Originally created 07/06/06

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AROUND TOWN

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY

STUDIO SOUTH EXHIBIT: A free exhibit, The Artists of Studio South Show Their Colors, will be on display through July 21 at Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call (803) 641-9094 for more information.

MUSEUM EXHIBIT: A free exhibit by the Aiken Artist Guild will be on display through July 30 at Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W. The museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (803) 642-2015.

MOVIES AT IMPERIAL: Why We Fight will be shown today and Friday at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St., as part of the Indies at the Imperial series, which will show an independent film each week through July. The films are shown at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Tickets cost $6 for regular admission and $4 for seniors, students and military. Call (706) 722-8341 for more information.

PARK IT FOR MUSIC: Paul Roberts and the Fresh Music All-Star Dixieland Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Maude Edenfield Park, 400 Buena Vista Ave., North Augusta, as part of the free Music in the Park concert series. Visitors can bring chairs and a picnic supper. Call (803) 442-7588.

FRIDAY

BLOWN AWAY: The Wild World of Weather: The show will begin at 7 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Dupont Planetarium, 471 University Parkway. Tickets cost $4.50 for adults, $3.50 for seniors and $2.50 for students. For more information, call (803) 641-3769.

SATURDAY

CLASSIC MOVIES: Wings will be shown at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St., as part of the theatre's Classics on the Silver Screen series. Tickets cost $4 for regular admission and $3 for students, seniors and military. For more information, call (706) 722-8341.


CHILDHOOD POISONING

Childhood poisoning is a hazard often overlooked by parents and caregivers, according to information from SAFE KIDS of East Central Georgia. Commonly used products such as cosmetics, detergents and medicines can be fatal to young children.

Even innocent household items such as plants can poison a child in less than one minute. More than 1.1 million unintentional poisonings occur in children ages five and younger. Of all poisonings, 90 percent occur in or around the home.

In partnership with SAFE KIDS of East Central Georgia and the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center shares the following poison prevention tips:

- Keep poisonous products out of reach - this includes poisonous plants. All potentially harmful products should be stored out of sight and out of reach in cabinets with safety locks.

- Understand which household products are poisonous - cosmetics, cleaning substances, alcohol and art supplies can all be poisonous to a child, even in small amounts.

- Never refer to medicine or vitamins as candy since a child might think they are harmless and good to eat.

- Keep products in their original containers. Potentially poisonous products that are stored in something other than the original packaging easily can be mistaken for something harmless.

- Buy child-resistant packaging.