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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gold prospector's meeting
The Augusta Chapter of the Gold Prospector's Association of America will be having its monthly meetings at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the studio of Tim Conway Photography on Kings Way. For more information, call 729-9900 or 284-6705.
Church yard sale
First Baptist Church of Evans will be having a yard sale at 7 a.m. March 23. Funds will go to the church's youth group to assist with a summer mission trip. For more information, call 863-1228.
School council meetings
The Harlem High School Council will meet in the school media center at 7 p.m. on the following dates for the remainder of the 2001-02 school year: March 7, April 11, May 2, June 6, July 11 and Aug. 1.
Children's story time
A story time for all ages is offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Euchee Creek Library.
The Augusta Newcomers Club of the CSRA meets on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call Debbie Negua at 860-6752.
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.
Law enforcement academy
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will be having a Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy beginning March 7. Participants will learn about the everyday operations of the sheriff's office and will receive firearms training at a shooting range. The nine-week evening course is free and open to county residents ages 18 and older. For more information, call Capt. Jim March at 541-4027 or Lt. Patricia Champion at 541-3970.
Riverside Elementary School will host their spring carnival on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The carnival will be held at Riverside Elementary on Hardy McManus Road. There will be a silent auction, crafts, raffle, and much more. The event will be open to the public.
The Augusta-Aiken Society for Human Resources Management will hold a meeting on Friday, Feb. 22, from 7:30 a.m. till 9:15 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel. The topic will be: Helping caregivers stay productive - Resources and Strategies that work. Presenter will be Cynthia Haley, CSRA Agency on Aging.
For reservations call Regina Mobley at 706-739-1351. www.augusta-aikenshrm.org.
Reading Success Inc. will be hosting a test-taking seminar on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. The seminar will be held at Augusta State University's New Science Building, room W1002. The keynote speaker is Sandra Mashburn, M.Ed., Reading and Learning Disabilities Specialist. The seminar will be held at no charge for parents, teachers, and students grades 3-12.
For more information call 706-863-8173.
Reading Success, Inc. will be hosting a seminar for parents who have or believe they have a child with Attention Deficit Disorder on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seminar will be held at Augusta State University's New Science Building, room W1002. The cost of the seminar is $5. There is limited seating, so please call 863-8173 to register. All proceeds will benefit the Metro Adult Literacy Council.
The Harlem High School faculty will present the play Smoke on the Mountain by Connie Ray and Alan Bailey. Performances with be Thursday, March 21 thru Saturday, March 23, 7 p.m., at Harlem High School. Tickets will be $7.
Neighborhood Action Team
Neighborhood Action Team, Inc. - a McDuffie County non-profit organization - is seeking new members. For more information, call 706-595-4914 and membership cost is $10.
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.
Georgia forestry advice
The Georgia Forestry Commission is advising residents whether their homes are in the potential line of fire. The service is particularly aimed at rural residents. For more information, call Chief Ranger Steve Abbott at 556-3962.
Reach to Recovery
The American Cancer Society is holding certification training for new volunteers in the Reach to Recovery program. If you are a breast cancer survivor, the American Cancer Society would love for you to become involved.
Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer may call the American Cancer Society at 731-9900. Training will be at the Medical College of Georgia on from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Monte Carlo Night
The Augusta Junior Woman's Club will be hosting their third Annual Monte Carlo Night on Saturday, Mar. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Boat House Pavilion, 101 Riverfront Drive. Proceeds to benefit Easter Seals East Georgia and other community projects sponsored by the Augusta Junior Women's Club. Tickets will be $50 per couple and $35 individual by reservation only.
For tickets and reservations, please call 869-8936.
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