Originally created 06/20/03

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Lift Every Voice and Sing: African American Music Series Sundays, June 22, 29 & July 13

Featuring the Sea Island Singers. This presentation will be located at the Morris Museum of Art. The concert will offer an authentic and distinctive insight into the Gullah culture and African American traditions. Admission is free, but seating is first come, first serve. Program begins at 2 p.m. Call 724-7501

History Camp 2003

Monday-Friday, June 23-27

The Augusta Museum of History presents this weeklong, daily camp from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Children ages 8-10 may join this experience where they can learn about local, state and national history through instruction, demonstrations, field trips and hands-on craft classes. The program will focus on the activities relating to the World War II era. The cost $45 for museum members and $60 for non-members. Reservations are required. Call 722-8454 for details.

Augusta GreenJackets 2003 Season

2003 tickets are on sale now. Season will run until Sept. 1. Located at Lake Olmstead Stadium. For ticket information, call the Greenackets office at 736-7889.

USCA Baseball Rodeo

Friday-Saturday, June 27 & 28

Bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping and more. 8 p.m. each night at the Hippodrome Horse Capital. Tickets $12 for adults; $8 for children. $10 & $6 in advance. Call 278-4TIX.

Music in the Park

Thursday, June 26

Bobby Tuba's New Orleans Dixieland Band will perform at the Creighton Living History Park in downtown North Augusta. Show begins at 7 p.m. Call 442-7588 for information.

Triple Crown Baseball Tournament

Friday, June 27

Teams from all over the country will compete in seven divisions for ages 9-18. Located at the Diamond Lakes Regional Park and Riverside Park through Sunday. For more information, contact the Greater Augusta Sports Council at 722-8326.

Soulful Saturdays

Saturday, June 28

Program is from 8:30-10 p.m. at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta. There will be music and readings from poets from the Southeast. Admission is $5 per person. Call 821-1754 for details

Mixed Media Drawing

Saturday, June 28

This class is for youth, ages 10-15. You will embark on an artistic journey and explore the expressive qualities of dry media drawing. It will include oil pastel, soft pastel, India ink, markers, watercolor crayon, colored and ebony pencils. Class is designed to be fun, improve basic artistic skills and build self-confidence. Supplies are included. Registration is required. Contact Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art at 722-5495 for details or registration.

Top 10 Dance Party

Saturday, June 28

WJBF NewsCHANNEL 6 will host the Top 10 Dance Party from 6-11 p.m. at the Augusta Museum of History. Tickets are $10 and will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Augusta. Party will feature Cher and Fatz from Power 107 as well as Jennie Montgomery and Brad Means from NewsCHANNEL 6. For information contact Melissa Canady at 828-7211.

Saturday Night Live

Saturday, June 28

Music, food and fun will be brought to you by the Cotton Patch, Rio Bomba and the Big Easy Café. Located at the Eighth Street Plaza from 7-11 p.m. Admission is free. For details, contact Riverwalk Special Events 821-1754.

Wildwood Family FunFest

Saturday & Sunday, June 28 & 29

A $10 registration fee allows athletes of all ages and skill levels to participate in disc golf, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking. This event is hosted by the Columbia County Recreation Department. Located at Wildwood Park on Lake Thurmond. Registration fee also includes a T-shirt and dinner. For details call 863-7523.

June Jazz Candlelight Concert Sunday, June 29

Get a little rest and relaxation before the hectic workweek begins. Bring your blankets, picnic baskets and lawn chairs to enjoy the soothing sounds of some of the best jazz bands and ensembles in the CSRA

Located at the Eighth Street Bulkhead from 8-9:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00.

Hopeland Summer

Concert Monday, June 30

The Savannah River Grass band will play at Hopeland Gardens, Whiskey Road, Aiken. Show begins at 7 p.m. Event is free. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Project Link Lecture Series

Tuesday, July 1

"Autism." With John Whitley, Ph.D. 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.

Friday Evening Theater

Come down to the Augusta Common, grab some popcorn and enjoy a night of family fun. Begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $1.00 per person and children 5 and under are free. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Call Riverwalk Special Events at 821-1754 for information.

Star Spangled Concert

Friday, July 4

St. Paul's Episcopal Church hosts this event with an Independence Day Chorus. There will be a fireworks display to follow. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students 13 or older, $5 for children 12 or younger. $50 patron passes for two are also available and include free reserved parking at church, reserved seating and program recognition. Call 724-2485, ext. 215 for information

Country Grand Slam Concert

Friday, July 4

John Michael Montgomery will headline this Independence Day concert celebrating the centennial of South Atlantic League baseball league. Gates open 5:30 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Located at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Tickets are $7.50-$20 and are available at stadium during Augusta GreenJackets games, by calling 278-4849, or by visiting www.tixonline.com.

First Friday

Friday, July 4

It will be a special First Friday this time around. You will be able to celebrate your independence and enjoy the fireworks over the River. There will be new exhibitions, demonstrations and an opportunity to meet various artists. Centered at Broad and 10th Streets. Begins at 5-9 p.m.

Evening in the Gardens

Friday, July 4

This is the 3rd Annual Fourth of July Evening in the Gardens. It will last all day, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers and enjoy the fireworks. Admission is $10.00 per person (admission does not include parking fee). Located at Augusta Golf & Gardens. Contact Beda Johnson at bjohnson@gghf.org or call 724-4443 for details.

Music in the Park

Thursday, July 10

This free event begins at 7 p.m. at the Living History Park on the corner of Spring Grove and Lake Avenue in North Augusta. Split Rail will perform. Call the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council event at 442-7588 for details.

The Civil War Drawings of Robert Sneden

Through Sunday, July 13

Eyewitness accounts and images from the Civil War diary of Union soldier and Confederate prisoner of war, Robert Knox Sneden, will be on display at the Augusta Museum of History. Located at the Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds Street. Call 722-8454 for information or visit www.augustamuseum.org.

Augusta Southern Nationals

Friday-Sunday, July 18-20

This annual event down at the Augusta Riverfront Marina benefits Georgia Special Olympics. There will be $140,000 in prizes awarded. Advance tickets available at all locations of Georgia Bank and Trust, American Speed Center, Lumpkin Road, and Harmon Optical in Southgate Plaza.

Admission is $18-$50. Call 278-4849 or visit www.tixonline.com for information.

Music in the Park

Thursday, July 24

This free event begins at 7 p.m. at the Living History Park on the corner of Spring Grove and Lake Avenue in North Augusta. The Clarence Carpenter All Star Big Band will perform. Call the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council event at 442-7588 for details.

Project Link Lecture Series

Tuesday, August 5

"ADHD and the Role of the Student Support Team." With Orlow Ball, Ph.D. and Kay Blanchard. 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 721-6838.

Classes

Ice Skating Lessons

A great way to stay cool all summer. Classes taught at the Augusta Ice Sports Center. Call 863-0061 for class dates and times.

Ice Dancing Lessons

A great way to stay cool all summer. Classes taught at the Augusta Ice Sports Center. Call 863-0061 for class dates and times.

Hockey Lessons

Learn to play like the pros. Classes taught at the Augusta Ice Sports Center. Call 863-0061 for class dates and times.

Karate Classes

Held by Fort Gordon Youth Services year round. Call 840-4063 for information.

Karate Classes

Held Monday at 7:15 p.m. at H.O. Weeks Center in Aiken. Classes are for boys and girls ages 5 and up. This low-pressure class allows students to progress at their own pace. Cost is $30 a month. Call (803) 642-7631 for details.

Mud Puppies

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

PADI Seal Team Program

Kids ages 8 and up will get to experience the thrill of scuba diving while learning real-life science and math applications. Call Katie Lyle at 738-6678 for details

Red Cross Swimming Lessons

Offered at the Smith-Hazel swimming pool in Aiken, through August. Classes are given in 2-week sessions. American Red Cross certified instructors teach swimmers ages 2 and up how to swim. Both morning and afternoon classes available. $30 per 2-week session. Call (803) 642-7631 for information.

Rock Climbing

Instruction for children ages 3 and up held on Fridays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Climbing Wall near the Carolina Bay off Price Avenue in Aiken. New climbing routes are available for beginners and experienced climbers. Cost is $5 per session. Call (803) 642-7631 for information.

Tae Kwon Do

Classes are for ages 4 and up at the Family Y's Wheeler Branch and for ages 6 and up at the Family Y's Wilson Branch. Classes are available for all levels and fees vary from $20 to $30 according to membership levels. For details, call 738-6678.

Tap Dancing Classes

Offered on Saturdays at Ron Jones Dance Academy. Classes for kids 5-7, boys ages 8 and up from 11-11:45 a.m., girls ages 8 and up from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Classes are for beginners. Tuition is $10 per class, or $70 for an 8-week session. Call 869-0089 or 231-1759 for information.

Tiny Tot Tennis Lessons

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

Youth Aikido

Program is for ages 6 and up and is held at the Wheeler Center Family Y on Sundays at 2 p.m. Call 738-6678 for details.

Youth Basketball

Offered by the Family Y for boys and girls, grades 1-8. Practices are held once a week at Murphey Middle School. Call 738-6678 for information.

Youth Clogging

The Family Y offers this program for ages 3 and up. Cost is $30 to $40 a month depending on membership fees. Call 738-6678 for information.

Storytime at Pendleton

Thursdays

Storytime at Pendleton, a new program for young children will be from 10:30-11a.m. and will continue each Thursday for the months of June and July at Pendleton King Park, 1600 Troupe Street. Bring a blanket or chairs and meet at the Gazebo on the right as you enter the park. This event is sponsored by the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library and the Pendleton King Park Commission. For more information, call Kay Mills at 738-4321 or Kimberly Cooper at 821-2631

Columbia County Humane Society

Pet adoptions are held every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at PetsMart. For information, call 860-5020.

Richmond County Animal Control &

Augusta Animal Rescue Friends Groups hold pet adoptions at Superpetz off Bobby Jones Expressway every Sunday from 1 to 4 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 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 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 790-6836 to verify dates and times.

The CSRA Humane Society

Pet adoptions held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 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 Road. Call 261-PETS for details.

Weekly Story Time

Every Monday & Wednesday

The Wallace Branch Library will have story time at 10:30 a.m. for all ages. Call 722-6275 for details.

Weekly Story Time

Every Monday & Wednesday

The Wallace Branch Library has story time at 10:30 a.m. for all ages. Call 722-6275 for details.

Weekly Story Time

Every Tuesday

The Friedman Branch Library will have story time for toddlers 2 and under at 10:05 a.m.and preschoolers 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. Call 736-6758 for information.

Weekly Story Time

Each Tuesday

The Nancy Carson Library, North Augusta will have story time for toddlers at 10:30 a.m. and preschoolers at 11:15 a.m. Call (803) 279-5767 for details.

Wee Wisdom

Every Wednesday

This educational program is for parents of children under 5. Program is from noon until 1 p.m. in the MCG Children's Medical Center Family Resource Library. Covers development issues such as discipline, safety, child care and motor skills. Call for the current topic at 721-5437.

Weekly Story Time

Every Wednesday

The Burke County Library has story time at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers. For information call 554-3277.

Weekly Story Time

Every Wednesday

The Appleby Branch Library has story time ar 10:05 for toddlers and 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for ages 3 and up. Call 736-6244 for information.

Weekly Story Time

Every Wednesday

The Maxwell Branch Library has story time at 10 a.m. for children ages 3-5. Call 793-2020 for details.

Weekly Story Time

Every Wednesday

The Euchee Creek Branch Library has story time at 10:30 a.m. for all ages. Call 556-0594 for information.

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 724-3576 for information

Ongoing Activities

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 860-1876 for more information.

Poetry Writers' Workshop fourth Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.

Come out and share your work 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 481-9090 for information.

Art Factory

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

Library Story Times

Wednesdays at 10:05 a.m. for ages 2 and younger, Appleby Branch, 736-6244

Wednesday 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. for 3 and older, Appleby Branch, 736-6244

Tuesdays at 10:05 a.m. Toddler Time for ages 2 and under, Friedman Branch, 736-6758

Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for preschool age, Friedman Branch, 736-6758

Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5, Jeff Maxwell Branch, 793-2020

Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for all ages, Wallace Branch, 722-6275

Thursdays 10:30 a.m. for preschool age, Burke County Branch, 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, 465-2656

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for all ages, Euchee Creek Branch Library, 556-0594

Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. for all ages, Glascock County Branch, 598-9837

Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. for all ages, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 821-2600

Family Fun

Super Sundays-Georgia Golf Hall of Fame

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 722-5495 or visit www.ghia.org.

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 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 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 led 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Donations are requested. Located at 1301 Greene St.. Call (706) 826-4700 for details.

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.

Wild Turkey Center

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.

Throughbred 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.

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.

Childbirth Tour

First Sunday of every month

Located in the lobby of St. Joseph Hospital from 2-2:30 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 210-9371.

Bradley Childbirth Classes

Explore this an alternative to Lamaze. Classes are held weekdays. Call 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 738-6678.

Free Tennis Lessons

Children's lessons will be offered at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center in Aiken on Saturdays at 9 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 731-7971.

Junior Jazzercise

Classes for ages 5-12 are held Saturday mornings from 11 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 796-5025 for details.

Tiny Tot Tennis Lessons

Offered at the Newman Tennis Center for ages 4-7 on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. Cost is $32 a month. Private lessons and lessons for all ages are also available. Call 821-1600.

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 a.m.-1 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 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 p.m. Call 738-6678 for details.

Karate Classes

Classes are held by Fort Gordon Youth Services year round. Call 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 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 796-5025 for details.

Yoga Classes

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

Hatha Yoga Classes

Located at the St. Joseph Home Health Care Center in Daniel Village Plaza. Held 10 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 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 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 6-7 p.m. and advanced classes are 7-8 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.

Mothers' Groups

Moms In Touch

These groups pray for their children, schools and teachers. This interdenominational ministry is for any mom, grandmother or concerned woman who believes prayer makes a difference. They meet for one hour weekly. To find a group for your school call Janet Mackert at (706) 860-4353 or visit www.momsintouch.org.

"Moms Club" of Aiken

Offers stay-at-home mothers the opportunity to get together for play dates, park days, craft days at Michaels and moms' night out. Business meetings are held at Eden Gardens on the first Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Newcomers are welcome. Call Angela Drake at (803) 644-3304 or visit aikenmoms@yahoo.com.

Aiken Multiple Blessing Support Group

This group is for parents of multiples and meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church on Whiskey Road. Call (803) 643-9516 for information.

Attachment Parenting International

Explore this style of parenting that develops infant and children's needs for trust, empathy and affection in order to create secure, peaceful and enduring relationships. Second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn United Methodist Church. Call Tabi at 796-9255, Liz at 855-6037 or Susie at 556-3955 for information.

CSRA Mothers of Multiples

Join this support group for moms with twins, triplets or other multiples. Meets the second Thursday of every month. Call Becky at 854-0781 for information.

Mocha Moms

This group is for stay-at-home moms of color. Yearly dues for Mocha Moms are $12 and include a newsletter. For information, call Monica Moss at 651-9371 or Veronica McAlpine at 651-8697 or visit mochamoms.org.

Moms Offering Moms Support-M.O.M.S.

This support group meets at Marvin Methodist Church on Wheeler Road the first Thursday of every month at 9:45 a.m. Group activities include play groups, holiday parties for children, community service, mom's night out, crafts and planned activities throughout the month. Call Laura Bales at 364-1997 for details.

Mothers of Preschoolers-M.O.P.s

This program is designed for mothers with children under school age. MOPs offer a quality children's program, teaching by an experienced mother who shares biblical truths, discussion groups on motherhood and marriage and opportunity to create projects moms wouldn't have the time for at home. Call Marci Cannon at 738-9536 or Cindy Wilkinson at 733-4207.

La Leche League of Aiken County

This group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2724 Whiskey Road. All pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are welcome.

La Leche League of Augusta

This group offers information and mother-to-mother support for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Babies and toddlers are welcome. Meetings will be held the second Thursday of each month from 10-11 a.m. and begin on the hour with a 15-minute gathering time beforehand for chatting or asking questions. The meetings will be at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church in the nursery. For further information and meeting days, call Nancy at 792-1336, Jennifer at 736-1893 or Liz at 855-6037.

Support Groups

Sibshops

This is a support group for siblings ages 7-15 of children with special needs. It meets the third Saturday of each month at the Children's Medical Center conference room from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $5. Call 721-3596 for more information.

Parent-to-Parent

This support group helps parents who have children with disabilities. Meetings are the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Warren Baptist Church. Call Regina Mertz at 860-8350 or 721-5160.

The Up Side of Down Syndrome

This great support group is for parents of children with Down syndrome. The group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Pediatric Therapy in North Augusta. Children are welcome. Call Wanda Miller at 855-7440 or Martha Perkerson at 279-5809.

Attachment Disorder

This support group is for parents that have children with attachment disorder. Call Joyce Peters at 793-8515.

Epilepsy Support Group

This group meets at the University Hospital Education Center, third floor. The group is for children who suffer from seizures as well as their parents and siblings. Meets the third Saturday of every month. Call (706) 863-5557 or (803) 663-3121.

Diabetes Youth Support Group

This group offers support for children with diabetes and their families. Includes a weekend family retreat at Camp Gravatt. Call (706) 774-8473 for details.

Al-Anon

These family groups meet in various locations in the CSRA. These one-hour meetings offer support as members share experience, strength and hope to solve their common problems. Al-Anon also sponsors Alateen meetings for youth ages 12-18. Call (706) 738-7984 for a meeting in the area or 1-800-568-1615 for meetings throughout Georgia.

Teen Parent/Grandparent Program

This program helps identify and eliminate stresses that arise in a dual parenting relationship. Participants receive incentives along with transportation and child-care. Call Ragina Rowe at the Mental Health Association in Aiken County at (803) 641-4164 for information.

Parents Healing Together

This group offers support for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, etopic pregnancy, or stillborn baby. Meets in cafeteria conference room No. 1 at University Hospital on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Call 774-5800.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

This support network provides physical, emotional and social support to grandparents raising grandchildren. Call 721-6227 for details.

Parent Support Network of Aiken County

Consists of various confidential weekly parent support groups, including parents of out-of-control teens, teen mothers and parents dealing with the typical stresses of being a parent. For information, call (803) 641-4144.