Originally created 02/08/02

Around town



Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

FREE BOOSTER SEATS: As part of Child Passenger Safety Month, Boost America! partners in Georgia - Ford Motor Co., United Way and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety - will distribute free booster seats from 2 to 6 p.m. today and Tuesday at Meadowbrook Elementary School, 3630 Goldfinch Drive. Eligibility is based on household income and size of family. Seats also will be distributed from 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at Jamestown Elementary School in Hephzibah. For more information, call 724-6269.

MASKED BALL: Paine College and the United Negro College Fund will team up to present their second annual Masked Ball at 7:30 p.m. at Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 1 10th St. Tickets cost $50. For more information, call 821-8323.

DINNER THEATER: The youth department of Warren Baptist Church will present its eighth annual Winter Dinner Theater with productions of Summer Festival and Family Outings at 6:30 tonight and Saturday. Tickets to the event, which features dinner catered by Edmunds Barbecue, cost $10. For more information, call 860-1586.

SATURDAY

HISTORY SERIES: The Augusta Museum of History's Brown Bag History Series will continue at noon with a presentation by C. Tom Sutherland calledThe Civil War Saga of Major Storrs. Participants should bring a lunch; the museum will provide a drink and dessert. The program is free for members and costs $2 for nonmembers. Reservations are required. Call 722-8454.

SOCCER SHOOTOUT: The annual Augusta Arsenal Gunners Soccer Shootout takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort Gordon's Barton Field. The free event, which continues Sunday, will feature players from across the Southeast competing simultaneously on 22 fields. For more information, call 854-0149.

BEATLES TRIBUTE: The Augusta Symphony will present Part 3 of its annual Pops at the Bell series with a Tribute to the Beatles at 8 p.m. at Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. The concert will feature original members of Broadway's Beatlemania! performing with the symphony. Tickets cost $10 to $35. For more information, call 826-4705.

MARDI GRAS BALL: The Walton Foundation for Independence will hold its annual fund-raiser, the Grand O'Cajun Mardi Gras Ball, at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Medical College of Georgia on Telfair Street. It will feature music by All That Jazz, a raffle and a silent auction. Tickets cost $75. For more information, call 823-8526.