The West Acres Baptist Church Bikers Club is seeking motorcyclists to join a ride to Petersburg, Ky., to take a donation to the Answers In Genesis ministry's Creation Museum. The ride begins 6:30 a.m. Friday at the church, and riders expect to return Sunday afternoon. For more information, call Joe Rich at 860-9483.
The Indo-American Cultural Association will hold its annual India Day celebration 4-8:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theater at Augusta State University. For information, call Geeta Talukdar at 868-7933.
The Augusta-Aiken chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management will meet 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta. Cost is $15 per person and pre-registration is required. For information, call 481-7457.
Augusta Technical College is sponsoring a free workshop on OSHA Safety and Health Management Systems for small- and medium-sized employers 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in Building 600, room 612. For information call (256) 831-3139.
Stevens Creek Community Church will hold Creative Worship Conference 2004 with a concert by Charlie Hall at 7 p.m. Friday , and the conference 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday . For information, call 863-7002.
Understanding Your Teen-ager will be presented 6:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way. The speaker will be Duffy Robins, chairman of the youth ministry department at Eastern College in St. Davids, Pa. For information, call 733-2236, extension 204.
The Georgia Transplant Foundation will hold a conference for organ transplant candidates, donors, recipients and family members 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center. For information, call 1 (866) 428-9411.
Glennwood Association Inc. will hold a fund-raiser for the late William Guy Children's Trust fund 12-6 p.m. Saturday at Glennwood Pool on Belair Road in Evans. For more information, call 855-1390.
Pretty Hat Tea
The Sisterhood Ministry of Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church will present the Third Annual Pretty Hat Tea 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Gordon Club at Fort Gordon. For information, call 860-7091.
The Augusta Jewish Community Center will present a class "The Hidden Genius of the Torah" 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 898 Weinberger Way. For more information, call 228-3636.
The Columbia County Retired Educators Association will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Buffet Bar on Washington Road in Evans, behind Dunkin' Donuts. Dr. Beverly Roberts, GREA District Director, will be the speaker.
The Augusta Humane Society will hold a registration for dog obedience and puppy socialization courses at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Julian Smith Casino. The cost is $50 for 12 weeks and $40 for 8 weeks. Owners should not bring their dogs, but are advised to bring proof of their pets' vaccinations. For more information, call 736-0186.
Women's equality day
Fort Gordon will observe Women's Equality Day with a breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday at the Gordon Club's Victoria Room. The speaker will be Georgia Supreme Court Judge Yvette Miller. For information, call 791-4551 by Monday .
The Masters Cat Club will sponsor a cat show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Riverview Park in North Augusta. More than 200 purebred cats are expected to compete in this year's show. For more information, call 650-2215.
The American Red Cross of Augusta will offer a babysitter's training course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Fort Gordon Child Development Center for individuals ages 11 to 15. For further information, call 724-8481.
Military appreciation day
First Mt. Carmel Baptist Church of Appling will host Military Appreciation Day for all branches of Armed Forces 10 a.m. Aug. 29. All active and non-active military are invited; active duty should wear BDUs or DCUs. Dinner will be served. For information, call 541-0711.
The Bible Cathedral, 1116 Furys Ferry Road, will hold its 20th anniversary 10:30 a.m. Aug. 29. A celebration dinner in the new Christian Life Center and a gospel concert will follow after the service. For information, call 863-7090.
USDA seeks names
Farmers and other agricultural producers are urged to nominate local producers to serve on USDA's Farm Service Agency County Committees. Producers can submit nomination forms to FSA through Sept. 3. This year elections will take place in Local Administrative Areas 2 and 3. For more information, visit http://forms.sc.egov.usda.gov/eforms/mainser vlet.
Law enforcement academy
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will offer a Citizens Law Enforcement Academy course for anyone 18 or older who is interested in learning about the Sheriff's Office. The free nine weeks course will be held every Thursday beginning Sept. 9. Participants will be given an insight to the everyday operations of the Sheriff's Office as well as firearms training, which includes live fire on the Sheriff's Office Shooting Range. For information, call Community Services at 541-2856.
The Augusta Chapter of Embroider's Guild of America will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at First Alliance Church, 2801 Ingleside Drive, Augusta. This month's program, Counted Band Sampler on Linen. Guests are welcomed. For more information, call 863-5159 or 855-7916.
The St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church on Pleasant Home Road in Augusta will play host to "Time and Talent Weekend" a the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Sept. 18 and the 8 a.m., 9:30 p.m. 12:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Masses on Sept. 19 in the Parish Social Hall. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 863-2363.
The Clifford Presbyterian Church will hold a Fall Bazaar, White Elephant and bake sale 8 a.m. Oct. 2 at 2525 Lumpkin Road in the parking lot.
Girl Scout troops are organizing for girls 5-11, and Studio 2B groups are organizing for girls 11-17. For information, call 774-0505.
The Augusta School of Ballet Evans branch, located at the Ballroom Dance Center on Evans-to-Locks Road, will offer an adult class and a Grade 1 class for 8-year-olds, and classes for children ages 3-7. All classes are taught by former Augusta Ballet principal dancer Julia Morgan. For information, call 733-5511.
Augusta Children's Ringers rehearse 3:45-4:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Westside Baptist Church Educational Building, 261 Flowing Wells Road. The community bell and chime choir is seeking children in grades 4-7 to participate. For information, call 306-5247.
Spaces are available for crafters at the Oct. 2 Oliver Hardy Festival in Harlem. For information, call 556-0401.
The CSRA Parkinson Disease Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Tower's dining room, 724 Greene St. Lanelle Lovette, RN, will present a program on home health care. For information, call 855-7690.
Child safety seminar
A seminar on child passenger safety for child-care providers will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road. Cost is $5, and the class offers two hours of continuing education credit. For information, call 721-5437.
Peace Officer's Course
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will sponsor a Basic Peace Officer's course through the East Georgia Regional Police Academy for anyone interested in becoming a certified law enforcement officer. The cost of the training is $2,850, and the HOPE Grant may be available.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have no criminal record.
Classes are set to begin in the fall and will be held at the East Georgia Regional Police Academy in Blythe.
For more information, call 541-2856 or 592-1518.
Volunteers from the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy will lead a 2.5-mile walk through Phinizy Swamp starting at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 4. For information, call 828-2109.
Bins are available for newspaper recycling at the following locations in Columbia County: South Columbia, Grovetown, Bel Air, Evans, Riverside, Brookwood, North Columbia, North Harlem, Stevens Creek and Greenbrier elementary schools; Evans High School; St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church; Marvin and Wesley United Methodist churches; and Church of the Holy Comforter at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. For information and other recycling locations, call Metro Augusta and Columbia County Clean and Beautiful at 261-4390.
The JDFR Family Network is available to families of children with Type 1 diabetes. For information, call 733-2034.
Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church will hold a community-wide women's event, Journey of a Godly Woman, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11. Tickets are $10, and the registration deadline is Aug. 27. For information, call 738-8822.
Paratroopers who trained at Camp Toccoa and Currahee Mountain are invited to a reunion Oct. 8-10 in Toccoa. For information, call (706) 886-2132.
Glenn Hills High School class of 1972 will hold its 50th reunion Sept. 4. For information, call 863-3703.
The T.W. Josey High School class of 1985 is holding monthly reunion planning meetings at 6 p.m. each third Saturday at the Naval Marine Reserve Center, 2869 Central Avenue. For information, call 733-5810.
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.
Georgia-Carolina Toastmasters meets at noon Wednesdays at The Clubhouse, 2527 Washington Road, Augusta. For information, call 854-0090.
The Columbia County Unit of the Georgia Forestry Commission is accepting orders for tree seedlings for the 2004-05 planting season. For a list of prices and availability, call 556-3962.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives, SCORE, provides counseling and mentoring to business people who are starting up or expanding a business. There is no charge for services. For information, call 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, 793-9998.
The Junior League of Augusta is accepting applications from CSRA non-profit agencies for community enabling grants to be awarded in November. The deadline is Sept. 10. For information, call 736-0033.
Foster homes sought
Georgia SAFE Therapeutic Foster Care is seeking foster homes for at-risk children and teens. For information, call 210-3435.
Science Center camp
The National Science Center's Fort Discovery is holding summer camps for grades 3-6. For information, call Lisa Golden at 821-0646.
A social dance group meets each week at A World of Dance studio, 3497 Wheeler Road, Augusta, for dance lessons and practice. For information, call 650-2396.
Walk for autism
Walk for Autism-Augusta and Kids Care Connections will hold a Walk for Autism 10 a.m. Sept. 25 at Riverwalk Augusta, to raise money for autistic families. For information, call 863-8443.
The newly formed CSRA Harbour Lights lighthouse collectors club is seeking members. For information, call 863-1970.
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.
Six Flags tickets
Half-price Six Flags coupons are available from the Columbia County 4-H office in the Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 B Evans to Locks Road, Martinez. For information, call 868-3413.
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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