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Posted: November 29, 2017 - 1:06am

Commission meeting notice

For the month of December, all five Columbia County committee meetings (Audit, Management & Internal Services, Development & Engineering Services, Public Work Services, and Community & Emergency Services) will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Audit will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the other committees immediately following in the order listed above

Executive luncheon

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Presents: Executive Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wed. Nov. 29 at the Savannah Rapids Pavillion. Topic: "Cyber for the Future" featuring speakers Joanne Sexton, Dean, Dr. William Hatcher and Colin Comfort; Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non members; www.columbiacountychamber.com

Dementia Conversations

The Alzheimer's Association presents Dementia Conversations at 10:30, Thursday, Nov. 30. Learn helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. The event is free and open to the public at 106 SRP Drive in Evans; www.alz.org

Kiwanis meeting

The Columbia County Kiwanis Club will hold its new member meeting Nov. 30 at TBonz on Washington Road in Augusta. Come hear about the needs and success stories for treating autistic spectrum children at Able Tree, an autism treatment center serving children six years old and younger. The center serves families with Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs)

Dance lessons

Harlem Arts Council presents ‘Tis the Season to be Dancing! Registration needed by Nov. 27 for dance day camp for ages 4-10 years of age, with games, crafts, and of course dancing! Date of event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2. Stop by Harlem Arts Council or e-mail at HarlemArtsDance@gmail.com for application. Registration cut off date is November 27 at 12:30 p.m.

Block printing

The Harlem Arts Council presents Block Printing your own Christmas cards with Angelika Bondar, from 1 - 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30 at the new Harlem Civic Center. Make your Christmas greeting truly yours. Learn to print your own unique and beautiful Christmas cards. Cost is $20 with all materials included. Contact Angelika Bondar at (706) 394-4682

Movie night

Columbia County Community Events presents Christmas Movie Night with the showing of the movie Elf from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1 at Evans Towne Center Park. Free event open to the public. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. Special appearance by Elf on the Shelf, train rides and concessions also available.

Dance lessons

The Harlem Arts Council presents ‘Tis The Season To Be Dancing with Ashley Driggers, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2. One-day camp for children ages 4 -10 years. Cost is $25 and includes lunch. Contact Ashley at (762) 383-9743

Grovetown Christmas Festival

Grovetown Parks and Recreation presents the 2nd Annual Grovetown Christmas Festival form 4 - 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 at Liberty Park Community Center. Entertainment by local bands, dance and chorus groups, craft, food and other vendors. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate before the tree lighting and holiday lights within the City. Santa will be present and he's bringing the SNOW too.

Christmas Parade

The 53rd Annual Chirstmas Parade will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3. Deadline for parade entries is Wednesday, Nov. 29. This year there will be trophies and prize money for the Best Overall, 1st and 2nd place in each of the four categories. Applications are now being accepted at www.columbiacountyfair.net.

Christmas at the Crossroads

Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church presents Christmas at the Crossroads beginnig at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 at 5555 Hereford Farm Road in Evans. Proceeds benefit Lewis Memorial UMC playground fund. The public is welcome to attend the annual marketplace; www.lewismemorial.com

Festival of Trees

Downtown Harlem's inaugural Festival of Trees and Holiday Market from 2 - 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2. Festival of downhome wood crafters, jewelers, stained glass, repurposed art, candles, goats milk soaps, lotions, balms and more. Christmas Caroling, real snow, hot cocoa, freshly brewed coffees and teas, S'Mores and the cast of FROZEN! Parade of floats and count down as we light up the Liibrary Plaza with thousands of Christmas Tree lights in the inaugural "Festival of Trees."

Tree lighting

Columbia County Community Events presents the 17th Annual Columbia County Christmas Tree Lighting from 2 - 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 at Evans Towne Center Park. Full Christmas Vendor Village, Free Santa Photos, Free Train Rides, Cookies with Mrs. Claus, Ornament Decorating, Food and Beverage Vendors, 9 holes of North Pole Mini Golf, 1,000 sq ft maze, and more!

Democratic Party meeting

The Columbia County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4, at the Auditorium of Building A of the Evans Government Center Complex, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans, GA, 30809. Party members will meet at 6 p.m. for the group's annual Christmas party at the Evans Library, in Rooms B and C, next to the Jabez Hardin Theater in the lobby.

Oil painting

The Harlem Arts Council presents Oil Painting with Minette Hatcher from 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays, Dec. 4 and 11. Beginner and experienced are both welcome. Class maximum is six students, HAC members have priority. To register, contact Ann at (706) 556-6656; Cost is $20 per class.

ACWC luncheon

Reservations for the Augusta Women's Connection luncheon are due by Friday, Dec. 1. The luncheon is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Riverview UMC Fellowship Hall, 1244 Fury's Ferry Road in Evans. Speaker, Yvonne Hancock, will be speaking on " A New Future." The singer/Special feature is ELVIS aka Jeffery Barnes. No memberships. All women are invited. Call Charlotte at (864) 391-8872 or cseiger38@icloud.com or Joy at (706) 650-9638.

Pottery classes

The Harlem Arts Council presents Pottery with Angelika Bondar from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Dec. 7 and 14. No experience needed. A series of two classes includes materials, firing and glazing; Cost is $40 and includes materials. Contact Angelika at (706) 394-4682

Bead and wire wrapped wine glasses

The Harlem Arts Council presents Bead and Wire Wrapped Wine Glasses with Jeanne Stanford from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with lunch break, Friday, Dec. 8. Each student will receive two wine glasses, or you can bring your own. Cost is $30 with all beads, stencils and ink provided. Minimum of three students. Contact Jeanne at (330) 592-2256

Woodturners meeting

The Savannah River Woodturners Monthly Meeting will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 16 at 144 N. Belair Road in Evans. Woodturning enthusiasts share projects, learn from other woodturning experts; share wood, teach newcomers, network; First visit free; SavannahRiver Woodturners.org

Guitar lesssons

The Harlem Arts Council presents Guitar lessons with Jeff Jordan from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 16 or Dec. 30. Both beginner and more advanced guitar students welcome, in groups of four or less to reduce individual costs. Cost is $30 for individual instruction. Contact Jeff at (706) 556-3756

Charles Dickens Christmas

Internationally known storyteller Tim Lowry from Summerville, S.C. will act as Charles Dickens at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 23 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church at 3551 Wheeler Road in Augusta. Tickets: are $15 and can be purchased at the church office during business hours (M-F 10 AM-2PM) or online at www.standrewpc.com. Program is recommended for ages 10 and above.

Class reunion

Harlem High School class of 1978 is planning a 40th year reunion. If you or anyone you know is a 1978 graduate, please send your name and address to gmclerk1960@yahoo.com. The reunion is planned for Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Fort Gordon retiree council

The Fort Gordon Retiree Council meets quarterly to keep the Fort Gordon command structure aware of issues, concerns and needs of the military retiree population of all branches of service in the Fort Gordon area of responsibility. Contact the Retiree Council through the retirement services officer in Darling Hall at (706) 791-2654, by email to the Retiree Council at ftgordonretcouncil@gmail.com or the Retiree Council Facebook page at Fort Gordon Retiree Council.

Volunteers needed

Tax-aide volunteers are needed to join our team of local volunteers for the upcoming tax season. You'll receive training and materials in a welcoming environment. Lack of experience shouldn't stop anyone from volunteering. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/taxaide and sign up or call John Fredo at (706) 831-5400.

Kiwanis Club

The Columbia County Kiwanis club holds its monthly networking events the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at TBonz in Evans. Club members, friends and relatives are welcome to attend the informal get-together each month. Friends are welcome to attend.

 

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