Originally created 10/07/04

Around the block



Political forum

There will be a political forum sponsored by the East Augusta Neighborhood Association Inc. at 7 p.m. today at East View Community Center, 644 Aiken St. Attending will be Don Cheeks, Charles Walker, Harold Jones II, Swain McElmurray and Pete Warren.

For more information, call 722-2302.

Swamp Stomp

A Wet Swamp Stomp will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, off Doug Barnard Parkway. The event will explore the park's river scar and natural wetlands. The cost is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. The registration deadline is today. To register, call 828-2109.

Job fair

A job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in meeting rooms C/D at the Augusta-Richmond County Civic, Center, 601 Seventh St. Part-time positions available are for custodians, operations staff, ushers, ticket takers, T-shirt security, concessions and more.

For more information, call 722-3521.

Bass tournament

The Paralyzed Veterans Association will hold a bass tournament Friday-Sunday at the Fort Gordon Recreation Center at Thurmond Lake. The fishing competition for the disabled costs $50 for boat owners and captains. For more information, call (800) 292-9335.

Blythe festival

Blythe Fever begins at 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown Blythe. The town festival includes a parade, vendors, live performances, arts and crafts, rides, games and a street dance featuring the band Shiloh. The event is free. For more information, call 592-6255.

Flea market party

There will be a Barnyard Flea Market Celebration beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the flea market at 1625 Doug Barnard Parkway. There will be a motorcycle show, cash and prize giveaways, drawings, free boiled peanuts, live entertainment, pony rides, face painting and more. The event is free. For more information, call 793-8800.

Tango performances

An Afternoon in Buenos Aires will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road. The free event features Argentine tango demonstrations.

Twilight Pops

Twilight Pops on the River will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta. The free event is a salute to the Garden City and includes other music significant to the Augusta area.

Film festival

The Morris Museum of History, 1 10th St., will present the Reel Stories Film Festival at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. The free event will feature four film projects from Augusta State University television and cinema students. For more information, call 737-1500.

Big Help Day

Big Help Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 16 at Faith Food Factory and Golden Harvest Food Bank, 1831 Old Savannah Road. The organization wants children ages 5-12 to volunteer. The event is free. For more information, call 736-1199, ext. 208.