Originally created 05/13/05

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Today's events include:

BLACK TIE GALA: 100 Black Men of Augusta Inc. annual Black Tie Gala, An Evening of Elegance, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gordon Club Ballroom at Fort Gordon. Tickets cost $65 and are available at Pyramid Music. Proceeds will benefit the mentoring program. For more information, call 724-5994.

AWARD PRESENTATION AND CONCERT: The GRAMMY Foundation will present Davidson Fine Arts School with a $7,000 grant to benefit its musical program during a formal presentation at 7 p.m. at the school, 615 12th St. Students will present Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $6 for Davidson students. For more information, call 826-1118.

Today in regional history:

May 13, 2004The culprit in a massive building collapse at Sixth and Broad streets was likely a leaky roof, and the city's lead inspector says he suspects many more downtown buildings are weathering similar problems."I don't know if they're on the brink of collapse, but I suspect there are other buildings down there with leaking roofs," said Rob Sherman, the director of Augusta's Department of License and Inspection. "Some of the larger buildings have been unoccupied since the 1970s."By Monday afternoon, the front portion of the old Augusta Hotel, also unoccupied for decades, was reduced to a mound of bricks and wood.

The end of school will be here before you can say "child care." What about sending your precious ones off to camp for a couple of weeks? Here's a sample of camps offered on both sides of the Savannah River. For more, go to chronicle.augusta.com/stories/042805/met_camp.shtml.

Augusta Museum of History
Address: 560 Reynolds St.
Phone: 722-8454

Archaeology Camp 2005
Ages: 11-13
Dates: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13-17, register by June 6
Cost: $65 members, $75 nonmembers
Activities: Campers will participate in an archaeological dig at the Silver Bluff Audubon Society in South Carolina.

History Camp 2005:

Colonial Kids
Ages: 8-10 Dates: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 20-24, register by June 13
Cost: $90 members, $100 nonmembers
Activities: Participants will gain insight into colonial history and the Revolutionary War, play colonial games, tour the 1797 Ezekiel Harris House and learn to write with a quill pen.

Augusta Parks and Recreation Department
Address: Various locations
Phone: 796-5025

University of South Carolina Aiken
Address: 471 University Parkway, North Augusta
Phone: 641-3563

CSI for Kids Ages: Third-fifth grade Dates: 1-4 p.m. June 13-17
Cost: $85 Activities: Find evidence and clues at a "crime scene" and conduct hands-on thread comparison, chromatography, pH, fingerprint analysis and powder tests.

The Galloping Newsroom
Ages: Third-12th grades
Dates: June 13-17, 9 a.m. to noon for seventh-12th grade; June 20-24, 9 a.m. to noon for third-fifth grade and 1-4 p.m. for sixth-eighth grade Cost: $85

Sea Critters Camp Ages:
Third and fourth grades
Dates: 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 27-July 1
Cost: $120
Activities: Learn about tide pool inhabitants; travel to the aquarium in Charleston, S.C.