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Football registration

Posted: May 3, 2016 - 11:01pm

Football registration

Registration is now open for the 2016 Evans Pop Warner fall football and cheer season. Participants who register before June 1 will
receive a $20 discount.
For more information, visit to evanspopwarner.com.

Time Out Luncheon

TIME OUT at the First Baptist Church of Evans is a lunchtime fellowship ministry for the surrounding community; neighbors who live and work nearby are invited for good food, good company and a work of inspiration; menu includes roast beef, potatoes and carrots, garden salad, rolls and dessert; please make reservations by calling the church office at (706) 863-1228 or email fbcevans@knology.net by noon May 4; cost: $6. The church is located at 515 N Belair Road in Evans.

Documentary

The Thomson-McDuffie County Convention & Visitors Bureau will hold a free, public screening of the documentary Blind Willie’s Blues on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Thomson Depot at 111 Railroad Street in Thomson. After the screening, David Fulmer, writer and producer of the movie, will offer a question and answer session.

Gone but Not Forgotten

“Gone But Not Forgotten” ceremony, 10:30 a.m. May 6, Courtyard Pavilion, 36th and Brainard Ave., Fort Gordon; honors fallen comrades; 118 4x6 inch flags will be posted in special plot constructed by a family member of one of the fallen; sergeantsmajor.com

Soul Food

Soul Food Festival, 2 p.m. May 7, Lady Antebellum Pavilion,
7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $35-$65; gates
open 2 p.m., show starts 4 p.m.; performers include Rick James and Stone
City Band; The Bar Kays, Ohio Players, Slave, Midnight Star, Lakeside, and Sapp; $35 general admission, $45 preferred viewing, $65 VIP seating; ilovesoulfood.com/augusta-ga

Dragon Boats

GoodBoats for Goodwill: Dragon Boat Festival; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7; Lake Olmstead, 2200 Broad St.; features dragon boat races, food and various vendors,
children’s activities and more; to sponsor, volunteer, paddle or be a vendor call (706) 650-5760 or email goodboats@
goodwillworks.org; proceeds benefit Helms College

Rock & Run

9 a.m. May 7, Blanchard Woods Park, 4600 Blanchard Woods Road; 5K and 1 mile run; register at active.com,
benefits When Help
Can’t Wait; (706) 650-9467

Indy Pro Wrestling

Way of the Warrior at Patriots Park on May 7 beginning at 7 p.m.; the best wrestlers from
across the Southeast descend on Grovetown to test their skills against each other. Come
Support Indy Pro Wrestling at its finest. Cost: $10; $25 VIP. Visit livewireaugusta.tk/ for more information.

March of Dimes

8:30 a.m. May 14, Lady Antebellum Pavilion, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; (803) 252-5200, SCM200@marchofdimes.com

Giant yard sale

Columbia County
Giant Community Yard Sale, 7 a.m. May 14-15, Columbia County Fairgrounds, 5642 Columbia Road; Sponsored by Rotary
Club of Columbia County; rent a space and keep the profits; register online; giantcommunityyardsale.com

Mud Challenge

2016 Marine Mud Challenge, 8 a.m.
May 14, corner of
Chamberlain Avenue and 19th Street, Fort Gordon; $12-$110; drinks, food, music and activities for everyone; marinemud.
com

John Michael Montgomery

7 p.m. May 12, Enterprise Mill Event Center, 1450 Greene St.; $100; food and beverage included; benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; (706) 252-4566

Golf Tournament

10:30 a.m. May 13, Forest Hills Golf Club, 1500 Comfort Road; $95; check in 10:30 a.m., grilled burger buffet, 11:15 a.m.; shotgun start noon; Team Lauderdale with handicaps; prizes, 19th hold party, auctions, raffles; for brochure, go to bit.ly/1Mn3WAM; augustachoralsociety.org

Park party

Party in the Park, 6 p.m. May 13, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Towne Center Blvd.; free; acoustic, Guitar-Pull style concert featuring Drew Baldridge, Jacob Bryant, Luke Combs, Ray Fulcher, Faren Rachels and Cole Taylor; columbiacounty.gov

Sips and Sass

7 p.m. May 14, Riverwood Plantation Barn, 5123 Riverwood Pkwy.; $20; benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities; presented by Aiken-Augusta Alumnae Association of Alpha Delta Pi; hor d’oeuvres, drinks, dancing and silent auction; for tickets, go to http://bit.ly/1M5AYut

Free Shredding

8-11 a.m. May 14, The Cleveland Group, 3740 Executive Center Drive; Free shred event for sensitive documents; clevelandgroup.net

Paddlefest

9 a.m. May 14, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; kayak, canoe, and paddleboard event on the Savannah River; for an extra $5, participate in Poker Run; paddlefest.ga

Art in the Park

2016 Art in the Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 14; Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; arts festival highlighting the visual and performing arts in Columbia County; this year’s event will include performances by several local performers, a variety of arts vendors, our annual sidewalk chalk contest, demonstrations for adults, and lots of activities for kids; columbiacountyarts.org

Food Distribution

Free Food Distribution, 11 a.m. May 14; MCS Augusta, 120 Davant Road; free food for families in need, regardless of religious, social, or racial background; extra food is available for Georgia families with children; mscaugusta.org

Pops! Under the Stars

7:30 p.m. May 14, Lady Antebellum
Pavilion, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; free; Symphony Orchestra Augusta, food, fireworks; 12th Annual Celebration; soaugusta.org

Manager Training

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19, Columbia County Extension Office, 6420 Pollards Pond Road; $140; for food service managers/employees and/or anyone who needs food safety training; no refunds for cancellations, but substitutions are allowed; first-come, first-serve registration; class size is limited to 20 participants; registration deadline is April 29; no on-site registration available; Betty English, benglish@uga.edu; fcs.uga.edu/ext/servsafe

Roller Derby

Roller Derby Low Down Throw Down, noon May 20-22; Columbia County Exhibition Center, 212 Partnership Drive; $15 day, $25 weekend; soulcitysirens.com

Dancing Stars

Dancing Stars of Augusta Dance to End Alzheimer’s, 6 p.m. May 20; Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St.; local celebrities are paired with professional dancers to raise money in a dance competition; tickets at DancingStarsofAugusta.com

Health expo

Health Screenings and Health Education Expo, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21, Patriots Park Gym, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; University Health Care System and Grovetown High School STEM Program; free screenings include plaque scans (carotid artery ultrasounds that identify signs of heart disease), blood pressure, cholesterol checks (full lipid profile including LDL/HDL/Triglycerides/Total Cholesterol), blood sugar; health education includes information on heart attack and stroke prevention, diabetes, breast health, nutrition, orthopedic services, women’s services, cancer and more

Cake Decorating

Saturday Chef: Cake Decorating, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 21, Helms College, 3145 Washington Road; $75; learn piping techniques, how to use fondant and buttercream; register at helmscontinuingeducation.com or call (706) 651-9707

Thunder Over Augusta

11 a.m. May 21, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evns Town Center Blvd.; free; Celebration of Armed Forces Day; Fireworks, lumberjack show, motocross, boxing exhibition, K9 working dogs, skydive drop-in; Signal Corps Band; thunderoveraugusta.com

Summer Basketball Camp

William Avery Summer Basketball Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 23-27, Old Columbia Middle School, 6000 Columbia Road; for boys and girls in first through eighth grades; early drop off and late pick up for additional fee; $125 if registered before April 24 and $175 after; willaverybasketballcamps.com

Chamber After Hours

Columbia County Chamber After Hours, 5-7 pm. May 23, Gerald Jones Auto Group, 4022 Washington Road; members only; columbiacountychamber.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, and more; Little Roy & Lizzie Show and more; Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbecue competition; craft beer, petting zoo, pig races and more; banjobque.com

Auditions

Auditions: Nice Work if You Can Get It, 6:30 p.m. May 24 and 26, Dayspring Church, 4220 Belair Frontage Road; Greater Augusta Youth Theater; performance July 22-23 at Augusta Preparatory Day School; grayt.org

Run for Epilepsy

Step Up for Epilepsy, 9 a.m. May 28, Lakeside High School, 533 Blue Ridge Dr.; $30, $25 students, $40 day of event; benefits the Epilepsy Foundation; pre-register until 5 p.m. May 27; registration begins at 8 a.m. day of run; email seizethemomentga@yahoo.com or call (706) 294-1750

Wildwood Games

All day, June 4-5, Wildwood Park, 3780 Wildwood Lane; USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships, Wildwood Games, running, open water swimming, disc golf; music, food, vendors, non-competition activities; cycling race, open water swimming June 4; disc golf, trail running races June 5; register at www.active.com; wildwoodgames.com

Candlelight and Wine

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

Weeknight Dinners

Saturday Chef: Week Night Dinners, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 18, Helms College, 3145 Washington Road; $75; this course will offer simple solutions to preparing items ahead of schedule; different meals using leftovers, one pot cooking, sous vide techniques and tips on proper sanitation and health tips; register at helmscontinuingeducation.com or call (706) 651-9707; helmscontinuingeducation.com

Classic Rock

Classic Rock Meets Classic South, 6 p.m. June 23, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $25, $80 VIP; Little River Band with Atlanta Rhythm Section and FireFall; part of the Columbia County Community Concert Series presented by Columbia County and Associated Credit Union; Columbia County has partnered with iHeart Radio for this event - who will be providing concert details via their stations Eagle and WBBQ; gates open at 5 pm with the concert following at 6 p.m.; tickets go on sale April 29; classicrockclassicsouth.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; Grove-town 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 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

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

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

POST-LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST

Columbia County Chamber Post-Legislative Breakfast, 7:45 a.m. May 10, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1000 Business Blvd.; Post-Legislative Breakfast, presented by the Government Affairs Committee of the Chamber; local elected officials will be in attendance; keynote speaker will be Commissioner Gretchen Corbin, Technical College System of Georgia; columbiacountychamber.com

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