Day planner



- Monday and Feb. 25: : ServSafe Certification class; two-day course for food handlers certificate; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 1944 Walton Way, Augusta; $150 per person; class size is limited; call Julie Squier at (706) 833-7677 for reservation.

- Tuesday: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Not Just Coffee meeting; Columbia County Board of Education Office, 4781 Hereford Farm Road, Evans; Drugs Don't Work program by Chuck Wade; 7:15 a.m.; chamber members free, nonmembers $15, contact Chris Baum at (706) 364-0425 or

- Tuesday: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Women In Business luncheon; program featuring African-American businesswomen in the metro area, including Dr. Missoura Ashe, Lessie Price, Christine Miller-Betts and Dr. Christine Crawford.; 11:30 a.m. registration; noon lunch and program; Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites; $20 members; $25 nonmembers; R.S.V.P. at or call Terra Carroll at (706) 821-1318.

- Wednesday: Business Basics Workshop; Aiken Small Business Development Center workshop on running a small business.; 8:30-11:30 a.m., University of South Carolina Aiken, Penland Administration Building, Room 106; $25; e-mail or call (803) 641-3646.

- Wednesday: Public hearing on elderly programs and services; CSRA Regional Development Center's Area Agency will hear comments and accept written remarks on services for older adults and caregivers; 10 a.m.-noon, Burke County Multipurpose Senior Center; 717 W. 6th Street, Waynesboro; contact Jeanette Cummings at (706) 210-2013 or toll free at (800) 992-4464 or

- Thursday: Greater Augusta Chapter of American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants business/networking meeting; 5: p.m.; Marvin United Methodist Church; free; R.S.V.P. to Lessie Chapman at or (706) 860-1106.

- Saturday: River's Edge Sertoma Club Spring Charity; fashion show, luncheon and silent auction; North Augusta Community Center; $18, silent auction starts at 10 a.m., fashion show at 11:30 a.m. and luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; call (803) 279-2323.


- Feb. 25: Senior Preparedness Series; Augusta State University's Continuing Education Department courses on retirement planning, long term care and estate planning; call (706) 733-3190 for course schedule.

- Feb. 26: "Keeping Small Business Out of Court: Ten Ways Small Business Owners Can Avoid Lawsuits"; workshop by the National Federation of Independent Businesses and the South Carolina and Greater North Augusta chambers of commerce; 6-8 p.m.; University of South Carolina Aiken Room 122; $25, includes dinner; R.S.V.P. to (803) 279-2323.

- Feb. 27: Qualify Hard & Close Easy; executive briefing for business owners, CEOs and serious sales professionals by Sandler Training; 11 a.m., 699 Broad St., Augusta; $49; Seating Limited, contact (706) 432-0040 or

- Feb. 27: North Augusta Chamber of Commerce A.M. Connection; breakfast meeting with South Carolina Treasurer Converse Chellis; 7:15 a.m.; North Augusta Community Center; $10 members, $12 nonmembers; R.S.V.P. to (803) 279-2323 or

- Feb. 28: CSRA Section of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International monthly dinner meeting, keynote speaker Lark Jones, mayor of North Augusta; North Augusta Community Center, 101 Brookside Drive, 5:45-8 p.m.; $15 per person; R.S.V.P. by Feb. 25 to David Larsen (803) 208-0815 or

- April 19: April Showers; Mommy & Me Expo; 11 a.m., Aiken County Recreation & Parks Department, Aiken-Augusta Highway, Graniteville, S.C.; free; contact

- May 12: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce 8th Annual Golf Classic; 11:30 a.m. registration; 12:30 p.m. shotgun start; Gordon Lakes Golf Course; chamber members $125 per player/$450 team of 4; nonmembers $150 per player/$550 team of 4; register online at or call Terra Carroll at (706) 821-1318.


- Free counseling for small-business owners and entrepreneurs; SCORE Associates, a nonprofit volunteer group; call (706) 793-9998 in Augusta, (803) 641-1111 in Aiken and (803) 279-2323 in North Augusta.

- Introduction to e-mail; free computer course, Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m.; Goodwill Industries' South Augusta One Stop Career Center; call (706) 790-8500.

- Job Searching on the Web; free computer course, Wednesdays and Thursdays: Goodwill Industries' South Augusta One Stop Career Center; call (706) 790-8500.

- Keyboarding; free computer course; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8-9 a.m.; Goodwill Industries' South Augusta One Stop Career Center; call (706) 790-8500.

- Home Buyer Workshops; Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America; Saturdays, free; sign up at or call (706) 855-7464 or (888) 302-NACA.

- How to Find Grant Funding for Your Nonprofit: learn how to research and identify grants using the Georgia Center for Nonprofits' Foundation Online Directory tool; Tuesdays 10-11 a.m., 630 Ellis St., free, to register, call Delores Hughes at (706) 826-1493 or online at

- United Way Helpline; dial 211 to speak with a specialist who can help you with information and referrals to day care providers, free back-to-school supplies, senior citizen programs, rent and utility assistance programs, food pantries, housing, prescription assistance and more; 24-hours a day, seven days a week; out of area residents can call toll free (877) 292-5211; some mobile phone callers may need to call (706) 826-1495.

- Instructor-led online courses; Augusta State University Education to Go program; call (706) 736-1636 for schedule or go to and click on "courses."

- Personal financial pitfalls for seniors; AARP Georgia seminar demonstrating how consumers can protect their assets from financial fraud and marketplace abuses; call the CSRA Area Agency on Aging at (706) 210-2000 or (888) 922-4464.

- The NoonTime Networkers, area chapter of Business Network International; meets Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., T-Bonz Banquet Hall, 2858 Washington Road; reach Angela Brock at or (706) 288-2800.

- The Leads at Lunch chapter of Business Network International meets every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Golden Corral, Bobby Jones Expressway; contact John Raborn at or (706) 394-2605.

- Business Network International AikeNet Works!; lunch on Thursdays; reach Dena Thomas at or (803) 867-9190.

- The Referrals at Breakfast meeting of Business Network International, Thursdays at 7 a.m. at Athens Restaurant on Bobby Jones Expressway; call Chuck Ellison at (706) 294-5502.

- Business Network International Referrals & More chapter; Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Just Fresh on Furys Ferry Road; contact Sean Kelly at or (706) 556-1933.

- Augusta Business Development Club, referral group of noncompeting business people; 7:15 a.m., Tuesdays, The Partridge Inn, Walton Way; free; contact Stuart Rayburn at (706) 737-0050.

- Business Network International Pro-Active Professionals chapter; meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Cleveland & Anderson CPAs on Davis Road; call Angela Brock at (706) 868-5916 for details.

- Business Network International First Things First chapter; meets for breakfast Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at Athens Restaurant on Bobby Jones Expressway; contact John Raborn at or (706) 394-2605.

- Business Network International BNI2 chapter; lunch Thursday at The Clubhouse; contact Dennis Lam at or (706) 726-1446.

- North Augusta Networkers; Business Network International group; Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., North Augusta Community Center; contact Karen Claeys at or (706) 731-8415.

- Business Network International Referrals at Work chapter; meets Wednesdays for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Baird & Co.; contact John Raborn at or (706) 394-2605.

- Business Network International Business & Breakfast chapter; Wednesdays at 7 a.m. at Athens Restaurant on Bobby Jones Expressway; contact Dennis Lam at or (706) 722-0000, extension 232.

- President's Club; reinforcement of sales training systems for business owners, sales representatives and managers; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m., 699 Broad St., Suite 1001; call (706) 432-0040.

- Word of Mouth Network, group seeks 200 entrepreneurs and businesspeople for a referral network; call Richard Banks at (706) 736-5020 for an e-mail providing a concise overview.

- Georgia-Carolina Investment Club is looking for members. If you are interested in real estate investing, call Bert Ellis for details at (803) 645-7883.

- President's Club & Foundations Classes; ongoing reinforcement of Sandler Training for business owners, managers, and serious sales representatives; 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: Sandler Sales Institute, Wachovia Building, 699 Broad St.; (706) 432-0040

- Income Opportunities in real estate, mortgages and investment services; Thursdays, 7 p.m., Clarion Suites 3038 Washington Road; free; call to reserve seats, (706) 564-5885.

- Georgia Real Estate Investors Association; education on the topic of real estate investing for newcomers and the experienced; 7 p.m., second Thursday each month; Columbia County Library Performing Arts Center; $5 members; $10 nonmembers; call Debbie at (706) 364-6612.

- Hands-On Computer Training: programs on Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and more; morning, afternoon and evening classes; Marketable Skills Training Center, 2321 Peach Orchard Road, Suite E; $120 per six weeks, per class; call Gwen Watts at (706) 729-0941.


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