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Posted: June 25, 2017 - 1:16am

Augusta Aglow meeting

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. The guest speaker will be Liz Brunson.

Harlem city council

The regular Harlem City Council meeting will begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 27 at the Harlem Public Safety Building on W. Milledgeville Road. The work session will be held first followed by the regular council meeting.

Board of Education

The Columbia County Board of Education will hold 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.

American Salute

The Columbia County Orchestra will be presenting "An American Salute" concert at 7 p.m. Friday, June 30 at the Columbia County Government complex Building A auditorium in Evans. Music featured will be from the beginning of the United States, from the Revolutionary War period, up to country music of Lee Greenwood. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. For more information, go to www.columbiacco.org.

Independence celebration

The Fort Gordon Independence Day Celebration will be 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.

Boom in the park

Columbia County will hold Boom in the Park from 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 are welcome; free and open to the public; www.boominthepark.com or facebook.com/columbiacountyevents.

Independence Day BBQ

Grovetown will hold its 31st annual 4th of July Barbeque from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 4 at Liberty Park. Guests will enjoy free BBQ and live entertainment and karaoke. Event sponsors and vendors are needed for the event. Contact Janet Wheatley at (706) 860-7691 or jwheatley@cityofgrovetown.com.

Farmer's Market

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

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.

The Main Event

The Main Event at Helms College will be from 10 a.m.-noon July 8. Learn about Culinary Arts & Health Services programs. Light refreshments and free health screenings are offered; tour the state-of-the-art campus. For more information, call (706) 651-9707 or visit www.helms.edu.

Democratic party meeting

The next Columbia County Democratic Party public meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 10, at the Columbia County Government Complex, Building A, at 630 Ronald Reagan Dr. Refreshments will be served and guests will have the opportunity to speak with committee chairs and other members.

Triathalon park series

Tri the Parks - Mistletoe State Park will be held in Appling on 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 hills, and run 5k. The race also features a duathlon and aquabike option; www.GaStateParks.org.

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 younger are admitted free; www.gardencityjazz.com; (762) 233-5299.

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. The guest speaker is Matthew Borowick. The cost is $15 and includes dinner. For more information, visit www.civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.

Fly fishing for veterans

The Augusta Program of Project Healing Waters has scheduled a fly fishing outing on Fort Gordon 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 as well as 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.

Augusta Aglow

The 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. The guest speaker will be Pat Mahoney. Aglow meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the every month at 10 a.m.

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.

Bible study

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

Female veterans

The Women's Veterans Organization meets at 11 a.m. on second Saturdays at Troy University, 2743 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta. The cost is $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.- 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.

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.

Prospectors

Gold Prospectors Asso­ciation of America meets 7-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month, Day­spring Baptist Church, 4220 Belair Frontage Road; (706) 496-4611.

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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