The second annual Pink Friday for the Cure event will be held 5-10 p.m., Friday at Grovetown’s Liberty Park, 1040 Newmantown Road. Former American idol contestant Briana Tyson will perform. Activities include raffles, vendors, food and a 5K race. For more information, contact Jennifer Evans at (706) 860-7691 or email@example.com.
Shepeard Community Blood Center is holding blood drives:
Saturday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Greubel’s MMA & Evans Fitness Club, 3002 Allen Drive, Evans.
Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Quest Church, 4020 Washington Road, Martinez. In memory of Jasmine Uhl.
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, 3851 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez.
The second annual Columbia County School System Safety Fair will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday at Grovetown High School. The free event is designed to educate middle and highschool students and their parents about Drug Awareness, Gang Awareness, Cyber Safety and Juvenile Law/Bullying.
Mosaic United Methodist Church is hosting AWAKEN: A Night of Worship, from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday. 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. Call (706) 373-2984 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The women of Marvin United Methodist Church will hold a craft bazaar Saturday at the Pumpkin Patch, corner of Belair and Wheeler roads. Space is $25 and includes a table. A cafe will serve breakfast food, soup, sandwiches and dessert. Contact: Sue at (706) 814-5468 or email@example.com; and Margaret (706) 210-0893 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wesley United Methodist Church is hosting a family fun event with rides and food from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans.
Blue Ribbon Riders is holding a Demonstration Day and Family Farm Festival 12:30-4 p.m., Nov. 2 at Maple Knoll Farm, 987 Reynolds Farm Road, Grovetown. Children and teens with special needs will demonstrate their developing skills. Arts and crafts and activities for all ages will be available. A silent auction will benefit the non-profit’s mission. For more information, call (706) 854-0644.
The Voices of Faith from Faith Gospel Worship Service will celebrate a 25th anniversary reunion and concert featuring gospel recording artist James Brigdon at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Good Shepherd Chapel, building 29608, Barnes Avenue, Fort Gordon. The event is free. Call Sister Sandra Kennedy at (706) 790-3932.
Evans Christian Academy will host a PSAT/SAT/ACT preparatory workshop 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $45. The school is located at 213 S. Old Belair Road in Grovetown. For more information or to register, call (706) 364-3565.
I Care Ministry is hosting Shed Light on Trafficking 5K and Family Challenge at 9 a.m., Saturday at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans. Register at Active.com by Oct. 25. Walk up registration begins at 8 a.m. on race day. The One Mile Family Challenge is a non-competitive event in which families complete challenges every quarter-mile. $40 per family. Proceeds will benefit victims of human trafficking.
The Harlem Hustle 5K race will be held at 8 a.m., Nov. 2 at 525 Fairview Dr., Harlem. Sponsored by the Harlem High School girls basketball team. Fee is $30. Register at Active.com. Walk up registration begins at 7 a.m.
The Columbia County Orchestra presents Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” with Columbia County Choral Society at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 15, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans. $15 general admission. Discounts available. For more information, go to www.columbiacco.org or www.columbiacounty
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.
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.
• Beginning Oct. 15: Alzheimer’s Association, 106 SRP Drive, Evans: 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday each month. Call (706) 860-4599
The CSRA Writers Group will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday 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.
The Leah High School and Community Museum, located at the Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue station at 3653 Ray Owens Road, in Appling, will open on the second Sunday of each month, beginning Aug. 2-5 p.m.,or Tuesdays by appointment. Donations of
archival and historical material are being sought. Call (706) 541-0043.
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 email@example.com.
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.
updated 8/26/13 per Rob Nordan 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
Fort Gordon’s Survivor Outreach Services, for families of deceased soldiers, is available at (706) 787-4767 or myarmyonesource.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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 is open Monday Through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling. Call (706) 541-2834.