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Posted: June 14, 2017 - 12:59am

VBS

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

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; simplefaithmusic.com. Love offering will be collected.

Live music

Friends with Benefits presents Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, 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.
Father and Son Breakfast

A free Father and Son Breakfast will be held at 10 a.m., June 17 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, located at 809 Mt. Pleasant Church Rd. in Grovetown.

Youth choir

The Frank Lewis Youth Choir will be celebrating its 18th anniversary at 4 p.m., June 17 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Grovetown.

Guitar lessons

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

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. 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. June 18 at 3606 Old Ferry Road in Martinez.

Civil War Roundtable

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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.

VBS

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Vacation Bible School is 6 to 8 p.m. June 19-23.

Commission meeting

The Columbia County board of commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 6 p.m. June 20 in the auditorium of building A of the government center in Evans. The commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

Pottery camp

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

Anime, Manga, Graphic Novels

Artists Guild of Columbia County presents Anime, Manga and Graphic Novels with Angelika Bondar for ages 10-15, 1 to 3 p.m. June 20-22, at Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road. Cost is $75 plus $10 supply fee; artistsguildcc.org

Networking

Networking Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Networking for Leads, 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, June 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' experiences. One participant from each company; free, members only; columbia­countychamber.com

Glow Run in Grovetown

The Race for the Fallen Glow Run, 8 p.m. 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

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. June 24. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public

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 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.

Harlem city council

The Harlem City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 26, at the Harlem Department of Public Safety. The city council holds its meetings the last Monday of each month.

Augusta Aglow meeting

Augusta Aglow meeting will be held at 10 a.m. June 27 at Spring Lakes Clubhouse located at 104 Spring Lakes Drive in Martinez. Guest speaker will be Liz Brunson.

Board of Education

The Columbia County Board of Education will holds it regularly scheduled meeting beginning with a work session at 5:30 p.m. June 27, at the board of education headquarters on Hereford Farm Road in Evans.

Independence celebration

Fort Gordon Independence Day Celebration from 5 to 11 p.m. 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

Bible study

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

Farmer's Market

Grovetown Farmer's Market will be held Saturday, July 8 at Grovetown City Hall. The Farmer's Market will be held the second Saturday of every month.

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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

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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