Applications for Youth Leadership Columbia County are available for programs for rising 10th- and 11th-grade students who reside in Columbia County. For information, call Terra Carroll at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce at 651-0018.
Happy Tails dog and puppy obedience classes are being scheduled for March and April. For details, call Superpetz at 855-9787.
During Masters Week, the Augusta Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau will offer three guided driving historical tours of Augusta. The tour also includes admittance into Augusta's Museum of History.
Tours depart from the Augusta Visitor Information Center inside the Augusta Museum of History at 560 Reynolds St. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The tours are offered on the following days and times: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and April 7; and 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 9. For information, call 724-4067.
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road in Evans, will give away free produce to needy families at 9:30 a.m. April 9. For information, call Earl Richardson at 796-4975 during the day, and 210-1984 evenings.
The annual parent-child bank-fishing rodeo will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 at Mistletoe State Park in Appling. Parents and children can compete for prizes from the banks of Thurmond Lake. The cost is $5 and $2 for parking. For information, call 541-0321.
Meet and greet
Greyhound Lifesavers will hold a meet and greet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 at PETsMART on Whiskey Road in Aiken. For information, visit www.greyhoundlifesavers.org or call Jeanne McGee at 796-1708.
Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion Church, 1237 Summer St. in Augusta, will hold a U.S. rally at 3 p.m. April 10. For information, call the Rev. Alton R. Pegues at 722-8586.
A game night with desserts will be held at 7 p.m. April 11 at Harlem United Methodist Church. The cost is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. For information, call Julia Prather at 556-6707.
Senior tax help
AARP Tax-Aide offers free help for senior citizens in preparing their tax returns. Walk-in consultations are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Tuesday through April 12 at the Columbia County Senior Center, 5913 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown, and at the Gibbs Library, 325 N. Belair Road, Evans. For information, call Bill Kozel, 210-3048.
The Columbia County Extension Service will hold a lunch seminar from 12:10 to 12:45 p.m. in the auditorium at the Government Complex, on Ronald Reagan Drive in Evans. The topic of discussion will be Using Native Plants. For information, call 868-3413.
The Augusta Museum of History will present its next monthly Brown Bag History Series at noon April 13. The speaker will be Milledge Murray. His lecture is on Augusta's early baseball history. The program is free to members and $3 for non-members. Reservations are required and must be made by April 12. For information, call 722-8454.
The Augusta Metro Federal Credit Union will sponsor a scholarship contest for members who are high school seniors graduating in 2005 and entering an institution of higher education in the 2005-06 school year. To pick up an application or apply for membership visit any Augusta Metro branch or visit www.augustametrofcu.org. Deadline for applications is April 15. For information, call Cathy Gilbert at 796-8140, ext. 143.
The Augusta Coin Club will issue a commemorative token for the spring 2005 Coin Show on April 15-16 at the Guest House Inn in Augusta. For information, go to augustacoinclub.com or call 829-5484.
Car and bike show
West Acre Baptist Church at Gibbs Road will hold a car and bike show April 16. Registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and an awards show will be at 3 p.m. Lunch will be available. The registration fee is $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. For information, call 860-6573.
Call for artists
The Greater Augusta Arts Council, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is seeking artists and crafters to participate in the second annual Thurmond Lake Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16. The fee for artists and crafters is $30. For information, visit www.CraftLister.com or call 826-4723, ext. 1.
The Make-a-Wish Foundation will hold its first annual Walk for Wishes at 11 a.m. April 16 at the Augusta Canal. For information, call Angela Hillesland at 650-9999.
Kids' Earth Day
The Kids' Earth Day 2005 event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at Lions Memorial Field in North Augusta. For information, visit www.northaugusta.net or Kim Newell at (803) 641-7670, Sarita Berry, (803) 557-8124.
The Hospice Foundation of America's 12th annual Living with Grief: Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life teleconference and panel discussion will be held the Medical College of Georgia's Greenblatt Library April 20. Registration will be held at 11:30 a.m. Cokie Roberts, of ABC News, will be the moderator. The cost is $10, which will include a companion book and lunch. Continuing education credits are available for the conference for $25. The deadline to make reservations is April 1. For information, call 721-1123 or 721-2929.
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