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Posted: January 7, 2013 - 4:55pm

Student talent show

Westminster Schools of Augusta will have a talent show Saturday featuring students in sixth through 12th grades.

The show will be at 7 p.m. at the school, 3067 Wheeler Road, Augusta.

Acts will include vocal solos, gymnastic routines, dances and more.

Participants will be judged by members of the community.

Cash prizes will be given to the winners.

There will also be a chance to vote for the People’s Choice winner.

The event will be emceed by John and Cleve from 88.3FM WAFJ.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults with a maximum of $25 per family.

For more information, go to www.wsa.net.

Programs seek participants

Humanitree House is taking applications for its youth programs.

The G.R.O.W.I.N.G. Youth Sister Circle and Rites of Passage program is designed for girls ages 9 to 18. The program focuses on sisterhood, positivity, creativity, life skills, education, confidence and self-esteem. The program will accept up to 40 participants. Contact Denise Tucker at (706) 394-0190 or info@humanitreehouse.com.

The B2B Brother to Brother program is geared toward male youth and is a multicultural discussion rap group. The group teaches the youth how to express themselves constructively, about issues in their communities and how to adapt to changes, and about respect, honor and accountability. Contact Baruti Tucker at (706) 394-0190 or info@humanitreehouse.com.

SRS tour dates announced

Registrations for Savannah River Site 2013 tours are being accepted.

Tour dates are Tuesday and Jan. 24; Feb. 13 and 26; March 12 and 27; Apr. 16 and 25; May 8 and 30; June 11 and 27; July 16 and 24; Aug. 6 and 21; Sept. 10 and 26; Oct. 9 and 22; Nov. 6; and Dec. 4.

Tours start at 12:30 p.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. each tour date. Each tour can accommodate up to 50 people.

The tours feature a safety briefing, overview presentation, general driving tour of the site and a demonstration at the Savannah River Ecology Lab.

Tour participants must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old, and provide two forms of identification at check-in on the day of the selected tour.

To register or more information about the tours, visit www.srs.gov/
general/tour/public.htm.

Volunteers needed

Georgia Health Sciences University’s Cancer Center is seeking volunteers.

Caregivers and cancer survivors are encouraged to apply. For more information or to request a volunteer application, call (706) 721-3596, visit georgiahealth.org/volunteer, or stop by the volunteer services office at the Children’s Medical Center on the second floor and room BT-2611.

Jimmie Dyess Symposium to be held

The Augusta Museum of History will present the third annual Jimmie Dyess Symposium on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the museum’s rotunda.

The free symposium will include remarks by Major General Perry Smith, who served 30 years in the United State Air Force and currently serves as secretary of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.

The recipients of the 2013 Distinguished American Award will also be honored. Recipients are Medal of Honor recipient Tom Kelley; Governor Carl Sanders; and combat veteran and major league pitcher Lou erBrissie.

The museum is located at 560 Reynolds Street in Augusta. For more information, call (706) 722-8454.

Aiken Pest Control receives award

Aiken Pest Control recentlly received the 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award.

The award is given to 5 percent of the companies rated on Angie’s List. It is the second year the business has received the award.

Day use passes available

The 2013 annual passes for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers day use recreation areas are available.

The annual pass costs $30 and is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

Day use areas include boat launch ramps, designated swimming beaches and picnic areas. The pass does not cover campground use and fees.

Passes can be purchased locally at J. Strom Thurmond Lake Visitor Center, 510 Clarks Hill Highway, Clarks Hill; Sportman’s Center in North Augusta; the Augusta Marine in Augusta; and Cliatt’s Crossing in Lincolnton.

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