Traffic on Hardy-McManus Road may be delayed through Wednesday while the street is repaved. Columbia County construction officials recommend motorists take an alternate route or allow additional time for commuting.
There will be a yard, bake and art sale, toy drive and car wash from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Stratford Clubhouse on Aylesbury Drive, off Hardy-McManus Road. The event is a fund-raiser for Child Enrichment Inc. For information, call 210-5406.
The Augustango Club will hold An Afternoon in Buenos Aires dance from 3:30 to 7 p.m. today at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Admission is free, but contributions are welcome. For information, call 736-6670.
Participants interested in entering exhibits for the Merchants Association of Columbia County Fall Fair must submit all entries from 4-7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For information, visit www.co.columbia.ga.us or call 868-3413.
The October meeting of the Harlem City Council has been changed to 7 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. For information, call 556-3448.
North Harlem Elementary will hold its third annual basket auction and chili dinner Tuesday. Dinner and basket-bidding will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost for dinner is $5 for adults and children 3 and older; children younger than 3 eat free. For information, call 556-5997.
Gardening at lunch
The Columbia County Extension Service will hold a lunch seminar from 12:10 to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium at the Government Complex in Evans. The topic will be "Attractive Vegetable Gardens." Bring a sack lunch; admission is free. For information, call 868-3413.
Vendors are being sought for Grovetown's inaugural Community Yard and Craft Sale, which will be 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Liberty Park. For information, call 855-6464.
Sierra club meeting
A The Sierra club will meet 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Unitarian-Universalist Church, Walton Way Extension. Lori Brewster, Corps of Engineers, will present a slide show, Working as a Marine Resources Peace Corps Volunteer in Micronesia. For information, call 737-1539 or 650-8314.
Art of chocolate
Child Enrichmnent, Inc., The Shelter, CASA, and Child Advocacy Center for Abused Children presents the ninth annual art of chocolate 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Pullman Hall, 560 Walton Way, Augusta. There will be culinary delights, live music and deserts by the area's finest chefs. Black tie is optional. Tickets $50. For information, call 737-4631.
Neighborhood collections of non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the 10th annual It's Spooky to be Hungry food drive will be Oct. 23 on Make a Difference Day. For information, call 863-5863.
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.
The Parkinson Disease Support Group will hold its 2004 Parkinson Walk "Trackin' Down A Cure" 9 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Family Y on Wheeler Road. Registration will be held from 8-8:45 a.m. For information, call 738-2679.
Chamber networking event
Columbia County's Chamber of Commerce will hold its "SuCCEss Columbia County Style" networking event 5-7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Jim Whitehead Tire and Auto, 4432 Washington Road, Evans. For information, call 651-0018.
Veteran's Day Concert
A concert honoring Veterans will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, featuring Rich Brasco and the Savannah River Winds. The concert will be held at the North Augusta High School Auditorium, 2000 Knobcone Avenue, North Augusta. Concert admission is free. Donations will be accepted. Sponsorships in honor or memory of individual veterans are available for $10. Proceeds will benefit veteran's groups and the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council. For information, call Ken Smith at 442-7588.
Veterans's Day celebration
Lakeside Middle School will hold "A Celebration of Everyday Heroes" Nov. 11, with a program of patriotic music. For information, call 855-6900.
International trombone sensation Wycliffe Gordon will give away several scholarships for CSRA student artists. Students interested in applying for scholarships can visit www.WycliffeGordon.com. Deadline for submission is Nov. 12. For information, call 651-8712.
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.
The annual Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Pre-Legislative Breakfast will be at 7:3- a.m. Nov. 18 at the Belair Conference Center, 4083 S. Belair Road. For information, call 651-0018
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.
Signal symposium 2004
The annual Signal Regimental Symposium at Fort Gordon will be held 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.
Breast cancer support group
The MCG Breast Cancer Support Group will meet on the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the mammography area, MCG Breast Health Services, on the first floor, MCG Medical Center. For information, call 721-0246 or 721-1466.
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.
Peace officers 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 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 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 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, located 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.
The University Toastmasters Club 9083 will hold its monthly meetings 5:45 p.m. in classroom three, University Hospital, every first and third Thursday. Meetings are designed for anyone interested in developing their communication and leadership skills. For information, call 774-5843.
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.
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 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.
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-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.
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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