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Posted: March 1, 2017 - 1:49am

Easter basket donations

Columbia County Cares food pantry is collecting Easter Baskets for children 12 and younger. Baskets can be store-bought or handmade. If the basket contains toys, please mark them Boy, Girl or Either. Baskets may contain religious material. Please drop baskets off at Columbia County Cares, 1959 Appling-Harlem Hwy., Appling, or call (706) 541-2834 and we will pick them up. In 2016, we distributed 150 baskets, thanks to Columbia County generosity.

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Children's drawing, painting

Artists Guild of Columbia County presents children's drawing and painting 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at Church of our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road. Classes are for children 7-12 years old. Classes cost $80 for four-week sessions. Students will learn to draw from life using various drawing, coloring and painting media. Students who began the drawing class during a previous month will be taught additional techniques they can apply to skills already learned. Limited scholarships available to qualifying students. artistsguildcc.org.

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Millennials ministry

New Life West presents Relevance 2017: When Millennials Worship, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2, to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4 at New Life Worship Center West, 3940 Desoto Drive in Martinez. Based on I Chronicles 21:32, Relevance is a ministry dedicated to awakening today's generation; newlife-worshipcenter.org; free.

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Lifting the veil on Islam

The Islamic Society of Augusta presents Lifting the Veil "Rebutting Terrorism and Bigotry" at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at Islamic Society of Augusta, 465 Old Evans Road in Martinez. The presentation will cover the basics of who Muslims are, what Muslims believe, and what Muslims practice, and then dives into hot topics including terrorism, women's rights, Sharia and Islamophobia. More details at isaugusta.com or email outreach@isaugusta.com.

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Cinderella's Closet donations

All junior and senior girls in the CSRA are invited to register to choose a free prom dress, jewelry and shoes for their school prom. Cinderella's Closet is open for business and is in search of the first 100 lucky girls who sign up to give a free prom dress to. Since 2015 Cinderella's Closet has helped more than 50 girls in the past two years at its annual "Princess Day." Junior and Senior girls are encouraged to sign up on the group's Facebook page to register to attend the event March 17-18 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans. For more information email cinderellasclosetcco@yahoo.com to sign up. Also follow us on Facebook (Cinderella's Closet Columbia County) and Instagram (cinderellasclosetcolco)

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Job Fair boot camp

Free Goodwill Job Fair Boot Camp 10 a.m. Friday, March 3 at Job Connection, 3179 Washington Road, to help job seekers prepare for the March 9 job fair. Free classes that tell you what to wear, how to look, what to bring and what not to bring to a job fair; goodwillworks.org.

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New Dove Brothers concert

The New Dove Brothers will be in concert 7 p.m. Friday, March 3 at Bethesda Baptist Church, 5793 Old Augusta Hwy. The Bladenboro, N.C. group is led by McRae Dove. The concert is free, but a love offering will be received. Nursery provided. For more information, call (706) 556-6818.

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Sinatra Tribute

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, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd. in Evans. Dress in your favorite '40s attire and walk the red carpet. Tickets $44; (706) 726-0366 or augustaamusements.com.

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Chili Cookoff

Walton Foundation for Independence is looking for a few good cooks, judges and volunteers for the fifth annual Chilly Chili Cook-off, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at Evans Towne Centre Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd. Sign up now at waltonfoundation.net/chili. Cook-off admission is $5 (cash only), and kids 12 and under are free. Admission includes unlimited tastings of chili, soup, stew and cornbread. Soft drinks and beer available for purchase. For more information, call Vicki Greene at (706) 823-8584 or email vickig@waltonfoundation.net.

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Wreath-making class

Harlem Arts Council presents St. Patrick's Day wreath-making with Brenda Stephens, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 4 at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem. Class maximum is 4. Contact Brenda at (706) 816-5012. Cost: $22, includes all supplies.

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Crocheting class

Harlem Arts Council presents Crochet with Sharon Bell, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at 175 N. Louisville St., in Harlem. Make an introductory square that can be added together to create many different things. Call Sharon at (301) 659-9509. Cost: $35, includes crochet yarn. To purchase crochet needles, please bring an additional $5.

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Food and Wine Showcase

Second annual Bonne Santé - A Food & Wine Showcase to benefit The National Kidney Foundation, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5 at Pine Knoll Farms in Appling. The showcase will raise funds to fight kidney disease and honor transplant recipient Mike McCommons, owner of Durhamtown Off Road Resort. Contact Celeste Tennant, 770-452-1539 ext. 603 or visit kidneyga.org. Cost: $100 for individuals; $350 for group of 4; $700 for table of 8.

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Church concert

Brian Free and Assurance in Concert at 10 a.m., Sunday, March 5 at Trinity Baptist Church, 4594 Columbia Road. The concert will be in celebration of the church's 45th anniversary. Admission is free, but love offering will be taken.

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Pastoral appreciation

The 31st Pastoral Appreciation for the Rev. Dr. R.F. Leverett will be at 2:30 p.m., March 5 at 6227 Columbia Road in Appling. Guests include the Rev. James Taylor, pastor of First Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Augusta.

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Learning for life

Grovetown United Methodist Church presents Learning for Life Spring Classes, 6 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 5 at Grovetown United Methodist Church. Four different classes will meet each Sunday for an hour for 5 weeks. Classes are Auto Maintenance, Canine Care for healthy dogs, Gardening and Fitness, introducing a variety of exercises. A free supper at 5:30 p.m. by the Concerned Women, Inc. Register at www.grovetownumc.com or call Pastor Sandy Heslop, (706) 651-1177.

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Oil painting class

Harlem Arts Council presents Oil Painting with Minette Hatcher 10 a.m. to noon, Monday March 6, 13 and 20 at 175 N. Louisville St. in Harlem. Beginner and experienced welcome. Class maximum of six students, HAC members have priority. Contact Ann at (706) 556-6656. Cost: $20 per class.

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Pottery class

Harlem Arts Council presents Pottery with Angelika Bondar 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays March 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem. Learn how to make pottery using various hand-building techniques. No experience needed. For beginners, but advanced enough for those who have worked with clay. A series of four classes includes all materials, clay firing and glazing. Cost for all 4 classes is $60 plus $20 materials fee. Contact Angelika, (706) 394-4682.

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Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will hold a free Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy Thursdays for 10 weeks beginning 6:30-9 p.m. March 9. The course is open to county residents 18 years 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.

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Republican women meet

Columbia County Republican Women will meet Thursday, March 9 at Formosa's II Chinese Restaurant, 3830 Washington R A-36, Martinez. Our speaker is Christopher J. Ferrell, the director of investigations and research at Judicial Watch. Cost: $15, includes meeting, dinner buffet, iced tea and tips. Social and dinner begins at 6 p.m., program starts at 7 p.m. RSVP to info@CCRWomen.org or 706-925-5330.

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Goodwill Spring Job Fair

Thursday, March 9, from 1-4 p.m., Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta. For details on Job Fair Boot Camp, call The Job Connection staff, (706) 447-5195. www.goodwillworks.org/jobfair.

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Tile painting class

Harlem Arts Council presents Alcohol on Tile painting with Jeane Stanford, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 11 at 175 N. Louisville St. in Harlem. Leave with at least two completed tiles. Cost: $30, all materials furnished. Wear old clothes or bring an apron. See HAC Facebook page and website for paintings from the last class. Contact Jeanne, (330) 592-2256. Minimum class size is three students.

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Guitar lessons

Harlem Arts Council presents guitar lessons with Jeff Jordan, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Saturday March 11 at 175 N. Louisville St. in Harlem. Beginner and more advanced students will learn a song and to read music. Group lessons (four or less) available. Contact Jeff, (706) 556-3756. Cost is $30 per class with individual instruction.

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Celtic Tenors

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. Visit augustaamusements.com or call (706) 726-0366.

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Industrial product show

Industrial Product Exhibition, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 at Columbia County Exhibition Center. Free, and open to the public. The area's largest exhibition of new electrical, instrumentation, mechanical, process and automation products and services. Visit www.isaga.org/PENShow for reservations.


The Marvin Gaye Experience

What's Going ON: The Marvin Gaye Experience featuring Brian Owens, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans. Tickets are $42; (706) 726-0366; augustaamusements.com.

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Spring Marvin Ganza

Spring is in the air, so join in the fun at Marvin United Methodist Church. Swap/sell plants, have a yard sale, and/or sell your crafts. Rain or shine, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. March 18, $25 for a 10′ square space. Contact Sue (706) 814-5468 or cmm1941@gmail.com, Margaret (706) 210-0893 or olmsteadmc@att.net, or the church office (706) 863-0510 to reserve your space!

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Japanese weaving class

Harlem Arts Council presents Kumihimo with Ulriche Beck, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18 and April 1 at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem. Learn an ancient Japanese weave to make a bracelet. Minimum 2 students. Cost: $17, includes two 90-minute classes (first class learn techniques and follow with developing the bracelet) with all materials included. Contact Ulrike, (706) 556-1984.

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Spring birdhouse making

Harlem Arts Council presents painting a spring birdhouse with Brenda Stephens, noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 18 at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem. Acrylic paint free-hand and/or with stencils. Four birdhouses to choose from. Four students maximum. Cost is $24. Constact Brenda, (706) 816-5012.

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Civil War Roundtable

The monthly meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of Augusta will be 6 p.m., March 20 at Goodwill's Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta. Enjoy an evening with Ed Bearss, National Park Service Chief Historian Emeritus and a "rock star among battlefield guides." Ed has been nominated for a Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his contributions to preserve American Civil War history. Cost is $15 and includes dinner. www.civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.

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Star Trek Weekend

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, 9 a.m. Thursday, March 23 with "Shore Leave for Trekkies" - a weekend of episodes, movies, costumes and games at Elijah Clark State Park, 2959 McCormick Hwy., Lincolnton. Parking is $5, films are free. Some events will include a fee. Food concessions available during movies. Trekkies can save 30% on the park's cabins and campsites during this themed weekend. For reservations or more information, call 706-359-3458 or visit www.GaStateParks.org/ElijahClark.

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Piano performance

Music to Move the Soul, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown. Pianist Eric Genuis will perform. All proceeds will benefit St Paul Radio, 91.1 FM. For tickets, call (706) 564-1743 or http://www.ericgenuis.com/home.htm. Tickets: $45 in advance, $55 at the door.

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Angel pendant and earrings class

Harlem Arts Council presents Angel Pendant and Earrings with Herman Kunis, 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 25 at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem. Learn wire-working techniques. Cost: $30, includes all supplies and equipment, including black silk cord to attach pendant. Minimum of 3 students, maximum of 6 students. See the HAC Facebook page for picture. Contact Herman, (706) 339-2955.

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Pawprints Foundation pet food drive

Pawprints Foundation and 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; pawprintsfoundation.org.

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Food pantry

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

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Female veterans

The Women's Veterans Organization meets 11 a.m. on second Saturdays at Troy University, 2743 Perimeter Pkwy., Augusta. The cost is $50 per year. For more, call Watha Alston-Hooper at (706) 564- 6745.

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Foster parents

Necco Augusta offers free foster-parent orientations 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, 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 welcome. Learn more at necco.org.

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Prospectors

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

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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.

 

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