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Posted: September 20, 2017 - 12:46am

Volunteers needed

Tax-Aide volunteers are needed to join our team of local volunteers for the upcoming tax season. You'll receive training and materials in a welcoming environment. Lack of experience shouldn't stop anyone from volunteering. For more information, visit www.aarp.org/taxaide and sign up or call John Fredo at 706-831-5400.

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Spaghetti supper fundraiser

The Columbia County Cares Food Pantry will hold its 20th annual family Spaghetti Supper from 4:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church located at 4921 Columbia Road in Grovetown. Dine-in or carry-out spaghetti dinner includes 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 2017 will be held from 8 a.m. to 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. First, second and third place will be awarded in each age group. We will offer instruction for archery, skeet and trap and known distance shooting. For more information, call (706) 791-5078.

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Oilcloth rug making

The Harlem Arts Council presents The Basics of Making an Oilcloth Rug with Angelika Bondar, from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 23. Starting small, with a place-mat size creation, participants will then be able to work on a larger piece either by yourself or with a more advanced workshop. Cost is $50 and includes all 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 from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 23. This class is an introduction to drawing with instructions for ages 13 and above and all skill levels. Cost is $35 and includes all materials. Contact Angelika at least 24 hours in advanced to RSVP at (706) 394-4682.

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GOP breakfast

The Columbia County Republican Party will hold its monthly breakfast at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23 at Eli's American in Evans. Guest speaker is gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. Doors open at 8:40 a.m. Cost is $10 for breakfast. Visit www.ccgagop.org.

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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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Fall Festival

The 2017 Fort Gordon Fall Festival will open at noon Thursday, Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at Barton Field. The festival is free and open to the public. There will be food, drinks, activities, a carnival and so much more. For further information, call (706) 791-8878; https://www.fortgordon.com/event/2017-fall-festival/.

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Cocktails for a Cause

Wild Wing Cafe and Melton Realty Partners presents Cocktails for a Cause at Wild Wing Cafe, Sept. 28. Your ticket includes a choice of unlimited soft drinks, 2 beers/glasses of wine, or 1 signature cocktail plus appetizers. All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Columbia County Chamber Foundation Students in Business Projects. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

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Toys for Tots

Marine Toys for Tots Kickoff will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30 at Academy Sports in Evans. This is the Official day for the Christmas Program to begin taking applications and toys, books, money and bikes. Augusta-ga.toysfortots.org.

Fire run

The FireK17 is a family friendly 5k fun run beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Lady A Amphitheater in Evans. Taking place during Fire Safety Month, firefighters will also compete by running in their bunker gear for bragging rights and a trophy; proceeds will benefit FireKFiveK, a nonprofit corporation that raises money for firefighters or the families of firefighters who are battling cancer. Visit www.firekfivek.com.

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Pumpkin patch

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

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Kiwanis Club

The Columbia County Kiwanis club monthly networking event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 at TBonz in Evans. Club members, friends and relatives are welcome to attend the informal get together. The club holds their meeting the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Pink Friday

Grovetown Parks and Recreation will hold a Pink Friday event at Liberty Park Community Center from 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13. Cost is $5 and includes information on breast cancer awareness, support and beyond and open mic night, inflatables, food and craft vendors. Open mic registration and vendor applications available by calling (706) 860-7691 or email jwheatley@cityofgrovetown.com.

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Wine and Culinary Festival

A Wine and Culinary Festival will be held from 1 - 4 p.m., Oct. 21 at West Lake Country Club; Cost is $50 to attend. Find more information at CSRAwinefestival.com.

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Ladies Night Out

Harlem's 2nd Annual Ladies Night Out will begin at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21. Ladies are invited to gather for a fun night out filled with music, food and friends, all while exploring Harlem's downtown district and meeting local business owners. Pick up your passport and map at Grimaud-Reeves Realty and take a stroll through Harlem, visiting merchants and vendors. At each stop, enjoy an appetizer and drinks. Then, make your way to Red Oak Manor to end the night with raffle prizes and live music by Jason White. The event is free and open to the public.

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Chorus concert

Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines' International, a member of the Columbia County Arts Council, is performing a fall concert called: "Haunting Harmony" at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown Road, North Augusta, S.C. 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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MarvinGanza

The annual indoor crafts, vendors, yard sales, food, and more festival will take place 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21 at Marvin United Methodist Church, located at 4400 Wheeler Road in Martinez. To reserve a 10' square space for $25, contact Beverly Courson at (706) 829-0481 or or Dianne Masse at the church office at (706) 863-0510 or mumc1891@knology.net

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Golf Championship

The 2017 Gordon Lakes Golf Club Championship will be held 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28 at Gordon Lakes Golf Club located at 537 Range Road on Fort Gordon. Enjoy two days on the links at the Gordon Lakes Golf Club Championship. This tournament is 36 holes, and players will be put in flights after 1st round scores. Entry fees are: $35 members, $50 active duty and $60 for retired military and civilians. Entry fee includes golf and cart both days, as well as, prizes and meal on Sunday. For full details, please call 706-791-2433.

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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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Kiwanis Club

The Columbia County Kiwanis club holds its monthly networking events the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at TBonz in Evans. Club members, friends and relatives are welcome to attend the informal get together each 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. Visit 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.

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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 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.

 

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Elks Lodge 205 Pasta Festival

Friday, October 27th,2017
Augusta Elks Lodge 205
205 Elkdom Court
Augusta Ga. 30907

The dinner will offer a choice of spaghetti or penne pasta with meat sauce and meatballs (gluten free), salad, and tea. There will also be Neapolitan ice cream for dessert. All this for $10.00 per adult $5.00 children under 12 years of age.* In addition to this, If I can find the seasonal spumoni flavor ice cream (limited quantity), an additional a la carte charge of $1.00, paid when ordered.
Note: Anyone with a special request for gluten free pasta should let me know ahead of time!
*If you are an active Elk, your children or grand children under 12 years of age eat free! Salad will be romaine lettuce based and offer toppings of toasted pine nuts, raisins, carrots, radishes and peppers. Assorted dressings available. My sauce is my family’s authentic Sicilian recipe and I guarantee you won’t find this recipe in any restaurant or other spaghetti dinners offered in the area. Bring the family and friends. Any sauce remaining after the service will be available for purchase at $5.00 per container ( 30-32 oz.).
Please return ticket stubs with payment as soon as possible; call or come by the lodge for additional tickets. If you know of friends who will purchase at the door. please let us know how many so we can prepare adequately.
Buon Appetito! Vince

Teena Marie