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SBA Live Stream: Trends for Small Business in Georgia and the Southeast

Augusta Metro Chamber Office (1 Tenth Street, Augusta)
In support of Small Business Week, the Augusta Metro Chamber is hosting a live stream of the Small Business Administration's "Trends for Small Business in Georgia and the Southeast." The talk will be given by SBA Deputy Administrator Douglas Kramer.
May 3, 10:00am-12:00pm

Sabrina Dillman, 706-821-1300


Basic Dog Training

Odell Weeks 1700 Whiskey Road Aiken, SC 29803
Wish your dog’s manners were a little more polished? Dogs five months and older will learn the basic commands of come, sit, down, stay, wait, stand, etc. Topics will include basic care of dogs and what to expect as training progresses. Optional enrollment in 7th week for just $5 will give your dog the chance to become an AKC-certified Canine Good Citizen. Dogs must be current on rabies vaccination and registered with City of Aiken if residing within city limits.
Wednesdays, June 22 – July 27, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.--Weeks Center, Rooms 1 & 2
$80 Residents and Members; $105 Non-Residents


bcampbell@cityofaikensc.gov
803-642-7631



Puppy Class

Odell Weeks 1700 Whiskey Road Aiken, SC 29803
Your puppy will be a S.T.A.R. with this six- week course designed for dogs 10 – 20 weeks of age. Puppies will learn a variety of skills and commands, and will take the S.T.A.R. Puppy Test at the end of the course. Puppies must have record of 2 sets of shots.
Wednesdays, June 22 – July 27, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Weeks Center,
Rooms 1 & 2
$80 Residents and Members; $105 Non-Residents


bcampbell@cityofaikensc.gov
803-642-7631



Seminar on Scams and Fraud

AECOM Performing Arts Center (Aiken Community Playhouse), Aiken, SC 29801
Aiken Senior Life Services is presenting a FREE seminar open to the public on the topics of scams and fraud, particularly ones that are committed against the senior population. The distinguished guest speaker will be Strom Thurmond, Solicitor for the Second Judicial Circuit; there will also be officers from the City of Aiken Department of Public Safety and the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, as well as representatives from Security Federal Bank's credit card and bank account fraud division.

There will be a door prize drawing at the event.

May 17, 2016
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Scott K. Murphy, 803-648-5447 ext. 232, skmurphy@gforcecable.com


Walton Options For Independent Living - Resume Writing Skills, Session IV

948 Walton Way Augusta GA 30901
Resume Writing Skills, Session IV
Consumers are provided guidance from start to finish through the self-assessment process in utilization of self- marketing skills to establish a solid resume. The importance of having a solid resume is key to any opportunity to catch the eye of employers. Information and resources will be shared on resume skill building to provide participants the opportunity to create an effective resume and or transformed current resume for potential employment opportunities.
May 2-5 2016, 10:00am -12:30pm

Walton Options Center for Independents
706-7246262



Walton Options for Independent Living - Job Searching, Session V

948 Walton Way Augusta GA, 30901
Job Searching, Session V
The objective of the JOB-SEARCHING SKILLS training session is to enhance the employment-strategy of the individual job-seeker experiencing a disability to the point of knowing how to Locate Access and Apply for potential employment opportunities. Individual job-seekers will learn proven techniques for accessing disability friendly employment related websites and resources.
May 9-12th 2016, 10:00am-12:30pm


Advocacy Dept. at Walton Options for Independent Living, 706-724-6262


Walton Options for Independent Living - Basic Business Communications, Session VI

948 Walton Way Augusta GA 30901
Basic Business Communications, Session VI
Consumers will be exposed to communication strategies to learn effective basic fundamental business communication skills to communicate effectively resolve conflict and handle any situation with decorum and confidence that can be used as an added tool in the employment search. Good communication skills is important in everyday life but speaking the language employers want to hear makes good business sense.
May 16-19th 2016, 10:00am-12:30pm

Advocacy Dept. at Walton Options for Independent Living, 706-724-6262


Walton Options for Independent Living - Interviewing Skills, Session VII

948 Walton Way Augusta GA 30901
Interviewing Skills, Session VII
Consumers will learn about the proper interview techniques and some of the common mistakes that happen in interviews. Understanding the importance of appropriate attire for interviews, learn what employers are wanting in prospects, the importance of proper body etiquette in interviews, decision regarding disability disclosure, the concept of salary negotiation and compensation and the procedures for follow-up. Participants will be able to participate in mock interviews.
May 23-26th 2016, 10:00am-12:30pm

Advocacy Dept. at Walton Options for Independent Living, 706-724-6262


Walton Options for Independent Living - Mock Interviews, Session VIII

948 Walton Way Augusta GA 30901
Mock Interviews, Session VIII
Monday - Thursday, May 30 - June 2, 2016, 10:00am - 12:30pm (Open for Individual Mock-Interview Scheduling). Following the last week, there will be a GPS Graduation Day that is to be determined (the Week of June 6, 2016). GPS certificates of completion will be distributed to participants that satisfactorily complete the 8-week Preparedness Training.


Advocacy Dept. at Walton Options for Independent Living, 706-724-6262


Walton Options for Independent Living - Self-Advocacy

948 Walton Way Augusta GA 30901
Self-Advocacy, May 5, 2016
The goal of this class is to assist consumers in understanding the American with Disabilities Act and State disability rights and laws. Consumers will learn about the different types of advocating, and how they can advocate for themselves and others. Consumers will also learn how to access advocacy resources and advocate for themselves effectively in the job market and in their home community.
As a non-profit organization, Walton Options is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) providing non-residential independent living related services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities. Our core services of Advocacy, Information & Referral, Life Skills Training, Peer Support and Transition Services benefit the entire CSRA in both Georgia and South Carolina. Additional information on the programs with work with can be found on www.waltonoptions.org.



Advocacy Dept. at Walton Options for Independent Living, 706-724-6262


Walton Options for Independent Living - Money Management

948 Walton Way Augusta GA 30901
Money Management, May 12, 2016
The goal of this class is to assist consumers in acquiring more advanced money management skills so they can better manage their personal finances and bill payments. Consumers will learn about managing their personal finances and bills in a timely manner, and learn about managing checking and saving accounts. Consumers will also learn to better understand credit and interest rates, the advantages of budgeting, record keeping, and how to become more financially responsible.


Advocacy Dept. at Walton Options for Independent Living, 706-724-6262, advocacy@waltonoptions.org,


Walton Options for Independent Living - Identity Theft

948 Walton Way Augusta GA,30901
Identity Theft, May 26, 2016
The goal of this class is to educate consumers on how to protect their identity. This class will teach consumers techniques and strategies to avoid identity thief, as well as teach consumers the warning signs to look for to avoid being a target of identity thief. Consumers will also learn the legal actions to take if identity thief does occur.


Advocacy Dept. at Walton Options for Independent Living, 706-724-6262, advocacy@waltonoptions.org



Walton Options for Independent Living - Community Resources

948 Walton Way Augusta GA 30901
Community Resources, June 2, 2016
The goal of this class is to educate consumers about the different resources out in the community that can be utilized for services. This class will educate consumers about community resources such as Housing, Shelters, Health Care facilities, Transportation, Employment Resources, Food Resources, Clothing Resources, Child Care Resources, Financial/ Utility Assistance Resources, as well as other resources.

As a non-profit organization, Walton Options is a Center for Independent Living (CIL) providing non-residential independent living related services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities. Our core services of Advocacy, Information & Referral, Life Skills Training, Peer Support and Transition Services benefit the entire CSRA in both Georgia and South Carolina. Additional information on the programs with work with can be found on www.waltonoptions.org.


Advocacy Dept. at Walton Options for Independent Living, 706-724-6262, advocacy@waltonoptions.org



Saturday Chef - Week Night Dinners

Helms College, 3145 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30907
Ever struggle on what to cook for dinner during the week with busy schedules? Join Helms College chef instructors and end the struggle. This course will offer simple solutions to preparing items ahead of schedule; different meals using leftovers, one pot cooking, sous vide techniques and tips on proper sanitation and health tips. Register at www.helmscontinuingeducation.com or call 706-651-9707.
June 18, 2016, 10:00am-12:30pm

Christie Black, cblack@helms.edu, 706-651-9707


Saturday Chef - Cake Decorating

Helms College, 3145 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30907
Ever wanted to learn classic and simple cake decorating techniques? Spend a Saturday learning piping techniques, how to use fondant, and buttercream to prepare a work of art. Expert instruction will be taught by one of the Helms College professional pastry chefs. Register at www.helmscontinuingeducation.com or call 706-651-9707.
May 21, 2016, 10:00am-12:30pm

Christie Black, cblack@helms.edu, 706-651-9707


GED Classes

710 East Cedar St.
The Good Hope Missionary Baptist is offering GED classes to the public at no cost The hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

706-722-5317
706-722-1031



After-School Bridging

710 East Cedar St
The Good Hope Missionary Baptist is offering an after-school enrichment program at no cost from 4:30-6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.

706-722-2279
706-722-1031



AARP Monthly Meeting

The Salvation Army Kroc Center Augusta
The (AARP) The American Association of Retired Persons is a United States based nonprofit organization. Need help with health insurance, life insurance, or retirement? This is the class for you.
2nd Tuesday Jan- May
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Crystal (706) 922-0171


Got 30 Minutes?

The Salvation Army Kroc Center Augusta
The Area Agency on Aging conducts 30 minute educational classes on an overview of services that are available for those who are caregivers, the aging and for those with disabilities in Georgia. If you need assistance with anything from personal care, meals or subsidized rental housing this class is your one stop shop for all information.
3rd Thursday Jan - May
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Crystal (706) 922-0171


Medicare & You: Meet with a Medicare Specialist

The Salvation Army Kroc Center Augusta
Medicare & You is a free service to seniors. It helps beneficiaries identify and understand Medicare programs and plans including Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Prescription Drug Coverage, Medicare Advantage Plans, long term insurance and other private and public health insurance options.
2nd Thursday
Jan - May
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Crystal (706) 922-0171


Intermediate ( Google Apps) Senior Computer Classes

The Salvation Army Kroc Center Augusta
The Intermediate Computer classes are for those who have already completed our Beginner Computer classes or those who already know how to operate a computer. Topics covered will be: E-Mail, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Internet Surfing, Facebook and Digital Cameras & Computers.
Ages 62+
Thursdays Feb. 4,11,18
Wednesdays May 4,11,18
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Crystal (706) 922-0171


GED Classes

The Salvation Army Kroc Center Augusta
Pre-registration entrance testing is required to participate in the program. Please call Augusta Technical College at 706-771-4131 to register.
Ages 18+
Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00 AM till 12:00 PM


Virginia (706) 771-4131, Crystal (706) 9220171