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Posted: September 7, 2013 - 11:02pm  |  Updated: September 8, 2013 - 12:46am

Yard Sale

Lynndale, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, is holding a Community Yard Sale, plant sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14, at 1490 Eisenhower Drive, across from The Augusta National. Tax-deductible donated items will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9- 12 in the activity room. No computer items please. For more information, call Rose Mary at (706) 231-2066.

McTier family reunion

The 24th annual Kendall McTier Family Association Reunion will be on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Reedy Creek Baptist Church, 1128 Reedy Creek Baptist Church Road, Stapleton, Ga., just off Georgia Highway 17 between Wrens and Thomson. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a program at 11 a.m. and covered-dish lunch at noon. Contact Steven or Sandy McTier at (478) 956-8998.


Simple Faith will perform at 6 p.m. Sept. 29, at Trinity Baptist Church, 4594 Columbia Road, Martinez. Contact Martha Bartles, (706) 829-5628 or the Church Office, (706) 863-1222.

College day

A University of Georgia – Georgia Tech joint information session for students and parents will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Augusta Preparatory Day School’s Hull Fine Arts Center. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to register ahead of time by visiting http://admission.gatech.edu/gtuga. The event is open to the public.

Yard sale

Wesley United Methodist Church annual Fall yard sale will be held 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 14 at 825 N. Belair Road, Evans. All proceeds go to fund missions sponsored by the church.

Thrift sale

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.

Golf tournament

Marvin United Methodist Church will hold its third annual Best Golf Ball Golf Tournament Sept. 27. Cost is $60 per person or $240 per team. Contact olmsteadmc@comcast.net or sandyleathers@knology.net by Sept. 20. .

Trappers convention

The 32nd annual Georgia Trappers Association convention will be held Sept. 14-15 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, 5462 Columbia Road, Grovetown. Call Dan at (706) 399-2561 or go online at www.gatrappersassoc.com.

Movie screening

The Screen on the Green film series kicks off with Harry and the Hendersons at 7 p.m., Sept. 13, at the Columbia County Library Amphitheater. Admission is $1; children 3 and under are free.

Blood drive

Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold two blood drives Sept. 14: 3-8 p.m. at Evans Towne Center Park; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Earth Fare, 368 Furys Ferry Road, Evans.

Soccer challenge

The Knights of Columbus Youth Soccer Challenge will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Patriot’s Park, soccer field 10. The competition is for boys and girls ages 10-14. Participants will take 15 penalty kicks with scoring based on shot location. For more information contact Nick Rhea at nrrhea@gmail.com or (706) 589-4190.

Addiction help

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. 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.

Alzheimer’s groups

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

• Alzheimer’s Association, 106 SRP Drive, Evans: 6:30 p.m., second Tuesday each month. Call (706) 860-4599.

• Brandon Wilde, 4275 Owens Road: 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday each month. Call (706) 854-3519.

Writers meeting

The CSRA Writers Group will hold their monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Georgia Military College on Davis Road. Visitors are welcome. If you have something to be critiqued, bring eight copies of up to 10 pages. For more information call Steve Fox at (706) 836-7315.


Choral society

The Columbia County Choral Society needs singers. Rehearsals are at First Baptist Church of Evans. Call (706) 650-2311 or go to www.ccchoralsociety.org.


Marine League

The Marine Corps League Riverfront Marines Detachment 2 meets on second Thursdays at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1002 Carolina Ave., North Augusta, with dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Contact Paul Brewer at (706) 306-6667 or usmc1008@bellsouth.net.


Free concert

The Pinehill Ramblers will perform at the Appling Opry at 7 p.m. Sept. 14. The Opry is in a new pavilion next door to the old J.D. Howell General Store at 5701 White Oak Road. Bring a chair for seating.


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.



Columbia County Orchestra meets weekly. Musicians needed. For more information, go to www.columbiacco.org

Columbia County Youth meets weekly. Musicians needed. For more information, go to www.columbia


Ostomy group

An ostomy support group meets at 6 p.m. on second Mondays at
Barney’s Pharmacy on Peach Orchard Road in Augusta. Call (706)


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-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.


Help group

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


Food pantry

Columbia County Cares Food Pantry has changed our days and hours. We are now open Monday Through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



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