Originally created 06/27/04

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:


SOUTHERN MUSIC: The Morris Museum of Art will hold its Southern Roots Music Series at 2 p.m. at the museum, 1 10th St. The featured musicians are Doug and the Henrys, with their blend of folk, bluegrass, country and rock. Admission is free. For more information, call 724-7501.


YARN SPINNING CLASS: Girl Scouts on the Move will sponsor a yarn spinning class from 10 a.m. to noon at Maxwell Branch Library, 1929 Lumpkin Road, and 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center, 1450 Greene St. Participants will learn to gather wool from sheep, spin it into yarn and make friendship bracelets. The classes are free. Adults must remain with their children during the class. For more information, call 774-0505.

HOPELANDS CONCERT SERIES: The Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is holding the 2004 Hopelands Summer Concert Series, with Heather McCleskey performing at 7 p.m. on the Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopeland Gardens, off Whiskey Road. In the event of rain, concerts are held in the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Admission is free. For more information, call 642-7631.

Today in regional history:

JUNE 27, 1992

Augusta's Vernon Forrest will go for the gold in Barcelona this summer. Mr. Forrest, a 21-year-old junior at Northern Michigan University, defeated Steven Johnston of Colorado Springs, Colo., in Phoenix on Friday in the 139-pound class of the Olympic Box-Offs. The victory places Mr. Forrest, a former student at the Academy of Richmond County, on the 12-man U.S. Olympic boxing team, which begins competition in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, July 26.

Mr. Forrest, who outpointed Mr. Johnson 32-19 for a solid decision, follows in the footsteps of former Augusta resident Ray Mercer, who won the heavyweight gold in the 1988 Summer Games at Seoul, South Korea.


The following safety tips may help you get ready for a vacation or an extended period away:

  • Have the post office hold your mail.

  • Have someone check for deliveries and stop the newspaper.

  • Arrange care for pets, lawn and plants.

  • Consider installing a timed lighting system.

  • Leave a house key, any phone numbers where you can be reached and a trip itinerary with a neighbor.

  • Lock doors and windows.

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