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Current events for Sunday, March 9, 2014

Posted: March 9, 2014 - 1:01am

UPCOMING

Public forum

7 p.m. Monday, March 10, Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union, 205 Davis Road; Augusta Commissioners Donnie Smith, Mary Davis and Grady Smith, speakers; opportunity for citizens in West Augusta to interact with their decision makers and for the commissioners to respond to questions from the audience; topics include what SPLOST projects are designated for West Augusta, what is their position on the proposed Storm Water Management Fee, what projects are they working on to improve West Augusta neighborhoods; held by West Augusta Alliance, for those in postal ZIP codes of 30904, 30907 and 30909

Open house

7 p.m. Tuesdays, March 11 and April 22, Evans Christian Academy, 213 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown; see the school, meet the teachers, tour the facility; (706) 364-3565

Republican women

7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, Be My Guest Catering, 4216 Washington Road, Evans; Greater Columbia County Republican Women meeting; Billie Gingrey, wife of U.S. Senate candidate Phil Gingrey, speaker; dinner 6 p.m., $13; reservations required by Monday, March 10; (706) 294-5100, info@gccrw.org or citizen30809-gccrw@yahoo.com

Dove Brothers concert

7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, Bethesda Baptist Church 5793 Old Augusta Highway, Harlem; The Dove Brothers Quartet with The Dove Brothers Band; free, love offerings accepted; nursery provided; bethesdabchurch.weebly.com

Art show

6-9 p.m. Friday, March 14, River Island Clubhouse, 1570 River Island Parkway, Evans; second annual River Island Art Show; wine, refreshments; entertainment by Blue Mountain Highway

Woodturners

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 144 N. Belair Road, Evans; Savannah River Woodturners meeting; professional woodturner Ken Dunlap, of Carolina Mountain Woodturners, demonstrating Multi-Axis Turning; Lee Carey, (706) 627-8373

Benefit yard sale

8 a.m. Saturday, March 15, When Help Can’t Wait, across from Martinez post office, 3814 Commercial Court; tri-annual yard sale to benefit area nursing home residents; great prices, something for everyone; computer monitors, decor items, books, clothes, much more; whenhelpcantwait.com

Charity run

9 a.m. Saturday, March 15, Greenbrier Middle School; Run for the Gold 5K race; $25 entry fee, includes T-shirt, goodie bag, refreshments after race; benefits American Cancer Society Relay for Life Columbia County; register online; active.com

Moon River – Johnny Mercer

Doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 21 and 22, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, Evans; dynamic dancing, period costumes, more; $25, $22 with military ID, ages 17 and younger $18; (706) 854-8888, augustaballroomdance.com

Symphony Orchestra Augusta

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; Bank of America Columbia County Music Series: Trio Virado, collaboration of the most distinguished Latin artists on flute, viola and guitar; $15; soaugusta.org

Fundraiser

10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday and Monday, March 16 and 17, Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Road; second annual Corned Beef fundraiser; more than 400 pounds of kosher corned beef; goal to sell more than 1,000 lunches; overstuffed corned beef sandwich on rye bread with pickle spear, condiments, chips, drink, brownie; $10; order for pick up or delivery; visit website for information or to order; (706) 736-8788, adasyeshurun.net

Sierra Club meets

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension; Sierra Club meeting; Cathy Black, water quality coordinator with the Georgia Forestry Commission, explaining certified wood and how the forest industry protects soil and water resources; free; open to the public; Judy Gordon gordonjudith@att.net

CPR and first aid training

1 p.m. Thursday, March 20, Caring Together, 119 Davis Road Suite 2B, Martinez; adult, child and infant CPR and basic first aid; designed to meet the needs of a diverse audience, training covers a range of topics for children through seniors; $30 advance, $35 at door; (706) 955-0911, tinyurl.com/CPR-CSRA-3

Farmers market

4:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 20-Oct. 30, Evans Towne Center Park, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; Evans Towne Farmers Market; family-friendly, pet-friendly; local farmers committed to all-natural growing practices handcraft artisans, music, children’s activities, cooking demos and vegetable gardening education; Augusta Locally Grown, host; kim@augustalocallygrown.org, evanstownefarmersmarket.com

Fun Run and Walk

Registration 7 a.m., race 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, Savannah Rapids Park, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez; Run for Raul Lymphoma Fun Run and Walk; to help Raul Viera and his family pay for his treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; $25 through March 21, $30 race day; register at www.active.com; facebook.com/RUNFORRAUL5K

Chocolate Festival

6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, Reed Creek Nature Park and Interpretive Center, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez; fifth annual Family Chocolate Festival; sample chocolate treats as you stroll the luminary-lit boardwalk and enjoy the sounds and sights of the wetland; chocolate desserts and indoor beverages while reading about where chocolate comes from, the process of the product and the ecology of the plant; $5, ages 4 and younger free; limited space, tickets and registration required; (706) 210-4027, reedcreekpark.com

Mom Prom

3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, Highgrove Clubhouse, 1801 Prince George Ave., Evans; MOMS Club of Evans Mom Prom Dress, Shoe and Accessory Auction; benefits Children’s Hospital of Georgia’s Camp Sweet Life; donate dresses, shoes, bags, jewelry and accessories before March 15; momspromevans@yahoo.com, facebook.com/pages/MOMS-Club-of-Evans-GA/152031944816702

Roller derby

Doors open 5:30 p.m., bout 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Parntership Drive, Grovetown; Soul City Sirens roller derby match; $12 advance, $15 at door, ages 12 and younger free.

ONGOING

Christian singles

7-11 p.m. Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to-Locks Road; Augusta Christian Singles; $8 members, $10 others; Barbara Nash (803) 640-2075

Eyeglass help

Financial assistance for qualifying Grovetown residents to purchase eyeglasses; Grovetown Lions Club; write to Grovetown Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813

Fire information

Advice to Columbia County residents on whether homes would be in danger from brush or wildfires; Georgia Forestry Commission, Columbia County Unit; (706) 556-3962

Food pantry

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling; Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; (706) 541-2834

Hoop dance for beginners

8 p.m. Thursdays, Sho Fusion Dance Arts Studios, 4460 Columbia Road No. 12, Martinez; for ages 12 and older; covers basics of modern hula hooping; $8 with own hoop, $10 to borrow one; Christina Berkshire, instructor; information (253) 266-0162, cj.berkshire@gmail.com; reservations (706) 339-6836

Hospital classes

Variety of classes each month; Doctors Hospital; (706) 651-2450, doctors-hospital.net

Meditations

4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mindbody Stress Reduction Programs, 4210 Columbia Road Suite 4A, Martinez; Mindfulness and Expansive Meditations; experience deeper awareness, clarity and stress reduction through guided meditations; $15, $5 students with ID; registration required; (706) 496-3935, mindbodystressreduction.com

Orchestras

Columbia County Orchestra and Columbia County Youth; weekly meetings; musicians needed; information online; columbiacco.org

Public speaking

7 p.m. Mondays, University Hospital Education Wing, third floor, room 3; Riverwalk Toastmasters Public Speaking and Leadership Club; Sharma Pogula (706) 855-1081, 7106.toastmasterclubs.org

Scholarships

Barbara C. Beazley Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by The Columbia County Foundation for Children; must be a Columbia County resident and intend to enroll or are enrolled in a college or technical school; applications available from school counselors’ offices and online; need-based; deadline to apply and submit documents May 30; ccfchildren.com

Senior pageant

2014 Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant Saturday, Sept. 6, Kroc Center; contestant interviews underway; open to women of both Georgia and South Carolina, ages 55 and above; Pat Schlipp (706) 664-3896

Survivors

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

Volunteers

• Grovetown Senior Center; volunteer drivers to deliver meals to shut-ins needed; (706) 210-8699

• Regency Hospice; training provided; Nancy Browning (706) 868-4422

• Golden Harvest Food Bank; help sort donations in warehouse; (706) 736-1199

• Safe Kids East Central Georgia; help with events; lead programs that teach safety to children and teens; training provided; (706) 721-7606

• Columbia County Library, Evans; (706) 863-1946, jthompson@columbiacountyga.gov

• American Cancer Society Augusta chapte; drivers for Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation to cancer patients, needed; (706) 731-9900

Wine tastings

4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, 1-6 p.m. Saturdays, Vineyard Wine Market, 4414 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; (706) 922-9463, vine11.com

Women vets

11 a.m. first Saturdays; The Women’s Veterans Club; $24 per year; April Starks (706) 868-5601

Writers group

6:30 p.m. third Mondays, Georgia Military College, 115 Davis Road; CSRA Writers Group; free, open to the public; for a critique, bring eight copies of up to 10 pages of work (double-spaced); (706) 836-7315

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