Columbia County Young Republicans will meet 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mi Rancho, 3064 Washington Road, Augusta. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arco retiree Steve Wilson will present a program on aluminum from mining to recycling at the meeting of the Sierra Club, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3501 Walton Way Extension. For information, call Sam Booher at (706) 863-2324, or e-mail email@example.com.
Three Alzheimer's caregiver support groups meet in Columbia County.
Brandon Wilde, 4275 Owens Road: 7 p.m., third Tuesday each month. For information, call (706) 854-3519.
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.
The Marshall Family Y will hold a Veggie Extravaganza Nutrition Seminar at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The seminar is free to members, $10 to nonmembers. For information, go to www.thefamilyy.org.
The Bowling Family will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Trinity Baptist Church, 4594 Columbia Road, Martinez. Tickets cost $10 at the door, with doors opening at 6 p.m. For information, call (706) 863-1222.
Grovetown Masonic Lodge 730 will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for children's projects from 2-7 p.m. Saturday at the lodge at 211 Newmantown Road. Meals cost $6, with children 8 and younger eating for free.
Columbia County Democrats will hold their monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at Earth Fare, 368 Furys Ferry Road, Martinez. Breakfast costs $10. For information, go to www.columbia cntydemocrats.com, or call Floyd Everett at (706) 825-8314.
Local Republican candidates for office will speak at the monthly breakfast of the Columbia County Republican Party, 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Fatz Cafe in Evans. Breakfast costs $6.
A poker run to benefit Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of Americawill be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at The Pub, 4020 Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta. For information, call (706) 951-5800.
The clothes closet in the family life center at Marvin United Methodist Church, Belair at Wheeler Road, is open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clothing is free, but donations are welcome.
World Heritage Student Exchange Program is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls for the 2010-2011 school year. For information, call Kim Hines at (706) 228-4112, or go to www.world-heritage.org.
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.
MCGHealth Children's Medical Center's fifth season of Movies Under the Stars begins June 4 with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs at the Columbia County Amphitheater in Evans. Gates open at 7 p.m., and tickets cost $2 for adults, $1 for children 13-younger. Lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and coolers are welcome, and concessions are also available. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Future movies include Tooth Fairy , June 11; Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs , June 18, and Monsters vs. Aliens , June 25. For information, call (706) 721-4598, or visit mcghealth.org/movies.
The Women's Veterans Club 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 April Starks at (706) 868-5601.
The Columbia County Choral Society will present From Sea to Shining Sea, A Concert of Patriotic Music at 7:30 p.m. June 18 at First Baptist Church of Evans, Belair Road at Washington Road. Tickets cost $10, or $7 for seniors, students and groups. For information, call (706) 650-2311 go to www.ccchoralsociety.org.
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 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 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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