Originally created 01/04/03

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BACK IN TIME

JAN. 4, 1928

An oyster supper and smoker was held at the Junior Order Hall on Walton Way last night to present Mayor William B. Bell a handsome gold watch from his many friends throughout the city.

A number of addresses were made. Mr. Bell responded in a few chosen words, assuring his friends of his appreciations, and he promised to do his utmost to give them an economical administration.

AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION: The Art Factory will have an open house celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. at 416 Crawford Ave. There will be hot chocolate and a chance to learn about the fine arts courses offered by the Art Factory this winter. People who register at the event qualify for a 10 percent discount. Scholarships also are available. For more information, call 731-0008.

MOUNTAIN BIKING SKILLS CLINIC AND RIDE: The Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association will sponsor the third annual Mountain Biking Skills Clinic and Ride at 1 p.m. To get to the clinic from the Augusta Canal Pumping Station, take the canal towpath approximately a half-mile to the clearing on the right. From Savannah Rapids Pavilion, take the canal towpath approximately three miles to the clearing on the left. Signs will be posted. Instructors will show you how to properly shift, brake and turn so you can be more in control. The clinic is available for anyone 10 and older; helmets are required for all participants. The event is free, and donations will be accepted. For more information, call Rebecca White at 364-2250.

AUDITIONS FOR ANNIE: The Augusta Players will hold auditions for Annie at 1 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Tuesday for girls ages 6-18 and at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday for adults at St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St. For more information, call 826-4707.

SUNDAY: FEAST OF LIGHTS: The Feast of Lights, a pageant in celebration of the Epiphany, will be performed at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sixth and Reynolds streets. The pageant will feature costumes and a cast of adults and children as the story of Christ's birth and the spread of Christianity throughout the world are retold using passages from scripture and familiar carols and hymns. The event is free, and child care is available. For more information, call 724-2485.

MONDAY SCHOOL'S OUT PRIME TIME PROGRAM: The Family Y will sponsor a School's Out Prime Time Program with drop-off at 7 a.m., activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and pickup at 6 p.m. today and Jan. 20 at the Family Y, 3532 Wheeler Road. The program is for children ages 5-12. The event will feature arts and crafts, games, sports and swimming. The cost is $14 per preregistered child, $20 per child the day of the program. For more information, call 738-7006 or or visit www.thefamilyy.org.

JUDICIAL CENTER ADVISORY GROUP MEETING: The Judicial Center Advisory Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the eighth-floor committee room of the Municipal Building, Greene Street. Speakers will include Chairman Bill Kuhlke, Mayor Bob Young and Clerk of Commission Lena J. Bonner. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call 821-1820.

VARICOSE VEINS

Worried about getting varicose veins?

Here are some tips to avoid them: Keep on a high-fiber, low-salt diet, do a lot of walking and stretching, avoid tight-fitting clothes and quit smoking.

TASTY ASPIRIN

To keep your diet high in natural salicylates, the main ingredient in aspirin that protects against heart attack, eat a lot of oranges, raspberries and apricots, and season your food with generous helpings of cinnamon and curry.

IONIZED BRACELETS

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., report in a recent study that wearing ionized bracelets for the treatment of muscle and joint pain is no more effective than wearing placebo bracelets..

HEALTHY HOME

SGMA International, the global business trade association of manufacturers, retailers and marketers in the sports product industry, reports that 74 percent of households own at least one piece of home exercise equipment.

TOO MUCH TOOTHPASTE

The American Dental Association says too much toothpaste can be bad for children because it increases the chances of permanent tooth discoloration that comes with too much fluoride. Children should be limited to a pea-sized amount of toothpaste.

TUNE UP YOUR WALKING

A study at Ohio State University found that listening to music while walking helped people with serious lung disease. Those listening to music covered an average of 19 miles in eight weeks, while those who didn't averaged only 15.