Originally created 11/10/05

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Employment fair

Richmond County Department of Family and Children Services will hold an Employment Intervention Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at May Park Recreation Center, 622 Fourth St. Employers attending include A Child's Dream Child Care & Learning Center, Georgia Department of Labor, Goodwill Industries and Kelly Services. Call 721-2786.

Santa Claus is here

Santa Claus arrives today at Augusta Mall, 3450 Wrightsboro Road. The event kicks off at 4:30 p.m. with Magic with a Twist on the lower-level performance stage by Sears. Santa's arrival parade starts at 7 p.m. in front of American Cafe. Call 733-1001, ext. 7020.

'Joe Turner' reading

A staged reading of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson's play Joe Turner's Come and Gone will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the conference room of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St. A reception will follow the reading. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for students. Call 724-3576.

Theater production

Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will present Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None on Friday and Saturday in Building 32100, Third Avenue, Fort Gordon. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. The buffet menu includes roasted pork loin with spiced apples, mesquite baked chicken and marinated bourbon flank steak. For reservations, call 793-8552.

Reception for art

There will be an opening reception for the artwork of Beverly M. Howard and Elizabeth Moretz-Britt from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at The Gallery at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St. The exhibit, which will continue through Dec. 30, will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 826-4700 or visit www.sacredheartaugusta.org.

Diabetes lessons

Exhibits and classes offering free blood-sugar screenings and the latest information on diabetes will be available from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road. There also will be physicians, certified diabetes educators and registered dietitians who will answer questions. More than 30 exhibitors will display the latest diabetes products. Registration is not required For more information, call 737-8423.

Essay contest

The Richmond County Public Library will hold a Daughter of the American Revolution essay contest workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Maxwell Library, 1927 Lumpkin Road. The essay subject is Benjamin Franklin: More Than a Revolutionary. The workshop is free. Contest rules are available through Richmond County schools. Call 798-1831.

Book presentation

Joseph D. Greene, the Cree Walker Professor of Business Administration at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way, will present his book From Cotton Fields to Board Rooms at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on the second floor of ASU's Reese Library. Call 667-4912.

Foster parents

Specialized Foster Home Services, a division of Managed Treatment Services for Children, seeks foster parents for children with emotional, social and behavioral difficulties caused by abuse or neglect. Call 641-7645.

Counselors needed

The Service Corps of Retired Executives is expanding its program of business counseling for small-business entrepreneurs and is seeking volunteer counselors. Call 793-9998.



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