Minister to hold services
Mary Grigolia - song writer, song leader and Unitarian Universalist minister from Durham, N.C. - will present services in Augusta and Aiken today.
The 10:30 a.m. service at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way, is entitled, "The Hole in the Bucket," which will explore the spiritual challenges and gifts of emptiness.
The 6 p.m. service will be at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Aiken, which meets at Building Blocks Child Development Center, 905 East Pine Log Road, Aiken.
The service is entitled, "Family Spirit Song," a program designed for the playful, powerful and precious spirit in all of us.
For more information, contact Naomi Frost-Hewitt at 803-648-3019 or email@example.com.
The Fraternal Order of Eagles will sponsor a benefit dinner April 19 for 3-year-old Cole Wooten of Martinez. He is suffering from epidermylosis bullosa and has mounting medical bills. The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1999 Scott Road, Augusta. An auction with items donated by members of the group, friends of Cole and local merchants will be held at the same time. The disease causes blisters similar to a burn victim. There is no cure.
For more information, call Paula Clavere at 278-2240.
State park plans fishing tournament
The 11th annual Parent-Child Fishing Tournament will be held April 27 at Mistletoe State Park.
Registration will be held between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. Weigh in will be at 3 p.m. The fee will be $5 per family.
Fishing will be from the banks of the state park. All fish will count in weighing.
The grand prize will be a two-night stay at a Mistletoe State Park cabin.
Seniors health program planned
A seminar entitled "What's Up Doc?: Seniors and their Medications" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 23 in the Walton Building at First Baptist Church.
The speakers will be Dr. Stephen Byrd of the Medical College of Georgia and Dr. Craig Hummel of the Veterans Administration.
There is no charge, but reservations may be made by calling 736-6857.
The event is sponsored by the National Mental Health Association of Augusta and the Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta.
The monthly business luncheon of The Connection will be held from noon to 1 p.m. April 18 at Warren Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.
For reservations, call 860-1586.
First graders to present musical
Brookwood Elementary School first graders will present the musical "Get Hoppin' " at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 18 at the school in Grovetown.
"Get Hoppin' " is the story of a rabbit family that includes a rebellious baby bunny which refuses to hop.
Admission is free.
Park sets decorating class
Mistletoe State Park will sponsor "Decorating with Nature" from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 20 at the park's nature center.
The program will offer tips on how to decorate a home with style and beauty at very little cost by using what nature provides.
The cost of the program is $5, plus a $2 parking fee and $3 for supplies.
Registration should be made by April 15 by calling the park office at 541-0321.
Mental Health Advocates set meeting
The Coalition for Mental Health Advocates will meet with local legislators at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at the Augusta Country Club. For reservations or information, call 736-4339.
Walgreens celebrates opening
The new Walgreens drugstore at 3900 Washington Road in Martinez will celebrates its grand opening Sunday, April 21.
The new store will carry 20,000 items, including medications, fragrances and cosmetics, greeting cards, soft drinks, dairy products, frozen foods snacks, cameras, film and will offer next-day photo finishing.
Walgreens has 3,706 stores in 43 states and Puerto Rico.
Theater to present "Faith County"
Stage III Ltd., Columbia County's community theater, will present "Faith County," a country comedy, April 25-28 at the Jewish Community Center off Furys Ferry Road.
The play will be presented April 25-27 as a dinner theater. The presentation on April 28 will be a 3 p.m. matinee.
For reservations and ticket prices, call the Jewish Community Center at 228-3636. Senior discounts are available.
Church youth to hold car wash
The youth of Bible Cathedral will hold a car wash, yard sale and bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. April 27 at the church at 1116 Furys Ferry Road in Evans.
The funds will benefit the summer retreat for the youths.
Miss Georgia Forestry Pageant set
The 63rd Miss Georgia Forestry State Scholarship Pageant will be held June 14-15 in Tifton.
The pageant is open to any young woman in Georgia and accepts one contestant per county and one contestant from each college in each age division.
The pageant is a non-profit scholarship program that offers educational opportunities while promoting forestry in Georgia. It gives over $60,000 in cash and scholarships to the queens and runner-ups.
The age divisions are Tiny Miss ages 3 to 6; Junior Miss ages 7 to 12; Teen Miss ages 13 to 16; and Miss age 17 to 23.
Lunch meeting to hear speaker
Phyllis H. Hendry, president of the National Science Center, will be the speaker during the monthly Time Out meeting to be held at 11:50 a.m. April 18 at First Baptist Church of Evans.
The cost for lunch is $5. Reservations should be made by noon, April 17 by calling the church office at 863-1228 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The church is at the corner of Belair Road and Washington Road.
Legal help for seniors
Georgia Legal Services Program staff members will be in Columbia County April 24 to meet with senior citizens who want free legal help.
Anyone 60 years of age or older with a non-criminal legal issue may talk to the GLSP representatives.
The staff members will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. April 24 at the Columbia County Senior Center, 5913 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown.
Bel Air Elementary School's Spring Carnival "A Day in the USA" will be April 27 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A silent auction will be from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the media center. Vendors may rent booths for $15 by calling Dana Samples at 868-3698, ext. 208.
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.
School opens registration
Columbia County Christian Academy's registration for MDO, pre-k, kindergarten and first through sixth grades is now open.
The school is located at 4004 Prescott Drive, Martinez.
For more information, call 863-0535 or 650-8610
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.
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.
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 Baptist Woman's Missionary Union of Georgia will hold their annual meeting and women's conference Apr. 19 and 20 at The First Baptist Church in Augusta.
For more information call 733-2236.
The Master's Garden Dinner will be held on Friday, Apr. 19, at 5 p.m. The cost is $12 per person. Advance registration is required.
For more information call 733-2236.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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