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Posted: February 2, 2014 - 1:08am

Choir concert

The St. Olaf Choir and conductor Anton Armstrong will present a concert at St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St., Augusta, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11. The concert will feature sacred and secular masterpieces, as well as music for chorus and grand pipe organ. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students, and are available at stolaftickets.com or by calling (800) 363-5487.

Design contest

Augusta Technical College is encouraging elementary, middle and high school students to participate in the 2014 Manufacturing Appreciation Week student design competition. Artwork submitted must depict the importance of manufacturing in the student’s life or community. Deadline for entry is Feb. 7.For information, go to www.georgiamaw.org, or contact Bonita Jenkins at (706) 771-4000, ext. 4019, or at bjenkins@augustatech.edu.

Benefit concert

A benefit concert for the 2015 St. Paul’s Choir Trip to Canada and New England will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, by Sho Ane Seaton, soprano; Richard Cook, tenor and pianist; Taylor Massey, clarinet; Vonda Darr, harp; and Keith Shafer, pianist.

The program will be held at St. Paul’s Church, Sixth and Reynolds at Riverwalk Augusta. Admission is free but donations in support of the choir trip will be accepted. The trip is scheduled for June 2015, begins in Montreal and ends in Boston, where the group will sing at Old North Church.

Fundraising gala

“Love is in the Air,” a fundraising gala for Columbia County Choral Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Columbia Middle School, 2012 Warriors Way, Grovetown. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at ccchoralsociety.eventbrite.com or call (762) 233-7793.

Republican women

Greater Columbia county Republican Women will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Be My Guest Catering, 4216 Washington Road. Speakers will be Niki Broun, wife of U.S. Rep. Paul Broun and Jody Hice, candidate for the 10th Congressional Distict. Dinner is $13 and begins at 6 p.m. RSVP to info@gccrw.org or citizen30809-gccrw@yahoo.com or 706-294-5100 by Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Alzheimer’s day

Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at the State Capitol is Thursday, Feb. 13. Buses will leave from Evans, make a stop in Thomson and arrive in Atlanta for a day of meetings with legislators and lunch. Join with caregivers and concerned Georgians as we stand united on the steps of the State Capitol to support programs and services for those battling Alzheimer’s and related dementias. For more information and to reserve a seat on the bus: call Kathy Tuckey at (706) 860-4599. Bus trip, lunch and t-shirt will be provided to each participant at no charge.

Dinner theatre

Harlem High School is holding a promotional dinner theatre at 6 p.m. Feb. 13-15 at Red Oak Manor to raise money for the Drama program. Major numbers from their upcoming show The Wedding Singer will be performed along with some scenes. Tickets are on sale now for $25 per person. You can also purchase a table of eight for $160. There will be a steak dinner served. To purchase tickets contact Dylan Bollinger at dylan.bollinger@ccboe.net

Senior pageant

Contestant interviews are underway for the 2014 Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant to be held Sept. 6 at the Kroc Center.The pageant is open to ladies of the CSRA (both Georgia and South Carolina) who are 55 years of age or above. Please contact Pat Schlipp at (706) 664-3896 for further details.

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 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.

Public speaking club

The Riverwalk Toastmasters Public Speaking and Leadership club meets Mondays at 7 p.m. in the University Hospital Education Wing, Third Floor, room 3. Visit the Web site 7106.toastmasterclubs.org for more information, or call Sharma Pogula at (706) 855-1081.

Wine tastings

Weekly wine tastings are held 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays and 1-6 p.m. Saturdays at Vineyard Wine Market, 4414 Evans to Locks Road, in Evans. Call (706) 922-9463, or
visit www.vine11.com.

Exercise class

Zumba classes meet at Evans Christian Academy, 213 South Old Belair Road, every Monday and Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $5 per class. Call (706) 364-3565.

Time Out ministry

“Time Out” at the First Baptist Church of Evans, 515 N. Belair Road, is a lunchtime fellowship ministry for the community. The next Time Out luncheon is 11:50 a.m. Feb. 6 at the church fellowship hall. The guest speaker will be Steve Stokes, pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church. The meal is $6. RSVP by calling (706) 863-1228 or by e-mailing fbcevans@knology.net by noon Feb. 4.

Bluegrass concert

Willie Wells and Blue Ridge Mountain Grass of South Carolina will perform at the Appling Opry at 7 p.m. Feb. 8. The free concert will be held at the Old. J.D. Howell General Store, 5701 Whiteoak Road, Appling. Light refreshments will be available. A jam session will follow.

Writers meeting

The CSRA Writers meet on the third Monday of every month at Georgia Military College on Davis Road in Martinez. Because of President’s Day we’ve moved this month’s meeting to Feb. 10 at 6:30 pm. For more information Contact Steve Fox at (706) 836-7315 or email dewfox@yahoo.com.

Marine League

The Marine Corps League Riverfront Marines Detachment 2 meets at 7 p.m. on second Thursdays at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1002 Carolina Ave., North Augusta, with dinner at 6 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.

Survivors

Fort Gordon’s Survivor Outreach Services, for families of deceased soldiers, is available at (706) 787-4767 or www.myarmy
onesource.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 residents to purchase eyeglasses. Write to Grovetown Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813.

Volunteers

• The Grovetown Senior Center is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver meals to shut-ins. Call (706) 210-8699.

• Regency Hospice is seeking volunteers. Training is provided. Call Nancy Browning at (706) 868-4422.

• Safe Kids East Central 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 jthompson@columbia
countyga.gov.

• The American Cancer Society’s Augusta chapter is seeking drivers for its Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation to cancer patients. Call (706) 731-9900.

Hospital classes

Doctors Hospital offers a variety of classes each month. Call (706) 651-2450, or go to www.doctors-hospital.net.

Fire information

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.

Help group

Celebrate Recovery meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at The Sanctuary Church, 302 Byrd Road, Evans. Call (706) 421-0089.

Food pantry

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.

School Council meetings

River Ridge Elementary

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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