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Posted: January 2, 2018 - 6:07pm

Pet food drive

Donations of dog, cat, puppy and kitten food are being collected year-round at several local businesses. Pet food donations are being accepted at Animal House, Grovetown Farm & Garden, Vineyard Wine Market, Martinez/National Hills Animal Hospitals, and Wild Birds Unlimited. For donation pickup, contact (706) 863-2067; www.pawprintsfoundation.org Long Dog Rescue.

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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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Scout tree pickup

Boy Scout Troop 643 will conduct a Christmas Tree Pickup for residents in and around the Augusta/Evans and Grovetown/Harlem area, Saturday, Jan. 6. The cost is a $15 donation per tree. To schedule a tree pick-up contact (706) 373 8922 or getmytree@knology.net. Please provide your name, address and subdivision, phone, email and which date you prefer to have your tree picked up. Requests will receive a reply to confirm your pickup day and time.

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Democratic Party meeting

The January meeting of the Columbia County Democratic Party has been moved from the regularly scheduled meeting on January 1 to January 8 because of New Years Day. This meeting will be held at the Evans Library, in rooms B and C. The social will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will immediately follow at 7 p.m.

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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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Snowfest

The 6th annual Columbia County Snowfest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Evans Towne Center Park, Saturday, Jan. 13. Tickets are $10 each or a Family of Four for only $30 in advance. Tickets the day of the event are $12 each. Purchase your tickets at Kirkland Flooring, cityspintickets.com/e/kirklands-flooring-presents-snowfest-2018.

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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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Hay Bales and Cocktails

The Official Augusta Futurity Party to benefit Golden Harvest Food Bank will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16 at the Julian Smith Casino in Augusta. The 5th annual Hay Bales and Cocktails, is the Official Augusta Futurity Party. Festivities will include Wine and Craft Beer Tasting, BBQ from Shane's Rib Shack, Bourbon Bar, Mechanical Bull Riding, The Homegrown Band, a raffle and dancing. Proceeds to benefit the Golden Harvest Food Bank. Tickets are $30 each or Buy One get One Half Price. To purchase tickets directly https://cityspintickets.com/e/hay-bales-and-cocktails-2018 or call (706) 922-3590 or email ginger.gray@fehrmaninvestmentgroup.com; www.facebook.com/HaybalesandCocktails

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Amateur Radio Club

The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta Monthly Meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16 at the H2U Building at Doctors Hospital at 1305 Interstate Parkway in Augusta. Tuesday 7:00 p.m, Jan. 16. The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta serves all amateur radio operators, and those interested in radio communication, in Augusta-Richmond County, and the CSRA, as a resource for education, information, and operating opportunities. We also volunteer our services as radio communicators to the community during public events, emergency situations, and instances of severe weather. The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta is recognized by the Amateur Radio Relay League as a Special Service Club; www.w4dv.club

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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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Financial planning

Legal & Financial Planning Workshop- an Alzheimer's Association Presentation from 6 - 7:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Columbia County Library Evans branch. Speaker: Daniel Burroughs, Attorney, Specialties: Elder Law, Wills & Trusts, Estates & Probate & Administration & Business Law. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease is a workshop, presented by the Alzheimer's Association, for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place; www.alz.org

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The Great American Concert

The Great American Concert featuring Damon Hendrix, multi award winning Elvis Tribute Artist, with special guest Sabrina Newsome at The Woodsmen Lodge at 525 W. Milledgeville Rd. in Harlem, Saturday, Jan. 20. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. Advance tickets $12; at the door $15. Contact (706) 910-2083 or (706) 699-8405.

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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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