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Posted: March 5, 2014 - 1:07am

Charity run

Greenbrier Middle School will be hosting Run for the Gold, a 5K race, on Saturday, March 15 at 9 a.m. The $25 entry fee includes a t-shirt, goodie bag and refreshments after the race. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Columbia County. Log on to active.com to register.

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 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 today.

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 e-mail ktaylor@goodwillworks.org.

Fundraiser

On March 16 and 17, Adas Yeshurun Synagogue will be slicing more than 400 pounds of kosher corned beef. This year’s goal is to sell more than 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 can be picked up at Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Road.

Call (706) 736-8788 or go to www.adasyeshurun.net.

Republican women

Greater Columbia County Republican Women will meet 7 p.m. March 13, at Be My Guest Catering, 4216 Washington Road, Evans. The guest speaker is Billie Gingrey, wife of U.S. Senate candidate Phil Gingrey.

Dinner is $13 per person at 6 p.m. RSVP to info@gccrw.org or citizen30809-gccrw@yahoo.com or 706-294-5100 by March 10.

Sierra Club meets

Sierra Club will meet Tuesday, March 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Walton Way Ext. Cathy Black, Water Quality Coordinator with the Georgia Forestry Commission, will explain Certified Wood and how the forest industry protects soil and water resources. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Judy Gordon, gordonjudith@att.net.

Show choir competition

The Lakeside High School competitive Showchoir, Soundsation, will host its third annual Georgia Vocal Invitational competition on Saturday, March 8, at Lakeside High School. This is Georgia’s only Showchoir competition for middle and high school show choirs.

Students can also take part in a solo competition. Tickets will be available at the door: $8 for adults, $5 for students, and children 5 and younger are free. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. with the first competition beginning at noon. The high school competition will begin at approximately 2 p.m.

Scholarships

Applications for the Barbara C. Beazley Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by The Columbia County Foundation for Children, are now available.

Applicants must be Columbia County residents and intend to enroll or are currently enrolled in a college or technical school. Paper applications may be obtained from school counselors’ offices in all Columbia County high schools or downloaded from the Web site at: www.ccfchildren.com. The scholarship is need-based. The deadline to apply and submit documents is May 30, 2014.

Art show

The second 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.

Senior pageant

Contestant interviews are under way for the 2014 Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant to be held Sept. 6 at the Kroc Center. The pageant is open to women 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.

Woodturners

The Savannah River Woodturners’ will meet 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at 144 N. Belair Road in Evans. Professional Woodturner Ken Dunlap of the Carolina Mountain Woodturners will demonstrate Multi-Axis Turning. For additional information, contact Lee Carey at (706) 627-8373.

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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