Mistletoe State Park will hold a spring break Junior Ranger program Tuesday-Thursday for children ages 8-12. For information, call 541-0321.
Columbia County's Probate Court, Tax Office and office of the clerk of Columbia County Superior Court will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday, and reopen April 12.
Glennwood Recreation Center on Belair Road is holding a membership drive for its pool and clubhouse. For information, call 855-8271.
Parking lot sale
Westside Christian Church will hold its annual Spring Parking Lot Sale on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church at 4352 Columbia Road. Free car washes will also be available. Proceeds support the youth ministry.
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.
Reinhardt College, a private, co-ed liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, will hold an open house for prospective students and their guests April 24 on the main campus in Waleska, Ga., about 45 minutes northwest of Atlanta. For registration or information, call (770) 720-5526.
The CSRA Humane Society and GreytHound Love are sponsoring PetWalk 2004 with registration starting at 2 p.m. April 25, outside the CSRA Humane Society shelter behind Lake Olmstead Stadium. The rain date is May 2. For information, 796-1708.
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.
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 $2,000 worth of items including spa treatments, restaurant gift certificates, recreation activities and an ariel tour of Augusta. The items will be 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.
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.
Augusta Technical College and Thomson High School will present information to upcoming high school juniors and seniors on the Cisco Networking Class at 5:30 p.m. April 12 at Thomson High School. Participants in the program can earn a Technical Certificate of Credit from ATC during their junior and senior years of high school.
Teacher Greg Shouse will give course information and an ATC representative will answer questions concerning enrollment. The Thomson High School College Night will immediately follow.
Free legal help
Georgia Legal Services is offering free legal help to senior citizens on a first-come, first-served basis 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 14 at the Bessie Thomas Senior Center, 5913 Euchee Creek Drive in Grovetown.
The GLSP office serving Columbia County is located at 209 Seventh St., Suite 400, in Augusta. For help, call the office at 721-2327 or 800-248-6697 or meet with representatives during scheduled hours.
Relay golf tourney
The Ollie's Army team of the Harlem Relay for Life is hosting its second annual Harlem Relay for Life Golf Tournament April 17 at Three Oaks Golf Course. The tournament will have four-man teams and a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
The cost is $40 per person with a $10 registration fee. For information, call Jerry Baldwin at 556-6262.
ASU military display
Students of Augusta State University will present military history displays 10 a.m. to noon April 17 at Washington Hall Towers on the ASU campus. Displays topics will include the Tuskegee Airman, the Battle of Augusta and Slaves of the Confederate States of America.
The displays are the culmination of spring semester projects for several ASU history students. For more information, call Hubert van Tuyll, professor of History, at 737-1709.
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.
Belair Elementary School will hold its spring carnival and silent auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at the school located at 325 North Belair Road, Evans.
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church will conduct a men's conference April 23-24 at the church. The conference begins at 6:30 p.m. April 23 with speakers Rev. Robert Ramsey, Rev. Ralph Watkins, Rev. Roscoe Perry and Rev. Clarence Hill. A men's breakfast will be 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 24 at Golden Corral on Bobby Jones Expressway.
The church will celebrate Men and Women's Day 10:45 a.m. April 25, with Dr. Margaret Weaver of Atlanta speaking. For information, call 860-7091.
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 Board of Directors of the Augusta Training Shop for the Handicapped will hold its third annual Derby Day from 3-7 p.m. May 1 at the Augusta Riding Center, 1403 Flowing Wells Road. The event benefits the training shop and will include Southern cuisine, beverages, contests, live music and two big-screen TVs showing the Kentucky Derby.
Advanced tickets are $35 and are available from all Georgia Bank & Trust locations. For more information, call Sandra Gurley at 724-2601 or Audrey Murell at 738-1358.
The Augusta Mini Theatre will present 90 of its drama students and guest actress Samantha Johnson in the annual spring show "A Little Bit of This and A Little Bit of That - Keep Reaching for Your Dreams" 8 p.m. April 30 and May 1. Both performances will be held at the Jack B. Patrick Technology Center on the Augusta Technical Institute campus. A third performance is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 2 at Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Family Life Center on Glenn Hills Drive.
For tickets or more information, call 722-0598.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will sponsor a Basic Peace Officer 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 Richmond Academy classes of 1963 and 1964 will hold their reunion May 14 and 15. For information, call 860-2110 or 667-8591.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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