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Pet food drive

Posted: January 7, 2015 - 12:03am  |  Updated: January 7, 2015 - 2:35am

Pet food drive

Donations of dog, cat, puppy and kitten food accepted at Animal House, Boots, Bridles and Britches, Grovetown Farm & Garden, Vineyard Wine Market, Martinez/National Hills animal hospitals and Wild Birds Unlimited or call for pick up; benefits local rescue groups; (706) 863-2067, pawprintsfoundation.org

Hospice help

Volunteers sought for Hospice Advantage’s Georgia office, 2824 Hillcreek Drive; training provided; flexible hours; (706) 651-9841, hospiceadvantage.com

Replace the Roof

Fundraiser for CSRA Humane Society’s shelter; mail donations to P.O. Box 14667, Augusta, GA 30919 or bring to the shelter, 425 Wood St.; gifts of $50 or more eligible for Roof Fund T-shirt; csrahumanesociety.org

Art display

Through Tuesday, Feb. 3, Savannah Rapids Park Visitors Center, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; works by Susan Porterfield, Denise Howard, Sharon Fausnight, Linda Lavigne and Charlie O’Neal; free

Time Out

11:50 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church of Evans; lunchtime fellowship ministry; Carolyn Moore, speaker; meal of baked pork chops, steamed cabbage, rice and gravy, salad, bread and dessert, $6; reservations required by noon Wednesday, Jan. 7; (706) 863-1228, fbcevans@knology.net

Tree pick up

Boy Scout Troop 643 Christmas Tree Pick Up 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 10; tree picked up to be recycled; $10; have your tree out by 9 a.m.; to schedule a pick up, send e-mail or leave message by phone including name, address, phone number, where your neighborhood is and which date to have tree picked up; (706) 373-8922, GetMyTree@knology.net

BMX race

First race at Blanchard Woods BMX Track 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, Blanchard Woods Park, 4600 Blanchard Woods Drive, Evans; spectators free; one day free membership for new riders; blanchardwoodsbmx.com

Manhattan Brass

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; presented by Symphony Orchestra Augusta; $15.74

Meet author

Colleen Oakley, author of Before I Go; 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; free, reservations required at beforeigo.eventbrite.com; 706) 863-1946 ext. 4


Columbia County Snowfest noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; snow slides, rides, live music, concessions, arts and crafts, inflatables; $10, family four pak $30, ages 2 and under free; (706) 854-8636, columbiacountysnowfest.com


6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, Tom Elmore, author of A Carnival of Destruction – Sherman’s Invasion of South Carolina presents on the Battle of Columbia; meets third Monday each month, Snelling Center at the Goodwill Complex, 3165 Washington Road; supper by Edgar’s Restaurant $12; membership $25 per year individual/$40 couple; Gwen Fulcher Young, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, (706) 736-2909, civilwarroundtableaugusta.com

Chili Cookoff

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; $5, ages 12 and younger free; admission includes samples of chili, soup/stew and cornbread cookoff contestants’ products; music, wheelchair basketball expo, raffles, contests; (706) 364-2422, columbiacountyitshere.com/details.php?id=79

Merle Haggard

Country music legend in concert 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown; $22.50, $67.50; tickets available online; bit.ly/1zmW6n9


Augusta Archaeological Society meeting Thursday, Feb. 5, Big Daddy’s Bar & Grill, 4045 Jimmie Dyess Parkway; Christopher Moore, archaeologist with Savannah River Archaeological Research Program at SRS, speaker; Early Hunter-Gatherer Tool Use and Animal Exploitation in the Southeast: Protein Reside and Microwear Evidence from the CSRA, topic; dinner on your own 6:30 p.m., program 8 p.m.; free; (706) 829-1615

5K run/walk

9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, Lakeside High School, 533 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans; 3.1 mile course, mostly flat, one hill; $20; register at panther5k.com or run day registration 8 a.m. in Lakeside cafeteria; benefits Lisa Meitin Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance


11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 22, Evans Towne Center Park; 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; celebrating Columbia County’s art, music, dance and heritage; performances by Columbia County Choral Society, Musical Theatre Workshops, Company of Job, Columbia County Orchestra Association with finale featuring excerpts from Columbia County Ballet’s Roar of Love; $5 March 21, free March 22; (706) 312-7194, vatkins@columbiacountyga.gov, evanstownecenterpark.com

Half marathon

One of the nation’s newest half marathon race series, Race 13.1; 7 a.m. Sunday, April 26, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; half marathon, 10k and 5k; https://race131.com/races/Race-13-1-Evans-GA


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; Augusta Christian Singles; $8 members, $10 others; Barbara Nash (803) 640-2075, christiandances.org

Eyeglass help

Financial assistance for qualifying Grovetown residents’ eyeglasses; Grovetown Lions Club; 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; cooking demos and vegetable gardening education; kim@augustalocallygrown.org, evanstownefarmersmarket.com

Fire information

Advice on fire dangers for Columbia County residents; presented by Georgia Forestry Commission, Columbia County; (706) 556-3962

Food pantry

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling; Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; (706) 541-2834

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It's nice to have all these

It's nice to have all these activities in town. People got the chance to enjoy and participate in productive acts in the community. - Steven Wyer