A new Marine Corps Motorcycle Association is forming in the Augusta area and is seeking members. The organization will support Marine Corps efforts in the Aiken-Augusta area, including Toys for Tots, the Wounded Warrior program and the Fisher House. For information, call Paul Brewer at (706) 854-1036, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will accept trees for recycling as fish habitat from Dec. 21 to Jan 8 at Riverside Middle School on Furys Ferry Road in Evans. Call (864) 333-1159.
Barnes and Noble Booksellers, at 1336 Augusta West Parkway, is collecting books for donation to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital through Jan. 1. Call Emily Dixon at (706) 860-2310.
Augusta area podiatrists are accepting donations of new and used shoes regardless of size and condition to be distributed to those in need. Donations may be brought to any local podiatrist's office through Jan. 4. For information, call Dr. Kent Kronowski at (706) 724-0586.
Coast Guard Auxiliary meets
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at El Valle Mexican Restaurant, in the West Town shopping center, in Martinez. For information, call John VanOsdol at (864) 391-2170.
A $500 scholarship is available to a Columbia County student from the Georgia Mining Association. Students who have applied to an accredited Georgia college or university may apply. Deadline is Feb. 28. Forms are available from school counselors or online at www.georgiamining.org. For information, call (478) 757-1211.
WWII vets sought
The Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society is seeking veterans of World War II for videotape interviews as part of the veterans history project. Volunteers to conduct the interviews also are needed. For information, call (706) 738-8242.
A fund has been set up to receive donations for Mary Jefferson, of Appling, who is awaiting a kidney transplant. Donations may be made to any Wachovia bank branch to the Mary Jefferson Kidney Transplant Fund, or mailed to Wachovia Bank, 4363 Washington Road, Evans, Ga., 30809.
Columbia County's libraries will be closed Dec. 26.
MCG Health Systems will present a free Alzheimer's lunch and learn family and caregiver session, "Clinical Diagnosis Dementias," from noon-1 p.m. Jan. 8 at the MCG Alumni Center, 919 15th St. Reservations are required by Jan. 4 by calling (706) 721-0609.
Harlem's Hands Up Outreach Ministries thrift shop, at 110 S. Hicks St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday each week. Free bread available. Donations of clothing, school supplies and other items also are welcome. For information, call (706) 556-2259.
The Maj. Gen. Ambrose Ransom Wright Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month 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.
The Rosemount Association holds a Bible study each Wednesday at noon at the Rosemount Association Building, on Burks Mountain Road, in Appling. For information, call the Rev. Alice Dunn at (706) 863-0413.
The Martinez-Evans Optimist Club meets at noon each Thursday at the Jones Creek Clubhouse. For information, call (706) 830-5730.
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