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October 2019 Events

By Aimee Serafin   October 10-13 Augusta Greek Festival Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (953 Telfair Street) FREE admission. Greek food and pastries, Greek bazaar, music and dancing. Hours vary by day. Visit www.holytrinityaugusta for more information.       October 11 Southern Soul and Song Series Appalachian Road Show and Darrell Scott Imperial Theatre 7:30 – 9pm Admission: $15-45 Visit www.imperialtheatre.com     October 11 Moonlight Music Cruise– “Art of Expression, Jonay Bailey” Augusta Canal National Heritage Area 6 – 7:30pm Admission: $23-25 Visit www.augustacanal.com/boat-tours   October 13 Audra McDonald visits Augusta for the Jessye Norman School of the...

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Go Green to Combat Obesity

By Aimee Serafin • Photo by Chiara Conti on Unsplash.com    September is childhood obesity awareness month. Childhood obesity, a growing medical condition in the US, hit the national rate of 18.5% in 2018. Many adult health concerns are likely to occur if the condition in the childhood years is not handled with proper diet, exercise and nutrition. Diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are side effects of obesity that exist often with poor self-esteem and depression. One of the best ways to counter childhood obesity is to improve eating and exercise habits. Healthy after-school snacks or morning smoothies...

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Westobou Festival

By Aimee Serafin • Photo provided by Westobou   Wednesday, October 2, kicks off this year’s Westobou Festival in Augusta with the VIP reception at their downtown gallery (1129 Broad Street). Hannah Ehrlich is the festival’s marquee visual artist and her exhibit, The Stillness You See, is on exhibit from September 6 – October 18. Visit www.westobougallery.com for gallery times and hours.     Hannah Ehrlich seems to like exploring the worlds of chaos and order. Through inordinately large woven hangings, representing abstract landscapes, she presents the viewer with questions about the tension of human emotions. The Atlanta-based artist...

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October Pumpkins!

By Aimee Serafin • Photo provided by pixabay     October is the month of pumpkins, fall festivals and corn mazes. Below are some places nearby and within the state of Georgia where you can find all the month has to offer! Local Pumpkin Patches Steed’s Dairy (Augusta) www.steedsdairy.com September 28 – November 10 Saturday: 10am – 9pm Sunday: 1 – 7pm Age 2 and under are FREE $11/person $8/person (seniors, military, and groups of 15 or more) Rick’s Produce and Garden Center (Aiken) www.facebook.com/ricksaiken/ September – December Open 7 days/week: 9am – 7pm Cost varies St. Bart’s Pumpkin Patch...

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September is the National Health Awareness Month for Families and Children

By Aimee Serafin   The month of September highlights national health awareness for families and children. Below are few informative links with dates and websites provided. Baby Safety Month Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) www.jpma.org/page/baby_safety_month Childhood Cancer Awareness Month CureSearch 800.458.6223 www.curesearch.org Suicide Prevention Month National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800.273.8255 www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org Cholesterol Education Month National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/cholesterol_education_month.htm Craniofacial Acceptance Month Children’s Craniofacial Association 214.570.9099 www.ccakids.org Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 22 – 28) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 888.327.4236 www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov Women’s Health and Fitness Day (Sept. 25) Health Information Resource Center 800.828.8225...

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