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Posted: November 1, 2017 - 1:08am

Art after dark

The Artist's Guild of Columbia County presents Art After Dark at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center in the Columbia County Library from 7 - 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4.

The free event is open to the public and will include, live jazz with Fred Williams, complimentary snacks and drinks with a cash bar.

Pottery classes

The Harlem Arts Council presents Pottery with Angelika Bondar from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursdays in Nov. 2, 9, 16, and 30. Learn how to make pottery.. No experience needed. A series of three classes includes materials, firing and glazing. Contact Angelika @ 706-394-4682. Cost for all four classes: $80 (includes material fee)

Alzheimer's Walk

The Alzheimer's Association welcomes Augusta residents including Burke, Columbia, Washington, Screven Emanuel, Glascock, Greene, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren and Wilkes counties to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's on Nov. 4, at Columbia County Amphitheater in Evans.

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Craft Bazaar

Lynndale Advocates presents its 4th Annual Vendor and Craft Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, rain or shine, indoors, at 1490 Eisenhower Drive in Augusta. Fall & winter décor and holiday gifts. To book a table or for more information, please contact rose-mary@knology.net. All proceeds support Lynndale Advocates' mission to continue to serve our individuals with special needs.

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Oil painting classes

The Harlem Arts Council presents Oil Painting with Minette Hatcher at the new Harlem Civic Center, 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays, Nov. 6 and 13.

Beginner and experienced are both welcome. Class maximum is six students, HAC members have priority.

Contact Ann Blalock at (706) 556-6656; Cost $20.00 per class.

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Alcohol painting on tile

The Harlem Arts Council presents Alcohol Painting on Tile with Jeanne Stanford from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a lunch break, Friday, Nov. 10, at the new Harlem Civic Center. Minimum of three students required for class. Cost is $30; Contact Jeanne Standord at (330) 592-2256

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Military Day

Grovetown will hold Mlitary Day at Goodale Park, Nov. 11.

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Tribute concert

Tickets are on sale for the inaugural CSRA Veterans Day Tribute Concert which will be held Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Lady A Amphitheater at Evans Towne Center Park.

Live performances by Shooter Jennings, Beth Spangler, Johnny Rodriguez, Rachel Lynn and Jordan Brower, with special guest host Jay Jefferies. Tickets available at freshtix.com

Harlem Hustle

The 5th Annual Harlem Hustle 5k and 10k and chili cookoff will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11. The Harlem Hustle is a 5K and 10K run through historic Harlem. Proceeds benefit the Harlem High School soccer program to provide uniforms, field and training equipment, and other team needs. Contact hhsgasoccer@gmail.com for info.

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Basket weaving

The Harlem Arts Council presents Basket Weaving with Tammy Przylepa from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a short lunch break, Staurday, Nov. 18 at the new Harlem Civic Center. Learn to make a Baby Bushel Basket, perfect for fall apple picking. This class will also make a woven reed basket. Minimum of three students; Cost is $30 with all materials included. Contact Tammy Przylepa at (706) 414-1716

Block printing

The Harlem Arts Council presents Block Printing your own Christmas cards with Angelika Bondar, from 1 - 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30 at the new Harlem Civic Center. Make your Christmas greeting truly yours. Learn to print your own unique and beautiful Christmas cards. Cost is $20 with all materials included. Contact Angelika Bondar at (706) 394-4682

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Charles Dickens Christmas

Internationally known storyteller Tim Lowry from Summerville, S.C. will act as Charles Dickens at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 23 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church at 3551 Wheeler Road in Augusta. Tickets: are $15 and can be purchased at the church office during business hours (M-F 10 AM-2PM) or online at www.standrewpc.com. Program is recommended for ages 10 and above.

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Pumpkin patch

The Marvin Corner Pumpkin Patch will be 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 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.; www.marvinchurch.com.

Class reunion

Harlem High School class of 1978 is planning a 40th year reunion. If you or anyone you know is a 1978 graduate, please send your name and address to gmclerk1960@yahoo.com. The reunion is planned for Saturday, June 23, 2018.

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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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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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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. Friends are welcome to attend.

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.

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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 islooking 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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