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Tax preparation

Posted: October 6, 2015 - 11:06pm

Tax preparation

AARP Foundation seeking volunteers to assist with providing free tax assistance and preparation for low to moderate income taxpayers; (706) 726-3101, aarp.org/taxaide

Fruit fundraiser

Evans High School Marching Band Boosters annual fruit sales fundraiser through Nov. 4; delivery date Dec. 7; order online or by phone; (706) 863-1198, floridaindianrivergroves.com

Pumpkin patch

Marvin Corner Pumpkin Patch through Oct. 31 Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road; 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 2-6 p.m. Sunday; pumpkins, mums, gourds, straw bales; (706) 863-0510, (706) 855-9786, eddboothe@yahoo.com, marvinchurch.com

Wesley pumpkins

Wesley United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch 9 a.m.-7 p.m. through Oct. 31; Patch events – Pumpkin Palooza family carnival 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24; triple feature movie night 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30

Watercolor class

Watercolor Painting for Adults 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 7 and 14, Attic Treasures, 575 W. Milledgeville Road, Harlem; with Angelika Bondar; held by Harlem Arts Council and Attic Treasures; $30 plus $10 supply fee; (706) 692-2119

Cedar Ridge

School council meeting 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, Cedar Ridge Elementary School, media center, 1000 Trudeau Trail, Grovetown; (706) 447-2100, edline.net/pages/Cedar_Ridge_Elementary_School

Book club

Book Club: The New Religious Intolerance: Overcoming the Politics of Fear in an Anxious Age by Martha C. Nussbaum 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, Columbia County Library, second floor, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; copies available at The Book Tavern; amunitedcsra.org/bookclub

Pottery class

Hand-building Pottery for Adults 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Oct. 8, 15 and 29, Attic Treasures, 575 W. Milledgeville Road, Harlem; with Angelika Bondar; held by Harlem Arts Council and Attic Treasures; $50 plus $10 supply fee; (706) 692-2119

Art class

Children’s Drawing and Painting 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays in October, Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road, Martinez; for ages 8-12; Session 2 Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29; Session 3 Nov. 5, 12, 19 and Dec. 3; held by Artists’ Guild Columbia County; $80 plus $5 supply fee per four-week session; artistguildcc.org

Bass tournament

Paralyzed Veterans of America Southeastern Chapter 2015 Bass Fishing Tournament Friday-Sunday, Oct. 9-11, Wildwood Park, 3780 Wildwood Lane, Appling; make donations to Southeastern PVA, 4010 Deans Bridge Road, Hephzibah, GA 30815; (800) 292-9335

Manga drawing

4:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 9, 16 and 23, Attic Treasures, 575 W. Milledgeville Road, Harlem; with Susana Bondar; held by Harlem Arts Council and Attic Treasures; $35 plus $5 supply fee; (706) 692-2119

Harlem theater

Jupiter Jones: Rock Star Vampire Hunter 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10, Harlem High School Theater, 1070 Appling Harlem Road, Harlem; Drama Department’s One Act Competition play; $5 cash at the door, $5.50 online; harlemhighdrama@gmail.com, harlemhighdrama.wix.com/hhsdrama#!current-production/cb3i

Hounds 5K

Sign in 7 a.m., race 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; family and pet friendly; benefits Columbia County Animal Rescue and Greyhound Crossroads; costume contests for pets and people; awards; bit.ly/1j0ReiR

Pet fundraiser

Yard sale and pet food drive 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, Health Center Credit Union, 4339 Washington Road, Evans; benefits local rescues; (706) 863-2067, doxydog@att.net

Hispanic festival

Festival Hispano – Hispanic Festival 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 9, noon-11 p.m. Oct. 10, noon-6 p.m. Oct. 11, Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St.; folkloric groups, musical groups, authentic food stands from several countries, arts and crafts, children’s activities; $5 per day, ages 12 and younger free; elcervantino.org/pb/wp_681fc6a2/wp_681fc6a2.html

VFW yard sale

8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 10, VFW Post 6445, 6423 Wrightsboro Road, Harlem; multi-family yard sale; also pancake and sausage breakfast 9:30-11:30 a.m., $5; one mile from the roundabout at Pumpkin Center on the way to Thomson

Motorcycle safety

Motorcycle Safety Awareness 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, American Legion Post 192, 275 American Legion Drive, Evans; vendors, food; all bikes welcome; scavenger hunt

Cycling

Rotary Hardy 100 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, Harlem High School, 1070 Appling Harlem Highway, Harlem; two loops – one 30K one 32K

Family Fall Fest

Family Fall Fest 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling; activities for the entire family; pumpkin and scarecrow scavenger hunts, apple bobbing, marshmallow roasting, old-fashioned games, making corn husk dolls, music, face painting, fall crafts and story telling; Birds of Prey program by a Georgia Falconry Association member 6:15 p.m.; $10 per vehicle; hayrides $2, cake walk $1, bingo $1; gastateparks.org/Mistletoe

Miss Columbia County

2015 Miss Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, Greenbrier High School, 5114 Riverwood Parkway, Evans; entry deadline Oct. 5; for single women ages 17-23 who are residents of the area; contestants must be 17 by Dec. 31; judging in interview, casual wear and evening gown competition; (706) 863-7645, pbecton@knology.net, columbiacountyfair.net

Simple Faith

Simple Faith in concert 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, Trinity Baptist Church, 4594 Columbia Road, Martinez; free, donations accepted; (706) 863-1222, tbcmart.org and simplefaithmusic.com

Drawing lesson

Still Life Drawing 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 14, Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road, Martinez; for teens and adults; held by Artists’ Guild Columbia County; $80 plus supply fee; artistguildcc.org

District debate

Columbia County Commission District 3 Debate 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, Evans Government Center Auditorium, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Building A, Evans; meet the candidates; Columbia County Republican Party and District 3 Chair, host; (706) 830-7125, (706) 840-2087

Moving wall

The Moving Wall, Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall Replica Oct. 15-17, Platt’s Funeral Home, 337 N. Belair Road, Evans; Patriot Guard escorts wall to Platt’s 8 a.m. Oct. 15; constructed by volunteers; opening ceremony 6 p.m. Oct. 15, speakers include retired Col. John Dewey; music; closing ceremony 5 p.m. Oct. 17, speaker retired Maj. Gen. Perry Smith; wall remains open until 8 p.m. Oct. 17

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