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Posted: February 19, 2014 - 1:29pm
The CSRA American Sewing Guild chapter held an education event titled Serger-y 101, with instructor Gail Patrice Yellen, at Fairview Presbyterian Church on Feb. 8. Attendees learned the basics of a serger sewing machine and how to use it for more than finishing raw edges. Sue McFarland, a Greenwood American Sewing Guild member, and Kathy McCartney, an Aiken member, learn from Yellen about their brand of serging machine.   SPECIAL
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The CSRA American Sewing Guild chapter held an education event titled Serger-y 101, with instructor Gail Patrice Yellen, at Fairview Presbyterian Church on Feb. 8. Attendees learned the basics of a serger sewing machine and how to use it for more than finishing raw edges. Sue McFarland, a Greenwood American Sewing Guild member, and Kathy McCartney, an Aiken member, learn from Yellen about their brand of serging machine.

Bettin’ on the Bayou fundraiser

The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta will have its annual Bettin’ on the Bayou fundraising event Friday at the Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad Street, Augusta.

The event will have 16 gaming tables with games such as craps, roulette, blackjack and over and under. The tables will be operated by the Sertoma Club of North Augusta and game winnings will be exchanged for raffle tickets for grand prizes.

There will also be a 50/50 raffle, Baubles and Bubbles raffle, a silent auction and door prizes.

Tickets are $45 per person and include dinner, $20,000 in play money and two drink tickets. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at the Arts and Heritage Center, 100 Georgia Ave.; Parks Pharmacy, 437 Georgia Ave.; or Jim Bush Florist, 501 W. Martintown Road.

Call (803) 441-4380 for more information.

Girl Scouts are collecting items for Salvation Army

Aiken Girl Scout Troop 2409 will be collecting new and lightly used twin-size bedding and towels for the Salvation Army homeless shelter in Aiken through Monday.

Collection boxes for the Bedding for Bunks project can be found at the following Aiken locations: Willcox Inn, 100 Colleton Ave.; Lionel Smith, 132 Laurens St.; and Material Things, 752 Silver Bluff Road.

Bedding for Bunks is part of the troop’s effort to earn the Girl Scouts Bronze Award, a community service effort that requires each girl to work 20 hours. The Bronze Award is the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can receive.

For more information on the Bedding for Bunks project, call troop leader Wendy Dietzel at (803) 648-8997 or (803) 474-6021.

Event to benefit local children

The North Augusta Junior Women’s League will have its third annual Roasting on the River Oyster Roast on March 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Boeckh Park.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. Proceeds will go toward meeting children needs in local schools.

Ticket prices include all-you-can-eat oysters and two cocktails. There will also be a cash bar, raffle and silent auction.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to northaugustajuniorwomensleague.com.

Fashion Board seeking members

The Augusta Mall Fashion Board is accepting applications for new members through April 14.

Current high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Those selected will serve as ambassadors for the mall in the community and at mall events. They will also participate in at least two community service projects during their term.

Applications are available at augustamall.com and in the mall’s office.

Event to feature jazz music

The fourth annual Black History Jazz Musical will be held Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw Street in Aiken.

The event, presented by the city of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism department, will include jazz music by the Soul City Band and Revue and a DJ from Landmark Productions, dancing, light hors d’oeuvres, and door prizes.

Tickets are $10 in advance through Friday and $12 at the door on Saturday.

Call (803) 642-7634 for more information.

Family Y Campaign begins

The Family Y of Greater Augusta launched its annual fundraising campaign Tuesday.

This year’s goal is to raise $614,000 to help support scholarship services, memberships and public outreach programs.

“Your financial gift will help continue the important work the Family Y does, be it providing kids a safe place to learn and grow after school; offering families opportunities to reconnect and grow together; or providing people of all backgrounds access to education and training to help them reach their full potential. We encourage everyone in the community to join our cause,” said Sandra Vantrease, metro annual campaign chairwoman.

For more information on how to make a donation, visit www.ymca.net/give.

Renowed doctor to speak in Evans

Dr. William Sears, associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, will discuss his top health tips during a presentation Feb. 27 at Be My Guest Catering, 4216 Washington Road in Evans.

Sears has appeared on more than 100 television programs and written more than 40 books on parenting and childcare, according to a news release.

The event is free, but advance reservations are required due to limited space. Call (706) 228-2530 to receive a complimentary ticket.

Entries being accepted for turkey hunt drawing

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will have two turkey hunts in April at the Bussey Point Wildlife Management Area at Strom Thurmond Lake.

The area will be opened to all hunters April 4-5 and to youth hunters on April 12.

Hunts will be limited to 10 individuals each day and participants will be selected through a drawing. Those selected may bring a guide or guest but guests are not allowed to carry weapons.

To be entered into the drawing, submit a letter requesting consideration for the hunt including desired hunt date, hunter’s name, mailing address and daytime telephone number.

Letter s can be sent by email to kenneth.h.boyd@usace.army.mil or via mail to Ken Boyd, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, J. Strom Thurmond Project Office, 510 Clarks Hill Highway, Clarks Hill, SC 29821-9703. Letters must be received by 4:30 p.m. March 21.

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