Originally created 09/16/97

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

ARTS IN THE HEART OF AUGUSTA: Friday through Sunday, Riverwalk Augusta; featuring seven stages of entertainment Saturday and Sunday; Augusta Choral Society performs Friday, Jessye Norman Amphitheater; operatic ballet, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theater, Saturday; sponsored by the Greater Augusta Arts Council.

HISTORIC AUGUSTA ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $6, includes readmission and weekend lectures; gala preview party Thursday, luncheon and lecture Friday, $25; other lectures throughout the weekend.

THE BOSTON BRASS: 8 p.m. Friday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; tickets $5-$15, credit-card orders at 722-6855.

FALLFEST '97: Noon Sunday, Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 308 Hale St.; featuring Confederate Railroad, Steve Chappell and the Augusta Allstars, Shiloh, and Allen Lowe and Turning Point; $10 advance tickets available at all Pump-n-Shops, Ashley's Jewelry and Charlie's Tavern, or $15 at the gate.

SWINGSATION: 8 p.m. Monday, Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina-Aiken; adults $5, students $2.

HISTORY LECTURE: Dr. Leon Bass lectures on "A Black Soldier- Eyewitness to the Holocaust"; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, free; and 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel, Paine College, for Augusta-area students.

ST. PETERSBURG STRING QUARTET: Presented by the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, Old Medical College of Georgia building, 598 Telfair St.; general admission $15, students $10.

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

DANCES: Second Saturdays; American Legion Post 63, free two-step lessons 7:30 p.m.; 8-11 p.m. ballroom, Latin and nightclub music, $10 per person. Beginners welcome, casual dress. Call 854-8888.

Senior classes

Senior health

EYE DISEASE TEST: Free copies of Amsler grid, a test for the presence of macular degeneration, a debilitating eye disease that afflicts people older than 50; for free copies, write to the Jewish Guild for the Blind, 15 W. 65th St., New York, N.Y. 10023, or call (212) 769-6237.

RECONDITIONED HEARING AIDS: University Hospital's Speech and Hearing Center needs donated hearing aids; 722-1957.

WHEELCHAIR AND EQUIPMENT CLINIC: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; 823-8560.

CSRA AGENCY ON AGING: Aging Connection hot line offers information and referral assistance to help seniors with home-delivered meals, transportation, homebound counseling, legal services, homemaker aides and housing; 667-4695, or (888) 922-4464.

OPERATION INDEPENDENCE: Program to help disabled older adults obtain access to services and support; 667-4695 or (888) 922-4464.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: LongTerm Care Ombudsman Program helps residents who live in longterm-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 p.m. third Thursdays, 2803 Wrightsboro Road, Suite 51.

Grief support

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.

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.

Senior Friends

Classes and activities are offered by Senior Friends of Columbia Augusta Medical Center. Activities include chair exercise, tai chi lessons, bridge, pinochle, canasta and health and educational programs. Most activities held at Augusta Professional Building, 3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle. Membership is open to anyone 50 or older for $15 a year. Reservations required, call 651-6716.

Resource Center on Aging

The Resource Center on Aging is sponsored by University Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital. Most activities are held at Augusta Mall, University Hospital and the center office in Daniel Village on Wrightsboro Road. Activities include bridge, bingo, pinochle, crafts, health and informational seminars, movies, exercise classes and trips. Reservations required for all events. Call 733-7262 or (800) 413-6652 to register and for times for some events.

Senior Center

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

MANICURES AND PEDICURES: 12:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays; discount for members; call for appointment.

FITNESS PROGRAM:10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

INTRODUCTORY GERMAN: Registration deadline is Friday;Class begins today, 9:15-10:15 a.m.; $20; call 826-4480 to register.

BEGINNING SPANISH: Registration deadline is Thursday; classes held weekly for three months; 10-10:55 a.m. Monday; $20 per quarter, materials included; call 826-4480.

TRUE BEGINNERS LINE DANCING COURSE: Six-week course begins Monday, Oct. 6; $12.

PICTURE ID CARDS: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, Oct. 6.

TAI CHI CLASS: Monday, Oct. 13.

Shiloh Center

Activities are offered weekdays for senior citizens at Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, 1635 15th St. Activities include bridge, spades, pinochle, fitness and quilting. Call 738-0089.

St. John Towers

The following activities are offered at St. John Towers Retirement Residence, 724 Greene St. For more information, call 722-2096.

TRIP TO PIGEON FORGE, TENN.: Sept. 23-25; trip includes shopping, shows and more; registration required, 722-2096.