Around the block

Environmental art

River of Words, an arts and environmental education exhibit, is on display through today at the Augusta Public Library, 902 Greene St.

The exhibit is free. All works are on the second floor in the community auditorium.

For more information, call (706) 821-2604.

'Pirates' on stage

The Art Factory will hold the final performance of Captain Bree and Her Lady Pirates at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Monte Sano Elementary School auditorium, 2164 Richmond Ave.

The performance is free and open to the public. Use the front door of the school for entry to the auditorium. For more information, call The Art Factory at (706) 731-0008.

Mystery dinner

The play Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror will be performed Friday and Saturday and July 30 and 31 and Aug. 1 at the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100, Third Avenue, on the Army post.

Dinner is at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $37 for civilians; $35 for ages 65 and older, Department of the Army civilians and active duty E7 and above; $28 for active duty E6 and below; and $22 for the show only.

For reservations or more information, call (706) 793-8552 or visit www.fortgordon.com.

Recycling event

CSRA Public Electronics Recycle Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Discovery bus entrance at Reynolds Street and Discovery Drive.

Unacceptable items include kitchen appliances, washers, dryers, wooden speakers, electric ovens and microwave ovens.

There will be a $10 cash charge for every recycled television. For more information, visit www.csraesec.org.

Movie for teens

A Teen Movie Series is being held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays in July at the Augusta Public Library, 902 Greene St.

Coraline , rated PG, will be shown Monday.

The movie is free. For more information, call the library at (706) 821-2600.

Benefit auction

Perfectly Aged: Antiques and Wine, an auction to benefit Historic Augusta, will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, at the River Room at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St.

The gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a wine-tasting, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres provided by Augusta restaurants and caterers.

There will be a silent auction of antiques and fine wines, and a raffle will be held for three luxury items. A live auction will begin at 8 p.m., with bidding on fine antiques, art, premium wines and entertainment packages.

Admission is $100 per person for age 36 and older and $50 for age 35 and younger.

For more information, call Historic Augusta at (706) 724-0436.

Mentors sought

The Boys & Girls Club of Augusta is seeking mentors to help enrich the lives of area children.

All mentors must attend a 90-minute training session and commit to serving one hour a week for one year. Mentors must also undergo a background check and a screening process before being placed with a child.

Trainings will be at noon and 6 p.m. every Thursday in July at the W.T. Johnson Center, 1610 Hunter St.

For more information, contact Kealya Terry at (706) 504-4071, ext. 17, or kterry@bgcaugusta.org.

Taking up food

Golden Harvest Food Bank needs donations of canned meats, vegetables and nonperishable foods.

Take donations to 3310 Commerce Drive in Augusta or 13 Enterprise Ave. in Aiken. Call (706) 736-1199 or (803) 648-0752.

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