Elliott Sons Funeral Home is offering a memorial register for the public to sign to honor the late President Ronald Reagan. The register will be available at all Elliott Sons funeral homes, including 4355 Columbia Road in Martinez, through June 21 and will be sent to the Reagan family. For information, call 793-0123.
Gardening at lunch
The Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch program will be at 12:10 p.m. today at the Columbia County Government Complex Auditorium. Extension Agent Charles Phillips will discuss water gardens. For information, call 868-3413.
Fire commissioner visit
Georgia's State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John Oxendine will join Martinez Fire Department Chief Doug Cooper at the fire department's new headquarters building on Desoto Drive at 10:30 a.m. Thursday . They will tour the neighborhood and give away free smoke detectors, and anyone needing a smoke detector may come to fire headquarters during that time to receive one. For more information, call 863-7745.
Happy Tails Juniors
The Happy Tails Juniors animal rescue group, for children ages 8-14, will meet 6 p.m. Thursday at Stevi B's Pizza on Bobby Jones Expressway, followed by a K-9 demonstration by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. for information, call 294-4718.
The American Singles Golf Association meets 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Red Lobster on Washington Road. For information call 441-6741.
Friday is the application deadline for the Junior League of Augusta's 2004-05 ACE Awards, which support and enrich classroom curriculum. Each recipient receives up to $500 for his or her project. For information, call 736-0033.
The North Columbia Fire and Rescue Ladies Auxiliary will hold a country bazaar 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the fire station on Columbia Road next to the quarry in Appling. For information, call 541-0268, or 541-1580.
Gift for dad
For Family Funday on Second Sunday at the Augusta Canal Interpretive Center 1-3 p.m. Sunday , kids will create one-of-a-kind foam beverage holders for dad, and at 3 p.m. take a Petersburg boat tour. For information, call 823-7089.
Science Center camp
The National Science Center's Fort Discovery is holding summer camps for the next three weeks for grades 3-6. For information, call Lisa Golden at
Vacation Bible schools
Church of Our Savior (Episcopal) will hold vacation Bible school 9 a.m.-noon June 21-25 at the church, 4227 Columbia Road, Martinez. For information and pre-registration, call 863-1718.
Marvin United Methodist Church, Belair at Wheeler Road, will hold vacation Bible school 6 p.m. each evening June 21-25. For information, call 863-0510.
The CSRA Parkinson Disease Support Group will meet 6 p.m. June 22 at St. John Tower's dining room, 724 Greene St. Dr. Kapil D. Sethi, director of the Movement Disorder Clinic at MCG, will discuss causes of Parkinson Disease. For information, call 855-7690.
A motorcycle ride to benefit a young mother with cancer wil be 9 a.m. June 19 starting in the Regency Mall parking lot. For information, call Larry Mathis, 373-9264.
The 2004 school council of North Harlem Elementary will meet at 4 p.m. June 28 in the school's media center. For information call 556-5995.
Journey to Ecuador
Todd Daniel, a long-time volunteer with the Sierra Club's international population program, will present a slide presentation on Ecuador at the monthly meeting of the Sierra Club 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Church on Walton Way. For information, call 650-8314.
The application deadline is June 22 for scholarships from the Sergeants Major Association of Fort Gordon, offered to the graduating class of 2004. Applications are available from Army Community Service, Room 224, Darling Hall on Rice Road. For information, call 791-0792.
MCG Health System, Emory Eye Center and the Georgia Department of Human Resources will offer free diabetic retinopathy screenings at the Columbia County Health Department arlem/Grovetown) June 16 and at the Evans health department June 22.
Greyhound Lifesavers (formerly GreytHound Love) will hold a greyhound "meet and greet" 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Aiken PetSmart on Whiskey Road. For information, call 796-1708.
The Augusta-Aiken Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management will meet at 7:30 a.m. June 18 at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel, with Jeff Thompson, of Constangy, Brooks and Smith, providing an update on the Fair Labor Standards Act. Cost is $15. For information, call 481-7457.
Child safety seminar
SAFE Kids of East Central Georgia and the MCG Children's Medical Center will hold a seminar, Child Passenger Safety for the Child Care Provider, 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 7 at the Augusta Fire Department on Highland Avenue. Cost for the class is $5, and provides two hours of credit for child-care providers. For information, call 721-5437.
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.
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
The Girl Scouts are holding camps and other programs at Camp Tanglewood during the summer. For information, call 774-0505.
The Goodlow Chapel, Rock Chapel and Sue Reynolds School annual reunion will be 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Pierce Memorial United Methodist Church on Jackson Road in Augusta. For information, call (803) 819-1343.
July 30 will be Harlem Night at Augusta GreenJackets stadium, with all tickets $5 and available at the Laurel & Hardy Museum or Harlem City Hall. For information, call 556-0401, or 556-3448.
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.
Summer music camps with the Augusta Children's Ringers begin Monday 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 that run 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 will be held this weekend 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.
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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