Grovetown Masonic Lodge 730 is holding a school supply drive, with a collection box at Grovetown City Hall.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy will begin Sept. 10 and last for 10 Thursday evenings. It is open to county residents 18 and older. Call (706) 541-2856.
Vendor spaces are available for the second annual Sportsman's Festival at Wildwood Park on Sept. 5. Call Jeb Bell at (706) 541-3761 or e-mail email@example.com.
Reed Creek Park will hold an animal identification event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday; a preschool nature walk from 10-11 a.m. Thursday; and insect investigations from 10-11 a.m. Aug. 29. Call (706) 210-4027.
Sharon Baptist Church, in Winfield, will celebrate its 210th anniversary today, with a service at 11 a.m. followed by a covered-dish dinner in the fellowship hall. Call Jean Kelly at (706) 541-1532 or the Rev. Andy Collins at (706) 835-0454.
Harlem City Council's work session, normally scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, has been changed to 6:30 p.m.; the council meeting follows at 7 at City Hall, 320 N. Louisville St.
CSRA Writers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Borders Books, Music, Movies, and Cafe, 257 Robert C. Daniel, Jr. Parkway. Call Steve Fox at (706) 836-7315.
Columbia County Choral Society will hold guest night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Evans, Belair at Washington roads. Guests may join in practice without committing.
Columbia County Community Collaborative will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Security Federal Bank, Evans-to-Locks Road at Town Center Drive, Evans. Call (706) 556-0609.
Greenbrier Middle School will hold "Follow the Schedule" night for parents and students from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. For information, call (706) 650-6080.
A workshop for Columbia County applicants for grants from the fiscal year 2010 Grassroots Arts Program will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Augusta-Richmond County Library on Greene Street, Augusta. For information, call (706) 826-4702, extension 2.
Dr. Jason McRae of the Southern Health and Wellness Center will present a free program on getting rid of belly fat at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Earth Fare, 368 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez.
The Augusta office of the Alzheimer's Association will hold a free workshop, "Know the 10 Signs - Early Detection Matters," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Elmcroft Assisted Living, 515 The Pass, Martinez. For information, call (706) 731-9060.
A wine and cheese tasting benefit for Child Enrichment will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Earth Fare, 368 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez. Tickets cost $10 each. For information, call (706) 288-3042.
The Augusta Newcomers Organization will hold a coffee for new members at 10 a.m. Thursday. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Laura Dobbins at (706) 354-6824.
Etc., 212 N. Louisville St., Harlem, will hold a Ladies Night Out jewelry-making party from 7-9 p.m. Friday. For information, call (706) 556-8000.
Georgia Secretary of State candidate Brian Kemp will be the guest speaker at the Columbia County Republican Party breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Cafe in Evans. Breakfast costs $6. For information, go to www.columbiacountyrepublicanparty.org, or call (706) 955-2012.
Evans author Eddie Hulsey will sign copies of his book, Defensive Handgun for the Armed Citizen , from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at American Sportsman, 4088 Washington Road, Martinez. Copies of the book will be available. For information, e-mail email@example.com.
The Masters Cat Club Cat Show will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Riverview Park Activity Center, North Augusta. For information, call (706) 650-2215 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table spaces are available for $15 for the Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church flea market and bake sale, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12. For information, call (706) 863-6795.
Tommy Hawk will present a program on the physical benefits of exercise for Parkinson's patients at the CSRA Parkinson Support Group meeting, 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the St. John Towers dining room, 724 Greene St. For information, call (706) 364-1662.
Training for volunteers for Child Enrichment's Court Appointed Special Adovates will begin Aug. 27. For information on becoming a volunteer, go to www.childenrichment.org, or call (706) 737-4631.
Augusta Animal Rescue Friends and Heartsong Animal Rescue will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. Aug. 28 at Mario's, in the Publix shopping center on Washington Road, Evans. Adult plates cost $7; children plates cost $4, and children under 3 eat free. For information, call (706) 860-9300.
The Augusta Training Shop will hold a benefit hard sale 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 28, and 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 29, at 1704 Jenkins St., Augusta. For information, go to www.augustatrainingshop.com, or call (706) 738-1358.
Mosaic United Methodist Church, on Industrial Park Drive across from Howard Lumber, will hold a children's program for ages 3 to fifth grade on Wednesdays from 6-:7:30 p.m. starting Sept. 2. Supper is provided. For information, e-mail email@example.com.
The Harlem Complete Counts Committee will hold a barbecue and sauce contest Sept 12 on the field adjacent to Harlem United Methodist Church, with cash prizes awarded. For information, go to www.harlemga.org, or call (706) 556-0043.
Columbia County's Animania Pet Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Memorial Garden behind the library in Evans. For information, go to www.columbiacountyga.gov, or call (706) 312-7191.
St. John United Methodist Church's summer lake ministry is held each Sunday at 8:45 a.m. through Aug. 30 at the church's Clarks Hill Lake site near Modoc, S.C., with non-denominational services led by area ministers and lay leaders. Visitors may drive to the church's camp off U.S. 28 (Furys Ferry Road) or come to the site by boat.
The Augusta Alzheimer's Association is recruiting teams and individuals to participate in Memory Walk 2009, which will be held Nov. 7. For information, call (706) 731-9060, or go to www.alz.org/georgia.
The Grovetown Senior Center is seeking volunteer, licensed drivers with their own vehicles to deliver meals to shut-ins in the Grovetown area. For information, call (706) 210-8699.
Keep Columbia County Beautiful is offering phonebook recycling bins until Aug. 31 at the Columbia County government center, Reed Creek Park, Blanchard Woods Park, Patriots Park and Blanchard Park. For information, call (706) 312-7195.
Gardening at Lunch
The Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch series continues at noon Sept. 2 with a program on composting. Future programs include Fragrant Shrubs, Oct. 7; Winter-blooming Plants, Nov. 11; and Gardening on a Shoestring, Dec. 2. For information, call (706) 868-3413.
University Health Care System will offer free blood tests for prostate health at area Lowe's stores, including 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 at Lowe's in Evans. For information, call (706) 828-2522.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta will hold its annual Golf Ball and Golf Tournament fundraisers Sept 13-14. For information, go to www.rmhcaugusta.com.
Regency Hospice is seeking volunteers. Training is provided. For information, call Nancy Browning at (706) 868-4422.
Applicants are being sought for the Rotary Club District 6920 exchange trip to India for four weeks starting after Christmas. Team members must be between the ages of 25-40, not be a Rotarian or family member of a Rotarian, not be a spouse of another team member and be a resident of the district including the Augusta area. For applications, go to http://rotarydistrict6920.net/GSE/Documents/GSETeam_member_application.pdf.
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