Sierra Club Meeting
Tony Mills from the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory will have intriguing creatures to observe and learn about at the Sierra Club's March meeting. The Sierra Club welcomes the public to participate March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church on Walton Way. For more information, please call 863-2324 or visit www.georgia.sierraclub.org/srg/.
Living with Epilepsy
The Child Neurology Center will hold their Brain and Health Seminars with Dr. Asma Q. Fischer for all parents, children ages12 and older and interested public, March 19, at 5:30 p.m., at The Child Neurology Center of North Belair Road in Evans. Registration is required, please call 650-1075 to register.
The Columbia County Choral Society will present the traditional Seven Last Words of Christ by Theodore Dubois on March 22, at 7:30 at Abilene Baptist Church on Washington Road. Tickets are available from members of the Choral Society and at the door, $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. For more information, please call Camilla Reid at 868-8670 or email@example.com.
Trinity Baptist Preschool on Columbia Road, is accepting registration for the 2002-03 school year. The program is open to ages 2-4. For more information, please call Shannon Story at 541-2066 or 863-1222.
The McKameys will be in concert at Trinity Baptist Church, on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. The church is located on Columbia Road. For more information please call 863-1222.
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: March 22 at 7:30 p.m.; March 23 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; March 24 at 3 p.m.; March 28 at 7:30 p.m.; March 29 at 7:30 p.m.; and on March 30 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
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: April 11, May 2, June 6, July 11 and Aug. 1.
Brookwood Elementary with be presenting "Alice in Wonderland" dinner theater on March 25 and March 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, March 27, at 9 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. and on Thursday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. For more information contact Johnny Carr at 855-7596, ext. 217, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Ebenezer Baptist Church on Old Waynesboro Road, in Hephzibah will be having a Sunrise Service Play on Palm Sunday, March 24, at 4 p.m. The entire community is invited.
Bridlewood Subdivision will be holding its Neighborhood Garage Sale on March 23, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.
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 email@example.com or by calling the foundation at 724-1314.
Good Friday Service
The First Baptist Church of Evans will be holding its Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. on March 29. The community is invited to attend.
Easter Service Celebration Services will be held at First Baptist Church of Evans on Sunday March 31. Sunday schools starts at 9:45 a.m. and service is at 11 a.m.
The Martinez United Methodist Church located at 3614 Washington Road in Martinez will be performing a living dramatization of the Last Supper on March 28. The performance begins at 7:30 pm and there is no charge to attend.
Free CPR Class
The Augusta Red Cross will hold a free CPR Course on March 23 at the Abilene Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Redbelly with local band The Riff Raff Kings will perform a special benefit concert for the Jennifer Clark Scholarship Fund at the Imperial Theater on Friday, March 29. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the box office the day of the event or in advance at "Somewhere in Augusta" on Washington Road. The box office will open at 5 p.m., doors will open at 7 p.m., at The Riff Raff Kings will open at 8 p.m. An after party gathering will be held at the Rhythm and Blues Exchange on Broad Street at midnight with a special appearance by Big Mighty.
For more information please call Tom Clark at 860-9542.
The Ninth Annual Sawbones versus Jawbones (Doctors versus Lawyers) basketball game will be held on Friday, April 19, 7 p.m., in the Greenbrier High School Gymnasium, sponsored by the Richmond County Medical Society and the Augusta Bar Association. Tickets are $5 at the door and children under ten are free.
Youth Yard Sale
The youth of First Baptist Church of Evans are holding a yard sale on March 23, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The community is invited. The proceeds are going to raise funds for the youth retreat to Camp Snowbird in July. For more information, call 863-1228.
Wayne Williford and Good News will be having their seventh annual anniversary sing at Purvis Community Center on March 30, at 7 p.m. Special guests will be the sons family from Means, Ky. The community center is located between Thomson and Wrens on Highway 17.
CSRA EOA, Inc. Head Start has openings for children who will be four years old by December 31, 2002. Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that provides quality services for the whole family. All services are provided in an educational environment and are free to qualified applicants. Applications can be obtained at Columbia County Head Start, 120 East Trippe Street, Harlem, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
For more information call 556-0085
Columbia County's Baker Place Road Landfill will be closed all day Saturday, March 30 in observance of Good Friday. It will reopen on Monday, April 1 at 6 a.m.
The next scheduled holiday closing will be all day on Saturday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. It will reopen on Monday, May 27 at 6 a.m.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Don Bartles, Manager Solid Waste Management Department.
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: "Can We Talk 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.
Registration for The Family Y's coed Youth Baseball program for children 4-11 years old will be March 25-April 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.
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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