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Posted: February 23, 2014 - 1:11am

Young Republicans

The Young Republicans of Augusta cordially invites all 18-40 year old Republicans to our organizational meeting at 1102 Bar and Grill located at 1102 Broad St, Augusta. This is an excellent opportunity for like-minded young conservatives to network and become involved in the political process. The meeting is 6-8 p.m., March 5. For more information, contact Ryan Purvis at ryan.purvis@gagop.org.

Career Expo

The Job Connection of Goodwill Industries of the CSRA will hold its Spring Career Expo from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road at Fury’s Ferry Road. The Career Expo is free to job-seekers and potential employers. More than 30 employers and community resources will be on site to provide information about current job openings in the Augusta area.

In preparation for the Career Expo, Goodwill’s Job Connection adjacent to the Snelling Center will hold a Job Fair Boot Camp on Wednesday, March 5, to assist job-seekers in making the best first impression. For information on the Spring Career Expo or the Job Fair Boot Camp, call Goodwill Regional Staffing Manager Kelly Taylor at (706) 840-7441, or email ktaylor@goodwillworks.org.

Art show

2nd Annual River Island Art Show will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 14, at the River Island Clubhouse, 1570 River Island Parkway, Evans. Wine and refreshments will be provided and entertainment by Blue Mountain Highway. The show features works by David Mascaro, Yong Ae Alford, Mary Ann Brock, Sharon Fausnight, Carol Fuller, Linda Hardy, Amy Hattaway, Miriam Katz, Linda Lavigne, Bonnie Lowrey, Sue Porterfield, Terry Smith and Margaret Wesley.

Fashion board

The Augusta Mall Fashion Board is accepting applications for new Fashion Board members for the 2014 year.

Fashion Board members serve as ambassadors for the mall in the community and at mall events. Applications are currently available online at AugustaMall.com, in the mall office, or with students’ high school guidance counselors.

All applications must be in by April 14, 2014. For more information please contact Casey Frails at Casey.Frails@ggp.com or Amy Dalton at Amy.Dalton@ggp.com.

Thrift sale

The Fort Gordon Thrift Shop’s 25-cent sale will be offered again for First Saturday on March 1. The shopping event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features 50 percent off coats, shoes and formal wear. The Thrift Shop is located in Building 39102 behind the Exchange in the Brems Barracks near Avenue of the States and 40th Street. For more information, please visit www.fgscc.com, www.facebook.com/fgscc or www.facebook.com/ftgordon.thrift.

Corned beef fundraiser

On March 16 and 17, Adas Yeshurun Synagogue will be slicing over 400 pounds of kosher corned beef. This year’s goal is to sell over 1,000 lunches. The lunches consist of an overstuffed corned beef sandwich on rye bread with pickle spear, condiments, chips, a drink and freshly-baked brownie at a cost of just $10.

Lunches may be picked up at Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Road. Orders must be placed by March 2. Call (706) 736-8788 or go to www.adasyeshurun.net.

SAT workshop

Evans Christian Academy will hold an SAT Workshop on Saturday, March 1 at 9 a.m. The cost is $45 and the school address is 213 South Old Belair Road, Grovetown. Call (706) 364-3565 to register or for more information.

Blood drives

Shepeard Community Blood Center will be holding the following blood drives this month:

Sunday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., New Hope Worship Center, 715 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 4:30-7:00 p.m., Ansley at Town Center Apartments, 1000 Alder Way, Evans.

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.

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.

Open house

Evans Christian Academy will host open houses on 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.

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

Columbia County Orchestra and Columbia County Youth meet weekly. Musicians needed. Go online to www.columbiacco.org.

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.

• 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
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.

Survivors

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

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.

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.

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