Local talent show
Local performers will take the stage tonight at the Columbia County Amphitheater in Evans to prove their talent.
The Columbia County Amateur Series resumes from 7-9 p.m. and will continue most Fridays through Sept. 8.
The series, based on America’s Got Talent, features 40 performers between the ages of 7 and 60 whose talents include dancing, hula-hooping and singing.
A winner is named each month and that participant will go on to compete in the September finale for the grand prize.
The Columbia County Democratic Party wants to help students get ready to head back to school.
The party is holding the Back-to-School Jam from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Park Community Center in Grovetown.
The party is sponsoring the event along with several other community organizations, including Shepeard Community Blood Center and the Family Y.
Pupils can get free school supplies, and haircuts for boys and hairdressing for girls will be provided by Augusta Technical College cosmetology students.
Other activities and services will be available, including blood pressure screening, blood donations, mortgage counseling, neighborhood banking, college recruiters and voter registration, identification and education.
Those attending the event can learn to line dance and watch stepping from area Greek organizations.
School safety fair
The Columbia County School System will hold a safety fair Saturday at Greenbrier High School.
The fair, which runs from noon to 5 p.m., features guest speakers addressing gang awareness and self-destructive behaviors, drug awareness and bullying, and juvenile laws. Separate sessions are scheduled for parents, high school students and middle school pupils.
Exhibits will focus on child safety issues including texting and driving, cyber safety, sports injury prevention, behavioral health, addiction treatment, teen illnesses and disease prevention, cyber-savvy parents, and school safety officers.