Originally created 05/11/02

Around town



Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

CHARITY BENEFIT: The Women on Wheels Georgia-Lina chapter will hold its 2002 membership drive in conjunction with a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Augusta Triumph, 3680 Wheeler Road. Women on Wheels is a group of female motorcycle enthusiasts. The event will feature a gift basket raffle and a bake sale. For more information, call 724-5901.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Mead Hall Episcopal Day School and St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church will have a strawberry festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, on Pendleton Street at Richland Avenue in downtown Aiken. The festival will feature crafts, rides, games and food, including a strawberry bake-off. For more information, call the school at (803) 648-9666.

BARBERSHOP CHORUS: The Garden City Barbershop Chorus will present its 39th annual show at 7:30 p.m. at Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call 279-8283.

DANCE AUDITIONS: The Ron Jones Academy of Ballet will hold auditions at noon for children 10 and older at the school, 639 Furys Ferry Road. For more information, call 860-1852.

BOOK SIGNINGS: Karin Calloway will sign copies of her cookbook Quick Cooking, and Laverne Funderburk will sign copies of her book Black Eyed Peas from 1 to 3 p.m. at Borders Books and Music, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway. For more information, call 737-6962.