The Harmony Baptist Church on Hopkins Street in Augusta will have its annual candlelight communion service at 6 p.m. Dec. 9. The Rev. Otis Moss III and the Tabernacle Baptist Church family will be the special guests.
Augusta Players auditions
The Augusta Players will have auditions for a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Augusta Players Warehouse on Walton Way. Auditions consist of a prepared solo from the show, a reading from the script and a dance audition. Roles are available for 10 men ages 18 and older and 10 women ages 16 and older. For more information, call 826-4707.
Lakeside Support Coalition is holding its first annual Christmas dance to benefit the Child Abuse Shelter.
Admission to the semi-formal dance will be an unwrapped new toy. The dance is Dec. 15 from 7-11 p.m. There will be a student band and also a disc jockey and food and drinks. Columbia County high school students are invited to attend.
Fire department meeting
The annual subscribers meeting of the Martinez Volunteer Fire Department will take place at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the department headquarters on Washington Road. The accounting firm Cleaveland and Anderson will submit the 2001 audit for approval of members. The operating budget for 2002 will then be discussed and two members to the board of trustees will be elected.
The August Mini Theatre is now selling tickets for its revised play Pickin' at 430 8th Street. The show, which details tolerance and violence in schools, will be presented at 8 p.m. Jan. 18, 3 and 8 p.m. Jan. 19 and 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at Augusta Technical College's Jack B. Patrick Technology Center. Cost is $8 or $7 per youth in a group of 10 or more. For more information, call 722-0598 or visit www.augustaminitheatre.org.
Park musical event
The third annual Mistletoe Jam at Mistletoe State Park in Appling will take place Jan. 19 and 20. The event will be a gathering of mountain dulcimer players and also will include autoharp, fiddle, guitar and other instrument performers. The only charge is $2 for parking. For more information or camping reservations, call 1-800-864-7275 or 855-7041.
Harlem Christmas parade
The Harlem Lions Club Christmas Parade will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Entry forms are available at Harlem City Hall or by calling 556-3448 or Scott Dean at 556-0083.
Georgia forestry advice
The Georgia Forestry Commission is offering advice to residents on whether their homes are in the line of fire. The service is particularly aimed at rural residents. For more information, call Chief Ranger Steve Abbott at 556-3962.
First Baptist Church of Evans will have its monthly Time Out inspiration and lunch gathering at 11:50 a.m. Dec. 13. The event is for all who live or work in the community. Cost will be $5, and reservations should be made by noon Dec. 12. For more information, call 863-1228.
Senior programs offered
The CSRA Agency on Aging offers several programs for seniors throughout the Augusta area, including those detailing adult day care, home modifications, personal care aids, care in the home and others. For more information, call 210-2018 or toll free at (888) 922-4464.
The Georgia Podiatric Medical Association is running a shoe collection drive for the homeless in the Augusta area. The association will accept new and used shoes of any size, and donations can be brought to any local podiatrist's office through January. For more information, call Dr. Kent E. Kronowski at 724-0586.
Citizen award presentation
The Harlem Woman's Club is accepting nominations for its 2001 Citizen of the Year Award. The award, which will acknowledge someone who has served his or her community through church activities, volunteer work or career, will be presented at 4 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Woman's Club in Harlem. For nomination forms, call Minette Hatcher at 556-3295 or write the Woman's Club at P.O. Box 1142, Harlem, GA 30814. Nominations should be made by Dec. 15.
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 at 7:30 p.m. at Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 780 Old Louisville Road, Harlem.
For more information, call (706) 556-6966 or (706) 855-7906.
The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program is looking for volunteers age 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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 860-1037 or 650-0409; or Jim Price at email@example.com.
Organizers are seeking names, addresses and e-mail addresses.
School musical presented
The Paul Knox Middle School Chorus will be presenting a dessert- 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 on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call Debbie Negua at 860-6752.
A storytime for all ages is offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Euchee Creek Library.
Free mulch offered
The City of Thomson is offering free mulch to all interested farmers, businesses and residents. 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 on request. For more information, call (706) 595-1781.
Club member sought
The Harlem Woman's Club is 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 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.
Fantasy of lights display
The Fantasy of Light drive-through display is being offered to the public through Dec. 24 at Pendleton King Park on Troupe Street. Open times are 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The event includes more than 50,000 miniature lights and 110 light displays. All proceeds from the event go to the local Easter Seals.
Historical donations needed
The City of Grovetown Museum Board of Directors is 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.
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