Town hall meeting
Columbia County District 5 School Board member Lee Muns will hold a town hall meeting 9 a.m. Saturday at the Columbia Middle School cafeteria. Invited guests include state Sen. Joey Brush and representatives from the Georgia and U.S. Departments of Education and Georgia governor's office.
Flea market spots
Spaces for Fort Gordon's semiannual Officers' Spouses Club flea market are available through April in the Thrift Shop behind the main Post Exchange, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The flea market will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1 on Barton Field, or May 2 in case of rain. For information, call 481-8065.
Gardening at lunch
The Columbia County Extension Service's monthly luncheon seminar will be at 12:10 p.m. Today at the Columbia County Government Complex Auditorium in Evans. Extension agent Charles Phillips will discuss container gardening. For information, call 868-3413.
Greenbrier and Evans high schools will hold College and Career Night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Greenbrier High cafeteria, 5114 Riverwood Parkway, Evans. Representatives from more than 75 colleges, technical colleges and the armed services will be available, as will representatives from the Georgia Student Finance Authority. Career specialists will offer financial aid and college search programs, and representatives from the Columbia County Health Department will be available to answer questions about immunizations.
Family movie night
Cheaper by the Dozen will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday at the Laurel and Hardy Museum in Harlem for Family Movie Night. Admission is a $2 donation. For information, call 556-0401.
Evans yard sale
Yard sale spaces are available for the Evans High school Career/Technology Education Faculty and Advisory Board yard sale, to be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24 at the school. For information, call Beverly Bibee, 863-1198, extension 220.
The Augusta Area Newcomers Club will hold its April luncheon meeting Thursday at the Gordon Club at Fort Gordon. David Towles will present a program on antiques preservation and appraisals. For information, call 650-1400.
Harlem gospel concert
The Harlem Relay for Life Team Friends for Life will play host to a gospel concert at 4 p.m. Saturday at Old Union Baptist Church, 6095 Old Union Road in Harlem. The concert, which features The Brazells, 11th Hour and Daniel and Patrick Brazell, will be outside, so bring chairs. A love offering benefiting the Harlem Relay for Life will be accepted. For more information, call relay co-chair Kelley Powell at 556-3400 or the church at 556-9055.
Martinez-Evans Little League will hold Betsy Bingo 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kelley Field on Old Petersburg Road. The event will feature a live auction with guest auctioneer state Rep. Ben Harbin, games, raffles, food, prizes, T-ball and a home run derby.
Concern Citizens of Columbia County will sponsor a series of community markets 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and on May 1, June 5, July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9 at the Eubank Blanchard Community Center in Appling. The market is open to any vendors, who must furnish their own displays and signs and clean up afterward. For information, call Oscar Taylor at 309-9451, or Dorothy Shank, 541-2884.
The Harlem Area Aglow's monthly meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Harlem United Methodist Church fellowship hall, with a performance by the 11th Hour Band and guest speakers Jenni and Craig Marsh of New Zealand. For information call 556-1453.
Lutheran Services of Georgia's Week of the Young Child proclamation ceremony will be 10 a.m. Monday at Pendleton King Park, Augusta. For information, call 736-2122.
The Medical College of Georgia Hospital, in coordination with the American Red Cross, is holding its 2004 Bone Marrow Drive at the Children's Medical Center 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 22. The event will be held to find matching bone marrow donors to patients battling leukemia and life-threatening blood diseases.
The Lewiston Elementary School spring carnival will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at the school on Hereford Farm Road, with games, magic shows, a silent auction and vendor booths.
The Salvation Army's Auto Auction will be 10 a.m. April 24, with more than 120 cars, trucks, vans and boats sold in absolute auction. A $5 registration fee is required for bidding. Pre-registration and fleet inspection is 8 a.m.-6 p.m. April 22-23, with registration only 8-10 a.m. the day of the sale. For information, call 826-7933.
The counseling department of Brookwood Elementary School will hold a Summer Enrichment Opportunities fair about upcoming children's summer programs 7:30-8:30 p.m. April 26. The event will be in the school's gym, located at 455 South Old Belair Road. For more information, call Cathy Kottyan at 855-7596, ext. 210.
Marvin United Methodist Church, South Belair at Wheeler Road, is accepting registration for its fall Christian preschool for ages 2, 3 and 4. For information, call 863-0510.
Crusade for Christ
The Clarks Hill Area Crusade for Christ will hold services at 7 p.m. May 2-5 at Buddy Bufford Stadium. For information, call 359-7427.
The Greek Spring Cuisine festival will be May 7 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 10th and Telfair Streets, Augusta.
Columbia County Christian Academy, 4004 Prescott Drive, Martinez, is registering students for fall semester for ages K-2 through fifth grade. For information, call 863-0535.
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 information, call 868-3413.
Fort Gordon will honor its top 100 volunteers with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. April 20 in the North Grand Ballroom of the Gordon Club on 19th Street. For information call 791-3880.
The drama team of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Boy Scout at Aumond Roads, Augusta, will present the gospel musical comedy, Smoke on the Mountain, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and in a 3 p.m. matinee April 18 in the church fellowship hall. Tickets are $10. For information, call 733-6076.
The Fairways Chapter of the Georgia Division of the International Associations of Administrative Professionals will hold an Administrative Professionals Week Celebration 6-8 p.m. April 20 at the Partridge Inn, featuring WRDW-TV 12 morning news anchor Domonique Benn as guest speaker. Tickets are $25. For information, call 667-6410.
The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area will hold its annual Grantseeker Session 10-11 a.m. April 20-21 at the offices of Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co. CPAs, 701 Greene St., Suite 200. The free session is for non-profit organizations that wish to apply for funding during the Foundation's 2004 Unrestricted Grants Campaign. Reservations are required. For information, call 724-1314.
Columbia County Advocates for Special Education will hold a potluck family picnic 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 24 at the Evans High School pavilion. C-CASE will provide hot dogs and buns, condiments, cole slaw, dessert and drinks; participants should bring a side dish, picnic blanket and chairs. For information, call 860-9222 or 863-1198, ext. 236.
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.
Church yard sale
Wesley United Methodist Church will hold its annual yard sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 24 at the church, 825 North Belair Road in Evans. Proceeds will support the church's ministries.
Belle-Terrace Presbyterian Women is sponsoring a women's conference and women's day program 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 24 at Belle-Terrace Presbyterian Church, 2454 Golden Camp Road, Augusta. The event is free. For information, call 793-6908.
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.
ID office closed
The Fort Gordon identification card office in Room 161 of Darling Hall will be closed to customers April 26-27 for an equipment upgrade. The office will reopen April 28 at 7:30 a.m. For information, call 791-2914.
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.
A class for potential home-based child-care providers will be 5-9 p.m. Wednesday 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 Thursday-Saturday 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 Friday-Sunday 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. Saturday 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.
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. Monday 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. Wednesday 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 Saturday 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 Saturday 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, ext. 115.
Bel Air carnival
Bel Air 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 N. 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 the Revs. Robert Ramsey, Ralph Watkins, Roscoe Perry and 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 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. May 9 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 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 (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.
The Columbia County News-Times ©2013. All Rights Reserved.