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Posted: May 17, 2017 - 2:46am

Evans High School Council

The Evans High School Council meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, at Evans High School in the school's media center.

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Fine Arts night

River Ridge Elementary School presents the 12th Annual Fine Arts Night from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 18, at the school. Art awards will be announced at 5:55 p.m. The event includes a recorder performance by third graders, and 4th and 5th grade choir performances

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Heritage celebration

Fort Gordon will observe Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with a command program at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, in Alexander Hall on Chamberlain Ave. This year's theme is, "Walk Together: Embrace Differences, Build Legacies."

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Gala Concert

The Columbia County Choral Society 20th Anniversary Gala Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 19, at First Baptist Church of Evans located at 515 N. Belair Road in Evans. Cost is $15 general public; $12 students, seniors, military, or groups of 10 or more.

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Connection luncheon

Reservations for the May 24 Augusta Christian Women's Connection luncheon are due by Friday, May 19. The luncheon is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Riverview UMC Fellowship Hall, 1244 Fury's Ferry Road in Evans. All women are invited. Call Joy at (706) 650-9638 for your reservations. Diane Rose aka Patches the Clown will be the guest speaker.

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Gathering of the People PowWow

Gathering of the People Southern Protocol Native American Pow Wow, free, 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 19, to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way, Evans. Camp feeds 5:30 p.m. Friday; intertribal dancing 7 p.m. No drugs or alcohol allowed. Food and craft vendors welcome; www.gatheringofthepeople.com.

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Pancake breakfast fundraiser

The School for Arts Infused Learning (SAIL) will be holding a pancake breakfast for students, parents, families and friends from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, in the Abilene Baptist Church Gymnasium at 3917 Washington Road in Martinez. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10. RSVP at https://docs.google.com.

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Anime art camp

The Harlem Arts Council presents anime art camp for middle and high school students with Susanna Bondar Tuesday, May 20, through Thursday, June 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem; Cost is $45 plus a $5 supply fee. Contact Susanna at (706) 394-4682.

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Spring Fling

Spring Fling in Grovetown, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20, at Liberty Park, in Grovetown, located at 1040 Newmantown Road. The event is free and includes crafts, concessions, car show, inflatables, games and more.

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Thunder Over Evans

A celebration of Armed Forces Day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Evans Towne Center Park. Event includes fireworks, music by The Salamanders, performances by the Army Signal Corps Band, No Joes Circus, lumberjack and motocross shows, kickboxing; historic exhibits and military displays; skydive drop-in and aircraft flyover; kid zone. Free and open to the public; http://thunderoveraugusta.com.

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Guitar lessons

The Harlem Arts Council presents Guitar Lessons with Jeff Jordan from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at 175 N. Louisville St. in Harlem. Classes are for those with beginner to moderate guitar experience. Students will learn a song and how to read music; (706) 556-3756.

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Orchestra concert

Glenn Miller Orchestra, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans. Tickets are $44 and available at augustaamusements.com or by calling (706) 726-0366.

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Parkinson Support Group

The CSRA Parkinson Support Group May meeting is free and open to the public, and will be held at 6 p.m. at St. Johns Tower on Greene Street in Augusta. Featured speaker will be Dr. Zain Guduru, neurologist and fellow of the Movement and Memory Disorder Center of Excellence at Augusta University. Contact: Mary Ann Navarro at (706) 364-1662.

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Communities in Schools fundraiser

Communities in Schools is holding its first Servers for Kids Celebrity Dinner fundraising event Thursday night, May 25, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Augusta. Money raised will remain in the community to help at-risk students and their families. All proceeds will be used to support services and programs provided by Communities in Schools, an independent nonprofit organization. Contact Debby Kalliokoski at (706) 550-7716 or (706) 284-6635.

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Music Festival

Papa Joe's Banjo-B-Que: Music Festival, from 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 26, and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Evans Towne Center Park, Evans. Early bird general-admission weekend pass $60. Regular general-admission weekend pass $70. Weekend VIP $250. Daily passes available at a later date. Kids 12 and younger are free in general-admission area; banjobque.com.

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Knitting or crocheting classes

The Harlem Arts Council presents knitting or crocheting with Sharon Bell from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at 175 N. Louisville St. in Harlem. Bring size 8, 5 mm knitting or crochet needles to the class or purchase your own for $5 each; cost is $35, includes yarn. Call Sharon at (706) 659- 9509.

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Children's Art Camp

The Harlem Arts Council presents Children's Art Camp for kindergarten to 2nd grade students with Angelika Bondar and other arts council instructors from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, May 30, through Thursday, June 1, at 175 N. Louisville St. in Harlem. The class is designed for budding artists. Cost for all three classes is $45 plus $5 supply fee.

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Summer feeding

The Columbia County Summer Lunch program will be available May 20-July 14. Meals will be served at various locations at no cost for kids 18 and under. Adults pay regular price of $3.75. Zoning not applicable for picking up lunches. Locations include: Lakeside High, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; Ridge Crossing Apartments, noon to 12:45 p.m.; Westmont Elementary, 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Harlem Baptist Church, 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Liberty Park, noon to 12:45 p.m.; Magnolia Trace Apartments, 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Westwood Club Apartments, noon to 12:45 p.m.

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Harlem Library

The Columbia County Library's Harlem Branch will hold a grand opening beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the site of the new library located at 145 N. Louisville St. in Harlem.

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VA town hall meeting

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will conduct its quarterly veterans town hall Thursday, June 1, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Augusta Richmond County Library auditorium at 823 Telfair St. in Augusta. Leadership will provide an update on issues affecting veterans and their care. The meeting is free and open to the public.

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Taste of Ramadan

The Islamic Society of Augusta monthly Lifting the Veil program for June is combined with the annual Taste of Ramadan dinner at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 1. Muslims observe the lunar month of Ramadan by fasting from dawn to sunset. For Muslims, it is a special month of increased repentance, prayer and charity. This will also be an opportunity for the guests to meet ISA's new Imam Jawad Rasul. Check details at http://isaugusta.com/?p=2002. Please register at https://tasteoframadan.eventbrite.com.

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Library book sale

Columbia County Friends of the Library Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, June 2 and from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4, at the Evans Branch. Books will be on display in the foyer of the library. There will be both fiction and nonfiction books for sale.

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Summer Beach Blast

It's 5 o'clock somewhere as gates open at 5 p.m., Saturday, June 3, for the Columbia County Summer Beach Blast at the Evans Towne Center Park. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Save $5 and purchase your tickets now at summerbeachblast.com; advance tickets $15, day of show $20.

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Goodbye Harlem Middle School

Harlem Middle School invites will hold a community celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at 375 W. Forrest St. in Harlem. Silent auction of school memorabilia will be available. Inflatables, carnival games, concessions and cash-and-carry yard-sale items from school.


All About Paper

Artist's Guild of Columbia County presents All About Paper with Angelika Bondar from 10 a.m. to noon, June 6-8 at the Church of Our Savior, located at 4227 Columbia Rd. Learn how to make paper by recycling and creating your own to make art; cost $75 plus $10 supply fee; ages 6-12. Limited scholarships available to qualifying students; www.artistsguildcc.org.

Drawing and Painting for Teens

Artists Guild of Columbia County features drawing and painting for teens by Angelika Bondar Tuesday-Thursday, June 6-8, from 1 to 3 p.m. for teenagers 13-17, at Church of Our Savior located at 4227 Columbia Rd.; cost is $75 pus $10 supply fee; www.artistsguildcc.org.

Bible study

Thursday bible study and prayer at Answers Community Church in Grovetown, from 7 to 8 p.m.; www.answerscommunitychurch.org.

Golf tournament fundraiser

The 5th annual Concerned Women Inc., Charity Golf Tournament begins with lunch at noon, with the tournament beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Bartram Trail Golf Course. All proceeds benefit the Concerned Women's Inc. community services. Cost is $85 per player. Corporate, team and hole sponsorships available. Contact Arthur or Beatrice Sanders at asan137659@aol.com or (706) 854-1338.

Concert in the park

Friends with Benefits presents Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, at the Columbia County Amphitheater, in Evans, Thursday, June 15. Tickets: $35 in advance, $45 day of show, $100 advance VIP seats. VIP tickets include preferred stage view, seated section, adult beverages and food catered by Southbound Smokehouse. Tickets on sale now, FWBPRO.com

Vacation Bible School

Marshall Baptist Church will hold Galactic Starveyor Vacation Bible from 6 to 8 p.m., June 12-16, at 436 Marshall Church Rd. in Thomson. The week-long school is for all ages with Bible studies also available for teenagers and adults. Call (706) 595-6235.

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Pottery Camp

Artists Guild of Columbia County presents Pottery Camp with Angelika Bondar for ages 6-12, from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 20, and Wednesday, June 21, at a 2-day mini camp. Will include return at a later date to glaze and fire finished pottery pieces. Cost is $75 plus $15 supply fee; located at Church of Our Savior at 4227 Columbia Rd.; www.artistsguildcc.org.

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Anime, Manga, Graphic Novels

Artists Guild of Columbia County presents Anime, Manga and Graphic Novels with Angelika Bondar for ages 10-15, Tuesday, June 20, through Thursday, June 22, from 1-3 p.m. at Church of Our Savior, located at 4227 Columbia Rd.; cost is $75 plus $10 supply fee; www.artistsguildcc.org.

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Glow Run for the Fallen

The Race for the Fallen Glow Run will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 24, in Grovetown, at Liberty Park Community Center. The Race for the Fallen Glow Run is a family-fun night race that welcomes participants of all ages and speeds. Race proceeds will benefit the Police Benevolent Foundation. Register before May 1 for only $35 at http://bit.ly/2kPTrl7. Race-day registration is $45.

Cornhole Tournament

The Bobbi Pin Salon presents Back the Blue Cornhole Tournament Saturday, June 24, at 1040 Newmantown Road in Grovetown. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and tournament starts at 1 p.m. Register at the door or at Bobbi Pin Salon.

Triathalon park series

Tri the Parks - Mistletoe State Park in Appling, July 15. The Mistletoe State Park race is part of the Tri the Parks series. Participants will swim 600 meters in Clarks Hill Lake, bike 11.8 miles outside the park over rolling hills, and run 5k through the park's roads. Race also features a duathlon and aquabike option; www.GaStateParks.org.

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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.

Female veterans

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

Foster parents

Necco Augusta offers free foster-parent orientations 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, from 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. For more information, go to 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 second Thursdays, Day­spring Baptist Church, 4220 Belair Frontage Road; (706) 496-4611.

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Food pantry

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

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Celebrate Recovery

Thursday, at 7 p.m., West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road, in Evans. For more information, call Tom, at (706) 814-1355

 

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