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Multi-class reunion

Posted: April 1, 2014 - 11:05pm

UPCOMING

First Responders Appreciation Day

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, 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 February’s ice storm.

Multi-class reunion

Reunion of Langley-Bath-Clearwater High classes of 1952-80 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 23, North Augusta Community Center; $40; casual dress; limited to 400; paid reservations required by June 15; (803) 593-9842

Photo competition

Phinizy Swamp Photo Competition; submit photos of Phinizy Swamp Nature Park through April 30; Scenic and Wildlife categories in student and adult age groups; rules and entry form online; (706) 396-1427, bit.ly/1ftEr03

Time Out luncheon

11:50 a.m. Thursday, April 3, First Baptist Church of Evans; Brian Layman, guest speaker; $6; reservations required; (706) 863-1228, fbcevans@knology.net

Diane Schuur concert

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; contemporary jazz vocalist; guests encouraged to dress in jazz elegant attire and walk red carpet to entrance; $47.50, $54.50; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

Christian movies

Christian Movies on the Lawn 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; concessions available for purchase; download free tickets from www.eventbrite.com; Nakiska (706) 524-4886

Basketball camp

Camp Elevation Basketball camp 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, April 7-11, Riverside Middle School; introduce drills that teach proper ball handling, shooting, passing, defensive techniques, more; work hard, competitions, intense drills to challenge skills; $150;
unitedelitewarriors.com

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 circle, children’s activities, more; $1; (762) 233-5299, respectdowntown@gmail.com, parteeaugusta.com

Basketball camp

Will Avery Spring Break Basketball Camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, April 7-10, Evans Middle School; for ages 6-14; $100, lunch provided daily; willaverycamps.com

Rock Fore! Dough

Drive for Show, Rock Fore! Dough 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, Lady Antebellum Pavilion; Darius Rucker, Randy Houser, Will Hoge, Daniel Johnson performing; rain or shine; gates open 4 p.m.; $25 advance, $35 event day; rockforedough.com

NAACP banquet

Aiken County Branch NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, USC Aiken Business and Education Building, 471 University Parkway, Aiken; honoring local veterans organizations; theme: We Shall Not Be Moved; Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, speaker; $50, $30 students; (803) 502-0170

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. $1 per child; evanstownecenterpark.com.

ID a Child

Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12, Lampkin Grove Baptist Church Youth Department; free fingerprints, photo, entered in the Federal database; health fair with free blood pressure and diabetes check; bake sale; Zumba.

Safe boating course

7-9 p.m. Mondays, April 14-May 19, Fire Station No. 1 Classroom, 1 Broad St.; offered by Savannah River Sail and Power Squadron; $29, includes materials; (706) 737-8113, pharris1@gru.edu.

Archaeology meeting

Dinner 6:30 p.m. on your 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

Blue, Brews and BBQ

Shows begin 6:30 p.m., Columbia County Amphitheater; April 18 Mama Says; April 25 Kenny George Band; May 2 Funky Bluester; blues music, beer and barbecue from local vendors; bring blankets and chairs; no coolers; $5; bit.ly/1h3L5tt

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

Community Easter egg hunt

3-5 p.m. Saturday, April 19, Evans High School; 6,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes; food, games, crafts, face-painting; sponsored by Mosaic United Methodist Church; free

; kathyraley@mosaicumc.org

Information session

Dual Enrollment Information Session 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, Georgia Military College, 115 Davis Road; for high school students interested in taking courses to earn college credit and credit toward high school graduation at the same time; (706) 993-2644, gmcaugusta.com

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

Theatrical production

Abe Lincoln, Mark Twain and the Civil War 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23; learn how a Union president and a Confederate deserter fought against slavery and racism in pre- and post-war days; master impressionist Dave Ehlert portrays both Lincoln and Twain in a live theatrical production; historical drama, humor and education; free, donations accepted; (706) 863-1946, gchrl.org

Elvis & The Superstars

7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; master impressionist Dave Ehlert performing as Elvis, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones and many more; $10 advance, $12 at door; benefits the Columbia County libraries; gchrl.org

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

Resource fair

CSRA Transition Resource Fair 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, Grovetown High School; presentations 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.; students with disabilities and their families encouraged to attend; (706) 650-5638, (706) 826-1128, east.glrs.org/event/csra-transition-resource-fair

Benderdinker

10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, Riverside Park, 4431 Hardy-McManus Road, Evans; festival on the water; paddle the three mile loop around Betty’s Branch, stop at food and music boats along the route; $35 and up; benefits Augusta Locally Grown, Camp Sweet Life and Savannah Riverkeeper; benderdinker.com

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

Leadership conference

Wake Up From Your Dream Women’s Leadership Conference 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, Be My Guest Events and Catering; exploring women’s roles in manifesting, working and bringing dreams to life; cost includes continental breakfast and luncheon; $50 before April 28; $60 after; advance registration required, no registration at door; minter.neecy@gmail.com

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

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

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

MOMS Club

MOMS Club of Augusta meets 10 a.m. first Wednesdays (except December); chapter includes Augusta, Martinez and North Augusta; e-mail for location; membership@momsclubofaugusta.org, www.momsclubaugusta.org

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 chapter; 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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