The Columbia County Choral Society invites you to be its guest. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. with rehearsal 7-9 p.m., Tuesday at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 515 N. Belair Road, Evans. Join the group and sing in its 20th Anniversary Concert on May 19 to premiere a newly commissioned choral work by Georgia composer Daniel Elder. For more information, contact Don Cleary, artistic director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oil painting classes
Harlem Arts Council presents Oil Painting with Minette Hatcher, Monday, Feb. 13, 20 and 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20 per class, which will be held at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem. Beginner and experienced are both welcome. Maximum is six students. For questions contact Ann at (706) 556-6656.
Bible and Missions Conference
Annual Bible and Mission Conference is set for 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, at Christ Church Presbyterian , at 4201 Southern Pines Drive in Evans, with featured speaker Dr. Joel McCall of Christ Covenant Church PCA in Knoxville, Tenn. To learn more, call (706) 210-9090 or visit www.christchurchpres.org.
Harlem Arts Council presents Oil Painting Methods with Gayla Espiritu Friday, Feb. 17 at 175 N. Louisville St. from 1 - 3 p.m. Class minimum of 3. Cost is $25 plus a $5 supply fee. To register, visit http://www.harlemartscouncil.org/events; or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Harlem Arts Council presents Acrylic Painting on Reclaimed Wood with Gayla Espiritu Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem. Cost is $15 plus a $5 supply fee. To register, visit http://www.harlemartscouncil.org/events; or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Japanese weaving class
Harlem Arts Council presents Kumihimo with Ulriche Beck Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem. Learn an ancient Japanese weave to make a unique bracelet. Kumihimo was prominently used by Samurai, but are now used as ties on a traditional obi (kimono sash). Ulrike Beck, is a master weaver. Cost is $15 with materials included. To register, visit http://www.harlemartscouncil.org/events; or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Civil War Roundtable
The monthly meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of Augusta will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. Len Reidel, the executive director of the Blue and Gray Education Society, will present on Civil War Battlefield Tours. A retired Air Force officer, he is the architect of the society's programming and of considerable preservation accomplishments. Cost is $15 and includes dinner. Meeting will be held at Goodwill's Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road in Augusta. civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.
County Charity Gala
Columbia County is giving its annual charity gala to benefit Columbia County Cares Food Pantry, Columbia County Forward Foundation and Columbia County Arts Development at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Exhibition Center in Grovetown, with a Roaring '20s theme ; columbiacountygala.com.
Harlem Arts Council presents Guitar lessons with Jeff Jordan, Saturday, Feb. 25 at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per class with individual instruction. Jeff will work with group lessons (4 or less) which will reduce individual costs. To register, visit http://www.harlemartscouncil.org/events; or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Knitting and Crocheting
Harlem Arts Council presents Knitting and Crocheting with Sharon Bell, Saturday Feb. 25 at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem. The knitting class is from 10 a.m. to noon. If you have size 8 or 5mm knitting needles bring them along! Crocheting classes will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Cost for both classes is Cost $35 and includes yarn. Purchase knitting or crochet needles for an additional $5 each. To register, visit http://www.harlemartscouncil.org/events; or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
All former students, staff, friends, and families are encouraged to attend a bench dedication at Lady A Amphitheater Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. Blanchard High School was the only black high school educating black students from 1957-1970 in the CSRA before integration came to Columbia County.
Conlee to perform
Country legend John Conlee, a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., will perform at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, at Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans. Conlee recently celebrated the 38th anniversary of his breakthrough hit Rose-Colored Glasses and can be found on tour throughout 2017 and on the stage of the Opry, where he has been a member since 1981. Tickets can be purchased at The Vineyard at Evans, itickets.com or (800) 965-9324.
Republican Women's Club Meeting
The monthly meeting of the CSRA Republican Women's Club is set for Monday, Feb. 27. Social and dinner are at 6 p.m., business meeting at 7 p.m. at Jones Creek Country Club in Evans; guest speaker will be Mrs. Robin Allen, the newly elected president of the Republican Spouses Club for Republican congressmen; dinner will be served; cost is $12; RSVP required for dinner only by calling Wanda at (706) 830-5730.
pet food drive
Pawprints Foundation and Long Dog Rescue are accepting donations of dog, cat, puppy and kitten food 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 email@example.com. All donations benefit local rescues; pawprintsfoundation.org.
Ol' Blue Eyes Sinatra Tribute featuring Mark Randisi and The Motor City Horns; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 4, at Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, at 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.
Dress in your favorite '40s attire and walk the red carpet; tickets $44; (706) 726-0366 or augustaamusements.com.
Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will be holding a Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy beginning Thursday, March 9.
This free course is offered Thursdays from 6:30-9 p.m. for 10 weeks and is open to county residents 18 and older. Call the sheriff's office Community Services Division at (706) 541-2856 or download an application from the Community Services link at columbiacountyso.org.
Goodwill Spring Job Fair
Thursday 1-4 p.m., March 9, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta. For details on Job Fair Boot Camp, call The Job Connection at (706) 447-5195. www.goodwillworks.org/jobfair.
Celtic Tenors will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans. Tickets are $47.50. For more, visit augustaamusements.com or call (706) 726-0366.
The Marvin Gaye Experience
What's Going ON: The Marvin Gaye Experience featuring Brian Owens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans. Tickets are $42; (706) 726-0366; augustaamusements.com.
Spring is in the air, so it's time to join in the fun at Marvin United Methodist Church. Swap/sell plants, have a yard sale, and/or sell your crafts. Rain or shine, March 18, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. $25 for a 10' square space. Contact Sue (706) 814-5468 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Margaret (706) 210-0893 or email@example.com, or the church office (706) 863-0510 to reserve your space!
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.
The Women's Veterans Organization meets at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Troy University, 2743 Perimeter Pkwy., Augusta. The cost is $50 per year. For more, call Watha Alston-Hooper at (706) 564- 6745.
Necco Augusta offers free foster parent orientations Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at 424 Columbia Road, Suite B, 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.
Financial aid for eyeglasses is available for qualifying Grovetown residents; contact Grovetown Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813.
Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road in Evans. For more information, call Tom at (706) 814-1355; free.
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.