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Posted: March 12, 2014 - 12:06am  |  Updated: March 12, 2014 - 1:28am

UPCOMING

Alzheimer’s planning

8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, Alzheimer’s Association, 106 SRP Drive, Suite A, Evans; “Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s”; Patrick Smith, elderlaw attorney, speaker; seating is limited; RSVP by noon, Wednesday, March 19; Laren Leonhardt (800) 272-3900

Dove Brothers concert

7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, Bethesda Baptist Church 5793 Old Augusta Highway, Harlem; The Dove Brothers Quartet with The Dove Brothers Band; free, love offerings accepted; nursery provided; bethesdabchurch.weebly.com

Art show

6-9 p.m. Friday, March 14, River Island Clubhouse, 1570 River Island Parkway, Evans; second annual River Island Art Show; wine, refreshments; entertainment by Blue Mountain Highway

Woodturners

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 144 N. Belair Road, Evans; Savannah River Woodturners meeting; professional woodturner Ken Dunlap, of Carolina Mountain Woodturners, demonstrating Multi-Axis Turning; Lee Carey, (706) 627-8373

Benefit yard sale

8 a.m. Saturday, March 15, When Help Can’t Wait, across from Martinez post office, 3814 Commercial Court; tri-annual yard sale to benefit area nursing home residents; great prices, something for everyone; computer monitors, decor items, books, clothes, much more; whenhelpcantwait.com

Experienced Rider Course

8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, March 15, DDS Customer Service Center, 172 Bob Kirk Road, Thomson; training for experienced motorcycle riders; register online or by phone; $100; (866) 754-3687, dds.ga.gov/motorcycle/gmsp/expridercourse.aspx

Charity run

9 a.m. Saturday, March 15, Greenbrier Middle School; Run for the Gold 5K race; $25 entry fee, includes T-shirt, goodie bag, refreshments after race; benefits American Cancer Society Relay for Life Columbia County; register online; active.com

Symphony Orchestra Augusta

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; Bank of America Columbia County Music Series: Trio Virado, collaboration of the most distinguished Latin artists on flute, viola and guitar; $15; soaugusta.org

Chocolate Festival

6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, Reed Creek Nature Park and Interpretive Center, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez; fifth annual Family Chocolate Festival; sample chocolate treats as you stroll the luminary-lit boardwalk; chocolate desserts and indoor beverages while reading about where chocolate comes from, the process of the product and the ecology of the plant; $5, ages 4 and younger free; limited space, tickets and registration required; (706) 210-4027, reedcreekpark.com

Fundraiser

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday and Monday, March 16 and 17, Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Road; second annual Corned Beef fundraiser; more than 400 pounds of kosher corned beef; goal to sell more than 1,000 lunches; overstuffed corned beef sandwich on rye bread with pickle spear, condiments, chips, drink, brownie; $10; order for pick up or delivery; visit website for information or to order; (706) 736-8788, adasyeshurun.net

Sierra Club meets

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension; Sierra Club meeting; Cathy Black, water quality coordinator with the Georgia Forestry Commission, explaining certified wood and how the forest industry protects soil and water resources; free; open to the public; Judy Gordon gordonjudith@att.net

CPR and first aid training

1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, Caring Together, 119 Davis Road Suite 2B, Martinez; adult, child and infant CPR and basic first aid; designed to meet the needs of a diverse audience, training covers a range of topics for children through seniors; $30 advance, $35 at door; (706) 955-0911, tinyurl.com/CPR-CSRA-3

Farmers market

4:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 20-Oct. 30, Evans Towne Center Park, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; Evans Towne Farmers Market; family-friendly, pet-friendly; local farmers committed to all-natural growing practices handcraft artisans, music, children’s activities, cooking demos and vegetable gardening education; Augusta Locally Grown, host; kim@augustalocallygrown.org, evanstownefarmersmarket.com

Fun Run and Walk

Registration 7 a.m., race 8:30 a.m. March 22, Savannah Rapids Park, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; Run for Raul Lymphoma Fun Run and Walk; to help Raul Viera and his family pay for his treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; $25 through March 21, $30 race day; register at www.active.com; facebook.com/RUNFORRAUL5K

Mom Prom

3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, Highgrove Clubhouse, 1801 Prince George Ave., Evans; MOMS Club of Evans Mom Prom Dress, Shoe and Accessory Auction; benefits Children’s Hospital of Georgia’s Camp Sweet Life; donate dresses, shoes, bags, jewelry and accessories before March 15; momspromevans@yahoo.com, facebook.com/pages/MOMS-Club-of-Evans-GA/152031944816702

Roller derby

Doors open 5:30 p.m., bout 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Parntership Drive, Grovetown; Soul City Sirens roller derby match; $12 advance, $15 at door, ages 12 and younger free.

Columbia County Easter Egg Scramble

Saturday, April 12, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; up to 4 years old 10 a.m., ages 5 and older 11 a.m.; food, music, crafts, Easter bunny, chance to win a grand prize Easter baskets; $1 per child; evanstownecenterpark.com

2014 Great Easter Egg Drop

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, Columbia County Fairgrounds, 5462 Columbia Road, Grovetown; for children through fifth grade; 40,000 candy-filled eggs, inflatables, face painting, games, live music, food; drop zone area for special needs children; free; online registration required; myabilene.org/easter-egg-drop-augusta-ga

Baskets, Eggs and Rabbits

10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 19, Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling; for ages 3-10; create an Easter basket, then go on an egg scavenger hunt for clues through the woods; 4H Bunny Club sharing rabbits; $2, plus $5 parking; (706) 541-0321

Open house

7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, Evans Christian Academy, 213 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown; see the school, meet the teachers, tour the facility; (706) 364-3565

Kicks99 Hooked on Country Concert: Lady Antebellum

Tuesday, April 29, Lady Antebellum Pavilion, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta; time of show to be announced; tickets on sale Friday, March 14; bit.ly/NB0bji

National Disaster Medical Systems Drill 2014

6:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, Augusta Fire Department Administration Building, 3117 Deans Bridge Road; volunteers needed to simulate overwhelming the area hospital system; bused to local hospitals for processing, return 1-2 p.m.; includes make up and simulated injuries; wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy; do not bring valuables; deadline for entry April 11; (706) 821-1155, e-mail pdugar@augustaga.gov

GASC Spring Stamp Bourse

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; spring stamp bourse, including dealers, exhibits, USPS substation; open to the public; Greater Augusta Stamp Club, host; free

ONGOING

Christian singles

7-11 p.m. Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to-Locks Road; Augusta Christian Singles; $8 members, $10 others; Barbara Nash (803) 640-2075

Eyeglass help

Financial assistance for qualifying Grovetown residents to purchase eyeglasses; Grovetown Lions Club; write to Grovetown Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813

Fire information

Advice to Columbia County residents on whether homes would be in danger from brush or wildfires; Georgia Forestry Commission, Columbia County Unit; (706) 556-3962

Food pantry

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling; Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; (706) 541-2834

Hoop dance for beginners

8 p.m. Thursdays, Sho Fusion Dance Arts Studios, 4460 Columbia Road No. 12, Martinez; for ages 12 and older; covers basics of modern hula hooping; $8 with own hoop, $10 to borrow one; Christina Berkshire, instructor; information (253) 266-0162, cj.berkshire@gmail.com; reservations (706) 339-6836

Hospital classes

Variety of classes each month; Doctors Hospital; (706) 651-2450, doctors-hospital.net

Meditations

4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mindbody Stress Reduction Programs, 4210 Columbia Road Suite 4A, Martinez; Mindfulness and Expansive Meditations; experience deeper awareness, clarity and stress reduction through guided meditations; $15, $5 students with ID; registration required; (706) 496-3935, mindbodystressreduction.com

Orchestras

Columbia County Orchestra and Columbia County Youth; weekly meetings; musicians needed; information online; columbiacco.org

Public speaking

7 p.m. Mondays, University Hospital Education Wing, third floor, room 3; Riverwalk Toastmasters Public Speaking and Leadership Club; Sharma Pogula (706) 855-1081, 7106.toastmasterclubs.org

Scholarships

Barbara C. Beazley Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by The Columbia County Foundation for Children; must be a Columbia County resident and intend to enroll or are enrolled in a college or technical school; applications available from school counselors’ offices and online; need-based; deadline to apply and submit documents May 30; ccfchildren.com

Senior pageant

2014 Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant Saturday, Sept. 6, Kroc Center; contestant interviews underway; open to women of both Georgia and South Carolina, ages 55 and above; Pat Schlipp (706) 664-3896

Survivors

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

Volunteers

• Grovetown Senior Center; volunteer drivers to deliver meals to shut-ins needed; (706) 210-8699

• Regency Hospice; training provided; Nancy Browning (706) 868-4422

• Golden Harvest Food Bank; help sort donations in warehouse; (706) 736-1199

• Safe Kids East Central Georgia; help with events; lead programs that teach safety to children and teens; training provided; (706) 721-7606

• Columbia County Library, Evans; (706) 863-1946, jthompson@columbiacountyga.gov

• American Cancer Society Augusta chapte; drivers for Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation to cancer patients, needed; (706) 731-9900

Wine tastings

4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, 1-6 p.m. Saturdays, Vineyard Wine Market, 4414 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; (706) 922-9463, vine11.com

Women vets

11 a.m. first Saturdays; The Women’s Veterans Club; $24 per year; April Starks (706) 868-5601

Writers group

6:30 p.m. third Mondays, Georgia Military College, 115 Davis Road; CSRA Writers Group; free, open to the public; for a critique, bring eight copies of up to 10 pages of work (double-spaced); (706) 836-7315

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