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Posted: August 9, 2017 - 2:23am

Painting party

Paint Me Pretty painting parties will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 11, (registration deadline, Aug. 9), at Hilltop Riding Stables on Fort Gordon, at 805 Range Road. Open to the public. Cost is $35, which covers supplies, light appetizers and beverages. Bring your favorite beer or wine. Call (706) 791-4300.

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Republican women

The Columbia County Republican Women's Meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, at Formosa's II Chinese Restaurant in Martinez. The main speaker is Senator David Shafer, the 68th president pro tempore of the Georgia State Senate and a candidate for Lt. Governor. RSVP to YeSun at info@CCRWomen.org or (706) 925-5330. Cost is$15 and includes dinner, iced tea and gratuity.

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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 teen books and movies and make a fun craft.

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Kiwanis meeting

The Columbia County Kiwanis Club will hold its first monthly networking meeting from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 10, at the TBonz of Evans. Rick Berry will report on the trip to the Paris Kiwanis International Convention recently held.

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Adoption event

The Dog Networking Agency Inc. will hold an adoption event at the Columbia County Animal Services Department 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.

Farmer's Market

The Grovetown Farmer's Market will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Goodale Park.

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New dog park

Grovetown will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting for its newly constructed dog park at Goodale Park at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 12. Furry friends are invited; www.cityofgrovetown.com; (706) 860-7691

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Harlem High reunion

The Harlem High School Class of 1997 will hold their 20 Year Reunion from 7 - 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Hyatt Place Augusta Hotel. Deadline to buy tickets is September 1. Event will include DJ, heavy appetizers, access to a cash bar, and a photo booth. Contact Laura (706) 833-4058 for ticket purchase information, or go to the Reunion Facebook page "Harlem High School Class of 1997." There will also be a free family friendly football tailgate at the HHS Homecoming Game on Friday October 13! Please RSVP through the Eventbrite link, or contact us at the phone number above.

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Before Hours

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce presents: Chamber Before Hours 7:45-9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 1000 Business Blvd. Free for members and $20 for first-time visitors. Topic: "Recruitment Panel - From Application to Retention." Panel consists of representatives from Augusta Staffing, Spherion, and Sizemore.

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Meet and Greet

The public is welcome and invited to attend a meet and greet with Columbia County's new 4-H Agent from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Evans Library, Thursday, Aug. 17.

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Financial planning class

The Columbia County Evans branch library presents Estate Planning and Elder Care at 4 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18. Hear legal strategies to protect your family and estate including: wills & trusts, estate planning, probate avoidance, powers of attorney, Medicaid and VA planning and the VA Aid & Attendance Benefit.

Woodturners meeting

The Savannah River Woodturners will hold its monthly meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Savannah River Woodturner Club Shop, 144 N. Belair Road in Evans. Woodturning enthusiasts share projects, learn from other woodturning experts, share wood, teach newcomers, network. First visit is free; SavannahRiver-Woodturners.org.

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Glow Run

The Fort Gordon Glow Run will be at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Barton Field, 25th St. and Brainard Ave. Music, fun and family-friendly. Free. You can find all the details at www.fortgordonrunseries.com.

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Concert series

The Candlelight Wine&Dine Concert Series will be at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Columbia County Amphitheater in Evans. 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; (762) 233-5299; www.gardencityjazz.com.

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Civil War Roundtable

The monthly meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of Augusta will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 21, Goodwill's Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta. Brian Jordan, assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University, is the author of Marching Home: Union Veterans and their Unending Civil War, a history of the men who won the war but could not bear the peace. The book was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History and won the George Washington Egleston Prize for best U.S. history dissertation at Yale. Cost is $15 and includes dinner. www.civilwarroundtableaugustaga.com.

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Book Club

The Columbia County Euchee Creek Library branch presents On the Same Page Book Club at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 24. The club will discuss 438 Days by Jonathan Franklin. Join our discussion of this tale of human determination to survive the odds.

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Gadget Help

The Columbia County Evans branch library presents Gadget Help with Alex at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24. Drop by to get individual help with electronic gadgets. First come, first serve; no appointment necessary.

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Networking for Leads

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce presents "Networking for Leads" from 3 - 4 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24 at the chamber located at 1000 Business Blvd. The program will consist of a round table activity which will be followed up by an optional lunch connection, based on appropriate matching, to further enhance the leads experience. Only one participant from each company allowed; Event for members only.

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Sheriff's Office meet

The Columbia County Evans branch library presents Columbia County Sheriff's Office visit at 11 a.m., Wed., Aug. 30. Visit with the community service division of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office to hear about what police officers do. Located in the children's classroom. No registration. This event will be held in place of preschool class.

Executive Luncheon

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce presents an executive luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. "Be Where Your Feet Are ... Mastering the Moment." Executive Luncheon Series presented by Augusta University. Cost: member $35, nonmembers $45, corporate tables (8 seats): $280.

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Camera class

The Columbia County Evans Branch Library presents Camera part I - Out of the Box at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6. Learn the basics of using a digital camera including "What is a Megapixel?" Learn the different types of cameras and memory cards, as well as the basics of photography.

Clint Black

Columbia County Community Events presents An Evening with Clint Black at Evans Towne Center Park in Evans at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14. Tickets are $25 general admission, $40 preferred seating and $55 reserved seating. Tickets are available atfreshtix.com or at all Security Federal Bank locations in Evans, North Augusta, Aiken County, Columbia and Greenville. More information at www.evanstownecenterpark.com.

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Fort Gordon retiree council

The Fort Gordon Retiree Council meets quarterly to keep the Fort Gordon command structure aware of issues, concerns and needs of the military retiree population of all branches of service in the Fort Gordon area of responsibility. Contact the Retiree Council through the retirement services officer in Darling Hall at (706) 791-2654, by email to the Retiree Council at ftgordonretcouncil@gmail.com or 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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Book Club

The Columbia County Harlem Library Branch holds a book club meeting monthly the third Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.

Female veterans

The Women's Veterans Organization meets at 11 a.m. on second Saturdays at Troy University, 2743 Perimeter Pkwy., Augusta. The cost is $50 per year. 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.

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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