Look Good...Feel Better
The American Cancer Society is offering Look Good...Feel Better, a national program to help women undergoing cancer treatment deal with appearance related side effects. Sessions are conducted by volunteer cosmetologists. The program is free.
Sessions begin at 2 p.m. and will alternately be held from 2 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. second Monday of every month at the society office at 2623 Washington Road, F-104, Augusta. For more information or to register, call the society at (706) 731-9900 or 1-800-ACS-2345.
I Can Cope
The American Cancer Society will offer it's quarterly series, I Can Cope, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3. for those diagnosed with cancer and their family and friends.Sessions address a variety of topics including cancer diagnosis, cancer treatments, side effects, nutrition, exercise and stress management.
Each 2-hour session begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held on four consecutive Tuesday evenings at Warren Baptist Church, 3202 Washington Road. Admission is free but registration is encouraged. Refreshments and child care are provided.
To register or for more information, call the society at(706) 731-9900 or 1-800-ACS-2345.
Registration for two new classes
The Vineyard Preschool is holding registration for two additional 3- and 4-year-old classes for fall 2002. The church's Mothers-Morning-Out program has openings in additional 2 and under age group classes.
The Vineyard Church of Augusta is located between Riverwatch Parkway and Washington Road on Parish Road. For more information, call Linda Shervette at(706) 863-7414 or the church office at (706) 863-9766.
Belair Elementary announces meetings
Belair Elementary School will hold meetings beginning at 7:15 a.m. in the Media center on the following dates: Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4, Apr. 1, May 6, June 3 and July 31.
Commercial Pesticide Test to be given
The Georgia Commercial Pesticide Test will be given at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Columbia County Extension Office located at Savannah Rapids Pavilion.
A review session for category 24 will be held at 9:30 a.m.
For more information, call (706) 868-3413.
Stage III, Ltd., Columbia County's Community Theater, will present Steel Magnolias. Dinner theater performances begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 through Aug. 24. A matinee will be presented at 3 p.m. Aug. 25. All performances will be at the Augusta Jewish Community Center off Furys Ferry Road in Evans. Advance tickets are $25 for evening shows, $15 for the matinee. For more information, call 228-3636.
South Columbia Elementary announces meetings
South Columbia Elementary School will hold meetings beginning at 7:15 a.m. in the Media center on the following dates: Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 17, Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 18, March 18, Apr. 15, May 20, June 17 and July 15.
Red Cross offering instructor training
The Augusta Red Cross will offer the First Aid/CPR/AED instructor course from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 16-19. Course pre-requisites include basic adult, infant and child CPR and first aid.
All courses are taught at the Red Cross office at 1322 Ellis St., Augusta.
To register, call (706) 724-8483.
Laurel & Hardy Museum open
The Laurel & Hardy Museum, located at 250 N. Louisville St., Harlem, is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday-Monday and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday. For more information, call the museum at (706) 556-0401.
Hardy Parade applications being accepted
The Oliver Hardy Festival is accepting applications for the Oliver Hardy Parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5.
For more information, call (706) 556-3448.
"Mr. Bob" to sing and tell stories
Bob Linsenmayer, "Mr. Bob," will give a family storytelling and folk-singing concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Unitarian Church located at 3501 Walton Way Ext., Augusta.
The program will include stories and songs for all ages. Donations will be accepted.
Second Ebenezer celebrating annual revival
Second Ebenezer Baptist Church will celebrate it's annual revival at 7 p.m. nightly Aug. 26-28 at the church located at 4510 Old Waynesboro Road, Hephzibah.
Pastor Joe Dutton, of New Covenant Christian Center, with his congregation and choir will be in charge of services. For more information, call the church at (706) 592-4545 or the parsonage at (706) 798-8919.
The Greater Augusta Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors will be holding its tenth annual "Christmas for Charities" golf tournament at the Forest Hills Golf Club on August 29, 2002. The entry fee is $60 per person. The fee includes lunch, which will be served at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, as well as to the golfer with the longest drive and to the golfer closest to the pin. Gifts and prizes will be raffled off in addition to the above awards. All profits will be distributed to various charities. Single golfers or teams are welcome. Call Diane Morris at 706-738-7082 or Pat Campbell at 706-860-4136 to sign up.
West Acres to host Ruth Graham McIntyre
Ruth Graham McIntyre, daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham, will speak at the West Acres Baptist Church Ladies Event at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. The church is located at555 Gibbs Road, one mile past Evans High School on the right.
Tickets are $5 at are Christian book stores and $8 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call Miriam Rivette at (706) 855-2287 or church secretary Elizabeth Mimms at (706) 860-6573.
Augusta-Aiken Society for Human Resources Management breakfast meeting The Augusta-Aiken Society for Human Resources Management will meet from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel.
The meeting will be a legislative and court ruling update on human resources issues by Ed Enoch, attorney at Rhodes, Enoch & Taylor. The $15 guest fee includes breakfast.
For reservation, call Maria Defever at (803) 442-7812 or visit www.augusta-aikenshrm.org.
Masters Cat Club will sponsor the 2002 Cat Fanciers' Association cat show to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at Riverview Park, North Augusta.
It will feature more than 200 purebred cats including Maine Coon Cats, Manx, Persians and Siamese.
Tickets will be available at the door and cost $5 for adults and $4 for children and senior citizens.
For more information, call Sharon Butler at (706) 860-6820.
Fund-raiser and blood drive
As Shepeard Community Blood Center nears it's 24 anniversary, two major events are planned.
"The Shepeard Shag" will be held Friday, Aug. 23. The event will feature music, dancing, food and silent auction. Proceeds will be used to purchase and replace a 17-year-old bloodmobile. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the center's Augusta or Martinez locations.
For more information, call Lanie Wilson at (706) 737-4551.
From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, First Baptist Church of Augusta will host the center's "Time to Care Blood Give-In" in the church activities building.
All blood donors will be fed fried chicken and fixings from Bojangles.
The drive's goal is to boost blood supplies in preparation for Labor Day weekend. For more information, call Robin Steinhilper at (706) 737-4551.
"Heaven Bound Sisters"
Antioch Baptist Church will host the "Heaven Bound Sisters" at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.
The church is located at 1454 Florence St., Augusta.
For more information, call Ruth Reddy at (706) 796-4992.
Telephone book recycling
Telephone book recycling containers have been placed at the following locations in Columbia County: Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Evans to Lock Road, Evans, Parking lot of North Wing of the Evans Government Complex, The Water Works Parking lot near exit sign on 4235 Evans to Lock Road, Columbia County Landfill, 590 Baker Place Road, Grovetown, Roads & Bridges Parking lot on 2257 County Camp Road, Appling, and the Grovetown and Harlem city halls.
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 Classic South
The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce wants to acknowledge the area's young ladies that are tomorrow's leaders. The Miss Classic South Pageant is a scholarship pageant that was created to promote the surrounding counties and to encourage contestants to serve as ambassadors from their community. If you would like to receive more information about the pageant, please send your name and address immediately to the Miss Classic South Pageant, c/o Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 810, Lincolnton, Georgia, 30817.
Martinez Baptist Hearts and Hands Christian Day School is now enrolling for the 2002-2003 school year for K-2 through 8th grade. They use the A Beka Curriculum in a home school type setting with small class sizes. They offer daily Bible classes and art, music, PE, computers, and a library. We also participate in community mission projects. The classes are held at Martinez Baptist Church, 3632 Lynnwood Drive. For more information contact at 364-2859 or 294-0977.
Calvary Tabernacle meets every Sunday at Wingate Inn on Belair Road. The service starts at 3 p.m.
For more information, call Pastor Russell R. Fogler at 737-2166 or 294-9122.
Family and Friends Day
The Olive Grove Baptist Church will be holding the Annual Family and Friends Day celebration August 18 at 2 p.m. The dress is casual. For more information call Willette Dunn at 860-7345 or 869-0377.
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, 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
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.
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.
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 541-1640.
Hunka Blood Drive Everyone donating at Shepeard Blood Centers' Wrightsboro Road location on Tuesday will receive a 'Hunka Hunka Blood Donor' t-shirt, in honor of Elvis Week. In addition, all donors will be eligible to enter a drawing for a special edition Elvis watch.
The blood center will be open for donations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Joey "Elvis" Hodges will make an appearance from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to greet and entertain donors.
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