Originally created 01/02/00

This week in Georgia


Augusta State University's men's basketball team will take on the University of South Carolina Spartanburg team at 7:30 p.m. in the Physical Education/Athletic Complex.


Groovin' Grands, a lively, low-impact land aerobics class for ages 62 and older will be held from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at The Family Y, Wheeler Center, 3532 Wheeler Road. The class, which will also be held Thursday, will include chair aerobics, marching, strength training and stretching. A physician's consent is required. There is no fee for gold and silver members of the Y, and the charge will be $4 for bronze members. For more information, call 738-6678.


Dr. Gary Stroebel, professor of chemistry at Augusta State University, will kick off the Brown Bag History Series for 2000 with a discussion of "A Look Into the Future" at noon at Augusta-Richmond County Museum, 560 Reynolds St. Bring a lunch; the museum will provide a beverage and dessert. The program is free to museum members and $2 for others. Reservations are required. For information or reservations, call the Education Department at 722-8454.


The Family Y, in cooperation with The Ballroom Dance Center, will offer popular-dance classes for teens and adults at the Wheeler Center, 3532 Wheeler Road. Classes begin today and will be taught in four-week sessions by Ballroom Dance Center instructors. The swing will be featured in January. Teen classes will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., and adult classes will be held from 8 to 9 p.m. Session fees will cost $20 for gold members, $25 for silver members and $30 for bronze members. For more information, call 738-6678.


Call now to take part in volunteer training by Augusta Child Advocates to help abused and neglected children in the foster care system. Training begins from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 10 and lasts for 10 weeks. Volunteers need no legal or social work expertise. They undergo intensive training, learning courtroom procedures and advocacy techniques. They are then assigned to one or two cases by reviewing records and interviewing the children and other parties. If interested, call Julia Bloodworth or Judy Ships at 737-3006.


Augusta-Richmond County Museum will unveil its new special exhibition, "The 1900s: Threshold to the New Millennium." The exhibition is part of the museum's yearlong millennium series of programs and events. For more information, call 722-8454.


A gallery tour will be held for highlights of the permanent collection and the Subdued Hues exhibition at 2 p.m. at the Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St. The tour is free. For information, call 724-7501.

Classical Music and Dreadlocks will be performed by Augusta Symphony at 3 p.m. at Augusta State University Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre.


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