The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a one-day boating safety course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and May 26 at Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue headquarters, 3910 Desoto Drive in Martinez. Cost is $35 for individuals or $50 for families. For information, call (864) 391-2170, or e-mail email@example.com.
The Augusta State University Conservatory Jazz Band will present Various Jazz Styles at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at ASU. Admission is free.
Quartet to sing
The Proclaimers Quartet from Columbus, Ga., will perform in concert at 6 p.m. Saturday at Bellevue Chapel at Bellevue Memorial Gardens, 4501 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown. The gospel sing is sponsored by Bible Fellowship Church. For information, call (706) 651-1971.
The Greater Augusta Youth Orchestras will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University. Admission is free. For information, call (706) 731-7971.
Harlem Drama will perform the musical Grease in a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis at 7 p.m. May 2-4, and at 3 p.m. May 5, at the high school. For information, call (706) 556-5980, ext. 227.
University Health Care System will sponsor the third annual Pops! Under the Stars at 6:30 p.m. May 5 at the Evans campus of University Health Care System, 447 N. Belair Road. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available. For information, go to www.augustasymphony.org, or call (706) 826-4705.
Art in the Park
Columbia County Arts Inc., will hold the second annual Art in the Park reception and festival May 4-5 at the Columbia County Library and Memorial Gardens in Evans. For information, go to www.columbiacountyarts.org.
The annual Israel Experience will be from 1-4 p.m. May 7 at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, 898 Weinberger Way in Evans, with art, food and other Israeli cultural items and a petting zoo. Admission is free.
John Klement and other members of Boy Scout Troop 615 are holding a book drive to benefit Heritage Academy and Friends of Columbia County Libraries, collecting new and used books through Saturday.
Drop-off receptacles will be available at Wesley United Methodist Church, Greenbrier elementary, middle and high schools, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, the Columbia County Library in Evans and at the offices of The Columbia County News-Times.
The third annual Augusta Canal Sunset Cruise to benefit the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. May 4 at the Canal Interpretive Center at Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene St. in Augusta. Tickets cost $25 per person, and are available by calling (706) 738-5039.
An expo with more than 40 archery and outdoor items will be open Friday-Sunday at Wildwood Park during the Archery Shooter Association Pro-Am event. For information, call (706) 312-7191.
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