Easter basket donations needed
Columbia County Cares food pantry is collecting Easter baskets for children 12 and under in our client families. Baskets can be either store-bought or handmade. If the basket contains toys, please mark them Boy, Girl or Either. Baskets may contain religious material. Drop baskets off at Columbia County Cares, 1959 Appling-Harlem Hwy., Appling, Ga., or call (706) 541-2834 and we will pick them up. In 2016, we provided 150 baskets, thanks to the generosity of Columbia County.
Harlem Arts Council presents Pottery with Angelika Bondar, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays March 8, 15, 22 and 29, 175 N. Louisville St., Harlem. Learn how to make pottery using only your hands with various techniques. No experience needed. For beginners, but advanced enough for those who have worked with clay. A series of 4 classes includes all materials, firing the clay and glazing. Cost: $60 for all 4 classes, plus $20 materials fee. Contact Angelika, (706) 394-4682.
Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will hold a free Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy 6:30-9 p.m., Thursdays, beginning March 9 for 10 weeks. Open to county residents 18 years and older. Call the Sheriff's Office Community Services Division, (706) 541-2856 or download an application from the Community Services link, columbiacountyso.org.
County Republican women's meeting
Columbia County Republican Women will meet Thursday at Formosa's II Chinese Restaurant, 3830 Washington Road A-36, Martinez. Social and dinner is at 6 p.m., program starts 7 p.m. Our speaker is Christopher J. Ferrell, the director of investigations and research, Judicial Watch. Cost: $15 includes meeting, dinner buffet, iced tea and tip. RSVP to info@CCRWomen.org or 706-925-5330.
Goodwill Spring Job Fair
1-4 p.m., Thursday, 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.
Tile painting class
Harlem Arts Council presents Alcohol on Tile painting with Jeane Stanford, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, 175 N. Louisville St., Harlem. Leave with at least 2 completed tiles. Cost: $30, all materials furnished. Wear old clothes or bring an apron. See the HAC Facebook page and website for paintings from the last class. Contact Jeanne, 330-592-2256. Minimum class size is 3 students.
Harlem Arts Council presents guitar lessons with Jeff Jordan 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Saturday, 175 N. Louisville St., Harlem. Beginner and more advanced students will learn a song and to read music. Group lessons (4 or fewer) available, which will reduce individual costs. Contact Jeff, (706) 556-3756. Cost: $30 per class with individual instruction.
Community Yard Sale
Evans Middle School Community Spring Yard Sale & Crafts, 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, 4785 Hereford Farm Road, Evans. Spaces available for rent. Vendors and crafters welcome. Free and open to the public. Contact Evans Middle School, (706) 863-2275 for vendor spaces. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for 7 a.m. - noon, Saturday, March 18.
Harlem Arts Council presents Oil Painting with Minette Hatcher, 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays, March 13 and 20, 175 N. Louisville St., Harlem. Beginner and experienced welcome. Class maximum of 6 students, HAC members have priority. Contact Ann, (706) 556-6656. Cost: $20 per class.
Celtic Tenors will perform, 7:30 p.m. March 14, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans. Tickets are $47.50. For more information, visit augustaamusements.com or call (706) 726-0366.
Industrial Product Exhibition
Exhibition 4 - 8 p.m. March 14, Columbia County Exhibition Center near Grovetown Wal-Mart. 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, Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans. Tickets: $42; (706) 726-0366; augustaamusements.com.
Cinderella's Closet will hold the 3rd annual "Princess Day" March 17-18, Wesley United Methodist Church, Evans. The event is open to junior or senior girls across the CSRA. We have dresses size 0-24. Donations of dresses size 18 and up can be delivered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday to the church office, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans. Contact us, email@example.com to sign up for the event. Follow us on Facebook (Cinderella's Closet Columbia County) and Instagram (cinderellasclosetcolco).
Spring Marvin Ganza
Spring is in the air, so join 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Margaret (706) 210-0893 or email@example.com, or the church office (706) 863-0510 to reserve your space!
Harlem Arts Council presents Kumihimo with Ulriche Beck 10 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday March 18 and April 1, 175 N. Louisville St., Harlem. Learn an ancient Japanese weave to make a bracelet. Kumihimo was prominently used by Samurai, but are now used as ties on a traditional obi (kimono sash). Minimum 2 students. Cost: $17, includes two 90-minute classes (first class, learn techniques; second, develop bracelet) and all materials. Contact Ulrike, (706) 556-1984.
Harlem Arts Council presents Painting a Spring Birdhouse with Brenda Stephens, noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 18, 175 N. Louisville St., Harlem. Acrylic paint free-hand and/or with stencils. 4 different birdhouses available. 4 students maximum. Cost: $24. Constact Brenda, (706) 816-5012
Yard Sale fundraiser
When Help Can't Wait yard sale, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 3843 Martinez Blvd. Event will be in the parking lot behind Augusta Telephone Co. (Look for signs.) Spring clearance sale for overstocked items. All proceeds benefit CSRA nursing home residents. Contact (706) 650-9467; www.whenhelpcantwait.com.
Civil War Roundtable
Civil War Roundtable of Augusta monthly meeting, 6 p.m., March 20, Goodwill Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta. Enjoy an evening with Ed Bearss, National Park Service Chief Historian Emeritus, nominated for a Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his contributions to preservation of Civil War history. Cost: $15, includes dinner; www.civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.
Star Trek Weekend
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, beginning 9 a.m. Thursday, March 23 with "Shore Leave for Trekkies" - a weekend of episodes, movies, costumes and games, Elijah Clark State Park, 2959 McCormick Hwy., Lincolnton. Parking is $5, films are free, some events include a fee. Food concessions will be available during movies. Trekkies can save 30% on park cabins and campsites during this themed weekend. For reservations or more information, call 706-359-3458 or visit www.GaStateParks.org/ElijahClark.
Music to Move the Soul, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Pianist Eric Genuis will perform, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown. 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, the door.
Angel pendant and earrings class
Harlem Arts Council presents Angel Pendant and Earrings with Herman Kunis, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 25, 175 N. Louisville St., Harlem. Learn wire-working techniques. Cost: $30, includes all supplies and equipment, including black silk cord to attach pendant. Minimum 3 students, maximum 6. See HAC Facebook page for project picture. Contact Herman, (706) 339-2955.
Learning for Life classes
Learning for Life spring classes, 6 - 7 p.m., Sundays, beginning Mar. 26, Grovetown United Methodist Church. 4 classes will meet for 5 weeks. Classes are Auto Maintenance, Canine Care, Gardening and Fitness. Free supper at 5:30 p.m. each Sunday by the Concerned Women, Inc. Register at www.grovetownumc.com or call Pastor Sandy Heslop, (706) 651-1177.
Networking for Leads
Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Networking for Leads event to cultivate business relationships and identify needs of other business owners, 3-4 p.m., Wednesday, Mar. 29, 1000 Business Blvd. Members only. Only one participant per business; www.columbiacountychamber.com.