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Posted: December 20, 2017 - 2:51am

4-H pecan sale

Columbia County 4-H has pecans for sale by the pound, with proceeds benefiting student programs in the county. Each pound is $14 and comes in a resealable plastic container with a special 4-H label. Pecans can be paid for and picked up at the 4-H office located at 6420 Pollards Pond Road, Appling, Ga. For more information contact the UGA extension office at (706) 541-4011.

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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 (10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday to Friday) or online at www.standrewpc.com. Program is recommended for ages 10 and above.

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Alzheimer's informational meeting

The Alzheimer's Association presents The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 106 SRP Drive in Evans. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of Alzheimer's disease, treatment, and related dementias; www.alz.org. The event is free and open to the public.

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Pottery classes

The Harlem Arts Council presents Pottery with Angelika Bondar from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 4, 11, and 25. Learn how to make pottery using only your hands with various building techniques. No experience needed. Perfect for beginners, but still advanced enough for those who have worked with clay. A series of three classes includes materials, firing and glazing. Contact Angelika at (706) 394-4682; Cost for all three classes: $60 and includes materials fee.

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Oil painting classes

The Harlem Arts Council presents Oil Painting with Minette Hatcher, from 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays, Jan. 8, 15 and 22. Beginner and experienced are both welcome. Class maximum is six students and arts council members have priority. Contact Ann at (706) 556-6656; Cost $20 per class.

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Photography classes

The Harlem Arts Council presents Photography with Leena Dennison from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Harlem Civic Center. One of the arts council's newest instructors, Leena is a professional photographer, and will help improve photography skills and learn more about your camera or mobile device's camera. In this one hour class, Leena will teach aspects of equipment and demonstrate their use. During the final half hour, you will stroll down the street and begin using your new camera techniques. Contact Leena at (813) 455-5876; Cost $25.

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Weaving classes

The Harlem Arts Council presents Necklace or bracelet weaving with Ulrike Beck from 10 - 11:30 a.m., Saturdays, Jan. 13 and 20. This two part class is a fun way to learn an ancient weaving technique. Choose your colors, your beads and make your own unique jewelry. Minimum of two students. Contact Ulrike Beck at (706) 556-1984; Cost $20.

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Guest night

Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines' International is having a Guest Night from 7 - 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18 at the North Augusta Church, 600 W. Martintown Road. Women of all ages are invited to attend. "Resolve to Have Fun" singing Barbershop music. Weekly rehearsals will follow each Thursday thereafter. For additional information contact: Karen Klimka at (803) 507-4406.

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Arm knitting

The Harlem Arts Council presents Arm Knitting with Katie Gastelle from 1 -2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Harlem Civic Center. Learn this latest knitting technique. Arm knitting is just like regular knitting, except your arms are the needles. This loose weave is perfect for cowl scarves and more. Contact Katie Gastelle at (706) 726-0685; Cost is $35 and includes yarn.

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Dance lessons

The Harlem Arts Center presents Dance Workshop with Ashley Driggers from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Harlem Civic Center. Bring your child to learn the fundamentals of dance. Your child will be introduced to the basic techniques of dance and also enjoy doing a fun craft. Space is limited, so register today. Class is for ages 4 -10 years of age. Contact Ashley Driggers at (762) 383-9743; Cost $15.

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Acrylic painting classes

The Harlem Arts Council presents Acrylic Painting with Angelika Bondar from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26 at the Harlem Civic Center. A fun evening class that completes your art while you sip on your own wine (BYOB). Minimum three students. Contact Angelika at (706) 394-4682; Cost $30.

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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.

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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.

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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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