Originally created 09/30/97

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

TUESDAY'S MUSIC LIVE: Lunchtime concerts noon to 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St., with reserved lunch seating at $6; today, The American Arts Trio, lunch by Kevin Goldsmith's Pullman Hall; call 722-3463 for lunch seating reservations; concert free.

GRECIAN FESTIVAL: Grecian entertainment, merchandise, food and beverages; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday; Ninth Street Plaza; free; call Sophia Dakuras, 855-1913, executive committee chair; 724-1087, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church; or Riverwalk Augusta at 821-1754.

OLIVER HARDY FESTIVAL: Saturday, featuring a parade, vendors and dancing to honor the film star. The festival begins with children's parade at 9 a.m. regular parade 10 a.m. and street dance at 7 p.m., Main Street in Harlem; free; call 556-3448 for more information.

HORSE CREEK VALLEY SASSAFRAS FESTIVAL: Saturday, parade and events along South Carolina Highway 421; sponsored by Horse Creek Valley Vision 2004 and the city of Burnettown.

FALL FESTIVAL: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Wardlaw Academy, South Carolina Highway 23 between Edgefield and Johnston.

FALL INTO AIKEN FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, downtown Aiken; sponsored by Aiken's Downtown Development Association, Aiken Prep School, St. Mary's School and St. Thaddeus Church.

BLIND WILLIE BLUES FESTIVAL: 1-9 p.m. Saturday, honoring Blind Willie McTell with performers Jimmy Rogers, Michael Burks, Big Bill Morganfield, Roy Book Binder, Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, Harper, Karen Tyler, Mudcat, Josh Miller & 3-Wheel Drive, Shrimp City Slim and Crosstie Walkers; gates open at noon; festival site, two miles north of Interstate 20, at Exit 59, to Stagecoach Road; tickets are $12.50 in advance and $15 day of event; tickets available at Thomson-McDuffie County Tourism Convention Visitors Bureau; call (706) 595-5584.

NUNSENSE II: Comedy staged by Aiken Community Playhouse Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and Oct. 9-11; all evening performances are at 8 p.m., Sunday performances are at 3 p.m.; Aiken Community Playhouse, Two Notch Road and Price Avenue; season tickets $25-$250 ($20 for senior citizens); lower price tickets include Mainstage productions only; single-performance tickets $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $5 for students; (803) 648-1438.

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.; ballroom, Latin and nightclub music, 8-11 p.m., $10 per person. Beginners welcome, casual dress. Call 854-8888.

Senior health

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: Long-term 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.

CHAIR CLASS EXERCISE: 8:30-9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, members only.

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

LINE DANCE PARTY: 7 p.m. Friday, Columbia Augusta Medical Center; members, $3; nonmembers, $7; includes refreshments.

BRIDGE/PINOCHLE/CANASTA: 1 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 13 and 27.

OKTOBERFEST BINGO: 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.

PATIENT TRAY FAVOR WORKSHOP: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 FUND-RAISING FASHION SHOW AND DESSERT TASTING: Presented by Hamrick's of North Augusta; 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, Columbia Augusta Professional Building; $3; ticket deadline is Oct. 15.

HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT WORKSHOP: 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28; $15; registration required; deadline is Oct. 21.

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: 12:30-5 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.

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

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

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING: 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 8.

HEALTH SEMINAR: "Hallucinations and Delusions"; 11:15-11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8.

SPECIAL MEETING: League of Women Voters of Augusta and Delta Sigma theta Sorority Inc.; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8.

SCRIBBLERS LITERACY GROUP: 1-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13.

TAI CHI CLASS: Monday, Oct. 13.

MANICURES/PEDICURES: 12:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays; by appointments only.

HEALTH TALK: "Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations"; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17; flu shot, $10; pneumonia vaccination, $15; covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance companies.

HEALTH TALK: "Healthy Weight Loss;' 11-11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20; four sessions.

HEALTH SEMINAR: "Long Term Care;" 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.

BUS TRIP TO HELEN, GA: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23; transportation, $28; sign-up deadline is Oct. 14; Neuschwansteiner Tanzlmusik concert, $6; Museum of the Hills, $3.50; register.

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.


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