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Welcome home

Posted: June 16, 2015 - 11:08pm  |  Updated: June 17, 2015 - 12:14am

Welcome home

Vietnam War Welcome Home Commemoration Ceremony Friday, June 19; Vietnam veterans meet in Freedom Park Elementary School parking lot 8:30 a.m.; parade 9 a.m. to Barton Field; formal ceremony at Barton Field Amphitheater; Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty, host; (706) 791-7000, (706) 791-7002

Child care

CSRA Trauma Society Child Care Providers Course for providers working in a child care facility on what to do if there is a fire, 8 a.m. Saturday, June 20, H2U Building, 1305 Interstate Parkway (behind Doctors Hospital); helps providers teach children steps to follow if there is a fire at facility or at home; free without certificate, small fee with certificate; (706) 394-5130, csrats@knology.net

Adaptive golf

Free Junior Adaptive Golf Demonstration 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 20, First Tee of Augusta, 3165 Damascus Road; ages 13-18 with physical disabilities invited to demonstration by Walton Foundation for Independence; a variety of stations where children can learn about putting, driving and wedging; arts and crafts offered; lunch provided; (706) 434-0150, saramcpherson@waltonfoundation.net

Microchip clinic

Eliminating Mystery with our Microchip Clinic 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, Columbia County Animal Services, 1940 William Few Parkway, Grovetown; for Columbia County residents only; cats in carriers; no retractable leashes; $15; (706)
541-4077

Jazz night

Candlelight Wine & Dine: Monkier 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 20, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; gates open 5 p.m.; bring seating and picnic; gardencityjazz.com

Teen reunion

Martinez-Evans Teen Town Community Reunion 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, June 20, Augusta Elks Lodge 205, 205 Elkdom Court; cash bar, hors d’oeuvres; ’50s, ’60s and ’70s music; $20; make check payable to Jean Roberts; mail check to Susan Agner, P.O. Box 3494, Augusta, GA 30904; (706) 833-6752

Film screening

Screening: Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, Part 1 - 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21, Columbia County Library meeting room, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; NOVA 2007 documentary; Americans United for Separation of Church and State business meeting 4 p.m.; free; amunitedcsra.org/
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Gala

Father-Daughter Gala 4 p.m. Sunday, June 21, Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road; dinner, dancing, professional photography, live band, prizes, silent auction, more; Dr. Charles Goodman Jr., keynote speaker; seating 4 p.m., program 5 p.m.; tickets at O’Neal Allstate Insurance Agency and International Formal Wear; $75 adults, ages 12 and under $35; (706) 955-0122, fdgala.com

GOP women

CSRA Republican Women’s Club meeting Tuesday, June 23, Logan’s Roadhouse, 269 Robert C. Daniel Parkway; social and dinner 6-7 p.m., meeting 7 p.m.; Thom Tuckey, speaker; baby shower for adopted military family (adopted through Augusta Warrior Project); meeting free; buy your own dinner, optional; open to public; facebook.com/CSRARepublican
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Pride Night Out

Pride Night Out 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, De Novo, 401 W. Martintown Road No. 157, North Augusta; kick off the Augusta Pride 2015 celebrations; facebook.com/events/1466121263680387

Lego Movie

Family Movie Matinee 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; doors open noon, movie 12:30 p.m.; free admission; limited seating; ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult; (706) 650-5005, bit.ly/1JVmmu0

Transition

National and local business leaders; education for recruiters on importance of hiring military personnel June 24 and 25, Gordon’s Conference & Catering Center, Building 18402, 19th St., Fort Gordon; leader professional development for company battalion and brigade commanders, command sergeants major and first sergeants 4 p.m. June 24; employer workshops and job seeker registration 9 a.m. June 25, hiring event 1 p.m. June 25 online registration encouraged; (706) 791-7333, (706) 791-7284, uschamberfoundation.org/event/fort-gordon-transition-summit

BMX race

6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, Blanchard Woods Park BMX, 4600 Blanchard Woods Drive, Evans BMX Olympic Day; free day of BMX racing for everyone; gear requirements, details online; blanchardwoodsbmx.com

Beats on Broad

7 p.m. Friday, June 26, Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.; Augusta’s largest outdoor dance party; music by DJ Kaos, performances by Stars of Rupaul’s Drag Race; ages 16 and older; $5; facebook.com/events/782485368465856

America!

7:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown; patriotic musical tribute to pilgrims and patriots featuring Columbia County Orchestra and singers from across the area; free; columbiacco.org

Symposium

Alzheimer’s Symposium 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, GRU, J. Harold Harrison M.D. Education Commons, 1301 R.A. Dent Blvd.; Dr. Allan Levey, keynote speaker; continental breakfast and lunch included; free, registration required; (706) 721-2798, facebook.com/events/371467609717156

Pride parade

Augusta Pride parade 2015 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, Broad Street; to enter, e-mail parade@prideaugusta.org, facebook.com/events/1420940501531539

Pride festival

Augusta Pride Festival noon Saturday, June 27, Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.; fun, food, vendors; headline performances by pop/dance/jazz/R&B singer Maxine Nightingale, American Idol finalist David Hernandez, Victoria “Porkchop” Parker from the original cast of Rupaul’s Drag Race, Bebe Zahara Benet – first winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, False Flag, She & She, Chainsaw Masscara; free; prideaugusta.org

Field day

Burke County and Columbia County Amateur Radio Clubs Field Day 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, through 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, Pointes West Fort Gordon Outdoor Resort, 6703 Wasington Road, Appling; equipment in to the field to simulate emergency communications, operate for 24 hours; attempt to make as many contacts as possible during the operational time on voice, Morse code and other digital modes; open to the public; public encouraged to attend

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