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Posted: April 23, 2014 - 12:01am  |  Updated: April 23, 2014 - 12:50am

UPCOMING

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

SuCCessful brunch

Columbia County Chamber’s SuCCessful Superwoman’s Brunch 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road; booth expo and networking begin 11 a.m., luncheon noon; 2014 Business Woman of the Year and Administrative Professional of the Year awards announced; Sherry Shoemaker, keynote speaker; $35 Chamber members, $50 others; (706) 651-0018, www.columbiacountychamber.com

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

Spring Fest

Fort Gordon’s 2014 Spring Fest 4 p.m. Thursday, April 24, through 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27, Barton Field, Brainard Avenue at Rice Road; live entertainment, carnival and pony rides, fireworks, BOSS Beaters to Bentleys Cruise In, flea market, more; food, beverages; entertainment featuring Doug and the Henrys, A1A Original Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band; free; fortgordon.com

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

Blues, Brews and BBQ

Shows begin 6:30 p.m., Columbia County Amphitheater; April 25 Kenny George Band; May 2 Funky Bluester; blues music, beer and barbecue from local vendors; bring blankets and chairs; no coolers; $5; (706) 650-5005, bit.ly/1h3L5tt

Dinner for Addy’s Army

Spaghetti dinner 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 25, Euchee Creek Elementary School, 795 Louisville Road, Grovetown; advance $8 adults, $5 children, at door $10 and $7; dine in or carry out; includes spaghetti, bread, dessert, drink; (706) 556-4000

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

Sale and festival

Plant Sale and Flea Market Festival 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road; vendor spaces available; (706) 814-5468

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

Homecoming

10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 27, Dunns Chapel United Methodist Church, 6353 Pine Ridge Road, Appling; a covered-dish lunch will follow at 12 p.m.; for more information, call Bonnie Bussey, (706) 831-2754

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

Stamp club meeting

Greater Augusta Stamp Club meeting 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, First Baptist Church of Augusta Activities Building, 3500 Walton Way; mini-auction and trading; club meets second and fourth Mondays, except holidays

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

Artist reception

Meet the Artist Reception: Sharon Fausnight 2-5 p.m. Thursday, May 1, Savannah Rapids Visitor Center, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; artist in attendance to discuss her exhibit; display open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday through June 1; free

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

Plant sale

17th Annual Pendleton King Park Benefit Plant Sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Pendleton King Park Franke Pavillion, 1500 Troupe St.; purchase plants and garden items or bring plants to trade; get gardening advice from Master Gardeners; Children’s Craft Workshop sponsored and led by Home Depot; sell plants and garden items – provide your own set up and donate 15 percent of sales to the park; set up 8 a.m. Saturday; cooperative effort of the Augusta Area Master Gardeners, park volunteers, the Augusta-Richmond County Recreation Department and the Pendleton King Park Foundation; free; facebook.com/pendletonkingpark

 

Redneck Olympics

Redneck Olympics 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, Lock and Dam Park, 1853 Lock and Dam Road; Chad Ligon, Redneck torch bearer; monster truck mud rides, fair rides, petting zoo, mechanical bull, inflatables; vendors; bring chairs, tents, blankets, fishing poles; $12, ages 2 and younger free; bring two or more cans of food for $2 discount; redneck
olympics.com

 

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

Open house

Episcopal Day School Open House 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, Episcopal Day School, 2248 Walton Way; Seeing God’s Work in the Classroom; tours of the school followed by a brief Q&A session; meet teachers, visit classrooms, explore hallways; open to children of all faiths from age 2½ through eighth grade; enriched, competitive academics, a schoolwide commitment to small classes; weekly chapel held for all grades and faiths; bus service offered to Columbia County; (706) 733-1192, www.edsaugusta.com, edsaugustablog.com/upcoming-events

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

Sunset Homes reunion

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 21, W.T. Johnson Community Center; Janice Holmes (706) 736-5057

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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