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Posted: June 4, 2014 - 12:01am  |  Updated: June 4, 2014 - 1:57am

UPCOMING

Shoe drive

Harlem Baptist Church is joining Buckner International Shoes for Orphans Souls shoe drive through June 22; donated items should be for children and teens, must be new; greatest need is for athletic shoes sizes Youth 1 through Adult 8; cash donations accepted and will help provide new shoes and cover distribution costs; drop shoes off at Harlem Baptist, 105 W. Milledgeville Road; (706) 556-6439

Boat tours

In honor of July as Teachers Appreciation Month, Augusta Canal National Heritage Area offers free rides to teachers on the Petersburg tour boats during July; each teacher may invite one guest along for a free tour; must present a school badge, name tag or ID card at the canal’s Discovery Center ticket desk, 1450 Greene St.; tours depart 10 and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday in July; Civil War tour departs 1:30 p.m.; tours last about one hour and include free admission to the interactive Canal Discovery Center; reservations suggested; (706) 823-0440 ext. 4

Soccer tryouts

Bulls Soccer Club U14-U18 Tryouts and Evaluations 6 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, June 4-5, 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

Summer Beach Blast

6 p.m. Friday, June 6, Evans Towne Center Park; featuring The Catalinas, Jim Quick and The Coastline, The Embers; food and drink vendors, water slides, corn hole, shag dancing, beach sand and more; $15 advance, $20 event day, ages 12 and younger free; (706) 650-5005, evanstowne
centerpark.com

Astronomy meeting

Astronomy Club of Augusta meeting 7 p.m. Friday, June 6, Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St. SW, Aiken; Michael Swan and Mark Moffatt, speakers; star gazing, observation of moon, planets and stars after meeting; refreshments; free; angelfire.com/ga/astronomyclubaugusta

Swamp visit

Swamp Saturday Hike or Bike 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; guided, leisurely hike through approximately 2.5 miles of nature park trails, or gentle bike ride through approximately 7 miles of wetlands trails; variety of wildlife; learn about the diverse plant life and importance of urban wetland ecology; wear comfortable closed toe shoes, bring water to drink; strollers welcome; no dogs; bring your own bike, helmets required; free; reservations required for groups of six or more; reservations: (706) 396-1411; information: (706) 828-2109, naturalsciencesacademy.org

Learn to row

National Learn to Row Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Boathouse, 101 Riverfront Drive; Augusta Rowing Club offering tours of facilities, ergometer (rowing machine) demonstrations and instructions, hands-on lessons on the dock, rowing on the Savannah River; experienced rowers assist in all demonstrations and activities; must be at least 12 years old and sign a waiver; refreshments; admission is donation of a non-perishable food item for Golden Harvest Food Bank; lfletcher103@comcast.net, augustarowingclub.org

Secrets in the Islands

Nathan Rothwell and Reggie Freeman, Tyrice Lollis, Maxine Barnett-Nesbit and Crystal Neal with special guest Ce Ce Peniston; 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd.; $15, $20 and $40; Sir Ralph Wimberly, host; presented by Perez Entertainment; tickets: Pyramid Music, Broad Street, Barely New Boutique, Augusta, by phone and online; (404) 969-6112, cacheperez.com

Artist reception Local artist reception, Saturday, June 7, 3-5 p.m., 3969 Washington Road, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Artists’ Guild of Columbia County. Free concert

Daniel Johnson Band performing free as part of a welcome to participants of Bicycle Ride Across Georgia; food and beverage vendors begin 4:30 p.m., concert 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, Railroad Street, Thomson; bring a lawn chair

SRS CAB meetings

Tuesday, June 10, DOE Meeting Center (in the Village Green), 230 Village Green Blvd. Suite 220, Aiken; SRS CAB Committee Meeting – Waste Management 4:30-6:20 p.m., Consultative Technical Evaluation Report for H-Tank Farm, H-Tank Farm Closure; Nuclear Materials meeting 6:30-8:20 p.m., Building 235-F Status; if unable to attend meeting but you’d like to participate, go online, scroll to the meeting date and click the “Join the Live Online Meeting” button; meeting may be watched later by visiting CAB’s YouTube Channel; (803) 952-7884, cab.srs.gov/meeting_schedules.html

Family movie matinees

Doors open 12:30 p.m., movies begin 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd.; June 11 Epic; June 18 Despicable Me 2; June 25 Walking With Dinosaurs; July 9 The Croods; July 16 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2; July 23 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters; free admission; limited seating; under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult; (706) 650-5005

Republican women

Greater Columbia County Republican Women meeting – social and dinner 6-7 p.m., meeting 7-8 p.m. Thursday, June 12, Be My Guest Catering and Events, 4216 Washington Road, Evans; Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, speaker; $13 buffet dinner, includes coffee, iced tea and dessert; reservations required; (706) 294-5100, info@gccrw.org

School forum

Columbia County School for the Arts Public Forum 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, The Quest Church, 4020 Washington Road; focusing on curriculum; community input, answers to questions

Karaoke

Sign up 6 p.m., karaoke 6:30 p.m., Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Towne Center Blvd.; Kids Night with musical guest and emcee Tara Scheyer 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 13; Freestyle Karaoke with emcee DJ Kris Fisher Friday, June 20; food and beverage vendors, prizes; free admission; (706) 650-5005, columbiacountga.gov

Phinizy Swamp

Friday 13th Spooky Full Moon Hike 9 p.m. Friday, June 13, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road; guided, leisurely hike through nature park and wetlands trails in the light of a full moon; variety of wildlife, diverse plant life; learn importance of urban wetland ecology; wear comfortable closed toe shoes, bring water to drink; strollers are welcome, no dogs; $5 members, $10 others; reservations requested; (706) 396-1411, naturalsciencesacademy.org

Get Outdoors

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

Vendor/craft fair

Canterbury Farms Vendor & Craft Fair10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, Canterbury Farms Subdivision pool parking lot, Canterbury Farms Parkway, Grovetown; rain date 1-4 p.m. June 15; crochet, needlework, handmade jewelry, handmade stationary, hair accessories, wreaths, more; free admission; facebook.com/CanterburyFarms

Roller derby

Soul City Sirens vs. Rome Rollergirls 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, June 14, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown; doors open 5:30 p.m., bout 6 p.m.; $10 advance, $15 at door, ages 6-12 free

Sunset Homes

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

Summer Beach Party

7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Road; beach volleyball, paddleboard demonstrations, music, ladder golf, corn hole, frisbee; teams compete for prizes in volleyball tournament; $5 per vehicle, $5 team registration; gastateparks.org/Mistletoe

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

Hospitality meeting

Social Media, It’s More Than Just Facebook 9 a.m. Thursday, June 26, Hampton Inn, 4081 Jimmie Dyess Parkway; Lauren Cleland, special guest; reservations required by June 20; (706) 447-7610, SBlackburn@ChooseColumbiaCounty.com

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 Common

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., Augusta Common; free; pride
augusta.org

Celebrity roast

Augusta Mini Theatre: Sunshine’s Roast & Toast Celebration 7 p.m. Thursday, Jul. 17, Judy Simon Drama Studio, 2548 Deans Bridge Road; honoring Clint Bryant, director of athletics at Georgia Regents University; benefits Mariah McKie Butler Memorial College Book Scholarship Fund; $50; tickets at theater, online or by phone at (706) 722-0598; to place an ad in the event journal call (706) 680-6712 or email AugustaMiniTheatre@gmail.com, augustaminitheatre.com

Driving course

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; participants may be eligible for auto insurance discount; AARP membership not required; bring lunch and beverage if desired; $20; registration required; (706) 863-2865

 

ONGOING

Christian singles

6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to-Locks Road; dance lessons 6:30-7:30 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m.; refreshments; alcohol and smoke free; Augusta Christian Singles; $8 members, $10 others; Barbara Nash (803) 640-2075, christiandances.org

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

4:30-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 30, Columbia County Amphitheater, 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

Live wrestling

Live action first Saturday every month; doors open 7:30 p.m., belltime 8 p.m., Patriots Park Gymnasium, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; $10 front row, $7 general admission, 5 and younger free; flatlineprowrestling.com

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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