Welcome & BBQ
Fort Gordon Spouse’s & Civilian’s Club kicks off its year of service today with a free event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Family Outreach Center (behind Woodworth Library) on Fort Gordon. The club will be collecting school supplies for Family Promise of Augusta. Items needed include: headphones, flash drives, folders, notebook paper, binders, index cards and other school supplies.
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens will address the CSRA Republican Women’s Club Thursday, at The Foundation Club, 1004 Azalea Drive, Augusta. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with heavy hors d’oeuvres from Beamies at the River, with an open bar serving beer and wine. There will be a $10 per person event fee. The evening is being sponsored by Eugene Yu, candidate for U.S. Senate. Please RSVP to Wanda Duffie at (706) 830-5730.
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. New rider evaluations are Wednesday 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.
The Augusta Dance Challenge and Showcase will be Aug. 23-24 at the Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans.
The showcase starts Aug. 23, 8-11 p.m. with a fun ball including dance exhibitions, Jack & Jills, social dancing and a professional and student show.
Registration for Dance Challenge is 9 a.m. Aug. 24, with a friendly, in-studio competition beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch is included and spectators are welcome. For more information and tickets call Jillian at (706) 854-8888 or visit AugustaBallroomDance.com.
The Sixth Bi-Annual Oakey Grove Women’s Conference is Friday-Sunday at Oakey Grove Baptist Church, 911 North Belair Road, Evans. Call (706) 863-4215 or go to www.oakeygrove.org.
The Savannah River Woodturners will meet 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, at 144 N. Belair Road, Evans. Mike Leigher of Got Wood will discuss wood species and bowl design. George Stewart will discuss his approach to bowl design. For more information, contact Lee Carey, (706) 627-8373.
The Bridge Ministry Fashion Sale will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Worship Center, 715 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown. Enter the campus at Gate 4.
Today: 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.
Friday: 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.”
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 gerilyn@
mosaicumc.org, or call (706) 650-9187.
Celebrate Recovery meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at The Sanctuary Church, 302 Byrd Road, Evans. Call (706) 421-0089.
The Columbia County Choral Society is seeking singers. Rehear-sals are at First Baptist Church of Evans. Call (706) 650-2311 or go to www.ccchoralsociety.org.
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)
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 sessions at the church, 678 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans. The women’s group meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and the men’s group meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. A Men’s Accountability group meets at 8 p.m. Mondays. Call (706) 877-6468, or go to www.mosaicumc.org.
The MCG Breast Cancer Sup-port Group meets the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Fort Gordon’s Survivor Outreach Services, for families of deceased soldiers, is available at (706) 787-4767 or at myarmyonesource.com.
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.
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.
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.
• 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
Doctors Hospital offers a variety of classes each month. Call (706) 651-2450, or go to www.doctors-hospital.net.
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.
Columbia County food pantry
Columbia County Cares Food Pantry has changed our days and hours. We are now open Monday Through Friday from 10am to 2pm.