A phone number with the article "Changing seniors' food provider beneficial, cheaper, officials say," in the Wednesday, April 14 edition of The Columbia County News-Times was incorrectly listed. The correct phone number for the Bessie Thomas Senior Center is 556-0308.
The News Times regrets the error.
Columbia County Advocates for Special Education will hold a potluck family picnic 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday 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.
The annual Southern Heritage March and Confederate Memorial Service will begin at noon at the Confederate Monument on Broad Street, Augusta, with a march to the Confederate section at Memorial Cemetery for a service at 12:45 p.m. featuring E. Randall Floyd's discussion, "Too Young to Die: The Life and Times of the Last Cavaliers." For information, call 855-1895.
Starting Monday, 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.
Today at 6 p.m. is the deadline for entry in the 2004 Comcast Classic Tennis Tournament, which will be Thursday-Sunday at Petersburg Racquet Club, 421 The Pass, Martinez. For information, call 860-9288.
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.
Evans yard sale
Yard sale spaces are available for the Evans High school Career/Technology Education Faculty and Advisory Board yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school. For information, call Beverly Bibee, 863-1198, extension 220.
Dr. Tom Parris will lead a beginning workshop on nature photography 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mistletoe State Park Nature Center. Participants should bring a digital camera or a 35mm camera with three rolls of film. For information, call 541-0321.
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.
Revival services begin today at Marshall Baptist Church in Thomson, and continue through Wednesday. For information, call 595-6235.
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. Thursday. The event will be 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. Saturday at the school on Hereford Farm Road, with games, magic shows, a silent auction and vendor booths.
Columbia County's Republican Party will hold its monthly breakfast meeting Saturday 4/24 at Dye's Southern Grille, with guest speaker Austin Rhodes. For information, call 827-1572.
The Salvation Army's Auto Auction will be 10 a.m. Saturday, 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.
Greater Augusta Earth Day will be 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, Lock and Dam Road off Doug Barnard Parkway. The 5k Swamp Stomp run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. For information, call 828-2109.
Dunn's Chapel United Methodist Church will hold homecoming 10:30 a.m. April 25, with a message from the Rev. Hubert Story. Revival services will be the following week, with the Rev. Pierce Norman. The church is located at Ray Owens and Ridge roads in Leah.
Open Door Preschool, 3005 Walton Way, will hold its annual spring carnival 12:30-4 p.m. April 25. For information, call 738-4448.
The Brookwood Elementary School first-grade musical, A Froggy Day in Lindentown, will be 2:15 and 7 p.m. April 26. For information, call 855-7596, extension 217.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will hold a free educational program, Improving the Chemotherapy Experience, 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Clubhouse, 2567 Washington Road, Augusta. For information, call (800) 399-7312, extension 224.
The CSRA Parkinson Disease Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. April 27 in the dining room at St. John Towers, 724 Greene St., with a program on care-givers. For information, call 855-7690.
The regularly scheduled meetings of the Columbia County Department of Family and Children Services Board has changed to the fourth Monday of every other month. The meeting for April will be 9:30 a.m. April 27. This is a change from the regular date because of a holiday.
The meeting will be at the local DFCS office, 6358 Columbia Road, Appling.
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.
The Fourth Annual Beach Ball, a fund-raiser for the MCG Children's Medical Center, will be 7 p.m. April 30 at Richmond on Greene, 725 Greene St., Augusta. For information, call 721-4004.
The annual Pendelton King Park Plant Swap and Sale will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1 at the park's pavilion, 1600 Troupe St., Augusta. For information, call 738-4321.
The St. Andrews Society of Aiken will present the Third Annual Aiken Highland Games and Celtic Festival May 1 at Sporting Days Farm, 7 miles east of Aiken on Highway 78. For information, call (803) 649-7374.
Cinco de Mayo
Fort Gordon will observe Cinco de Mayo with four days of festivities April 29 to May 2. For information, call 791-3639.
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.
Taste of Greece
The Greek Spring Cuisine festival will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. May 7 at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 10th and Telfair Streets, Augusta. For information, call 724-1087.
Bible Deliverance Temple's music ministry will present an evening of gospel music 7 p.m. May 7 at Augusta State University's Maxwell Performing Arts Theater. For information, call 736-1600.
The Residents Council and "The Crafty Ladies" of Windermere Nursing Home will hold their spring craft bazaar 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 at Windemere's front lobby, 3618 J. Dewey Gray Circle across from Doctors Hospital. Proceeds from the sale of craft items are used to beautify the memory garden and purchase craft supplies.
The American Breast Cancer Association will hold a tribute to mothers' food festival 7-10 p.m. May 14 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, with food and desserts from area restaurants, music, dancing and silent auction. For information, call 860-8127.
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 Fairways Chapter of the Georgia Division of the International Associations of Administrative Professionals will hold an Administrative Professionals Week Celebration 6-8 p.m. Tuesday 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. Tuesday and Wednesday 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.
Vendors and entertainers are being sought for the Grovetown Heritage Festival, Saturday near City Hall.
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. Saturday 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. Saturday 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.
Driver safety class
The AARP Driver Safety Program will hold a driver safety class for drivers over 50 from 1-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Gibbs Library in Evans. Registration is required, and costs $10. For information call 863-1946.
The Neighborhood Improvement Project and its Clearing the Air Project-Asthma Awareness Campaign will conduct asthma screenings 1-4 p.m. Friday 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. Saturday at the school located at 325 N. Belair Road, Evans.
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church will conduct a men's conference Friday and Saturday at the church. The conference begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday and a men's breakfast will be 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Golden Corral.
A women's conference will be 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.
The church will celebrate Men and Women's Day 10:45 a.m. Sunday, 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, Friday and Saturday. For information, call 854-1411.
Registration for the March of Dimes Columbia and Richmond County WalkAmerica will be 8 a.m. Saturday 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 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 Young Artists Repertory Theatre Company will hold auditions for The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, a musical, starting at 6:30 p.m. May 10 and 11 at Augusta Preparatory Day School lower school cafetorium.
Auditions are open to all students from elementary through college age. Those wanting to be considered for a singing role should provide a prepared song. An accompanist will be provided.
The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle will be Aug. 5-7 for four performances.
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 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. 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.
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. Services are informal and the worship leadership is casual. For information, call 877-6468.
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