Georgia Democratic Party Chairman Bobby Kahn will be the guest speaker at a reception and monthly meeting of the Columbia County Democratic Party, at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Columbia County Government Complex Auditorium in Evans.
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking event from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Belair Conference Center, 4083 S. Belair Road. Nextel, sponsor of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, will be giving away a NASCAR Nextel Cup VIP weekend package for two to the Mountain Dew Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C. Admission to the chamber event is free. For more information, call 651-0018.
American Legion dinner
American Legion Post 192 in Evans is holding a pot-luck dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The price is $5, with takeout available. For information, call 863-8728 or 863-6549.
The Augusta Chapter of Embroider's Guild of America will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at First Alliance Church, 2801 Ingleside Drive, Augusta. For information, call 863-5159 or 855-7916.
Bible classes offered
Tuesday is the registration deadline for fall classes at the Augusta School of Biblical Studies, which begin Thursday. The classes are held at 2050 Walton Way (the Social Security building). For information, call 736-7711.
Phinizy Swamp Nature Park will present "Phinizy Through the Ages'' at 6 p.m. Thursday, with historical interpreter Bob Perry portraying a long-rifle woodsman and trapper from the mid-1700s. For information, call 828-2109.
Special ed advocates
The Georgia Learning Resources Service and Lutheran Services of Georgia will share information about their services at the meeting of the Columbia County Advocates for Special Education meeting, from 6 to 7:45 p.m Thursday at the Gibbs Memorial Library meeting room. For information, call 860-9222.
Columbia County Cares Inc. will hold a family spaghetti supper from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marvin United Methodist Church gymnasium. Meals cost $5 each, with a maximum cost of $20 per family. For information, call 541-2834.
Fort Gordon will observe Prisoner of War/Missing in Action recognition day at 10 a.m. Friday at the monument at Chamberlin Avenue and Kilbourne Street. For information, call 791-5139.
Friday is the postmark deadline for students signing up for the Oct. 23 ACT Assessment. The late-registration deadline is Oct. 1. College-bound high school seniors can get registration materials from their guidance counselors or register online at www.actstudent.org. For information, call 337-1028.
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church on Pleasant Home Road will hold a Time and Talent Weekend at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday and at 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.
Augusta State University professor Dr. Cathy Tugman will discuss her recent trip to Kenya at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at a meeting of the Augusta Chapter of the Sierra Club, at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Walton Way.
The ASU Continuing Education Division and KAPLAN will give a free practice test for the LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT and SAT at 2 p.m. Saturday in Galloway Hall. For more information, call (800) KAP-TEST or visit www.kaptest.com.
The National Association of Social Workers Augusta Unit will sponsor voter registration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mary Utley Center, 2024 Goldenrod St. For more information, call 863-6179.
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church in Evans will celebrate the 22nd anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Robert L. Ramsey, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Herman Bing, pastor of Carpentersville Baptist Church in North Augusta, will be the guest speaker. For information, call 860-7091.
The Augusta Museum of History will hold docent training classes from 9:30 a.m. to noon every Monday from Sept. 20 to Nov. 8. Docents will receive training equivalent to an advanced college course in American History, focusing on the history of Augusta and the CSRA. The deadline to register is noon Friday. For more information, call 722-8454.
The Augusta Alumni Chapter of Tuskegee University will sponsor a one-day bus trip for area high school students to Tuskegee University for open house, Oct. 2. The $35 fee includes bus fare, lunch and football tickets to the Tuskegee vs. Albany State game. The deadline to register is Saturday. For information, e-mail CSRAalumni@aol.com or call 771-2555 or 210-4168.
The CSRA Writers' meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. Writers needing a support group are invited to attend and bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued. For information, call 738-4114.
The 11th annual Camp Rainbow Benefit Open Horse Show will be Sept. 25 at the Hippodrome Horse Complex in North Augusta. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Spectator admission is free. For information, call 721-3957.
The Fort Gordon Octoberfest will open 5 p.m. Sept. 30 and continue through Oct. 3, with German music and food, carnival rides, a craft show, flea market, a car show and pony rides. Photo ID is required to enter Fort Gordon. For information, call 791-6779.
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church will hold a series of adult education programs on the second and fourth Sundays each month in the church's social hall on Pleasant Home Road. For information, call 863-4956.
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, 2869Central 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 KimEdgar Stripling at 278-1001.
The Butler High School class of 1974 is seeking classmates for its 30-year reunion, to be held Nov. 26 at the Julian Smith Barbecue Pit and Nov. 27 at the Augusta Towers Hotel and Convention Center on Perimeter Parkway. For information, call (803) 819-9205.
Pink Ribbon Run
The American Breast Cancer Association's Pink Ribbon Run will begin with registration 8:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at Lake Olmstead park. The deadline for early registration is Sept. 27. For information, call 860-8127 or 228-4499.
Spaces are available for crafters at the Oct. 2 Oliver Hardy Festival in Harlem. For information, call 556-0401.
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