The McKameys will be in concert at Trinity Baptist Church, on Thursday, Mar. 28 at 7 p.m. The church is located on Columbia Road. For more information please call 863-1222.
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.
Augusta Theatre Co.
The Augusta Theatre Company will be presenting Thomas Ziegler's play, Grace and Glory, at the Bon Aire Hotel on Walton Way. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $10 matinee. Shows will be held: Mar. 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Mar. 23 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Mar. 24 at 3 p.m.; Mar. 28 at 7:30 p.m.; Mar. 29 at 7:30 p.m.; and on Mar. 30 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Columbia County Advocates for Special Education PTO will be presenting information regarding summer opportunities on March 11, from 6 p.m. until 7:45 p.m., at the Warren C. Gibbs Memorial Library. Representatives will be on hand to discuss their programs. GLRS will provide a resource booklet that will be available that evening with other programs available to children.
Brookwood Elementary with be presenting "Alice in Wonderland" dinner theater on Mar. 25 and Mar. 26, at the school on Old Belair Road. Dinner will be at 6:15 p.m. followed by the musical. Reserved seating only. Tickets are available at the school. Free daytime shows will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 27, at 9 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. and on Thursday, Mar. 28, 9:30 a.m. For more information contact Johnny Carr at 855-7596, ext. 217, or email@example.com.
"Christ in the Passover" will be presented March 15, at 7 p.m., at Westside Christian Church. The church is located at 4352 Columbia Road in Martinez. For information please call Westside Christian Church at 863-6281.
The Harlem United Methodist Preschool is pre-registering for the 2002-2003 school year. For more information, call Margie Bennett or Paula Green at 556-6885.
Parents day out
The Harlem United Methodist Parents' Day Out Program has openings for the two-year-old program. For more information, call Valarie Wingate or Andrea Rockefeller at 556-6885.
The CSRA Community Foundation is accepting applications for 2002 Unrestricted Funding for area 501(c) (3) organizations for Columbia, Burke, Richmond and McDuffie Counties in Georgia, and Aiken and Edgefield Counties in South Carolina. Information, grant guidelines and grant applications may be obtained by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the foundation at 724-1314.
The First Baptist Church of Evans will host Time Out, a monthly "inspirational and lunch" gathering for all that live and work in the community on Thursday, March 21, at 11:50 a.m., at the church located at the corner of Belair and Washington Roads in Evans. The cost for lunch is $5, and reservations should be made by noon, Wednesday, March 20. For information or to make reservations, please call the church at 863-1228, or email at email@example.com.
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.
The Evans Best Barbecue Showdown and craft show will be held on March 16, in the Doctor's Hospital Field in Columbia County behind the Evans Kroger. Admission is $2 with proceeds benefiting the Southern Firefighters' Burn Foundation, Inc. No cooler and no pets please. Parking will be free. For more information please call 294-8712 or 267-8712.
The Junior League of Augusta will hold its 50th Annual Attic Sale on Saturday, March 9 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Hippodrome on the Aiken-Augusta Highway in North Augusta. Admission is free with all proceeds benefiting community programs and services of the Junior League of Augusta. For more information call 736-0033.
The Augusta Genealogical Society will hold its March meeting entitled "Heroes of The Augusta Canal" on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. It will be held at the Augusta Museum of History, 6th and Reynolds Street, in Augusta. Dr. Ed Cashing will be the speaker. AGS members, guests, and the general public are invited to attend at no charge.
The Springlakes Community Association in conjunction with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a Neighborhood Watch Meeting at the Springlakes Clubhouse on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Various safety issues will be discussed. All Springlakes residents are encouraged to attend.
The Junior League of Augusta is now taking applications for the Arts Endowment Fund. Applications must be an organization whose primary purpose is to promote the Arts in the Augusta community. Grant applications are available at the office of The Junior League of Augusta, 363 Highland Avenue, Surrey Center, Augusta. For more information call 736-0033. Application deadline is March 26.
Homeschool for YOU, Inc., is sponsoring a Homeschool Used Curriculum and Book Sale on Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. until noon at Christ's Sanctified Holy Church, 136 Belair Road in Martinez. Admission to the sale is free. Homeschoolers that wish to turn in books to sell must do so no later than March 16. For more information, call 869-9048.
Girls Inc. will present a series of informative parent workshops that touch on important issues that affect our youth. The three workshops are: "The Blooming Adolescent" on Tuesday, March 12; "Can We Tal? About Drugs" on Tuesday, March 19; "Violence Amongst Our Youth" on Tuesday, March 26. The cost of each workshop is $3 or $7 for three part series. The workshops will be held at Augusta State University's New Science Building, Rm. W1002, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pizza will be proved from 6 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Please make reservations by Wednesday, March 6. For additional information please call 733-2512.
The Family Y's recreational gymnastics classes are scheduled in a nine-week session, March 11-17. The session features classes for toddlers through teens, and classes are held once a week at the Wheeler Gymnastics Center, 3532 Wheeler Road. For more information call 738-6678.
Registration for The Family Y's coed Youth Baseball program for children 4-11 years old will be March 25-Apr. 5, at Wheeler Center, 3532 Wheeler Road. Registration hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., and 4 p.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Games will begin in May. Fees vary and Family Y membership is required. For further information call 738-6678.
Kid's safety day
The Family Y and the American Red Cross of Augusta are sponsoring a Kids' Safety Day on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at The Family Y, Wheeler Center, on Wheeler Road. The event spotlights safety tips for home and community pools, lakes, boating, biking and fire. It is free and open to the public. For more details, contact the Family Y at 738-6678 or the Augusta Red Cross at 724-8483.
An underwater egg hunt open to children 6-12 years old is the featured activity at The Family Y's "Bunny Bob", on Saturday, March 30, from noon until 3 p.m., at the Wheeler Indoor Aquatics Center, 3532 Wheeler Road. Fees are $2 for Gold members, $3 for Silver members, $4 for Bronze members and $5 for non-members. Children under five are admitted for free. Participants must bring swimsuits and towels. For more information call 738-6678.
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.
Kindergarten registration in Columbia County is scheduled for Apr. 1 through Apr. 5 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Children should register at the elementary school in designated school zones in which they reside. For exact zoning information, contact the Superintendent's office at 541-0650.
Tutors are now available to work one-on-one with adults who want to improve their minimal reading skills. There is no charge for tutorial services and workbook materials. Tutoring sessions are arranged at times convenient to both student and tutor. For more information, please call Nancy Lightsey, program coordinator, at Gibbs Library, 863-1946.
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.
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.
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.
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