Brookwood Elementary School will present the musical Bugz at 2:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school.
The play is about a picnic where everyone is pitching in. Ladybugs are in charge of proper etiquette, the Army Ants handle security, the Fireflies provide the lighting and the Bumblebees handle the entertainment. Just when everything is perfectly set up, the Stinky Bugs want to come, too.
The school is located at 455 South Old Belair Road.
Mother's Day Out
Th Church of the Most Holy Trinity is offering a free trial of its Mother's Day Out and preschool programs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday for walking children through age four. The program includes crafts, stories, songs and dancing. For reservations or more information, call the PRE office at 722-4944, ext. 315, or Cheryl Weinand at 228-4887.
First-grader Kris Wright and her father, Roy Wright, joined pupils around North Columbia Elementary School's flagpole Sept. 17, to lift up prayers and songs of worship during See You at the Pole. The assembly was led by pupils from the fourth and fifth grades who joined hands for prayer, held a short devotional and led songs, including Let There Be Peace on Earth and Shout to the Lord.
South Columbia Elementary School will hold its Pumpkin Patch Carnival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at the school on McCormick Road between Old Evans and Old Petersburg roads in Martinez. Games, entertainment and refreshments will be available, along with a silent auction to help raise funds for the South Columbia PTO.
The Family Y Pumpkin Patch program will be Oct. 6-24 at Camp Lakeside on Lake Thurmond. The program is designed for pre-K through fifth-grade children, and includes a hayride, a fall craft, an educational, entertaining presentation, a take-home pumpkin and a picnic lunch. The fee is $5 per person.
For more information, e-mail Scott Rouse at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (706) 359-3153.
Lakeside High School will hold a financial aid workshop for parents, Show Me the Money, from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 13 and 7-8 p.m. Nov. 10.
The workshop will be led by career center specialist Teresa Fox who will utilize the school's computer lab to show parents how to navigate Internet resources for college financial aid.
School's Out program
The Family Y at 3532 Wheeler Road will offer a School's Out program for children ages 5-12, with limited space for 4-year-olds, on Oct. 17 for children from Richmond and Columbia counties during the student holiday. Additional days for Columbia County children will be Oct. 20-22. The program includes games, sports, swimming and more. Advance registration is $14, or $20 the day of the programs.
For more information, call 738-7006.
The Family Y's Spooky Splash dive-in movie will be 7-8:45 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Wheeler Branch's heated pool, 3532 Wheeler Road. Fees cost $3 for metro or branch members, $5 for bronze members and $7 for nonmembers. For more information, call 738-6678.
Children ages 5-17 can enjoy an evening of spooky fun at the Family Y's Howl-oween Woods Adventure on Oct. 30 at Camp Lakeside on Lake Thurmond. Children will be dropped off at the Wheeler Branch, 3532 Wheeler Road, and bused to Camp Lakeside for activities that include a hayride, Halloween craft and marshmallow roast. The fee is $8 per person, and signups are available at any Family Y branch. For more information, e-mail Scott Rouse at email@example.com, or call (706) 359-3153.
Family Fall Fest
Mistletoe State Park's Family Fall Fest will be 5-10 p.m. Oct. 18 at the park, located at 3723 Mistletoe Road in Winfield. The event includes dulcimer music, a hayride, pumpkin scavenger hunt, roasting marshmallows, a storyteller and a night hike. The winner of a campsite-decorating contest will receive a two-night camping stay at the park. Activities are free to registered guests, and $5 per carload for park visitors. For more information, call 541-0321.
Community volunteers are needed to become advocates for children who are found by the court to be abused and/or neglected, and to assist at the Kids Restart visitation center, 508 Broad St. Training will begin Oct. 14. For more information, call 828-0180.
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.
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.
Applications are being sought for 2004 graduates seeking scholarships to attend Georgia's military colleges. Students are nominated from each of Georgia's U.S. congressional districts, and are nominated by state senators in those districts. For more information, call the state Senate office at 1 (800) 282-5803.
Brookwood Elementary: The council will meet in the media center at 4:15 p.m. on the following dates: 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.
Riverside Elementary: The council will meet in the media center at 8 a.m. on the following dates: Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 17, Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 24, April 28 and May 26.
South Columbia Elementary: The council will meet 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 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: The council will meet t 7:30 a.m. in the media center 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.
Greenbrier Middle: The council will meet Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 16, April 20, May 18 and June 15.
Grovetown Middle: The council will meet at 3:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays: 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: Oct. 24; Nov. 21; Dec. 12; Jan. 9, 2004; Feb. 20; March 19; April 16; May 14; June 18; July 16.
Evans Middle: The council will meet on the first Tuesday of each month in the conference room of the school's media center. For more information, call principal Myrel Seigler at 863-2275.
North Columbia Elementary: The council will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month that school is in session.
Greenbrier Elementary: The council 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.
Bel Air Elementary: The council will meet at 7:15 a.m. on the following dates: 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: Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Jan. 12, Feb. 2, March 1, April 12 and May 3.
Euchee Creek Elementary: The council will meet in the school conference room at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 11, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9.
Lakeside Middle School: The council will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the school's staff lounge on the following Tuesdays: 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: Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, 2004, Feb. 9, March 8, April 19, May 10 and June 14.
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