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Posted: February 15, 2015 - 12:12am  |  Updated: February 15, 2015 - 1:01am

Strawberries

Senior Citizens Council is taking orders for fresh picked strawberries from Plant City, Fla.; $20 per flat (12 pints/6 quarts); order/payment deadline March 20; pick up 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 27, Columbia Professional Centre, Senior Citizens Council, 4210 Columbia Road Suite 13A, Martinez; (706) 868-0120, katernce@gmail.com

Smart driver

AARP Smart Driver Safety Program 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; $20; may be eligible for auto insurance discount; AARP membership not required to participate; registration required; (706) 863-2865

Essay contest

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness contest open to high school juniors and seniors in Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell counties in South Carolina and Columbia and Richmond counties in Georgia; also open to CNTA members’ families who have high school juniors and seniors in other locations; 1,000-5,000 word essay on one of three topics chosen; deadline Feb. 28; check with science teachers and/or guidance counselors for details; (803) 649-3456

Models sought

Friends of Jessye Norman School of the Arts seeking male and female models for a fashion show 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7 at The Richmond on Greene, 725 Greene St.; auditions 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, Jessye Norman School of the Arts, 739 Greene St.; call for requirements and information; (706)
836-3058

Roundtable

6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; supper by Edgar’s $12; the Rev. Robert Fain, rector of Church of the Good Shepherd, on the Episcopal Church and the Civil War from union to separation to reunion; open to anyone interested in Civil War; annual dues $25 or $40 per couple; (706) 736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com, bit.ly/1mQbLXI

Sierra Club

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; program about State of Maine and Acadia National Park by Richard Dillenbeck with pictures by Ed McCranie; refreshments; free, open to the public; facebook.com/events/1521716348105263

Comedian

Performance by comedian Mark Klein 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, Elmcroft Senior Living, 515 The Pass, Martinez; free, open to the public; (706) 855-6565

Naturalists

Registration deadline 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, for the Georgia Master Naturalist 10-week course; adult environmental education program
with series of field trips with specific environmental topics; classes held Wednesdays, March 4-May 15; $275 Phinizy Center members, $310 others; register online; phinizycenter.org/event/georgia-master-naturalist

Trail hiking

Sierra Club Horn Creek Trail Hike 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, Horn Creek Trail, Lick Fork Lake Road, Edgefield; moderate hike for 5 miles; free; sonnyandcathyblack@gmail.com, facebook.com/events/878378038849480

Workshop

NACA Home Purchase Workshop 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; presented by Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America; no down payment; no closing costs; no fees; no perfect credit, no PMI; free; NACA.com

Owl Prowl

Nighttime field trip led by Paul Koehler 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson; learn about native owls; free; limited to 25 participants; call Birds and Butterflies to reserve a spot; (803) 649-7999, facebook.com/events/408965182588192

Open house

Columbia County Christian Academy, 4004 Prescott Drive, Martinez; pre-K through eighth grade; Bob Jones University Press Curriculum used; (706) 863-0535 ext. 304, c4christianacademy.com

Storybook meal

11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; benefitting Southeastern Firefighters Burn Association, event includes breakfast followed by a parade of storybook characters; autographs and photographs with characters; tickets required; sfbf.net

Birding trip

Augusta-Aiken Audubon Field Trip to Lovers Lane 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, meet at Popeyes, 450 Walton Way; looking for winter residents; open to the public, beginners welcome; free; augustaaikenaudubon.org

Havana Nights

Columbia County charity gala 7-11 p.m. Feb. 28, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive, Grovetown; Vegas-style games, dinner, raffle, prizes, complimentary been and wine; cash bar; $80 individual, $150 couple; (706) 312-7192

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