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Shoe drive

Posted: June 8, 2014 - 12:06am  |  Updated: June 8, 2014 - 12:45am

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

Open house

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 8, Feathered Friends Forever, 612 Byrd Drive, Harlem; free tours; food and beverages available for donations; featheredfriendsforever.org

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

West Augusta meeting

West Augusta Alliance 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, Warren Road Community Center, 300 Warren Road; Augusta-Richmond County Planning and Development Director Melanie Wilson, discussing planning and zoning issues and taking audience questions; public invited; membership in alliance open to homeowner associations and neighborhoods in ZIP codes 30904, 30907 and 30909

Stamp meeting

Greater Augusta Stamp Club 7 p.m. Monday, June 9, First Baptist Church of Augusta Activities Building, 3500 Walton Way; Milestones in US Postal History, slide show presented by Alice Walker

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, natural
sciencesacademy.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

Fatherhood Buzz

Father’s Field Day noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 15, Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.; Palmetto State Barber’s Association celebration of fatherhood; flag football, sack races, bean bag toss, Father/Kid grilling cook-off, more; video games supplied by a mobile arcade; community partners on site to answer questions dealing with men’s health, financial planning, legal paternity issues, more

Sierra Club

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; professional photographer Larry Winslet presenting a program featuring wilderness hiking areas in north Georgia; free, open to the public; Judy Gordon
gondonjudith@att.net

 

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; prideaugusta.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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