A World of Dance will present a Sleeping Beauty Ballet and Hooray for Hollywood today with dancers age 3-adult at the Imperial Theater, 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the Imperial box office.
Columbia County's fourth annual Red, White and Blue Veterans Celebration will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday with a military parade in the Doctors Hospital Field behind Kroger in Evans, and will feature performances by the Columbia County Choral Society and the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band and Harlem Middle School's Mallorie Jones. Concessions and children's games will be available. The Memorial Day weekend event concludes with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Spectators are urged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The Augusta Branch of the NAACP will hold Brown vs. Board of Education: 50 Years, Promise or Progress, 11 a.m. today at New Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 3237 Deans Bridge Road, Augusta. The Rev. Dr. James A Hogan Sr. will be the keynote speaker. For information, call 798-7797, or 793-2871.
Free diabetic retinopathy screenings will be offered 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Evans Health Department. The screenings will be conducted by MCG Health System, Emory Eye Center and the Georgia Department of Human Resources.
The Sergeants Major Association of Fort Gordon is offering scholarships for the graduating class of 2004. Applications are available from Army Community Service, Room 224, Darling Hall on Rice Road. The application deadline is June 22. For information, call 791-0792.
School council elections
Greenbrier High School will hold a parent meeting 6 p.m. May 31 in the media center to elect parent members for the 2004-06 school council. For information, call 650-6040.
The Columbia County Retired Educators will meet for a Dutch-treat lunch at the Buffet Bar (formerly Sunny Gardens) 1:30 a.m. Tuesday . Superintendent of Schools Tommy Price will be the guest speaker. For information, call Helen Morris, 863-7949.
Senior Friends auxiliary of Doctors Hospital is sponsoring Fashion Extravaganza 2 p.m. Tuesday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Members of Senior Friends will model beach wear, casual clothes and dressy clothes for women and men. Reservations are required, and costs is $5. For information, call 651-6716.
Feathered Friends Forever Rescue/Refuge Inc. will hold its annual open house and fund-raising barbecue 1 p.m. Saturday and throughout the Memorial Day weekend at the tropical parrot refuge, 2547 Misty Road in Appling. The event includes barbecue, live music, horseback riding, fishing, child and adult games, tropical bird feeding, a silent auction and raffle.
Tickets are a $10 donation, which includes barbecue and raffle ticket. For more information, call 541-9316.
The Baker Place Road landfill will be closed all day Saturday for Memorial Day, and will reopen May 31. The landfill also will close July 3 for Independence Day, reopening July 5. For information, call 868-3366.
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.
Hosts are needed for visiting students from Japan and the former Soviet Union. The 4H program for fifth- and sixth-graders requires a host sibling, with Japanese students visiting July 21-Aug. 19. High-school age students from Japan and the former Soviet Union arrive in August and attend local schools for the full school year. For information, call 868-3413.
Old Union Baptist Church in Harlem will celebrate the end of its 40 Days of Purpose campaign at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services May 30 featuring the Reggie Saddler Family. For information, call 556-9055.
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.
Wee Can Ski
The Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center will hold a Wee Can Ski program for children with special needs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 5 at the Fort Gordon Recreation Area.
The program is offered free to children from ages 5 to 18 who are physically and medically challenged. To donate time, share resources or register a child for the event, call 721-1188.
A Hydrangea Festival will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 5 at Pendleton King Park, 1600 Troupe St., Augusta. Admission is $10, and funds will be used for the new Hydrangea garden at the park. For information, call 738-4321.
Free legal advice
Georgia Legal Services Program staff will offer free legal help to senior citizens from 8:30-10:30 a.m. June 23 at the Bessie Thomas Community Center, 5913 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown. For information, call 721-2327.
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.
The Goodlow Chapel, Rock Chapel and Sue Reynolds School annual reunion will be 2 p.m.-6 p.m. June 12 at Pierce Memorial United Methodist Church on Jackson Road in Augusta. For information, call (803) 819-1343.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a brochure.
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 email@example.com.
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 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 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. Saturday 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.
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.
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.
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.
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