The public is invited to nominate candidates for the Columbia County Arts Inc.'s third annual Individual Artist award, given to a living Columbia County artist who has dedicated himself or herself to excellence, growth, support and availability of the arts in Columbia County.
The deadline is Aug. 20. Forms are available at a href="http://www.columbiacountyarts.org">www.columbiacountyarts.org, or by calling (706) 650-2527.
Keep Columbia County Beautiful and Waste Management have set up phone book recycling bins in the Government Center, in Evans, at Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue headquarters on Desoto Drive, in Martinez, and at the fire stations on Furys Ferry Road, Oakley Pirkle Road and William Few Parkway. For information, call (706) 312-7191, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk for Autism is accepting scholarship applications through Sunday to help pay for applied behavioral analysis or Relationship Development Intervention home-based therapy programs.
For information, call Julie Prescott at (706) 547-6259, or e-mail email@example.com.
Happy Tails Rescue will hold a Feline Feista cat adoption from 6-9 p.m. Friday and July 27 at Superpetz on Bobby Jones Expressway, and a fund-raising car wash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Auto Zone at Columbia and Belair roads. For information, call Barbara Gleitsmann at (706) 836-2708.
The MCG Children's Medical Center Movies Under the Stars series moves to Columbia County's amphitheater with Goonies on Friday, Ice Age on July 20 and Night at the Museum on July 22.
Movies begin at dusk. Tickets cost $1, and proceeds benefit the Children's Medical Center. For information, call (706) 721-4004, or go to www.mcghealth.org/kids.
CSRA Writers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. For information, call Steve Fox at (706) 836-7315.
A Baby Signs introductory parent workshop will be held from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. July 19 at Wesley United Methodist Church, in Evans. The Sign, Say and Play class will be held from 10:15-11 a.m. on Tuesdays until Aug. 28. For information, call (706) 721-7606, or go to mcghealth.org/kids.
Seigler's Karate, 4471 Columbia Road, Suite A3, in Martinez, will hold a free self-defense seminar for adults at 6:30 p.m. July 20. Registration is required. Call (706) 855-5685.
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, at 703 Furys Ferry Road, in Evans, will hold a Back to School Revival at 7 p.m. July 23-25, with the Rev. Terrance Albrenton, the youth minister at Elizabeth Baptist Church, in Atlanta, as guest speaker. For information, call (706) 860-7091.
The MCG Children's Medical Center will hold a Baby Safety Shower for new or expecting mothers and guests from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21 at the center's conference center. Call (706) 721-7606, or go to www.MCGHealth.org/safekids.
The CSRA Parkinson Support Group will hold a summer celebration dinner at 6 p.m. July 24 at St. John Towers dining room, 724 Greene St., Augusta. Robert Symms will provide entertainment.For information, call (706) 855-7690.
The Community Foundation for the CSRA is accepting applications through July 31 for the 2007 Unrestricted Grants Program, for 501 (c)(3) organizations serving Columbia, Burke, Richmond, McDuffie, Aiken and Edgefield counties. For information, go to www.cfcsra.org or call (706) 724-1314.
Columbia County's Summertime on the Canal festival will be held from 4-11 p.m. Aug. 3, with an outdoor festival and indoor craft show at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, a rubber duck race at 8 p.m. and a concert at 9 p.m. Admission is free. For information, go to www.columbiacountyga.gov, or call (706) 312-7194.
The South Carolina State Park Service is accepting applications through Oct. 31 for its 11th annual artist-in-residence program, in which artists receive a week at the park of their choice in 2008 in exchange for a piece of artwork. For information, call Lori Tarnowski-Hannah at (864) 878-9813, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golden Harvest Food Bank is seeking volunteers to help sort donations in the warehouse. For information, call (706) 736-1199.
The Maj. Gen. Ambrose Ransom Wright Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet at 6 p.m. on July 24 in the private dining room of the Side Track Bar and Grill, at 4027 Washington Road. For information, call (706) 863-7172, or go to www.geocities.com/scv1914/home.
Safe Kids East Central Georgia is seeking volunteers to help with events such as car seat and bicycle checks, and to lead programs that teach safety to children and teens. Training is provided.For information, call (706) 721-7606.
The Breast Health Center Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the Columbia County Health Department, in Evans, on Aug. 15, Oct. 10 and Dec. 12. Appointments are required.
For information, call (706) 868-3330.
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