Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church Ushers Ministry will celebrate its 71st anniversary today at the 10:45 a.m. service. The speaker will be minister Marie Dent. The church, at 703 Furys Ferry Road, Evans, also will celebrate Family and Friends Day on Oct. 19 at the 10:45 a.m. service.
Family Fun Day
The Augusta Museum of History's Family Fun Day will be 1-5 p.m. today, highlighting the special exhibit The National Pastime in Black and White: The Negro Baseball Leagues, 1867-1955. Admission is free. For more information, call 722-8454.
Lewiston yard sale
Monday is the deadline to reserve booth spaces for Lewiston Elementary School's multi-family yard sale, which begins at 7 a.m. Nov. 1. For more information, call Julie Lanham, 863-8144.
Lakeside High School will hold a financial aid workshop for parents, Show Me the Money, 6-7 p.m. Monday 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.
Augusta Christian Schools will play host to the NACCAP Southeast Christian College Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the school gym, 313 Baston Road, Martinez. A financial aid workshop will be at 7:30 p.m. Representatives from 26 Christian colleges will be present. For more information, go to www.augustachristian.org, or call Cheryl Dryzga at 863-2905, extension 137.
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 Friday vs. Richmond Academy. For more information, contact Class of '79 president Vic Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trunk or Treat
First Baptist Church of Evans' annual Trunk or Treat Fall Festival will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the church, Washington Road at Belair Road. Donations of canned food for Columbia County Cares are appreciated. For more information, call 863-1228.
The Augusta Humane Society Blessing of the Animals will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hickman Park, 965 Hickman Road, Augusta.
It's Spooky to be Hungry, the all-volunteer, neighborhood-based food drive benefiting Golden Harvest Food Bank, will be Oct. 25. Volunteers also will be part of the national Make a Difference Day. For more information, call 863-5863.
The Medical Ministry of Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church will sponsor its annual health fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, with free screenings by staff from the Medical College of Georgia and information on prostate cancer and dental and cardiovascular disease. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 860-7091.
The Alzheimer's Association Augusta Regional Office will hold Memory Walk 2003 at 9 a.m. Saturday at Riverwalk Amphitheater. For more information or to volunteer, call 731-9060.
Free legal help
Georgia Legal Services staff will offer free legal help on a first-come, first-served basis to residents 60 or older. A representative will be at the Grovetown Senior Center, 103 West Robinson St., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24. For more information, call 721-2327.
CSRA Writers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. Writers needing a support group are invited to attend and bring eight copies each of manuscripts to be critiqued. For information, call Lela Turnbull, 738-4114.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Brookwood Elementary School, 445 South Old Belair Road, Grovetown, and again Oct. 23.
The Augusta Children's Ringers, a handbell and choirchime for children in grades 3-6, meets 4-6 p.m. Thursdays at the Westside Baptist Church Educational Building, 261 Flowing Wells Road. For more information, call 306-5247.
Columbia County Care and Control, in conjunction with its Animal Control Advisory Board, the Columbia County Humane Society and Kanine Kids, Inc., will hold a special pet adoption 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Animal Care and Control, 6337 Columbia Road. Dogs and puppies will be available for $10, and cats and kittens for $5, with a limit of one pet per family. Light refreshments will be served.
The German Friendship Club will hold its 13th annual Octoberfest at Julian Smith Casino, 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. German music, food and beverages will be featured. For more information, call Mort Lindner at 863-6471.
Introduction to computers will be offered at Evans High School Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m., Oct. 28-Nov. 13. Call 868-3663, ext. 220 for more information.
Six Flags tickets
Half-price Six Flags coupons are available from the Columbia County 4H office in the Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 B Evans to Locks Road, Martinez. For more information, call 868-3413.
Foster parents sought
Foster parents are being sought to serve as substitute families for children in need. Those residing in Columbia County should call Christina Ruetz at the Columbia County Department of Family and Children Services, 541-1640; those residing in Richmond County should call Rosalyn Boyd, 721-7171.
Friends of Columbia County Libraries will hold its fall quarter business meeting at Gibbs Library's annex, 326 North Belair Road in Evans, at 7 p.m. Oct. 21.
Boy Scout golf tourney
The Doctors Hospital Annual Fall Classic Boy Scout Golf Classic, to benefit the handicapped and special-needs Scouting program, will start at 11 a.m. Oct. 21 at North Augusta Country Club. For more information, call 733-5277.
The St. Mark United Methodist Church Youth Group will hold a party to raise funds for the family life center 6:30-10 p.m. Oct. 25 at the church, 2367 Washington Road, Augusta. Titleless will perform, and food and games are provided. Admission is $5.
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.
North Augusta will hold its annual Jack-o-Lantern Jubilee from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 on Georgia Avenue in downtown North Augusta. For more information, call 441-4300.
The fifth Annual Rudy Goldman Memorial Friends of Youth Golf Tournament will be Oct. 25 at North Augusta Country Club. The event is sponsored by the Martinez-Evans Optimist Club, Coca-Cola and Wal-Mart. The fee is $60 per golfer. For more information, call Scott Godefroy at 722-1588.
The third-grade students of Brookwood Elementary School will perform Brookwood Sings America on Oct. 28 at 2:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the school, 455 South Old Belair Road. For more information, call Johnny Carr, 855-7596, ext. 217.
The Junior League of Augusta will hold Aloha Augusta, a dinner with celebrity waiters, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Old Richmond Hotel, 725 Greene Street. Sponsorships begin at $300 per couple and $600 per table.
All funds raised at the event benefit Junior League community projects, including the day shelter for homeless children, Habitat for Humanity, ACE Awards, and Service Weekends and Weeknights. For more information, call 736-0033.
The Aquinas High School Bayou Bash and Auction will be 6 p.m. Nov. 8 in the school gym, 1920 Highland Ave., Augusta. The silent auction will be from 6-8:45 p.m., with a live auction at 9 p.m. of items including artwork, vacations, a trip to France and a truck. Tickets are $50. For more information, call 736-5516.
Nov. 7 is the deadline for college-bound students to register to take the ACT on the Dec. 13 national test date. Students can get information from their high school counselors or register online at www.act.org.
Chefs of Augusta
Augusta Mini Theatre will present its second annual Chefs of Augusta from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at Julian Smith Casino. Tickets cost $15. For more information, call 722-0598.
Cal Thomas to speak
Columnist and commentator Cal Thomas will be the guest speaker at Augusta Care Pregnancy Center's Fall Fundraising Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Oct. 27, at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel. For tickets or sponsorship information, call 724-5531.
Metro Augusta and Columbia County Clean and Beautiful has placed a container for recycling newspapers and magazines at Stevens Creek Elementary School on Evans-to-Locks Road. The container is available for public recycling.
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.
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. For information, call the Columbia County Forestry Unit at 556-3962.
Fire safety review
The Columbia County Unit of the Georgia Forestry Commission is offering free advice to county residents on whether their home is danger from brush or woods fire. Call 556-3962 for more information.
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.
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.
Sweet potato festival
The 12th Annual Sweet Potato Festival will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Jacksonville Community Park, on Huber Clay Road in Langley, S.C. Vendor spaces are available. For more information, call (803) 593-9260.
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.
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.
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