Originally created 01/26/99

Senior calendar



The Senior Calendar lists 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 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person.

Out and about

SENIOR PROM: Big band music dance, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $5, tickets must be purchased in advance; available at all locations of The Augusta Chronicle and through Senior Friends at Columbia Augusta Medical Center; call Denise Hendrix at 823-3443.

AUGUSTA FUTURITY: Today through Saturday, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St.; weekday daytime events $6 adults and $2 ages 13 and younger general admission; youth/amateur finals, America's Greatest Cowboy and Parade of Champions all $12 adults and $2 ages 13 and younger general admission, or $13.50 and $5 reserved seating; classic finals and futurity finals reserved seating only, $13.50 adults and $5 ages 13 or younger; Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center box office, TicketMaster outlets or by phone at 828-7700 and (404) 249-6400.

DOLLHOUSE/MINIATURE SHOW AND SALE: 7-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Hitchcock Rehabilitation Center, 690 Medical Park Drive, Aiken; adults $5, children $2; wine-tasting and preview party 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, adults $15, children $10, includes Saturday and Sunday admission; Diane Pierpoint or Peggy All, (803) 643-0001, Ext. 230.

PIANIST PAUL BISACCIA: 8 p.m. Saturday, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; $5-$15; 722-6855 for credit-card orders, or buy at the door.

TUESDAY MUSIC LIVE: Noon to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, C.J. Sambach, lunch by Cotton Row Cafe; Tuesday, Feb. 16, Augusta Symphony Woodwind Trio, lunch by Pullman Hall; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.; concert free, reserved lunch seating $6; 722-3463 to reserve lunch.

AMERICAN BOYCHOIR: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, First Baptist Church of Aiken; $10, Development Office, Aiken Preparatory School, (803) 648-3223.

BLACK HERITAGE BALL: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, Peter S. Knox Jr. Conference Center, 326 Greene St.; music by Just Us, dress or African attire encouraged; $20, 733-7510 or send check to African American Association of Augusta, P.O. Box 581, Augusta, GA 30903.

BOOT SCOOT BOOGIE BASH: 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, Savannah Rapids Pavilion; $40 per person, corporate tables available; sponsored by the Augusta Red Cross, 724-8483.

VALENTINE POPS: Featuring the Augusta Symphony; 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; tickets $26.50, $20 and $11, available at 826-4705.

SWEET ART'S BALL: 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 12, Banksia, Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St., Aiken; music by Swingsation, black tie encouraged; sponsored by the Aiken Center for the Arts; $50, (803) 641-9094.

MARDI GRAS BALL: 7:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 13, Marion Hatcher Center, 501 Greene St.; $60 per person in advance or $75 at the door; benefits Walton Foundation For Independence Inc.; 823-8559.

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; 854-8888.

WEEKLY DANCES: Christian Social Organization for Single Adults; members $3, others $5; 8-11 p.m. Saturdays, Westside High School, 1002 Stelling Road, 650-2017.

BROADWAY AT THE BELL: The King and I 8 p.m. Feb. 23 and Fiddler on the Roof 8 p.m. April 28, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $15.50 to $32.50 for each, available at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center box office, 601 Seventh St., or through TicketMaster, 828-7700.

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 for ages 50 or older for $15 a year. Reservations required; (706) 651-6716.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m. first Tuesdays.

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

SPAGHETTI SUPPER: 6 p.m. Friday; bring a salad, spaghetti or dessert.

Resource Center on Aging

The Resource Center on Aging is sponsored by University Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital. Most activities are held at the hospitals, in the community and at 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; (706) 733-7262 or (800) 413-6652 to register and for times for some events.

VISION SCREENING: By appointments; Daniel Village Activity room.

BOOK REVIEW: The virtues of Aging by Jimmy Carter; 3 p.m. Thursday; discussion led by Dr. Roy Brinkley.

AARP TAX COUNSELING: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 3-April 14, Daniel Village.

CHICAGO: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte, N.C.; $88.

ATLANTA FLOWER SHOW: Atlanta; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19; $52.

SHOPPING TRIP AND AMERICAN MUSIC JUBILEE: Bus trip to Selma, N.C.; Feb. 25-26, bus departs at 8 a.m.; single, $225; double, $175; $50 deposit required at registration.

Senior Center

Leisure activities, classes and seminars and exercise sessions are offered weekdays at the Senior Center, 535 15th St.; (706) 826-4480.

HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING: Volunteer counselor available daily to discuss Medicare, private insurance and supplemental insurance; call for appointment.

PICTURE ID CARDS: 10:30 a.m. to noon first Mondays.

STILL LIFE DRAWING CLASS: 1-2 p.m. Mondays.

FAT REDUCTION PROGRAM: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Thursdays.

INVESTMENT CLUB'S MEETING: 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Senior classes

ELDER LAW HOT LINE: Help with legal problems offered through Georgia Division of Aging Services and other state agencies; in Georgia, call (888) 257-9519.

OPERATION INDEPENDENCE: Program to help disabled older adults obtain access to services and support; (706) 667-4695 or (888) 922-4464.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Long-term Care Ombudsman Program helps residents who live in long-term-care facilities; (706) 826-4480.

MEALS-ON-WHEELS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10:30-11:30 a.m. weekdays to deliver meals to elderly; (706) 826-4480.

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT: Free AARP Foundation program; course eligibility limited to Georgia residents 55 or older who meet federal low-income guidelines and pass a screening; (706) 722-4700.

Senior health

CSRA AGENCY ON AGING: Aging Connection offers information and referral assistance to help seniors with home-delivered meals, transportation, homebound counseling, legal services, homemaker aides and housing; (706) 667-4695 or (888) 922-4464.

JAZZERCISE: 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

Grief support

WIDOW/WIDOWER DINNER SOCIAL: For surviving spouses who desire interaction in an informal setting; 6:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Shoney's Restaurant, 218 Bobby Jones Expressway; and at Ryan's Steak House, 1928 Whiskey Road, Aiken; 729-6000.

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

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.

Job training

OLDER WORKER PROGRAM: Free training and employment services offered to applicants 55 or older by Green Thumb Older Worker Program. Eligibility based on income. Services include career exploration, resume preparation, skills and interest assessments, job-search assistance and skills training in computers and nursing aid. Call 731-0097.