Originally created 03/23/06

Around the block



AROUND THE BLOCK

Ballet and gala

The Augusta Ballet will present Im"Merce" Yourself at 7 p.m. today at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Ticket prices range from $17 to $40. Call (706) 722-8341 or visit www.imperialtheatre.com. Immediately after the performance, a black-tie gala will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Morris IV. Drinks, dinner and live music will be provided. Tickets for the event are $135. All proceeds will benefit the Augusta Ballet. Call (706) 261-0555.

Joining in song

A voice recital will begin at 7 p.m. today at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 2367 Washington Road, and will feature baritone Keith H. Walker accompanied by Meri Beth Hillard on piano. The free program will include art songs and selections from the opera and Broadway stages. Call (706) 831-4948.

Forum on choice

A forum, Tyranny of Free Choice, will be held at 7 p.m. today in E363 Allgood Hall at Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. The forum will discuss research that shows too many choices might foster dissatisfaction, depression and paralysis. Call (706) 737-1709.

Event for mothers

Moms Workin' Out for Wishes will be held today at Brookfield Park, 2740 Mayo Road. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., and the Stroller Strides class at 10:30 a.m. The free event is open to all mothers and will feature food and a raffle to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Call (800) 569-1642.

Cancer seminar

A free seminar, Cancer and the Brain: Awareness of Early Symptoms and Treatment Options, will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites, 2 10th St. Adult and pediatric cancer specialists at the Medical College of Georgia will provide information on symptoms, the latest treatments, support resources and how brain tumors might be related to other cancers. Call (706) 721-5394 or visit www.MCGHealth.org.

Business discussion

International business will be discussed from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, 1116 Phillips St. The free Foundations program, for anyone 12 and older, will look at global trends for American businesses and America's evolving relationship with other countries, including China and those in the Middle East. Registration is ongoing. Call (706) 724-3576.

Fifth of comedy

Landford Wilson's comedy 5th of July will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, March 30-31, and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1-2, at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Augusta State University, 2500 Walton Way. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students. Students, faculty members and staffers with ASU ID will get in free. Call (706) 737-1500.

Guitarist at Imperial

Canadian guitarist Jesse Cook will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St. Ticket prices range from $17 to $40. Call (706) 722-8341 or visit www.imperial theatre.com.

Green bargain

Anyone wearing green who visits the Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson, 419 Seventh St., during March will receive $1 off the admission price. The house is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Regular admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for students. Call (706) 722-9828 or visit www.wilsonboyhoodhome.org.