Fire department meeting
The Leah Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual general meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at station No. 2 on Burks Mountain Road. The public is invited to attend. There will be an election of board members for the coming year.
Fencing classes offered
The Augusta Fencers Club is now accepting registration for two new classes in beginning foil fencing. One of the classes will be for those age 14 and younger. It will meet from 6-7 p.m. on Fridays. The second will be an adult class from 6-7 p.m. on Thursdays. Both classes will last three months and cost $40 per month. For more information, call 722-8878.
Free admission to museum
The Augusta Museum of History will offer free admission to its facility Sundays.
The museum is located on Reynolds Street in downtown Augusta and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 722-8454.
Senior citizens service
Those looking for information about services for senior citizens and care givers can call the CSRA Area Agency on Aging at 210-2018 or (888) 922-4464.
The Columbia County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, offers grief support for families suffering the loss of a child. They meet every second Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m., at Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 780 Old Louisville Road, Harlem.
Contact: (706) 556-6966 or (706) 855-7906.
The local Court Appointed Special Advocate Program is looking for volunteers, ages 21 and older, to help advocate for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system.
Volunteers work alongside the Department of Family and Children Services and other community agencies to protect children who have been placed in foster care.
Volunteers need no experience and will be provided specialized training. For more information, call 737-4631.
The National Kidney Foundation of Georgia's is seeking donations of old vehicles to be sold as a fund-raiser.
The program offers free vehicle pickup. Cars, trucks, boats or motor homes donated might be tax deductible. To receive an informational packet to fill out and return, call (800) 488-CARS.
Foster parents needed
The Columbia County Department of Family and Children Services is looking for potential foster parents.
All those interested in becoming foster parents or with questions are asked to call Cindy Taylor at 541-1640.
Community volunteers needed
Augusta Child Advocates is now recruiting community volunteers to work with and on behalf of abused children in Richmond County. Training begins Jan. 3. Those interested should call 737-3006.
High school reunion
The Harlem High School Class of 1976 is planning a reunion.
For more information, call Pam Tankersley at email@example.com, 860-1037 or 650-0409 or Jim Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizers are seeking names, addresses and e-mail addresses.
Historical donations needed
The City of Grovetown Museum Board of Directors is currently seeking donations of military memorabilia with ties to Fort (Camp) Gordon for a special display depicting the historical relationship between the fort and Grovetown. Photographs, documents, uniforms, personal military equipment, medals and copies of news article are needed. Donated items will be displayed in two glass cases, which were purchased through a grant from the Fort Gordon Officers Wives Club. For more information or to donate, call Rosa Lee Owens at 863-1867 or Charles Lord at 863-3138.
School musical presented
The Paul Knox Middle School Chorus will be presenting a desert tasting and musical play called "Tis The Season" at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 in the school's cafeteria. Tickets are $5. For reservations, call 442-6300.
The Augusta Newcomers Club of the CSRA meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call Debbie Negua at 860-6752.
Children's story times
A story times event for all ages is offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Euchee Creek Library.
Free mulch offered
The City of Thomson is currently offering free mulch to all interested farmers, businesses and private citizens. The city grinds all of its yard trimmings and collects the mulch on a quarterly basis. Loading assistance will be provided at a mulch pickup site upon request. For more information, call 706-595-1781.
Christmas tree lighting
The first annual Columbia County Tree Lighting ceremony will take place from 3-6 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Evans Government Complex on Ronald Reagan Drive. Activities will include a visit and photo with St. Nick from 4-6 p.m., the Columbia County Choral Society and elementary school performances from 5-6 p.m. There also will be arts and crafts and food vendors. For more information, call 863-6165 or 868-3458.
Evans High School will be having a silent auction at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6.
Girls Inc. of the CSRA will be having their 20th annual holiday auction at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. For more information, call 733-2512.
Club member sought
The Harlem Woman's Club is currently accepting new members. The club supports local communities and Columbia County's schools. It is a sponsor of the Star Student Award, the Citizen of the Year Award and the arts program. Meetings for the club are at 4 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Woman's Club in Harlem. For more information, call Brenda Starling at 556-6811.
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