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Posted: March 12, 2017 - 1:37am

Easter basket donations needed

Columbia County Cares food pantry is again collecting Easter baskets this year to be distributed to 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 most certainly may contain religious material. Please drop baskets off at Columbia County Cares 1959 Appling-Harlem Highway., Appling, Ga., or call (706) 541-2834 and we will pick the baskets up. In 2016, we distributed 150 baskets thanks to the generosity of Columbia County.

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Oil painting

Harlem Arts Council presents Oil Painting with Minette Hatcher from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday March, 13 and 20 at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem. Beginners and experienced people are both welcome. Class maximum of six students, HAC members have priority. Contact Ann at (706) 556-6656. Cost $20.00 per class.

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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. For more information, visit augustaamusements.com or call (706) 726-0366.

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Industrial Product Exhibition

From 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 at the Columbia County Exhibition Center near Grovetown Wal-Mart. Free admission 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.

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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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Cinderella's Closet

Cinderella's Closet will hold the 3rd annual "Princess Day" March 17-18 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans. The event is open to the first 100 junior or senior girls in in the CSRA to sign up. Girls will receive a free prom dress and a variety of jewelry and shoes. Donations of larger-size dresses, size 18 and up can be delivered to the church office, 825 N. Belair Road in Evans, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact us at cinderellasclosetcco@yahoo.com to sign up for the event. Also follow us on Facebook (Cinderella's Closet Columbia County) and Instagram (cinderellasclosetcolco).

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Spring Marvin Ganza

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, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18, $25 for a 10-foot 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

Harlem Arts Council presents Kumihimo with Ulriche Beck from 10 to 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. Kumihimo was prominently used by samurai, but are now used as ties on a traditional obi (kimono sash). Minimum two students. Cost includes two 90-minute classes (first class learn techniques and follow with developing the bracelet) with all materials included for just $17. Contact Ulrike at (706) 556-1984.

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Spring Bird House making

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

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Civil War Roundtable

The monthly meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of Augusta will be at 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 preservation of American Civil War history. Cost is $15 and includes dinner. www.civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.

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Augusta Christian Women's Luncheon

Reservations for Augusta Christian Women's Connection luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 22, at Riverview UMC Fellowship Hall, 1244 Fury's Ferry Road in Evans. All women are invited. Reservations are required by March 17. Speaker Frieda Dixon will be talking on "Second Chances." For more information or for reservations, call Charlotte at (864) 391-8872 or Joy at (706) 650-9638.

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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 in Lincolnton. Parking is $5, films are free and some events will include a fee. Food concessions will be available during movies. Trekkies can save 30 percent 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 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Pianist Eric Genuis will perform at 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 are $45 in advance, $55 at the door.

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Angel Pendent and earrings class

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

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Civil War Roundtable

The monthly meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of Augusta will be at 6 p.m. April 17, Goodwill's Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta. Vince Dooley, board member of the Civil War Trust, presents on "Leading From the Front." Coach Dooley is a former UGA head football coach and athletic director and a former Marine. Cost is $15 and includes dinner. www.civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.

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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. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday at 1959 Appling-Harlem Hwy., Appling; (706) 541-2834.

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Female veterans

The Women's Veterans Organization meets 11 a.m. on the 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 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.

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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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Prospectors

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

 

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