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Posted: April 29, 2014 - 11:12pm  |  Updated: April 30, 2014 - 12:27am

UPCOMING

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

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.

 

Food Frenzy

Drop off food for the State Bar of Georgia third annual Legal Food Frenzy 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, May 2, at the law office of Nathan Jolles, 2812A Hillcreek Court; nonperishable, nonbreakable items accepted; canned goods and boxes of food; (706) 737-0266

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.

 

Fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 10 Yard Sale and Barbecue 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Church of the Holy Comforter, 473 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez; fourth annual yard sale fundraiser; includes antiques, sporting goods, tools, camping equipment, automotive related items, bicycles, computers, clothing, household goods and furniture; donations of gently used items may be dropped off at the church Friday, May 2; for large items contact Scout Leader Dave Quebedeaux (706) 373-2914 to arrange for pickup; troop.10.martinez@gmail.com.

 

Stamp Bourse

9 a.m. to 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. to 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

Spring revival

7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, May 5-7, Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, Evans; the Rev. Sharon Settles May 5, the Rev. Jessie Johnson May 6, the Rev. A.J. Saunders May 7; (706) 860-7091

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

Republican women

Greater Columbia County Republican Women meeting May 8, Be My Guest Catering, 4216 Washington Road, Evans; social/dinner 6-7 p.m., meeting 7-8 p.m.; 12th Congressional District candidates Rick Allen and Delvis Dutton, speakers; $13 buffet dinner, includes coffee, iced tea, dessert; reservations required by Monday, May 5 by phone or e-mail; (706) 294-5100, info@gccrw.org

Coin show

Augusta Coin Club Spring Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown; free admission and parking; augustacoinclub.org

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, columbiacounty
choralsociety.org

Rotary club sale

Columbia County Rotary Club Community Yard Sale 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, Columbia County Fairgrounds, 5462 Columbia Road, Grovetown; seeking vendors; open to individuals, families, companies; inside and outside spaces available, limited electrical; spaces assigned on a first come-first served basis; $2 parking; giantcommunityyardsale.com

Blues festival

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival Saturday, May 10, festival site, Stagecoach Road, 300 yards off Washington Highway, north of Thomson; gates open 11 a.m., music noon; Los Lobos, Jaimoe’s Jazzz Band, Campbell Brothers, Sugar Ray Norcia and the Blue Tones, Tony Furtado, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, more; no carry in food or drink allowed; $30 advance, $40 festival day; ages 12 and younger free; blindwillie.com

U8-U13 soccer tryouts

Bulls Soccer Club U8-U13 Tryouts and Evaluations 6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, May 27-29, Blanchard Woods Park, 4600 Blanchard Woods Drive, Evans; Boys and Girls teams from U8-U19 play in competitive state leagues in Georgia and South Carolina; family friendly soccer environment with limited travel and reasonable fees; coaches professionally trained and licensed by the USSF or NSCAA; committed to educating and developing youth players to their highest potential through the game of soccer; (706) 550-2858, bullsdoc12@gmail.com, ga-scbulls.com

U14-U18 soccer tryouts

Bulls Soccer Club U14-U18 Tryouts and Evaluations 6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, June 3-5, Hammonds Ferry Soccer Complex, Hammonds Ferry Road, North Augusta; Boys and Girls teams from U8-U19 play in competitive state leagues in Georgia and South Carolina; family friendly soccer environment with limited travel and reasonable fees; coaches professionally trained and licensed by the USSF or NSCAA; committed to educating and developing youth players to their highest potential through the game of soccer; (706) 550-2858, bullsdoc12@gmail.com, ga-scbulls.com

Roller derby

Soul City Sirens vs.Rome Rollergirls June 14, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown; doors open 5:30 p.m., bout 6 p.m.; $12 advance, $15 at door, ages 12 and younger free

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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StephenCurry

It was the best days of the

It was the best days of the year of the people in the area. There were lots of events to enjoy then. - Marla Ahlgrimm

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