• Comment

Current events

Posted: January 8, 2017 - 1:11am

School closings

The Columbia County Board of Education will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 6 and will reopen Jan. 9 for a teacher workday. Students will return Jan. 10.

^

Pet food drive

Pawprints Foundation/Long Dog Rescue are accepting donations of dog, cat, puppy and kitten food year-round at Animal House, Wild Birds Unlimited, Grovetown Farm & Garden, Vineyard Wine Market and Martinez/National Hills Animal Hospitals. To have donations picked up, call (706) 863-2067 or email doxydog@att.net. All donations benefit local rescues; www.pawprintsfoundation.org

^

Job openings

The new Grovetown Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is taking applications ahead of its spring opening. A temporary hiring center is at 5170 Wrightsboro Road, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested applicants can also apply online at careers.walmart.com.

Learning for life

Free workshops in Grovetown begin Jan. 8 and run for six weeks. Four classes: small-engine repair; positive parenting; job-search skills; and basic skills in reading music. The one-hour classes are at 6 p.m. each Sunday until Feb. 12. at Grovetown United Methodist Church on Robinson Avenue in Grovetown. Free dinner provided; grovetownumc.com or (706) 651- 1177.

MOMS Club

MOMS Club of Augusta Meet & Greet, Thursday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m., at the Wilson Family Y, at 3570 Wheeler Road in Augusta. Stay-at-home moms in the area, come meet and socialize with other moms. The Augusta chapter includes Augusta, Martinez and North Augusta; www.momsclubaugusta.org

^

Ray Charles

On My Mind

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

^

Snow Fest

The Fifth Annual Columbia County Snowfest returns to Evans Towne Center Park in Evans on Jan. 14 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Press On, a local nonprofit group dedicated to supporting research and finding a cure for childhood cancer. Snow tubing slides, live music, food vendors, arts and crafts, inflatables, a large carnival area, climbing wall, trackless train, kids' karaoke on stage and showcases from local schools. Free admission; armbands cost $10 to participate in select attractions. For more information go to columbiacountysnowfest.com.

Grave marker unveiling

The Evans Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, in conjunction with the Brown Family, will hold a memorial service for Pvt. Joshua A. Brown, CSA, at the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 (weather permitting). The cemetery is at the intersection of Old Union Church Road and Louisville Road, near Harlem.

^

Girlology Puberty Program

10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road in Augusta. Open to fourth- and fifth-grade girls and a parent (or parent substitute). Led by Dr. Melisa Holmes (Ob-Gyn). A cringe-free and fact-based conversation about adolescent health. Pre-registration is required: www.girlology.com/node/6794/180 or girloloy.com; Cost is $20 per parent-child pair

^

School rezoning approval

Approval of the final rezoning plan will take place Jan. 24 at the Board of Education, 4781 Hereford Farm Road in Evans, at 5:30 p.m. Information concerning the rezoning proposal can be found at www.ccboe.net. Public comments can be sent to zoning@ccboe.net.

^

reNew & Brew

Silent auction of works from local artists repurposed from items purchased at Goodwill, and beer tastings from regional craft breweries paired with food created by Helms College culinary students in the Augusta School of Hospitality; Friday, Feb. 3, 7-11 p.m. All proceeds benefit Helms College: www.helms.edu; www.goodwillworks.org/renewandbrew; $75 for individual tickets; sponsorships available.

^

Pam Tillis

Come dressed in your favorite country music attire and walk the red carpet; (706) 726-0366, Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans. Tickets cost $44; augustaamusements.com

^

Sinatra Tribute

Ol' Blue Eyes Sinatra Tribute featuring Mark Randisi and The Motor City Horns; Saturday 7:30 p.m., March 4 at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, at 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd. in Evans. Dress in your favorite '40s attire and walk the red carpet; Tickets, $44; (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 aid for eyeglasses is available for qualifying Grovetown residents; contact Grove­town Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813.

^

Celebrate Recovery

Thursday 7:00 p.m., Feb. 9 at West Acres Baptist Church, located at 555 Gibbs Road in Evans. For more information, call Tom at (706) 814-1355; Free

^

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 at Troy University, 2743 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta. The cost is $50 per year. For more, call Watha Alston-Hooper at (706) 564- 6745.

^

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 more information.

 

  • Comment