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Volunteers

Posted: August 10, 2014 - 12:00am  |  Updated: August 10, 2014 - 12:51am

UPCOMING

Volunteers

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), 4210 Columbia Road Suite 13A, Martinez, is available for ages 55 and older to apply their skills and experience to meet community needs; to make an appointment, call (706) 868-0120 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Training

Noon Mondays through Aug. 25, Affinis Hospice, 1365 Interstate Parkway; training for empathetic listeners who enjoy being a positive influence in the lives of others; patient and administrative opportunities; free; call to register; (706) 434-0421, affinishospice.org

Live After 5

Hazy Ray (New Orleans) 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, Augusta Riverwalk Eighth Street Plaza; bring seating and picnic; free; information and vendor/sponsor opportunities (706) 821-1754

Soap carving

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling; one-on-one instruction from an experienced wood carver; learn how to turn a bar of soap into an animal shape, bar of soap provided for each participant; $5 parking; (706) 541-0321

Beerfest

Augusta Beerfest noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; two sessions: Noon to 3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.; ticket includes a souvenir cup and beer samples; food vendors; rain or shine; $30 advance, $35 at door, no refunds; bit.ly/1ngT0Hv

Youth rally

6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans; Shane Claiborne, speaker; Ryan Abel Band, musical guests

Roundtable

Civil War Roundtable of Augusta Monday, Aug. 18, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; supper by Edgar’s $12 6 p.m., program 6:45 p.m.; Veils of the Civil War, a look at women spies and period mourning practices, presented by Kim Poovey; annual business meeting; open to the public; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com

Grand opening

Greenbrier Veterinary Services, intersection of William Few Parkway and Washington Road, Evans, grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony with Evans Chamber of Commerce noon-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20; tours, questions answered, gift bags; dog or cat-themed raffle; (762) 233-2388

Hiring event

2014 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, U.S. Army Reserve Center, 719 15th St., Fort Gordon; free, registration required; free workshop focusing on résumé writing, tips for successfully navigating hiring fairs, military skill translation and interviewing 8:30 a.m., register for workshop at hohworks.eventbrite.com; (202) 463-5807, HiringOurHeroes.org

After hours

Apartment Association of Greater Augusta Business After-Hours 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, American Family Insurance, 4446 Washington Road, Evans; build a better business network; meet and greet; Apartment Association of Greater Augusta members only event; free

Meeting

Augusta Archaeological Society meeting Thursday, Aug. 21, Big Daddy’s Bar & Grill, 4045 Jimmie Dyess Parkway; archaeological author Lloyd E. Schroder presenting a symposium on Southeastern Indian pottery; dinner 6:30 p.m., program 8 p.m.; dinner on own, free program; (706) 829-1615

Movies

7:30 p.m. Fridays, Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.; Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Aug. 22; free; presented by Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities; fun for the entire family; pre-movie activities begin at 7:30 p.m.; movie starts at dusk (8:30 p.m.); get a seat early; vendors and concessions available; (706) 821-1754

Extravaganza

Saturday, Aug. 23, Harlem United Methodist Church, 115 W. Milledgeville Road; yard sale 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; live music noon-5 p.m.; festival activities 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., including silent auction with baskets, baked goods, crafts, services, kids’ activities, pony cart rides, inflatables, games

Games

7:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24, Wildwood Park, 3828 Wildwood Lane, Appling; mountain biking and trail running event; online registration required by 10 a.m. Aug. 22; bikereg.com/wildwood-games, facebook.com/wildwoodgames

Genealogy

Augusta Genealogical Society 2014 AGS Homecoming 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; Researching the Past – Moving Toward the Future, theme; Robert Scott Davis, Michele Simmons Lewis, speakers; $40 members, $45 others; (706) 722-4073, augustagen
society.org

 

Back to school

Back to School Bash 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Courtyard Pavilion, in front of Teresa’s, Fort Gordon; food, entertainment, school supply giveaway, bullying presentation by FEDUP-4U; vendor slots and artist slots available; Shoneika Jefferson (706) 524-4886, praisewithapurposeinc.eventbrite.com

Country music

The Malpass Brothers 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; traditional country musicians; Chris and Taylor Malpass, opening for Merle Haggard since 2008; with Thom Bresh; Coriander Blue, winners of Columbia County Amateur Series 2014, opening; doors 6:30 p.m.; wear styles of retro country era; $27.50, $32.50; (706) 726-0366,
augustaamusements.com

Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn in concert 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; doors open 7 p.m.; $37.50, $47.50, $57.50; tickets at Champion’s Box Office at James Brown Arena, online at georgialinatix.
com and by phone at (877) 428-4849,
bit.ly/1kMxUUs Membership drive Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians’ Club Kickoff Membership Drive 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, Gordon Club, 19th Street Building 18402, Fort Gordon; Come Grow With Us, theme; learn about the Club, get involved in the community; prizes, refreshments, opportunities to sign up for activities; membership open to anyone affiliated with Fort Gordon for $15 per year; President’s Service Drive collecting school supplies for Freedom Park Elementary; fgscc.com Expo at fort

Leadership of Fort Gordon-CSRA Community Expo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, Gordon Conference & Catering Center, Building 39102, Fort Gordon; 120 local attractions, businesses, community organizations; door prizes; free Papa John’s pizza and Coca-Cola beverages; held by Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians Club; free; fgscc.com

Harlem reunion

Harlem High 1964 50-year class reunion Aug. 30, Appling; call for details; Patti Culpepper Moore (706) 394-5934

Civil War

Civil War Roundtable of Augusta Sept. 8, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; supper by Edgar’s $12 6 p.m., program 6:45 p.m.; Gary W. Gallagher, speaker; open to the public; group usually meets third Mondays; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com

Border Bash

21st annual Border Bash 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.; Kristian Bush, The Joe Stevenson Band, University of South Carolina and University of Georgia cheerleaders, mascots Hairy Dawg and Cocky; vendors, food, drinks, games; $10 advance, $15 at gate; BorderBash.net

Rummage sale

CSRA Humane Society Rummage Sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, CSRA Humane Society, 425 Wood St.; fall rummage sale at the no-kill shelter on the corner of Milledge Road by Lake Olmstead; benefits the shelter pets; csrahumanesociety.org

Up In Smoke tour

Up In Smoke tour featuring Cheech & Chong and War 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18; a night of music and comedy; doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.; $29.50-$77.50; tickets available at box office, online and by phone; (877) 428-4849, www.georgialinatix.com, bit.ly/X5AwUK

Arts in the Heart

2014 Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 20, noon-7 p.m. Sept. 21, Broad Street and Augusta Common; fine arts, fine crafts market, performers of all kinds, young artist market (for school-aged artists), children’s area; camp chairs welcome; no pets or coolers; weekend pass $5 advance, $10 at gate; artsintheheart.com

iRun Man 5k

ECE’s iRun Man 5k 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, Euchee Creek Elementary School; 1 Mile Fun Run for children under age 12 8:30 a.m.; 5K open to all ages 9:30 a.m.; vendors, after-race party; $25 adults, $15 children, advance registration includes T-shirt; eucheecreek.wix.com/ece5k

Night walk

Light The Night Walk 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; family friendly walk; food vendors, fun activities; pets welcome; lightthenight.org/ga

MADD walk

Walk Like MADD 5k Community Walk 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; to raise awareness in the community about efforts to eliminate drunk driving and support victims of this violent crime; registration 7 a.m., opening ceremony 8:30 a.m., walk 9 a.m.; live entertainment, food, demonstrations, prizes, contests, more; madd.org/walkaugusta

iCan 4 iPads

7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, Savannah Rapids Park, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; fundraiser to provide tools and training for adults with cognitive and communication challenges; register to participate in one or more of the events - 5k run/walk, 10k cycle and 10k kayak; vendors, food, raffle; ican4ipads.org

Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! Saturday, Sept. 27, Ezekiel Harris House, 1840 Broad St., and Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; free admission to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket from www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/tickets; (706) 722-8454

Marvin golf

Marvin United Methodist Church fourth annual golf tournament noon Saturday, Sept. 27, Gordon Lakes Golf Course, 537 Range Road, Fort Gordon; $70 per person, $240 per team, includes lunch and dinner; a best ball tournament with a free golf cart and range balls; prizes; benefits Marvin UMC and The Mikey Foundation; sandyleathers@knology.com, olmsteadmc@att.net

Oliver Hardy Festival

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, Harlem; vendor booths open 9 a.m., parade starts 10 a.m.; live entertainment, movies at Laurel and Hardy Museum; harlemga.org/community/events

Shredding event

Free community paper-shredding 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, parking lot of The Cleveland Group, 3740 Executive Center Drive, Martinez; open to households and small businesses; shredded materials recycled; free coffee and pastries; held by Professional Organizers of Augusta

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; local farmers committed to all-natural growing practices, children’s activities, cooking demos and vegetable gardening education;
kim@augustalocallygrown.org, evanstownefarmersmarket.com

Fire information

Advice on fire danger for Columbia County residents; Georgia Forestry Commission, Columbia County; (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

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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Volunteering may not be an

Volunteering may not be an easy task but the feeling of happiness of being able to give help and support is undeniable. - Fred Wehba