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Posted: February 5, 2013 - 12:27pm

Store holds career open house

The Fresh Market will have a career open house today from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

It will be held at Woodside Plantation Country Club, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive, Aiken.

The store is hiring for a variety of positions. Those interested in attending the open house must apply in advance online at careers.thefreshmarket.com and type 136 in the keyword search.

Trip to garden show planned

There will be a public day trip to the Southern Home and Garden Show on March 2 at the Park Expo and Conference Center in Charlotte, N.C. The trip will be from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is open to ages 18 and older. The cost is $59 and includes transportation, parking and admission. Registration and payment are due by Friday. To register, visit Cold Creek Nurseries, 398 Hitchcock Parkway, Aiken or call (803) 648-3592.

Bags of Love being collected

The Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce and Edgefield County Senior Citizens Council are collecting Bags of Love for senior citizens in the community.

The bags will be distributed for Valentine’s Day to home-bound seniors.

Suggested items to include in bags are a Valentine’s Day card, soap, toothpaste, band-aids, antiseptic cream, cotton balls, wash cloths, artificial sweetener, magnifying glass, calendars, devotional books, sugar-free candy, eye drops, tissue, books, toothbrush, hand lotion, blankets and stretch gloves.

Bags should be dropped off by 12:30 p.m. Friday at Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce, 416 Calhoun Street, Johnston.

For more information, call (803) 275-0010.

Shero Awards nominations

The Sisters Only Club is accepting nominations for the seventh annual Shero Awards.

The Shero Awards honor women ages 18 and up in the following categories: health and social services, arts, law and government/armed forces, community service, business, faith and spirituality, and education.

Two nominees will be selected for the special categories of 96.3 KISS FM Vision Award and Shero Awards Woman of the Year.

Nominees will be honored at the Shero Awards event March 23 at the Kroc Center.

The deadline for nominations is 6 p.m. Feb. 15. Applications can be downloaded at www.sistersonlyclub.com. For more information, e-mail sistersonlyclub@hotmail.com.

Volunteers needed

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

Caregivers and cancer survivors are urged 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.

Day-use passes available

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

The 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 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, Ga.

Organization to hold Prom-A-Palooza

The Sisters Only Club will have a Prom-A-Palooza from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 at May Park Community Center in Augusta.

The event is for teen girls who would like to attend their school’s prom or ROTC ball and are experiencing a financial hardship, being raised by their grandparents, living in foster care or are recommended by an Independent Living Program.

To recommend a girl in need of assistance, contact Angela Odom at (803) 640-7708.

Those who have a dress or accessories they would like to donate, contact Marilyn Norris at (706) 619-8801.

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