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Posted: July 16, 2017 - 12:31am

GOP women's meeting

The Columbia County Republican Women's group welcomes Rep. Jodi Lott to the next meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday at Formosa's II Chinese Restaurant in Martinez. Lott will share a brief overview of the legislative process and open the floor for Q/A. Cost is $15 and includes dinner. RSVP by July 10 to info@CCRWomen.org or (706) 925-5330.

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Rock painting

The Columbia County Library Harlem branch will hold a children's rock painting class at 2 p.m.Wednesday for children ages 5-10. Learn how to have fun painting rocks. Pre-registration required.

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Brown bag series

The Augusta Museum of History presents Brown Bag History Series: Appling and District 4, Columbia County, Ga. beginning at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the museum, located at 560 Reynolds St. Columbia County Commissioner Bill Morris will present the seventh in a series of talks on getting to know many of the River Region's communities. Lectures are free to museum members and $3 for nonmembers. Participants should bring a lunch; the museum will be providing beverages. Lunch begins as early as 11:30 a.m.; the lecture runs from 12:30 to 1 p.m.; augustamuseum.org.

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Crochet washcloth

The Columbia County Library Harlem branch will hold a crochet-stitch washcloth class at 2 p.m. Thursday. Pre-registration required.

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Pottery classes

The Harlem Arts Council presents Pottery with Angelika Bondar from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 13, 20 and 27. Learn how to make pottery using only your hands, with various building techniques. No experience needed. A series of three classes includes materials, firing and glazing. Cost is $60 for all three classes. Contact Angelika at (706) 394-4682.

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Clint Black concert

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the the Clint Black live performance at Evans Towne Center Park, Thursday, Sept. 14.

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Elvis on Tour

Travis Powell as Elvis in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center in Evans. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/travis-powell-as-elvis-on-tour-2017-evans-t... or by calling (803) 804-8263. A limited number of VIP tickets are available with first two-row seating, and a pre-show meet and greet

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Triathalon park series

Tri the Parks - Mistletoe State Park will be July 15 in Appling. 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.

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Wine & concert series

Candlelight Wine & Dine Concert Series begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia County Amphitheater. 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 younger are admitted free; www.gardencityjazz.com; (762) 233-5299.

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Youth choir celebration

The Rev. J.C. Moore Memorial Youth Choir celebrates another year of song and psalms of praise to Jesus; Song and Psalm of Praise will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church located at 4519 Jessie Road in Martinez.

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Guitar lessons

The Harlem Arts Council presents guitar lessons with Jeff Jordan from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday. Cost is $30 per class with individual instruction. Class is for both basics and more advanced students. Call Jeff at (706) 556-3756.

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Civil War Roundtable

The monthly meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of Augusta will be at 6 p.m. 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.

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Zumba introduction

The Columbia County library Harlem branch will hold an introduction to Zumba class from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday.

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Doodle hour for adults

The Columbia County library Harlem branch will hold an adult doodle hour from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Participants will be able to color to relax for an hour.

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Commission meeting

The Columbia County Board of Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Evans Auditorium A on Ronald Reagan Drive.

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Teen rock painting

The Columbia County library Harlem branch will hold a rock painting class from 2 to 3 p.m. July 19. Class for grades six to 12. Pre-registration required.

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Book club

The Columbia County library Harlem branch will hold its monthly book club the third Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. The next meeting will be held July 20.

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Planning commission

The Columbia County Planning Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. July 20 at 6 p.m. in the Evans Auditorium A on Ronald Reagan Drive in Evans. Agendas can be located online at columbiacountyga.gov.

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Book sale at library

The Friends of the Columbia County Library will hold a book sale July 21-23 in the atrium of the library. Find great deals on books and other media with proceeds benefitting the library.

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

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Dog Days

Dog Days Of Summer will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. July 22 at Timms Harley Davidson in Martinez. Fall in love with a rescue dog. Sign up to become a foster home for a rescue dog or cat. Come meet volunteers. All proceeds benefit local participating rescues. For more information, or to volunteer or become a sponsor, contact Reva Myles at (706) 414-1374 or Kathy Ellis at (706) 267-5522; http://hands2paws.org/ and www.augustahd.com/.

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Republican party meeting

The Columbia County Republican Party will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 22 at Eli's American Grill in Evans. Guest speaker will be Ret. Lt. Col. Ed DeVos, Vietnam veteran, author of historical Christian novels and speaker. Cost is $10.

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Family game night

The Euchee Creek Library will hold family game night from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 24. Enjoy board and card games, robot kits, Wii Games, karaoke, and more.

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Baby & Me class

The Euchee Creek Library will hold a baby and me class at 10:30 a.m. July 25. Children 0-2 years old can bring their adult, and enjoy a time of stories, singing, fingerplays and more interaction.

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County committee meetings

The Columbia County public works services committee, and the community and emergency services committees will met from 8:30 to 10 a.m. July 25 at the Evans Government Center Building Auditorium. These committee meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month.

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Augusta Aglow

The Augusta Aglow meeting will be held at 10 a.m. 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.

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Open sewing

The Columbia County library Harlem branch will hold open sewing hour at 2 p.m. July 25. Have a sewing project and need to use a sewing machine? Come in and use ours.

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Quilt class

The Columbia County library Harlem branch will hold a block of the month quilting class at 4 p.m. July 25. Learn how to make a log cabin quilt. Make a square a month for a year and, at the end, put the squares all together to make a lap-size quilt. Registration is required due to limited class size.

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Rock painting for adults

The Columbia County library Harlem branch will hold an adult rock painting class beginning at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 26. Pre-registration required for this class.

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Lunch and Learn

The Columbia County Library will hold Environment Matters Lunch and Learn at 11:30 a.m. July 26. Join eco-lady, Margarete Alligood, and a featured speaker for valuable eco-gardening and lawn-care tips. Bring your brown bag lunch on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to the cafe area. Prizes awarded for those attending five or more sessions. Seating is limited. Call (706) 863-1946, ext. 4. to register

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Comedy show

Don't Dress for Dinner, a comedy by Marc Camoletti, begins at 7 p.m. July 28 at the Fort Gordon Dinner Theater, located at Building 32100 on 3rd Avenue on Fort Gordon; https://www.fortgordon.com/programs/leisure/entertainment/dinner-theatre/

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Back to school blast

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will hold a Back to School Blast at 7 p.m., Friday, July 28, . The free event will be held at the church located at 809 Mount Pleasant Church Road in Grovetown; (706) 860-5616; www.mpbcgrovetown.org

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Harlem Middle School

The Board of Education will conduct a dedication ceremony for the new Harlem Middle School at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1 at the new school located at 424 Hawes Branch Parkway in Harlem.

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Grovetown Elementary dedication

The dedication ceremony of the new Grovetown Elementary School will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the school located at 300 Ford Avenue in Grovetown.

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Kids fest

Columbia County Community Events presents KidsFest at Evans Towne Center Park, at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 5. The largest hands-on, creative festival in the CSRA, with more than 100,000 square feet of interactive fun.

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Teen book club

The Columbia County library Harlem branch will hold a Factionless Fun Teen Book Club at 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10. Group will discuss popular teen books and movies, as well as make a fun craft.

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Adoption event

The Dog Networking Agency Inc. will hold an adoption event at the Columbia County animal services department from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 12.

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Fort Gordon retiree council

The Fort Gordon Retiree Council meets quarterly. The group's aim is to keep the Fort Gordon command structure aware of issues, concerns and needs impacting the military retiree population (of all branches of service) in the Fort Gordon area of responsibility. The Retiree Council can be contacted through the Retirement Services Officer located in Darling Hall at (706) 791-2654, by email at Retiree Council at ftgordonretcouncil@gmail.com or through the Retiree Council Facebook page at Fort Gordon Retiree Council.

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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 to 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 Parkway, Augusta. The cost is $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 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, 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 the second Thursday of the month, 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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