southern Development Studies 1997 Development Studies Meetings; 400 delegates; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.
Today through Thursday: American Nuclear Society seventh annual Topical Meeting on Robotics; 450 delegates; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.
Through May 25: Turtle Bowling Association Mixed Turtle Tournament; 1,600 delegates; all area hotels.
May 14-18 The Confederate State Armory American Society of Arms, 250 delegates, Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta.
May 16-18 Augusta Swim League Annual Junior League Long Course, 550 delegates, all area hotels.
May 16-18 River Race Augusta River Race, 30,000, all area hotels.
May 16-18 Augusta Swim League 27th annual Junior Jaguar, 550 delegates, all area hotels.
Information about conventions was obtained from the Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Biz Calendar column is a public-service listing of The Augusta Chronicle. We should receive typewritten information about business events for this column no later than noon Tuesday. Please send items to The Augusta Chronicle, Biz Calendar, Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903; bring them by the News Building at 725 Broad St., or send a fax to (706) 722-7403. Include a contact name and phone number.