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Posted: May 14, 2014 - 12:26am  |  Updated: May 14, 2014 - 1:31am

UPCOMING

Number 9

Rockin’ at the Hardin 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; performing 60s and 70s classic rock; $45; number9.eventbrite.com

Irish music

Irish Folk Songs & Sea Shanties of Alice Parker 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; 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

Lake Thurmond

Kids-To-The-Parks Day May 17, Lake Springs, West Dam and Clarks Hill Day Use Recreation parks; fees waived all day; (864) 333-1100

Wetlands

Volunteer event to begin clearing underbrush and undesirable plants from area to be developed into wetlands 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, Pendelton King Park, 1600 Troupe St.; wear long pants, boots and gloves as the vegetation is dense; tools needed if you have them are pruners, clippers, weed eaters with metal blades, axes and pruning shears

Woodturners

Savannah River Woodturners 9 a.m. mto 1 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 144 N. Belair Road, Evans; Evan Bahr, featured demonstrator; (706) 627-8373

Family event

End of the Year Family Event 3-6 p.m. Sunday, May 18, St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St.; celebration of the end of the school year with food, fellowship and water games; bring the family; hot dogs, hamburgers, sides, drinks; bounce house, giant water slide and baby pools; held by St. Paul’s Children, Youth and Families Committee; free

Sierra Club

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension; Neil Herring discussing outcome for environmental bills introduced in the recently concluded Georgia General Assembly; free, open to the public; Sam Booher, (706) 863-2324, sbooher@aol.com

Cotton ball

Historic Augusta Cotton Ball 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, home of Dr. and Mrs. Don Williamson, 2259 Cumming Road; dinner by Outback Steakhouse, cash bar, mint juleps, music by The Unmentionables; raffle for 4-night stay on Isle of Palms, S.C.; admission by currentor renewing membership – $50 individual, $85 couple; open to all who are interested in preserving the city’s historic places; (706) 724-0436, historicaugusta.org

Banjo-B-Que

Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Music Festival 5-11 p.m. Friday, May 23, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 24, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; The Avrett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show, headliners; other artists include The Whiskey Gentry, Rosco Bandana, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show and The Blue; $60 weekend pass; $30-$35 single day tickets, sold at gate only; ages 12 and younger free

U8-U13 soccer

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 state leagues in Georgia and South Carolina; family friendly soccer with limited travel and reasonable fees; coaches professionally trained and licensed by the USSF or NSCAA; committed to educating and developing youth players; (706) 550-2858, bullsdoc12@gmail.com, ga-scbulls.com

Garden club

Attracting Pollinators and Good Bugs to Your Garden 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, Highgrove Clubhouse, 1801 Prince George Ave., Evans; sponsored by Augusta Council of Garden Clubs; $20; registration required; open to the public; (706) 556-3417, jukirkland@knology.net

Pancakes

IORG Rainbow Girls Short Stacks for Big Change Pancake Fundraiser 8-10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, Fatz Cafe, 464 N. Belair Road, Evans; fundraiser for Shriners Burn Hospital for Children; pancakes, sausage links, maple syrup, butter, mixed fruit, coffee, tea, orange juice or milk; Richmond Assembly International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, host; $7 (one child under 6 free with paid adult); call or e-mail for tickets; (912) 704-9480, azzurolotus@gmail.com

Block party

Super Happy Block Party 1-7 p.m. Saturday, May 31, Augusta Common; booths of activities for kids of all ages revolving around the idea of science and creativity intermingling; robotics, solar cars, giant paint by numbers, live entertainment, summer camp info, music and light show; food trucks, bier garden, root beer and home brewing classes; free; (706) 877-8707, superhappy
augusta.com

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 state leagues in Georgia and South Carolina; family friendly soccer with limited travel and reasonable fees; coaches professionally trained and licensed by the USSF or NSCAA; (706) 550-2858, bullsdoc12@gmail.com, ga-scbulls.com

Music workshop

Unity in the Community Music and Arts Workshop 6:15-9 p.m. June 5 and 6, meet 3:30 p.m. June 7, concert 5:30 p.m. June 7 Laura Grove Baptist Church, 122 Burning Bush Lane, Clarks Hill, S.C.; Clarks Hill Community Churches, host; registration required; (706) 231-0541, tmbmusicministry@gmail.com

Get Outdoors

June 14 Day Use Recreation Parks and Boat Ramps at Lake Thurmond open, fees waived; (864) 333-1100

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

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

Teen Town

Martinez Teen Town reunion 7-11 p.m. Saturday, June 21, Augusta Elks Lodge 205, 205 Elkdom Court; cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, music from 50s, 60s and 70s by a DJ; $25; make check payable to Jean Roberts; mail payment to Susan Agner, P.O. Box 3786, Augusta, GA 30904; benefits Wounded Warrior Project; facebook.com/martinezteentown.reunion

Beats on Broad

Augusta’s largest outdoor dance party, featuring DJ Kaos of Savannah’s hottest nightclub Club One 6 p.m. Friday, June 27

Augusta Pride 2014

Everyone Loves, theme – parade 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, Broad Street to Augusta Common; festival 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28, Augusta Common; free; prideaugusta.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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