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Current events, April 17, 2013

Crowns for Cure

Posted: April 14, 2013 - 12:01am  |  Updated: April 18, 2013 - 8:14am

Crowns for Cure


The second annual Miss Relay for Life Crowns for a Cure pageant will be held at 3 p.m. April 21 at the Lakeside High School auditorium, with proceeds supporting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Admission costs $7 at the door. Email pennington63@comcast.net, or call (706) 650-8646.


Farmers market


The Evans Towne Farmers Market is held 4:30-7 p.m. each Thursday through June at the Columbia County Library. Go to www.
evanstownefarmers
market.com to learn more.


 


Teenage 101


Superior Court Judge Wade Padgett will present the Teenage Years 101 program for teens at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Augusta Prep Hull Fine Arts Center, 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez. Admission is free. Email teenageyears101@gmail.com.


Holocaust


Mariella Crea, the child of a Holocaust rescuer in France, will be the guest speaker during the Augusta Jewish Community Center’s Yom Hashoah Holocaust remembrance observance at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the center, 898 Weinberger Way, off Furys Ferry Road in Evans. Those attending are asked to wear white shirts or blouses. Call (706) 228-3636.


Archaeology


Savannah River Archaeological Research Program archaeologist Christopher Thornock will present a program, “The Hollywood Mound Site: A Middle Mississippian Community on the Savannah River,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at TBonz Steakhouse, 2856 Washington Road, Augusta.


 


Spaghetti dinner


A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Grovetown Library Project will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Grovetown United Methodist Church, with plates $6 for adults, $3 for children under 10. Call (706) 863-1867.


 


Glover speaks


Actor Danny Glover will be the speaker for the inaugural Capitol City Bank and Trust Co. Scholarship Foundation at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the HEAL complex at Paine College, 1225 Druid Park Avenue. Tickets for the black-tie event cost $100. Call (706) 432-0024.


 


Confederates


The Confederate Memorial Day service and annual Southern Heritage March will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Confederate Monument on Broad Street, and continue to the Confederate section of Magnolia Cemetery for the service at 11:45 a.m. Don Gordon, past commander of the Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp 273 in Columbia, S.C., will be guest speaker. Call (706) 294-7813.


 


Transition fair


The CSRA Transition Resource Fair for special-needs students and parents will be held 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20 at Evans High School. Call (706) 650-5638.


 


Yard sale


Evans High School’s Relay for Life team will hold a yard sale 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20 at the school on Cox Road in Evans.


 


Pet adoptions


Girard Lifesaver Rescue will hold pet adoptions from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Tractor Supply in Martinez. Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs will be for sale to support the Happy Tails Rescue spay/neuter initiative.


 


Church sale


 


Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans, will hold its spring yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, with all proceeds going to missions.


Car show


The sixth annual Evans Lions Club Jim Metts Memorial Car Show will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Evans Towne Center Park. To register, call Cathy Rhodes at (706) 294-2135.


Leadership


Applications are available for Leadership Columbia County a at the chamber office, 1000 Business Boulevard, Evans, or at www.columbiacounty chamber.com. The deadline is April 25. Call (706) 651-0018.


Concerts


 


The Columbia County Orchestra 2012-13 will perform Saturday, April 20 and May 3 at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans. Go to www.columbiacco.org.


Woodturners


 


Lyle Glascock will demonstrate Easy Rougher tools at the Savannah River Woodturners, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at 144 N. Belair Road, Evans. Call Lee Carey at (706) 627-8373.


5K run


 


The annual Take Back the Day 5K Run/Walk benefiting Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services will begin 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Augusta State University amphitheater. Search on www.active.com for Take Back the Day.


Senior pageant


Contestants ages 55 and older are being sought for the Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant, to be held Sept. 7. Call Pat Schlipp at (706) 664-3896.


 


Blood drives


Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold blood drives 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, 5555 Hereford Farm Road, Evans; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Martinez Walmart; 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Washington Commons, 100 Washington Commons Drive, Evans; 5-8 p.m. April 24, Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road, Martinez; 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 24, Milton Ruben Chevrolet, 3514 Washington Road, Martinez; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 28, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 4232 Evans-to-Locks Road, Evans; and 8:30 a.m. to noon April 30 at Bel Air Elementary School, 325 N. Belair Road, Evans. Go to www.shepeardblood.org.


 


History Day


Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, Evans, will hold its inaugural Historical Observation Day at 10:45 a.m. April 21. Call (706) 860-7091, or go to www.gospel
water.org.


 


Pastor day


Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 4973 Washington Road, Evans, will celebrate the 31st pastor appreciation of the Rev. L.J. Tanksley Jr. at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 21, with the Reve Jesse Johnson of Rehoboth Baptist Church.


 


Garden club


Sand Hills Garden Club will hold a zone meeting April 22-24 at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites, with a free flower show open to the public 2 to 5 p.m. April 23.


 


 


Augusta Aglow


Evangelist David McDonald will be the speaker for the Augusta Day Aglow meeting at 10 a.m. April 23 at the Springlakes Clubhouse, 104 Springlakes Drive, Martinez. Call (706) 925-7164 or email augustaaglow@gmail.com.


 


Book night


World Book Night will be celebrated 4-6 p.m. April 23 at the Columbia County Library in Evans, and will include a free book giveaway. Copies are limited. Make reservations by calling Tracey Busbee at (706) 863-1946.


 


Forestry pageant


April 25 is the deadline to register to compete in the Georgia Forestry Pageant, to be held in June in Tifton, Ga. Call Dianne Dominy at (229) 238-2851, or email missgaforestry@yahoo.com.


 


Choral Society


The Columbia County Choral Society rehearses at 7 p.m. each Tuesdays at First Baptist Church of Evans. Newcomers are invited. The current production is Arthur Honegger’s King David, to be performed April 26. Call (706) 650-2311 or go to www.ccchoralsociety.org.


 


Benderdinker


The second annual Benderdinker festival will be held April 27 at Riverside Landing and Park, off Hardy McManus Road in Evans, with music on water and land and food and craft vendors. Paddling starts at 10 a.m. with the festival beginning at noon. Go to www.benderdinker.com.


 


HONK jr.


Musical Theatre Workshops will present HONK, jr! at 2 and 7 p.m. April 27 at the Greenbrier High School auditorium. Go to www.onwiththeshow.biz.


 


Girls 5K


The annual Girls on the Run Spring 5K will be held at 8 a.m. April 27 at the Kroc Center. Go to www.gotrcsra.org.


 


Glory Run


The ninth annual Glory Run 5K and fun run will be held at 8 a.m. April 27 at Alleluia Community School in Augusta. Go to www.gloryrun.net.


 


Open houses


Evans Christian Academy, 213 S. Old Belair Road, will hold open houses at 7 p.m. April 30 and May 1. Call (706) 364-3565, or go to www.evanschristianacademy.org.


 


Scholarships


• The Artist Guild of Columbia County offers a $1,000 scholarship to high-school seniors entering college in fall of 2013. Go to www.artistguildcc.org. Deadline is April 30.


• Applications are available for the need-based scholarships Barbara C. Beazley Memorial Scholarship. The are open to Columbia County residents up to age 22. Applications are available at high school counselors or by clicking “programs” at www.ccfchildren.com. Deadline is June 17.


• Female high school seniors who attend a Columbia County school and plan to major in teaching starting this fall can apply for a $1,000 scholarship from Gamma Delta. Email debbie.callan0@gmail.com.


 


Overeaters


Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 3551 Wheeler Road, Augusta, and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way, Augusta. Call (907) 854-1509.


 


Reunions


• The Lakeside High School class of 1993 will celebrate its 20th reunion the weekend of Nov. 4. Submit contact information to lakesidereunion1993@yahoo.com, or find the group on Facebook.


• The Butler High School class of 1963 will have a 50th reunion May 4 at West Lake Country Club. Contact Linda Harrison Puckett at vrpuckett @aol.com or (706) 736-4485, or Caroline Griffin Scarborough at wcs1942@aol.com or (706) 860-1254.


 


Consignment


A consignment sale to benefit Children’s Hospital of Georgia, formerly MCG’s Children’s Medical Center, will be held 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 3 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at Crossbridge Baptist Church on Skinner Mill Road, Augusta. Go to www.consignforkids.com.


 


Hemophilia


Hemophilia of Georgia will hold the Trot to Clot Walk and Run May 4 at Savannah Rapids Park. To register, go to www.hog.org/trot.


 


Plant swap


The Pendelton King Park plant swap and sale will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at the park at 1600 Troupe St., Augusta. Email Pat Smith at pat1122@knology.net.


 


Democrats


The Columbia County Democratic Committee will hold elections for executive committee positions and other posts at 6:30 p.m. May 6 at the Evans Government Complex Auditorium.


 


Youth advisory


Applications are being accepted for the Fort Gorodn and Community Credit Union 2013-14 Youth Advisory Board, open to high-school students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications are available at the Martinez and Fort Gordon branches, or at www.fgccu.org/youth.php.


 


School help


Homeschool workshops for writing and science are available at Evans Christian Academy. Call (706) 364-3565 or go to www.evanschristianacademy.org.


 


Exchange Club


The Columbia County Exchange Club meets at 8 a.m. Thursdays at Be My Guest, 4216 Washington Road, Evans. Go to www.columbiacountyexchange.com.


 


Library


Donations are being sought for the nonprofit Friends of the Grovetown Library/Media Center. Send checks to P.O. Box 864, Grovetown, Ga., 30813. Call (706) 863-1867.


 


Volunteers


Goodwill Industries is seeking volunteers for all areas of the organization. Call Amy Breitmann at (706) 564-4521.


 


Elks dance


The Fraternal Order of Elks, off Furys Ferry Road, Martinez, holds a dance each Friday from 7-11 p.m. Cost is $8, with the third Friday Elks dance $35 per couple. Call (706) 860-3232.


 


Hospice


• CareSouth Hospice, 231 Furys Ferry Road, Suite 212, Martinez, is seeking hospice volunteers. Training is provided. Call (706) 550-9966 to register.


• Alliance Hospice is seeking volunteers. Training is provided. Call Rick Boland at (706) 447-2461, or email roboland@alliancehospice.com.


 


Cardiac classes


The Healthy Heart Club, a series of cardiac health classes presented by Medical Center West Pharmacy and Warren Baptist Church, are offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in room D103 at Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road. The classes are free. For more information, call Kyle Pulliam at (706) 854-2424.


 


Hearing loss


The Hearing Loss Association of Augusta meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in Dining Rooms 1-6 at University Hospital. E NEWS-TIMES STYLE OMITS THE HYPHEN mail Gayle Tison at empty93@knology.net.


 


Zumba


Evans Christian Academy, 213 South Old Belair Road, holds Zumba classes from 6:15-7:16 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Call (706) 354-3565.


 


Third Saturday


Mosaic United Methodist Church and Christ the King Lutheran Church, on Industrial Park Drive at Evans-to-Locks Road, offer free services including food, medical screening, free haircuts, GED sign-ups and job resources to community residents in need on third Saturdays each month. Call (706) 650-9187.


 


Burn survivors


The Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation Burn Survivors Support Group meets at 2 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the foundation office, 3614 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Building C., Augusta. Call 1 (800) 650-BURN, or go to www.sfbf.net.


 


Preschools


• Marvin Methodist Preschool, 4400 Wheeler Road, Martinez offers preschool for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds. Call Ginger Gruba at (706) 868-8877.


• Trinity Baptist Preschool, 4594 Columbia Road, Martinez, offers preschool for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds. Call Shannon Story at (706) 799-0637.


• Spaces are available at Grace Baptist Preschool, 4945 Hardy McManus Road, Evans, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Call Lisa Wamack at (706) 868-9729.


• Warren Baptist Church holds weekday preschool and mother’s day out classes for ages 1 through pre-K 4. Call (706) 860-6878 or go to www.warrenbaptist.org.


 


Overeaters


Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 3551 Wheeler Road, Augusta, and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way, Augusta. Call (706) 541-0580, or e NEWS-TIMES STYLE OMITS THE HYPHEN mail info@oa.org.


 


Weight seminar


Georgia Health Sciences holds a free weight loss surgery seminar at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Columbia County Library in Evans. Go to www.georgiahealth.org/weightloss, or call (706) 721-2609.


 


TOPS groups


Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a nonprofit weight-loss support group, meets on the following dates:


• Harlem Baptist Church, 8:45 a.m. Thursdays; (706) 556-3309.


• Grovetown United Methodist Church, 206 E. Robinson Ave., 6 p.m. Thursdays; (706) 863-0726.


• Pine View Baptist Church, 119 Pleasant Home Road, 4:45 p.m. each Tuesday; (706) 863-6525.


 


Genealogy


The East Georgia Genealogical Society, which encompasses an area that includes Columbia County, meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the L.D.S. Church, 36 Sims Road, Winder, Ga. Go to www.eastgagenealogy.com.


 


Charity cookbook


MOMS Club of Evans is selling cookbooks for $15, with all proceeds supporting Ronald McDonald House of Augusta. E NEWS-TIMES STYLE OMITS THE HYPHEN mail annualpreschoolfair@gmail.com.


 


Cell phones


Best Western Evans Hotel, 452 Park West Drive, off Dyess Parkway, is a donation site for Cell Phones for Soldiers. Go to www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.


Thrift sale


Helping Hands Thrift Store, operated by the Columbia County Foundation for Children at 6347 Columbia Road, Appling, is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on first Saturdays.


Meeting space


Three rooms of meeting space are available to community groups at no charge at Mosaic United Methodist Church, 478 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans. E NEWS-TIMES STYLE OMITS THE HYPHEN mail gerilyn@mosaicumc.org, or call (706) 650-9187.


Veterans sought


The organization Vets to Washington is seeking World War II vets for three-day, expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C., to tour the World War II memorial and others in the area. For information or to donate to help provide the trips, call (706) 832-6483, or go to www.vetstowashington.com.


Books wanted


Columbia County Library in Evans needs donations of used books to sell in the Friends of the Library store. Drop off donations at the library, or call Barbara Williams at (706) 863-8760.


Clothes closet


The clothes closet at Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road at South Belair Road, is open Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for donations. Clothes are available for those in need. Call (706) 863-0510.


Friends group


Friends Stepping Up, a nonprofit organization for mildly challenged teens and young adults, meets once a month for activities. For information, parents or guardians should call (706) 771-0087.


Dance club


USA Dance Chapter 6074 holds monthly dances at the Elks Lodge in Martinez. Call (803) 270-5470 or go to www.augustadancing.org.


Help group


Celebrate Recovery meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings at The Sanctuary Church, 302 Byrd Road, Evans. Call (706) 421-0089.


Leah museum


The Leah High School and Community Museum, located at the Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue station at 3653 Ray Owens Road, in Appling, is now open from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Tuesday of each month and on Saturdays by appointment. Donations of archival and historical material still are being sought. Call (706) 541-0043.


Choral Society


The Columbia County Choral Society is open to all singers in the area. Rehearsals are held at First Baptist Church of Evans. Call (706)650-2311 or go to www.ccchoralsociety.org.


Elks dance


The Augusta Elks Club, off Furys Ferry Road in Martinez, holds a dance with a live band each Friday at 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Call (706) 564-1642.


Seat inspection


Safe Kids East Central Georgia conducts free child safety child safety seat inspections on the second Wednesday of each month at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Substation, 650 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans. Call (706) 541-3970 or go to www.mcghealth.org.


Hope Soap


Hope Soap, a private, nonprofit agency that collects toiletries and packages and distributes them to area shelters, has collection sites in the community. Donations, particularly of personal-size d items from hotels, may be brought to The Columbia County News-Times, in the Publix shopping center on Washington Road, Evans, and Wild Birds Unlimited, West Town Shopping Center, Martinez.


Addiction help


Mosaic United Methodist Church’s Celebrate Recovery program holds weekly group sessions at 7 p.m. each Friday at the church at 678 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans. Call (706) 877-6468, or go to www.mosaicumc.org.


Cancer group


The MCG Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the first-floor community room at the MCGHealth Cancer Center, 1411 Laney-Walker Blvd. Call (706) 721-4109 or go to www.mcghealth.org.


Orchestras


The Columbia County Civic Orchestra holds weekly rehearsals 7:15-9:15 p.m. Mondays in the music suite at West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road, Evans. Returning and new musicians are welcome. The Youth Orchestra holds rehearsals 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Augusta Christian band room, 313 Baston Road. Call Rob Nordan at (706) 860-6573, ext. 114, or go to www.columbiacco.org.


Christian singles


Augusta Christian Singles meets at the Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to-Locks Road, from 7-11 p.m. each Saturday. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for guests. Call Barbara Nash at (803) 640-2075.


Marine League


The Marine Corps League Riverfront Marines Detachment 1132, meets the second Thursday of each month at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1002 Carolina Ave., North Augusta, with dinner at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m. Contact Paul Brewer at (706) 306-6667 or usmc1008@bellsouth.net.


Ostomy group


An ostomy support group will meets at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Barney’s Pharmacy on Peach Orchard Road in Augusta. Call (706) 798-5645.


Survivors


Fort Gordon’s Survivor Outreach Services, for families of deceased soldiers, is available at (706) 787-4767 or at myarmyonesource.com.


Alzheimer’s groups


Three Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups meet in Columbia County.


• Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, 5555 Hereford Farm Road: 7 p.m., second Tuesday each month. Call (706) 541-0085 or (706) 541-0185.


• Morningside of Evans, 353 N. Belair Road: 11 a.m., second Saturday each month. Call (706) 228-4709.


• Brandon Wilde, 4275 Owens Road: 7 p.m., third Tuesday each month. Call (706) 854-3519.


Women vets


The Women’s Veterans Club meets at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. Dues cost $24 per year. Call April Starks at (706) 868-5601.


Eyeglass help


The Grovetown Lions Club offers financial assistance for qualifying Grovetown individuals in the purchase of eyeglasses. Write to Grovetown Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813.


Volunteers sought


• The Grovetown Senior Center is seeking volunteer, licensed drivers with their own vehicles to deliver meals to shut-ins in the Grovetown area. Call (706) 210-8699.


• Regency Hospice is seeking volunteers. Training is provided. Call Nancy Browning at (706) 868-4422.


• Golden Harvest Food Bank is seeking volunteers to help sort donations in the warehouse. Call (706) 736-1199.


• Safe Kids East Central Georgia is seeking volunteers to help with events, such as car seat and bicycle checks, and to lead ongoing programs that teach safety to children and teens. Training is provided. Call (706) 721-7606.


• Volunteer opportunities are available at the Columbia County Library in Evans. Call Jessica Thompson at (706) 863-1946, or e NEWS-TIMES STYLE OMITS THE HYPHEN mail jthompson@columbiacountyga.gov.


• The American Cancer Society’s Augusta chapter is seeking volunteer drivers for its Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation to cancer patients. Call (706) 731-9900.


Hospital classes


Doctors Hospital offers a variety of classes each month. Call (706) 651-2450, or go to www.doctors-hospital.net.


Fire information


The Georgia Forestry Commission, Columbia County Unit, offers advice to Columbia County residents on whether their homes would be in danger from brush or wildfires. Call (706) 556-3962.

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