Originally created 03/03/05

Around the block



Attic sale

The Junior League of Augusta's attic sale will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds in downtown Augusta. Proceeds from the sale will fund community projects supported by the league. Sales are cash only. Admission is free. Call 736-0033.

Swamp Saturday

The Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will hold Swamp Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the park, off Doug Barnard Parkway near Augusta Regional Airport. Trained volunteers will guide a tour through wetlands, swamps and over trails and scenic overlooks.

Wear weather-appropriate attire and comfortable shoes. Admission is free. Call 828-2109.

Craft show

Springtime Made in the South will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, 601 Seventh St. Hundreds of artists and crafters will sell art, pottery, stained glass, jewelry, spring florals and garden accessories. Admission is $5.

Wild-game event

Augusta West Rotary Club will hold A Taste of Something Wild from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Julian Smith Barbecue Pit, 87 Milledge Road. There will be a wild-game menu and bluegrass music from Big Dog Slobber. Tickets are $30.

The proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association and the Georgia-Carolina Council of Boy Scouts of America. Call 737-6535.

Sunday concert

Rose Sunday Concert will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St. Organist Keith Shafer will be the featured performer. A reception by St. Paul's Church Martha Guild will follow the program. The concert is free, with child care available. Call 724-2485.

Film symposium

A Digital Film Making Symposium will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, March 10, at Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way. Learn basic camera techniques, nonlinear digital editing, lighting, sound, special effects and storytelling techniques. Equipment will be provided. The cost of the symposium is $300. Call 228-3636.

Tuesday musical

Tuesday's Music Live will be held at noon Tuesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St. The musical guest will be the Augusta Children's Chorale, under the direction of Leslie Bradberry. The concert is free. Lunch after the program will be catered by Heavenly Ham and costs $7.

Reservations are required. Call 722-3463.

Gem exhibit

The Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St. The show includes free demonstrations and displays of handcrafted jewelry, unusual fossils, glass fusion and beads. Admission is $3.

For more information, call (706) 547-0178.

HIV/AIDS walk

An HIV/AIDS Walk will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St. The walk will cover about 2.5 miles in the Laney-Walker community. After the walk, a Youth Health Awareness Workshop will be held at Lucy Laney High School, 1339 Laney-Walker Blvd.

For more information, call 738-4597.