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 Harlem/Grovetown) today and at the Evans health department Tuesday.
The Augusta-Aiken Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday 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.
Baby safety shower
A baby safety shower for expectant mothers and guests will be 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the MCG Alumni Center, 919 15th St., Augusta. Registration is required. Call 721-5437.
Hot Southern Night
The American Red Cross Hot Southern Night concert will be Saturday at Lake Olmstead Stadium, featuring Gary Allan and special guest the Marshall Tucker Band. For information, call 278-4849.
The Berthmarks Tent, the appreciation club of Laurel & Hardy, will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Laurel & Hardy Museum, 250 N. Louisville St., Harlem. For information, call Kathy Ham, 556-0401.
Free produce from the Golden Harvest Food Bank Manna Truck will be offered 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at Augusta First Church of the Nazarene, 2044 Lumpkin Road, Augusta. For information, call 793-2251.
CSRA Writers will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 21 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. for information, call 738-4114.
Science Center camp
The National Science Center's Fort Discovery is holding summer camps for grades 3-6. Fort Discovery also will hold a "Hot Summer Fun" session 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 3, with special activities and exhibitions. For information, call Lisa Golden at 821-0646.
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.
Columbia County Christian Church will hold vacation Bible school for ages 3 years-fifth grade 6:15-8:30 p.m. July 18-22. The church is located at 4004 Prescott Drive, Martinez. For information, call 863-0535, or 863-6973.
The CSRA Parkinson Disease Support Group will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday 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 will be 9 a.m. Saturday 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.
The application deadline is Tuesday 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.
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.
The newly formed CSRA Harbour Lights lighthouse collectors club is seeking members. For information, call 863-1970.
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.
A dinner seminar on planning for retirement, wills and trusts will be 6 p.m. June 30 at the Pinnacle Club, 699 Broad St., Augusta. The event is free, but reservations are required. For information, call 279-6065.
Golden Harvest Food Bank is seeking volunteer groups of 10-20 people, ages 13-up, for Saturday help in sorting donated products. For information or to reserve a time, call Laurie Harmon at 736-1199, extension 208.
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.
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 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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