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Women’s History, Still Being Written – An Artistic and Academic Discussion

Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Westobou

An artistic and academic discussion with a local poet, photographer, and professor on feminism, femme fatale, the centennial of the 19th Amendment, and the #MeToo movement.

In 1920 the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote (known as women’s suffrage), was ratified. When one reflects over the 100 years since, it is apparent women’s history is still being written. In a time where #MeToo was necessary to bring sexual harassment and abuse to the forefront, where a women confident in her sexuality is seen as threat to men, and when advocating for rights carries a negative perception it is of benefit for our community to have a forthright discussion. One that is both artistic and academic in nature.

The agenda for the evening includes; hearing poetry from Leah Savant ‘The Activist Artist’, viewing works and hearing about the recapturing of femme fatale from photographer Christy Flaherty, and hearing a historic and sociological overview of the journey from the 19th Amendment to present day from Dr. Melencia Johnson (USC-Aiken). It will also include a moderated discussion between the panel and the audience, within the beautiful Westobou Gallery in downtown Augusta.

*Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvre will be served.

Tickets: $5 | Get your tickets online HERE!
For more information on the speakers, check out the Westobou Event Page HERE!

Poison Peach 2020 Film Festival

Poison Peach is Augusta’s independent film festival showing diverse locally-made movies on Friday and Saturday night starting at 7 pm. Friday night is family-friendly, with Supernatural Shakespeare by EastWind Productions and Christopher Forbes’ medieval epic Die by the Sword.

Saturday night is not-so-family-friendly horror night featuring Wages of Cine’s 31 Days of Horror. SATURDAY will by Rated R Horror 18 and up only! Full schedule will be posted in November.

Tickets: $10
Get your tickets online HERE!

Saturday Chef Community Cooking Class

Saturdays | January 26th, 2019 – December 7th, 2019 | Helms College

Treat yourself to our hands-on Saturday Chef Community Cooking Classes! Taught in Helms College culinary labs as a part of Continuing Education, professional chefs will teach and entertain you. Afterwards, enjoy your creations!

Superbowl Party Treats
January 26, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | $75 per person
Delectable snacks and time saving tips to get you out of the kitchen and back to the game.

Cuisine D’Amour
February 9, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | $75 per person
Dinner for two to celebrate with the one you love, even if you can’t fly to Paris for Valentine’s Day.

St. Patrick’s Day
March 9, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | $75 per person
Celebrate the Emerald Isle with a few Irish classics from the auld sod.

Cinco de Mayo
April 27, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | $75 per person
Go beyond tacos and learn Mexican cuisine from regions of Oaxaca, Veracruz and more.

Celebrate Mom
May 4, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | $75 per person
Brunch favorites with some new twists to honor the special women in your life.

Vintages & Varietals
June 22, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | $75 per person
Learn the basics of wine including how wine is made, what to look for when buying wine and how to pair with foods.

Summer Sides and Salads
July 20, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | $75 per person
What to eat when it’s too hot to cook.

Herb Garden Treats
August 10, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | $75 per person
Learn how to keep the taste of summer alive all year with herb-infused oils, vinegars, beverages and more.

Meal Planning
September 14, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | $75 per person
From the market to the table with a pitstop in the fridge or freezer; learn how to plan menus, cook once and feed a busy family.

Tour of Italy
October 12, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | $75 per person
Dine on the best of “The Boot” from Antipasto to Dolce and everything in between

Gingerbread I
November 23, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | $75 per person
Gingerbread house planning, designing and baking.
(November and December classes must be booked and purchased together)

Gingerbread II
December 7, 2019 | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | $75 per person
Decorating tips for an outstanding Gingerbread House.
(November and December classes must be booked and purchased together)

Saturday Chef Community Cooking Classes are taught as part of Helms Continuing Education in the Helms College, Augusta Campus culinary labs at 3145 Washington Rd. To reserve your seat today visit helmscontinuingeducation.com/saturdaychef/

Auditions for Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

The Augusta JR Players and The Augusta Artreach Theatre announce auditions for Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963.

The play is based on the lives of four young girls killed in a church bombing during the Civil Rights struggle in the South. It presents the events of Birmingham through the eyes of Denise, Carole, Cynthia and Addie, four young girls with hopes and dreams for bright futures. Unfortunately, those dreams were never realized. The cast will consist of more than 20 parts to include male and female participants from aged 10 through adults. The play calls for African-American and Caucasian actors to recreate the world of Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963.

While the show is not a musical, there are roles for singers, using mostly religious music to enhance the story telling.

In addition to the four girls from the title, there are parts for middle and younger high school aged students, both boys and girls, as well as adults in the ensemble who help tell the story. The cast creates a cultural cross-section of the Southern city during the time of turmoil in a changing American landscape.

Character Breakdown
– Child / African American / Females / Ages 11-16
– Child / Caucasian / Males and Females / Ages 11 -16
– Adult / African American / Female and Male / Ages 18 – 65
– Adult / Caucasian / Male and Female / Ages 18 – 65

Audition Dates:
– Friday, November 30th | 6 PM – 9 PM
– Saturday, December 1st |  10 AM – 4 PM

Audition Location:
Jessye Norman School of the Arts
739 Greene St. Augusta, GA 30901

Audition Requirements: 
Please prepare a contemporary monologue and/or cold reading from script. Project also requires some singing (be prepared to sing a gospel-style song of your choice or the hymn “Amazing Grace.”)

Download the script and learn more about these auditions online HERE!