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Posted: February 5, 2014 - 1:04am

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.

GOP 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

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.

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