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Posted: December 25, 2013 - 12:09am  |  Updated: December 25, 2013 - 1:24am

Tree recycling

Boy Scout Troop 643 in Evans can pick up your Christmas tree for recycling on Saturday, Dec. 28, or Saturday, Jan. 4. A $10 donation helps Scouts attend summer camp. Call (706) 373-8922 or GetMyTree@knology.net to schedule a pick-up.

Free cab rides

Bradford Health Services is offering a Free Ride Home during the holiday season. Staff and patrons at restaurants, bars and lounges can call for a ride home for anyone too impaired to drive. This free community service is available through Dec. 31 for adults 21 and older. Bradford’s Free Ride Home will be provided within a 30-mile radius. For more information, call (706) 854-1126 or (800) 333-1865.

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, can be found at www.watson-brown.org/scholarship.

Support groups

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

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

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

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