SHRM meets Friday
The Aiken-Augusta Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management will meet 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta. Guest speaker M. Allen Smith will give an overview of OSHA. Cost is $15, and registration is required. For information call 481-7457.
Red Hot show
Stage III, Columbia Countys theater company, will present Neil Simons Last of the Red Hot Lovers in a 7 p.m. dinner theater Feb. 26-28, and a 3 p.m. matinee Feb. 29, at the Augusta Jewish Community Center in Evans. For information, call 228-3636.
Mothers Day Out
St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church will hold fall registration for its Mothers Day Out program for children ages 6 months to 4 years, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at St. Annes Hall. For more information, call 262-2659.
All Columbia County visual artists are invited to meet to explore the formation of an Artists Guild. The meeting will be 10 a.m. Feb. 28 at Gibbs Library, 326 North Belair Road in Evans. For information, call Philip Hedgecoth, 650-2527.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sponsoring a national water-safety poster contest open to fourth-graders.
Pupils are asked to design a poster with a water-safety message. Local winners will advance to region competition, and those winners will compete in the national contest.
Local winners will receive a water-safety kit and other items for their class. The top local winner will receive a life jacket.
For information, call Ranger David Quebedeaux at 1-800-533-3478, ext. 1130. The deadline for entries is Feb. 28.
March 5 is the deadline for entries in the Georgia Municipal Association Essay Contest, titled If I Were Mayor, I Would. The contest is open to all Georgia sixth-graders, including private-school pupils and home-schoolers. For information, go to www.gmanet.com, or call Amy Henderson, (888) 488-4462.
The Columbia County Sheriffs Office will sponsor a Basic Peace Officers course through the East Georgia Regional Police Academy for anyone interested in becoming a reserve deputy. The cost of the training is $2,850, and the HOPE Grant may be available.
Participants must meet all qualifications required to be a law enforcement officer in Georgia, including being at least 18 years of age, having a high school diploma or equivalent and no prior criminal record. Participants are subject to an extensive background investigation.
Classes begin June 1. For more information, contact the Columbia County Sheriffs Office at 541-2856 or the East Georgia Regional Police Academy at (706) 592-1518.
The Lewiston Elementary School Council will meet at 7:15 a.m. March 2, April 13 and May 4, and at 8 a.m. June 1 and July 29 in the school media center. For information, call 650-6064.
March 5 is the deadline for high school senior athletes to apply for the Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year award, sponsored by the Got Milk?/Milk Mustache campaign and USA Today. For information, go to www.whymilk.com.
The Harlem High School Drama Department continues to seek donations to fund its trip to the Scotland Fringe Festival in August. For information, contact Roy Lewis at 556-5980 or rlewis@ ccboe.net.
The Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 720 Telfair St., is accepting registration for its fall 2004 Mothers Day Out/Preschool program, for children walking through age 4. For information, call 228-4887.
Riverfront Marine Detachment 1132 of the Marine Corps League is seeking donations of items to be handed out to Iraqi school children by Marine Corps units. For information, call Paul Brewer, 849-6632.
Columbia County homeowners who want to burn limbs and other yard waste must first obtain a permit number from the Georgia Forestry Commission. The permit number is free, and can be obtained by calling the Columbia County office at 556-3962, or on line at www.gfc.state.ga.us. Those obtaining a permit will be given information on weather conditions and rules governing outdoor burning.
School garage sale
Stevens Creek Elementary School will hold a garage sale and silent auction 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at the school, 3780 Evans-to-Locks Road. New and used goods will be sold, and a new gas grill, freezer and microwave donated by Electrolux will be auctioned.
The Junior League of Augustas 52nd Annual Attic Sale will be 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 6 at the Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds. Admission is free, and proceeds benefit community programs and services of the Junior League. For information or to donate items for the sale, call 736-0033.
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