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Posted: December 11, 2013 - 1:02am  |  Updated: December 11, 2013 - 2:03am

Holiday concert

The United States Army Signal Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon presents the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band’s Holiday Concert, Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Extension, Augusta.

The concert is free and open to the public. Tickets may be picked up at: Georgia Bank and Trust, First Baptist Church of Augusta, Navy Federal Credit Union, Fort Gordon Federal Credit Union, The Augusta Metro and Columbia County Chambers of Commerce.

Pet supply drive

The “Kibble for Kritters” program collects donated items to assist local pet rescue and humane society organizations. Items needed include: dry and canned dog, puppy and cat food, kitty litter, pet treats, cat and dog beds, bowls, collars, leashes and other items. Drop-off points are at Baymont Inn & Suites/Augusta Riverwatch, 2905 Riverwest Dr., Augusta for the CSRA Humane Society; and Best Western Evans Hotel, 452 Park West Dr., Evans for Columbia County Animal Rescue, Southern Souls Animal Rescue and Columbia County Humane Society.

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.

Scholarships

The Watson-Brown Foundation Inc. is accepting scholarship applications for 2014-2015 awards. One of the region’s largest scholarship programs, the foundation will award 200 scholarships of up to $5,000 for 2014-2015.

To be eligible, students must be from certain counties in Georgia and South Carolina and plan to attend any four-year, accredited college in the country. The scholarship application deadline is Feb. 15. Details, including the online application, may be found at www.watson-brown.org/scholarship.

GOP women

Greater Columbia County Republican Women will meet Dec. 12 at Be My Guest Catering and Events, 4216 Washington Road, Evans (next to Academy Sports).

The guest speaker is Georgia Attorney General Sam Olen. The $12 buffet dinner also includes coffee, iced tea and dessert. Social and dinner begins at 6 p.m., the meeting at 7 p.m. RSVP to info@gccrw.org or citizen30809-gccrw@yahoo.com or (706) 294-5100 by Dec. 10.

Free concert

The Appling Opry will feature a double-header program Saturday, Dec. 14. Acts include the “Roscoe F. Perry Male Choir” from First Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Appling and Rabon Creek, a bluegrass band from Laurens, S.C. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. at 5701 Whiteoak Road. Admission is free.

 

Boy scouts spaghetti dinner

Boy Scout Troop 108 will hold a spaghetti supper fundraiser from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Grovetown Baptist Church, 108 W. Robinson Ave., Grovetown. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call Ed Shannon at (706) 832-4911 or Dale Stoddard at (706) 564-4685.

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.

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.

 

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

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

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

Survivors

Fort Gordon’s Survivor Outreach Services, for families of deceased soldiers, is available at (706) 787-4767 or myarmyonesource.com.

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 for more information.

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.

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