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Art classes

Posted: February 21, 2016 - 12:00am

Art classes

Artists’ Guild of Columbia County Children’s Drawing and Painting, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursdays in February and Thursdays, March 3, 10, 24 and 31; the Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road, Martinez; $80 per four-week session plus $45 supply fee; for ages 8-12; artistguildcc.org

Therapy dog testing

International Organization Therapy Dog Testing; 5:30 p.m. first Friday of the month; Brandon Wilde, 4275 Owens Rd.; registration required; (706) 863-3737

Gospel Concert

Gospel trio Karen Peck and New River; 6 p.m. Feb. 21; Grace Baptist Church, 4945 Hardy McManus Rd.; free; love offering will be taken; (706) 868-9729

Chamber Before Hours

Columbia County Chamber Before Hours; 7:45 a.m. Feb. 23; Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1000 Business Blvd.; breakfast and networking 7:45-8:15 a.m., program 8:15-9 a.m.; free for members, $20 first time visitors; columbiacountychamber.com

Planning for dementia

Legal and Finanical Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, 10 a.m., Feb. 25; Alzheimer’s Association, 106 SRP Drive Suite A; free; speaker Daniel Burroughs; Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association; seating is limited; (706) 860-5233 or e-mail her at bwilliams@alz.org

Tribute band

Band on the Run The McCartney Years, doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $45; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

Southern Gospel concert

The Whisnants in concert;
7 p.m. Feb. 26; Bethesda Baptist Church, 2793 Old Augusta Highway, Harlem; free; donations accepted; nursery provided; (706) 556-6818

Saxophone Quartet

Symphony Orchestra Augusta: A Prism Saxophone Quartet; 7:30 p.m. March 5; Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $20; soaugusta.org

Charity Gala

Havana Nights: Columbia County Charity Gala, 7 p.m. Feb. 27; $80-$150; benefits Columbia County Cares Food Pantry, Columbia County Foward Foundation, and Columbia County Arts Development Fund; black tie; dining, dancing and casino games; bit.ly/1KlAv71

Cinderella’s Closet

March 5; Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road; Juniors and seniors in Columbia County who cannot afford a prom dress can receive one; contact your school’s guidance counsleor for a referral; cinderellasclosetcco@yahoo.com

Wrestling

Flatline Pro Wrestling presents March of Champions IV, 6:30 p.m. March 5, Patriots Park, 5445 Columiba Road; $12 general admission, $15 front row; doors open 6:30 p.m.; flatlineprowrestling.com

Inspirational Music

Eric Genius: Music That Moves the Soul, 7:30 p.m. March 5; St. Teresa of Avila, 4921 Columiba Road; $45 in advance, $55 at the door; music composer, virtuoso pianist; proceeds will benefit St. Paul radio 91.1 FM; (706) 564-1743

Industrial Exhibit

Industrial Product Exhibit, 4 p.m. March 8, Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive; free; exhibition of new electrical, instrumentation, mechanical, process and automation products; continuing education seminars available; isaga.org/PENShow

Executive Luncheon

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Executive Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. March 8, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; $25 members, $35 nonmembers; Leigh Farrow will discuss “The Power of Your Brand”; presenting sponsor: Augusta University; premier sponsors: EDTS, Spherion, Comcast Spotlight, Georgia Power; executive sponsor: ADP; www.columbiacountychamber.com

Book sale

Friends of the Columbia County Library Book Sale; 10 a.m. March 11-13; Columiba County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; books will be on display in the foyer of the library; fiction and non-fiction

Yuchikiokee

7 p.m. March 17-18, 11 a.m. March 19; Evans Towne Center Park; Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ Thursday, free; Wycliffe Gordon and His International All-Stars Friday, $15; music, art, dance festival and Eric Lee Beddingfield Saturday, $5; $80 VIP ticket for the weekend; etix.com

Henry Gross

Henry Gross One Hit Wanderer, doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $43; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com

Americana

American Americana, 7:30 p.m. March 18; First Baptist Church of Evans, 515 N. Belair Rd; $15, $12 military, seniors and students; Assortment of choral selections by American composers including early American and folk songs, spirituals and pieces by popular living choral composers, columbiacounty
choralsociety.org

Easter Egg Hunt

Baskets, Bunnies and Eggs, 10 a.m. March 19, Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Road; $2, plus $5 parking; Ages 3-10 can create their own Easter baskets and go on a kid-friendly egg scavenger hunt through the woods; afterward, visit with rabbits from the 4-H Bunny Club; (706) 541-0321

Hairspray

Hairspray, 7 p.m. March 25-26, Augusta Preparatory Day School, 285 Flowing Wells Road; $17, $15 students, seniors; with classic hits such as “Good Morning Baltimore” and “Nicest Kids in Town”: presenting sponsor is The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area; (706) 860-9729 Ext. 1

Rock Fore! Dough XII

5:30 p.m. April 5; Lady Antebellum Amphitheatre, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $30 Darius Rucker, Charles Kelley, Brothers Osborne, Patrick Davis, John Krueger; $30-$35; rockforedough.com

Futurist Adam Trent

6:30 p.m. April 16; Jabez Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $40; doors open 6:30 p.m., show strts 7:30 p.m.; augustaamusements.com

Candlelight and Wine

Candlelight and Wine Concert Series; 7:30 p.m. April 16, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20; Columbia County Amphitheatre, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; Bring seating and picnic; enjoy jazz, soul, R&B, spoken word, rock, funk and
gospel music and live art demos; (762) 233-5299, gardencityjazz.com

Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que

4 p.m. May 27, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $60 weekend pass; featuring Willie Nelson and Family, Old Crow Medicine Show, Steep Canyon Rangers, Blitzen Trapper, Mountain Faith, Sarah Jaroz, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Susto, Ben Miller, Have Gun Will Travel, Guthrie Brown & the Family Tree, Little Roy & Lizzie Show and more; Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbecue competition; also, large selection of craft beer, petting zoo, pig races and more; banjobque.com

Christian singles

6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to- to Locks Road; dance lessons 6:30-7:30 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m.; refreshments; Augusta Christian Singles; $8 members, $10 others; (762) 233-1978, christiandances.org

Eyeglass help

Financial assistance for qualifying Grovetown residents’ eyeglasses; Grovetown Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813

Food pantry

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling; Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; (706) 541-2834

Gold club

Gold Prospectors Association of America meets 7-9 p.m. second Thursdays, Dayspring Baptist Church, 4220 Belair Frontage Road; (706) 496-4611

Live w Wrestling

First Saturday every month; doors open 7:30 p.m., bell time 8 p.m., Patriots Park Gymnasium, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; $10 front row, $7 general admission, 5 and younger free; flatlineprowrestling.com

Hospital classes

Variety of classes each month; Doctors Hospital; (706) 651-2450, doctors-hospital.net

Meditations

4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mindbody Stress Reduction Programs, 4210 Columbia Road Suite 4A, Martinez; Mindfulness and Expansive Meditations; $15, $5 students with ID; (706) 496-3935, mindbodystressreduction.com

Female veterans

11 a.m. first Saturdays; The Women’s Veterans Club; $24 per year; April Starks (706) 868-5601

Writers group

6:30 p.m. third Mondays, Georgia Military College, 115 Davis Road; CSRA Writers Group; free, open to the public; for a critique, bring eight copies of up to 10 pages of work (double-spaced); (706) 836-7315

Zumba classes

6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Mondays, Evans Christian Academy, 213 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown; $5 per class; (706) 364-3565,
evanschristianacademy.org

Food pantry

Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling; Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; (706) 541-2834

MOMS Club

MOMS Club of Augusta meets 10 a.m. first Wednesdays; includes Augusta, Martinez, North Augusta; e-mail for location; membership@momsclubofaugustaorg, momsclubaugusta.org

Writers group

Third Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Georgia Military College, 115 Davis Road; CSRA Writers Group; free, open to the public; for a critique, bring eight copies of up to 10 pages of work (double-spaced); (706) 836-7315

Wine tastings

4:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays, 1-6 p.m. Saturdays, Vineyard Wine Market, 4414 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; (706) 922-9463, vine11.com

Civil War Round Table

Meets 6-8 p.m. the third Monday
of the Month at the Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road; next meeting March 21; speaker is William C. “Jack” Davis, professor at Virginia Tech and director of programs at the schoo’s Virginia Center for Civil War Studies; topic is Loreta Janeta Velasquez, a rebel soldier, media celebrity and con artist; (706) 736-2909 or gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com.

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