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Posted: August 20, 2014 - 12:14am  |  Updated: August 20, 2014 - 1:50am



John Pierce Blanchard Consolidated High School Reunion; Friday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; semi-formal; Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; tickets $30 per person; hosted by Class of 1964; (706) 860-6495


Grovetown Museum, 106 E. Robinson Ave., Grovetown; open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; children must be accompanied by adults; no charge for tours, donations accepted; (706) 863-1867

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

Newcomers Club

Augusta Area Newcomers Club Prospective Members Coffee 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, e-mail for location in Augusta; group open to those who are new to the area; social activities, lunches, information; hospitality@augustanewcomers.net, augustanewcomers.net

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


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

Zumba classes 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Mondays, Evans Christian Academy, 213 S. Old Belair Road, Evans; new session begins Thursday, Aug. 21; $5 per class; (706) 364-3565, evanschristianacademy.org Caregiving workshop

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, A Lifesaving Approach to Caregiving 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 2, 8, 15, 22, 29, 5915 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown; presented by Univesity of Georgia Extension and Columbia County Connections; $50 for five classes, includes Help Book and handouts; registration required by Aug. 22; (706) 821-2350, benglish@uga.edu


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


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, pony cart rides, inflatables, 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


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,

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,

Truck pull

CSRA Amateur Truck Pull 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Columbia County Fairgrounds, 5462 Columbia Road, Grovetown; truck pull contest 6 p.m. until; Rolling Coal contest 2-5 p.m.; trucks need to be in the gate by 1:30 p.m., anyone can enter trucks in either contest; $500 bikini contest 5-6 p.m., pay admission and sign up at the main stage, following competition those that competed will be paid back their full admission charge, be at the event no later than 4:30 p.m.; music by DJ Tim Holt; beer, wine, limaritas, Coke products, water and food sold; coolers not allowed; free parking; no free re-entry; to be a vendor call (706) 364-4620 and leave your info with call back number; $10, $20 to enter truck pull or smoke stack contest; ages 3 and under free; AugustaAfterDark.com

India Day

4:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, Maxwell Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; health camp and Indian cuisine 4:30-6:30 p.m., cultural programs 6:30-8:30 p.m.; free admission; (706) 863-9280, (803) 295-3314, (706) 855-2098, (706) 863-5558, (706) 650-2905, (706) 868-1567

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,

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 Pastoral anniversary Pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Robert L. Ramsey 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, Evans; the Rev. Clarence Hill, speaker; open to the public; (706) 860-7091 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 Parkinson support CSRA Parkinson Support Group meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, St. John Towers, 724 Greene St.; the importance of exercise to Parkinson patients; discussions about the ongoing weekly group exercise classes (with demonstrations), the aquatics program and a Rock Steady boxing program that is a new Parkinson-specific exercise program based on non-contact boxing; free; parkinsoncsra.org 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

Trail cameras

Cabela’s Trail Camera Use and Features 101 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, Cabela’s, 833 Cabela Drive; learn the full features of trail cameras; free; cabelas.com/augusta


Augusta Barbell Club – Weightlifting Meet 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, CrossFit 4 Everyone, 3475 Old Petersburg Road; diverse group of lifters, from unique backgrounds; not a USAW registered event, great opportunity for lifters of all levels to get their feet wet; register online; weigh-in 8:30 a.m, competitive lifting 12:30 p.m.; free for spectators; $15 to participate; augustabarbell.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

Golf tournament

AFCEA Technet Augusta Scholarship Golf Tournament 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, Gordon Lakes Golf Course, 537 Range Road, Fort Gordon; $75, online advance registration only, includes green fees, cart, bag lunch, barbecue dinner, range balls; benefits AFCEA Educational Foundation; team prizes, door prizes; Joe Yavorsky (706) 421-3360, yavorskyjs@aol.com, Bob Damen (706) 855-0099

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

Speed dating

6-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; dance 7:30-10:30 p.m.; Augusta Christian Singles members $10, others $8; registration required 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11; (762) 233-1978, christiandances.org

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;

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


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


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,


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


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,


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;


Fort Gordon’s Survivor Outreach Services, for families of deceased soldiers; (706) 787-4767, myarmyonesource.com


• 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

• Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), 4210 Columbia Road Suite 13A, Martinez, for ages 55 and older; (706) 868-0120 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

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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