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Posted: June 21, 2017 - 1:35am

Pottery camp

Artists Guild of Columbia County presents Pottery Camp with Angelika Bondar for ages 6-12, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, June 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 21-22, Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road. Cost is $75 plus $10 for supplies; artistsguildcc.org.

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Networking
Networking Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Networking for Leads, 3-4 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.

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Glow Run in Grovetown
The Race for the Fallen Glow Run, 8 p.m. Saturday, 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" 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at 809 Mount Pleasant Church Road in Grovetown, behind the Eagle Paint and Body. 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 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $30, includes supplies; Contact Katie at (706) 726-0685.

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

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

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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., Tuesday, June 27, at the board of education headquarters on Hereford Farm Road in Evans.

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Independence celebration
Fort Gordon Independence Day Celebration will be 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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Boom in the park
Columbia County will hold Boom in the Park 6-11 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, at Evans Towne Center Park. Event will feature water slides, water balloon field, live musical entertainment and fireworks beginning at dusk. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome; free and open to the public; www.boominthepark.com or Facebook.com/columbiacountyevents.

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

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Gurls' Night Out
Gurl's Night Out with Gretchen Wilson begins 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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The Main Event
The Main Event at Helms College will be 10 a.m.-noon, July 8. Learn about Culinary Arts & Health Services programs. Light refreshments and free health screenings offered, tour our state-of-the-art campus. For more information, call 706-651-9707 or visit www.helms.edu.

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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 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 begins 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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Fly fishing for veterans
The Augusta Program of Project Healing Waters will offer a fly fishing outing with a group from the Augusta VA medical center on the morning of July 21 at Fort Gordon. Volunteers are needed to help teach basic fly fishing techniques to disabled vets and assist with regular outing functions, such as set-up and sign-in sheets.

Guides might want to bring their nets, vests and gear to help participants tie on flies and land fish. Find more information at www.projecthealingwaters.org or on Facebook at PHWFFAugustaGA.

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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 of the 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 at 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.- noon Tuesdays 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 7-9 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.-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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