Originally created 05/12/05



GIVE BURNS THE BOOT: 16th annual drive Friday through Sunday; Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation and the Hephzibah Fire Department will collect donations for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation

BLACK TIE GALA: 7 p.m. Friday; Gordon Club Ballroom at Fort Gordon; An Evening of Elegance,100 Black Men of Augusta Inc. annual event; the event will honor the Sounds Unlimited band's 10th anniversary; silent auction; $65, tickets available at Pyramid Music; 724-5994

GOLF TOURNAMENT: 1 p.m. Friday; Hephzibah Lions Club fund-raiser for sight and hearing services; Pointe South Golf Club, 4324 Peach Orchard Road; hole-in-one contest on the sixth hole for a 2005 Buick LaCrosse or $25,000; 592-2982.

GREYHOUND LIFESAVERS: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; PETsMART, 225 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway; meet retired racing greyhounds looking for new homes; 796-1708; www.greyhoundlife savers.org

MICROCHIP CLINIC: 2-4 p.m. Saturday; Pet Center, 425 Wood St.; CSRA Humane Society; microchips are implants under the skin used for identification if a pet is lost; pets must be at least 3-months-old and have current vaccinations; $20; 261-7387

LETTER CARRIERS' FOOD DRIVE: Saturday; letter carriers will collect nonperishable food donations left by mailboxes, post offices to deliver to food banks, pantries and shelters

AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS MEETING: 4 p.m. Sunday; The Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way; Augusta Chapter program will include organ and choral music, installation of officers, speaker Sarah Hawbecker, AGO Southeast regional counselor; 738-3386, ext. 18

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION ORIENTATION: 5 p.m. Monday; Lutheran Services of Georgia, Childcare Resource Center, 1054 Claussen Road; adopting children from Russia, China, Guatemala; 736-2122

CSRA WRITERS MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Monday; Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway; writers needing a support group are invited to attend and bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued; 738-4114

AUGUSTA ROSE SOCIETY: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; room 120 of the Summerville Professional Building, adjacent to St. Joseph Hospital, 2258 Wrightsboro Road; features a members-only rose show; public is invited; 737-0486

THE SAVANNAH RIVER GROUP SIERRA CLUB: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension; panel discussion on Religion and the Environment; 650-8314


OUT OF SCHOOL SHOOTOUT: Friday-Sunday, May 27-29; Lucy C. Laney High School, 1339 Laney Walker Blvd.; teams for boys 14 and younger; sponsored by Helping Hands Youth Foundation, Augusta Lakers; $250 per team, three games guaranteed; 210-1892

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE CEREMONY: 11 a.m. Monday, May 30; All Wars Monument, Fourth and Broad streets; roll call, wreaths, color guards from local organizations and high schools; 737-7168

COTTON BALL: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, The Gardens of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Rahn, 920 Milledge Road; Picnic on the Hill with live entertainment, dinner provided by Outback Steakhouse, cash bar, raffle; $50 single membership, $75 membership per couple; 724-0436

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT BOWLING EVENT: Saturday, June 4; Brunswick National Lanes, 3067 Washington Road; looking for teams of friends, co-workers, families for fund-raising tournament; 722-8345


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