2011-08-31 / Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

MACEC Celebration

The Magnolia Acres Community Empowerment Committee will have its first anniversary celebration 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, at Magnolia Gardens on the corner of Eighth Street and Martin Luther King Drive in Waynesboro.

There will be a talent show, A Taste of Waynesboro – Best Cooks in Town, chicken wing contest and pound cake. Refreshments will be available. Infant Mortality Awareness

Enterprise Community Healthy Start will sponsor an infant mortality awareness event 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Waynesboro City Park.

Come and enjoy games with Amerigroup, Lady Bug the clown, face painting and more. They will be raffling off a crib. And a walk will be held to promote healthy babies.

For more information, contact Debra Griffin at 706-840-5986. Sexual Assault volunteer advocate

Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault services is seeking volunteer advocates for victims of sexual assault. Volunteer training will be held Sept. 15-19, at University Hospital. Advocates are needed in order to respond to Augusta area hospitals, as well as Burke, McDuffie and Jefferson counties. Advocates must be at least 18 years old, complete a criminal background check, have reliable transportation and phone and be able to respond to the hospital in their area within 30 minutes.

For more information, call 706-774-2746, 706-724-5200 or email: volunteercsas@uh.org. Bird Dog Breakaway

The fourth annual Bird Dog Breakaway 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk will be held 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Waynesboro City Park.

The race is a benefit for the Center for New Beginnings, a ministry to special needs children. There will also be a Derby Dash 1 Mile Run for children ages 6-12 and a 50-yard Pup Trot for children 5 and under.

There will be awards, door prizes, T-shirts and food for all participants. More age divisions have been added this year. Go to www.birddogbreakaway.com to register or for more information or call the center at 706-437-0505. Retired Educators

Burke County Retired Educators Association will hold its meeting 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Senior Citizen Center. All education retirees are invited to attend. Blood drive to benefit three local citizens

A blood drive to benefit Beckie Becton, Faye Joyner and Robert Earl Reynolds of Millen will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Jenkins County Hospital in Millen.

Shepeard Community Blood Center will conduct the drive. Optimist Club

The Waynesboro Optimist Club will host a yard sale Saturday, Sept. 3, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Southern Bank Pavilion on 855 North Liberty Street.

UDC

The Margaret Jones Chapter No. 27 United Daughters of the Confederacy will have its first meeting of the year 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Burke County Library. Diabetic Teaching

A free diabetic teaching class will be offered 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Burke Medical Center.

Space is limited. To reserve a space, call 706-554-4435 and ask for the dietary department.

Please bring a partner or the person who does the food preparation.

NAACP

Burke County Improvement Association and the Waynesboro chapter of the NAACP will meet 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, at Mt. Olive AME Church, located on West Seventh Street in Waynesboro.

The public is invited. The Truth Behind Hip-Hop

The Waynesboro Police Department and Concerned Citizens of the Community will present “The Truth Behind Hip-Hop,” 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, at the Waynesboro Ice Plant, located on Barron Street. Minister G. Craig Lewis will speak on the negative affect of music on children. The event is free and open to the public.

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