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Multi-class reunion

Posted: April 16, 2014 - 12:11am

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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

Poetry reading

5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, Woodworth Consolidated Library, Fort Gordon; paying tribute to service men and women; Woodworth Consolidated Library and the Poetry Matters Project, host; featured readers include Carmen Colado, Sharon Schroeder, Leah Smith, Spring Robinson, Passionate and Lucinda Clark; free; Thomas G. Moss (706) 787-0230, poetrymatterscelebration.com

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

Blues, 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

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, and games ; drop zone area for special needs children; online registration required; myabilene.org/easter-egg-drop-augusta-ga

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

Civil War Roundtable of Augusta

Supper by Edgar’s $12 6 p.m., program 6:45 p.m. Monday, April 21, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; the resurrection of the Confederate gunboat CSS Georgia from the Savannah River, topic; Army Corps of
Engineers Savannah District staff archeologist Julie Morgan, speaker; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, civilwar
roundtableaugustaga.com

Info 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. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 3551 Wheeler Road; furniture, household items, infant/toddler items and 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

Open house

Spring Fling open house 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, Georgia Military College, 115 Davis Road; tour the campus, apply for admissions with no application fee, get free financial aid assistance; prizes, scholarship drawings; (706) 993-2644, gmcaugusta.com

Earth Day 2014

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; family activities, entertainment, green business vendors, recycling, sales of local arts and crafts, various wildlife societies exhibiting live animals, birds, reptiles; (706) 828-2109, info@naturalsciencesacademy.org, augustaga.gov/earthday

Poetry month

Poetry Matters Poetry Month Celebration 12:30-7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center; fun filled day of celebrating poetry; workshops for all ages; facilitators include Greg Tredore, Barry Allison; awards ceremony; guest reader Jane Elkin; open mic at Catch Phrase Cafe, Tamara Beard, host; Poetry Slam featuring Columbia poet Bugsy Calhoun; free except Poetry Slam; poetrymatterscelebration.com

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; benderdinker.com

Best Dam Ride

Registration 7 a.m., ride 8:30 a.m. April 27, J. Strom Thurmond Dam & Lake, 510 Clarks Hill Highway, Clarks Hill; held by Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation; for all ages and abilities; lunch, gift bags, rest stop refreshments for cyclists; $40, under age 12 ride free if accompanied by an adult; bit.ly/1gu39wU

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; 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

Roller derby

Low Down Throw Down Invitational May 3, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown; doors 5:30 p.m., bouts start 6 p.m.; sanctioned tournament, six roller derby bouts; $12 advance, $15 at door, ages 12 and younger free

A Day In The Country

11 a.m. Sunday, May 4, Augusta Riverfront Marina, 298 Prep Phillips Drive; Colt Ford, Dustin Lynch, Frankie Ballard, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Carey Murdock and Breaking News scheduled to perform; benefits Augusta Sertoma Club and other charities; rain or shine; $19 advance, $25 at gate, no re-entry; adayinthecountry.org

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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