Children ages 5 and older are invited to learn about aquatic life at Reed Creek Park 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The session is free, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Call (706) 210-4027 to register.
The Columbia County Extension Service will hold a lunchtime training session at noon Thursday, "Tree root protection during construction activities," at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Education credits are available. For information, call the Extension office at (706) 863-3413.
The Georgia Real Estate Investors Association, a nonprofit group that discusses and shares information on local market and sales conditions, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Evans Library on North Belair Road. Visitors are welcome, and $10 admission includes food and drinks. Call Scott Woodhams at (706) 394-7653.
Dr. Mark Barnes will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the Augusta Archaeological Society at 8 p.m. Thursday at Famous Dave's Restaurant, 2821 Washington Road. The meeting is free.
Buddy Greene will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Martinez Bible Chapel on Columbia Road in Martinez. Admission is free.
Carol Jackson, 4-H program assistant and "The Bat Lady," will present a free program on bats from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Friday at Reed Creek Park. For information, call (706) 210-4027.
Friday is the deadline for reservations for the 5:30 p.m. April 24 meeting of the International Association of Administrative Professionals at the Columbia County Government Complex Auditorium in Evans. Dinner costs $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers, with catering by The Garlic Clove. the speaker will be Helen Blocker-Adams. For reservations, call Rebecca Hicks at (706) 312-7512.
Lewiston Elementary School will hold its spring carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with rides, games, food, a silent auction and Mother's Day shopping. Armbands cost $15, with individual game tickets for 50 cents, and are available in advance or at the carnival.
Church yard sale
First Baptist Church of Evans will hold its communitywide yard and craft sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with proceeds supporting youth missions and summer camp. To reserve a space, call (706) 863-1228, or e-mail Michelle Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Columbia County's Earth Day celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Reed Creek Park off Furys Ferry Road behind Zaxby's. For information, go to www.columbia countyga.gov, or call (706) 312-7195.
AARP Tax Aide is offering free tax preparation and e-filing for seniors and middle- and low-income residents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Columbia County Library, (706) 863-1946; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays at the Euchee Creek Library, (706) 556-0594; and by appointment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the H2U building of Doctors Hospital, (706) 651-6716.
A spring bazaar will be held at Marvin United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26, with spaces available to crafters for $25. Table rentals are $5 each. For information, call Karen at (706) 309-9522 or Judy at (706) 860-1639.
CSRA Writers will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 21 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. Writers needing a support group are invited to bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued. For information, call Steve Fox at (706) 836-7315.
Sessions on wildflower identification are held weekdays through May 9 as requested, led by naturalist Dr. John Graham. Call (706) 868-0296, or e-mail email@example.com.
The annual Fort Gordon Sergeants Major Association scholarship essay competition will be held through May 31, with three $500 scholarships available to Augusta-area high school graduates who do not need to be affiliated with the military to apply. Applications are available from Army Community Services, Room 224, Darling Hall, on Chamberlain Avenue or online at www.sergeantsmajor.com at SMA Essay Competition. Call Command Sgt. Maj. Arthur Washington at (706) 791-2519.
Cedar Ridge Elementary School is seeking vendors for its spring carnival, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3. Spaces are available for $20. For information, call (706) 394-6771.
The spring camp meeting at White Oak United Methodist Campground, on White Oak Road near the McDuffie County line, will be held Friday-Sunday, with services at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Martha Forrest.
Safe Kids East Central Georgia and MCGHealth Children's Medical Center will conduct free child car seat checks from 1-4:30 p.m. April 23 at Babies "R" Us in the Mullins Crossing Shopping Center, in Evans. Call (706) 721-7606 or go to mcghealth.org.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will hold the Great Strides Walk with check-in at 8:30 a.m. April 26, and the walk at 9:30 a.m., at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. For information, go to greatstrides.cff.org.
Regency Hospice of Augusta is seeking volunteers within a 60-mile radius. Call Kimberly Brown at (706) 868-4422.
Vendors are being sought for the Grovetown Heritage Festival from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 26. For information, call (706) 863-1867, or (706) 868-5904.
New Hope Christian School, at 715 S. Old Belair Road, is holding registration for its prekindergarten program. Classes are available through eighth grade. Call (706) 868-7249, ext. 43.
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