Blue Ridge school council sets meeting schedule
The Blue Ridge Elementary School Council is scheduled to meet on the following dates at 7:30 a.m. in conference room of the school's media center. The school is at 550 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans. The meeting dates are Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 14, Feb. 18, March 18, Apr. 15, and May 20.
Combined Federal Campaign kicks off
The Combined Federal Campaign, a fund-raising campaign within the federal sector, will hold itsinteragency Kickoff at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Gordon's Alexander Hall. The public is invited.
The campaign raised more than $6,000 last year in support of human health and welfare organizations.
For more information, contact Stephen M. Graham, campaign assistant, at (706) 724-5544.
Players present The King and I
The Augusta Players will bring Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I at 8 p.m. Sept. 27-28 and 3 p.m. Sept. 29.
Orchestra and Mezzanine tickets cost $32-$35 for adults; $30-$32 for seniors (65 and older) and students; and $24-$28 for children (12 and under). First-balcony tickets cost $18 and second-balcony tickets cost $12 for everyone.
For reservations, call (706) 826-4707.
Gospel Water Branch celebrates pastor's anniversary
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, Evans, will celebrate the Rev. Robert L. Ramsey's 20-year anniversary with three special events.
A prayer and praise service will be at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the church. At 7 p.m. Sept. 14, a pastor's banquet will be at the Sheraton Hotel with the Rev. Daniel Ramsey. Tickets cost $25.
A special service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Second Baptist Church, Aiken, with the Rev. Slaughter speaking.
For more information, contact the church at (706) 860-7091.
Winfield fire subscribers to meet
The annual subscribers meeting of the Winfield Fire Department will be Sept. 19 at the department on Cobbham Road.
New programs will be discussed and hot dogs and hamburgers will be served.
Therapy meeting announced
Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services is holding a therapy group for adult victims of sexual assault from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 9 through Oct. 28 on the University Hospital campus.
The sessions are free and are led by Kathleen McKewon, Ed.M., a licensed professional counselor and a marriage and family therapist.
A screening appointment is necessary. For more information or an appointment call (706) 774-2421. This is the counselor's private line and applicants can leave a confidential message.
Senior Georgia-Carolina pageant scheduled
The sixth annual Ms. Senior Georgia-Carolina Pageant will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Augusta State University Performing Arts Theater. Contestants will compete in evening gown, judges, interview, talent and philosophy of life divisions.
The mission of the pageant is to promote a "positive aging" and to showcase active, dynamic older women of the CSRA in such a way to encourage seniors.
Tickets cost $10 and are available from the Senior Citizens Council, 535 15th St., Augusta, or by calling (706) 826-4480.
Monthly inspiration lunch scheduled
First Baptist Church of Evans will hold Time Out, its monthly inspiration and lunch gathering, at 11:50 a.m. Sept. 19 at the church at Washington and Belair roads in Evans.
The speaker will be Chaplain John Messick of University Hospital.
Lunch costs $5 and reservations are requested by Sept. 18. For more information or reservations, call the church at (706) 863-1128 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Scouts to bake, deliver treats
Girls Scout Group 783, from North Columbia Elementary School, will bake homemade treats in the kitchen of Fetch Dog Treats from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 for the animals at Columbia County Animal Care and Control.
Fetch Dog Treats, 1944 Walton Way, Augusta, bakes and sells dog treats using natural ingredients. The project will help the girls earn their community service merit badge and provide healthy treats for the animals at the shelter.
The scouts will deliver the baked goodies to the animals at 10 a.m. Sept. 21.
For more information, call Michelle Carter, troop leader, at (706) 836-5154 or (706) 541-1044.
Spaghetti supper find-raiser planned
The annual Columbia County Cares Family Spaghetti Supper will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Marvin United Methodist Church gymnasium at the corner of Belair and Wheeler roads.
Tickets cost $5 each and families eat for a maximum of four tickets ($20). Tickets can be obtained by calling (706) 541-2834. or at the door.
Proceeds provide the Columbia County Cares food pantry with funds to purchase food from the Golden Harvest Food Bank.
For more information, call David Titus at (706) 556-8090.
The Georgia Forestry Commission is accepting seedling applications at the Columbia County office at 5887 Wrightsboro Road, Harlem. For more information, call Chief Ranger Steve Abbott at (706) 556-3962.
Parade applications being taken
The Oliver Hardy Festival is taking applications for participants in the annual Oliver Hardy parade, to begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 5.
For more information, call Harlem City Hall at (706) 556-3448 or e-mail harlemcityhall@charternet.
Georgia Forestry advice
The Georgia Forestry Commission is advising residents whether their homes are at risk of woods or brush fires. The free service is particularly aimed at rural residents. For more information, call Chief Ranger Steve Abbott at (706) 556-3962.
Scholarship pageant approaching
The 2003 Miss Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant will be Sept. 21. The pageant is for single ladies ages 17-24 and includes swimsuit, evening gown and talent divisions.
The winner goes on to represent Columbia County in Atlanta in January and, if she wins there, to the Miss America pageant in June 2003.
For more information, call Pat Becton at (706) 863-7645 or Debbie Zapata at (706) 863-3754.
Fall camp set
The fall camp meeting at the White Oak United Methodist Campground will be Sept. 13-15, beginning with a 7 p.m. Friday service.
The speaker for the weekend will be the Rev. Gary Demore, of Flippen United Methodist Church in McDonough, Ga.
Burt Hopper will lead an 8:30 morning watch on the Asbury Trail on Saturday and at 11 a.m., the Wesley Foundation Praise Band from Georgia College and State University will perform.
The public is invited to the services, including one 7 p.m. Saturday and another at 11 a.m. Sunday.
For more information, call Mike Wall at (706) 595-5122.
Business skills meeting scheduled
The Institute of Management Accountants, Augusta chapter, holds educational luncheons on the fourth Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be Sept. 26.
The chapter provides its members personal and professional development opportunities through education, association with business professionals and certification in management accounting and financial management skills.
For more information, call (706) 284-6887 or visit www.augustaima.org.
Boys and Girls Club Classic registration open
Registration is open for the 2002 Boys and Girls Club Golf Classic on Oct. 7 at Woodside Plantation Country Club. Deadline for registration is Monday, Sept. 2 and entry fee is $600 per team.
Since 1995, the E-Z-Go golf tournament has raised more than $425,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta. The money is used for facility improvements and expansions, equipment purchases and to support ongoing programs.
For more information, call Michelle Ansley at (706) 771-4677 or (706) 241-5855.
Westside 20th reunion planned
The Westside High School class of 1982 is planning the 20-year class reunion for Oct. 4-5.
For more information, e-mail to email@example.com.
Foster and adoptive families needed
The Department of Family and Children Services is looking for dedicated and committed families to be foster or adoptive families for abused and neglected children.
The need is great and the work is challenging.
If you want to supply the tools, materials, time and devotion it takes to be a foster or adoptive parents or just want more information, contact your local department.
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 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 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion.
A review session for Category 24 will be at 9:30 a.m.
For more information, call (706) 868-3413.
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: 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 prerequisites 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 and Hardy Museum open
The Laurel and Hardy Museum, 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.
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, should 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 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. It also participates in community mission projects. The classes are 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.
Evans Elementary Announces meeting dates
Evans Elementary School Council has announced the following dates for meetings for the 2002-03 school year. All meetings will be in the media center of the school, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The dates include:
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 the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Compassionate Friends is a support group for people 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 ages 1-5.
The program also is 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 Shervette at 863-7414 or the Vineyard Church at 863-9766.
Trinity Baptist Preschool on Columbia Road, is accepting registrations 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 open.
The school is at 4004 Prescott Drive, Martinez.
For more information, call 863-0535 or 650-8610
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the foundation at 724-1314.
CSRA EOA Inc. Head Start has openings for children who will be age 4 by Dec. 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 St., Harlem, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information call 556-0085
Neighborhood Action Team
Neighborhood Action Team Inc. - a McDuffie County nonprofit 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 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.
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 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.
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 casesthat 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 have 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.
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