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Posted: June 11, 2014 - 12:39am  |  Updated: June 11, 2014 - 2:12am

UPCOMING

Shoe drive

Harlem Baptist Church is joining Buckner International Shoes for the 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, the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area is offering 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

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

Senior seminars

Tablet Seminar for Seniors 10-10:45 a.m., Windows 8 Tips for Seniors 11 a.m.-noon, Thursday, June 12, American Family Insurance, 4446 Washington Road, Evans; Tablets – learn what a tablet is and the different types, which one is best for you, features of different tablets and clear up any confusion; Windows 8 – avoid frustration with your new Windows 8 laptop, get tips that make the transition easier; free; (800) 9641236 to register; savvyseniortraining.com

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

Live After 5

Preston & Weston, The Lady In Red 6 p.m. Friday, June 20, Augusta Riverwalk Eighth Street Plaza; bring seating and picnic; free; information and vendor/sponsor opportunities (706) 821-1754

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

SRS CAB meetings

Committee meetings Monday, June 23, DOE Meeting Center, 230 Village Green Blvd. Suite 220, Aiken; Strategic and Legacy Management 4:30-6:20 p.m., Facilities Disposition & Site Remediation 6:30-8:20 p.m.; 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

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

Reverse Raffle

7 p.m. Friday, June 27, Savannah Rapids Pavilion; presented by Columbia County Exchange Club; a night of fun, hors d’oeuvres, music, cash bar; $100 ticket buys admission for two; (706) 550-2796

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

Jazz Concert/Comedy Show

7 p.m. Thursday, July 3, Belair Conference Center, 4081 Jimmie Dyess Parkway; admission includes steak dinner and complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) all night long; $35, advance tickets only by phone or online; (888) 810-2063, eventbrite.com/rss/user_list_events/103430964867

Holiday show

The Riverwalk Series: Star Spangled Fourth 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 4, St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St.; 100 member Independence Day Chorus and Orchestra; Russel Joel Brown, guest star; Riverwalk fireworks display follows; free; to sing with the chorus, contact Keith Shafer (706) 722-3463, info@riverwalkseries.com; rehearsals 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 11-July 2

The Beach Boys

Hot Southern Night 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; presented by American Red Cross of Augusta; $49, $59, $89, $99, tickets at Champions Box Office at James Brown Arena and online at www.georgialinatix.com, bit.ly/SQRgwP

Celebrity roast

Augusta Mini Theatre: Sunshine’s Roast & Toast Celebration 7 p.m. Thursday, July 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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