A Taste for Life
A weight management program, A Taste for Life, teaches how to live a balanced healthy life from a Christian perspective. The 13-week session will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. beginning Monday, Jan. 6 at Wesley United Methodist Church on North Belair Road.
The cost is $25 for the entire program. For more information, call Gwen Gore at 863-0649 or 738-8771.
Landfill holiday closings
The Baker Place Road Landfill will be closed for holidays on the following dates:
New Years Day 2003, closed Wednesday, Jan 1 to reopen at 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2.
Good Friday, closed Saturday, Apr. 19, to reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, Apr. 21.
Memorial Day, closed Saturday, May 24, to reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, May 26.
Fourth of July, closed Friday, July 4, to reopen at 6 a.m. Saturday, July 5.
Labor Day, closed Saturday, Aug. 30, to reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 1.
Veteran's Day, closed Saturday, Nov. 8, to reopen at 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10.
Thanksgiving, closed Thursday, Nov. 27, to reopen at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28.
Christmas, closed at 1 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 24, to reopen at 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26.
New Years 2004, closed Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, to reopen at 6 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004.
For more information, call 868-3366.
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.
Wesley UMC offering Fit 4
Fit 4 weight-loss and nutrition class will be offered at Wesley United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Jan. 5 through March 23. The Fit 4 exercise and fitness class will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays from Jan. 8 through March 26 at the church on North Belair Road.
The name Fit 4 stands for fitness in four areas of life - heart, soul, mind and strength - and teaches a balanced approach to total health.
The cost of each class is $25. Class size is limited so register early. For more information, contact Gwen Gore at 863-0649 or 738-8771.
The Evans High School Class of 1983 is seeking classmates for their 20-year reunion on Oct. 11, 2003. For more information, call Doug Hemingway at 793-7485 or Alice Wheatley Padgett at 860-6076. The public may also e-mail for more information at EHS1983reunion@comcast.net.
Boy scout troop meeting changed
Boy Scout Troop 16 now will meet at 7:30 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. on Mondays at the Church of Our Savior on Columbia Road.
Newcomers welcome newcomers
The Augusta Newcomers Club helps new residents acclimate and make friends by offering a variety of activities including lunch and dinner groups, social activities, bowling, golf, book clubs and more.
Monthly coffees for prospective new members are on the first Tuesday of each month. To attend or for further information on the club,, contact Bethany Greer at 210-8049 or Carol Holder at 651-0587.
The Georgia Forestry Commission is now accepting seedling applications at the Columbia County office at 5887 Wrightsboro Road, Harlem. For more information, call Chief Ranger Steve Abbott at 556-3962.
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 556-3962.
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.
Neighborhood Action Team
The Neighborhood Action Team - a McDuffie County nonprofit organization - is seeking new members. For more information, call (706) 595-4914 and membership costs $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.
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.
Gold prospectors' 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.
The Augusta Newcomers Club of the CSRA meets on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call Debbie Negua at 860-6752.
Evans Elementary announces meeting dates
Evans Elementary School Councilwill hold meetings at 3:30 p.m. Mondays in the school's media centeron the following dates: Monday; Jan. 6; Feb. 3; March 10; April 7; May 5; June 2; and July 28.
Brookwood Elementary council meeting dates
The Brookwood Elementary School council will meet at 4:15 p.m. in the school's media center on the following dates: Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25, April 22, May 27 and June 24.
Martinez Elementary School
The Martinez Elementary School Council will hold meetings at 4:30 p.m. at the school on the following dates: Jan. 30; Feb. 27; March 27; April 24; May 24; and June 26 (9 a.m.).
Westmont school council sets schedule
The Westmont Elementary School Council will hold meetings at 7:30 a.m. at the school, 4558 Oakley Pirkle Road, on the following dates: Jan. 17; Feb. 21; March 21; April 18; May 9; and June 20.
Blue Ridge school council sets meeting schedule
The Blue Ridge Elementary School Council will hold meetings at 7:30 a.m. in the conference room of the school's media center, 550 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans, on the following dates: Jan. 14; Feb. 18; March 18; April 15; and May 20.
Belair Elementary announces meetings
Belair Elementary School will hold meetings at 7:15 a.m. in the media center on the following dates: Jan. 7; Feb. 4; March 4; April 1; May 6; June 3;and July 31.
Greenbrier council meeting
The Greenbrier High School Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:45 a.m. at the school.
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: Jan. 21; Feb. 18; March 18; April 15; May 20; June 17; and July 15.
Martinez Baptist Hearts and Hands Christian Day School is now enrolling for the 2002-2003 school year for K-2 through eighth 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 at Martinez Baptist Church, 3632 Lynnwood Drive. For more information contact at 364-2859 or 294-0977.
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 those who have suffered the death of a child, grandchild, sister or brother.
For more information, call Ruth Williams at 556-0360 or Priscilla Bence at 650-8355.
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