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Posted: March 19, 2017 - 1:39am

Easter basket donations sought

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 hand made; 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, distributed 150 baskets thanks to the generosity of Columbia County.

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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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Oil painting

Harlem Arts Council presents Oil Painting with Minette Hatcher from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday March 20 at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem. Beginner and experienced 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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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 - 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 www.ericgenuis.com/home.htm. Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door.

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Angel Pendent, earrings class

Harlem Arts Council presents Angel Pendant and Earrings with Herman Kunis from 10 a.m. to noon S aturday, 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 3 students, maximum of 6 students. See the HAC Facebook page for picture 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 former UGA head football coach and athletic firector and a former Marine. Cost is $15 and includes dinner. www.civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.

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Nursing Showcase

The 17th annual Spirit of Nursing Showcase will be at 5 p.m., April 28, the Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road, Augusta. Wendy M. Perry, a board-certified nurse, healthcare manager and educator, is the guest speaker for the banquet, which includes the Spirit of Nursing Awards. Cost is $40 at www.csra-gna10.org before April 14, Contact Patsy Pennington at patsy@penningtongroup.net.

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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 at 1959 Appling-Harlem Hwy., Appling; (706) 541-2834.

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Female veterans

The Women's V eterans 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 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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Celebrate Recovery

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.

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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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