Originally created 03/14/03

Family calendar



Augusta Lynx
Get out there and support your Augusta Lynx! The season is almost over, so don't miss your chance to see these guys in action. Tickets are available through the Civic Center box office. Prices are $8 for upper level seats, $10 for second level seats and $12 for lower level seats. Group discounts are available. Call the Lynx ticket department (706) 724-4423. Schedule of home games is available online at www.augustalynx.com/schedule.

Evening of Dinner, Music and Merriment
Friday, March 14
The Vineyard Cafe hosts this fun night out. Seating begins at 7:00 p.m. Located at 3126 Parrish Road, Augusta. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. This event benefits the Homeless Day Center. Call Gerry Oliver at (706) 860-8658.

A Flea in Her Ear
March 14-15
Program is an Aiken Community Playhouse production and will begin at 8:00 p.m. March 14-15. Located at the Washington Center for Performing Arts, 124 Newberry Street, Aiken. Admission is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, $9 students with valid ID and $6 for ages 12 and younger. Call (803) 648-1438 for information

Columbia County Humane Society
Pet adoptions are held every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and every Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at PetsMart. For information, call (706) 860-5020.

Richmond County Animal Control & Augusta Animal Rescue Friends
Groups hold pet adoptions at Superpetz off Bobby Jones Expressway every Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Call AARF at (706) 364-4747 or visit www.aarf.net. Adoptions also held at the Richmond County Animal Control Shelter, Tuesday through Sunday 1-5 p.m. Call the shelter at (706) 790-6836 for information.

Low-Cost Rabies Vaccinations
Augusta-Richmond County Animal Control holds low-cost rabies vaccination clinics the fourth Sunday of every month for privately owned pets. Cost is $8 per animal. Clinics begin at 1:00 p.m. at Superpetz. Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier. Puppies and kittens must be three months old and current for all vaccinations. Schedule subject to change, so please call (706) 790-6836 to verify dates and times.

The CSRA Humane Society
Pet adoptions held every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pet Center located behind the GreenJackets Stadium on Milledge Rd. Call (706) 261-PETS for details.

Children's Musical Theatre Workshops
Fridays through March 21
Programs run from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at Ron Jones Dance Academy on Furys Ferry Road. Cost is, for children ages 4-6, $125; for children 7 or older, $200. Tuition covers all scripts and production fees. Contact Mickey Lubeck at (706) 869-0089 or (706) 231-1759 for further information.

MS Walk
Saturday, March 15
This walk is held each year to raise funds for research of Multiple Sclerosis. This event is successful through the help of sponsors and participants. Located at Lake Olmstead. Registration is at 8:00 a.m. and Walk begins at 9:00 a.m.

A Broadway Cabaret
Saturday, March 15
Show begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Way. Steven Weiss and Nancy Kassel will perform and will be accompanied by Judith Cole. Cost is $75 and includes performance, hors d'oeuvres, wine, Viennese dessert table, raffle ticket for chance to win $1,000 and dessert reception. Tables of 8-10 may be reserved. Call for information at (706) 733-9491.

The Disgruntled Clown
Saturday, March 15
It's another of the wonderful Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre productions. Shows begin at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Cash bar will be available. Ages 18 and older only. Call (706) 793-8552 for details.

Social Room Dance
Saturday, March 15
Program begins at 7:30 p.m. at A World of Dance Studio located at 3496 Wheeler Road. Sponsored by CSRA/Augusta Bogey-Woogie Dance and Social. Cost is $3. For information call (706) 733-0115, (706) 650-2396 or (706) 736-3878.

West Augusta Little League Sign-Ups
Saturdays through March 22
From 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the West Augusta Little League Complex. Sponsored by Northpoint Athletic Association. Call Roger Wilkinson for information at (706) 364-9240.

Messa Da Requim
Saturday & Sunday, March 15 & 16
Both performances begin at 8:00 p.m. at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, ASU. The Augusta Symphony Orchestra will perform. Admission is $35, $28, $15 for adults and $7.50-$14 for students. Group discounts are available. Call (706) 826-4713 for details.

Tuesday Music Live Concert
Tuesday, March 18
Kari Gaffney and Jeff Williams will perform and lunch will be catered by La Maison on Telfair. All performances in the concert series are held at noon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Concerts are free with an optional catered lunch which costs $7 per person. For information call (706) 724-2485 and for reservations call (706) 722-3463.

Tosca
Thursday-Sunday, March 20-23
Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. the 20-22nd and 3:00 p.m. the 23rd. Located at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad Street. Admission is $12-$40 for adults. Student, senior and group discounts are available. There will be opera chat one hour prior. (706) 826-4710.

Sacred Heart Garden Festival
Thursday-Sunday, March 20-23
Festival includes garden exhibits, floral design displays, garden and floral lectures and vendors in the Garden Market Place. Located at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene Street. Call (706) 826-4700 or visit www.sacredheartaugusta.org.

The Shoemaker and the Elves
Friday, March 21
Another of the wonderful Children's Musical Theatre Ensemble productions. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Creek Community Church, 600 Stevens Creek Rd. Admission is $5 or free for age 5 and younger. Call (706) 869-0089 or 231-1759.

Travis Tritt
Friday, March 21
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair Street. Tickets are $28.50-$32.50. Call (706) 724-2400 for more information.

Aiken Spring Steeplechase
Saturday, March 22
It's time again for this annual event which features three types of equestrian sports over three weekends. Located at Ford Conger Field in Aiken, SC.

Army Field Band Concert
Sunday, March 23
Concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the Bell Auditorium. Tickets are free to the public, courtesy of The Augusta Chronicle. Please call (706) 823-3476 for more information.

Cinderella
Monday-Wednesday, March 24-26
Play is a Brookwood Elementary School production and begins at 6:15 p.m. March 24 & 25 shows begin at 9:00 a.m. and at 9:40 a.m. on March 26. Located at Brookwood Elementary School, 455 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown. Reservations required. Admission is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children fifth-grade and younger. Tickets are available at Brookwood Elementary. For information call Johnny Carr at (706) 855-7596, Ext. 217 or at jcarr@ccboe.net.

Broadway Delights
Friday, March 28
Program begins at 7:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans. There will be a reception following. Presented by Columbia County Choral Society. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. For information call (760) 364-5920.

Singing the Pops
Friday, March 28
Performances will be at Paul Knox Middle School in the cafeteria. Located at 1804 Wells Road, North Augusta. Begins at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a pot luck tasting and chorus concert. Cost is $5 per person. Call (803) 442-6300 for details.

The Music Man
Friday-Sunday, March 28-30
ASU Theatre and Opera Workshop will present the show at 8:00 p.m. at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. Cost is $7 for general admission, $5 for seniors, and free for ASU students with valid ID. Call (706) 737-1500 for times and information.

Chamber Jazz Concert
Saturday, March 29
Concert begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension. Brought to you by the Augusta Jazz Project. Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for students. Call (706) 736-2279.

Triple Crown Golf Classic
Monday, March 31
Begins at 12:30 p.m. at Woodside Plantation Golf Club in Aiken. Lunch will be provided. Chance to win a car, weekend golf packages, cash prizes and more. Proceeds benefit Helping Hands of Aiken, Tri-Development Center and American Red Cross. Registration is due by Wednesday, March 26. Call (803) 641-4152 for details.

Augusta Symphony Concert
Monday, March 31
Begins at 7:30 p.m. in the North Augusta High School Auditorium. Concert is sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council. Cost is $12 and registration is encouraged. Seating is limited. Call Ken Smith at (803) 442-7588 for details.

The Princess and the Pea
Tuesday-Friday, April 1-5
This Storyland Theatre production will begin at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. April 1-4 and 3 p.m. April 5. Located at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. Reservations required for weekday performances, teachers and chaperones free. Cost is $3.50 for students; $4 all ages for April 5. For detail call (706) 736-3455.

Project Link Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 1
"Transitioning from Babies Can't Wait to the Public School Setting." With Tammy Seigler, Babies Can't Wait, and Jesse Stewart, Georgia Learning Resource Systems. Sponsored by the MCG Children's Medical Center, Project LINK (Learning Information, Networking and Knowledge) is a service that provides educational resources and guidance for families who have children with developmental delays, disabilities and special health concerns. As part of this service, the CMC offers the Project LINK Community Lecture Series on the first Tuesday of every month. Free and open to the public, the lecture series takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the main conference room (BT-1810) of the MCG Children's Medical Center. For more information, contact 706-721-6838.

Company
Thursday-Sunday,April 3-6
This University of South Carolina Aiken production will begin at 8:00 p.m. April 3-5 and 3 p.m. April 6. Located in the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Admission is $5 for students and children and $10 for adults. Call (803) 641-3305 for details.

Mayor's Masters Reception
Monday, April 7
This annual event marks the beginning of Master's Week in Augusta and includes a welcome speech by Mayor Bob Young. Located at the Julian Smith Casino.

Lunch at Noon Lecture Series
These informative lectures are held the second Wednesday of every month at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. Program is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call the museum at (706) 724-3576.

On Golden Pond
Wednesday, April 9
Jack Klugman stars in this touring production at the Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair Street. Call (706) 724-2400 for details.

A Streetcar Named Desire
Aiken Community Playhouse presents this timely classic. Shows begin at 8:00 p.m. April 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and 3:00 p.m. April 13. Located at the Washington Center for Performing Arts, 124 Newberry Street. Admission is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, $9 for students with valid ID and $6 for ages 12 and younger. For information call (803) 648-1438.

National Science Center's Master's Gala
Rhythm and Blues Gala

Friday, April 11
The evening begins with a reception at Fort Discovery followed by dessert and a performance at the Bell Auditorium. Jim Belushi and his band are slated to perform. Reservations are required. Tickets are available by calling (706) 821-0607 or by visiting www.NationalScienceCenter.org.

1964-The Tribute: The No. 1 Beatles Show
Friday, April 11
Concert begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair Street. For ticket information call (706) 722-2400.

Spring Fling
Saturday, April 19
Miracle Baptist Church will be hosting this celebration of spring from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Event will include an Easter egg hunt, egg dying, ballpit slide and the Easter Story. Shepeard bloodmobile will be there. Located at 1308 Hepzibah-McBean Road, Hephzibah. Admission is free. Call (706) 592-5129 for information.

Art for Tots Workshop
Saturday, April 26
Presented by the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. Program is for ages 2 - 4. This family workshop will be held on 10:00-11:30 a.m. Toddlers and parents explore the many creative possibilities of drawing and painting media. A variety of developmentally appropriate activities that foster self-expression are planned. Learn to encourage your child's creativity in the classroom setting. Registration is required. Call (706) 722-5495 for details or registration.

Rapunzel
Monday & Tuesday, April 28 & 29
This Playground Playhouse production will begin at 7:00 p.m. Located at the Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway. Admission will be $3 for students and $5 for adults. Call (803) 641-3305 for details.

A Day in the Country
Saturday, May 4
Located at the Augusta Riverfront Marina. Call (803) 279-8017 for information or to purchase tickets or visit tkp@tixonline.com.

Project Link Lecture Series
Tuesday, May 6
"Assistive Technology." With Dotsy Shaw, Director of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy for Richmond County Schools Special Education; Sheryl Irwin, Inclusion Coordinator, Child Care Coordinating and Referral Service of East Georgia in Augusta; and Wondea Albury, Walton Options Center for Independent Living. Sponsored by the MCG Children's Medical Center, Project LINK (Learning Information, Networking and Knowledge) is a service that provides educational resources and guidance for families who have children with developmental delays, disabilities and special health concerns. As part of this service, the CMC offers the Project LINK Community Lecture Series on the first Tuesday of every month. Free and open to the public, the lecture series takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the main conference room (BT-1810) of the MCG Children's Medical Center. Contact 706-721-6838.

Copacabana
Tuesday, May 6
Show begins at 8:00 p.m. at the Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair Street. For information call (706) 724-2400.

A Tribute to Mothers-A Food Festival
Friday, May 9
This is an American Breast Cancer Association Event. Located at Savannah Rapids Pavilion.

CareFair for Women
May 10
Daughters bring your moms; moms bring your daughters to this fun, free event. This event is for women of all ages is and is brought to you by The Augusta Chronicle and Doctors Hospital. Begins at 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and located at First Baptist Church of Augusta.
Radio Personality Delilah will speak at the event. Admission is free to the public with tickets to see Delilah being only $5.

Family Strip Quilts
Saturday, May 10
Presented by the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. Program is for ages 5-11. From 10:00 a.m.-Noon. Creat your very own strip quilt. Bring a variety of items such as old photos, cloth, buttons, small mementos and memorabilia that when glued to your quilt will make it uniquely yours. Registration is required. Call (706) 722-5495 for details or registration.

Educational, Yet Fun

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Presents:
CSRA Writers Second Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Bring copies of manuscripts to be critiqued.
Open Microphone Night second Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Georgia Writers Inc. third Mondays. Bring at least eight copies of your work to be read and discussed. Call Linda Lee Harper at (706) 860-1876 for more information.
Poetry Writers' Workshop fourth Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. Come out and share your work. Located at 1336 Augusta West Parkway.

Books-A-Million Presents:
Blue Graphics Story Hour Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Pokemon League Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Children's Storytime Saturdays at 3 p.m.
Movies for Children Fridays at 7 p.m.
Preschool Storytime Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
American Girl Book Club first Saturdays at 4 p.m.
Located at 2834 Washington Road. Call (706) 481-9090 forinformation.

Art Factory
Enjoy classes in dance, visual art, drama and creative writing. Located at 416 Crawford Avenue. Call (706) 731-0008 for details.

Library Story Times
Wednesdays at 10:05 a.m. for ages 2 and younger, Appleby Branch, (706) 736-6244
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. for 3 and older, Appleby Branch, (706) 736-6244
Tuesdays at 10:05 a.m. Toddler Time for ages 2 and under, Friedman Branch, (706) 736-6758
Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for preschool age, Friedman Branch, (706) 736-6758
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5, Jeff Maxwell Branch, (706) 793-2020
Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for all ages, Wallace Branch, (706) 722-6275
Thursdays 10:30 a.m. for preschool age, Burke County Branch, (706) 554-3277
Fridays at 3:30 p.m. for preschool age, Sardis Branch, (478) 569-4866
Fridays at 4:30 p.m. for preschool age, Midville Library, (478) 589-7825
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. preschool age, Warren County Library, (706) 465-2656
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for all ages, Euchee Creek Branch Library, (706) 556-0594
Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. for all ages, Glascock County Branch, (706) 598-9837
Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. for all ages, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, (706) 821-2600

Family Fun

Super Sundays-Georgia Golf Hall of Fame
Buy One Get One Free
Open from 1-5 p.m. Admission is 2 for 1 with coupon. Coupons are available at ticket booth, administrative offices and many local hotels and restaurants. For more information call (706) 724-4443 or go to www.gghf.org.

Museums and Exhibits
Aiken County Historical Museum
Permanent exhibits include Aiken County History Room, miniature circus, model-train room, old drugstore, log cabin and one-room schoolhouse. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Located at 433 Newberry St. S.W., Aiken. For information call (803) 642-2015.

Augusta Museum of History
Permanent exhibits include Augusta's Story, history from early Indians through Susan Still's 1997 Space Shuttle mission, medical history, 1917 steam locomotive, 1930s gas station, replica cotton gin and 56-foot Petersburg boat. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 children and free for age 5 and younger. For information visit www.augustamuseum.org or call (706) 722-8454. Located at 560 Reynolds St.

Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson
Visit the former Presbyterian manse where Wilson spent his formative years during Civil War and Reconstruction. There are original and period furnishings. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for ages 60 and older, $3 for all younger than 18 and free for ages 5 and younger. Located at 419 Seventh St.. Call (706) 722-9828 for details.

City of Grovetown Museum
Located in the renovated century-old McDonald Fields home, W. Robinson Avenue. Check out information, artifacts and photographs of Grovetown, Columbia County and Georgia. Hours are from 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. Cost is $1. For information call (706) 863-4576.

Cotton Exchange Museum and Visitor's Center
Filled with tourist information and exhibits focusing on the cotton trade. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Located at Reynolds and Eighth streets. Call (706) 724-4067 for information.

Dupont Planetarium Located at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway.Shows begin at 7 and 8 p.m. each first and third Friday and Saturday. Cost is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for K-12 pupils, and $1 for faculty, staff and students. Call (803) 641-3654 for information.

Ezekiel Harris House
This museum is in a three-story, 204-year-old frame house noted for its architectural detail located at 1822 Broad St.. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday or by appointment. Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for 55 and older and .50 cents for age 18 and younger. For details call (706) 724-0436.

Fort Discovery Science Center
Located at Augusta's Riverwalk and Seventh Street. Hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon until 5 p.m. Sunday. Cost is $8 for ages 18-54, $6 for 55 and older, active military and ages 4-17, free for members. Admission half price after 3 p.m. daily. For information call (706) 821-0200.

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Accepting applications for juried arts competition and exhibition. Located at 506 Telfair St.. Classes available for drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture and weaving. Opportunities for people of all ages and experience levels. Located at 506 Telfair St.. For details call (706) 722-5495 or visit www.ghia.org.

Grovetown Museum Friday 10:00am to 4:00 pm, Sat 1-4,Sun 1-4. Free Admission. For details call (706) 868-6338.

Laurel & Hardy Museum
Artifacts and exhibits lend tribute to comic duo member and Harlem native Oliver Hardy. Hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Located at 250 N. Louisville St., Harlem. Call (706) 556-3448 for information.

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History
Storytelling sessions at 10 a.m. first Saturdays
Lunch at Noon lecture series at 11:30 a.m. second Wednesdays
Youth Leadership sessions, for ages 12-19, fourth Saturdays
Children's Learning Center Mondays-Fridays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students. Located at 1116 Phillips St.. For details call (706) 724-3576.

Meadow Garden
This is the home of George Walton, early Georgia governor and signer of Declaration of Independence. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and by appointment Saturdays. Admission is $4 for adults and college students, $3.50 seniors, $3 high school students, $1 third-eighth grades and .50 cents kindergarten-second grade. Group rates are available. Located at 1320 Independence Drive at 13th Street and Walton Way. For details call (706) 724-4174.

Morris Museum of Art
Located at One 10th St. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students, military and 65 and older, free younger than age 6. Free admission on Sundays. For information visit www.themorris.org or call (706) 724-7501.

Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site
Visit this 369-acre estate which includes a mansion built in 1859. Grounds are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Monday, house tours are noon to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Admission is $1; house tours $3 per adult and $2 youth. Located at 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island, S.C. Call (803) 827-1473 for information. Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Tours of 103-year-old former Catholic church noted for its stained glass, brickwork and architecture are lead 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Donations are requested. Located at 1301 Greene St.. Call (706) 826-4700 for details.

Wild Turkey Center and Museum
View legacy sculptures and gardens, outdoor education center featuring two miles of nature and hiking trails, managing land for wildlife demonstrations, wetlands habitat site and pavilion. Self-guided tours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Located at the Wild Turkey Federation, 770 Augusta Road, Edgefield, S.C. For information visit www.nwtf.org or call (803) 637-3106.

Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame
Celebrates Aiken's contributions to equestrian sports. Located inside Hopeland Gardens, 100 Dupree Place, Aiken. Hours are 2-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Call (803) 642-7650 for information.

Here Comes Baby

Welcome Baby
This support group for new mothers provides infant-care packets and community resource information. Sponsored by Aiken County Mental Health Association. Call (803) 641-4164 for details.

Bradley Method Childbirth Classes
These natural childbirth classes cover topics, which include pregnancy, exercise, nutrition, relaxation, pain management, labor and delivery and breast-feeding. Registration is required so call for fees and locations. Call (706) 541-0970 for Tuesday's 7-9 p.m. classes and (706) 210-9371 for Thursday's 7-9 p.m. classes.

Wee Wisdom Program
Each Wednesday at Noon
Free parenting sessions for families with children five years and younger. Located at the Children's Medical Center Family Resource Library, 1446 Harper St.. Topics include discipline, nutrition, keeping children healthy, keeping children safe, the medically fragile child, and finding quality child-care, "differently-abled" children and child care for children with disabilities. Call (706) 721-KIDS for further information.

La Leche League
Second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.
Meets at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church, corner of Monte Sano Avenue and McDowell Street. For information call (706) 736-1893.

La Leche League
Second Fridays at 10 a.m. and Fourth Mondays at 7 p.m.
Meetings are held at St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road. For details call (706) 736-1893.

Family-Focused Childbirth Tour
First Sunday of every month
Located in the lobby of St. Joseph Hospital from 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Bradley Method Child Birth Classes
Join us as we cover pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care, exercise, nutrition, relaxation, pain management, coaching, breastfeeding, and positive communications. Call (706) 210-9371.

Bradley Childbirth Classes
Explore this an alternative to Lamaze. Classes are held weekdays. Call (706) 541-0970 for more information or 1-800-4ABIRTH for the nearest Bradley classes.

Doula Services
A doula is a woman who offers emotional support and information throughout pregnancy, labor, childbirth and post-partum to women and their families. A doula does not offer nor give medical treatment or advice of any kind. Call Nikki Hunter at (706) 592-4435.

Education Classes
W.G. Watson, M.D., Women's Center conducts education classes at University Hospital. Course topics include Lamaze, breastfeeding, parenting and grandparenting. Partners will learn positive support techniques. There are also programs designed to help older siblings adjust to new family members. Some classes are free, while others require a fee. Registration is required. Call (706) 774-2825 for details.

Mind and Body

Art Classes at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
Classes this fall include:
Clay Creations (ages 4-6)
Painting and Fun with Texture (ages 5-8)
Creative Puppetry (ages 5-8)
Whimsical Clay (ages 6-8)
Fun with Watercolor (ages 8-11)
Ways of Drawing (ages 9-14)
Printmaking Primer (ages 9-11)
Beginning Ceramics (ages 9-11)
Advanced Drawing (ages 9-14)
Watercolor Painting (ages 9-14)
Drawing Basics for Young People (ages 12-16).
For information call (706) 722-5495.

Art Factory Classes After-school classes are offered in visual art (art exploration, clay, drawing, painting and pinhole photography), dance (ballet, step and modern dance for teens), drama (beginning acting, make-believe and introduction to theater). There are also classes for homeschoolers this fall in journalism and yearbook production as well as a yearlong course in theater and acting. Class registration forms and details are available at the Art Factory at 416 and 418 Crawford Avenue. Call (706) 731-0008 for information.

Martial Art Classes
Classes offered at Richmond County Recreational Departments include:
Henry H. Brigham-Tae-Kwon Do for ages 5 and up Bernie Ward-Tae-Kwon Do for ages 5 and up
Blythe-Tae-Kwon Do for ages 6 and up
Dyess-karate for ages 6 and up
McBean-karate for ages 5 and up
Warren Road-karate for ages 7-12 and 13 and up
McDuffie-traditional Kung Fu
Prices range from $20-$30 a month. Call (706) 796-5025 for details.

Tae Kwon Do Lessons
Lessons will be taught at the Family Y. Ages 4 and up. Cost is $20 to $30 depending on membership level. Call (706) 738-6678 for information.

Music Conservatory at ASU
Private music classes in voice, piano and organ, woodwinds, brass and strings are available. Music ensembles include The Greater Augusta Youth Orchestra, ASU Conservatory Jazz Band, and Augusta Flute Orchestra. Group classes are also offered in guitar, voice, piano and music fundamentals. For details call (706) 731-7971.

Youth Clogging
At the Family Y for ages 3 and up. Cost is $30 to $40 a month depending on membership fees. Call to register at (706) 738-6678.

Free Tennis Lessons
Children's lessons will be offered at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center in Aiken on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. Call 803-642-7634.

Private Music Lessons
The ASU Conservatory Program offers private music lessons for children in woodwind instruments, brass, strings, piano, recorder and voice. For information call (706) 731-7971.

Junior Jazzercise
Classes for ages 5-12 are held Saturday mornings from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the following Richmond County parks: Henry H. Brigham, McBean, McDuffie Woods, Warren Road, May Park, Garret Center and Bernie Ward. Fee is $25 a month. Call (706) 796-5025 for details.

Tiny Tot Tennis Lessons
Offered at the Newman Tennis Center for ages 4-7 on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Cost is $32 a month. Private lessons and lessons for all ages are also available. Call (706) 821-1600 for information.

Kindergym
This is being offered by the Richmond County Parks and Recreation Department at the following centers: Bernie Ward at (706) 790-0588, McDuffie at (706) 771-2656, May Park at (706) 724-0504 and Warren Road at (706) 860-0986. The program is for ages 4 and under and cost $2 a visit. Classes are Mondays-Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Mud Puppies
This art program for ages 2-5 is offered at Warren Road Community Center. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Fee is $1 a class. Call (706) 860-0986 for details.

Youth Aikido
Classes for ages 6 and up and will be held at the Wheeler Center Family Y on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Call (706) 738-6678 for details.

Karate Classes
Classes are held by Fort Gordon Youth Services year round. Call (706) 840-4063 for information.

Gymnastics and Dance Lessons
Classes are held by Fort Gordon Youth Services on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the CYB Annex, Building 33800. For ages 3 to 15. Cost is $24 a month. Call Rae Izzo at (706) 364-4409 for information. Military dependents only.

Dance Classes
Augusta Parks and Recreation has dance classes at the following centers: Bernie Ward-modern for ages 5-12, Hephzibah-clogging for ages 4-12, and McBean-ages 4-13. Classes range from $25-$28 a month. Call (706) 796-5025 for details.

Yoga Classes
Classes are held at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 a.m. and cost is $45 a month. Classes from 10:30 a.m. to noon are available for $55 a month. Call (706) 823-6294 for information.

Hatha Yoga Classes
Located at the St. Joseph Home Health Care Center in Daniel Village Plaza. Held 10:00 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Cost is $10 per class or $60 a month for unlimited classes. Mats are provided, but bring a towel and a water bottle. Call Tess at (706) 738-2782 for more information.

Gymnastic Sessions
The Family Y leads this eight-week session Monday, October 28-Monday, December 30. The sessions feature a variety of classes for toddlers through teens. Classes are held once a week at the Wheeler Gymnastics Center. There are entry-level classes such as Tumble Tots or Tumblebears that are designed specifically for children and their parents. Rhythmic gymnastic, tumbling and trampoline classes are also offered. To register call (706) 738-6678.

Karate Classes
Classes are held on Mondays at 7:15 p.m. Located at H.O. Weeks Center in Aiken. Cost is $30 a month. Call (803) 642-7631 for information.

Gymnastics Lessons
Held monthly at the H.O. Weeks Center in Aiken for kids ages 4-12. Classes for beginners meet 6:00-7:00 p.m. and advanced classes are 7:00-8:00 p.m. Classes meet on Thursdays and the cost is $30. For details, call (803) 642-7631.

Traditional Japanese Karate
Lessons are offered year-round at St. Angela Hall in Aiken on Mondays and Fridays at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Learn powerful, efficient self-defense techniques in a safe non-contact way. Classes are ages 6 and up. Parents and children can train together and free trial lessons are available. Call (803) 649-0094 for information.

Homeschoolers

Homeschool Play Day Group for moms and kids meet at Warren Road Park for lunch and recess twice a month at 11 a.m. Pack a lunch and join us. Contact Sheila Zimmerman at (706) 869-9303 or e-mail her at sheliaz@comcast.net for information.

Homeschool Help meetings, sponsored by the CSRA Home Education Association, are held the second Monday of each month at Gibbs Library at 6:30 p.m. Call Mary Martha at (706) 860-9319 for details.