(AUGUSTA, GA) Representatives from the City of Augusta, including Commissioners William Fennoy and Bill Lockett and Director of Housing & Community Development, Chester Wheeler, are slated to be in Chicago the week of April 15 to accept a National Planning Excellence award from the American Planning Association for the Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Project.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The 15th annual Mayor’s Masters Reception will be held Monday, April 8th at the Augusta Common. This year’s reception will honor 1982 Masters Champion Craig Stadler. There will be over 40 local restaurants represented offering samples of their food. The gates open at 6pm and there is a $1 donation.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The 30901 Development Corporation VITA/TCE Tax Site provides free income tax preparation. The tax site is located at the Beulah Grove Community Resource Center at 1446 Lee Beard Way.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Paine College is hosting a three-day seminar, entitled "Examining Past and Defining Present: The Black Literary Aesthetic<" at various locations on campus, April 11 — 13.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Greater Augusta Arts Council has been highlighting a host of upcoming cultural events in Augusta’s urban core area, including: Snarky Puppy performing at the collective Culture +Soul Celebration at Julian Smith, April 21; Candlelight Jazz at the River beginning May-Labor Day and Jazz@ The Market (8th street) Saturdays until 2pm and #jazz4kids performing at local libraries;   
Undercover Artists show at Walton Rehab on April 17th; Cirque du Soleil "Quidam"  on April 30-May 1st and an Evening of Irish Traditional Music on April 25th.  www.augustaarts.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing Authority and Augusta Housing & Community Development Department have partnered to begin the first of a multi-phase development at the Twiggs Circle node of the Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods. Located at Twiggs Street and Wrightsboro Road, this phase will include 40 units of senior housing, featuring single family homes and duplexes.  Future phases call for an eclectic mix of homeowners, renters, retail, and neighborhood parks.  For more information on this and the Laney Walker Bethlehem revitalization, visit http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/neighborhood-developments/twiggs-circle.

(AUGUSTA, GA)  The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is presenting a solo exhibition of mixed media works by Nancy Wellington Bookhart entitled Alterations: Fashioning a Black Identity March 1 – April 30, 2013.  

(AUGUSTA, GA) A new organization, Live Augusta…Be a Downtowner, has recently formed to promote downtown living, civic involvement and neighborhood social interaction. Participating neighborhoods include Olde Towne, Harrisburg, Laney Walker, and the downtown area. Those interested in helping should contact Kenley Dick, kenley@teamkenley.com.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Sign up for the AUGUSTA, GA COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES:     http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/community-headlines/.

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