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Posted: October 16, 2013 - 12:00am  |  Updated: October 16, 2013 - 12:58am

Literacy event

The Greater Augusta Partnership for Literacy will hold a pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Cafe, 464 N. Belair Road, Evans. Tickets are $8 and include pancakes, sausage links, fruit cup and a drink. Children under 6 eat free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Proceeds will fund books for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. For more information, contact Pam Lightsey at (706) 840-2087 or plightsey@gru.edu.

 

Blood drives

Shepeard Community Blood Center is holding blood drives:

Today, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Abilene Baptist Church, 3917 Washington Road, Martinez.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Great Clips, 4010 Gateway Blvd., Grovetown.

Oct. 26, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Greubel’s MMA & Evans Fitness Club, 3002 Allen Drive, Evans.

Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Quest Church, 4020 Washington Road, Martinez. In memory of Jasmine Uhl.

Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, 3851 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez.

 

Meet candidates

Meet the candidates for Grovetown City Council from 7-8 p.m, Oct. 22 at Grovetown City Hall. Refreshments will be provided. The event is hosted by Columbia County Citizens for Good Government. For more information, call T.R. Brooks at (706) 829-3642.

Food festival

The Eighth Annual CSRA Culinary & Wine Festival will be held Saturday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. For tickets, go online at www.csrawinefestival.com, or contact Pat Goodwin at (706) 829-1343.

 

Dog run

Columbia County Animal Rescue and Greyhound Crossroads are holding the Howling Hounds 5K run at 8 a.m. Saturday to raise funds. The run will be held at Savannah Rapids Canal. Cost is $30. Register at active.com.

Charity walk

The 14th annual Parkinson’s Walk and second annual Moving Day event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Family Y, 3570 Wheeler Road, Augusta. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The event includes exhibits, music, food, a raffle and the special Movement Pavilion. Donations are welcome.

Men’s day

Mt. Olive Baptist Church will celebrate Men’s Day at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 4973 Washington Road, Evans. The Rev. Walter Clayton will speak.

 

Yard sale

Happy Tails Spay Neuter Initiative is having a yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at Health Center Credit Union, 4339 Washington Road, (Evans Kroger Plaza). Table spaces are $20. Contact by e-mail at HappyTailsSpay NeuterInitiative@gmail.com.

 

Woodturners

The Savannah River Woodturners will meet 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday at 144 N. BelAir Road, Evans. Lyle Glascock will demonstrate turnings. Contact Lee Carey at (706) 627-8373.

 

Family day

A Family & Friends Day will be held at 10:45 a.m., Sunday at Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church. Guest speaker is the Rev. Jessie Henry Jr. of Millrock Baptist Church in Warrenton, Ga. For more information call (707) 860-7091.

Fair pageant

The Merchants Association of Columbia County is sponsoring its annual Fair Scholarship Pageant on Oct. 27 at Greenbrier High School. Scholarships totaling $1,000 will be awarded. Contestants must be CSRA residents between 17 and 24 years of age. Deadline for entry is Oct. 21. Contact Pat Becton at pbecton@knology.net or (706) 863-7645, or call Debbie Zapata at (706) 863-3754.

Aglow meeting

Augusta Day Aglow will meet at 10 a.m., Oct. 22 at Spring Lakes Club House, 104 Spring Lakes Dr., Martinez. The guest speaker is Judy Garner, Aglow Georgia State Prayer Coordinator. Call (706) 925-7164 or e-mail augustaaglow@gmail.com.

 

Support group

Lauren Spivey, Elder Rights Manager for the Georgia Cares Program/Area Agency on Aging, will address Medicare and general insurance issues at the CSRA Parkinson Support Group meeting, 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. John Towers dining room, 724 Greene St. Augusta. Contact Eva Erwin at (706)
364-1662.

 

Worship service

Mosaic United Methodist Church is hosting AWAKEN: A Night of Worship, from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24. God’s goodness and power will be expressed through the arts, including music, dance, drama and visual/media arts. The event is free and the public is welcome. Childcare will be provided. Call (706) 373-2984 or go to chwnchrist@gmail.com.

 

Craft bazaar

The women of Marvin United Methodist Church will hold a craft bazaaar Oct. 26 at the Pumpkin Patch, corner of Belair and Wheeler roads. Space is $25 and includes a table.

A cafe will serve breakfast food, soup, sandwiches and dessert. Contact: Sue at (706) 814-5468 or cmm1941@gmail.com; and Margaret (706) 210-0893 or belairquilter@yahoo.com.

 

Gospel concert

The Voices of Faith from Faith Gospel Worship Service will celebrate a 25th anniversary reunion and concert featuring gospel recording artist James Brigdon at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Good Shepherd Chapel, building 29608, Barnes Avenue, Fort Gordon. The event is free. Call Sister Sandra Kennedy at (706) 790-3932.

 

SAT workshop

Evans Christian Academy will host a PSAT/SAT/ACT preparatory workshop 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26. Cost is $45. The school is located at 213 S. Old Belair Road in Grovetown. For more information or to register, call (706) 364-3565.

 

5K race

I Care Ministry is hosting Shed Light on Trafficking 5K and Family Challenge at 9 a.m., Oct. 26 at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans. Register at Active.com by Oct. 25. Walk up registration begins at 8 a.m. on race day. The One Mile Family Challenge is a non-competitive event in which families complete challenges every quarter-mile. $40 per family. Proceeds will benefit victims of human trafficking.

 

Family fun

Wesley United Methodist Church is hosting a family fun event with rides and food from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans.

 

Harlem Hustle

The Harlem Hustle 5K race will be held at 8 a.m., Nov. 2 at 525 Fairview Dr., Harlem. Sponsored by the Harlem High School girls basketball team. Fee is $30. Register at Active.com by Oct. 18 to receive a free t-shirt. Walk up registration begins at 7 a.m.

Orchestra concert

The Columbia County Orchestra presents Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” with Columbia County Choral Society at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans. $15 general admission. Discounts available. For more information, go to www.columbiacco.org or www.columbiacountychoralsociety.org

Addiction help

Mosaic United Methodist Church’s Celebrate Recovery program holds weekly sessions at the church, 678 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans. The women’s group meets at 6:30 p.m. and the men’s group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. A Men’s Accountability group meets at 8 p.m. Mondays. Call (706) 877-6468, or go to www.
mosaicumc.org.

Support groups

Two Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups meet in Columbia County.

• Alzheimer’s Association, 106 SRP Drive, Evans: 6:30 p.m., second Tuesday each month. Call (706)
860-4599.

• Brandon Wilde, 4275 Owens Road: 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday each month. Call (706) 854-3519.

• Beginning Oct. 15: Alzheimer’s Association, 106 SRP Drive, Evans: 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday each month. Call (706) 860-4599

Writers meeting

The CSRA Writers Group will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Georgia Military College on Davis Road. Visitors are welcome. If you have something to be critiqued, bring eight copies of up to 10 pages. For more information call Steve Fox at (706) 836-7315.

Leah museum

The Leah High School and Community Museum, located at the Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue station at 3653 Ray Owens Road, in Appling, will open on the second Sunday of each month, beginning Aug. 2-5 p.m.,or Tuesdays by appointment. Donations of
archival and historical material are being sought. Call (706) 541-0043.

Choral society

The Columbia County Choral Society needs singers. Rehearsals are at First Baptist Church of Evans. Call (706) 650-2311 or go to www.ccchoralsociety.org.

 

Ostomy group

An ostomy support group meets at 6 p.m. on second Mondays at
Barney’s Pharmacy on Peach Orchard Road. Call (706) 798-5645.

 

Marine League

The Marine Corps League Riverfront Marines Detachment 2 meets on second Thursdays at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1002 Carolina Ave., North Augusta, with dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Contact Paul Brewer at (706) 306-6667 or usmc1008@bellsouth.net.

 

Christian singles

Augusta Christian Singles meets at the Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to-Locks Road, from 7-11 p.m. each Saturday. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for guests. Call Barbara Nash at (803) 640-2075.

 

Orchestras

updated 8/26/13 per Rob Nordan Columbia County Orchestra meets weekly. Musicians needed. For more information, go to www.columbiacco.org

Columbia County Youth meets weekly. Musicians needed. For more information, go to www.columbiacco.org

 

Survivors

Fort Gordon’s Survivor Outreach Services, for families of deceased soldiers, is available at (706) 787-4767 or myarmyonesource.com.

 

Women vets

The Women’s Veterans Club meets at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. Dues cost $24 per year. Call April Starks at (706) 868-5601.

 

Eyeglass help

The Grovetown Lions Club offers financial assistance for qualifying
Grovetown individuals in the purchase of eyeglasses. Write to Grovetown Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813.

 

Seek volunteers

• The Grovetown Senior Center is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver meals to shut-ins in the Grovetown area. Call (706) 210-8699.

• Regency Hospice is seeking volunteers. Training is provided. Call Nancy Browning at (706) 868-4422.

• Golden Harvest Food Bank is seeking volunteers to help sort donations in the warehouse. Call (706) 736-1199.

• Safe Kids East Cen-tral Georgia is seeking volunteers to help with events such as car-seat and bicycle checks, and to lead programs that teach safety to children and teens. Training is provided. Call (706) 721-7606.

• Volunteer opportunities are available at the Columbia County Library in Evans. Call (706) 863-1946, or e-mail jthompson@columbiacountyga.gov.

• The American Cancer Society’s Augusta chapter is seeking drivers for its Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation to cancer patients. Call (706)
731-9900.

 

Hospital classes

Doctors Hospital offers a variety of classes each month. Call (706) 651-2450, or go to www.doctors-hospital.net.

 

Fire information

The Georgia Forestry Commission, Columbia County Unit, offers advice to Columbia County residents on whether their homes would be in danger from brush or wildfires. Call (706) 556-3962.

 

Help group

Celebrate Recovery meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at The Sanctuary Church, 302 Byrd Road, Evans. Call (706) 421-0089

 

Food pantry

Columbia County Cares Food Pantry is open Monday Through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling. Call (706) 541-2834.

 

 

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