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Special Olympics

Posted: March 31, 2015 - 11:13pm  |  Updated: April 1, 2015 - 12:16am

Special Olympics

Georgia Area 9 Special Olympics at Fort Gordon 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, Barton Field, near intersection of 28th Street and Brainard Avenue, Fort Gordon; Lighting of the torch 10 a.m.; U.S. Army Signal Corps Band to play; approximately 900 athletes from 12 Georgia and South Carolina counties expected; free; Neil Smith (706) 791-6099

Genealogy

Augusta Genealogical Society Meeting 3-4 p.m. Thursday, April 2, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; author/historian Richard Noegel discussing The Hermione, the Ship that Brought the Marquis de Lafayette to America During the American Revolution; free, open to the public; (706) 722-4073, augustagensociety.org

Farmers market

Evans Towne Farmers Market 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; produce, crafters, cooking demos, children’s activities, music, gardening advice; cooking competitions announced online; join the free My Market Club for incentives; April 2-July 30; Augusta Locally Grown, host; evanstownefarmersmarket.com

First Thursday

5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, Midtown Market, 2113 Kings Way; Augusta Partnership for Children Inc., featured organization; music by Chris Hardy; Carol Fuller, artist of the month; hors d’oeuvres, drinks, discounts; free, doations accepted

Camp, canoe

Savannah River Group Sierra Club weekend of camping, canoeing and hiking beginning 4 p.m. Friday, April 3, Congaree National Forest, 100 National Park Road, St. Matthews, S.C.; $25; reservations required; sonnyandcathyblack@gmail.com, facebook.com/events/1521887968061331

Audubon trip

Augusta-Aiken Audubon field trip to Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary 8 a.m. Saturday, April 4, meet at Kathwood Ponds, Silver Bluff Road, where road changes from paved to dirt, to carpool; beginners welcome; free; augustaaikenaudubon.org

Masters event

Mayor’s Masters Reception 5:45-10 p.m. Monday, April 6, Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.; honoring longtime caddie Carl Jackson; Cole Ford, Joshua Scott Jones and Katie Deal performing; free samples from 40 local restaurants; $10; bit.ly/1GO3pWT

Demo election

Democratic Committee election for first vice chairman 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, Evans Government Center Auditorium, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Building A, Evans; first vice chairman to serve the remainder of 2-year term that began Jan. 1; candidates must be members of Columbia County Democratic Committee; (706) 449-2553

Smart driver

AARP Smart Driver Safety Program 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; $20; may be eligible for auto insurance discount; registration required; AARP membership not; (706) 863-2865

Charity show

Drive for Show, Rock Fore! Dough 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; performers include Darius Rucker, Sam Hunt, A Thousand Horses and Phillip Lee Jr.; rain or shine; gates open 4 p.m.; benefits The First Tee of Augusta; $30 advance, $35 day of show; rockforedough.com

Art meeting

Meet the Artist: Hyunsuk Erickson 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, Hire Grounds, 3179 Washington Road; explore the Earth in the Universe from the eyes of Hyunsuk Erickson; uncommon mediums scattered throughout her art exemplify the totality of human existence; exhibit on display through April; free; facebook.com/hyunsuk.erickson

Line dance

Greater Augusta HBCU Alumni Alliance Scholarship Line Dance Fundraiser 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 10, Henry H. Brigham Community Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road; $25; line dancing, food, fun; (706) 254-0563

Wings, Things

Augusta-Aiken Audubon Wings and Things at Yuchi Wildlife Management Area 8 a.m. Saturday, April 11, meet in parking lot of Phinizy Swamp Nature Park 1858 Lock and Dam Road, to carpool; naturalist field trip looking for birds, butterflies, dragonflies and more; all day trip, bring lunch; active hunting area, wear bright colors; free, beginners welcome; augustaaikenaudubon.org

Summer camps

How to Find and Fund Summer Camps and Enrichment Programs, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St.; learn about local, state, national, international, specialty and family camps; tips on financing summer camps; free; held by JLJ Resources Inc.; (706) 210-2547, JLJResources@aol.com

Workers’ comp

2015 State Board of Workers’ Compensation Regional Seminar 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St.; information on Georgia’s workers’ compensation system; interactive presentation, panel discussion, audience participation presentation, question and answer session, prize drawing; $85; (404) 656-3697, (404) 656-5656, sbwc.georgia.gov

Estate planning

CLA Estate Planning Workshop 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, Hilton Garden Inn, 1065 Stevens Creek Road; information for seniors on securing one’s estate and retirement planning; free, reservations required; (866) 252-8721 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard Time, claestateservices.com

Spring Fest

Fort Gordon Spring Fest 2015 April 16-19, Barton Field, Rice Road at Brainard Avenue, Fort Gordon; carnival April 16-19; food and beverages, family fun, live entertainment, shopping and flea market; open to the public; no pets; (706) 791-4300, fortgordon.com

Remembrance

Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day Observance 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 16, Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans; Marsilla-Claire “Bebe” Hofman-Forehand speaking about her World War II experiences; wear white shirts and blouses; augustajcc.org

Self defense

2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 18, Superior Academy 4158 Washington Road, Evans; women’s self defense course; be ready for any situation; how to avoid being a target, the power of body language, tips on being safer, more; no martial arts experience needed; casual or sportswear attire; $20, tickets available online; bit.ly/1BJLaQB

Handel’s Messiah

Columbia County Orchestra performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown; featuring walk-in choir; free; columbiacco.org

Half marathon

Race 13.1; 7 a.m. Sunday, April 26, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; half marathon, 10k and 5k; race131.com/races/Race-13-1-Evans-GA

Food festival

The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Lady Antebellum Pavilion, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; Bel Biv Devoe, Salt’N’Pepa, El Debarge, Avery Sunshine, Loose Ends; food, music; gates open 2 p.m., showtime 4 p.m.; $25 early bird (online only, limited time); $35, $45 preferred viewing, $68 VIP; tickets: Aladdin Travel on Fort Gordon, Pyramid Music, Big Mama’s Soul Food, Still Carribean Restaurant Lounge, Galle’s Seafood and online; vending: (877) 415-7258, ilovesoulfood.com/events/evans-ga and eventbrite.com

Mom prom

7 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; DJ, drinks, appetizers, sweet/candy bar, raffles and auction, photo booth, vendors, free 10 minute chair massages, swag bag valued over $50; benefits Children’s Hospital of Georgia’s Camp Lakeside; $40 through April 14, $45 after, $50 at door; facebook.com/momsclubmomprom

Blues festival

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival noon Saturday, May 9, Stagecoach Road, 300 yards off Washington Highway, north of Thomson; gates open 11 a.m., music noon; performers include Marcia Ball, John Hammond, Golden State Lone Star Revue, Chris Smither, Mingo Fishtrap and Bruce Katz Band; rain or shine; no carry in food or drink allowed; $30 advance, $40 festival day; ages 12 and younger free; blindwillie.com

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