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Posted: May 21, 2017 - 12:29am

Communities in Schools fundraiser

Communities in Schools is holding its first Servers for Kids Celebrity Dinner fundraising event beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday night, May 25, 2017 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.

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.

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 Street 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.

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 Street in Harlem. The class is designed for budding artists. Cost for all three classes is $45 plus $5 supply fee.

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 Street in Harlem.

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 Street in Augusta. Leadership will provide an update on issues affecting veterans and their care. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Taste of Ramadan

The Islamic Society of Augusta monthly Lifting the Veil program for June is combined with the Taste of Ramadan dinner at 7 p.m., Thurs., June 1. Please register at https://tasteoframadan.eventbrite.com.

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. Sat,, 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.

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.

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.reet 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

Featured by Artists Guild of Columbia County features drawing and painting for teens by Angelika Bondar from 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.; http:// 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. Sat., 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.

Civil War Roundtable

The monthly meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of Augusta will be at 6 p.m. June 19, Goodwill's Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta. Gerald Prokopowicz, chair of the History Department, East Carolina University in Greenville, N. C., presents on his book, Did Lincoln Own Slaves And Other Frequently Asked Questions About Abraham Lincoln. Cost is $15 and includes dinner. www.civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.

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.

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.

Glow Run for the Fallen

The Race for the Fallen Glow Run will begin at 8 p.m. Sat., 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 Sat., 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 of 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. For information, go to necco.org.

Eyeglasses help

Financial aid for eyeglasses is available for qualifying Grovetown residents. 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. Call (706) 814-1355

 

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