Originally created 05/12/05

Around the block



Firefighters' drive

The Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation and the Hephzibah Fire Department will hold the 16th annual Give Burns the Boot drive Friday through Sunday. Firefighters will collect donations for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. The foundation's mission is to educate the public in burn awareness and prevention, support medical facilities to care for burns and to assist burn survivors in their recovery.

Black Tie Gala

The 100 Black Men of Augusta Inc.'s Black Tie Gala, An Evening of Elegance, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Gordon Club Ballroom at Fort Gordon. The event will honor The Sounds Unlimited Band's 10th anniversary. There also will be a silent auction. Tickets are $65 and are available at Pyramid Music. Proceeds will benefit the mentoring program. For more information, call 724-5994.

Golf tournament

The Hephzibah Lions Club will hold its annual golf tournament at 1 p.m. Friday at Pointe South Golf Club, 4324 Peach Orchard Road. There will be a hole-in-one contest on the sixth hole for a 2005 Buick LaCrosse or $25,000. The entry fee is $45. Proceeds will go to sight and hearing services and other community projects. For more information, call 592-2982.

Pet adoptions

The Greyhound Lifesavers will hold a meet-and-greet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at PETsMART, 225 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway for retired racing greyhounds looking for new homes. For more information, call 796-1708 or visit www.greyhoundlifesavers.org.

Microchip clinic

The CSRA Humane Society will hold a microchip clinic from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pet Center, 425 Wood St. at Milledge Road, past Lake Olmstead Stadium. Microchips are skin implants used for identification if a pet is lost. Pets must be at least 3 months old, in good health and have vaccinations. The cost is $20. For more information, call 261-7387.

Writers to meet

CSRA Writers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Barnes & Noble Book-sellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. Writers needing a support group are invited to attend and bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued. For more information, call 738-4114.

Rose society

The Augusta Rose Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 120 of the Summerville Professional Building, adjacent to St. Joseph Hospital, 2258 Wrightsboro Road. The program will feature a rose show. The public is invited.

For more information, call 737-0486.

Sierra discussion

The Savannah River Group Sierra Club will hold a panel discussion, Religion and the Environment, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension. Imam Mohamad Alhomsi, of the Islamic Society of Augusta; the Rev. Rufus Copeland, of Gardner Grove Baptist Church; and the Rev. Sid Gates, a Presbyterian counselor, will participate in the discussion. Questions from the audience will follow. For more information, call 650-8314.

Appleby concerts

An Evening In the Appleby Garden is held at 8 p.m. Tuesdays in the Appleby Library's garden, 2260 Walton Way. This week's entertainment will feature Paulette Penzvalto and Jason Maynard. Concerts are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 736-6244.