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Posted: November 15, 2017 - 2:41am

Commission meeting notice

For the month of December, all five Columbia County committee meetings (Audit, Management & Internal Services, Development & Engineering Services, Public Work Services, and Community & Emergency Services) will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Audit will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the other committees immediately following in the order listed above

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Gobble fest

Join New Life Church for Gobble Fest at the Evans Towne Center Park, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18. Rides, carnival games, tasty food, and more! Free admission, just bring money for food.

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Grovetown Community Expo Day

Green Racquets and Troy University presents Goodale Park Grovetown Community Expo, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18. Combination of free tennis clinics for juniors, college fair, vendors, food fun and more. Email Tracy at Tzawacki@Troy.edu for more information

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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

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Dance lessons

Harlem Arts Council presents ‘Tis the Season to be Dancing! Registration needed by Nov. 27 for dance day camp for ages 4-10 years of age, with games, crafts, and of course dancing! Date of event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2. Stop by Harlem Arts Council or e-mail at HarlemArtsDance@gmail.com for application. Registration cut off date is November 27 at 12:30 p.m.

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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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Movie night

Columbia County Community Events presents Christmas Movie Night with the showing of the movie Elf from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1 at Evans Towne Center Park. Free event open to the public. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. Special appearance by Elf on the Shelf, train rides and concessions also available.

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Grovetown Christmas Festival

Grovetown Parks and Recreation presents the 2nd Annual Grovetown Christmas Festival form 4 - 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 at Liberty Park Community Center. Entertainment by local bands, dance and chorus groups, craft, food and other vendors. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate before the tree lighting and holiday lights within the City. Santa will be present and he's bringing the SNOW too.

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Festival of Trees

Downtown Harlem's inaugural Festival of Trees and Holiday Market from 2 - 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2. Festival of downhome wood crafters, jewelers, stained glass, repurposed art, candles, goats milk soaps, lotions, balms and more. Christmas Caroling, real snow, hot cocoa, freshly brewed coffees and teas, S'Mores and the cast of FROZEN! Parade of floats and count down as we light up the Liibrary Plaza with thousands of Christmas Tree lights in the inaugural "Festival of Trees."

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Tree lighting

Columbia County Community Events presents the 17th Annual Columbia County Christmas Tree Lighting from 2 - 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 at Evans Towne Center Park. Full Christmas Vendor Village, Free Santa Photos, Free Train Rides, Cookies with Mrs. Claus, Ornament Decorating, Food and Beverage Vendors, 9 holes of North Pole Mini Golf, 1,000 sq ft maze, and more!

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Movie night

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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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 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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