Originally created 12/16/04

Community interest



HEPHZIBAH LIONS CLUB: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Hephzibah Community Center, Windsor Spring Road; Beverly Roberts, 592-2982

ROTARY CLUB OF AUGUSTA: 12:15 p.m. Mondays, the Club House, 2567 Washington Road; 823-9454

AMBUCS: A service organization with networking opportunities to create independent lifestyles for people with disabilities; 1 p.m. Thursdays, Partridge Inn; Billy Mitchell, 738-2765

AUGUSTA TASK FORCE FOR THE HOMELESS: 11 a.m. third Tuesdays, call for location; 723-0040

CSRA HUMANE SOCIETY: 11 a.m. third Saturdays, Pet Center, 425 Wood St.; volunteers 18 and younger must have parent or guardian present during orientation; 261-7387

ROCKY CREEK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, Ascension Lutheran Church, 2860 Wells Drive; Bob Garrett, 833-7426

HEALTH AND SUPPORT GROUPS

AL-ANON/ALATEEN: For friends and family members of alcoholics; 738-7984 for meeting information

AUGUSTA COALITION FOR MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY: 5:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, Friendship Center, 1720 Central Ave.; 721-6696

BEYOND THE BARS: Support group for those with incarcerated loved ones; 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, 1407 Monte Sano Ave.; Kathy Piazzi, 790-3660

BREAST SELF-EXAM CLASSES: 4 p.m. second Mondays, University Hospital, Breast Health Center; 774-4141

CHILDREN/TEEN SUPPORT GROUP: For children or teens who have a loved one with breast cancer; 7-8:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Medical College of Georgia Student Center, 15th Street and Laney Walker Boulevard; 721-2273

CSRA HEALTH ADVOCACY: 5:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, Friendship Center, 1720 Central Ave.; 721-6696

GRIEF RECOVERY GROUP: Noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, Room 2477, Medical College of Georgia Hospital; 721-CARE

I CAN COPE: For individuals diagnosed with cancer, their families and friends; held by American Cancer Society; four two-hour sessions 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road; free, registration encouraged; refreshments and child care provided; 731-9900, (800) ACS-2345

IDRUM2U: THE NOT GADDY DRUMMING STUDIO: 7-9 p.m. third Mondays; G.L. Jackson Conference Center, 1714 North Leg Court; community healing, meditation, drumming circle; donations, canned goods for Golden Harvest Food Bank, $5 or both; noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Pee Wee Drumers classes for ages 4-7; (706) 729-1776

LA LECHE LEAGUE: Support group for pregnant and nursing women; 10 a.m. second Wednesdays, Doctors Hospital Medical Building, Suite 110, 855-1630

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: 7-8:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way; 432-0021

OPTIFAST WEIGHT MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SESSIONS: 5-6 p.m. Thursdays, University Hospital Nutrition Center; registration required; 774-8917

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Call for meeting locations and times; 278-5156

PAUL F. MILNER SICKLE CELL SUPPORT GROUP: 6-7 p.m. second Mondays, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 15th Street; Cecil Gresham, 771-0344

PINK MAGNOLIAS BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m. second Mondays, University Hospital Breast Health Center; 774-4141

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m. third Thursdays, University Seniors Club, Daniel Village; 863-0003

PULMONARY FUNCTION AND OXYGEN-LEVEL SCREENING: 1-3 p.m. third Tuesdays, University Hospital Asthma Services; 774-5696

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE: 3 p.m. fourth Sundays, Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road; Al and Laraine Yarbrough, 863-6785

MILITARY GROUPS

DENIZENS OF THE DEEP: 5:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5877, off Whiskey Road, Aiken; open to any submarine veterans, those who have worked on submarines; 641-1231

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION: 2 p.m. third Saturdays; anyone who served in the U.S. Armed Forces anywhere from June 25, 1950, through Jan. 31, 1955, or has served in the U.S. Armed Forces in Korea from 1945 to present; 278-1039

OUTDOORS ORGANIZATIONS

SIERRA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Unitarian Church, 3105 Walton Way Extension; 863-2324, www.georgia.sierraclub.org/srg for information

POLITICS

RICHMOND COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY: 9 a.m. second Satur-days, Piccadilly Cafeteria, 3110 Washington Road

RICHMOND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY: 9 a.m. third Saturdays, Courtyard by Marriott, 1045 Stevens Creek Road

SINGLES

ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH SINGLES MINISTRY: 6 p.m. second Wednesdays, Antioch Baptist Church annex building, corner of Augusta Avenue and Florence Street; 724-2809

AMERICAN SINGLES GOLF ASSOCIATION: 6:30 p.m. second Thursdays, call for meeting place, 441-6741

MATURE SINGLES DINING CLUB: Open to anyone 50 or older; offers company and social interaction; meets once a week in a restaurant; 399-2087 after 5 p.m.

SPECIAL INTEREST

AUGUSTA AREA NEWCOMERS: First Tuesdays; call for locations; 447-8696 or augustaareanewcomers. home.comcast.net

AUGUSTA BRIDGE CLUBS: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 12:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. Fridays; newcomers, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 650-9170

AUGUSTA FENCERS CLUB: 6-7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; Augusta Fencers Club, 134 Ninth St.; $50 per month; 722-8878

AUGUSTA U.S. AMATEUR BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION: Monthly dances; first Saturdays, BPOE No. 205, off Furys Ferry Road; lessons 7:15 p.m., dancing 8-11 p.m.; $6 members, $8 guests; 733-3890

CSRA CHESS CLUB: 5 p.m. Sundays, Borders Books Music & Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; 737-6962

FRENCH CLUB: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Borders Books Music & Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; 737-6962

GREATER AUGUSTA STAMP CLUB: 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Warren Road Community Center, 300 Warren Road; Bob Finnegan, 798-6695

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY CAREER COFFEE CLUB: Open to anyone interested in a real estate career; 9 a.m. first Tuesdays, The Atrium, 3633 Wheeler Road, Suite 125; to reserve, call 868-3772

YU-GI-OH! LEAGUE: 2-3 p.m. Saturdays, Books-A-Million, 2834 Washington Road; 481-9090

WRITERS WORKSHOP: 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Borders Books Music & Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; 737-6962

TOASTMASTERS

RIVERWALK TOASTMASTERS: 7 p.m. Mondays, third floor, Classroom 3, University Hospital Clinic; 722-2587

GEORGIA-CAROLINA TOAST-MASTERS: Noon Wednesdays, Famous Dave's, 2821 Washington Road; 854-0090