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Grants available

Posted: October 4, 2014 - 11:05pm  |  Updated: October 4, 2014 - 11:58pm

UPCOMING

Grant program

Tourism Grant Program to enhance tourism in Columbia County; available to qualifying agencies to promote activities, attractions and special events; overseen by Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau marketing committee; to apply, contact Shelly Blackburn for application or information; (706) 447-7677,
sblackburn@choosecolumbiacounty.com

Grants available

Columbia County Forward Foundation accepting applications for five $1,000 grants to be awarded to organizations to encourage and
promote philanthropy in Columbia County; compete application at ccforwardfoundation.org and provide a 300-500 word proposal; application deadline 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31; information: Jessica Perry, info@ccforwardfoundation.com

Museum

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

Pageant

Columbia County Forestry and Pine Seedling Scholarship Pageant – Promoting and Protecting the Forestry Industry; March 7; queens will serve as hosts at the Miss Georgia Forestry Pageant in Tifton, Ga.; winner and three runner-ups in each age group – Baby Miss birth to 23 months, Teeny Miss 2-3 years, Tiny Miss 4-6 years, Little Miss 7-9 years, Junior Miss 10-12 years, Teen Miss 13-16 years, Miss 17-24 years; $85 for Baby Miss through Teen Miss, $100 for Miss entries; optional categories of Prettiest Dress, Prettiest Smile, Photogenic, Prettiest Face, Best
Personality and
Photogenic $15 each; (706) 664-5010, columbiacounty
forestry@gmail.com

Harlem council

Forming a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to offer the citizens of Harlem and visitors a quality experience with performing arts, visual arts and history of Harlem exhibit; Janet Luckey-Short Luckey–janet@yahoo.com, Ann Blalock blalock@hotmail.com

Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide needs volunteers to prepare tax returns, greet program users and ensure things run smoothly at locations throughout Georgia and nationwide; sign up to train for the 2015 tax season at aarp.org/taxvolunteer

Fair pageant

2014 Miss Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, Greenbrier High School, 5114 Riverwood Parkway, Evans; for ladies ages 17-23 who are residents of or attend school in the Central Savannah River Area; entry deadline Monday, Oct. 20; applications online at columbiacountyfair.net or call Pat Becton at (706) 863-7645

Information

Navigators USA informational meeting is 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, Common Room, 3501 Walton Way Extension; Co-ed secular Scouting organization for ages 5 and older; parents invited to explore the possibility of creating a chapter of Navigators USA; uuaugusta.org

Legal/financial

Legal and Financial Planning – Alzheimer’s Disease 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, Alzheimer’s Association, 106 SRP Drive Suite A, Evans; attorney Patrick Smith, speaker; free; reservations required by noon Oct. 7 by phone or e-mail; (800) 272-3900, bwilliams@alz.org,
alz.org

Seminar

Organizing From Within, 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, MindBody Stress Reduction Programs, 4210 Columbia Road, Martinez; professional organizer Marin Rose leads seminar; free, reservations required; (202) 423-3581, info@libraorganizing.com, libraorganizing.com

Archaeology

Augusta Archaeological Society meeting Thursday, Oct. 9, Big Daddy’s Bar and Grill, 4045 Jimmie Dyess Parkway; dinner on own 6:30 p.m., program 8 p.m.; Dr. Albert C. Goodyear, presenting The Allendale-Brier Creek Clovis Complex in the Central Savannah River Valley; (706) 829-1615

Tee Off

9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10, Jones Creek Golf Club, 777 Jones Creek Drive; benefits breast cancer research

Roller derby

Soul City Sirens vs. Molly Rodger Rollergirls Roller Derby 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown; doors open 5:30 p.m.; $12 advance, $15 at door, ages 12 and younger free

Celebrate

Break the Chains that Bind You 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, Grace Baptist Church, 4945 Hardy McManus Road, Evans; food and fellowship followed by praise and worship and small groups

Hospitality

Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau meeting 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; inviting front desk clerks, waiters and housekeeping crews for presentation by hospitality professional Nancy Browning; reservations required by Friday, Oct. 10; (706) 447-7677, sblackburn@choosecolumbiacounty.com

Fundraiser

Greater Augusta Partnership for Literacy fundraiser 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, Fatz Cafe, 464 N. Belair Road, Evans; three pancakes, sausage links, fruit cup and a drink; $8, ages 5 and younger eat free with purchase of adult ticket; augustaliteracy.org

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

Birding

Augusta-Aiken Audubon field trip 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, Aiken State Park, 1145 State Park Road, Windsor; looking for fall migrant birds and late butterflies and dragonflies; bring lunch; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead; $2 park fee; augustaaikenaudubon.org

Stamp show

GAPEX14 Stamp Show 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; exhibits of stamps from local collectors and two cacheted covers commemorating Augusta’s connections to the Battle of Petersburg during the Civil War; U.S. Postal Service substation on hand to service the covers with a special cancel; information about stamp collecting, representatives from the Greater Augusta Stamp Club and the American Topical Association; free

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