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Posted: November 6, 2013 - 1:04am  |  Updated: November 6, 2013 - 2:32am

Fruit sale

Evans High School is holding its annual fruit sale. Cases of navels, grapefruit, tangelos and a new mixed box with all three fruits are available. All orders must be received by today to meet a delivery date of Dec. 7. For more information, visit our Web site at www.edline.net/pages/Evans_High_School/Activities/Band or e-mail us at EHSBandFundraisers@Outlook.com.

Music festival

Eryn Eubanks & The Family Fold will host their sixth annual music festival benefiting Lynndale, Inc. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at The Kroc Center, 1833 Broad Street. The festival will feature several regional and local musicians and a variety of genres.

Various dance troupes will perform. There also will be visual artists, crafters, vendors and food from Sconyers Barbeque. Pickers are welcome to bring their acoustic instruments and jam. Tickets are $10 each. Children12 and under are admitted free. For more information, call Lynndale at (706) 738-3395.

Blood drives

Shepeard Community Blood Center is holding blood drives:

Today, 6-8:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4203 Wheeler Road, Martinez.

Nov. 13, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Milton Ruben Chevrolet, 3514 Washington Road, Martinez.

Health Fair

North Columbia Elementary School will host a Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at the school, 2874 Ray Owens Road, Appling. Free health testing, screenings and consultations with health professionals. Flu shots for $25. Those interested in an Angioscreen should call (706) 541-1158, ext. 1940 to reserve a spot.

Chicken dinner

The Columbia County Memorial Ladies Auxillary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6445 will host a barbecue chicken dinner at 1 p.m. Saturday at the post, 6423 Wrightsboro Road, Harlem. $8 per plate. The annual VFW Turkey Shoot begins that day at 3 p.m. Call (706) 556-9194.

Orchestra concert

The Columbia County Orchestra will present Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the 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.columbiacountychoralsociety.org

 

Bluegrass concert

Oliver West & 39 Express from South Carolina will perform traditional Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel music at 7 p.m., Saturday at the Appling Opry, 5701 Whiteoak Road, Appling. Jam session to follow. Admission is free.

Driver safety

The AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered Nov. 12 at Patriot’s Park, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown. The 6-hour course begins 9 a.m. Tuition is $14. Must call to register (706) 863-2865. AARP membership is not required. Bring lunch and beverage.

Children’s concert

The Augusta Children’s Chorale is holding its annual “Just Desserts” concert at 7 p.m., Thursday at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. Tickets are $10 and are available through any ACC singer or by calling the office at (706) 826-4718.

 

Club meeting

The Sierra Club will meet at 6: 30 p.m., Nov 19, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Ext. The program will feature a presentation on Iceland’s world-famous Laugavegur Trail which was recently hiked by Outings Chair, Cathy Black. Meetings are open to the public, no charge. For more information, contact Judy Gordon, gordonjudith@att.net.

 

GOP women

Greater Columbia County Republican Women will meet Nov. 14 at Be My Guest catering and Events, 4216 Washington Road, Evans. The speaker is Bonnie Perduem with David Perdue for U.S. Senate. 6-7 p.m. social and dinner; 7-8 p.m. meeting. RSVP to info@gccrw.org or citizen30809-gccrw@yahoo.com or (706) 925-5330 November 12.

 

Archeology meeting

The Augusta Archaeological Society will meet Nov. 21, at Big Daddy’s Bar and Grill, 4045 Jimmie Dyess Parkway. Dr. Al Goodyear will speak on the pre-Clovis site in Allendale County. Dinner on your own at 6:30 p.m. the meeting begins at 8 p.m.

 

Volunteers wanted

Looking for a unique volunteer opportunity? Find several at The Lydia Project, a free outreach for women coping with any type of cancer anywhere. Individuals can volunteer from home, at the agency, and in the community. Call (706) 736-5467 for details and to register for the one hour Volunteer Orientation Nov. 7 at 12:30 p.m. or Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m. Visit Lydia’s website to find out more or to request free and caring services for a woman coping with cancer: www.thelydiaproject.org.

 

Support 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.

• Beginning Oct. 15: Alzheimer’s Association, 106 SRP Drive, Evans: 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday each month. Call (706) 860-4599

Writers meeting

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.

Leah museum

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, or Tuesdays by appointment. Donations of
archival and historical material are being sought. Call (706) 541-0043.

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.

 

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. Saturdays. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for guests. Call Barbara Nash at (803) 640-2075.

Orchestras

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

Women vets

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

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