Trinity Baptist Church in Martinez will present the drama Heaven's Gate and Hell's Flames at 6 p.m. tonight and 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Admission is free. For information, call 863-1222.
South Columbia Elementary's School Council will hold a called meeting 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the media center to make a recommendation for a new principal.
The Augusta Children's Ringers will hold its Dessert Concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Westside Baptist Church Auditorium, 261 Flowing Wells Road in Martinez.
The program will include works by Dvorak, Haydn and Tchaikovsky. The concert will conclude with the story of the 3 Little Pigs with musical accompaniment.
The group is made up of children in grades 3-7 in the Augusta area. For more information, contact the Director of the Augusta Children's Ringers, Scott D. Johnson, at 306-5247 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tribute to Mom
The CSRA Poetry Society's Mother's Day Open Mic Tribute will be held 3-4:30 p.m. May 9 at Borders Bookstore Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta. For information, call 855-6173.
Vendor spaces are available for the country bazaar to be presented by the North Columbia Fire and Rescue Ladies Auxiliary June 12, at the fire station on Columbia Road next to the quarry in Appling. For information, call 541-0268, or 541-1580.
The Columbia County Choral Society will present "Favorite Jewels: Hymns, Anthems and Spirituals," 7:30 p.m. May 14 at First Baptist Church of Evans. For information, call 650-8901.
Harlem High School Drama will present the musical comedy Babes in Arms at 7 p.m. May 13-14, and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 15 at the school. For information, call 556-5980.
Registration is available for the Columbia County Arts Inc. Summer Arts Camp, to be held June 7-11 at Lewiston Elementary School. For information, call 228-1666.
Girl Scout camps
Girl Scouts' summer camps at Camp Tanglewood will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7-11 and June 28-July 2. There are also other summer programs taking place during the summer at Camp Tanglewood, including overnight camps for girls age 6-17. For information, call 774-0505.
Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services offers group counseling to victims of rape, sexual assault and childhood abuse. All services are free. For information, call 724-5200.
Rotary District 6910, which covers most of north Georgia, is interviewing youths interested in attending high school overseas for a year as part of an international exchange program. Local families also are being sought to house incoming students. For information, call Jim Heaney at (706) 495-7601.
A music camp is being offered during the summer in coordination with the Augusta Children's Ringers, for children entering 3rd-7th grades.
The camp will be held at the Westside Baptist Church's Educational Building at 261 Flowing Wells Road during four different sessions June 14 through July 29. The camp involves singing, ringing of handchimes and handbells and musical games. Enrollment is limited. Call 306-5247 or e-mail email@example.com for a brochure.
The Letter Carriers Food Drive will be Saturday. Donors may leave nonperishable food items by their mailboxes that morning for pickup by area letter carriers. For information, call 736-1199.
Gardening at lunch
The Columbia County Extension Service's monthly Gardening at Lunch seminar will be 12:10 p.m. May 12. Extension Agent Charles Phillips wills discuss perennials. For information, call 868-3413.
The Augusta Jewish Community Center's Israel Experience will be 1-4 p.m. May 16 at the AJCC, 898 Weinberger Way off Furys Ferry Road near Riverside Middle School. The event provides games, activities and information about Israel. For information, call 228-3636.
Free diabetic retinopathy screenings will be offered 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 at the Harlem/Grovetown Health Department, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 25 at the Evans Health Department. The screenings will be conducted by MCG Health System, Emory Eye Center and the Georgia Department of Human Resources.
A family reunion is being planned for June 11-13 in Macon for descendants of James M. and Frances Rumney Royal of Athens. For information, write S.W. Jackson, 6937 Goodall Mill Road, Macon, Ga., 31216, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crusade for Christ
The Clarks Hill Area Crusade for Christ will hold services at 7 p.m. today through May 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. Friday 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. Friday 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. Friday 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.
Church yard sale
Table rentals are available for the Martinez United Methodist Church yard sale, which will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 22 at the church, 3614 Washington Road. For information, call 863-6541.
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.
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 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.
The Augusta Children's Chorale, which recently performed in Washington, D.C., will perform a complimentary community concert at 7 p.m. May 11 in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Augusta. For information, call 733-9373.
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 7th Annual CSRA Gospelfest will be 5 p.m. May 22 at the Jesse Norman Amphitheater. Booth spaces are available for organizations. For information, call 951-4479.
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.
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.
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.
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. Tuesday, 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 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.
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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