The third annual Knights of Columbus Birdhouse Sale will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road. For information, call Steve Crawford at (706) 840-1739.
Harlem Middle School's bands and chorus will hold a concert and silent auction 5-8 p.m. Thursday. For information, call (706) 556-5990.
The Augusta Chorale will present Springtime Songs: Awakening at 4 p.m. today at the Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel of Paine College, with traditional and new anthems, spirituals and gospel arrangements. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $5 for students, and are available by calling (706) 830-0991. For information, go to www.augustachorale.org.
Columbia County Democrats will hold their general monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, 2010, in the Columbia County Government Complex Auditorium in Evans. For information, call (706) 513-3400.
Gospel Water Branch Baptist Church, 703 Furys Ferry Road, will hold spring revival services at 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday with the Rev. Michael H. Baker, pastor of Greater St. Luke Baptist Church in Columbia, S.C. For information, call (706) 860-7091.
The Martinez-Evans Optimist Club will hold a free Internet safety course for parents, teachers and students 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Abilene Baptist Church, Room 200, 3817 Washington Road, Martinez.
The Columbia County Extension Service Gardening at Lunch series will be held at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday with a program on maintaining irrigation systems. A program on gardening for kids will be held June 2. For information, call county Extension Agent Charles Phillips at (706) 868-3413.
First Baptist Church of Evans, on Belair Road at Washington Road, will hold its monthly Time Out luncheon at 11:50 a.m. Thursday. Cost is $6, with reservations due by noon Tuesday by calling (706) 863-1228 or e-mailing email@example.com.
A National Day of Prayer breakfast will be held 6:30-7:15 a.m. Thursday at Harlem Baptist Church, with additional sponsorship from Damascus Baptist Church and North Columbia Church. Free breakfast will be provided by Sunshine Grill. Reservations are requested by calling (706) 556-6439 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Hospital will hold two free dinner programs at the Belair Conference Center, including a program on skin cancer, with dermatologist Avis Yount, M.D., 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, and a program on stroke with neurologist Harold McGrade, M.D., 6-7:30 p.m. May 18. Reservations are required by going to www.universityhealth.org/calendar or calling (706) 828-2502.
Gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel will be the guest speaker at 6 p.m. May 10 at the meeting of the Greater Columbia County Republican Women at Jones Creek Club House. Cost is $12, and reservations are due by Friday by e-mailing email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington Commons, in Evans, will hold a free veterans seminar at 2 p.m. Saturday with information on the Veterans Administration's Aid and Attendance benefit for wartime veterans or veterans' spouses. For information, call (706) 860-0402.
Teresa Tomeo will be the guest speaker for the fourth annual Women's Spring Conference at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Registration costs $40. For information, call Jeannine Eckert at (706) 854-0329 or Sharon Parr at (706) 860-2977.
American Legion Post 192 will receive part of the proceeds from breakfast 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at Golden Corral as a fundraiser for the Legacy Scholarship Fund. A motorcycle ride will follow the breakfast. For information, call Bill Harrigan at (706) 306-1974 or Cindy Guthrie at (706) 220-2343.
Pops Under Stars
Symphony Orchestra Augusta's annual Pops! Under the Stars will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at University Health Care System's Evans Campus, 447 N. Belair Road, Evans. Bring blankets or chairs. For information, go to www.universityhealth.org or www.soaugusta.org. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Road, Evans.
Three Alzheimer's caregiver support groups meet in Columbia County.
Morningside of Evans, 353 N. Belair Road: 11 a.m., second Saturday each month. For information, call (706) 228-4709.
Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, 5555 Hereford Farm Road: 7 p.m., second Tuesday each month. For information, call (706) 541-0085 or (706) 541-0185.
Brandon Wilde, 4275 Owens Road: 7 p.m., third Tuesday each month. For information, call (706) 854-3519.
Marshall Family Y will hold Parents Night Out for children ages 2-12 from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 per child for Family Y members, $15 for non-members with a discount for additional siblings. Register at www.thefamilyy.org.
The Augusta Children's Chorale will present its annual spring concert at 4 p.m. on Mother's Day, May 9, at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. All mothers in the audience will be eligible for door prizes, including a strand of pearls from Windsor Jewelers. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the Augusta Children's Chorale office at (706) 826-4718, at the door and through any Augusta Children's Chorale singer. For information, call Mary Liz Nolan at (706) 836-1914.
The American Red Cross will hold an instructor training class for CPR/first aid/AED from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10-13 at the Red Cross office, 1322 Ellis St., Augusta. Cost is $165. For information, call (706) 922-8484.
The Colors of Jazz series concludes at 7:30 p.m. May 13 at the Augusta Jewish Community Center in Evans with Geraldine Eisenberg. Tickets cost $10. For information, go to www.columbiacountyjazz.com.
Purina and Heartsong Animal Rescue will hold an adoption event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 15 at the Grovetown Walmart, with raffles, prizes and giveaways from Purina. A vaccination clinic, with one-year rabies vaccines available for $5, will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with other services available.
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 e-mail email@example.com.
The Marshall Family Y will hold a Veggie Extravaganza Nutrition Seminar at 7:30 p.m. May 20. The seminar is free to members, $10 to non-members. For information, go to www.thefamilyy.org.
Columbia County Democrats will hold their monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. May 22 at Earth Fare, 368 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez. Breakfast costs $10. For information, go to www.columbiacntydemocrats.com, or call Floyd Everett at (706) 825-8314.
The Columbia County Orchestra Association will hold a fundraiser sale of new and used books from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3-5 at 3309 Lloyd Paschal Road, Winfield.
The Augusta Council of Garden Clubs will hold a monthly series of gardening seminars starting June 19 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 3185 Wheeler Road. Sessions are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch included. Cost is $25 per session. For information call Judy Kirkland at (706) 556-3417, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Burke County High School Class of 1994 will hold its reunion Oct. 23. Go to bcchsclassof1994reunion.myevent.com.
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.
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 Lions Club offers financial assistance for qualifying Grovetown individuals in the purchase of eyeglasses. For information, write to Grovetown Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, Ga., 30813.
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 non-profit 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, non-profit 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 on Mental Illness 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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