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Posted: March 26, 2014 - 12:04am  |  Updated: March 26, 2014 - 4:20am

UPCOMING

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

 

Roller derby

Doors open 5:30 p.m., bout 6 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Parntership Drive, Grovetown; Soul City Sirens roller derby match; $12 advance, $15 at door, ages 12 and younger free

Women’s History Month program

1: 30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, Alexander Hall, Chamberlain Avenue, Fort Gordon; WRDW Channel 12 news anchor Meredith Anderson, keynote speaker; entertainment by North Augustan Skilyr Hicks; (706) 791-6442

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

Carnival

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Baker Place Elementary School, 2011 Hero Way, Grovetown; fundraiser, open to the public; bullying prevention materials and tips; Milton Ruben Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Augusta Chrysler Drive For the Kids, for every test drive taken during the hours of the fundraiser, the school will earn $10 from Chrysler

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 info

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

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

 

Shero Awards

2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 29, Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road; 2014 Sisters Only Club Shero Awards, honoring outstanding accomplishments and selfless acts of women from the area; $30; no tickets sold at door; (706) 951-1244

First Responders Appreciation Day

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, Minnick Park, 1850 Kissingbower Road; breakfast, lunch and dinner served for all first responders – police, firefighters, 911 operators, EMTs, marshals, Richmond County Board of Education public safety officers, military police, state troopers, off duty law enforcement officers and rescue workers, retired military, disabled veterans, Georgia Power workers from Ice Storm Pax

Par-Tee on the Green

5-8 p.m. Monday, April 7, Augusta Common, 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets; American Bandstand meets Soul Train meets Shag City meets Teen Town; celebration of community for all ages; dance party with music for all ages; bring chairs; no pets or coolers; vendors welcome; food trucks, golf demos, drum cirlcle, children’s activities, more; $1; (762) 233-5299, respectdowntown@gmail.com, parteeaugusta.com

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

7:30 p.m. 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; 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

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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