Originally created 05/26/05

This week



THIS WEEK

RED, WHITE AND BLUE CELEBRATION: 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday; Columbia County Justice Center, 640 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans; parade, special guests include Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks and U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood; musical entertainment by U.S. Signal Corps Band; fireworks at 9 p.m.; (706) 312-7415

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY: 9 a.m. Monday; Georgia War Veterans Home, 1101 15th St.; with guest speaker Col. John H. Belser Jr.; 721-2531

AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT: 7 p.m. Monday, Jessye Norman Amphitheater, Riverwalk Augusta at Ninth Street; patriotic music, military marches; free 821-1754

UPCOMING

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

all world chess tournament: 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5; East Augusta Homes, 420 East Boundary; bring your own boards, chess clock; trophies given to first, second, third and fourth place; $10 entry fee, students play for free; 877-2688

BABY FEST: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11; Babies R Us, 220 Bobby Jones Expressway; Dads In Training, with seminars, hands-on product demonstrations, games and more; free; 651-9300

JUNIOR NATURALIST DAY CAMP: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 13-17 or June 27-July 1; Spirit Creek Educational Forest, 4052 Smokey Road, Hephzibah; children learn about plants, animal tracking, facts about insects and more; $100; 790-2351

ROWING CAMPS: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 13-17 for novices, June 20-24, for intermediate, June 27-July 1, for novices, 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, July 18-22 for advanced rowers; The Boathouse, 101 Riverfront Drive; rowers should bring snack; $175, includes T-shirt; 771-0100 or www.augusta rowingclub.org

ONGOING

COUNSELORS NEEDED: The Service Corps of Retired Executives is expanding its program of business counseling for small-business entrepreneurs and is seeking volunteer counselors; for more information, call 793-9998

STITCHES FROM THE HEART: Seeking volunteers to knit, crochet blankets, sweaters and hats for children in the hospital; donations of yarn will be appreciated; call (866) 472-6903

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED: Specialized Foster Home Services, a division of Managed Treatment Services for Children, seeks foster parents for special-needs children with emotional, social, behavioral difficulties from abuse or neglect; for more information 641-7645

ADVOCATES NEEDED: The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of Child Enrichment is looking for volunteers 21 and older to advocate for neglected, abused children in juvenile court system; volunteers will work with Department of Family and Children Services and other community agencies to protect interests of children in foster care; no experience necessary to join program; call 737-4631

volunteers needed: Regency Hospice seeks people to work with patients with advanced illness; roles include social contact with the patient, childcare, spiritual support, running errands, house/yard maintenance, office assistance and more; contact Sue King, 648-2117