The Merchants Association of Columbia County is sponsoring its annual Fair Scholarship Pageant on Oct. 27 at Greenbrier High School. Scholarships totaling $1,000 will be awarded. Contestants must be CSRA residents between 17 and 24 years of age. Deadline for entry is Oct. 21. Contact Pat Becton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 863-7645, or call Debbie Zapata at (706) 863-3754.
The Columbia County Retired Educators Association will meet 11:45 a.m., Sept 24, 2013 at Be My Guest, 4216 Washington Road, Evans. Keri Ogletree, manager of the Georgia Visitor Information Center will present travel opportunities in Georgia. Visitors are welcome.
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. Includes lunch, golf cart, balls, mulligans, prizes and drawings.Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 20. Proceeds go to community programs.
Community Expo Event
The Haven at Reed Creek is having a community expo event 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 28. The free to public event will be in the clubhouse at 303 Wave Hill in Martinez. Residents and local vendors will be showcasing their products and services. Call (706) 855-1498 for more information.
The Sanctuary, 302 Byrd Road in Evans, will host the Jubilee Tour at 6 p.m., Sept. 18, featuring Christian recording artists, The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five. Reserve tickets online at www.imcconcerts.com, or by phone at (800) 965-9324 or (706) 365-8284 or in person at The Sanctuary.
The Columbia County Democratic Party will host a fish fry and union appreciation day 4-8 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans. Speakers include Nekima Williams, state party vice-chairwoman. Tickets are $20. Call (706) 825-8314 for more information.
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.
The southern Breeze Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is sponsoring a gathering 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 28 at the Augusta Library, 823 Telfair St. Gail Karwoski, author of “When Hurrican Katrina Hit Home,” will speak.
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.
Voter Registration drives
The Columbia County Board of Elections is holding two voter registration drives for the upcoming Harlem and Grovetown Municipal Elections: Grovetown Campus of Augusta Tech on October 3, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the Oliver Hardy Festival in Harlem on October 5, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Jefferson Energy Charity Golf Classic to benefit the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation will be held Oct. 21, with an 11 a.m. shotgun start at Bartram Trail Golf Club, 470 Bartram Trail Club Drive, Evans. Fees are $100 for single players and $400 for teams. Tournament sponsorships are available from $100 to $500. For more information, contact Steve Chalker at (706) 547-2167 or SChalker@jec.coop.
Shepeard Community Blood Center will hold the following blood drives:
Today, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans.
Wednesday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 5010 Steiner Way, Grovetown.
Thursday, 5:30–8:30 p.m. at Columbia County Fire and Rescue, 3910 Desoto Road, Martinez.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 5010 Steiner Way, Grovetown.
Sept. 29, 9 a.m.– 1 p.m. and 5–8:30 p.m. at Stevens Creek Community Church, 600 Stevens Creek Road, Martinez.
Mosaic United Methodist Church is hosting AWAKEN: A Night of Worship, 7-8:30 p.m., Oct. 24, 2013, God’s goodness and power will be expressed through the arts, including music, dance, drama and visual/media arts. The event is free and the public is welcome. Childcare will be provided. Contact (706) 373-2984 or email@example.com for more information.
Wesley United Methodist Church is hosting a family fun event with rides and food, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 26, at the church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans.
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.
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)
• Brandon Wilde, 4275 Owens Road: 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday each month. Call (706) 854-3519.
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.
An ostomy support group meets at 6 p.m. on second Mondays at
Barney’s Pharmacy on Peach Orchard Road. Call (706) 798-5645.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pinehill Ramblers will perform at the Appling Opry at 7 p.m. Saturdays. 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.
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.columbiacco.org
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 drivers 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 Cen-tral Georgia is seeking volunteers to help with events such as car-seat and bicycle checks, and to lead 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 (706) 863-1946, or e-mail email@example.com.
• The American Cancer Society’s Augusta chapter is seeking drivers for its Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation to cancer patients. Call (706)
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.
Celebrate Recovery meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at The Sanctuary Church, 302 Byrd Road, Evans. Call (706) 421-0089
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.