The Columbia County Board of Education will hold a public forum Monday to discuss the issue of having a countywide elected school-board chairman.
The forum will be at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Evans High School.
Blue Ridge council
The 2003-2004 School Council of Blue Ridge Elementary School will hold its first meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the school's media center.
Other regular meetings will be held Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. in the media center on the following dates: Aug. 19; Sept. 16; Oct. 14; Nov. 18; Dec. 16; Jan. 20, 2004; Feb. 17, 2004; March 16, 2004; April 20, 2004; and May 18, 2004.
For more information, call Principal Joyce G. Long at 868-0894.
Harlem High School is offering an orientation session for junior and senior students and their parents.
Planning the Journey: A High School Student's Road Map For Success will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the school's auditorium.
Also, new-student registration will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
For more information, call school counselor Carla Shelton, 556-5980 extension 210.
Grovetown Middle meeting
The first meeting of the Grovetown Middle School Council will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the school.
Columbia County officials are planning three more in a series of public meetings this week to present the county's fire services study. Meetings this week are planned for Tuesday at 7 p.m., Bessie Thomas Community Center, Grovetown; Wednesday at 7 p.m., Evans Government Center Auditorium; and Thursday at 7 p.m., Eubank Blanchard Community Center, Appling.
For more information, call Pam Tucker, Emergency Management Agency director, at 868-3303.
Mother's Day Out/Preschool
The Church of the Most Holy Trinity is accepting registration for its Mother's Day Out/Preschool Program scheduled to begin Aug. 18. If you have children who are walking through the age of four, call the P.R.E. Office at 722-4944, ext. 315, for more information.
The Bessie Thomas Community Center, 5913 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown, offers daily events for 55 and over residents of Columbia County including bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays, ceramics and other arts and crafts, trivia, devotionals and field trips.
Transportation to and from the center is provided by the county's Rural Transportation Department. Call in advance to schedule the ride. All rides and center activities, not including trips, are free.
For more information or to request transportation, call 556-0308.
Taste for Life
Taste for Life, a Bible study-based weight-loss program, will be at Wesley United Methodist Church on North Belair Road on Monday mornings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. beginning Aug. 11, and on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 13. The cost for the fall session is $25. For more information, contact Gwen Gore at 738-8771.
Main Street Augusta is seeking farmers and vendors in the Central Savannah River Area to market home-grown and homemade products in downtown Augusta on Saturday mornings from August to October. For specific vendor requirements and application, contact Chris Naylor at 722-8000 or Sheri Chambers at 664-1054. E-mail inquiries: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worship Conference 2003 will be at In Focus Church Thursday-Sunday. Worship celebrations are free and will be Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 7:30 p.m. Special guests will include Bob Fitts, Lynn DeShazo, Kevin Singleton, Vic Thomas and more. Call In Focus Church at 868-7788 to register or for more information.
Registration for preschool and Mother's Morning Out program at the Vineyard Church of Augusta is open.
The preschool accepts children ages 2-5. The Mother's Morning Out program is open to 1- and 2-year-old children. Both offer classes weekday mornings.
For more information or to register, call the church office at 863-9766 or Linda Shervette at 863-7414.
Registration for the after-school program at Girls Incorporated of the CSRA, a non-profit United Way agency, begins Monday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The program runs Aug. 12 through May 21, from 2:30 to 6 p.m. It offers programs including computers, sports, economic literacy, character-building and a choir, and special programs including van pick-up at select schools, evening neighborhood drop-off, a homework room with adult supervision and a hot evening meal.
For more information or to register, call 733-2512.
The Masters Cat Club, a nonprofit member of the Cat Fanciers' Association, is holding its 2003 cat show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23, at Riverview Park in North Augusta.
Many breeds will be on displayed before and after showing with access to them up-close and the opportunity to talk to owners and breeders, many of whom have kittens for sale.
The public is invited. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors and are available at the gate.
For more information, call Sharon Butler at 860-6820.
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