Originally created 11/23/04

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­Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

tuesday's music live: Tuesday's Music Live will feature Ensemble Amarcord, a male a cappella quintet at noon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St. Lunch will be prepared by Firehouse Subs. The concert is free. Lunch costs $7. For lunch reservations, call Tuesday's Music Live's Box Office at 722-3463.

Festival of lights: The Festival of Lights will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Augusta Common in downtown Augusta. Mayor Bob Young, the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band and Santa Claus will be on hand to kick off the holiday season with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree and downtown decorations. Admission is free. For more information, call 821-1754.

Parkinson group: The CSRA Parkinson Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. at St. John Towers dining room, 724 Greene St. The program will feature a holiday dinner with entertainment by guitarist Bill Snyder. Parkinson 's disease patients and caregivers are welcome to attend. For more information, call 855-7690.

Blood drive: Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold a Blud Donrz Git R Dun Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1533 Wrightsboro Road and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 112 Davis Road. Blood donors will receive a Git R Dun T-shirt and free cholesterol screenings while supplies last. For more information, call 737-4551.

Home buyer's workshop: A home buyer's workshop on how you can own a home of your own with little or no money down regardless of a bankruptcy or other credit issues will be held at 6 p.m. at 3112-D Washington Road in Piccadilly Square. The workshop is free. For more information, call 860-8604.

RUG CARE TIPS

  • Rotate your rugs frequently to equalize the effect of the sun.
  • Avoid continual direct exposure to sunlight.
  • Clean spills immediately.
  • Vacuum regularly to remove loose soil.
  • For professional deep-cleaning, be sure to use a rug specialist.
  • Always follow manufacturer's recommended cleaning methods.
  • WHAT A FEELING

    In a study, women were in a better mood after 10 minutes of walking, in an even better mood after 20 minutes of walking, and in an even better mood after 30 minutes. Then the effects plateaued.

    Source: Shape

    Today in regional history:

    Nov. 23, 1956

    In Tokyo, Louis Harris, the executive editor of The Augusta Chronicle and Herald, said today, "There is going to have to be a lot of give and take on both sides," to settle the cotton textile dispute between the United States and Japan.

    According to the Associated Press, Mr. Harris was interviewed while touring the Japanese textile industry on a traveling fellowship of the Southern Association Nieman Fellows.

    In local news, underdog Catholic High school surprised everyone with a 0-0 tie of powerful Richmond Academy, the league champion. ARC's Pat Dye was cited for a good game, but bitterly cold weather probably helped keep the game scoreless.

    Search for more about local history from the pages of The Augusta Chronicle's online archives. Subscribe to www.augustaarchives.com.

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