Registration is open for The Harlem United Methodist Church's Faith Weaver Friends program, which is a family-friendly weekly program for ages 3 through fifth grade. The program, every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., will include Bible stories, songs, teamwork-building games and special projects.
The program will run through the school year and enrollment is now open for the fall. Open house is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today and classes begin next week. For more information or to register, call the church at 556-6885.
Fort Gordon will hold a newcomer event for active-duty military, family members and civilians to learn about Augusta and the Fort Gordon community. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Gordon Club.
The event is free and will include refreshments, and lots of door prizes including restaurant and hotel gift certificates.
Stage III Columbia County Community Theater will present Neil Simon's Rumors as a dinner-theater production Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center. For more information or reservations, call Fred or Maria Elser at 868-9663or 868-4329.
The Harlem High School class of 1993 will hold its 10-year reunion Sept. 13 at Wallden Pond in Appling. Class members should sign up at classmates.com, or contact Lee King Fox at (770) 805-2068.
The Friends of Columbia County Libraries are holding a book sale at Gibbs Memorial Library, 326 North Bel Air Road, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hardbacks will cost $1 and paperbacks will cost 50 cents. Proceeds from the sale are used to benefit library programs and projects.
Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way, will hold a multi-family yard sale for music missions Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Refreshments will be sold. For information, call 733-2275.
Augusta Clogging Company will hold a yard and bake sale Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Christ Sanctified Holy Church on Belair Road (next to Sonic). Spaces for vendors are available. For more information, call 860-1093.
Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church will kick off its new worship service, The Warehouse, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday in a warehouse behind the church at the corner of Columbia and Hereford Farm roads. The Warehouse will feature an "ancient-future" or "convergence" style of worship, where ancient Christian rituals and messages will merge on a canvas of electronic media, sound clips and artistic backdrops.
For more information about the church or new service, call 863-6795 or visit www.lewismemorial.com.
The Columbia County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting Monday at the Government Center Auditorium in Evans. For more information, call Party Chairman Terry Holley at 868-0959.
Auditions for The Homecoming will be held by the Young Artists Repertory Theatre Company (YART) on Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the lower school cafetorium of Augusta Preparatory Day School.
Auditions are open to actors ages 10 and up through college age. Teenagers are especially needed for this production. The show will be directed by John Greene and will be presented in December. YART, a youth repertory theatre company, has presented The Diary of Anne Frank, Pollyanna, Dracula, Cheaper by the Dozen and Get Smart. Upcoming productions include The Bad Seed and The Adventures of Dr. Dolittle.
CSRA Writers will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. Writers needing a support group are invited to attend and bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued.
The Augusta Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at the grave site of Col. William Few at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds St., Augusta. Few was one of three signers of the U.S. Constitution from Georgia, but is the only one buried in the state. He was a resident of Columbia County.
The ceremony will begin the celebration of Constitution Week, Sept. 13-17. For more information, call Ramona Mills at 868-5313.
Interdenominational Bible study for men will begin Monday at Warren Baptist Church on Washington Road at Furys Ferry Road. The program will be each Monday from 6:55 to 8:45 p.m., and prior knowledge of the Bible is not required. The program is free.
As part of Petsmart's 2003 National Adoption Weekend, the greyhounds of GreytHound Love Greyhound Adoption will be at the store on Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13. For more information and to see adoptable greyhounds, visit website www.greythoundlove.org or call Jeanne McGee at 796-1708 or Susan Laywell at 278-5441.
A course in Biblical counseling will be offered by the Augusta School of Biblical Studies in the Social Security Building, 2050 Walton Way, Suite 210, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15. The class will meet on 10 consecutive Monday evenings. For more information, call 736-7711.
The Merchants Association of Columbia County is sponsoring its annual Fair Scholarship Pageant Oct. 11 at Greenbrier High School. Scholarships totaling $1,000 will be awarded in addition to gifts and trophies. Contestants must be residents of Georgia, between the ages of 17-24. Competition will be in swimsuit, evening gown and talent. The winner will represent Columbia County at the Georgia State Pageant in Atlanta in January, 2004.
For applications or additional information, call Pat Becton at 863-7645, or Debbie Zapata, 863-3754.
First Friday art
The Morris Museum of Art "Celebrates the 1980s" on First Friday! with extended hours, music and refreshments Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., with free admission. For more information, call 724-7501, or visit themorris.org.
EHS computer class
An Introduction to Computers class will be at Evans High School from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Sept. 15.
For more information, call 868-3663, ext. 220.
Hardy crafters sought
Organizers of Harlem's Oliver Hardy Festival, scheduled for Oct. 4, is accepting applications for crafters and vendors. For information, contact Harlem City Hall at 556-3448, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to harlemga.org.
Gardening at Lunch
The Columbia County Extension Service will hold a Gardening at Lunch seminar Sept. 10 in the auditorium of the Columbia County Government Complex in Evans. Charles Philips will lead a discussion of composting. The seminar begins at 12:10 p.m. and ends at 12:45 p.m. The session is free, and participants are urged to bring a sack lunch.
Bill Lawless, a member of the Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board, will discuss SRS and its plans for the future during a meeting of the local Sierra Club Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m.. Bring a covered dish and have dinner during the session at the Unitarian Church on Walton Way Extension. For more information, call 863-2324.
Riverwatch Community Church will hold a community event Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 3701 Old Petersburg Road. The event will include a yard sale, information from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, child identification and registration, free oil changes (bring your own filter) for single parents and low-cost portraits for children. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available.
The Augusta Newcomers Club helps new residents acclimate and make friends by offering a variety of activities, including lunch and a movie, dinner groups, bowling, golf and games. Monthly coffees for prospective members are the first Tuesday of each month. To attend or for further information, call Rickie Reinhardt at 650-3941, or Ruth Pearl at 650-1400.
Macedonia Baptist Church, with the Shepard Community Blood Center, will hold a blood drive Sept. 13 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church at 1828 Wrightsboro Road. For more information, call 737-6834.
New lab opens
Mullins Laboratories has opened a new patient service center in the Evans Shopping Center, near Omni Health and Fitness. Hours for the new office are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 868-7717.
The second annual Rivers Alive Canal Cleanup, by the Sierra Club, will be Sept. 27 at 9 a.m. starting at the headgates of the Augusta Canal at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion. For more information, call 863-2324.
The Georgia Forestry Commission is taking orders for seedlings for the upcoming planting season. Buyers are urged to order early, as many species will be sold out later in the season. Pine seedlings are available, as are sweetgum, redbud, red maple, green ash, catalpa and many other hardwoods. Most trees cost $20 for a pack of 10 seedlings. Premium slash pine is $42 per 1,000 seedlings; bicolor lespedeza is $30 per 500. Applications and other prices are available by calling 1 800 GA-TREES or on the Georgia Forestry Commission Web site, gfc.state.ga.us.
Happy Tails Rescue, an animal welfare group that places stray and abandoned animals in new homes, has set a new adoption schedule including its Friday Feline Fiesta. The next feline adoption will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and on Sept. 19 at SuperPetz on Bobby Jones expressway. Normal adoptions are from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 pm. Sundays at SuperPetz. For more information, call 863-5310 or 229-3212 or visit happytailsrescue.net.
Girl Scout troops are forming throughout the CSRA for girls ages 5-17, and the Studio 2B program also is available to girls ages 11-17. Girl Scout leaders also are being sought. For more information, call 774-0505.
Harlem day care
The Harlem Neighborhood Development Daycare Academy, a nonprofit organization helping low-income families get financial assistance for day care, is accepting new pupils.
The program is from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the center at 280 West Forrest St., Harlem. Children age 6 weeks to 12 years are eligible. Activities include field trips, computer classes, games, movies and more.
For more information, call the Rev. Melvin Adams at 556-0209.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will hold a residents' law enforcement academy beginning Sept. 18. Participants will be given an insight into the everyday operations of the sheriff's office, as well as firearms training. The free course is offered each Thursday evening from 6:30 to 9, and is open to Columbia County residents ages 18 or older.
Anyone interested in attending the class can contact Lt. Patricia Champion at 541-3970, or Capt. Jim March at 541-4027.
The Harlem High School Class of 1979 is planning a homecoming tailgate party in celebration of the 25th anniversary football season for the class. The homecoming game will be Oct. 17 vs. Richmond Academy. For more information, contact Class of '79 president Vic Johnson at email@example.com.
Columbia County Christian Academy, 4004 Prescott Drive in Martinez, is accepting pupils for its Mother's Day Out program, and pre-K through sixth grade classes. A-Beka curriculum is taught in small classes. For more information, call 863-0535, or 863-6973.
Mother's Day Out/preschool
The Church of the Most Holy Trinity is accepting registration for its Mother's Day Out/preschool program. If you have children who are walking and no older than 4, call the P.R.E. Office at 722-4944, ext. 315, for more information.
Registration for preschool and the 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-olds. Both offer classes weekday mornings. For more information or to register, call the church office at 863-9766 or Linda Shervette at 863-7414.
Phi Beta Sigma
The next business meeting of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the fraternity house at 1002 Druid Park Ave., Augusta. All active, inactive and new brothers are invited. For more information, call 792-0456.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives provides counseling and mentoring to business people who are starting up a new business or expanding an ongoing business. Volunteer counselors are retired executives. Affiliated with the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE is a nonprofit, public-service organization. There is never a charge for services. To contact SCORE's Augusta office, call 793-9998, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon.
McDuffie County Friends of Animals' Adopt-A-Pet Days are each Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at SuperPetz on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez. To see pets that are available, call 556-9090 or go to petfinder.com, and go to the Dearing, Ga., section
The Bessie Thomas Community Center, 5913 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown, offers daily events for 55 and over residents of Columbia County including Bingo on Tuesday and Thursday, 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.
The school council of Greenbrier Elementary will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:15 a.m. All meetings will be in the school's media center.
Evans High: The council will meet at 10:45 a.m. on the first Monday of each month, except when holidays conflict. The first meeting will be at 10:45 a.m. Monday in Room 196 at the school.
Brookwood Elementary: The council will meet in the media center at 4:15 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 23; Oct. 28; Nov. 18; Dec. 9; Jan. 27, 2004; Feb. 24; March 23; April 27; and May 25. The council will meet at 10 a.m. June 22, 2004.
Bel Air Elementary: The council will meet at 7:15 a.m. on the following dates: Tuesday; Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 2, April 13 and May 4. It will meet at 7:30 a.m. June 1 and July 29. All meetings will be in the media center.
Columbia Middle: The council will meet at 8 a.m. at the school on Columbia Road on the following Mondays: Sept. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Jan. 12, Feb. 2, March 1, April 12 and May 3.
Riverside Elementary: The council will meet at 8 a.m. in the media center on the following dates: Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 24, April 28 and May 26.
Greenbrier Middle: The council will meet Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 16, April 20, May 18 and June 15.
Euchee Creek Elementary: The council will meet in the school conference room at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 11, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9.
Grovetown Middle: The council will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, Dec. 11, Jan. 15, 2004, Feb. 19, March 18, April 22, May 20 and June 3. The meetings will be in the school conference room. For more information, call principal Carolyn Fries at 855-2514.
Westmont Elementary: The council will meet at 7:30 a.m. in the school's media center on the following dates: Sept. 19; Oct. 24; Nov. 21; Dec. 12; Jan. 9, 2004; Feb. 20; March 19; April 16; May 14; June 18; July 16.
Lakeside Middle School: The council will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the school's staff lounge on the following Tuesdays: Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 2, April 13, May 4, June 1 and Jul 6. For more information, call Chairwoman Felicia Dumas at 855-6900.
Lakeside High School: The council will meet at 7 p.m. in the front-office conference room of the school on Mondays during the school year on the following dates: Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, 2004, Feb. 9, March 8, April 19, May 10 and June 14.
South Columbia Elementary School: School council meetings for 2003-04 are scheduled for Sept. 16, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 13, Feb. 17, March 16, April 27, May 18, June 15 and July 20. The meetings will be held in the school media center beginning at 7:15 a.m. The meetings in June and July will be at 8:30 a.m.
Blue Ridge Elementary School: The 2003-2004 school council will meet Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. in the media center on the following dates: Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 16, April 20 and May 18. For more information, call principal Joyce G. Long at 868-0894.
Marvin United Methodist Church will hold its 112th homecoming Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Bill Griffin will preach. He is the director of the Georgia Commission on Higher Education. Dinner will follow the morning service. All former pastors and members are invited to attend. The church's revival begins at 7 p.m. on the same night and continues through Tuesday. The guest preacher is the Rev. Harold Lawrence, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Milledgeville. Lawrence is a noted historian, writer and preacher. For more information, call the church office at 863-0510.
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