Children's Week will be celebrated Friday through Wednesday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Friday at Jessye Norman Amphitheater. Activities and entertainment for foster-care children and their families will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at Bernie Ward Community Center, 1941 Lumpkin Road. A talk for parents, youths and providers about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Glenn Hills Middle School, 1701 15th St.; a talent show for ages 11-18 follows the talk. A Family Festival/Education Fair will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Eighth Street plaza at Riverwalk Augusta. The Children's Week parade will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday in downtown Augusta. Children's Storytime, with four 15-minute sessions, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday-Wednesday at the Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St. To register your day care, pre-kindergarten or kindergarten child, call 821-2623. For more information about Children's Week, call 721-1869.
The Celebrity Men's Great Outdoor Cook-off will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lake Olmstead Park. Cook's will compete in either pork, fish, seafood, turkey, poultry or wild game categories. Proceeds benefits the 30901 Development Corp. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call 722-0017.
A Blessing of the Animals will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, on Reynolds Street. Animals must be on a leash or in a carrier.
The Augusta Prep Golf Classic will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday at West Lake Country Club, 3556 West Lake Drive, Martinez. The tournament will have a shotgun start at 1 p.m., with awards presented at 5 p.m. The cost is $100 and includes cart, range balls, shirt and lunch.
For more information, call 863-1906.
Board to meet
The 30901 Development Corp. Inc. board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Beulah Grove Community Resource Center, 1446 Lee Beard Way. The meeting is open to the public.
The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art will exhibit mixed media works by 40 artists in its main gallery at 506 Telfair St., Friday through Oct. 21. The exhibit, A Sense of Place 2005, is the institute's 25th annual juried fine arts presentation. The exhibit is free.
For more information, call 722-5495.
Stitches From the Heart is seeking volunteers to knit, crochet blankets, sweaters and hats for children in the hospital. Donations of yarn also will be appreciated. For more information, call (866) 472-6903.
Specialized Foster Home Services, a division of Managed Treatment Services for Children, seeks foster parents for special-needs children with emotional, social and behavioral difficulties from abuse or neglect. For more information, call 641-7645.
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.