Originally created 11/04/04

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

NAMI MEETING: The Augusta Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill will meet at 7 p.m. at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 432-0021.

FORUM ON HOSPICE: The Augusta State University Political Science Club and St. Joseph Hospice will hold a public forum at 7 p.m. in University Hall, Room 170 at ASU, 2500 Walton Way. Panelists will discuss the political and legal issues surrounding chronic and terminal illness. The discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer session. For more information, call 737-1710.

TEAM IN TRAINING MEETING: Team in Training will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at The Clubhouse, 2527 Washington Road. Learn how you can run a marathon or half-marathon to raise money for local leukemia or lymphoma patients. For more information, call 667-7101.

RAGIN' CAJUN CASINO NIGHT: St. Joseph Foundation will present A Ragin' Cajun Casino Night from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St. There will be Cajun cuisine by the French Market Grille, casino games provided by the North Augusta Sertoma Club and karaoke entertainment with Tony Howard. Tickets cost $75. For more information, call 481-7402.

FRIDAY

SCHOLARSHIP FUND-RAISER: The Blue Revue Scholarship fund-raiser will be held at 6 p.m. at the Belair Conference Center, 4083 South Belair Road, Martinez. There will be dinner and a performance by UNISOGHN. Admission costs $50, and attire is semiformal. For more information, call 210-1144.

TEACH KIDS ABOUT WORK Here are some ways to help children learn about the world of work, from Ellen Galinsky's book Ask the Children:  •  Have the children visit - and even help you - at work. Or take pictures of your workplace so they can envision it.  •  Share information about your job and interesting experiences at work. Welcome your child's questions about work and answer them directly and honestly.  •  Explain the many reasons why you work and why you like your work. If you don't like it, you can also share some of those reasons.  •  Young children learn through play. Encourage them to play at different jobs, from office worker to airplane pilot.  •  Invite houseguests to describe their occupations to your children.

Today in regional history:

NOV. 4, 1979

The Columbia County Commission on Friday appointed Ray Allen as county comptroller. Mr. Allen was director of the city of Augusta's Data Processing Commission before the commission merged with Richmond County in 1977.

Since June 1977, he has served as accountant with the city of Augusta.