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Local events for Tuesday, June 26

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Club, an international organization, will meet every Tuesday at 322 Gayle Ave. Weigh-ins are at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting starts at 6 p.m. There is a small annual fee, but the first meeting is free. For more information, call Kathleen O’Brien at 642-3957.

Watford’s School of Karate, 4280 Trolley Line Road, will offer its 27th annual Women’s Self-Defense and Awareness Clinic today and Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. There is no cost. For more information, call 649-2236.

CSRA Parkinson Support Group will hold an evening of bingo, socializing and the return of the dessert auction today at 6 p.m. at St. John Towers dining room, 724 Greene St., Augusta. Several talented bakers will provide treats to put up for bids. Come prepared to relax, laugh and outbid the competition for baked goods. For more information, call Eva Erwin at (706) 364-1662.

“The Top 10 Questions for Urologists” will be held today from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 3651 Wheeler Road, Augusta. Dr. Prakash Maniam will be the guest speaker for this free event. Dinner will be served. To register, call (706) 651-4343.

An educational talk on total joint replacement will be held today from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Doctors Hospital, 3651 Wheeler Road, Augusta. This talk prepares patients for joint replacement before, during and after their hospital stay. Bring any questions and concerns to be addressed. To register, call (706) 651-4343.

The Aiken Christian Women’s Network will hold a networking event with light hors d’oeuvres to get to know other ladies in the area today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Houndslake Country Club, 901 Houndslake Drive. The cost is $14. There will be a fashion show, “Wedding Dresses Through the Ages.” The guest speaker will be Rose Lewis, discussing “A Bouquet of Roses – Thorns Included.” The musical guest will be Vicki Rutland. RSVP to Pam by calling 642-0383 or email

Aiken Peace will celebrate its eighth anniversary with a Peace Potluck today at 6:30 p.m. at the Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church, 115 Gregg Ave. Bring a labeled vegetarian dish and share food and conversation. RSVP to David by calling 215-3263 or email

The American Board, a nonprofit dedicated to recruiting and certifying community-based teachers in South Carolina, will host a public event on how local residents can become certified South Carolina teachers today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W. Attendees will learn what to expect in a career as a teacher and receive advisement on a personalized path to certification. The event will be led by S.C. Teacher Certification Specialist Katelyn Price. Email Price at or call 600–8010. Visit for more information on becoming a teacher.

Doctors Hospital will hold a Burn Support Group every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Lori Rogers Nursing Library, Doctors Hospital Campus, Augusta. All burn survivors and their families and friends are invited to attend. For more information, call Tom Dorn at (706) 651-6660.