The Augusta Museum of History is proud to announce that it will hold the world premiere of the documentary, "Twice a Hero: The Jimmie Dyess Story. The premiere will take place on Monday, July 1 in the museum's History Theatre will special commentary from Maj. Gen. Perry M. Smith immediately following. There will be two showings at 3 p.m. and at 5 p.m. and reservations are required. Please call (706) 722-8454 to make your reservation.
The Augusta Museum of History is located at 560 Reynolds Street in downtown Augusta.
Vacation Bible School
Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church at 1330 Monte Sano Avenue is sponsoring a Bible School program called Courageous Kids Stepping Out for Jesus, July 22 - 26 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Courageous Kids is an interactive learning experience for kids age three to rising fifth graders, offering children a fun way to learn about God and the relationship they can have by opening their hearts to Jesus. For more information or to register for Courageous kids, call Kathy McVeigh at the church office at (706) 738-8822.
Youth and Graduates Day
The Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church in Evans will celebrate Youth and Graduates Day on Sunday, June 30 at 10:45 a.m. The guest speaker will be 15-year-old minister Johnny Brown from Georgetown, S.C. This young minister began singing the praises of Jesus Christ at age 4 and has traveled throughout the U.S. and Bermuda, preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For more information, call 860-7091.
Riverside Middle School Council to meet
The Riverside Middle School Council will meet on Tuesday, July 9 at 11 a.m. in the conference room of the school. Beginning in Augusta, all meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 a.m. in the conference room. For more information contact Vador Bhatia at 855-7825.
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will have Swamp Saturday on July 6 at 9:30 a.m. Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy-trained volunteers lead groups through Phinizy Swamp Nature Park on a 2 1/2 mile, 1 1/2 hour walk. Guests should bring comfortable walking shoes to tour the swamp, wetlands, trails and scenic outlooks. Come prepared with weather-appropriate outerwear, a water bottle, insect repellent and sunscreen. Cameras and binoculars are optional but welcome. Free of charge, reservations needed for groups of 10 or more.
A family dinner will be held at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park on Thursday, July 18 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The pre-cooked picnic dinner at the Nature Park's Pharmacia Pavilion will be served beginning at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the topic will be aquatic bugs. The event is free of charge to the public and advance reservations are not necessary.
Wetlands Teacher Workshop
A 10-hour workshop for teachers will be held on July 23 - 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. The topics for the workshop include learning about wetlands and how to get K - 12 students interested in the subject. One SDU credit will be available for those who attend both days of classes. Free to Richmond County and Columbia County Public School teachers. RSVP by July 10.
Teachers are invited to discover the Nature Park and its field trip opportunities on Tuesday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to noon. Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy staff will lead teachers on a short nature hike and describe the educational opportunities the Nature Park provides. Free of charge. Limit 50. RSVP by July 29.
Evans Elementary Announces meeting dates
Evans Elementary School Council has announced the following dates for meetings for the 2002 - 2003 school year. All meetings will be held in the media center of the school beginning at 3:30 p.m. The dates include:
Monday, July 29
Monday, August 19
Monday, September 9
Monday, October 7
Monday, November 4
Monday, December 2
Monday, January 6
Monday, February 3
Monday, March 10
Monday, April 7
Monday, May 5
Monday, June 2
Monday, July 28
Taste of Life program
A Taste of Life, a program to help people lose weight and live healthier, will be offered at 10 a.m. weekly through Sept. 16 at Wesley United Methodist Church on North Belair Road.
The program begins Monday and costs $25. Child care will be available.
For additional information or to register, contact Vicki at 863-9653 or Michelle at 860-6479.
Compassionate Friends meeting site changed
The Columbia County Chapter of the Compassionate Friends meeting place has moved to Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road, Martinez.
Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Compassionate Friends is a support group for those who have suffered the death of a child, grandchild, sister or brother.
For more information, call Ruth Williams at 706-556-0360 or Priscilla Bence at 706-650-8355.
Mothers' Morning Out program begins registration
The Vineyard Preschool and Mothers Morning-out Program is now accepting registration for the fall 2002 school year program.
The program, which is sponsored by the Vineyard Church of Augusta, is available Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The program is for children one year through five years of age.
The program is also accepting applications for the summer camp program, Kids Zone. This program is open weekly Tuesday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Vineyard Church is on Parish Road between Washington Road and River Watch Parkway.
For more information, call Linda Shervvette at 863-7414 or the Vineyard Church at 863-9766.
Registration set for Mother's Day Out
The Mother's Day Out program at West Acres Baptist Church is taking registration for the fall and summer programs.
The program is for children 18 months to 5 years old. All programs are from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fall classes are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and the summer program will be Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For more information or to register, contact Helen at 863-2542.
Food program site announced
The Waynesboro Deliverance Evangelistic Church will be a site for the Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The church is located at 752 Highway 25 South, Waynesboro, Ga.
For more information, call the church at 706-554-5405.
Group is accepting grant applications
Columbia County Arts Inc. is accepting grant applications until June 15.
The grants are restricted to charitable arts groups which are members of CCA and located in Columbia County.
For more information and application forms contact Granting Committee, Columbia County Arts Inc., P.O. Box 212214, Martinez, GA 30917-2214.
Girls camp planned
Registration is now being accepted for summer camp for girls currently in K-5 through high school.
Camp will include swimming, skating, bowling, a trip to Funsville Amusement Park and other sites.
The program is sponsored by Girls Incorporated of CSRA.
The nine-week camp will cost $350 plus an annual registration fee of $35.
Lunch, two snacks, a T-shirt and all field trips are included in the cost. Swim lessons will be available at an additional cost.
For more information, call 733-2512.
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.
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.
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 nonprofit 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.
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.
The Harlem United Methodist Preschool is preregistering 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 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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