Originally created 05/27/05

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Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

Do-it-herself classes: The Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is offering a series of do-it-herself classes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays during June and July at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Learn to use power tools, fix plumbing and electrical problems, and repair walls, window and doors. There is also a section on auto maintenance. The deadline to register for the first series is today. For more information, call 642-7631.

People of the Pentecost: The Enopion Theatre Company will present People of the Pentecost at 7 tonight and 3 p.m. Saturday at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for church members and $7 for children ages 12 and younger. For more information, call the Imperial Theatre at 722-8341 or www.imperialtheatre.com.

Engineering services committee meeting: The Engineering Services Committee will conduct a work session at noon at the municipal building, Room 802, 530 Greene St. The meeting is open to the public.

Study subcommittee meeting: The Lyman and Dover Streets Study Subcommittee will meet at 11 a.m. at the municipal building, Room 802, 530 Greene St. The meeting is open to the public.

TUESDAY

Pride and Progress: Pride and Progress of Augusta-Richmond County will meet at 7 p.m. at University Medical Center South, 3121 Peach Orchard Road. The featured speaker will be retired Col. Thom Tuckey of the CSRA Alliance for Fort Gordon. Mr. Tuckey will provide information about the outcome of the Base Realignment and Closure and its impact on Fort Gordon. For more information, call 798-3890.

Back in time

Today in regional history:

MAY 27, 1899

Most encouraging reports reach us from the ladies who have charge of the fund being raised for the founding and furnishing of the children's hospital ward.

One handsome contribution that has been received was from a northern woman who spent last winter on the Hill.

The amount of $100 was the check this noble woman gave to one of our leading physicians to be used for this children's ward.

It has often been remarked what a deep interest these women from the north take in any good work that is brought before them during their winter sojourn in our city.

Ways to prevent aggressive driving

With the summer driving season upon us, you'll soon find many examples of aggressive driving on area roads. Here are some tips to avoid becoming an aggressive driver:

- Realize that traffic crashes are caused by the way we drive. Motor vehicle crashes are avoidable.

- Reduce your stress when you drive. Allow plenty of time for the trip and understand that you cannot control the traffic, only your reaction to it.

- Assume other drivers' mistakes are not personal. Be polite and courteous, even if the other driver is not. Avoid all conflict if possible.

- Report aggressive drivers. If you have a cellular telephone in your vehicle, if you see a driver operating a vehicle in a threatening manner, stop your vehicle and call the police. Make sure you get a vehicle description, license number, the location, and direction of travel. You could prevent a tragedy.

- Be a courteous driver yourself. Everyone has the power to set an example, and this will help make our roads safer.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation