Brookwood Elementary School's fifth-grade pupils will present Sleeping Beauty, a musical dinner theater, Monday-Wednesday at the school, 455 South Old Belair Road. For information, call 855-7596, extension 217.
The Evans High School JROTC Knight Batalion will hold its annual spring parade 11 a.m. Wednesday at Evans High School's Blanchard Stadium. The public is invited, with a special invitation to all military veterans. The reviewing officer will be 1st Lt. Daniel Rivette, a 1997 graduate of Evans High School who recently returned from service in Iraq.
Columbia County's annual Easter egg hunt will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Patriots Park on Columbia Road, with 8,000 eggs including prize eggs in four age categories: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10. Pictures with the Easter bunny are available. The event is free.
Signup for 4-H summer camp in Rock Eagle begins at 8 a.m. Thursday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. The program is open only to current members of the Columbia County Cloverleaf 4-H. For information, call 868-3413 before Thursday.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Bridlewood and Riverside Place subdivisions in Evans, will hold a neighborhood watch meeting at 2 p.m. today at 4177 Quinn Drive. For information, call 868-0235.
What men want
The Church of the Holy Comforter's Men's Fellowship Group will sponsor a dinner and discussion, The Words Men Most Want to Hear, at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Dye's Southern Grill in Martinez. The Rev. Dr. Andy Menger of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church will be the presenter. The cost is $12. For information, call 210-1133.
Fort access changes
Access to three of four Fort Gordon gates will change Monday. Gate 1 on Gordon Highway will continue to be open 24 hours a day. Operating hours at Gate 5 on Highway 1 will be 4:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on weekends. Both are open to all vehicles.
Gates 2 and 3 on Gordon Highway are open only to vehicles with fort decals, and are closed on weekends. For information, call 791-3127.
The Georgia Area 9 Special Olympics will be 10 a.m. Wednesday on Fort Gordon's Barton Field, featuring 950 Special Olympians from 12 Georgia counties. The rain date is April 1. For information, call 791-2599.
Christian Ladies Fellowship of First Baptist Church of Evans will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Reservations must be made by Wednesday. Tickets are $7 and include dinner. For information, call 855-9252.
The office of the clerk of Columbia County Superior Court will be closed April 9 in observance of Good Friday.
The Harlem Relay for Life traveling toilet is available, and can be placed in a yard for a donation of $10; recipients then pay $10 to have it removed, and all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For information, call 556-0401.
The Augusta Rugby Club plays Hilton Head at 1 p.m. Saturday at Richmond Academy, with proceeds supporting the Medical College of Georgia Children's Hospital. The team practices at 7 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday at Richmond Academy. For information, go to augustarugby.org or call 951-5970.
Bunnies for Babies
Jim Hudson Lexus and Evans High School FCCLA are collecting new toddler-safe bunnies for children at the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center.
Participants may purchase bunnies and bring them to the Jim Hudson Lexus Dealership, 3520 Washington Road, Martinez, any time during March.
For more information, call 650-3203.
Vendors are needed for the upcoming Grovetown Heritage Festival, to be held April 24 near City Hall.
The committee is soliciting participants, especially vendors and entertainers. Vendors can call 854-9319 for information. Those interested in participating in the auto show can call 868-8371.
For more information, call Rosa Lee Owens at 863-1867.
Mosaic United Methodist Church, a new Evans congregation, holds services each Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Evans High School theater. The service is informal and the worship leadership is casual. For information, call 877-6468.
Mistletoe State Park's Parent-Child Fishing Rodeo will be 7 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the park, with children and their parents competing for prizes while fishing from the banks of the lake.
During Masters Week, April 6-8, the park will hold a spring break Junior Ranger program for children ages 8-12. For information, call 541-0321.
First Tee of Augusta will play host to the Drive, Chip and Putt Junior Challenge 1 p.m. Saturday at First Tee, 3165 Damascus Road, Augusta. Registration is open to the first 250 competitors, ages 7-14. For information, call 364-4653.
Camak's Fourth Annual Railroad Days festival will be 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday. For information, call (706) 465-2449.
Martinez Bible Chapel, 643 Furys Ferry Road, will hold a Masters week day camp 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 5-9 for ages 6-12. The camp will include Bible lessons, crafts, games and prizes. For information, call 278-1084.
Gardening at lunch
The Columbia County Extension Service's monthly luncheon seminar will be at 12:10 p.m. April 14 at the Columbia County Government Complex Auditorium in Evans. Extension agent Charles Phillips will discuss container gardening. For information, call 868-3413.
A class for potential home-based child-care providers will be 5-9 p.m. April 14 at Lutheran Services of Georgia, 1054 Claussen Road, Augusta. The class is free, with registration required by April 10. For information call 736-2122.
Harlem's Purple Berets Relay for Life team will hold a silent auction, with items available for viewing April 15-17 at the Harlem Library conference room, and April 23 at the relay where bidding will end at midnight.
The Annual Olde Towne Artisans Fair will be April 16-18 at the Living History Park in North Augusta. For information, call 279-7560.
Child-care first aid
SAFE Kids of East Central Georgia and the MCG Children's Center will present an emergency first aid and injury prevention program for child-care providers 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 at the main conference center of the Children's Medical Center on Harper Street. Cost is $10. For information, call 721-5437.
The second annual Harlem Relay for Life Golf Tournament will be April 17 at Three Oaks Golf Course. For information, call Jerry Baldwin, 556-6262.
Driver safety class
The AARP Driver Safety Program will hold a driver safety class for drivers over 50 from 1-5 p.m. April 19-20 at Gibbs Library in Evans. Registration is required, and costs $10. For information call 863-1946.
Greythound Love-Greyhound Adoption will hold a meet and greet session at PetSmart on Whiskey Road in Aiken 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10, with adoption applications available. For information, go to http://greythoundlove.org, or call 796-1708.
The Neighborhood Improvement Project and its Clearing the Air Project-Asthma Awareness Campaign will conduct asthma screenings 1-4 p.m. April 23 at the Harlem Library. The screenings are free, but reservations are required. For information, call 790-4440, extension 115.
Evans Community Baptist Church is organizing a trip to Lisa Whelchel's MomTime Get-A-Way at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, April 23-24. For information, call 854-1411.
Registration for the March of Dimes Columbia and Richmond County WalkAmerica will be 8 a.m. April 24 at GreenJackets Stadium, with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, call 733-8438.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will sponsor a Basic Peace Officer's 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 Sheriff's Office at 541-2856 or the East Georgia Regional Police Academy at (706) 592-1518.
Walk for Life
Augusta Care Pregnancy Center's Walk for Life will be 9-11 a.m. May 1 at Riverwalk Augusta. For information or to obtain a pledge form, call 724-5531.
Day in the Country
The 19th annual Day in the Country cars, crafts and music festival will be May 1 and 2 at the Augusta Riverfront Marina. Gates open at 11 a.m. For information, call (803) 278-4849.
Tribute to Mom
The CSRA Poetry Society will hold a Mother's Day Open Mic Tribute to Mom 3-4:30 p.m. at Borders Bookstore Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta. Deadline for entries is April 27. For information, call 855-6173.
The Junior League of Augusta is accepting applications for the 2004-05 ACE Awards, which support and enrich classroom curriculum. Each recipient receives up to $500 for his or her project. The deadline is June 11. For information, call 736-0033.
Hot Southern Night
The American Red Cross Hot Southern Night concert will be June 19 at Lake Olmstead Stadium, featuring Gary Allan and special guest the Marshall Tucker Band. For information, call 278-4849.
Registration is open for Columbia County Christian Academy, which has openings for fall 2004 in pre-K 2 through fifth grade. For information, call 863-0535.
Mother's Day Out
Grace Baptist Church of Evans, 4798 Hardy-McManus Road, is accepting registration for its fall Mother's Day Out program. Classes are available for ages 18 months to 4 years, and are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For information, call Erin LaCroix, 868-9729.
Augusta Technical College will hold GED/adult literacy classes at Marvin United Methodist Church, Wheeler Road at Belair Road. For information, call 860-8581.
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 email@example.com.
The Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 720 Telfair St., is accepting registration for its fall 2004 Mother's 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.
The Lewiston Elementary School Council will meet at 7:15 a.m. April 13 and May 4, and at 8 a.m. June 1 and July 29 in the school media center, 5426 Hereford Farm Road, Evans. For information, call 650-6064.
Hephzibah High School's class of 1984 is seeking class members for a 20-year reunion this fall. For information, contact Thomas Self at 592-4634, or Kim Edgar Stripling at 278-1001.
Starting April 19, reservations to Georgia state parks, including Columbia County's Mistletoe State Park, will be outsourced to a private company offering Internet reservations and expanded hours. For information, call (800) 864-7275, or go to www.gastateparks.org.
The Augusta Children's Chorale, with training and performance choirs for singers in grades 3-8, will fill a limited number of openings this spring for the chorale's 2004-05 season that begins in August. Call the ACC office at 826-4718 for an audition appointment.
The Court Appointed Special Advocate program of Child Enrichment Inc. is seeking volunteers at least 21 years old to advocate for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system.
Volunteers need no experience, and will be provided with specialized training. For more information, call 737-4631.
Foster and adoptive parents are being sought for Columbia and Richmond County children. For more information on the program, call Christina Ruetz in Columbia County at 541-1640, or Rosalyn Boyd in Richmond County, 721-7171.
Happy Tails adoption
Happy Tails Rescue will hold pet adoptions each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 4-6 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., at Superpetz on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez. For more information, call 863-5310.
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.
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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