Monday: Estate Planning with an Update on the New Tax Code; 6-9 p.m.; $24 per person or $42 per couple; call Augusta State University Continuing Education at 737-1636 for information.
Monday-March 2: University of Georgia Business Outreach Services/Small Business Development Center and NationsBank present a four-week small business course; 6:30-9 p.m.; $100 fee; 1054 Claussen Road, Suite 301; call 737-1790 for information and reservations.
Monday and Tuesday: Georgia plastics industry statewide summit with Gov. Zell Miller speaking; Radisson Hotel Atlanta; call (770) 801-9004 for more information.
Tuesday: Ingredients for Success in Your New Business class; 6:30-9 p.m.; $19 fee; call Augusta State University Continuing Education at 737-1636 for information.
Tuesday: Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce coffee call; 7:30-8:30 a.m.; La Maison on Telfair, 404 Telfair St.; call 821-1300 for details.
Tuesday: Greg Dechau, an investment representative for Edward Jones investments, will hold a free seminar, "Women, Fashion & Finance"; 6:30-8 p.m.; the Partridge Inn; dinner will be served. Call 736-6252.
Tuesday: Augusta chapter of Georgians Against Smoking Pollution meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Old Country Buffett, Wrightsboro Road, across from Augusta Mall; for more information call 733-8869 or 791-7780.
Tuesday: IRA seminar featuring Marianne Frey, vice president of retirement planning services, The Robinson-Humphrey Co.; 7-8 p.m.; Sheraton Augusta Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway; reserve seating at 823-8102.
Tuesday: CSRA chapter of Association of Records Manager and Administrators meeting; 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m.; Partridge Inn, 2100 Walton Way; speaker, Leslie Williams, health information processing manager, health information services, University Hospital; guests welcome; call Kathryn Gainey, 725-4739, or John Vasta, (803) 208-3537.
Wednesday: North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council Women in Business luncheon; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; North Augusta Country Club; Mayor Lark Jones, speaker; members $10 with reservations, nonmembers or no reservations $15, R.S.V.P. by Monday to the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, 279-2323, fax 279-0003.
Thursday: Insurance assistance from a Georgia Commissioner of Insurance office's insurance investigator; 9:30-11:30 a.m., City-County Building, Room 605, commissioner's office; call City-County Building, 821-2422, to confirm investigator's schedule.
Feb. 17: Augusta State University Division of Continuing Education class Taxes for Your Small Business; 6:30-9 p.m.; $19; call 737-1636.
Feb. 17: Augusta State University Division of Continuing Education class Resume Writing Made Easy; 7-9 p.m.; $21; call 737-1636.
Feb. 18, 25: Augusta State University Division of Continuing Education class Wealth Management for Later Years; 7-9 p.m.; $29; call 737-1636.
Feb. 18: Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Luncheon; 11:30 a.m., The Clubhouse, 2567 Washington Road; speaker: Rev. Cynthia Taylor; sponsored by Cintas Corp. and Very Vera/Vera & Co.; members with reservations $10, members without reservations $12, nonmembers $20; call 821-120 Ext. 1380 by Feb. 16.
Feb. 19: Augusta State University Division of Continuing Education class Launching Your New Business; 6:30-9 p.m.; $19; 737-1636.
Feb. 24-25: The fourth annual Diversity Conference with keynote speaker Joe Clark (subject of the movie Lean On Me) and workshops; registration at 7 a.m., conference at 8:30 a.m.; the Odell Weeks Recreation Center, Aiken; call Gloria Busch Johnson at (803) 593-3030 for information.
Feb. 25: Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting; 7:30 a.m.; North Augusta Country Club; speaker, The Augusta Chronicle editor Dennis Sodomka; call 279-2323 or fax 279-0003 by Feb. 20 for reservations.
Feb. 26: Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours; 5:30-7:30 p.m., Aiken Technical College; members with reservations $5, nonmembers or no reservations $7; call 279-2323 or reservation line 510-2203.
Feb. 26: The Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce and the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce sponsor Business After Hours; 5:30-8 p.m.; The Clubhouse, 2567 Washington Road; $10 admission; sponsored by The Clubhouse, Very Vera/Vera & Co.; call 821-1300 for details.
March 5: Greater Augusta Advertising Club monthly luncheon meeting; "One Ad Size Doesn't Fit All," with Cal Thorton of Multi-Media of Augusta; noon; the Partridge Inn; guests $15, students $5; R.S.V.P. to Sandy McCoy at 722-0189 by March 2.
March 10: Augusta chapter of Georgians Against Smoking Pollution meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Augustino's Italian eatery, Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta; for more information call 733-8869 or 791-7780.
Feb. 21-28: Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church Founders Day Weekend; 200 delegates; all area hotels.
Feb. 27-March 1: Shriners 1998 Midwinter Meeting; 120 delegates; Holiday Inn Augusta.
Feb. 27-March 1: Georgia Occupational Health Nurses Spring Conference; 100 delegates; Radisson Riverfront Hotel.
March 10-11: The Conference Link Nursing Seminar; 75 delegates; Radisson Riverfront Hotel.
March 20-22: Georgia Association Meeting Professionals International Educational Retreat; 125 delegates; Radisson Riverfront Hotel.
Information for conventions was provided by the Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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