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Posted: March 22, 2014 - 11:05pm  |  Updated: March 22, 2014 - 11:37pm


Farmers market

4:30 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 30, Memorial 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


Charity auction

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; 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

The Sound of Music

7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 27-29, Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road; presented by Augusta Preparatory Day School Theatre Department; $12, $10 students; tickets online and at door; jamie.mcateer@augustaprep.org, augustaprep.org/soundofmusic

Golf Tournament

Friday, March 28, Gordon Lakes Golf Course, 537 Range Road, Fort Gordon; registration 10:30 a.m., lunch at Pavilion 11 a.m., shotgun start 12:30 p.m.; lunch and light supper served; door prizes, silent auction, more; benefits Fort Gordon Fisher House; $75 per player/$300 per team; (706) 787-7100, tournevents.com/fhgt2014

Fishing tournament

Oakley Big Bass Tournament Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30, Wildwood Park, 3828 Wildwood Lane, Appling; $100 one day, $150 two days; oakleybigbass.com

Fashion sale

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, New Hope Worship Center; benefits homeless and poor

Heggie’s Rock tour

10 a.m. Saturday, March 29; held by Savannah River Group Sierra Club; see endangered and rare plants; slow 1½ mile hike; botanist Judy Gordon, leader; limited to 15 people; open to ages 10 and older; free; registration required; gordonjudith@att.net

Dare to Tri

10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, Fort Gordon; triathlon, relay; male, female, active-duty military relay categories; register online daretotrifortgordon.com

Healthcare information

10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, Mount Enon Bapitst Church, 4678 Washington Road, Evans; free information session about new healthcare laws; deadline to enroll and avoid penalty is March 31; find out if you’re eligible for government tax credit; Hock Insurance Services agents present to assist in enrolling in the best plan for you; (706) 860-8565

Photo exhibit and wine tasting

2-6 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Vineyard Wine Market, 4414 Evans to Lock Road; artwork by local photographer Jennifer White of Jennifer W Photography, wine tasting; wine tasting $5-$15; facebook.com/events/732061326825542 and onemoreglance.com

Guys and Dolls Jr.

3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Evans High School auditorium, 4550 Cox Road; presented by Greater Augusta Youth Theatre; all performers between sixth and 12th grade; $10 adults, $6 students; gayt.org

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 basket; $1 per child; evanstownecenterpark.com

Archaeology meeting

Dinner 6:30 p.m. on own, meeting 8 p.m. Thursday, April 17, Big Daddy’s Bar and Grill, 4045 Jimmie Dyess Parkway; Augusta Archaeological Society meeting; Dr. Charles Cobb, speaking on Archaeology of the Carolina Frontier, circa AD 1650-1750

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

Yard, bake sale

7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 3551 Wheeler Road; furniture, household items, infant/toddler items, more; no early birds; (706) 736-4575

Lady A concert

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

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; Greater Augusta Stamp Club, host; free

Irish music

Irish Folk Songs & Sea Shanties of Alice Parker 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, First Baptist Church of Evans, 515 N. Belair Road and 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way; Columbia County Choral Society brings the sound of the Emerald Isle alive; hear lyrical airs, plaintive ballads, defiant songs of rebellion and rollicking jigs that reveal the many sides of Irish music; guest artists include Avalon Celtic Ensemble and Carl Purdy; $15, $12 military, student, seniors, groups of 10 or more; tickets at the door and online at www.ccchoralsociety.eventbrite.com; (706) 868-7294, columbiacountychoralsociety.org


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


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


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


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


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


• 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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