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School council nominations

Posted: August 23, 2016 - 11:01pm

School council nominations

Lakeside Middle School began accepting nominations Aug. 22 for one parent and one business parent to serve on the Lakeside Middle School Council. Ballots for nominations will be available in the front lobby of the school from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. until Friday, Aug. 26. Elections will be held Monday, Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Ballots for the election will also be available in the front lobby of the school from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Schools seek
public input

Georgia Department of
Education welcomes the public
to attend a public feedback session Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 6-8
p.m. at the Columbia County Board of Education building located at 4781 Hereford Farm Road in
Evans. Every Student Succeeds Act has replaced No Child Left Behind. As schools prepare to transition away from No Child Left Behind to the ESSA, the public is invited to give feedback from stakeholders interested in making education better for students. The state BOE is seeking local public opinion and feedback at the meeting. For more information, go to www.gadoe.org/essa.

Women’s Luncheon

Augusta Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon, 11 a.m. Aug. 24, Riverview United Methodist Church, 1244 Furys Ferry Road; reservations required by Aug. 20; (706) 650-9638

QuickBooks class

QuickBooks class, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24, The Cleveland Group, 3740 Executive Center Drive; $99; hands-on classes and personalized one-on-one consulting; cost of registration includes lunch; clevelandgroup.net

County project meeting

Public Meeting for the proposed 2017 General Obligation Bond, Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at Patriot’s Park Meeting Room located at 5445 Columbia Road in Grovetown. Staff will provide a proposed project list and everyone is encouraged to provide feedback and suggestions as to what improvements they would like to see in the future. The list will be voted on Nov. 8 during the general election. For more information, visit www.columbiacountyga.gov or call the Board of Commissioners Office at (706)868-3379. The last meeting will be held Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Exhibition Center Meeting Room in Grovetown, located at 212 Partnership Dr.

Island Run

8 a.m. Aug. 27, Champions Retreat Golf Course, 37 Champions Parkway; $37 early-bird registration; race in grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts; after race enjoy music, tropical refreshments, prizes; benefits SafeHomes of Augusta; active.com

Open House

Helms College Open House, 10 a.m. Aug. 27, Helms College, 3145 Washington Road; tour campus, discover financial aid options, light refreshments; helms.edu

Columbia County Chamber luncheon

Columbia County Chamber Presents: Executive Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road; $25 members, $35 others; speaker: Mark Rauckhorst, executive vice president Plant Vogtle 3 & 4 Construction

Fort Gordon Natural Resources

Fort Gordon Natural Resource Public Information meeting, 6 p.m. Sept. 1, Darling Hall, Fort Gordon; information regarding natural resource management, fish and game harvest data, iSportsman call-in system; Mike Juhan, (706) 791-2397 or Steve Camp, (706) 726-0098

Archaeological meeting

Augusta Archaeological Society meeting, 8 p.m. Sept. 1, Big Daddy’s Bar and Grill, 4045 Jimmie Dyess Pkwy; speaker Rob Benseon, cultural resource management archaeologist with Southeastern Archaeological Services in Athens, Ga.; dinner at 6:30 p.m., program 8 p.m.

Chamber membership

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce: Membership 101; 8:30-9:30 a.m. Sept. 7; members only; for new members or
members wanting a refresher course; columbiacountychamber.com

Remember, reflect

Remembrance and Reflection Ceremony, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 9, Columbia County Military Wall, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., (behind library); remembrance of the victims of 9/11, including law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical technicians; live stream available at columbiacountyga.gov/pr

Fall concert

The Columbia County Orchestra will be presenting a “Fall Pops Concert” Saturday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. The concert will be presented at the Columbia County Government Complex, Building A Commissioners auditorium in Evans. Selections will include music from Lord of the Rings, Pan, George Gershwin
and World of Warcraft. A
mystery local celebrity will be featured at the concert. For more information, visit www.columbiacco.org.

Chamber Before Hours

Columbia County Chamber Before Hours, 7:45-9 a.m. Sept. 13, Columbia County Chamber, 1000 Business Blvd.; Presented by Manpower, April Mitchell, marketing manager, will speak on “Teachable Fit – How to close the gap between employer needs and the ability of a candidate”; columbiacountychamber.com

Book sale

Friends of the Columbia County Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9-11, Columbia County Library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; (706) 863-1946

Sylvia

Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre: Sylvia, 7 p.m. Sept. 9-10, 15-17, 22-24, Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Building 32100 Third Ave.; romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog; fortgordon.com/programs/leisure/entertainment/dinner-theatre

Donations welcome

Lynndale Advocates Indoor Yard Sale welcomes tax deductible donations of toys, furniture, and household items Sept. 13 & 14 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the activity room at the rear of the building located at 1490 Eisenhower Dr. (across from the Augusta National, past ball fields through gates) in Augusta. The yardsale will take place Saturday, Sept. 17 from 7 a.m. - noon. Refreshments and greenhouse plants will be on display for sale during the yard sale. No Electronics, except flat screen TVs.

Police Academy

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, 2273 County Camp Road, Appling; Free; participants will be given insight into everyday operations of the sheriff’s office; firearm training; course is offered Thursday evenings for 10 weeks and is open to Columbia County residents ages 18 and up; (706) 541-2856

Foreigner tribute band

Flashback Friday: Head Games, 5 p.m. Sept. 16, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; $5; no outside food or beverages; no coolers

Fishing rodeo

Kids’ Fishing Rodeo and Family Day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 17, Wildwood Park, 3780 Dogwood Lane; free; Fishing, food, bounce house, face painting, sno cones, cotton candy, hot dogs, hamburgers, games; must pay for entrance to park; register day of event from 8-9 a.m. or online starting Aug. 17; chfishforlife.org

Emergency Awareness

Columbia County Prepare and Aware Day, 10 a.m. Sept. 17, 10 a.m.; activities and displays inside the Emergency Operations Center, Smokey the Bear, free hot dogs, chips and bottled water to the first 300 people; six disaster supply kits given as door prizes, and drawings for first aid kits, three gift baskets, and NOAA Alert radios; (706) 868-3303 or ccprepareandawarecom

Sushi class

Saturday Chef Cooking Class: Sushi; 10 a.m., Sept. 17, Helms College, 3145 Washington Road; $75; hands-on class; learn terminilogy, how to cook sushi rice, prepare fish, present and serve with garnishes and sauces including Nigiri and variety sushi rolls, as well as miso soup; (706) 651-9707; helmscontinuingeducation.com/saturday-chef.html

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

Female veterans

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

Christian singles

6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525

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

Gold prospectors

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

Stress reduction

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

Writers group

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

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

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

For more local events or to post an upcoming event, visit events.augusta.com.

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