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Posted: September 6, 2017 - 12:03am

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, different types of cameras and memory cards, and basics of photography.

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Deer hunting seminar

The Fort Gordon Deer Hunting Seminar will be 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Tactical Advantage Sportsman's Complex. Open to the public, it will cover deer calls, food sources, safety as well as ethics. For more information or to register, call (706) 791-5078. Children 10 and up welcome; cost is $40.

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Craft and chat

The Columbia County Evans Branch Library presents Fiber Arts Craft and Chat, Thursday Sept. 7, at 5:30 p.m. The group meets each month in the cafe area of the library. This group is open to all crafters: crochet, knit, loom, cross stitch, etc. This low-key crafting meet-up is for people who want to learn as well as those already crafty.

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Lifting the Veil

The Islamic Society of Augusta presents "Lifting The Veil - Islam, Jihad and 9/11" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Augusta Community Hall at 465 Old Evans Road in Martinez. Some of the most intriguing questions of our time will be addressed in this session of "Lifting the Veil" series. Speaker: Imam Jawad Rasul - Imam of the Islamic Society of Augusta; Free and open to the public; http://OpenHouse.isaugusta.com.

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Music Festival

The Diggin' It Music Festival benefitting the Augusta Christian Volleyball Team will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Columbia County Amphitheater in Evans. Bring your blanket or chairs and share an evening of music with acts including I AM SPARTACUS, Brooke McBride and Trust in Traitors. Gates open at 6 p.m. music starts at 7 p.m.; cost is $10 for the general public; www.facebook.com/Diggin-It-106957256666435.

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Tunnel 2 Towers

Greater Augusta Tunnel 2 Towers Run/Walk will be at 8:46 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Firestation No. 2 at 5555 Harlem Grovetown Road. The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter who lost his life Sept. 11, 2001, after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. The event is 2.75 miles, in order to facilitate the significance of starting and ending at the Fire Station. Participants are welcome to walk or run this event. This event is a non-competitive run to honor first responders and raise funds to build smart homes for catastrophically injured service members. This event is not chip-timed. For cost, visit www.crowdrise.com/T2TAugusta20.

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Genealogists Seminar

Research: The Tie That Binds Genealogists - 2017 AGS Homecoming Seminar will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N Belair Road in Evans. J. Mark Lowe will be in Augusta Saturday, Sept. 9, as the Augusta Genealogical Society celebrates the 38th anniversary of the founding of the Society in 1979. The seminar will include four lectures by Lowe, and others. For more information and a registration form, contact augustagensociety.org or email augustagensociety@comcast.net or call (706) 722-4073. Cost is $40 for Augusta Genealogical Society members and $45 for nonmembers.

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Remembrance ceremony
Columbia County Board of Commissioners invites the public to attend 9/11: A Day of Remembrance ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Columbia County Military Memorial Wall in Evans. Speaker will be retired Lt. Serge Burack of FDNY Engine 234; watch online at www.facebook.com/ColumbiaCtyGA; ColumbiaCountyGA.gov.

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CASA Volunteers

CASA will hold a volunteer interest meeting in Columbia and Richmond counties from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Evans courthouse and 6:30-7:30 p.m. for Augusta at the downtown Augusta library. Child Enrichment's CASA Program recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to bring individual attention, urgency and advocacy to abused and neglected children in the foster care system. CASA's next volunteer training will be held on Oct. 2-12, at Child Enrichment. For more information, visit Child Enrichment's website: www.childenrichment.org, call Dawn Charleston-Green at (706) 737-4631, or email dcgreen@childenrichment.org.

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Google class

The Harlem Branch of the Columbia County library presents Google School at 5:30 p.m, Tuesday, Sept. 12. Learn Google search tips, Google Books, Google Maps, Shopping and many other Google services. Registration is required.

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Library council meeting

The Greater Clarks Hill Regional Library board meeting will begain at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Euchee Creek Branch.

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Arts buffet

The Columbia County Evans Branch Library presents Arts & Crafts Buffet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the children's classroom. No registration required. Dress for a mess and prepare to explore a variety of materials while crafting one-of-a-kind artwork.

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Clint Black

Columbia County Community Events presents An Evening With Clint Black at Evans Towne Center Park in Evans at 6 p.m. Sept. 14. Tickets are: general admission $25, preferred seating $40 and reserved seating $55. 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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College night

CRSA College Night will be 5-8:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the James Brown Arena in downtown Augusta. Designed for 11th- and 12th-graders, CSRA College Night provides an evening for students, parents and guidance counselors to learn about education opportunities. Over 140 engineering universities and liberal arts colleges/universities from across the U.S. attend, as well as professional societies. www.srs.gov/general/outreach/edoutrch/coll_night.htm.

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Woodturners meeting

The Savannah River Woodturners monthly meeting will be 9 a.m. Sept. 16 at the Savannah River Woodturners Club Shop, 144 N. Belair Road in Evans. Woodturning enthusiasts share projects, learn from other woodturning experts; share wood, teach newcomers, network. Free for first visit; SavannahRiver Woodturners.org.

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Guitar lessons

The Harlem Arts Council presents guitar lessons with Jeff Jordan, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Harlem Civic Center. Classes for beginner to moderate guitar experience. Group lessons (4 or less) will reduce individual costs. Cost is $30 per class with individual instruction. Contact Jeff at (706) 556-3756.

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Knitting class

The Harlem Arts Council Drop-in Knitting class with Sharon Bell is Sept. 16 at the Harlem Java House, , 211 N. Louisville St. Drop in between 8 a.m. and noon. Free.

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Spaghetti supper fundraiser

The Columbia County Cares Food Pantry will hold its 20th annual family Spaghetti Supper 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road in Grovetown. Dine in or carry out spaghetti dinner including salad, drink and dessert. Tickets are $8 each or $25 for four tickets. Proceeds benefit the county's food pantry. Contact (706) 541-2834 or cccares@columbiacountyga.gov for more information or visit www.columbiacountycares.org.

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Fishing Derby and Shooting Day

Fort Gordon Kid's Fishing Derby and Shooting Day will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Clay Pit Lakes. Event is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Claypit Lakes, fishing will begin at 8 a.m. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in each age group. The first 300 kids will receive free T-shirts. Free hot dogs and sodas. Kids need to bring their own fishing pole (limit one fishing pole per child).

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Kid's Shooting Day at the Range

Come for an instructional and recreational shooting class 1-5 p.m. Sept. 21. An adult must accompany the kids while on the range. We will offer instruction for archery, skeet and trap, and known-distance shooting. For more, call (706) 791-5078.

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Memorial golf tournament

The Marvin United Methodist Women and Mikey Foundation present the annual Bill DaVitte Golf Tournament, Saturday, Sept. 23, at Gordon Lakes Gold Club. The event is in need of sponsors and teams. Register at www.tournevents.com/september2017. Sixteen prepaid slots for enlisted, active duty military or Wounded Warrior group members. First come, first serve.

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Oilcloth rug making

The Harlem Arts Council The Basics of Making an Oilcloth Rug with Angelika Bondar, is 10 a.m-noon, Saturday, Sept. 23. Starting small, with a place-mat size creation, participants will then work on a larger piece. Cost is $50 and includes materials. Contact Angelika at (706) 394-4682.

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Drawing and Sketching

The Harlem Arts Council presents Drawing and Sketching with Angelika Bondar 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 23. This introduction to drawing is for ages 13 and above and all skill levels. Cost is $35, includes materials. Contact Angelika at least 24 hours in advance to RSVP at (706) 394-4682.

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Fall Festival

The 2017 Fort Gordon Fall Festival will take place Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Barton Field on Fort Gordon. Free and open to the public. Food, drinks, activities, a carnival and more. For more, call (706) 791-8878.; www.fortgordon.com/event/2017-fall-festival.

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Pumpkin patch

The Marvin Corner Pumpkin Patch will open Saturday at noon, Oct. 7 until Oct. 31. Pumpkins, gourds, mums and bales of straw for sale to support missions and community outreach. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 2-7 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays noon-7 p.m.; www.marvinchurch.com.

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Paint me pretty

Halloween Paint Me Pretty Party hosted by Misty Smith is at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at Hilltop Riding Stables on Range Road on Fort Gordon. Cost is $35, includes supplies. Pre-registration required by October 11. To register, call (706) 791-4300; paintmeprettypaintingparties.com; www.fortgordon.com/event/halloween-paint-pretty.

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Ladies Night Out

Harlem's 2nd annual Ladies Night Out will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 21. Ladies gather for a fun night filled with music, food and friends. Explore Harlem's downtown district and meet local business owners. Pick up your passport and map at Grimaud-Reeves Realty. At each stop, enjoy an appetizer and drinks. End the night at Red Oak Manor with raffle prizes and live music by Jason White. Free, open to public.

Chorus concert

Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines' International performs "Haunting Harmony" at 3 p.m. Oct. 21, at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown Road, North Augusta, SC. With special guests Garden City Chorus and Sweet Adelines' award-winning Quartet 4.0. Tickets are $15. For tickets or information call Judy Tobin (706)-877-2715.

 

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