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Posted: June 7, 2017 - 12:57am

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Membership 101

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce presents Mem­bership 101, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, at 1000 Business Blvd., Evans, for new memers or those who want a refresher. Members only; columbiacounty chamber.com.

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Chamber lunch

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and Augusta University presents the annual Executive Luncheon, with guest speaker Dale Thomas, 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Martinez. Businesswoman of the year will be named; member tickets $35, nonmember tickets $45; columbiacountychamber.com.

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Fundraiser

The fifth annual Concerned Women Inc. Charity Golf Tournament Saturday, June 10, at Bartram Trail Golf Course, begins with lunch at noon. The tournament starts at 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit Concerned Women's 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.

Ballroom Dance

Ballroom in Motion: Ballroom Dance Party is 7:30-11 p.m., June 10 (second Saturday of each month). Complimentary dance lesson with paid admission. All ages and levels welcome. No dance experience needed. Food and refreshments available; www.ballroominmotion.com or call (706) 414-6381.

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VBS

Marshall Baptist Church Galactic Starveyor vacation Bible school is 6-8 p.m., June 12-16, at 436 Marshall Church Road in Thomson. The week-long school is for all ages, including teens and adults. Call (706) 595-6235.

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Oil painting class

Harlem Arts Council presents Oil Painting with Minette Hatcher for beginner and experienced painters, 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays, June 12, 19 and 26 at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem. Cost is $20 per class. Call Ann at (706) 556-6656; www.harlemartscouncil.org/events or email harlemartscouncil@gmail.com.

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Art Camp

Harlem Arts Council presents Children's Art Camp with Angelika Bondar and other HAC instructors, for kindergarten to 4th-graders, 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, June 13, through Thursday, June 15. Cost for three classes is $45 plus a $5 supply fee. Contact Angelika at (706) 394-4682.

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Anime art camp

Harlem Arts Council presents Anime - middle and high school art camp with Susanna Bondar, 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, through Thursday, June 15. Cost for three classes is $45 plus a $5 supply fee. Contact Susanna at (706) 394-4682.

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Gospel concert

Sharon Baptist Church in Appling presents Simple Faith Gospel Concert, 7 p.m., June 14. Spend a night in praise and worship with one of Ireland's top gospel groups, Simple Faith; for details, call Tonya (706) 831-7576; www.simplefaithmusic.com. Love offering will be collected.

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Live music

Friends with Benefits presents Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Thursday, June 15, Columbia County Amphitheater, Evans. 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.

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Grand opening

ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, June 15. The public is invited to attend. Following the ceremony, the first 100 customers will receive a golden ticket, each containing ALDI gift cards of various amounts. The store is located at 3020 Gateway Blvd. off the interstate at the Grovetown exit.

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Guitar lessons

Harlem Arts Council presents Guitar Lessons with Jeff Jordan for beginners to those with moderate experience, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at 175 N. Louisville Street in Harlem. Cost is $30 per class with individual instruction. Contact Jeff at (706) 556-3765.

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Duck Derby

Rubber Duck Derby, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 17, Savannah Rapids Park. Ducks launch at noon. Music, food, prizes, & ducks! $5/1 duck, $25/Quack Pack (6 ducks), $100/Flock of Ducks (24 ducks), $1,000/Diamond Duck Pack (240 ducks). Stay tuned for duck-purchasing locations; ccduck derby.com.

Wine, concert

Candlelight Wine & Dine concert series is 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 17, at the Columbia County Amphitheater in Evans. A celebration of music and community. Bring your own seating and picnic and enjoy jazz, soul, R&B, spoken word, rock, funk and gospel music; and live art demos. Children ages 12 and under free. Info: gardencityjazz.com, (762) 233-5299.

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Men's & Women's Day

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church presents Men's & Women's Day 11 a.m., Sunday, June 18, at 3606 Old Ferry Road in Martinez.

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Civil War Roundtable

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

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VBS

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Vacation Bible School is 6-8 p.m., Monday, June 19, through Friday, June 23, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.

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Pottery camp

Artists Guild of Columbia County presents Pottery Camp with Angelika Bondar, a two-day camp for ages 6-12, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20-21, at Church of Our Savior at 4227 Columbia Road. Will include return at a later date to glaze and fire finished pottery pieces. Cost is $75 plus $15 supply fee; 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, 1-3 p.m. June 20-22, at Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road. Cost is $75 plus $10 supply fee; artistsguildcc.org

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

Networking Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Networking for Leads, 3-4 p.m., Thursday, Jun. 22, at chamber headquarters in Evans. The program will consist of a roundtable, followed by an optional lunch connection, based on appropriate matching, to enhance leads experience. One participant from each company; free, members only; columbia­countychamber.com

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Glow Run for the Fallen

The Race for the Fallen Glow Run, 8 p.m. Sat., June 24, Liberty Park Community Center, Grovetown. Family-fun night race welcomes participants of all ages and speeds. Race proceeds benefit the Police Benevolent Foundation. Registration is $45

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Mobile Game Theater

The Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is hosting a youth event, featuring the "Mobile Game Theater," at 809 Mount Pleasant Church Road in Grovetown, behind the Eagle Paint and Body, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday June 24. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public

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Basketweaving

Harlem Arts Council presents unique woven basketry made from recycled paper, with Katie Gastelle from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $30, includes supplies; Contact Katie at (706) 726-0685


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.

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Augusta Aglow

Augusta Aglow meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27 at Spring Lakes Clubhouse located at 104 Spring Lakes Drive in Martinez. Guest speaker will be Liz Brunson. Aglow meetings are held the 4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. each month

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Independence celebration

Fort Gordon Independence Day Celebration from 5-11 p.m., Friday, June 30 at Barton Field. Fireworks extravaganza, entertainment, family fun, food and craft vendors; no pets, tents or coolers allowed; (706) 791-8878, fortgordon.com

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Gurls' Night Out

Gurl's Night Out with Gretchen Wilson beginning at 6:30 p.m., July 7 at the Columbia County Amphitheater in Evans; Tickets are $25; $40 for VIP; www.gurlsnightout.com

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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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Wine & Concert series

Candlelight Wine & Dine Concert Series beginning at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 15 at the Columbia County Amphitheater. Candlelight Wine & Dine, a new addition to the Augusta River Region, is a celebration of music and community. Bring your own seating and picnic and enjoy jazz, soul, R&B, spoken word, rock, funk, and gospel music; and live art demos. Children ages 12 & under admitted free; www.gardencityjazz.com; (762) 233-5299

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Civil War Roundtable

The monthly meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of Augusta will be at 6 p.m. July 17, at Goodwill's Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta. Guest speaker, Matthew Borowick. Cost is $15 and includes dinner. www.civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.

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Augusta Aglow

Augusta Aglow meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25 at Spring Lakes Clubhouse located at 104 Spring Lakes Drive in Martinez. Guest speaker will be Pat Mahoney. Aglow meetings are held the 4th Tuesday at 10 a.m. each month

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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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Bible study

Thursday Bible study and prayer, 7-8 p.m., Answers Community Church, Grovetown, answerscommunitychurch.org.

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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.

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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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