The Hearing Loss Association of Augusta meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday each month at Room 100 of the Adult Building of First Baptist Church of Augusta. For information, call Debbie Rish at (706) 650-2496, or send e-mail to email@example.com.
An Alzheimer's caregiver support group meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday each month at Brandon Wilde. For information, call (706) 854-3519.
University Hospital's breast-feeding class will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Babies R Us in Mullins Crossing. For information, call (706) 774-2825.
The Augusta Preparatory Day School Theatre Department will present Bat Boy: The Musical at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Hull Fine Arts Center, 285 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez. Tickets cost $10 for students, $12 for adult. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 194 in Lincolnton will hold a turkey shoot at 7 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Fairgrounds. Proceeds will go for veterans projects. For information, call (706) 359-3445.
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6445, 6423 Wrightsboro Road, Harlem, will hold a chicken dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $7. For information, call (706) 556-9194.
Susan Norris will be the speaker for Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church's second annual prayer event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church on Hereford Farm Road at Columbia Road. Reservations are required by calling (706) 863-6795.
The Augusta Newcomers Organization will hold a dinner at the Stratford Clubhouse for women and couples at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. A coffee will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 2 at the home of a member, and a luncheon will be held at the Pinnacle Club at 10 a.m. Feb. 18.
For information, e-mail email@example.com, or call Laura Dobbins at (706) 364-6824.
The Jordan River Foundation will hold a 5K run for adults and a mini-run for children ages 13 and younger Saturday at the Lakeside High School track. Cost is $20, and includes brunch. For information, call Amala Sarvepalli at (706) 877-0136, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 643 are holding a breakfast at Fatz Cafe in Evans from 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday to raise funds to attend the 2010 National Jamboree. Tickets cost $8 each and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the restaurant, or by contacting Tom Crow at email@example.com or (706) 860-5519.
Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services at University Hospital will conduct volunteer training Jan. 21-25. For information, call (706) 774-2746, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A volleyball basics clinic to benefit the Lakeside Volleyball program will be held 2-4 p.m. Jan. 24 and 31 in the Lakeside High School gym. Cost is $30. For information, call (706) 650-8083.
The Columbia County Republican Party monthly breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 30 at Fatz Cafe, in Evans. Cost is $6. For information, go to www.columbiacountyrepublicanparty.org.
A Valentine sale to benefit When HELP Can't Wait, featuring seven vendors, will be held at the VFW on Gun Club Road, off Riverwatch Parkway in Augusta, from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 30. For information, call (706) 855-0715.
Scholarships are available to family members of Georgia Farm Bureau members who intend to attend a school in the University System of Georgia or Berry College and study agricultural or related fields. The deadline for applications is Feb. 26. For information, call the Columbia County office at (706) 556-6258, or go to www.gfb.org.
Craft and art classes, including quilting, sewing, crocheting and pottery, are being offered at Etc, 212 N. Louisville St., Harlem. Payment in advance is required to reserve space.
For information, call (706) 556-8000, or e-mail email@example.com.
Applications for annual math, science and engineering scholarships from the EnergySolutions Foundation are available for 10th-grade students. For information, go to www.energysolutionsfoundation.org.
Roee Elisha and Ghadeer Khoury will discuss water-sharing issues across borders in the Holy Land at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, off Furys Ferry Road in Evans. Admission is free. For information, call (706) 228-3636.
Enopion Theater Company will hold auditions for parts for four women and four men from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 1 and 4 for the musical Noah. Material for the audition is available at www.enopion.com. For information, call (706) 771-7777.
The Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch series will be held at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 3 with a program on pruning fruit trees and muscadines. Future programs include lawn care, March 3; insect and disease control in vegetable gardens, April 14; maintaining irrigation systems, May 5; and gardening for kids, June 2. For information, call county Extension Agent Charles Phillips at (706) 868-3413.
The Evans chapter of MOMS Club International will hold its second annual Preschool and Mom's Morning Out Fair from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Patriots Park gym. Representatives from area preschools and mother's morning out programs will be on hand to answer questions and distribute information to parents. Admission is free. Area preschools and Mom's Morning Out programs wishing to participate should e-mail Evans_moms@yahoo.com by Jan. 25.
5K walk, run
A 5K walk and run to benefit the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association will be held at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road, Evans. For information, go to www.chasingacureforeb.com.
Formally Yours, a high school student's program to collect prom gowns for students in need, will have donated dresses available for girls to choose from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 6 at Crossbridge Baptist Church. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Cross bash
The Augusta Red Cross 16th annual Boot Scoot Boogie Bash will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. For information, call (706) 724-8481, or go to www.arcaug.org.
The Women's Veterans Club is seeking new members. The group meets at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at Ryan's Family Steakhouse, 208 Bobby Jones Expressway, Martinez. Dues cost $24 per year. For information, call Garnet Brickey at (706) 210-7331, or April Starks at (706) 868-5601.
Night of White
The second annual Night of White benefit dinner and silent auction, with proceeds going to pediatric patients at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, will be held 7-10 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Pinnacle Club in Augusta. Tickets cost $50. For information, call (706) 650-6551.
The AARP Driver Safety classes for motorists age 50 and older will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8-9 at Patriots Park. Cost is $14, and AARP membership is not required. To register, call (706) 863-2865.
Zonya Foco will be the guest speaker at University Hospital's heart attack and stroke survivor dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Belair Conference Center. Space is limited to survivors and one guest each. Reservations are required by calling (706) 828-2502, or online at www.universityhealth.org/calendar.
North Harlem Elementary is seeking donations of empty printer cartridges and used cell phones for a recycling project. Items may be dropped off at the school on Fairview Drive or at Etc. of Harlem on Louisville Road. For information, call the school at (706) 556-5995.
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.
Regency Hospice is seeking volunteers. Training is provided. For information, call Nancy Browning at (706) 868-4422.
The Garden City Dulcimer Club is offering free dulcimer lessons. For information, call (706) 868-0120.
Happy Tails Rescue holds pet adoptions from 1-4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday at Tractor Supply, 596 Bobby Jones Expressway. For information, call (706) 955-0438.
Leah High search
The Columbia County Historical Society is seeking photos, information and artifacts related to the former Leah High School for inclusion in a historical display. For information, call Gary or Nancy Blanchard at (706) 541-0043.
Senior citizens ages 60-older are being sought to work 20 hours per week to help children read. Positions receive an hourly stipend and mileage reimbursement. For information, call Jackie Kennedy at the Senior Citizens Council at (706) 868-0120.
Dropped Stitches, a group at Washington Commons that knits blankets for hospitals and soldiers, is seeking donations of yarn from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily at the retirement community on Washington Commons Drive off Washington Road across from Club Car. For information, call Holley Howard at (706) 860-0402.
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.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a nonprofit weight-loss support group, meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Grovetown United Methodist Church, 206 E. Robinson Ave. For information, call (706) 863-0726.
Drop-off containers for plastics recycling, newspapers, office paper and cardboard are now available at the Columbia County Government Complex.
The Columbia County West Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. each Tuesday at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church on Columbia Road at Lewiston Road. For information, call Richard Swann at (706) 868-3559.
Hope Soap, a private, nonprofit agency that collects toiletries and packages and distributes them to area shelters, has collection sites in the community. Donations, particularly of personal-sized items from hotels, may be brought to The Columbia County News-Times, in the Publix shopping center on Washington Road, Evans, and Wild Birds Unlimited, West Town Shopping Center, Martinez.
Volunteers are needed to help staff the gift shop and book sales area at the Columbia County Library in Evans. For information, call Barbara Williams at (706) 863-8760.
Safe Kids of East Central Georgia provides a child safety seat inspection by appointment at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office Substation, Ronald Reagan Drive at Town Center Drive, Evans, on the second Wednesday of each month. For an appointment, call (706) 541-3970.
Reed Creek Park's Young Naturalist after-school clubs for grades K-2 and 3-5 meet once each month. For information, call (706) 210-4027.
Coast Guard Auxiliary meets
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Mi Rancho Mexican Restaurant, 4534 Washington Road, Evans. For information, call John VanOsdol at (864) 391-2170.
The Martinez-Evans Optimist Club meets at noon each Thursday at the Jones Creek Clubhouse. For information, call (706) 830-5730.
Golden Harvest Food Bank is seeking volunteers to help sort donations in the warehouse. For information, call (706) 736-1199.
Safe Kids East Central Georgia is seeking volunteers to help with events, such as car seat and bicycle checks, and to lead ongoing programs that teach safety to children and teens. Training is provided. For information, call (706) 721-7606.
Volunteer opportunities are available at the Columbia County Library in Evans. For information, call Jessica Thompson at (706) 863-1946, or e-mail email@example.com.
The Marvin United Methodist Church Clothes Closet, at the church at Wheeler and Belair Roads, is open each Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Donations are accepted on the first day of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Doctors Hospital offers a variety of classes each month. For information on all classes, call (706) 651-2450, or go to www.doctors-hospital.net.
The American Cancer Society's Augusta chapter is seeking volunteer drivers for its Road to Recovery program, which provides transportation to cancer patients. For information, call (706) 731-9900.
The Georgia Forestry Commission, Columbia County Unit, offers advice to all Columbia County residents on whether their home is in line of fire from brush or wild land fires. For information, call (706) 556-3962.
Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services offers group counseling to victims of rape, sexual assault and childhood abuse. All services are free. For information, call (706) 724-5200.
The Rotary Club of Columbia County meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the Brandon Wilde Clubhouse. For information, call president Lee Clark, (706) 863-2000.
Cancer support group
The MCG Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the mammography area, MCG Breast Health Services, first floor, MCG Medical Center. For information, call (706) 721-0246 or (706) 721-1466.
The Augusta Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church on Walton Way. For information, call (706) 432-0021.
The JDFR Family Network is available to families of children with Type 1 diabetes. For information, call (706) 733-2034.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives, SCORE, provides counseling and mentoring to business people who are starting up or expanding a business. There is no charge for services. For information, call 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday, (706) 793-9998.
Foster homes sought
Georgia SAFE Therapeutic Foster Care is seeking foster homes for at-risk children and teens. For information, call (706) 210-3435.
Golden Harvest Food Bank is seeking volunteer groups of 10-20 people, ages 13 and up, for Saturday help in sorting donated products. For information or to reserve a time, call (706) 736-1199.
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