• Greater Columbia County Republican Women will have its monthly meeting 7 p.m., Thursday, at Be My Guest Catering & Events, 4216 Washington Road, Evans.
A social hour and dinner begins at 6 p.m. The featured speaker is Pinal County, Ariz., Sheriff Paul Babeu, who will discuss illegal immigration and border security.
• The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a Coffee & Conversation with U.S. Rep. John Barrow, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Friday, at 106 SRP Drive, Suite A, Evans.
Please RSVP to (706) 860-4599 by noon, Thursday.
Welcome & BBQ
Fort Gordon Spouse’s & Civilian’s Club kicks off its year of service Aug. 14 with a free event 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Family Outreach Center (behind Woodworth Library) on Fort Gordon. The club will also be collecting school supplies for Family Promise of Augusta. Items needed include: headphones, flash drives, folders, notebook paper, binders, index cards and any other school supplies.
The Carolina Rebels, from Columbia, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Appling Opry, 5701
Whiteoak Road, (the old J.D. Howell General store). Admission is free. Call (706) 541-9721 for more information.
The Sixth Bi-Annual Oakey Grove Women’s Conference is Aug.16-18 at Oakey Grove Baptist Church, 911 North Belair Road, Evans. Call (706) 863-4215 or go to www.oakeygrove.org.
Sunday: New Hope Worship Center, 715 South Old Belair Road, Grovetown, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Aug. 14: Milton Ruben Chevrolet, 3514 Washington Road, Martinez, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All donors will be entered in $20 gas gift card drawing. Sponsored by Shepeard Community Blood Center.
Aug. 16: Top Notch Car Wash, 512 North Belair Road, Evans, Noon-5 p.m., Free car wash for donors. Bruster’s ice cream will be offering a “pint for a pint.”
Blue Ribbon Riders, 987 Reynolds Farm Road in Grovetown, is taking applications for new riders and volunteers for its fall session of hippotherapy and adaptive riding lessons for groups and individuals. New rider evaluations are Aug. 14 and volunteer training sessions are Aug. 19 and 26. Call (706) 854-0644.
Helping Hands Thrift Store, operated by the Columbia County Foundation for Children at 6347 Columbia Road, Appling, is open 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first Saturdays.
Three rooms of meeting space are available to community groups at no charge at Mosaic United Methodist Church, 478 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans. E-mail email@example.com, or call (706) 650-9187.
The Clothes Closet at Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road at South Belair Road, is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays for donations to the needy. Call (706) 863-0510.
Celebrate Recovery meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at The Sanctuary Church, 302 Byrd Road, Evans. Call (706) 421-0089.
The Leah High School and Community Museum, located at the Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue station at 3653 Ray Owens Road, in Appling, will open on the second Sunday of each month, or Tuesdays by appointment. Donations of
archival and historical material are being sought. Call (706) 541-0043.
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.ccchoral
The Augusta Elks Club, off Furys Ferry Road in Martinez, presents The Marilyn Adcox band 7-10 p.m. every Wednesday. Cost is $5 donation at the door. Call (706) 860-3223.
Safe Kids East Central Georgia conducts free 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.
The Mosaic United Methodist Church’s Celebrate Recovery program holds weekly group sessions at 7 p.m. Fridays at the church, 678 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans. Call (706) 877-6468, or go to www.mosaicumc.org.
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.
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.columbia cco.org.
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.