Prayer site offered
First Baptist Church of Evans is offering its sanctuary as a place for prayer and meditation from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, call 863-1228. The church is located on the corner of Washington and Belair roads.
United Hospice of Augusta is looking for volunteers to help the area's terminally ill patients. Training will be conducted to fit volunteers' schedules. Office volunteers also are needed. For more information, call Kathy Gerstein at 481-9930.
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.
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.
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.
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 Augusta Newcomers Club of the CSRA meets on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call Debbie Negua at 860-6752.
Spanish classes offered
Beginner-level Spanish classes will be offered starting in January at Gibbs Library. The class will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and will continue through April. There is no cost, but advance registration is required. For more information, call 863-1946.
Fencing classes offered
The Augusta Fencers Club is now offering two new classes in beginning foil. The first - a youth class for those 11 to 14 - meets from 6-7 p.m. Fridays. The second - an adult class - meets 6-7 p.m. Thursdays. All competitive equipment is provided for both classes, and the cost is $40 each. For more information or to register, call 722-8878.
Club members 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.
School council meetings
The Harlem High School Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the school media center on the following dates for the remainder of the 2002 school year: Feb. 7, March 7, April 11, May 2, June 6, July 11 and August 1.
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.
Radio licensing classes
The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta will be having licensing classes beginning Feb. 4 in the first classroom at Doctor's Hospital. The classes will take place at 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays and will be offered for eight weeks. For more information, call John Crawford at 793-8819, Kevin Martin at 394-6881 or Allen Menges at 793-1625.
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.
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.
Legal help offered
Free legal help will be offered to senior citizens on Feb. 19 and 20 in Columbia County. The first session will be from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Grovetown Senior Center on West Robinson Street. The second will take place from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at Columbia County's Council on Aging on Euchee Creek Drive in Grovetown. For more information, call 721-2327.
Valentine movie event
A Valentine's Dive-In Movie event will be offered by The Family Y from 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Wheeler Center indoor pool on Wheeler Road. Participants will swim in a heated pool and watch a big screen classic movie. Cost is $3 for Gold members, $4 for silver members, $5 for bronze members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 738-6678.
School's out event
The Family Y will be having a School's Out Prime Time event for children 5-12 years old on Feb. 18 at the Wheeler Center on Wheeler Road. It will feature arts and crafts, games, sports, swimming and more. Cost is $20 per child preregistered or $25 with registration the day of the program. For more information, call 738-6689.
Registration for an adult full court basketball league at The Family Y will begin Feb. 19 at the Wilson Center on Wheeler Road. Cost is $250 per team plus a $5 fee for each non-member of The Family Y. For more information, call 733-1030.
A storytime for all ages is offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Euchee Creek Library.
Cinderella ball offered
The Augusta Players will be offering a Cinderella Glass Slipper Ball event to the public at 8 p.m. Feb. 8 at Sacred Heart. Confections will be provided by the executive chef of the Partridge Inn, and music and dancing will take place. For reservations, call 826-4707.
Fire department meeting
The Leah Volunteer Fire Department will have a special meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at station No. 2 on Burks Mountain Road. The public is invited to attend.
Prayer time offered
First Baptist Church of Evans opens its sanctuary from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursdays for those wishing to meditate or pray. For more information, call 863-1228. The church is located on the corner of Washington and Belair roads.
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