Harlem High to present play
Harlem High School Drama will present Annie Get Your Gun May 2-4.
Shows will be presented at 7 p.m. on those days, with an additional performance at 3 p.m. May 4.
The play contains many hit songs by Irving Berlin, including Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better, You Can't Get a Man With a Gun, and There's No Business Like Show Business.
The light-hearted musical comedy revolves around the life of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
Harlem High is the winner of Southeastern Theatre Conference and Georgia's alternate to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Tickets are $5.
For more information, call 556-5980.
School schedules carnival
Bel Air Elementary School will hold its spring carnival April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A silent auction will befrom 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Media Center.
Vendors may rent booths for $15 by calling Dana Samples at 868-3698, extension 208.
Church to hold revival
The First Baptist Church of Evans will sponsor a revival April 28 through May 1.
The services will be at 11 a.m. April 28 and Sunday through Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.
Each service will include a different speaker and special music.
The church is at the corner of Washington and Belair roads in Evans.
Silent auction to benefit chorale
A silent auction will April 26 at the Julian Smith Casino from 6:30-10 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Augusta Children's Chorale.
Admission is $5, which includes desserts.
Advisory committee will meet
The Columbia County Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. April 29 at the Family life Center of Marvin United Methodist Church at Wheeler and Belair roads.
Anyone interested in assisting the adult literacy program is invited.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the MS Society of Canada have joined to present the 2002 North American Education Conference "Reaching for New Frontiers in MS Research" on May 14.
The public is invited to attend the conference which will be offered at the Medical College of Georgia at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend. For more information contact Sally Layton at 800-822-3379 or visit www.nationalmsssociety.org
Red Cross of Augusta will be offering Water Safety Instructor training at the Family Y on Wheeler Road. Participants must be at least 17 years of age and pass a swimming test. There class will be offered at seven different times. The cost for the class is $80. For class times call 724-8483.
Tickets for the Augusta Mini Theatre's annual drama and piano recital are now available. The performances, which feature 60 students, will take place on May 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. at the Jack B. Patrick Technology Center at Augusta Technical College. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the Theatre at 430 8th Street in Augusta. For more information call 722-0598.
The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre will be putting on "Over the River and Though the Woods" on April 26 & 27 and May 3, 4, 9, 10 & 11. The show features comedian Joe DiPietro. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. For more information call 793-8552.
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.
House numbers encouraged
The Columbia County Planning and Development office is encouraging residents to ensure that their homes have their street address numbers plainly visible from the street so that emergency personnel can find the correct address.
House numbers should be at least 3 inches tall, mounted on a mailbox, be visible from both directions of the road and should not be hidden by weeds or flowers.
For more information, call the Columbia County Planning and Development office at 868-3400.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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 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.
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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