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Posted: November 23, 2016 - 12:16am

Tax Aide volunteers

Tax Aide volunteers are needed for tax season. No experience is necessary. Visit www.aarp.org/taxaide or call Jim Roberts at (706) 726-3101. www.aarp.org/taxaide.

 

Festival applications

Applications are due Nov. 29 for those interested in participating in the Grovetown Christmas Festival, Dec. 3 from 4 - 8 p.m. at Liberty Park Community Center. Email jwheately@cityofgrovetown.com; http://www.cityofgrovetown.com/calendar.aspx?EID=108

 

Lightwire Theater

A Very Electric Christmas will be at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd. Lightwire Theater includes a unique combination of dance, puppetry and technology. Tickets are $28.50 for adults and $14.50 for children at augustaamusements.com.

 

Columbia County Ballet

Columbia County Ballet presents The Nutcracker, Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Imperial Theater in Augusta.

 

Choral Society Concert

Columbia County Choral Society concert Our Favorite Things, Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Evans located at 515 N. Belair Road in Evans; Cost is $15 general admission; $12 senior, military, student, groups of 10 or more; columbiacountychoralsociety.org

 

Grovetown Christmas Festival

In lieu of a tree-lighting ceremony due to ongoing road construction, the city of Grovetown will hold a Christmas Festival Saturday, Dec. 3 from 4 - 8 p.m. at Liberty Park Community Center located at 1040 Newmantown Road. The event will include a standing parade, entertainment, Santa, a tree lighting and vendors.; http://www.cityofgrovetown.com/calendar.aspx?EID=108

 

Columbia County Tree Lighting

Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1-7 p.m. Christmas Tree Lighting Festival at Evans Towne Center Park. Inflatables, craft vendors, food, live music and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! HolidaysatthePark.com

 

Christmas at Crossroads

The sixth annual Christmas at the Crossroads craft and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, 5555 Hereford Farm Road, Evans.

 

Christian Connection luncheon

Reservations for Augusta Christian Women's Connection luncheon due Dec. 3. The luncheon will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 7 at Riverview UMC Fellowship Hall, 1244 Fury's Ferry Road in Evans. All Women invited. Reservations required. Call Joy at (706) 650-9638

 

UCW Veterans Rumble

Professional Wrestling to help UCW raise money for 21-year Marine Corps veteran's widow Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. 30 man over the top Elimination Rumble, raffle and more; Fellowship Baptist Church 670 E Robinson Ave in Grovetown. Doors open 6 p.m., bell time 7 p.m.; Front row $15, General Admission $10, kids 3 and under free.

 

Merchants Association Christmas Parade

Merchant's Association of Columbia County's 52nd annual Christmas Parade, Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m., Dec. 4 in Martinez-Evans; columbiacountyfair.net/christmas.html

 

West Augusta Alliance

Quarterly meeting Monday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m., in the Metro Augusta Federal Credit Union meeting room at 205 Davis Road in Martinez.

 

Bible Class

New Life Worship Center - West Campus, located at 3940 DeSoto Drive in Martinez, Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., All are welcome; (706) 796-7880; http://newlife-worshipcenter.org

 

Learning for Life

Learning for Life II, Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. thru Sunday, Jan. 8. Grovetown United Methodist Church, located at 206 E. Robinson Ave., hosts a 6-week series of 4 life skills classes. Register at www.grovetownumc.com;or (706) 651-1177; www.grovetownumc.com; Free

 

A Carpenters' Christmas

Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters' Christmas, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd. Tickets are $39.50 at augustaamusements.com.

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Singing Christmas Tree

Abilene Baptist Church's 38th annual Singing Christmas Tree on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. Free tickets are available at the church office from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday and from 9 a.m. until noon Friday. Tickets also can be downloaded for $1 at www.itickets.com; (706) 869-1774.

 

Toys for Tots

Taking toys for Toys for Tots donations at Sam's Club Monday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 18 beginning at 7 a.m. at 596 Bobby Jones Exp. and online donations at http://augusta-ga.toysfortots

 

Grovetown bear giveaway

Santa Claus at Grovetown City Hall for a Teddy Bears giveaway Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the council chambers. Get a free Christmas Teddy Bear from the mayor and then use personal camera to get a photo with Santa.

 

Alzheimer's Support Group

Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 10:30 a.m., at 106 SRP Drive, Suite-A in Evans. Support Group for Caregivers who are caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease and/or dementia; 1-800-272-3900 prior to attending a meeting to confirm meeting times; Free; www.Alz.org

 

Book Sale

The Friends of the Columbia County Libraries will hold a big book sale Friday, Jan. 6 and Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at the Evans branch.

 

Ray Charles On My Mind

Pianist/vocalist Kenny Brawner portrays Ray Charles Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, located at 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; Cost is $45; (706) 726-0366; augustaamusements.com

 

Foster parents

Necco Augusta offers free foster parent orientation sessions on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at 424 Columbia Road, Suite B in Martinez. The group is looking for loving parents to work with children up to age 21. Register at (706) 210-3435. Walk-ins are welcome. Learn more at necco.org.

 

Eyeglasses help

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

 

Food pantry

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

 

Female veterans

The Women's Veterans Organization meets at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month on the second floor at Troy University, 2743 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta. The cost is $50 per year. For information, contact Watha Alston-Hooper at (706) 564-6745.

 

Christian singles

Augusta Christian Singles meets from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturdays at Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive off Evans to Locks Road; dance lessons are 6:30-7:30 p.m.; dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for members, $10 for others. Call (762) 233-1978 for information.

Gold prospectors

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

 

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