The annual A Day for Augusta State University fund drive will be today through Friday. For information, call 737-1444.
Monday at 5 p.m. is the deadline to register in time to vote in the Nov. 2 general election. For information, call the Columbia County Board of Elections Office at 868-3355.
American Legion Unit 192 in Evans is holding its annual Octoberfest dinner 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, featuring German food and a silent auction. The price is $5. For information, call Mo or Gabriele Barnett at 863-6549 or the Post at 863-8728.
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will hold its bimonthly breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 671 N. Belair Road, behind the Evans Kroger. The speaker will be Maj. Gen. Janet Hicks, the commanding general of Fort Gordon. Reservations are requested. For information, call 651-0018.
School board debate
Candidates for Columbia County school board elections will meet in a debate at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lakeside High School auditorium.
Boy Scout meeting
Boy Scout Troop 16 will hold an open house meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road. The troop is recruiting boys ages 11 though 17. For information, call 863-6270.
The Columbia County Recreation Department is seeking sponsors for its Halloween celebration at Patriots Park, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. Any business interested in passing out candy while advertising their business at the event is asked to call Stacie Adkins at 868-3458.
Donate for troops
Grovetown officials are collecting toiletries and other items to send to soldiers serving in Iraq. Items may be delivered during business hours to Grovetown City Hall, 103 Robinson Ave., through the end of October. For information, call 863-4576.
The Concerned Citizens of Columbia County will meet Thursday, Oct. 14, at First Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 6269 Cobbham Road. The meeting will have a representative from the Crime Watch Division of the sheriff's office and LouAnne Grove, a candidate for the Columbia County Board of Education. Future meeting dates will be Nov. 18 and Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. For information, call 309-9451.
Christian college fair
A Christian college fair will be held from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 in the gym at Augusta Christian Schools, 313 Baston Road, with a college financial-aid workshop in the school's Fine Arts Building from 7:30- 8:30 p.m. For more information call 863-2905, ext. 137, 863-2905, ext. 136,or visit www.naccap.org.
The Columbia County Association of Educators and Georgia Association of Educators will hold a forum 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Columbia County Government Complex Auditorium in Evans. Candidates seeking state and national office will receive five minutes each for comments. For information, call 651-9206.
A Hallelujah for Health Benefit will be held 7 p.m. at the Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel at Paine College on Oct. 23. The event will include song and praise from various choirs. Admission is free. For information, call 828-2396.
The ACT will be held Oct. 23. College-bound high school seniors can get registration materials from their guidance counselors or visit www.actstudent.org. For information, call 337-1028.
First Baptist Church of Evans will hold its annual Trunk or Treat and Great Pumpkin Party from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 23. For information, call 868-1354.
Hephzibah High School's class of 1984 is planning its 20-year reunion Oct. 15
and 16. For information, contact Thomas Self at 592-4634, or Kim Edgar 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.
A family fall festival will be 5-10 p.m. Oct. 23 at Mistletoe State Park in Winfield. There will be music, a pumpkin scavenger hunt, apple bobbing, hayrides and more. The cost is $5 per vehicle and free to camping and cottage guests. For information, call 541-0321.
The 28th annual Greater Augusta Stamp Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Guesthouse International Inn, 3023 Washington Road, in Augusta. The show will commemorate the 200th anniversary death of George Walton of Meadow Gardens. Admission is free. For information, call 798-6695.
Free jazz concert
The Augusta State Conservatory Jazz Band will hold a free jazz concert 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the ASU Performing Arts Center. For information, call 731-7971.
The Augusta Canal will hold a Halloween trick-or-treat inside the Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St. 6 p.m. Oct. 28-29 with a 45 minute tour on the Petersburg boat at 6:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged for both children and their chaperones. Advance tickets are $8, $10 on the nights of the cruise (if available). For tickets call (706) 823-0440, ext. 4.
The fall conference of Georgia Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People will be Oct. 29-30 at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel and Conference Center. For information, call 738-2796.
Glory Productions Theatre presents, The Book of Life and The Books, at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at Calvary Deliverance Evangelistic Church, 844 Scott Nixon Memorial Drive, in Martinez. Admission is free. For information, call 869-8187.
A fall festival and silent auction will be held from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 5-6 at Augusta Christian Schools, 313 Baston Road in Martinez. There will be a silent auction dessert preview in the school gymnasium to view items such as cars, vacation home packages and more. For information, call 863-2905, ext. 100.
The American Cancer Society will hold a six hour session for people with cancer, their family and friends, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at First Baptist Church of Augusta on Walton Way. Participants will learn about cancer diagnosis, treatment, side effects, nutrition, exercise, stress management and more.
The Artists Guild of Columbia County will present its first art exhibition, Art in the Barn, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 13 in the barn at Riverwood Plantation, 5123 Riverwood Parkway, Evans. The event will feature a wine tasting, silent auction and displays from local artists in various media. Tickets at $5. For information, call 854-8974.
Tombonist Wycliffe Gordon will give away several scholarships for area student artists. Students interested in applying for scholarships can visit www.WycliffeGordon.com. Deadline for submission is Nov. 12. For information, call 651-8712.
Signal symposium 2004
The annual Signal Regimental Symposium at Fort Gordon will be Nov. 29-Dec. 3. The theme, "LandWarNet-Networking the Force in the Joint Fight." The conference will includes an exhibit building with more than 150 information technology companies represented. For information, call 791-7800 or write firstname.lastname@example.org or www.gordon.army.mil.
Piedmont Hospital next year will celebrate 100 years and hold a nursing school graduate reunion. Reunion activities for nursing school alumni are scheduled for June 10-12 at the Sheraton Midtown Atlanta Hotel at Colony Square. For information, call 605-3404.
Classmates from the Academy of Richmond County Class of 1958 are being sought. For information, call 863-4816 or 860-9596.
The Art Factory is holding a series of fine-art classes. For information, call 731-0008.
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church holds 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.
Peace officers course
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 is $2,850, and the HOPE scholarship 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 will be held at the East Georgia Regional Police Academy in Blythe. For information, call 541-2856 or 592-1518.
Girl Stitches from the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, little sweaters and hats for babies in need. The items will be donated to hospitals all over the country. Patterns are available and donated yard is appreciated. For information, call toll free (866) 472-6903.
Girl Scout troops are organizing for girls ages 5-11, and Studio 2B groups are organizing for girls 11-17. The council is also looking for leaders, 18 and over For information, call 774-0505.
The Augusta School of Ballet Evans branch, at the Ballroom Dance Center on Evans to Locks Road, is offering 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 from 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.
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.
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 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.
Foster homes sought
Georgia Safe Therapeutic Foster Care is seeking foster homes for at-risk children and teens. For information, call 210-3435.
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.
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 and up, for Saturday help in sorting donated products. For information or to reserve a time, call Laurie Harmon at 736-1199, ext. 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.
A peer support group for people with hepatitis C meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Adult Education Building at Lakemont Presbyterian Church, 1000 Bluebird Road, in Augusta. For more information, call 863-3216 or write email@example.com.
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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