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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or 706-294-5100 by Tuesday, Feb. 11.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
Evans Christian Academy will host open houses on Feb. 11, March 11, and April 22 at 7 p.m. at the school, 213 S. Old Belair Road in Grovetown. Come see the school, meet the teachers, and tour the facility. Call (706) 364-3565 for more information.
The Savannah River Woodturners’ meeting will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at 144 N. Belair Road in Evans. Professional Woodturner Nick Cook will demonstrate turning with the skew. For additional information, call Lee Carey at (706) 627-8373.
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.
The updated 8/26/13 per Rob Nordan Columbia County Orchestra meets weekly. Musicians needed. For more, go
Columbia County Youth meets weekly. Musicians needed. For more, go to www. columbiacco.org
Fort Gordon’s Survivor Outreach Services, for families of deceased soldiers, is available at (706) 787-4767 or www.myarmy
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.
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.
• 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.
• Golden Harvest Food Bank is seeking volunteers to help sort donations in the warehouse. Call (706) 736-1199.
• 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 by Safe Kids. Call (706) 721-7606.
• Volunteer opportunities are available at the Columbia County Library in Evans. Call (706) 863-1946, or e-mail jthompson@columbia
• 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.
Doctors Hospital offers a variety of classes each month. Call (706) 651-2450, or go to www.doctors-hospital.net.
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)
Celebrate Recovery meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at The Sanctuary Church, 302 Byrd Road, Evans. Call (706) 421-0089.
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