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Posted: February 22, 2012 - 1:00am  |  Updated: February 22, 2012 - 3:32am

 

Poetry contest

Entries are being sought for P.R.A. Publishing’s annual Poetry Matters contest, for middle school, high school, adult and senior categories, with cash prizes to first- through fourth-place winners. For information, email info@poetrymatterscelebration.com, or call (855) 790-7700.

 

Thrift sale

Helping Hands Thrift Store, 6347 Columbia Road, is holding a special sale through April 7, with shirts 25 cents and pants 50 cents. The store is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. The store is operated by the Columbia County Foundation for Children.

 

Party training

Training for members of the Democratic party who would like to serve as delegates from Georgia’s 10th Congressional Dis­trict will be held today, Saturday and Feb. 26, with elections April 21. Call Floyd Ever­ett at (706) 825-8314, or email floydeverett@bellsouth.net.

 

School info

Classical Conversations, a K-12 program that emphasizes the classical model of learning, will hold an information meeting at Grace Baptist Church, 4945 Hardy McManus Road, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call (706) 825-0413, or go to www.classicalconversations.com.

 

Band Art

The third annual Free Band Art Show and Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Freedom Bible Church, 702 N. Belair Road. For information, go to www.bandartproject.com.

 

Genealogy

The Augusta Genealogy Society will hold a genealogy class 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1109 Broad St., Augusta. Cost is $25 to members, $30 to nonmembers. For information, call (706) 722-4073.

 

Parent’s night

The Marshall Family Y will hold parent’s night out 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday for children ages 2-12. Cost is $12 for Family Y members, $20 for nonmembers, with children of deployed soldiers free. Register at www.thefamilyy.org.

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